Since the onset of the pandemic, we have seen a number of dance trends that have gone viral on social media, on TikTok and Instagram in particular. While many users pursue their newfound passion through these dance challenges, celebs too have taken to social media to experiment with various dance styles. From candid performances to thematic pieces, a number of dance performances have been posted by south Indian celebrities in recent times.
Hereâ€™s a list of celebrities whose dance videos have gained popularity on social media:
Rukmini Vijayakumar: Rukmini Vijayakumar, who has appeared in movies such as Kochadaiyaan and Kaatru Vel
Samyuktha Hegde: You see her flying, swirling and moving around the space as she dances to â€˜Masakaliâ€™ in one reel. And then in the next, she twirls around the pole with her legs arched, leaving fans mesmerised while dancing to the music of â€˜Cold Messâ€™. Donning a festive skirt, she looks poised, shaking a leg to folk tunes. Comali fame Samyuktha Hegde is popular for her varied dance performances. Her social media following has only grown, especially after her Hula Hoop dance performances went viral.
Shriya Saran: Dressed in a flowing blue angrakha, Shriya gracefully turns around. Her hands elegantly replicate the motion of a river curving its way through the forest and a bird flapping its wings. With her emotive expressions and intricate footwork, she recreates the moods of autumn. Titled â€˜Natureâ€™, Shriya Saranâ€™s Kathak performance on IGTV is all you need to wash your lockdown blues away. The actor, who will be seen in SS Rajamouliâ€™s magnum opus RRR, is a trained kathak performer. She has posted other performances and excerpts from her dance rehearsals on social media.
Neeraj Madhav: Actor Neeraj Madhav, who rose to national fame with his performance in Amazon Prime Videoâ€™s hit web series The Family Man, is a trained dancer as well as a rapper. Neeraj has posted several dance videos, ranging from freestyle performances to dance challenges. Videos of Neeraj dancing to his own rap, are a delight to watch. Neerajâ€™s peppy dance numbers are hard to pass up, especially due to his trendy look and impeccable footwork.
Faria Abdullah: Actor Faria Abdullah is best-known for essaying the role of Shamili in hit Telugu comedy-drama Jathi Ratnalu. But did you know she was also a professional dancer? Be it hip- hop or freestyle, Faria does it all. In her recent Instagram reel, Faria was seen emoting gracefully to Shankar Mahadevan and Shreya Ghoshalâ€™s song â€˜Tere Nainaâ€™. Her performance to romantic number â€˜Zara Zaraâ€™ and the peppy track â€˜Iskabaâ€™, are delightful. Clad in a veshti, Fariaâ€™s chic and fun dance to â€˜Romad the Nomad-Macha' as well as her bit in Dancee+ are among her best performances.
Ritika Singh: Irudhi Suttru actor Ritika Singh is not only popular for her workout videos on social media, but has also gained popularity through her stylish dance reels. Donning a casual all-black attire, Ritika chucks a chewing gum while effortlessly shaking a leg. If you are looking for impromptu dance performances, Ritikaâ€™s Insta reel titled â€˜Vanity Madnessâ€™ is likely to put a smile on your face.
Saniya Iyappan: Mollywood actor Saniya Iyappan, who is loved for her performance as Chinnu in Queen, has experimented with various dance styles on Instagram. From the light-footed contemporary performances to Abhinaya intensive classical pieces, Saniya has left followers smitten with her dance videos on Instagram. Some of her best dance videos on social media include her Kuthu dance to â€˜Vaathi Comingâ€™, â€˜The Swayâ€™ and â€˜Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Haiâ€™, to name a few.
With dance challenges going viral, many popular celebrities such as Samantha Akkineni, Amala