Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Bollywood Belly Dancers of All Time till 2017. Bollywood has seen many stars since decades. It has nurtured talent and given rise to amazing performers and dancers. Every person who makes it to Bollywood strives to secure a place especially since the competition is really tough. To make your presence felt onscreen and attract fans, it is necessary that you stand apart from the crowd. Be it with the acting skills, comedy skills, action skills or dance skills.
With Bollywood films being filled with music and songs, you need to be a really good dancer when it comes to the top actors or actresses. Bollywood has seen a number of great dancers over ages. Belly dancing is an art that only few can learn and deliver. Though its roots are in the Middle East, belly dancing has made its way into Indian cinema and is quite popular. Many of the actresses of Bollywood have attempted belly dancing. We have enlisted the Top 10 Best Bollywood Belly Dancers of All Time.
List of Top 10 Best Bollywood Belly Dancers of All Time till 2017
Helen’s dancing skills are known to all. She is not only an exceptional dancer but a great performer as well. During her time, she was known to be the dancing diva with a very unique dancing style. Two of her most brilliant performances were in the song “O Meri Jaan Main Ne Kaha” from movie The Train and the song “Mehbooba O Mehbooba” from the movie Sholay. In the song “Mehbooba O Mehbooba” she has very gracefully danced a combination of cabaret and belly dance. She is known to be the dancing queen of Bollywood.
9. Zeenat Aman
Zeenat Aman is not only known for her sexy looks but also for her belly dancing skills. In the movie, The Great Gambler, she showed her belly dancing skills in the song “Raqqasa mera naam”. Her performance in that song won her the praise of many. Zeenat was known to be the bold actress of Indian cinema.
8. Urmila Matondkar
In the remake of Sholay, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, Urmila Matondkar very well displayed her belly dancing ability. Though the song was originally danced on by Helen, Urmila Matondkar was unique in her own sense but very well replicated the performance. Her performance was greatly appreciated.
7. Mallika Sherawat
Mallika Sherawat showed her belly dancing skills in the movie Guru, when she danced to the tunes of the Turkish inspired song “Mayya”. Apart from the costume being perfect for belly dancing, her hot moves were stole the show away. The overall effect of the performance created a wave among the viewers.
6. Malaika Arora
Malaika Arora is famous for her sensational dancing moves. She is known to be the Bollywood Item Song Girl. In the song “Chaiyya Chaiyya” she just proved that she is not only a dancer of the dance floors or stages but she has the capability of dancing anywhere even on train tops. In this song from the movie EMI, Malaika has very gracefully combine Bollywood moves with belly dancing.
5. Kareena Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor is one of the most popular Bollywood actresses. She did remarkably well in the song “Marjaani” from the movie Billu Barber where she attempted belly dancing for the first time. She surely needs to be given credit for her performance in this song. She is one of the Top 10 Best Bollywood Belly Dancers of All Time till 2017.
4. Rani Mukherjee
We all know that Rani Mukherjee is an amazing dancer, but she truly surprised the audience with her awesome belly dancing skills in the movie Aiyyaa. Sources revealed that she learnt belly dancing in just two months from her choreographer. Isn’t that something worth admiring?
3. Deepika Padukone
From her very first movie, Deepika Padukone proved that she was a great dancer. She showed that she was not far behind when it comes to belly dancing with a brilliant performance in the Arabian inspired song from the movie Happy New Year.
2. Lara Dutta
Though Lara Dutta has not worked in many of Bollywood movies, she has definitely contributed to cinema specially her belly dance steps which she performs with amazing grace, versatility and perfection. She really sizzled in her performance in the song” Saiya Hawa Ke Pairo Pe” in the movie Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost.
1. Katrina Kaif
Katrina Kaif is one of the best dancers that Bollywood has at the moment. She is so talented when it comes to dancing. In the songs “Mashallah” and “Shiela Ki Jawani” she just proved that nobody can beat her at belly dancing. Her body is just perfect for a belly dancer and she performs with such amazing grace and elegance.
These are the Top 10 Best Bollywood Belly Dancers of All Time till 2017. These listed Bollywood actresses have not only attempted belly dancing, but have done an amazing job at it. Viewers have enjoyed every bit of their belly dancing performances and highly appreciated the same. Their performances have made belly dancing even more popular in India.