SHIAMAK DAVAR Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Shiamak Davar is an Indian choreographer. He has choreographed many Bollywood movies like Dil to Pagal Hai, Taal, Kisna, Bunty Aur Babli, I See you the latest being Dhoom 2. He also choreographed many stage shows and Indian Movie Awards Nites like IIFA, Stardust, Filmfare Awards and represented India at world events including the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006, Indo-Japan Friendship Year 2007 innaugural event in Tokyo and Indian Economic Forum in Rome, Italy.


Shiamak is also a gifted singer and has performed with the legendary singer and song writer Sting. His Hindi-pop album “Mohabbat Karle” sold more than 1.2 million copies in India alone. Shiamak also won the best music video award for Dil Chahe which he directed, designed and choreographed.


Shiamak established his own school of dancing in 1992, Shiamak Davar Institute for the Performing Arts (SDIPA), which is very famous in India and is responsible for bringing  out some of the best talents in the country. Originally with two  centres in Mumbai, today there are branches in all the major Indian cities, including Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Chandigarh, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow.


SDIPA is known for teaching all kind of dances including Shiamak’s  Indo Jazz Dance Movement, Shiamak’s Bollywood Jazz and also Jazz ,  Afro-Jazz , Salsa and Rock n Roll.


At the end of the summer and winter workshops conducted by SPIDA, the students perform at the Summer Funk and Winter Funk Show.


SDIPA’s motto is “Have feet will dance".


Shiamak’s Victory Arts Foundation (VAF is a not-for-profit trust) also  spreads the joy and power of dance to underprivileged children,  children who are infected, affected or vulnerable to HIV / ADIS,  physically or mentally challenged children. Have Spirit. Will Trimph.  VAF runs various programs in most of the cities that SDIPA operates in  India and reaches out to many children from the above backgrounds.