Words matter. These are the best Shakti Mohan Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
DID’ has given me all the confidence that a new artist needs.
Being a dancer alone is somewhat weird in India. But I am determined to blaze a trail.
I don’t understand why no one says ‘I want to become a dancer.’
There’s nothing to beat ‘DID’ on Indian television… the show that has given me so many highs in my career!
When you are a dancer your body speaks, my body can express itself.
In fact, all the Mohan sisters are very inclined when it comes to cosmetics.
I always find the time to exercise, I don’t really make excuses.
I am at my impulsive best every time I am at airports. I end up buying a lot of stuff, and pamper myself from the duty-free stores.
I used to watch Bollywood songs and learn choreographies from there.
Breathing is crucial in dancing and so it is an important part of my exercises.
I was on my way to fetch my little sister from school when I met with an accident. A bike which was at a very high speed ran over my leg while I was crossing the road. My leg was so badly fractured that it took me almost seven months to be able to stand on my legs again.
Dance and Mumbai go hand-in-hand.
I have done masters in Political Science but deep down in my heart I wanted to be a dancer.
I like being on stage more. That’s stress free. Being on the panel is a big responsibility and you need to keep a check on a lot of things.
I love doing it and I am very proud to call myself a dancer.
Make-up is a natural extension of dance for me. It gives the finishing touches to my art enhancement.
When we moved base to Mumbai, I was noticed by Terence Lewis, who offered me a scholarship from his dance foundation. That is when doors opened up for me.
I want dance to emerge as a field where people can feel proud of being a dancer and they shouldn’t feel the need to be a Bollywood actor.
Ideally, a dancer should put in 10 hours of daily practice to deliver a polished performance.
I feel we should be focussing on being more global rather than preferring only our Indian dance forms.
I drink a lot of water during the day irrespective of the season, and I follow a strictly vegetarian diet – which is a major factor for my success in staying slim and fit.
My journey has not been a bed of roses.
Classical dance is so pure and beautiful you don’t need to add anything to its authenticity or beauty.
Like every other teenage girl, I was a great fan of Hrithik sir. This childhood crush was not like others though – the love for him was so deep in my heart that my boarding school hostel room was filled with his posters which I didn’t let any one touch. My heart was broken when I saw him getting married.
As I learnt Bharatanatya, I found myself participating in school and college competitions.
I would love to pursue other things only if they are related to dance, as I have always been passionate about dance.
My sisters are the ones who are always well dressed. Mukti, especially, has a good taste in clothes.
I studied dance and choreography in New York and even taught people there.
I didn’t decide that I want to be an actor because my plan was to pursue dance as a career.
When you sit back and think, you end up creating more.
I think the most important mantra in my life has been and will continue to be – patience, hard work and will power.
Acting was in my instincts, I presume.
I dress up like a boy and I’m most comfortable in a pair of jeans and T-shirt.
I feel the way India has loved and supported dancers is incredible.
I will never run out of cycling shorts, ballet slippers, denim shorts, socks and pyjamas.
It is interesting to see how Bollywood music gels with waacking.
Make-up is such a huge fragment of my career and image.
Dance for me is a great form of exercise.
I avoid oily food and in fact my friends get mad at me as I don’t have cake even on my own birthday. I do have a sweet tooth though for chocolates.
I want to take this art form to a whole new level in India so that kids say that they want to become dancers when they grow up.
My most memorable dance has been at the Andheri Sports Complex for the ‘Dance India Dance’ finale, where I performed in front of my family, teachers and 25,000 people in the stadium. I won the show at the national level and that is my most unforgettable experience in Mumbai.
Always wear what makes you comfortable. And when you are out shopping, make sure your bargaining skills are on point.
I think being fit is an indispensable ingredient for holistic well-being.
France has always fascinated me. It is a country that boasts of rich culture, heritage and of course, royalty.
Dance like any other art form has no language.
I feel every day is a blessing because as I never expected to be where I am.
Honestly, I miss doing the Ganpati dance on the road. When I was in college, I used to go to my friend’s house and dance on the road during visarjan.
Launching a dance calendar required so much hard work and decision making.
Before I moved here, I had no desire to become a dancer. But when I saw the dance schools in the city and the massive opportunities, I decided to give it a shot. Mumbai being a land of unlimited possibilities gave me the confidence to go for it.
My dance shoes – ballroom shoes, tap shoes, ballerinas – are my life.