Lauren Gottlieb

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Lauren Gottlieb
Lauren Gottlieb.jpg
Gottlieb at one of her private photoshoots
Born (1988-06-08) June 8, 1988 (age 32)
OccupationActress, dancer
Years active2005-present
Modelling information
Hair colourBrown
Eye colourBrown

Lauren Gottlieb (born June 8, 1988) is an American dancer and actress who works mainly in the Indian film industry.[1] She was a contestant on the third season of the reality dance competition So You Think You Can Dance and played the lead role in the 2013 Indian dance film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance. She was the runner up in the sixth season of popular Indian television dance show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa with choreographer and partner Punit Pathak in 2013. Two years later, she also judged the eighth season of the show. She has also Appeared In The Music Video Of Harrdy Sandhu "She Dance Like". In late 2019 it was revealed that she was battling depression and had taken to alcohol and prescription drug abuse for which she sought therapy in Los Angeles. [2] She is very active on social media.

Dance career[edit]

Gottlieb assisted choreographer Tyce Diorio during the second season of So You Think You Can Dance in 2004.[3][4] In 2005, Gottlieb participated in season three of So You Think You Can Dance (2005) as a contestant. She made it to the final six contestants but struck out in the end. Once the season was over, Gottlieb assisted Tyce Diorio, Tabitha and Napoleon D'umo, and Mia Michaels during seasons four, five, and six. She also traveled on the season five audition tour as the choreographer for the "choreography round" of auditions. She returned as an "All-Star" dancer for seasons seven (2010), eight (2011), and nine (2012).

Between seasons on the show, Gottlieb performed with artists such as Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Shakira, Sean Kingston, Carrie Underwood, Willow Smith, and Enrique Iglesias. She even worked with Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, and Tobey Maguire. She appeared as a dancer in the television show Glee (2009) and in the movies Disaster Movie (2008), Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009), and Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009).

Gottlieb appeared in India's version of Dancing With the Stars called Jhalak Dikhla Jaa (Season 6, 2013) and was the runner-up with choreo-partner Punit Pathak.[5][6] In 2014, she participated in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa (Season 7) with Salman Yusuff Khan as a "Challenge Setter".[7][8]

Acting career[edit]

Gottlieb's first shot at acting was on the television show Ghost Whisperer (2005). After Ghost Whisperer, she guest starred in Make It or Break It (2009), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011). Gottlieb played the lead female role in the Indian 3D dance film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2013), directed by Remo D'Souza.[9][10] Prior to filming, Gottlieb moved to India in March 2012 and spent three months learning Hindi[11] and Bollywood dance techniques. The film was shot in Mumbai where she played the role of dancer Rhea, a student of Vishnu (Prabhudheva). It featured Kay Kay Menon, and Ganesh Acharya as well as dancers Salman Yusuff Khan, Dharmesh Yelande and Punit Pathak from the television show Dance India Dance.


Film Year Role Notes
Disaster Movie 2008 Dancer
Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish 2009
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked 2011 Club Woman #2
ABCD: Any Body Can Dance 2013 Rhea
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! 2015 Herself Special appearance in song "Calcutta Kiss"
Also choreographer for song "Bach Ke Bakshy"
Welcome 2 Karachi 2015 Shazia Voiced by
Priya Raina
ABCD 2 2015 Olive
Welcome Back 2015 Herself Special appearance in song "20 20"
Ambarsariya 2016 Manpreet Kaur[12][13]
Ghoomketu 2020 Herself Special appearance
Television Year Role Notes
So You Think You Can Dance 3 2005 Contestant
Ghost Whisperer 2005 Julia
Glee 2009–2010 Dancer
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2010 Suzanne Episode: "Wild Life"
Make It or Break It 2010 Jayden Episode: "I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me"
Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 6 2013 Contestant
Bigg Boss 7 2013 Herself Guest appearance
Comedy Nights with Kapil 2014 Herself Guest appearance
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 2014 Herself Guest appearance
Comedy Classes 2015 Herself Guest appearance
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded 2015 Herself Judge
Comedy Nights Live 2016 Herself Guest appearance
Short Film
Short Film Year Role Notes
Scavenger 2018


  1. ^ "Sizzling HOT Lauren Gottlieb turns on the oomph factor with her sexy bikini pics".
  2. ^ "Lauren Gottlieb opens up on her absence from films: 'I was unhappy, turned to alcohol, prescription drugs'".
  3. ^ "'So You Think You Can Dance': A chat with Lauren Gottlieb". Los Angeles Times. July 26, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  4. ^ Adam B. Vary (July 20, 2007). "An Imperfect 10 Recap". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "Drashti Dhami beats Lauren Gottlieb, wins 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6'". News18 India. September 15, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Purva Desai (July 8, 2013). "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa's not cake walk for me: Lauren". The Times Of India. TNN. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Neha Maheshwri (July 29, 2014). "Salman Yusuff Khan to bow out of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa". The Times of India. TNN. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  8. ^ Rachana Parekh (August 23, 2014). "Are these two India's best dancers right now?". Hindustan Times. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lauren Gottlieb to star in UTV's 'ABCD". Variety. March 6, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  10. ^ Renuka Vyavahare (April 5, 2012). "Kareena, Priyanka not in league of Madhuri: Remo". Times Of India. TNN. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "One step at a time, Lauren Gottlieb". Mid Day. March 22, 2012. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Lauren Gottlieb to play a photographer in a Punjabi film". Mumbai. Indo-Asian News Service. June 13, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "Lauren Gottlieb signs Punjabi film". The Indian Express. Mumbai. February 13, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2018.

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