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Dance India Dance Season 2009 Contestants


  • Noni Sachdeva

    Noni Sachdeva

    Season: 2009
    Team: Geeta Ki Gang
    Rank: # N/A

    Young Nonie is a sweet 17-year-old from Jaipur and one of the youngest contestants of Dance India Dance Season 1. She lives with her parents, grandmother, and her sister, whom she idolizes. Nonie has about 6 months of training in Kathak but is capable of Jazz, Salsa, Classical, and Folk styles as well, including her Read more »

  • Paulson Thomas

    Paulson Thomas

    Season: 2009
    Team: Geeta Ki Gang
    Rank: # N/A

    Paulson is a super-talented 22-year-old from Bangalore. He comes from a small family, living with his parents and brother. Paulson is one of the few professionally untrained dancers, having learned from one of his friends. He charmed everyone on stage with his wonderful performances. Paulson worked hard and won the hearts of many with his Read more »

  • Mandakini Jena

    Mandakini Jena

    Season: 2009
    Team: Geeta Ki Gang
    Rank: # N/A

    Mandakini is a 24-year-old dance teacher from Delhi Public School. She comes from Orissa, where she resides with her parents, two sisters, and her brother. She has 2 years of training in Odissi, but she also enjoys other styles, such as Salsa and Hip Hop. She has a passion for dance and was absolutely thrilled Read more »

  • Jigar Ghatke

    Jigar Ghatke

    Season: 2009
    Team: Geeta Ki Gang
    Rank: # N/A

    Jigar, aged 20, came from Baroda. He comes from a closely-knit family of 5 – his parents and two sisters, one who is younger than him and one who is older. He comes from a family of hard-working, successful people, and so he too is someone who thinks big and is very self-motivated, taking whatever Read more »

  • Kiran Sutavane

    Kiran Sutavane

    Season: 2009
    Team: Terence Ki Toli
    Rank: # N/A

    Kiran is 24 year old girl from Amravathi, who came to Mumabi to pursue her passion for dancing. She and her 4 sisters were raised solely by her mom, after her father passed away when she was a little girl. She is trained in Kathak, Freestyle, Hip-Hop, and folk dances at the Poona University (where Read more »

  • Shubho Das

    Shubho Das

    Season: 2009
    Team: Terence Ki Toli
    Rank: # N/A

    Shubho is 16 year old boy form Kolkata who came to Mumbai to pursue his dream of becoming a choreographer and a dancer like his idols, Ganesh Hegde and Prabhu Deva. He comes from a family, which consists of his older brother and sister, and his parents. Despite not receiving any training in dance, Shubo Read more »

  • Rakhee Sharma

    Rakhee Sharma

    Season: 2009
    Team: Remo Ke Rangeelay
    Rank: # 12

    Rakhee is a 22 year old girl, who came to Mumbai from UK in order to pursue her interest in dancing. Her family, which consists of her sister and her parents, is originally from Amritsar. Her idol is the actress, Juhi Chawla. Despite having no training in dance at all, Rakhee, on the sole basis Read more »

  • Bhavna Purohit

    Bhavna Purohit

    Season: 2009
    Team: Remo Ke Rangeelay
    Rank: # 11

    Bhavana, a 19 year old girl from Sirohi, Rajhastan, came to Mumbai to live her dream of being part of a dancing reality show. She belongs to a family of 3 sisters, 1 brother, and her parents. She idolizes Madhuri Dixit and Hrithik Roshan. Although she was trained in Bharatanatyam for 5 years under Heeral Read more »

  • Mangesh Mondal

    Mangesh Mondal

    Season: 2009
    Team: Remo Ke Rangeelay
    Rank: # 10

    Mangesh is a 21 year old boy from Mumbai who faced many hardships in life. He only studied till 9th grade due to his family’s financial troubles. His family consists of his parents and his younger brother. Although he never had any training in dance, he had been dancing professionally for 12 years in Geeta Read more »

  • Vrushali Chavan

    Vrushali Chavan

    Season: 2009
    Team: Terence Ki Toli
    Rank: # 9

    Vrushali is a 23 year old dancer form Mumbai, who came to participate in the show to live her dream of showcasing her talent on national TV, and to learn more about the different styles of dance. She wants to be known as “Lady Hrithik.” Vrushali’s family consists of her younger sibling and her parents. Read more »

  • Mayuresh Wadkar

    Mayuresh Wadkar

    Season: 2009
    Team: Terence Ki Toli
    Rank: # 8

    Mayuresh is 23 year old guy from Mumbai, who participated in the show in the hopes of making it big as a dancer and an actor. He comes from small family consisting of his sister, and his parents. His idols include Sudha Chandran and anyone who can dance. He received his training from Terence’s Dance Read more »

  • Khushboo Purohit

    Khushboo Purohit

    Season: 2009
    Team: Remo Ke Rangeelay
    Rank: # 7

    She is a 17 year old girl from Sirohi and the sister of her teammate, Bhavana, who came to Mumbai to show her talent in dancing. She also received 5 years of training in Bharatanatyam from Heeral Dave like her sister. She idolizes Urmila Matondkar, Shakira, and Madhuri Dixit. She is known for her Shakira’s Read more »

  • Sunita Gogoi

    Sunita Gogoi

    Season: 2009
    Team: Geeta Ki Gang
    Rank: # 6

    Sunita Gogoi, dubbed “Gudiya Gogoi,” is a 17-year-old girl from Guwahati in Assam. She lives with her parents, grandmother, uncle, and her younger sister. She has training in Western and 11 years of training in Dolphin Dance. She excels in Freestyle and loves Salsa. In her time on Dance India Dance Season 1, she gave Read more »

  • Prince Gupta

    Prince Gupta

    Season: 2009
    Team: Remo Ke Rangeelay
    Rank: # 5

    Prince is a 16 year old boy who came to Mumbai from a small town called Baroda, with a dream of becoming a famous dancer/choreographer, just like his idol, Ganesh Hedge. He comes from a simple family comprised of his parents and his two younger brothers. With his 4 years of training at Pace Creators Read more »

  • Jai Kumar Nair

    Jai Kumar Nair

    Season: 2009
    Team: Terence Ki Toli
    Rank: # 4

    Jai is a 24 year old dancer from Mumbai, who participated in Dance India Dance in the hopes of making it big as a choreographer. He comes from a small family of an older brother and sister and his parents. Jai idolizes Michael Jackson, Shane Sparks, and Marthy Kundelkar. He received one year of training Read more »

  • Siddhesh Pai

    Siddhesh Pai

    Season: 2009
    Team: Geeta Ki Gang
    Rank: # 3

    Siddhesh is a talkative, energetic 25-year-old from Goa with a passion for dancing and acting. He lives with his parents and younger sister. Though Siddhesh has no formal training, he does have experience in the dance industry, having worked with Vinod Rathore, Johny Lever, Bosco-Caesar, Saroj Khan, and numerous others, appearing in “Aaja Nachle” and Read more »

  • Alisha Singh

    Alisha Singh

    Season: 2009
    Team: Terence Ki Toli
    Rank: # 2

    Alisha is a 17-year old girl from Ranchi, Jharkand, who came to Mumbai to live her dream and make in big in the industry as a dancer. She was an ordinary girl with an ordinary family, which consists of her parents, an older sister, and a younger brother. However, as soon as she stepped on Read more »

  • Muhammad Ghouse

    Muhammad Ghouse (Salman)

    Season: 2009
    Team: Remo Ke Rangeelay
    Rank: # 1

    He is 23 year old mechanical engineer from Bangalore who came to Mumbai in the hope of proving his dedication to dance. He comes from a small family of 1 brother and his parents. He idolizes his mother. He claims that his mother is the most perfect woman he has ever seen because she is Read more »