Shakti Mohan

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Shakti Mohan
shakti mohan at nritya shakti calender launch 2014
Shakti Mohan.
Born October 12, 1985.
Mumbai, India
Occupation Dancer, Actress
Years active 2009–present
Height 5"9
Dances Contemporary, Bharatnatyam, Ballet

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 plays the role of Kria Ghai inDil Dosti Dance (Channel V). Shakti also co-assisted Vaibhavi Merchant for Kamli song of Dhoom 3.

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.

Academic Achievements[edit]

college name year Achievements
St. Xavier's College, Mumbai 2006 Topped Mumbai University[6]

Calendar- Shakti Mohan[edit]

2012 Nritya Shakti[7]
2013 Dancing with Gods[8]
2014 Stand Out[9]

Acheivements that make her STAND OUT[edit]

S.NO notes
1 Mumbai University Topper of her times[10]
2 Winner of Dance India Dance Season 2[11]
3 Launched own dance music video "Move" alongwith her sisters Mukti and Neeti[12]
4 Online tutorial Dance Studio Nritya Shakti[13]
5 Judged an International Dance contestant held by Lufthansa[14]
6 Indian Dancer selected to represent in BBC Colloboration[15]
7 Launched her own Dance Calendar - Nritya Shakti[16]

Cover Page[edit]

magazine name year issue notes
U'th time - India's Youth E-Magazine[17] 2012 sept-nov cover page
Gr8 Magazine[18] 2012 may cover page
Style Speak[19] 2012 december cover page


BRAND name year
Lufthansa Airlines 2013 [20]

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.[21] The responses were encouraging and well received.


Source : [22]

Shakti is a versatile and extraordinary gifted performer, highly regarded and well recognized in India. Shakti navigates easily between various western dance forms and traditional Indian dance forms, infusing each style with appropriate nuance, drama and maturity.
-Marin Leggat M.E.L.D Danceworks, New york City

As an individual, Shakti is blessed with an extremely quick grasping power, which, coupled with her intelligence, makes her a strong all rounder. Focused and very hard working, Shakti would persevere until she would get something and get it right. What is note worthy is that Shakti is always pro active, seeking options and creating them when necessary, to better a situation, or achieve higher levels of progress for herself. Moreover, her honesty and commitment toward her work is commendable.
Shakti was, is and will always remain one of my finest dancers, an exemplary student and an individual of great intelligence and skill.
-Terence Lewis Artisic Director, T.L Inc

I find Shakti Mohan to be one of the most talented and dedicated artists in her field.
-A.R Rahman Music Composer

Shakti has become an icon for dancers in India and abroad. Zee Tv team found it easy to work with Shakti because of her professional attitude towards work. Her creativity and ability to apply knowledge in dance has helped her grow internationally.
-Punit Goenka Managing Director & CEO ZEE TV

Shakti is a beautiful and talented dancer, with a nice movement quality and a great sensitivity and intelligence in her approach to dance.
-Michel Casanovas Contemporary Dance teacher ,France

Shakti Mohan is one of the most talented young dancer and choreographer of her generation in the world.
-Luke McMahon Director, Collaboration Culture BBC World

Television Show Role Channel
Dil Dosti Dance (2011-2012), (2013- 2014) Kria Ghai — Lead Actress with Kunwar Amar Channel V India
Dance India Dance (season 2) Winner , awarded as the best dancing jodi with Kunwar Amar Zee TV
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 7) Contestant Colors Tv
Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan Contestant Imagine TV
Ram Milaye Jodi Special Appearance as Sonia Zee TV
Punar Vivah Special Appearance as Shakti Mohan Zee TV
Main Lakshmi Tere Aangan Ki Special Appearance as Shakti Mohan Zee TV
Ek Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai Special Appearance as Kriya Star Plus
Channel V Footloose Special Appearance as Shakti Mohan with Kunwar Amar Channel V India
India's Dancing Superstar Special Appearance as Shakti Mohan Star Plus
Dance India Dance Super Moms Special Appearance as Shakti Mohan Zee TV
Dance India Dance (season 3) Special Appearance as Shakti Mohan Zee TV
boogie woogie Special Appearance as Shakti Mohan Sony Tv
no more kamzor Special Appearance as Shakti Mohan Star Plus
jashn-e-azaadi with Comedy Nights with Kapil Special Appearance as Shakti Mohan Colors Tv


Year Film/Album Role Language Notes
2010 high school musical 2- hindi version Hindi appeared in song "all for one"
2010 Tees Maar Khan Hindi appeared in title song "Tees Maar Khan"
2012 Rowdy Rathore Hindi appeared in item song "Aa Re Pritam Pyaare"
2012 Sukoon Hindi album by vaishali made
2013 Dhoom 3 assistant choreographer Hindi song - Kamli
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 campaign "MOVE WITH US"

She has featured in an Advertisement for APPLE iPad Air


  1. ^ "Shakti Mohan wins Dance India Dance 2". 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". Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  4. ^ Tags: (2011-05-30). "I always wanted to become an IAS officer : Shakti Mohan". Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
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