Cabaret’s Richa Chadha, Happy New Year’s Deepika: Women That Rocked As Dancers In Films

After Richa's stunning performance in the ZEE5 original film, here's a list of other actresses who played dancers in films and did a stellar job.

Richa Chadha, Deepika Padukone- Actresses As Dancers In Films

It’s a given that an experience in dance is a bonus for actors working in Bollywood. Most of our films are incomplete without some song and dance, right? But it’s a whole new ball game if an actor/actress is given the responsibility of playing a dancer in a film. 

Watch Richa Chadha as dancer Rosa in Cabaret.

With a role as such, the artist must make dancing the focal point and prove his/her talent. These B-town ladies have successfully done so and showed audiences that there’s no beating them on the dance floor.  

Richa Chadha in Cabaret

Richa Chadha As Dancer Rosa In Cabaret
A still from the film

Richa is seen as Rosa, a cabaret dancer whose tragic past haunts her. This is the first time we see the actress playing a glamorous role. Though the character is out of Richa’s comfort zone, the actress’s performance speaks otherwise. Richa is convincing as Rosa and makes us believe in her story.  

Deepika Padukone in Happy New Year

Deepika Padukone In Song Lovely From Happy New Year
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It seems playing a dancer comes naturally to Deepika. While she floored the world with her gracious moves as Mastani in Bajirao Mastani, her latkas and jhatkas in Happy New Year as Mohini were proof that the actress can present any dance form effortlessly.  

Mohini is as sensuous, glamorous and it’s hard to take your eyes off her! Though Deepika is sensational throughout the film, her act in song Lovely goes down in history of amazing solo numbers. Agree?  Watch her dance here.
Shraddha Kapoor in ABCD 2

Shraddha Kapoor In Sun Saathiya From ABCD 2
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Who knew Shraddha had the moves, eh? She pleasantly surprised audiences as Vinnie in ABCD 2, also starting Varun Dhawan. Shraddha’s killer dance performance in Sun Saathiya put her on the map and this Basanti proved that she can dance!  
Anushka Sharma in Dil Dhadakne Do

Anushka Sharma In Song Swing From Dil Dhadakne Do
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Anushka’s character as Farah Ali is inspiring and liberating. She plays an aspiring dancer who goes against all odds to chase her dreams. Though Anushka isn’t seen dancing much in the film, her act in Girls Like To Swing with Priyanka Chopra was enough for us to know what the actress is capable of! Watch her dance here.
Which of these B-town ladies did you like the most? Post your thoughts in the comments section below! 

In the meantime, you can also watch ZEE5 original Abhay starring Kunal Kemmu and Sandeepa Dhar.