Tushar Kalia

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Tushar Kalia
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Tushar Kalia with Karan Johar on the sets of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
ResidenceMumbai, India

Tushar Kalia is an Indian choreographer and Dancer. He specializes in Mayurbhanj Chhau, Kalari and Contemporary dance. He has participated in dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (Season 6 & Season 7). He was also the Stage Director of the reality show India's Got Talent (Season 6 & Season 7). He made his career as a choreographer in Bollywood after his first break from Karan Johar in the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil[1] and judged the reality dance show Dance Deewane.[2]

Early career[edit]

Tushar Kalia began his dancing career under the guidance and direction of Shri Santosh Nair, the creative director of ‘Sadhya Unit of Performing Arts’. He is also trained under Canadian choreographer, Brandy Leary for Ariel technique dancing. He has performed with international choreographers for a production in Birmingham, titled, Motherland. Kalia also appeared in Hindi feature film, ABCD: Any Body Can Dance.[3]

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa[edit]

Tushar entered the competition with dance partner, Ekta Kaul, who got eliminated within few weeks of season. Through a Wild Card Entry, Tushar got a chance to re-enter the competition with another celebrity, Sana Saeed.In Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 7 Tushar partnered with Shakti Mohan. Tushar's choreography has been praised by panel of judges.


Year Title Role Channel
2013 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6 Participant Star Plus
2014 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7
2015 India's Got Talent 6 Stage Director Colors TV
2016 India's Got Talent 7
2018 Dance Deewane Judges
2019 Dance Deewane 2
Khatra Khatra Khatra Himself


  1. ^ "Janhvi Kapoor to have solo item number in Dhadak, rehearses for it without break?". Deccan Chronicle. 8 February 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  2. ^ Sana Farzeen (15 June 2018). "Dance Deewane judge Tushar Kalia: Ranbir Kapoor is the best dancer in Bollywood". The Indian Express. Retrieved 15 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Tushar Kalia Biography, Tushar Kalia Bio, Tushar Kalia Photos, Videos, Wallpapers, News". Retrieved 15 July 2018.