Chandigarh’s Vipul Khandpal makes it to the Top 5 of SET’s India’s Best Dancer Season 3 


Chandigarh’s Vipul Khandpal makes it to the Top 5 of SET’s India’s Best Dancer Season 3: Staying true to its theme this season of #HarMoveSeKarengeProveSony Entertainment Television’s homegrown format, India’s Best Dancer 3, has celebrated superlative talent with phenomenal moves who have proved their mettle in this intense competition.

Chandigarh's Vipul Khandpal makes it to the Top 5 of SET’s India’s Best Dancer Season 3The contestants have won the hearts of millions and captivated the judges a.k.a the E.E.N.T (Emotions, Entertainment, Newness and Technique) specialists – Sonali Bendre, Geeta Kapur and Terence Lewis. And now, in the race to the finale, the reality dance show has found it’s ‘Top 5’ finalists – Aniket Chauhan with choreographer Kartik Raja, Anjali Mamgai with choreographer Akash Thapa, Samarpan Lama with choreographer Bhawana Khanduja, Vipul Khandpal with choreographer Pankaj Thapa and Shivanshu Soni with choreographer Vivek Chachere will be seen putting their best foot forward to win the most coveted title of India’s Best Dancer!

 Known as the ‘Charlie Chaplin of India’s Best Dancer 3’, Aniket Chauhan from Delhi won himself the first spot in the ‘Behtareen Teerah’; since then, he has time and again left everybody in awe of his talent. Reminiscing about his journey, Aniket shared, “India’s Best Dancer 3 has been a roller coaster for me. I was the only untrained dancer who made it to the top 12. The competition has been tough, but I’ve tried to prove myself every day. This show has been my Gurukul, allowing me to explore my acting skills alongside dance. I’ll forever cherish moments like Ayushmann Khurrana praising my work and Manushi Chillar asking for my autograph. I am truly grateful for this incredible opportunity.”

Vipul Khandpal from Chandigarh, is known for his freestyle dance. While he was amongst the last few to get selected in the ‘Behtareen Teerah’, there was an uncertainty about his being a right fit on the show. However, Vipul has been a force to reckon with as he shined bright with his moves from the word go, leaving everybody surprised. Speaking about his journey, he shared, “I was the last contestant to be  selected by the judges in Behtareen 13, and it fills me with pride to know that Terence Sir is happy to see me in the top 5, and he has praised my work. As a background dancer and assistant choreographer, having celebrities like Nushratt Barucha and Tony Kakkar recognize my work and dance has been a big milestone that I’ve already achieved on this show. India’s Best Dancer 3 has provided me with the opportunity to explore and grow as a dancer, I will always be grateful for that.”

The Sher Baccha of India’s Best Dancer 3’, Anjali Mamgai from Uttrakhand, has been an inspiration to many as she has been supporting her family since the age of 13, while also following her passion for dance. Expressing her excitement of making it to the Top 5, she shared, “India’s Best Dancer 3 has been a series of ups and downs for me. When the Behtareen 13 were selected, I learnt that Vipul Kandpal and I were the last two contestants to make the cut. Since then, there’s been a fire within me to prove myself and make the judges proud. Today, being part of the top 5 is an overwhelming feeling. I am the only female contestant in the top 5 this season, which is a significant achievement in itself. IBD has become more than just a show; it’s like a family. I hope to win and make everybody proud.”

Madhya Pradesh’s Shivanshu Soni who is known for his impeccable classical dance style and graceful gestures, has spun his way into the ‘Top 5’. And having broken many stereotypes on this stage with Kathak, Shivanshu remarked, saying, “Being a male classical dancer, I was often told that this dance form is for women. Through India’s Best Dancer 3, I got an opportunity to showcase that classical dance is not exclusive to women. It’s like a dream come true to be in the top 5, and hearing the judges express their love for my dance is incredibly fulfilling. Terence Sir’s invitation to the International Dance Festival is a prize in itself. May the best dancer, be it male or female, emerge victorious.”

Known as the ‘cutie minister’, Samarpan Lama from Pune, is a complete fresher when it comes to dancing and he has learnt this art form by watching dance reality shows. From winning the hearts of the judges during the audition round to some memorable performances in the show that left everyone smiling, Samarpan has proven why he deserves to be in the Top 5. Expressing his emotions, he shared, “This still feels unreal; I want to extend my heartfelt gratitude to the audience and the judges – Sonali Bendre, Terence Lewis, and Geeta Kapur. Their mentorship and insights have been invaluable in shaping my journey. And, I am thankful to the show for providing dancers such as I, a platform to showcase our talent to the world. I am also very happy for my fellow contestants who have made it to the race to the finale.”

Witness dance, passion, and talent like never before in the ‘Grand Finale’ of India’s Best Dancer 3, that will air on 30th September at 8 PM, only on Sony Entertainment Television!