Sandip Soparrkar

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Sandip Soparrkar
Born (1964-10-06) 6 October 1964 (age 56)
OccupationBallroom dancer
Spouse(s)Jesse Randhawa Divorced

Sandip Soparrkar (born 6 October 1964) is an Indian Latin and ballroom dancer, Bollywood choreographer, actor, columnist, Radio Jockey and a Ted X speaker, who holds a doctorate in World Mythology Folklore from Pacifica Graduate Institute United States and also an Honorary Doctorate in Performing arts from The National American University. He has been honoured with 3 National Excellence Awards and 1 National Achievement Award by the Government of India and he is also the recipient of the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for Social Achievement.[1][2]

He founded "India Dance Week", which combines Indian and international dance.[3] He has also become a philanthropist with this Worldwide initiative "Dance for a Cause" where he uses dance, drama and music as a medium to raise awareness of various social issues in the society. At the British House of Commons, World Book of Records / Indo-British Cultural forum honored Soparrkar with the title of "Ballroom Dance Jewel".[4] He is the only dancer choreographer of India who has a postage stamp issued by the Bhutan Government with his picture and with the logo of his worldwide initiative 'Dance for a Cause'.[5][6] and the first dancer choreographer to receive the Rabindranath Tagore Social Achievement Prize for is much appreiciated 'Dance for a Cause' initiative.

Apart from that he is the only Indian dancer and choreographer who has the honour of having two miniature dancing replica dolls of his by India Fine Arts Council (IFAC) and My Cute Mini for his extraordinary work in the field of dance and social work.[7]

He is the Chairperson of India Fine Art Council (IFAC) and extensively promotes artists from all fields.[8][9][10] He has been bestowed with the title of ‘The World Peace Ambassador’ by The World Peacekeepers Movement. He is the first Indian to be certified by the Ballroom Dance Training School, Bonn, Germany and has been honoured with the National Achievement Award[11] and with three National Excellence Awards[12][13] by the Government of India. He is also a recipient of the Prestigious Shakti Samman in a form of a Sword by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.[14]

The Government of United States of American along with Lions Club International honoured Sandip with the 'Visionary Award' for developing a Ballroom dance program for the blind.[15] He is the first Indian Dance choreographer who was invited to the United Nations Headquarters in New York city to conduct a dance session for the United Nations Staff through the United Nations Staff Recreation Council (UNSRC) and Society for Promotion of Indian Culture and Experience (SPICE). He has also been honoured twice by Mr. Thomas Lankey, honourable Mayor of Edison, New Jersey, United States of America with a Proclamation citation regarding his initiative 'Dance for a Cause', the Proclamation was handed over to him by Honourable Minister Mr. Antonio Sabas and his wife Mrs. Megumi N Sabas. Highest State honour was given to Sandip by The State of New Jersey, USA in form of an 'Assembly Resolution' by New Jersey General Assembly, USA. The renowned 'Dance Today' Magazine, USA, rates Sandip as one of the '100 most influential dancers in the world'. In the history of any Bollywood film magazine Soparrkar is the first dancer Choreographer to grace a cover of a Bollywood Magazine – Films Today[16]

Worldwide popularity of Soparrkar grew manifolds when international luxury watch brand Rolex appointed him as their 'Indian Youth Icon' and gifted him with their timeless masterpiece.[17][18] His debut film as an actor 'I Am Not a Pornstar Nazar Sambhal Ke - Mind you Gaze' sensational poster was released at the prestigious World Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA amidst Hollywood icons [19]

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles have written personal letters of appreciation to Sandip Soparrkar for promoting ballroom and Latin dance culture in India. He was the first Indian to be invited to judge the Asian Latin & Ballroom Dance Championship held at Colombo where 32 countries took part with 78 competitive dances. He is the first Indian who was invited to be on the jury of Sharm Shaikh International theatre festival for the youth, Egypt, along with other top theatre personalities from all over the world [20] Soparrkar is a noted contributor to The Asian Age[21][22][23][24] and Afternoon Voice[25][26][27] newspapers.

His Radio Show in India on Radio Nasha, Radio One and Fever FM titled 'Aao Twist Karein with RJ Sandip Soparrkar' received the World Book of Records (WBR) London, UK certification as the world's first radio dance show. Apart from that he is also Nominated as the 'Goodwill Ambassador' for World Book of Records USA.

Soparrkar is also one of the Board of Directors of the prestigious International Business School Washington (IBSW) which has its branches in The United States of America, France and India.[28]

Early life and training[edit]

Sandip was born in Bhopal, second of the two children to Col Ajay Kumar and Rani Soparkar. He is half Gujarati and half South Indian.[29] He belongs to a very illustrious family, his great grandfather Dr. M.B Soparkar had the honour of being the personal doctor to Mahatma Gandhi, Vallabhbhai Patel and Morarji Desai. His maternal great grand father Raibahadur Srinivaslu Naidu was given the title of Member of British Empire (MBE) and was the first Indian conservator forest officer during the British times. His grandfather Dr. K.M Soparkar was the first gynecologists' in the Indian Army and His maternal uncle Lieutenant General M.L Naidu has been bestowed with many accolades such as Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Yudh Seva Medal (YSM) from the Government of India. His another maternal uncle Mr. Anil Koshti has been given the title of Member of The British Empire (MBE). He is also the nephew of the celebrated Indian film actress Padmashri Vyjayanthimala Bali and the legendary dancer and Member of Parliament Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh address him as her 'Dancing Son'. His sister in law Flight Lieutenant Namrita Chandi Naidu was the first woman pilot to land a chopper at 18,000 ft high helipad in Siachen Glacier. His maternal great great great grandfather Muthuswamy Naidu was a well known freedom fighter who was sent to Cellular jail (Kala Pani) and was hanged in 1907 by the British Raj during India's freedom fight.

He started his career as a hotel management graduate. He completed his specialization in world cuisine and started working as a cook. At the same time, he started learning Latin and ballroom dances. When he choreographed for the award-winning film Zubeidaa in 2001, he decided to take up dancing as his career option.[30] In 2007, he was unmarried and yet adopted a child named Arjun.[31]

His father Col Ajay Kumar Soparkar is in the Indian Army and mother Rani Soparkar is a teacher. He travelled all over the world while he studied dance to gain more knowledge about the authenticity of various dance forms. He holds a Hotel Management Degree, a master's degree in Business Management from the Symbiosis Institute, a PhD in World Mythology folklore from the Pacifica Graduate Institute, California and an honorary doctorate in performing arts (Fine arts) from National American University, making him one of the most highly educated Ballroom Dancers in the World.

He married Indian super model and actress Jesse Randhawa in 2009 but they separated in 2016.[32]


In 2014, Soparrkar along with his wife Jesse Randhawa represented India at the Cannes Film Festival in France.[33][34] The duo also performed at the International Marathi Film Festival Award (IMFFA) held in Hong Kong.[35] As "The Indian Ambassador of Dance" Sandip also represented India's dance community at the Madrid International Film Festival,[36] the St Tropez International Film Festival,[37] the Berlin International Film Festival,[38] the Nice International Film Festival,[39] the Global Film Festival,[40] and the World Film Festival.[41]

In 2015, Soparrkar starred alongside Bollywood actors Raveena Tandon and Tiger Shroff in "India Dance Week".[42][3] The later editions of it attracted guests such as Govinda, Helen and Bappi Lahiri.[43][44]

Soparrkar was named the cause ambassador for adoption in India by Catalyst of Social Action (CSA).[45] He is also the brand ambassador for the rubix cube sport in India[46] and face of American NGO "Miracle Foundation"[47] which helps Indian orphanages. Due to his interest in singing, the Karaoke World Championship made Soparrkar an ambassador for this as well.[48]

Magazines featuring Soparrkar on the cover include India Today, Femina, Citadel, Brunch, World Luxury, Sun (London), Luxurious Life (USA), Alta Moda (France), Truly Asia (Nepal), ArtScape (India’s first dance magazine), Graphiti, Good Homes and Living, Ferns, Fins and Feathers, Vibrant Events, Aaj Ki Delhi, Re Vista, WOW, Revista, Mystique, Unique You, Just Urbane, Debut Life, Alta Moda (India), Style (USA) and Swag (USA).[citation needed], BE Reality[citation needed], B'Youtiful,[49] WOW and many more. He has been featured on the cover of Robert H Cherny's best seller book Second Tango. He has also shared his recipes in The Vegan Kitchen: Bollywood Style! and My favourite Dish, cook books by Anuradha Sawhney.

Colombian singer Shakira,[50] American singers Madonna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears,[51][52][53] and soccer player Diego Madarona[54][55] have all taken dance instruction from Soparrkar. Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan, Ameesha Patel, Dino Morea, Kajol, Tabu, Manisha Koirala, Sonam Kapoor, Neha Dhupai and Priyanka Chopra have also been his students.[56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63]

Bollywood went crazy for Sandip when he broke all stereo type and was featured on the cover of the prestigious Bollywood magazine 'Films Today' in its July 2018 cover [64] the cover was shot at New Jersey Gardens in USA and was designed by renowned Indian fashion designer Chhaya Gandhi. It was the very first time in the history of any film magazine that a dancer choreographer had graced its cover. Being the first to get featured on a Bollywood magazine cover got Soparrkar the tag of being the 'Poster Boy' of the Dance World.

As a celebrated dancer and choreographer he has walked as the showstopper for many renowned Indian and international designer like Neeta Lulla, Padmashree Wendell Rodricks, Rina Dhaka, Sanjana Jon, Rohit K Verma, Deepak Shah, Gulam Ali, Dhruv Sehgal, Mehraab, Maheka Mirpuri, Shruti Mahesh, Chhaya Gandhi and more.

The nibble footed dancer has inspired many artists with his impeccable dance moves and style, renowned painter and photographer Benoy Roy painted tango inspired live size paintings of Soparrkar along with his dance partners Jesse Randhawa and Dipannita Sharma. Highly inspired by the lord Shiva look of Soparrkar well known Indian artist Nilesh Auti painted Soparrkar. Painter and designer Debabrata Pal too painted Soparrkar and actress Hema Malini live during their show Namami Gange in their Lord Shiva and Ganga look.


Soparrkar's personal life came into international spotlight when the German Daily publication reported that he had a son out of wedlock with his German girlfriend. The woman filed a claim that custody of the child should have gone to Soparrkar.[citation needed]

As Soparrkar was the brand ambassador for adoptions in India, as well as the first single man in India to adopt, it is believed that he inspired his student Madonna to adopt an Indian baby.[65][66][67]

After Soparrkar choreographed Britney Spears's hit single Womanizer in 2008 international media went into a frizzy talking about their affair which lasted just for few weeks [68][69]

He drew criticism when he declined to perform at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace in 2009.[70][71][72]

The creative dancer choreographer mixed live Bihu music and song and danced the traditional Brazilian Samba to it. Little did he realise that this fusion dance which he created did not go down well with a few cultural organisations in Assam. There were people on the streets asking for an apology from the organisers and the choreographer for hurting and insulting Assamese culture with such a fusion. The local people ripped the Samba-Bihu Fusion apart calling it Bollywood dance and saying it was disrespectful to the North East Indian culture. The controversy and anger of people grew even more when Sandip Soparrkar refused to give an apology for what he had created. Sandip Soparrkar said "My dance was a blend of authentic Bihu Music and traditional Samba dance, i did not change the bihu music to fit samba dance nor did I change samba dance to fit into bihu music, they both were used in its pure form, they just blended in so well, it was not a bollywood dance at all like some people are saying." [73]

Soparrkar is known to have a very colourful life with many gorgeous ladies walking in and out of his life, actresses Shilpa Shetty,[74] Britney Spears, Sharbani Mukherji, Yana Gupta, DJ Julia Bliss, Nicole Alvares, Miss World Yukta Mookhey and many have been rumored to have been close to the handsome dancer personally and professionally.

He acted in a controversial film disturbing Indian sensibilities titled 'I Am Not A Pornstar Nazal Sambhal Ke - Mind Your Gaze', a sensational poster of the film was released by Hollywood icons Mel Nowak at the World Film Festival in Los Angeles, USA [19][75]

Humanitarian Work[edit]

When Soparrkar became the first single man to adopt in India he was chosen as the 'Cause Ambassador' of Catalyst for Social Action (CSA) an organisation that helps orphans and orphanages in India. He actively promotes the cause of Adoptions all over the world.[76][77]

The renowned dancer was also chosen as the face of US based NGO The Miracle Foundation, an organisation that seeks to empower orphan kids and raise them in a family-style orphanage with personal attention [78][79]

In 2008 he in association with Mrs. Parmenshwar Godrej launched 'Dance for a Cause' at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland highlighting the Global cause by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) of 'Save the Tiger'. Since then Soparrkar has brought light to various other causes such as AIDS, Organ Donation, Cancer Care, Acid Attack, Drug Abuse, Domestic Violence, Care for the elderly and many more. He has been honoured with the National Excellence award in 2017 by the Government of India.[80][81] and also the Government of Bhutan issued a postage stamp honouring his worldwide initiative.[82][83] He also received the prestigious Rabindranath Tagore Social Achievement Prize for the same.

He is also on the advisory board with Confluence India, an organisation that unifies skills, talents and leadership globally.[84] Rising yarn prices, falling employment opportunities, declining wage rates, shrinking markets and idling looms, Indian weavers have nobody to take up cudgels on their behalf. Confluence is a registered body under Indian Trust Act 1882. Confluence offer a fascinating model which combines compassion and artistic acumen to scale solutions that are needed now more than ever. The mission and vision of Confluence is to organize these Handloom weavers into clusters and make them competitive by providing support for their long term sustainability.

He took his Philanthropist work ahead when in India he adopted 2000 young girls in association with NGO Lets All Help and M/s Wonderize and took the initiative to take care of the personal hygiene by distributing free sanitary pads and educating the girls in regards to menstruation hygiene and also propagating that 'No one sleeps hungry or be void of basic personal hygiene.'.[85][86] While Talking to the Media Sandip Soparrkar Said, “Menstruation is considered a taboo to even speak about in India, so imagine the reaction to the idea of a man adopting women to propagate genital hygiene, it surly is shocking for many but, I believe we dancers are the doors to our society, we show what is needed and how it can be done. We all are aware that poor genital hygiene has been found to be an important factor for the development of dysplasia and cervical cancer, and the use of pads made from reused cloth increases that risk. I am thrilled that through NGO lets all help we will now be able to inculcate the importance of genital hygiene to these women and through them help many more.”

Notable performances[edit]

  • 2005 - Pune International Film Festival theme ‘Hollywood Musicals down the Ages’
  • 2006 - Opening Ceremony of the Asian Gymnastic Championships theme ‘Dances Down the Ages’ performed in presence of Prime Minister of India Honourable Mr. Manmohan Singh.
  • 2007 - Fund Raiser for Prince of Wales Prince Charles Charity – ‘Youth Business Initiative’ in Lagos, Nigeria
  • 2008 - Pop icon Madonna's 50th Birthday Celebration[87]
  • 2008 - Teachers Achievement Award Theme ‘Famous Hollywood Musicals’
  • 2009 - Dance at Katy Perry and Russell Brands wedding.[88]
  • 2009 - 'Save the Snake' as PETA brand ambassador[89][90]
  • 2010 - Show honouring the Indian Police ‘Umang’ Theme ‘Love in Bollywood’
  • 2011 - 'Save the Tiger' Themed dance at the ‘World Economic Forum’, Davos, Switzerland in presence of USA President Bill Clinton and French President Nicolas Sarkozy[91]
  • 2011 - 'I love my National Animal' for ‘Lets Design’
  • 2011 - Indian Style awards Theme ‘Celebrate style and elan’
  • 2012 - Opening dance at the ‘Plymouth Dance Festival, UK’
  • 2013 - ‘When Gods Meet’ Indo – Greek Mythology based show with Padma Vibhushan Padma Bhushan Dr Sonal Mansingh[92][93]
  • 2014 - opening dance of the prestigious ‘Seattle India Dance Festival’ themed 'Why Roses Are Red' based on Greek Mythology
  • 2015 - ‘Enchanted Love’ and Indo Korean love saga of 78 AD for Prime Minister of South Korea Mr. Lee Wan-Koo[94][95]
  • 2015 - ‘Hyacinth’ a story of Greek God Apollo and his young lover Hyacinth for India's leading LGBT NGO Humsafar trust
  • 2016 - ‘Purest Tulsi’ – Indian Mythology based story of the birth of the scared Basil plant for designer Rohit Verma
  • 2016 - ‘Save the Peacock’ for Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF)[96]
  • 2017 -‘Aashayein’ raising issue for Acid Attack survivors.
  • 2018 - 'Say NO to Drugs' raising issues in regards to drug abuse
  • 2019 - 'When Love Hurts' raising issues on domestic violence
  • 2019 - Namami Gange - A mythological show with Bollywood iconic actress Hema Malini where she played the role of the river Ganga and Soparrkar was Lord Shiva [97]
  • 2019 - 'Salute our Indian Army' a show for Fauji Foundation of India.

Television appearances[edit]

  • 2006 - 'Dance Diva' - Zoom TV with Suneeat Rao
  • 2008 - 'Aaja Jhoom Le' - Zoom TV with Tanisha Charterjee and Tanushree Dutta
  • 2008 - ‘Boogie Woogie’ India Latin Champion Search on Sony TV
  • 2008 - ‘Mega Indian Anchor Hunt’ for Zoom TV
  • 2008 - ‘Chek De Bachche’ on Channel 9X
  • 2009 - 'Aaja Jhoom Le' Season 2 - Zoom TV
  • 2010 – He judged 'Dance India Dance L'il Masters Season 1 with Farah Khan on Zee TV.[98][99][100]
  • 2010 ‘Aka Peksha Ake’ on Zee TV Marathi
  • 2011 - 'Dance India Dance Doubles' - Zee TV
  • 2011 - ‘Sunsilk Gang of Girls’ for Zoom TV
  • 2011 - ‘Maha Challenge’ on Food Food Channel with Madhuri Dixit and Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
  • 2012 - ‘Stunner 10’ on Bindass TV
  • 2012 - 'Ticket to Bollywood' - NDTV
  • 2013 - He was jury of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa UAE Season 2 along with Bollywood veteran choreographer Saroj Khan for Color TV[101]
  • 2013 - He judged 'Bharat Ki Shaan - Rum Jhum' along with Indian Classical dance legend Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh for Doordarshan[102]
  • 2014 – He was judge of a dance reality show 'Closeup Bharat Ki Shaan - Let's Dance' on DD National.[103]
  • 2014 – He also judged 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa UAE Dance Extravaganza 2014' season 3 for Color TV.[104]
  • 2015 - He along with his wife Super Model Jesse Randhawa was seen on Sony Television Show 'Power Couple'[105]
  • 2015 - He again judged UAE 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' season 4 with renowned Bollywood choreographer Geeta Kapoor for Color TV[106]
  • 2016 - He judged Dance Reality show 'Dance Muqabla' for TV Asia - USA and Canada.
  • 2016 - He was again seen on UAE television along with choreographer Pony Verma for 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' season 5 for Color TV[107]
  • 2016 - Comedy Nights Live [108]


As a film choreographer

  • 2001 - Zubeidaa
  • 2004 - Kyun! Ho Gaya Na...
  • 2004 - Tum: A Dangerous Obsession
  • 2005 - Hollywood Film - The Myth - Starring Jackie Chan
  • 2005 - The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey[109]
  • 2005 - Karam - song Tinka Tinka
  • 2006 - Holiday
  • 2007 - Aakashgopuram (Malayalam Film)[110]
  • 2008 - Britney Spears Video - Womaniser[111][112]
  • 2008 - Hollywood Film - Nine by Director of Chicago Mr. Rob Marshall[113][114]
  • 2009 - Phir Kabhi[115]
  • 2010 – Kites[116]
  • 2011 - 7 Khoon Maaf[116] Song Daarling and Tango
  • 2011 - Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji
  • 2012 - Rush[117]
  • 2012 - Ghost
  • 2012 - Talaash (Song - Muskaanein Jhooti Hai) with Kareena Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee
  • 2014 - Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty[109]
  • 2015 - Join the Dance (French Film) by Laurent Frapet
  • 2016 - Spirit Shall Fly (British Film)
  • 2016 - JD
  • 2017 - Love Life Screwups (Web Series)[118][119]
  • 2017 - Doctor Rakhmabai (Marathi Film)
  • 2018 - Lights Camera Murder
  • 2019 - Screwdriver
  • 2020 - Badhai Ho Beti Hue Hai

As a theater choreographer

  • 2006 - ‘Man of La Mancha’ directed by Theatrix
  • 2007 - ‘West Side Story’ directed by Janine Misquitta
  • 2008 - ‘Camelot’ directed by Janine Misquitta
  • 2009 - ‘Mary Poppins’ directed by Dr. Natasha Mehta
  • 2009 - 'The World of Silence' with deaf and mute dancer directed by Mrs. Sarah Giri, wife of the Prime Minister of Nepal Dr. Tulsi Giri
  • 2011 - ‘Hidden Agendas’ directed by Janine Misquitta
  • 2012 - ‘Jungle Book’ directed by Mrs. Anita Landers
  • 2011 - ‘Sound Of Music’ directed by Alyque & Raell Padamsee
  • 2013 - Broadway musical ‘Bruce Lee; Journey to the West’
  • 2015 - ‘Enchanted love’ an Indo Korean Love story based in 78 AD for the Korean Prime Minister visit to India
  • 2015 - ‘Hyacinth’ for LGBT cause for Humsafar Trust
  • 2016 - ‘Tulsi’ for designer Rohit K Verma
  • 2016 - ‘Save our National Bird Peacock’ for Mumbai International Film Festival in presence of Chief Minister of Maharashtra Hon Mr. Devendra Fadnavis
  • 2017 - ‘Mr. & Mrs Murarila’ Directed by Mr. Saif Hasan
  • 2017 - ‘Amavas se Amaltas’ Directed by National Award winner Ms. Smita Bharti
  • 2018 - 'Saidandhari - The Musical' Directed by Neha Banerjee and Dr. Uma Rele
  • 2018 – ‘Sairandri’ a show talking of state of women in the Mahabharat times and comparing it to today.
  • 2018 – ‘Say No to drugs’ performed all over India and USA
  • 2019 – ‘When Love Hurts’ raising issue of Domestic Violence
  • 2019 – ‘Salute the India Army’ for Fauji Foundation of India

As a music video choreographer

  • 2005 - ‘Tu He Bata’ from album ‘Chanda Ki Doli’ by Sonu Nigam
  • 2005 - ‘Chhodo Jaanam’ by Mandar Agashe
  • 2006 - ‘Aaiye Meherbaan’ by Kunika Lal
  • 2007 - ‘Suno Mere Dil Ki Bath’ from album ‘Sunoh’ by Babul Supriyo
  • 2013 - ‘Oh My Love’ by Prashant Patil
  • 2014 -‘Waqt Ne Kya Kiya’ by Shibani Kashyap
  • 2016 -'Kaisa Yeh Ishq Hai’ by Sohail Sen for Yash Raj films

TV commercial choreography

  • 2009 - Parle Hide n Seek with Hrithik Roshan & Isha Sharvani
  • 2012 -‘Lux’ soap commercial with Priyanka Chopra
  • 2012 - Lux’ commercial with Thai actress Sririta Jenson
  • 2013 - Louis Vuitton television commercial for the luggage bags ‘Zephyr’
  • 2014 - ‘Fa Deodorant’ commercial with Bipasha Basu
  • 2015 - Reliance Mobile commercial
  • 2015 - Pantaloon India commercial
  • 2015 - LG Magic Door Refrigerator
  • 2016 - Safari Suitcase
  • 2016 - Piramal Builders
  • 2020 - 'Centerfresh' with Sanya Malhotra

As a film actor

  • 2008 - Hollywood Film - Nine (As an actor and a Choreographer) by Director of Chicago Mr. Rob Marshall[113][114]
  • 2012 - Ghost - (As a Special appearance in the title track)
  • 2018 - Lights Camera Murder (As Sandip Soparrkar the Choreographer) (to be Released)
  • 2018 - Screwdriver (As a special appearance in the Title Track) (To be Released)
  • 2019 - I am not a Pornstar Nazar Sambhal Ke (To be Released)

As a theater actor

  • 2012 - Born to Samba (Documentary Drama on the life of Samba Dance)
  • 2013 - When Gods Meet (Indo Greek dance drama)[93]
  • 2014 - Why Roses are Red (Greek Mythology inspired Musical)
  • 2015 - Enchanted Love (Indo Korean Love story)[94]
  • 2015 - Hyacinth (Musical on LGBT issue)[120]
  • 2016 - Born to Love (Love story of Cupid)[121]
  • 2017 - Jannat Central[122]
  • 2018 - Sairandhari - The Musical [123]
  • 2019 – Jindal Parivar – Directed by Ms. Smita Bharti
  • 2019 - Namami Gange - A mythological show with Bollywood iconic actress Hema Malini where she played the role of the river Ganga and Soparrkar was Lord Shiva


  • 2010 - He was nominated for song 'Womanizer' from Britney Spears Album 'Circus' for the American Choreography Awards.[124]
  • 2011 - He was nominated for song 'Fire' from the film 'Kites' at the Screen Awards.[125]
  • 2012 – He was nominated for "Daarling" from the film "7 Khoon Maaf" at the Screen Awards.[126][127]
  • 2013 - Nominated as the ‘Most Stylish Couples on Red Carpet’ by the Cannes Film Festival.[128]
  • 2013 - Nominated for the ‘Best European Advertisement Choreography’ for the Louise Vuitton luggage bag commercial.
  • 2019 - Nominated as the 'Goodwill Ambassador' for World Book of Records, USA.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • 2014 – Honoured with the National Achievement Award by The Government of India for his work in the field of choreography and dance.[116]
  • 2014 – 'The Kudos Dance Award' 2014 honoured him with 'India's Best Choreographer' Award.[129][130]
  • 2015 – He was honoured with Jewel of Maharashtra award by the alumni of MSIHMCT (Maharashtra State Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology).[30]
  • 2015 – He was honoured with "Aaj ki Delhi Achievement Award" for his contribution in the Hindi film Industry.[131]
  • 2015 – He was honoured and awarded by Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (NMIFF) for his outstanding contribution in the field of dance.[132][133]
  • 2015 - ‘Most Inspirational Choreographer of the year 2015’ by Indian Film and Television Choreographers Association.[134]
  • 2016 - ‘National Excellence Award’ by The Government of India.[135]
  • 2016 - ‘Visionary Award’ by the Lions Club USA and Government of United States of America for Developing a Ballroom Dance Program for the blind.[136]
  • 2016 - ‘Choreographer of the Year’ by People Choice Hum Log Award[137]
  • 2016 - ‘Choreographer with a Heart’ by NBC Newsmakers Achievers Award.[138]
  • 2016 - ‘Dream Achiever’ Awarded by Film Today.[139]
  • 2016 - ‘Bharat Icon Award’ for best choreographer, by Ministry of India, Government of India.[140]
  • 2016 - ‘The Humanity Excellence Award’ by We Welfare Society for raising fund and helping various charities in India and abroad.[141]
  • 2016 - 'Global face of Dance' by Global Film Festival.[142]
  • 2016 - ‘WOW Personality Award 2016’ for being internationally renowned dance choreographer par excellence.[143]
  • 2017 - 'Shivanjali Award' for his outstanding Abhinayaa (expressions) by Abhinayaa Institute of Research & Fine Arts
  • 2017 - 'Ballroom Dance Jewel Award' by the World Book of Records and Indo-British Intellectuals Forum UK.[4]
  • 2017 - 'Gaurav Samaan' - for his initiative "Dance for a Cause".[144]
  • 2017 - 'Quality Mark Award' - for imparting authentic and pure knowledge of Latin and Ballroom Dancing.[145]
  • 2017 - 'Golden Achiever Award' - for his outstanding achievement in the field of dance.[146]
  • 2017 - Ashokpushp Puraskar for being the 'Choreographer's Icon' by Anagha Media.
  • 2017 - 'Dance Appreciation Award' - by Film Today Magazine for this contribution in the field of Bollywood film Choreography
  • 2017 - 'Shakti Samman' - an honour awarded by the Indian Ministry of Culture, which includes a traditional Indian sword.[147]
  • 2017 - 'National Excellence Award' by The Government of India, for his social initiative 'Dance for a Cause'[12]
  • 2017 - Received appreciation letter from United Nations for conducting a dance program for the Staff of United Nations.
  • 2017 - Proclamation Citation from Mayor of Edison, New Jersey, USA.[148]
  • 2017 - MAP Master of Dance Award by MAP (Music Art and Poetry) Festival
  • 2017 - WOW Personality Award as a Social Activist for 'Dance for a Cause' - By BE Magazine
  • 2017 - The Business Icon Award for Excellence in Dance by All India Ladies League (AILL)
  • 2017 - Made In India Swadeshi Award - By Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis Wife of the Honorable Chief Minister of Maharashtra, India
  • 2018 - Maharashtra State Gaurav Kalecha
  • 2018 - Inspirer Award by Social Actionist Foundation
  • 2018 - Mahanagar Global Achievers Award - Healthy India Clean India Campaign
  • 2018 – International Peace and Tranquillity Award
  • 2018 - Proclamation Citation from Mayor of Edison, New Jersey, USA.
  • 2018 - Asia’s Most Trusted Brand by International Brand Consulting Corp, USA.[149]
  • 2018 – RK National Excellence Award
  • 2018 – Young India Super Star Award
  • 2018 – Paul Jean Burger Award by the World Film Festival, USA
  • 2018 – Maharashtra Ratan Award
  • 2018 – Postage Stamp by the Government of Bhutan [82]
  • 2019 – Humanity First Foundation Excellence Award
  • 2019 – Legacy the Change makers inspiring the future by Vascon
  • 2019 – The World Peace Ambassador by The World Peacekeepers Movement
  • 2019 – Assembly Resolution by New Jersey General Assembly, USA [150]
  • 2019 - World Book of Records (WBR) London, UK certification as the world's first radio dance show for his radio show in India for Radio Nasha, Radio One and Fever FM titled 'Aao Twist Karein with RJ Sandip Soparrkar'
  • 2020 - Miracle Book of Records for Radio show 'Aao Twist Karein with RJ Sandip Soparrkar'
  • 2020 - Top 50 Indian Icon Award
  • 2020 - 'Corona Yodha' by honorable Governor of Maharashtra, India Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • 2020 - Rabindranath Tagore Social Achievement Prize, by Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize, Copenhagen, Denmark [151]


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