Vaibhavi Merchant-Biography, Career, Award and Net Worth
Vaibhavi Merchant is an Indian dance choreographer who is famous for her work in Indian Cinema. She came into the limelight from the movie Lagaan’s song “O Rey Chhori” featuring Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh. She is one of the leading and influential choreographers in the Bollywood industry.
Born on 17th December 1975, Mumbai, India, she has worked in movies such as “Devdas”, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” and “Befikre” along with Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Lara Dutta. The National Film Award winner choreographer Vaibhavi most memorable works are “Dholi Taaro Dhol Baaje”, “Kajra Re” and “Nashe Se Chadh Gayi”.
Vaibhavi Merchant ‘s Early Life and Relationship
Miss Merchant was born to Ramesh Merchant and Hridaya Merchant. She grew up in Mumbai with her younger sister Shruti Merchant, a choreographer by profession. She is a granddaughter of choreographer B. Hiralal.
Vaibhavi has a height of 5’4″ and weight of 152 pounds. This Sagittarian choreographer is of Indian origin and practices Hinduism. Since her childhood, she has been passionate about dancing and later pursue her career in the same. She is profilic in Bharatnatyam, Kathak, and Western Classical dance form.
Vaibhavi was engaged to Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But, due to certain reason, they canceled the engagement. Now, she is leading a single life and enjoying her career.
Vaibhavi Merchant ‘s Career
Vaibhavi started her career as an assistant to her uncle Chinni Prakash. She started her career as a choreographer from the song “Dhol Baaje” in the movie “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”, starring Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai. She worked in many movies such as “Devdas”, “Dhoom” and “Swades”.
One of her popular choreographed dance is “Kajra Re” from the movie “Bunty Aur Babli” in the year 2005. She made her acting debut from Malayalam movie “Snehapoorvam Anna” and has a special appearance in Karan Johar’s directed movie “Student of the Year” in the song “Disco Deewane”.
Apart from her acting and choreography, she has been part of several dancing reality shows such as “Nach Baliye 3” and “Jhalak Dekhhla Jaa Season 3”. She was last seen in “Just Dance” along with Hrithik Roshan and Farah Khan. Moreover, her recent works include “Sultan”, “Ok Jaanu”, “Befikre”, “Sultan” and “Fan”.
Vaibhavi Merchant ‘s Award and Achievement
Vaibhavi has received many awards and recognitions for her work in the B-town. She has won American Choreography Awards, National Film Awards, IIFA Awards, and many other awards for Best Choreography.She has also choreographed the Australian music “The Merchants of Bollywood” which was written by Toby Gough. The music represented the history of the Bollywood film industry, including her grandparents Hiralalji Merchant.
Vaibhavi Merchant ‘s Net Worth
Vaibhavi is one of the well-known faces in the Bollywood world. She charges around 25-50 lakh INR per song. Though, there is no exact figure to explain her net worth, she is enjoying in million, which she earned from her career in choreography and reality shows.
Vaibhavi Merchant is living a comfortable life in Mumbai and owns a stylish Audi car. Besides dancing, her hobbies include travelling and reading. Among many Bollywood actresses, her favorite are Rani Mukherjee and Katrina Kaif.