Dharmesh Yelande

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Dharmesh Yelande(D)
Born (1983-10-31) 31 October 1983 (age 34)
Baroda, Gujarat,  India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Dancer, Choreographer, Actor

Dharmesh Yelande (born October 31, 1983) participated in Dance India Dance (season 2), Dance India Dance Li'l Masters(as a skipper), and Dance Ke Superstars, all of which aired on Zee TV. After his experience in these shows, he was hired by Farah Khan to choreograph the movie Tees Maar Khan.[1] He has worked in the 3D dance-based Indian film ABCD - Anybody Can Dance and its sequel ABCD 2 with Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Dhawan directed by Remo D'souza and produced by UTV Motion Pictures.[2] He runs his own dance academy in Vadodara known as the D'virus Dance Academy.,[3] Dharmesh also worked as a dancer in Marathi movie Angarki in 2013.[4]. He has worked in the film banjo opposite Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri. He has been a mentor in all the three seasons of the dance reality show Dance plus along with Shakti Mohan and Sumeet Nagdev (season 1), Punit Pathak (from 2nd season) .


His inspiration for dance is Remo D’souza, according to his remarks in the DID audition, he says, "Remo Sir is also a mindblowing dancer. Whenever I meet him, it's only dance that we discuss. He's a person with such wonderful dance techniques that one is left simply wondering ‘Ki kya idea hai bhai, yeh step to dhoom macha dega".[5] He himself is a big inspiration to many budding dancers.


He has won on the dance show,[6] Boogie Woogie (TV series)[5] and was first runner-up on Dance India Dance (season 2).[5] He starred in ABCD : AnyBody Can Dance, ABCD 2 and he choreographed for the movie Tees Maar Khan.

TV shows and appearances[edit]

Year Show Channel Notes
2007 Airtel Krazzy Kiya Re DD National Runner-up
2008 Boogie Woogie (TV series) Mahayudh Sony Entertainment Television Winner.
2009–2010 Dance India Dance (season 2) Zee TV Runner-up
2010 Dance India Dance Li'l Masters Zee TV Jeetumoni (Team Dharmesh)
2010 Comedy ka Daily Soap Sony Entertainment Television Guest performance.
2010 Zee Rishtey Awards Zee TV Guest performance
2010–2011 DID Doubles Zee TV Assisted mentor Geeta Kapoor and choreographed some of the gems from the season.
2011 Dance Ke Superstars Zee TV Winner of the show.
2011 Dhamaal Night Zee Cinema Guest performance.
2011 Just Dance Star Plus He choreographed the final performance of Hrithik Roshan and some other performances in the show.
2012 Dance Ke Superkids Zee TV Captain of Wakao (Dance India Dance Li'l Masters season 1)..
2013 MAD - Mhanje Assal Dancer Colors Marathi One of the 3 judges of the show
2015 Dance Plus Star Plus Winning Mentor
2016 Dance Plus 2[7] Star Plus Winning Mentor
2017 Dance Plus 3[8] Star Plus Mentor

Film appearances[edit]

Year Movie Role Notes
2013 ABCD : Any Body Can Dance D Lead role with Prabhu Deva, Kay Kay Menon, Ganesh Acharya, Punit Pathak,

Salman Yusuff Khan, Lauren Gottlieb.

2015 ABCD 2 Dharmesh/D Lead role with Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhu Deva, Punit Pathak,

Lauren Gottlieb, Raghav Juyal.

2016 Banjo (2016 film) Drumer with Riteish Deshmukh
2018 Nawabzaade Salim with Punit Pathak and Raghav Juyal

Film choreography[edit]

Year Movie Name Notes
2010 Tees Maar Khan He choreographed the title song for Akshay Kumar.


  1. ^ "Dharmesh Yelande — works". IMDb. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
  2. ^ "DUTV signs reality show talents for 3D dance film". Thaindian. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  3. ^ "D'virus Academy". Blogger. Retrieved 2011-07-14.
  4. ^ http://www.bollywoodsamay.com/2016/07/%E0%A4%A7%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%AE%E0%A5%87%E0%A4%B6-%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%87%E0%A4%B2%E0%A5%87%E0%A4%A8%E0%A4%A1%E0%A5%87-%E0%A4%95%E0%A5%80-%E0%A4%9C%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%A8%E0%A5%80/
  5. ^ a b c "Dharmesh Yelande Biography". spellceleb.com. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
  6. ^ "We're not celebrities, we're still locals: Dharmesh, Raghav". timesofindia.indiatimes.com.
  7. ^ "Judges, Hosts, Contestants : Dance Plus 2016". Danceplus2016.com.
  8. ^ "Dancing legend Govinda steals the show with his latka jhatka on Dance Plus 3. See photos". indianexpress.com.

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