Geeta Kapoor at the launch of Dance India Dance
5 July 1973 |
|Occupation||choreographer, reality television judge|
Geeta Kapoor started her career when she joined the troupe of noted Bollywood choreographer Farah Khan at 15 years old. She later assisted Farah Khan in many films, including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Mohabbatein, Kal Ho Na Ho, Main Hoon Na, and Om Shanti Om, and the musical Bombay Dreams (2004). She led choreography in many Bollywood films, including Fiza (2000), Asoka (2001), Saathiya (2002), Heyy Babyy (2007), Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (2008), Aladin (2009), Tees Maar Khan's Sheila Ki Jawani' (2010), Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (2011), and Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012). Geeta Kapoor has also choreographed award ceremonies and concerts like Temptation Reloaded, and has also choreographed the opening ceremony of Pepsi IPL 2013 .
Starting out as a secondary background dancer in many song sequences (such as the song 'Dum Tara' of Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, 'Tujhe Yaad Na Meri Aaye' from the movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, and 'Gori Gori' from Main Hoon Na), using a mix of classical and modern dance moves. Starting in the late 1990s she performed in movies such as Nayak. She also appeared in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.
Kapoor made her television debut with the reality show Dance India Dance on Zee TV in 2008, with co-judges choreographers Terrence Lewis and Remo D'Souza. Mithun Chakrabarty was the grand master. She trained a group which was called Geeta Ki Gang.
In 2009, she appeared on the Season 2 of Dance India Dance, along with choreographers Terrence Lewis and Remo D'Souza as judges and mentors. They trained 18 contestants in dance forms like ballet, acrobatics, mid-air dancing, contemporary, Bollywood and hip-hop.
Next she made a special appearance in the show DID Lil Masters, in which her mentor Farah Khan and Sandip Soparkar were the judges, during auditions as well as in a special episode. She also acted as the judge of DID Doubles along with choreographers Marzi Pestonji and Rajiv Surti. Kapoor, Terrence Lewis, and Remo D'Souza judged the third season of the highly acclaimed show Dance India Dance. In 2012, she was seen judging the second season of DID Lil Masters along with Marzi Pestonji. Kapoor was last seen as a judge of Dance Ke Superkids along with her own mentor Farah Khan and Marzi.
Geeta Kapoor was surrounded in controversy when she was arrested and released on bail after being arrested under IPC Sections 279 (rash driving) and 338 (causing grievous hurt). She hit a stationary biker with her car fracturing the bikers leg on March 11, 2015.
|2009||Dance India Dance||Herself||Reality Show-Judge, Mentor and Choreographer||Zee TV|
|2010||Dance India Dance||Herself||Reality Show-Judge, Mentor and Choreographer||Zee TV|
|2010||DID Li'l Masters (season 1)||Herself||Reality Show-Judge During Auditions and Special Appearance||Zee TV|
|2011||DID Doubles||Herself||Reality Show-Judge,Mentor and Choreographer||Zee TV|
|2010||Dance Ke Superstars||Herself||Reality Show-Special Appearance||Zee TV|
|2011||Dance India Dance||Herself||Reality Show-Judge,Mentor and Choreographer||Zee TV|
|2012||DID Li'l Masters (season 2)||Herself||Reality Show-Judge||Zee TV|
|2012||Dance Ke Superkids||Herself||Reality Show-Judge||Zee TV|
|2013||India's Dancing Superstar||Herself||Reality Show-Judge||STAR Plus|
|2013||DID Dance Ka Tashan||Herself||Reality Show-Judge||Zee TV|
|2014||DID Li'l Masters ( season 3 )||Herself||Reality Show-Judge||Zee TV|
|2015||Dance India Dance Super Mom Season 2||Herself||Reality Show-Judge||Zee TV|
- "'Geeta outshone Sarojji's choreography'". MiD DAY. 18 April 2009.
- Kaur, Ravneet (20 March 2009). "Geeta Kapoor makes you dance!". The Times of India.
- PLANET BOLLYWOOD Glittering excess rules in Broadway's new 'Bombay Dreams' New York Daily News, 25 April 2004.
- Dance India Dance, Watch Geeta Kapur Being Honored in April 18 Episode
- Saltz, Rachel. "Geeta Kapoor". New York Times.
- Bhirani, Radhika (31 December 2009). "The reality of the small screen". The Times of India.