Nakul Dev Mahajan

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Nakul Dev Mahajan
Born (1975-09-15) September 15, 1975 (age 40)
Agra, India
Occupation Dancer, choreographer
Years active 2003 - present
Current group NDM Dance Productions and Studios
Dances Bollywood dance

Nakul Dev Mahajan (born September 15, 1975) is an American Bollywood dancer and choreographer best known for his choreography on So You Think You Can Dance. He is the founder and artistic director of NDM Dance Productions and Studios, a Bollywood dance company based in Artesia, CA.

Early life and background[edit]

Born in Agra, India, in a Punjabi family,[1] Mahajan graduated the University of California, Riverside with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and Dance in 2002.[2]


Michelle Obama joins students for a Bollywood Dance Clinic with Nakul Dev Mahajan, in White House, November 5, 2013

In 2003, he launched the NDM Bollywood Dance Productions and Studios, the first Bollywood dance school in the U.S., which has served over 3000 students since then.[3][4]

Nakul Dev Mahajan is the first choreographer who brings Bollywood to the So You Think You Can Dance stage. His routine for Season 4 by Katee Shean and Joshua Allen spent a week atop YouTube’s “Most Viewed” list.[5] Nakul was coaching team India at the Superstars of Dance on the NBC Network and choreographed six remaining crews at the ABDCrews (season 4).[6][7][8]

Nakul Dev Mahajan is heavily influenced by classical indian dances while bringing to them Western styles like hip-hop, Latin and jazz.[9] Due to his enormous activities in promoting Bollywood dance, Nakul is widely known as “Hollywood’s Favorite Bollywood Choreographer”.[10]


  1. ^ Jaskiran Kapoor (Nov 17, 2013). "Dance Like a Man - Indian Express". Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  2. ^ "Notable Alumni - Nakul Dev Mahajan". UC Riverside Alumni Association. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  3. ^ Nakul Dev Mahajan - Bio, Retrieved on 2010-6-4.
  4. ^ Tirusha. "Desis Sure Can Dance! ", Bravura Artist, Retrieved on 2010-06-23.
  5. ^ Jones, Jen. "Nakul Dev Mahajan: The Mastermind Behind Bollywood", Dancespirit Magazine, Retrieved on 2010-6-4.
  6. ^ Parimal M. Rohit. "Team India’s Dancing Queens",, Retrieved on 2010-06-22.
  7. ^ Bracchitta, John. "NBC reveals the identities of 'Superstars of Dance's teams and judges",, Retrieved on 2010-06-22.
  8. ^ "Can The ABDCrews Learn Bollywood In A Week?", MTV Remote Control Blog, Retrieved on 2010-06-24.
  9. ^ Abramowitz, Rachel. "Cutting a red carpet", Los Angeles Times, Retrieved on 2010-6-19.
  10. ^ Parimal M. Rohit. "One-Man Bollywood Show",, Retrieved on 2010-6-4.

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