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Dharmesh Yelande

Dharmesh Yelande (born October 31, 1983) is an Indian dancer, actor and choreographer. He participated in Dance India Dance (season 2), Dance India Dance Li'l Masters(as a skipper), and Dance Ke Superstars, all of which aired on Zee TV. After his experience in these shows, he was hired by Farah Khan to choreograph the movie Tees Maar Khan.[1] He has worked in the 3D dance-based Indian film ABCD - Anybody Can Dance and its sequel ABCD 2 with Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Dhawan directed by Remo D'souza and produced by UTV Motion Pictures.[2] He runs his own dance academy in Vadodara (AKA Baroda) known as the D'virus Dance Academy.,[3] Dharmesh also worked as a dancer in Marathi movie Angarki in 2013.[4] He has been a mentor in all the three seasons of the dance reality show Dance plus along with Shakti Mohan and Punit Pathak .

Dharmesh Yelande
Born (1983-10-31) 31 October 1983 (age 33)
Baroda, Gujarat,  India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Dancer, Choreographer, Actor

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InspirationEdit

His inspiration for dance is Remo D’souza, according to his remarks in the DID audition, He says Remo Sir is also a mindblowing dancer. Whenever I meet him, it's only dance that we discuss. He's a person with such wonderful dance techniques that one is left simply wondering ‘Ki kya idea hai bhai…yeh step to dhoom macha degaa,".[5] He himself is a big inspiration to many budding dancers.

AchievementsEdit

He has won on the dance show, [6] Boogie Woogie (TV series)[5] and was first runner-up on Dance India Dance (season 2).[5] He starred in ABCD : AnyBody Can Dance, ABCD 2 and he choreographed for the movie Tees Maar Khan.

TV shows and appearancesEdit

Year Show Channel Notes
2007 Airtel Krazzy Kiya Re DD National First runner-up.
2008 Boogie Woogie (TV series) Mahayudh Sony Entertainment Television Winner.
2009–2010 Dance India Dance (season 2) Zee TV He was the most popular and most voted contestant on the show. He came first runner-up in the grand finale.
2010 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters Zee TV The 'winning' skipper/choreographer on the show. His student, Jeetumoni, won the title of li'l masters — Dance ka Baap.
2010 Comedy ka Daily Soap Sony Entertainment Television Guest performance.
2010 Zee Rishtey Awards Zee TV Guest performance
2010–2011 DID Doubles Zee TV Assisted mentor Geeta Kapoor and choreographed some of the gems from the season.
2011 Dance Ke Superstars Zee TV Part of team Jalwa(DID Season 2) as a contestant and a choreographer. His team won the show.
2011 Dhamaal Night Zee Cinema Guest performance.
2011 Just Dance Star Plus He choreographed the final performance of Hrithik Roshan and some other performances in the show.
2012 Dance Ke Superkids Zee TV Captain of Wakao (Dance India Dance Li'l Masters season 1)..
2013 MAD - Mhanje Assal Dancer Colors Marathi One of the 3 judges of the show
2015 Dance Plus Star Plus

Mentor

2016 Dance Plus 2[7] Star Plus Mentor
2017 Dance Plus 3 [8] Star Plus Mentor

Film appearancesEdit

Film choreographyEdit

Year Movie Name Notes
2010 Tees Maar Khan He choreographed the title song for Akshay Kumar.

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