Shiamak Davar Biography

Shiamak Davar biography
Shiamak Davar

Shiamak Davar was born on 19 October 1961 and he is an Indian Contemporary Dance choreographer and is well known for changing the choreography of indian cinema and the first Indian to bring Contemporary Jazz and western forms of dances to thousands in India through his school SDIPA, the first of its kind. He was also the Director of Choreography for the Commonwealth Games Melbourne, among others.

Davar has choreographed several Indian actors and celebrities for film and stage. Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor was a member of the Shiamak Davar Dance Company, and was trained as a dance instructor by Davar. Upcoming Indian actors Ruslan Mumtaz, Shubh and child actor Darsheel Safary were also a part of the Shiamak Davar Dance Company. Davar won the 1998 National Film Award for Best Choreography for his work in the film Dil to Pagal Hai as well as the Lycra(R) MTV Style Awards 2007 for 'Most stylish song in a film', for the song 'Dhoom Again' from the Indian film Dhoom 2.


Shiamak Davar began his choreography for Indian cinema with the film 'Dil To Pagal Hai', for which he won the President's National Award. Having changed the way dance was perceived in Indian films, Shiamak went on to choreograph for several Bollywood films such as Taal, Kisna, Bunty Aur Babli, Dhoom 2, I See You, Taare Zameen Par, Yuvvraaj and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. His latest work is for the Indian film 'Aladdin - The Mystery of the Lamp' starring Amitabh Bachchan. He has acted and choreographed in a movie called Little Ziziou. Shiamak has also been Performer and Entertainment Designer for international shows such as Sahara Sangeet Awards.He does not speak perfect Hindi, though he is more proficient in English and Gujarati. The Shiamak Davar China Tour, The Seventh Cairo International Song Festival, IIFA Awards, Shiamak: The Spirit of Song and Dance South Africa, I Believe - A Shiamak Davar Spectacular and The Unforgettable World Tour. His dancing style has also been widely ridiculed as being ridiculous

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