Shakti Mohan

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Shakti Mohan
Born (1985-10-12) 12 October 1985 (age 28)[clarification needed]
Mumbai, India
Occupation Dancer
Years active 2009–present
Height 5"9
Dances Contemporary, Bharatnatyam

Shakti Mohan is a contemporary dancer from India. She was the winner of Zee TV's dance reality show Dance India Dance's season 2. Shakti also won a cash prize of Rs.50 lakh from Zee TV and a Suzuki Wagon R.[1] Shakti has a brief appearance in the video for the title song of the movie Tees Maar Khan, and in the movie Rowdy Rathore she has a main appearance in its item song "Aa Re Pritam Pyaare" .[2] She played the role of Kria Ghai in Dil Dosti Dance (Channel V).

Personal life[edit]

She is daughter of Brijmohan and Kusum, has three sisters, Neeti Mohan, Mukti Mohan, and Kriti.[3] Mohan is originally from Delhi but has lived in Mumbai since 2006. She studied at Birla Balika Vidyapeeth, a boarding school, and has an MA in Political Science from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. She was planning to become an IAS officer[4] before her appearance on Dance India Dance. She graduated with a diploma in dance from Terence Lewis Dance Foundation Scholarship Trust in 2009.[5] Mohan injured her leg in an accident as a child, and was told she would never be able to walk again. However, with the support and encouragement of her family and friends, she began to walk, and to dance as well.

Her sister Neeti Mohan was winner of Channel [V] Popstars 2 - AASMA. She has also appeared in Imtiaz Ali's film Socha Na Tha. Recently, she was a participant on Star Plus' singing show. While her other sister, Mukti Mohan participated in Star Plus's dance reality show Zara Nachke Dikha and was the winner of Comedy Circus Ka Jadoo. Mukti Mohan is a regular face in television adverts.

Live Performances[edit]

BBC's Collaboration Culture project (2012)[edit]

A four minute Live Dance performance for BBC's Collaboration Culture project on the music written by famous Arab-American composer Mohammed Fairouz, and played by the American String Quartet and renowned clarinet player David Krakauer, debuted at Manhattan School of Music.[6] The responses were encouraging and well received.

Television appearances[edit]

Television Show Role
Dil Dosti Dance (2011-2012), (2013- 2014) Kria Ghai — Leading Actress with (Kunwar Amar)
Dance India Dance Winner
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 7) Contestant

Filmography[edit]

Films
Year Film Role Language Notes
2010 Tees Maar Khan Hindi appeared in title song "Tees Maar Khan"
2012 Rowdy Rathore Hindi appeared in item song "Aa Re Pritam Pyaare"
2014 Kaanchi Hindi appeared in item song "Kambal Ke Neeche"
2014 Samrat & Co Hindi appeared in item song "Tequila Wakila"

International Achievements[edit]

Shakti Mohan was the first Indian to be chosen by the Worldwide BBC Collaboration Culture.

Shakti Mohan was Face of an International Germany based Airline. Largest carrier of Europe, Lufthansa Airlines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shakti Mohan wins Dance India Dance 2". Movies.ndtv.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  2. ^ "Shakti Mohan in Tees Maar Khan". Hindustan Times. 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ Tags: (2011-04-12). "The Mohan sisters are on a roll". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  4. ^ Tags: (2011-05-30). "I always wanted to become an IAS officer : Shakti Mohan". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  5. ^ '+src+'. "Dance India Dance 2: Shakti Mohan clinches first spot with her Fusion Dance". Infocera.com. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  6. ^ "Collaboration three: Shakti and Mohammed's work revealed". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-07-12.