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  • 10 Best Dances of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    To make any song iconic, classic choreography is a must! DESIblitz looks at some of superstar Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s best dances from Bollywood.

    10 Best Dances of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    Sizzling onscreen, Aishwarya brought grace and elegance to this item song!

    Former Miss World and international superstar, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has set the benchmark for stardom for all actresses in Bollywood.

    Along with her stellar performances in films like Devdas (2002) and Dhoom 2 (2006), her personality and sheer success have made her a global icon!

    Aishwarya has made her mark in the industry not only with hit films, but also with a catalogue of smash hit songs and spectacular dance performances!

    Whether it’s donning the classic Indian attire when doing Garba, or chic Western outfits to sway to the beat of contemporary music, Aishwarya has done it all!

    DESIblitz looks at some of Aishwarya’s best dance numbers to celebrate the success of this Bollywood diva!

    1. ‘Dola Re Dola’ from Devdas (2002)

    Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s adaptation of the tragic tale of Devdas, was packed full of extravagant sets, impeccable costumes and breathtaking onscreen chemistry between Aishwarya and Shahrukh Khan.

    Along with being a box office smash hit, the music in this film has become legendary. Aishwarya’s performance in ‘Dola Re Dola’ was both energetic and graceful.

    The theatrical setting and traditional choreography embodied the films essence, and the addition of Madhuri only added to the magic of the song!

    10 Best Dances of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    2. ‘Nimbooda’ from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

    Another magnificent blockbuster by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, which captured Aishwarya’s beauty in the 90’s was the record ‘Nimbooda Nimbooda’. Her bright blue lehenga and dupatta draped over her head has become iconic!

    Shaking her hips and twirling in her lehenga along with impeccable facial expressions, make for a sizzling performance. A wedding classic, the fun and charm of this song is timeless!

    3. ‘Kajra Re’ from Bunty Aur Babli (2005)

    Aishwarya dancing with future husband Abhishek Bachchan and father-in-law to be Amitabh Bachchan, was obviously going to be a smash hit!

    Sizzling onscreen, Aishwarya brought grace and elegance to this item song!

    Now a wedding classic, no one can resist getting up to dance to this number! Cheeky lyrics and Aishwarya’s charm make this item song one of a kind!

    4. ‘Taal Se Taal’ from Taal (1999)

    Subhash Ghai’s Taal was highly lauded for its incredible musical score, composed the genius that is A R Rahman.

    Seeing Ash dance and play in the rain dressed in white, while being ogled by Akshaye Khanna hiding in the foliage is probably one of the most iconic scenes of the film.

    This wasn’t the only dance performance either. Ash let her hair down in ‘Ramta Jogi’ as she did a risqué dance teasing a drunken Anil Kapoor.

    Watch the full list of Aishwarya’s Best Dances below:

    5. ‘Ishq Kameena’ from Shakti The Power (2002)

    Bringing the Desi kick to this list is her sizzling dancing in ‘Ishq Kameena’ alongside Bollywood heartthrob Shahrukh Khan!

    Full of sass, Aishwarya opts for dramatic and energetic dancing to bring the masala to this track!

    Dancing in the rain, shaking her shoulders and teasing Shahrukh, Aishwarya oozes sensuality and confidence!

    6. ‘Crazy Kiya Re’ from Dhoom 2 (2006)

    From the blockbuster franchise Dhoom 2, Aishwarya had to ditch the traditional dancing and pick up contemporary Western choreography.

    The catchy rhythm and infectious beat make for a hit record!

    Dancing effortlessly on stage, seducing Hrithik Roshan and undoubtedly everyone in the audience, Aishwarya shows that she is the coolest girl in Bollywood!

    7. ‘Dholi Taaro Dhol’ from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)

    This theatrical song, captures the essence of garba dancing! Flamboyant choreography and the masses of dancers make this song spectacular!

    10 Best Dances of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    Aishwarya’s stunning entrance, twirling gracefully in her colourful lehenga, and Salman Khan barechested in a colourful waistcoat teasing her throughout, what more could you ask for?

    8. ‘Barso Re’ from Guru (2007)

    Mesmerising the audience, whilst dancing carelessly in the rain, ‘Barso Re’ simple clothing only brings more attention to Aishwarya’s intricate dance moves!

    Delicate hand movements, and enchanting facial expressions make this highly memorable!

    The beautiful scenery and rain water, give this song its Indian authenticity, whilst Aishwarya’s graceful dance moves make it timeless!

    9. ‘Salaam’ from Umrao Jaan (2006)

    Out of all the dance styles of Aishwarya, nothing quite takes your breath away than seeing Ash take on a classical Indian dance, whether Kathak or Bharatnatyam.

    This remake of the Rekha classic didn’t do great at the Box Office, but Ash was highly praised for her stunning dance performances, from ‘Salaam’, ‘Pehle Pehel’, ‘Pooch Rahe Hain’, just to name a few.

    10 Best Dances of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    10. ‘Thoda Sa Pagla’ from Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya (1997)

    Aur Pyaar Ho Gaye was Ash’s first Hindi film release, way back in 1997, and in hindsight, it is no wonder she became the star she is today.

    Showing off her natural dancing ability for the song, ‘Thoda Sa Pagla’, she makes the fast-paced song look beautifully effortless.

    Her innocent beauty and sparkly eyes radiate in every scene, and she looks as though she was born to be in front of the camera.

    Whether it’s classical or contemporary, Aishwarya can slip into any role with ease.

    Bringing the masala to the item numbers and the grace to solo dance performances, it is Aishwarya’s dancing that makes her songs so magical!

    Her songs are wedding favourites, with every family dancing to her upbeat records!

    Her iconic dance moves in ‘Kajra Re’ are mimicked by most and her irresistible charm in ‘Nimbooda’ is loved by all!

    With a catalogue of smash hit songs and numerous dance numbers under her belt, we only want to see more of this Bollywood beauty’s dance moves on the silver screen!

    Momena is a Politics and International Relations student who loves music, reading and art. She enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and all things Bollywood! Her motto is: “Life is better when you're laughing.”


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