Punit Pathak

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Punit J. Pathak
Born (1986-11-01) 1 November 1986 (age 33)
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Actor
Years active2014–present

Punit J. Pathak is an Indian choreographer and film actor. He participated in Dance India Dance and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. He made his Bollywood debut with the film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2013).[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra in India. Pathak studied at Bombay Cambridge School and then attended St. Xavier's College, from where he graduated.

Career[edit]

He made his career as a dancer in the dance reality show Dance India Dance (season 2). Later he started his acting career with the 2013 Hindi film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance.[2] He has worked in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as choreographer.[3] He has judged Dance India Dance (season 5) on Zee TV. He is the mentor of the dance reality show Dance Plus (season 2 onwards).[4] He was also a choreographer in Dance Champions. In 2019, he participated in Colors TV's stunt reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 and emerged as the winner. His team performed in Isha Ambani's sangeet ceremony. He had also done choreography of IPL Finale of the same year. He later was a guest in Khatra Khatra Khatra. He will be seen in the film 'Street Dancer' in 2020.

Television[edit]

Year Show Channel Notes
2009–10 Dance India Dance 2 Zee TV 2nd Runner-up
2010-11 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 Colors TV Choreographer for Anushka Manchanda
2012 Dance India Dance 3 Zee TV Guest Performance
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 Colors TV Choreographer for Shibani Dandekar, Lauren Gottlieb and Mouni Roy respectively
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7
2015 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 8 Guest
Dance India Dance 5 Zee TV Winning Mentor
Nach Baliye 7 Star Plus Guest
2015-16 Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi Star Plus Choreographer
2016 Dance Plus 2 Captain
2017 Dil Hai Hindustani Choreographer
India Banega Manch Colors TV Choreographer
Dance Plus 3 Star Plus Winning Captain
Dance Champions Choreographer
Entertainment Ki Raat Colors TV Guest
2018-19 Dance Plus 4 Star Plus Winning Captain
2018 Dance Deewane Colors TV Guest
High Fever &TV Guest and Choreographer
Sabse Smart Kaun Star Plus Guest
Dil Hai Hindustani 2
Bigg Boss Colors TV Opening Choreography
2019 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 Colors TV Winner
The Voice India 3 Star Plus Choreography for Finale
Bharti Ka Show Web Original Guest
Khatra Khatra Khatra Colors TV Guest/Recurring
Kitchen Champion Guest
Dance Deewane 2
Nach Baliye 9 Star Plus Guest/Choreographer
Dance Plus 5 Captain

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role
2013 ABCD: Any Body Can Dance Chandu
2015 ABCD 2 Vinod (actor) / Choreographer for Chunar
2018 Nawabzaade Abhishek
2020 Street Dancer TBA

Musicals[edit]

Year Musical Notes
2017 Balle Balle - The Musical Choreographer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 winner: Punit Pathak wins the show, beats Aditya Narayan and Ridhima Pandit". 19 March 2019.
  2. ^ Tanvi Trivedi (19 August 2013). "Lauren and I are best friends now: Punit Pathak". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Jhalak Introduction Video: Lauren Gottlieb and Punit Pathak". colors.in.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Judges, Hosts, Contestants : Dance Plus 2016". Danceplus2016.com. Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.

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