Punit Pathak

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Punit Pathak
Native name
Born (1987-11-01) 1 November 1987 (age 31)
Years active2010– present

Punit J Pathak is an Indian choreographer and film actor. 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.[1] He has worked in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa as choreographer.[2] 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).[3] 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.

Personal life[edit]

He was born in Mumbai, India. His mother, Vijaya Pathak is from kumaon uttrakhand and his father, Jayesh Pathak is from Gujarat. Punit studied in Xavier's College. His father is a businessman and wanted Punit being his elder son to continue his legacy but was disappointed to know that he wanted to be a dancer. But Punit's younger brother, who also wanted to be a dancer, came forward to take over his father's business and let Punit continue his dream of being a dancer.


Year Show Channel Notes
2009–10 Dance India Dance (season 2) Zee TV 2nd Runner-up
2010-11 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 4) Colors TV Choreographer
2012 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 5) Colors TV Choreographer
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 6) Colors TV Choreographer
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 7) Colors TV Choreographer
2015 Dance India Dance (season 5) Zee TV Winning Mentor
2015-16 Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi Star Plus Choreographer
2016 Dance Plus 2 Star Plus Captain
2017 Dil Hai Hindustani Star Plus Choreographer
2017 India Banega Manch Colors TV Choreographer
2017 Dance Plus 3 Star Plus Winning Captain
2017 Dance Champions Star Plus Choreographer
2018-19 Dance Plus 4 Star Plus Winning Captain
2019 Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9 Colors TV Winner
2019 Khatra Khatra Khatra Colors TV Guest


Year Film Role
2013 ABCD: Any Body Can Dance Chandu
2015 ABCD 2 Vinod
2018 Nawabzaade Abhishek
2019 Street Dancer TBA


  1. ^ Tanvi Trivedi (19 August 2013). "Lauren and I are best friends now: Punit Pathak". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Jhalak Introduction Video: Lauren Gottlieb and Punit Pathak". colors.in.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Judges, Hosts, Contestants : Dance Plus 2016". Danceplus2016.com. Archived from the original on 8 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2016.

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