Full name: Vaibhavi Merchant
Birth date: December 17, 1976
Birth place: India
Years active: 1999-present
Spouse (s): N/A
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Vaibhavi Merchant is a renowned Indian dance choreographer. She is well known for her choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. Vaibhavi is very qualified in her field as she has received training in choreography from a reputed training center. She is also acting in cinema and can fluently speak in six languages respectively Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Telugu, Marathi, Spanish, and Punjabi.
Vaibhavi Merchant Early Life:
Vaibhavi Merchant was born on December 17, 1976, in India to Ramesh Merchant and Hridaya Merchant. Classical dance choreographer Hiralal Merchant was her grandfather. She is the niece of choreographer Chinni Prakash as well as Rekha Chinni Prakash and sister of Shruti Merchant. Her formal training on choreography started at the age of only 5 which ended at 17.
Vaibhavi Merchant Career:
Vaibhavi Merchant started her career as an assistant choreographer of her uncle Chinni Prakash in 1999. She did her first solo work for the song ‘Dhol Baaje’ in the movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam for which she won a National Film Award. Then Vaibhavi took a short break from the industry and returned with the song ‘O Ri Chhori’ in the movie Lagaan in 2011.
Then she performed ‘Kajra re….’ for Bunty Aur Babli that fetched her several awards. She continued to choreograph in several popular films like Devdas, Dhoom, Veer Zaara and Aaja Nachle. She also choreographed the Australian musical ‘The Merchants of Bollywood’ which is a musical written by Toby Gough about her family.
The famous choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant also acted in two movies. She made the film debut with the Malayalam romantic movie ‘Snehapoorvam Anna’ where she played the character of an innocent girl Anna with Nedumudi Venu in 2000. After 12 years later, Vaibhavi again appeared as a special guest in Hindi romantic film ‘Student of the Year’.
Vaibhavi Merchant is also working as a judge on some television reality shows including ‘Nach Baliye 3’, ‘Zara Nach Ke Dikha 2’ and ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 3’. The famous choreographer has got her rewards in her career winning prestigious awards including ‘National Film Award’ for Best Choreography – ‘Dholi Taaro Dhol Baaje’ in 2000, ‘IIFA Award’ for best choreography-‘Bunti aur babli’ in 2006 and ‘Aaja nachle’ in 2007.
Vaibhavi Merchant is still single and according to media, she dated director Sanjay Leela Bhansali in 2008. There was even a rumor that they got married to each other but it now seems that the couple has split.
Vaibhavi Merchant Height Weight and Body Measurement:
Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Bra size: 36B
Waist Size: 28 inches
Hip Size: 37 inches
Body measurement: 36-28-37 inches
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Black
Body Shape: Hourglass
Shoe size: 7.5