Vaibhavi Merchant is an unarguably renowned down to earth choreographer of Bollywood Industry. She is the granddaughter of choreographer B. Hiralal and the elder sister of Shruti Merchant. She was mainly famous for the dance “Dhol Baaje” in the movie “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”. Vaibhavi was born on December 17, 1975. She took training under the age of 5 from Late Sushree Madhurita Sarang. She spent many years doing up and down between Chennai and Mumbai, learning Bharat natyam from Rohinton Cama as well as Western Classic. She took inspiration from her Grandfathers who were the choreographers of Piya Toh se naina Lagere and Raj Tilak etc.
Her career started by assisting her uncle Chinni Prakash and did acting in Malayalam film Sneha poorvam Anna. She got an opportunity in Dhol Baaje for the Salman Khan Starrer film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
She then choreographed Kajra re, from Bunty aur Babli (2005) and fetched several awards. She showed her talent in various famous Devdas, Baghban, Fida, Dhoom , Veer Zaara, Aaja Nachle and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Her experience of choreographing the Australian musical The Merchants of Bollywood, a musical play written by Toby Gough which was about her family.
Being judge on the television dance show Nach Baliye 3, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa (Season 3), Zara Nach Ke Dikha 2 and Just Dance etc, she had tied a special bond with all the candidates.
The contribution of her family in the Indian Bollywood industry was appreciable and precious too. Her choreography talent were shown Rudraksh, Shaadika Ladoo, Garv, KyuHo Gaya, Fida, Dhoom, Don2, Game, and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara etc.
Salary: Minimum 25 Lakhs up to Maximum 50 Lakhs per song.
Net Worth: Unknown
She also resurfaced the choreographing the song ‘O riChorri’in the Oscar nominated movie “Laggan”.
She won the Best Choreographer award for Zee TV’s DholiTaaroDholBhaaje of Hum Dil De ChukeSanam in 2000.
She has achieved IIFA Award for best choreography “BuntiaurBubli and AajaNachle in 2006-2007
Name: Vaibhavi Merchant
Date of Birth: December 17, 1975
Age: 40 years
Place of Birth: Mumbai
Father: Ramesh Merchant
Mother: Hridya Merchant
Sister: Shruti Merchant
Brother name: Unknown
Uncle: Chinni Prakash
Aunt: Rekha Chinni Prakash
Boy Friend (Ex): Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Marital Status: Single
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Weight: 40 kg.
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Language Known: Hindi, English, Spanish, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Punjabi and Gujrati,