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From Shahid Kapoor to Pankaj Tripathi, celebs who started off as Background Dancers

Bollywood celebrities need not only incredible acting skills but also various talents like driving, swimming, dancing, etc to become successful actors or actresses. Dancing skills are necessary for every actor as every movie contains five to six dancing scenes. Many Bollywood celebrities have struggled long and hard to reach where they are today and maintain their place in the industry. There have been famous and successful Bollywood celebrities started their journey as background dancers and made their way to the top. These are the celebrities who started off as background dancers :

From Shahid Kapoor to Pankaj Tripathi, celebs who started off as Background Dancers

1) Sushant Singh Rajput – The late actor was a pupil at Shamak Davar’s Dance Academy and was one of the background dancers in the title track of ‘Dhoom 2’. He was an incredible dancer who deserved the transition from a background dancer to an actor.

2) Ranveer Singh – This actor’s journey to stardom and fame was arduous but he succeeded due to his work ethic and incredible acting skills. He was first seen dancing in the song ‘It’s Magic’ from ‘Koi Mil Gaya’ and the song ‘Bole Chudiyan’ from ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam’.

3) Arshad Warsi – He initially worked as a choreographer in the film industry. He was also the background dancer who performed in the song ‘Help Me’ in the movie ‘Aag Se Khelenge’.

4) Shahid Kapoor – He started out as a struggling artist in Bollywood and his path to fame and success was not free of difficulties. He was seen in many advertisements, music videos and movies as a background dancer at the beginning of his career. He was seen in various songs in movies such as ‘Taal’ and ‘Dil Toh Pagal Hai’.

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