Isha Sharvani

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Isha Sharvani
Isha sharwani at the premiere of 'David'.jpg
Isha Sharwani at the premiere of 'David', 2013
Born (1984-09-29) September 29, 1984 (age 29)
Gujarat, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Indian Contemporary Dancer, Actress
Years active 2005-present
Website
www.ishasharvani.com

Isha Sharvani (born 29 September 1984 in Gujarat, India) is an Indian Contemporary dancer and actress. She is known for her stylistic Indian contemporary and aerial dance performances. She has also starred in some Bollywood and other Indian films.

Early life[edit]

Isha was born on 29 September 1984 in Gujarat,India. She has lived in Ahmedabad, from where she moved to different places like, Delhi, Orissa, Vrindavan[1] and Bangalore, before settling down in Trivandrum.

Isha's parents founded an arts school called Academy for Art Research, Training and Innovation (AARTI) in Trivandrum, Kerala[2] where she lived for 13–14 years. At the age of thirteen, she began formal learning in dance from her mother Daksha Sheth at her dance school and learned Kalaripayattu, Kathak and Chhau dance as well as giving performances in twenty-two countries over last seven years.[3]

According to an interview with India Daily, Isha stated she "lived a different life poles apart from the film industry. For 11 years I have been training eight to 10 hours a day in a very disciplined atmosphere where there is no distinction between boys and girls. I was not supposed to cry over a clipped nail. Beyond stage even my wardrobe has mostly unisexual dresses, jeans and T-shirts" She is a trained Malkam dancer a part of folk dance.[4]

Career[edit]

Isha never gave acting in Bollywood too much priority, until she was spotted by Subhash Ghai who required someone with talented dancing skills to perform in his movie Kisna (2005). He offered her a main role in the film opposite Vivek Oberoi.[3] The film did not do well but her dance performances were appreciated. She was also the dancer opposite Hritik Roshan in the Parle Hide & Seek commercial, performing a much appreciated dance duet with Hritik.

Since then she has continued her dance performances on stage, as well as signing for several additional movies which were released in 2006 and 2007. She appeared as a female lead in the Hindi comedy Darwaza Bandh Rakho in 2006.

She is currently the lead dancer in the Daksha Sheth Dance Company, and has performed in front of live audiences throughout the world, including Mumbai, London, Perth and Muscat.[5]

Isha joined the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 5 as a participant which was aired on Colors TV. She was much appreciated for her dance performances in the show.[6]

In 2013, she played the titular role as a housebreaker in the Malayalam short film Esha, a part of the anthology 5 Sundarikal.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Language Notes
2005 Kisna: The Warrior Poet Lakshmi Hindi
2006 Darwaza Bandh Rakho Isha Taneja Hindi
2006 Rocky: The Rebel Neha Mathur Hindi
2006 Good Boy, Bad Boy Rashmi D. Awasthi Hindi
2008 U, Me aur Hum Natasha 'Nutty' Hindi
2009 Luck by Chance Nikki Walia Hindi
2012 Maattrraan Tamil Special appearance in song "Theeyae Theeyae"
2013 David Roma Hindi
2013 David Tamil
2013 5 Sundarikal Esha Malayalam (Segment: Esha)
2014 Iyobinte Pustakam Malayalam Filming

Reality television[edit]

As contestant
Year Show Standing
2012
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5
In the top 3
Withdrew due to injury
on September 29, 2012

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