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NDM Bollywood Dance Productions and Studios Inc.

17711 S. Pioneer Blvd, Artesia CA

Business: 562.402.7761 / /


Management:  MSA Dance Agency/ McDonald Selznick Associates


Nakul Dev Mahajan, an American Bollywood choreographer and dancer and is best known best for his work on “So You Think You Can Dance.” A pioneering artist, he opened the premier Bollywood Dance School in the USA, which has the largest repertoire of Bollywood dancers in the nation. Nakul’s 25 years of experience and longevity in the ‘business’ has labeled him as “Hollywood’s Favorite Bollywood Choreographer. Some of his other major accomplishments include A.R. Rahman Jai Ho World Tour, Miss America and bringing Bollywood to the White House with Michelle Obama.

Choreography and Appearances


  • FOX- So You Think You Can Dance – Seasons 4-12
  • MTV – America’s Best Dance Crew
  • CTV- So You Think You Can Dance Canada
  • ABC – Miss America Pageant 2013: Winner
  • NBC – The Office -Directed by Miguel Arteta
  • NBC – Passions – Directed by Phideaux Xavier
  • NBC – Never mind Nirvana (pilot) – Directed by David Schwimmer
  • Nickelodeon – Fresh Beat Band – Directed by Jonathan Judge
  • ABC – Good Morning America
  • MTV – Next (Choreography and Instruction)
  • USA Network – Character Fantasy
  • ZEE TV – Dance India Dance North America – Judge
  • ABC – Nightline
  • Chris Kattan’s Bollywood Show (pilot) – Directed by Ted Skillman
  • Comcast- Video on Demand
  • PBS – Holiday Celebration
  • Tournament of Roses: Bollywood Dreams Float

Commercial/ Music Videos/Live Stream

  • 1D Day: One Direction
  • Paula Abdul: “Check Yourself” – PSA music video 
  • Jay Leno’s Garage – web series
  • Vitamin Water – commercial Directed by William Kirkley
  • DC Shoes (GymKhana 4) – commercial Directed by Ben Conrad
  • San Miguel Beer – commercial
  • Fandango – commercial
  • Devendra Banhart  “Carmensita” – Music Video with Natalie Portman
  • Wiz Khalifa “Say Yeah” – Music Video

Live Concerts / Tours

  • Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2010
  • So You Think You Can Dance Tour – Seasons 4-8, 11
  • A.R. Rahman World Tour 2010 – “Jai Ho- The Journey Home”
  • Dizzy Feet Gala 2012 – 2014
  • His Holiness Dalai Lama – 80th Birthday Celebration
  • IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Rocks – Blush Band

Celebrity Clientele

  • Michelle Obama –First Lady of the United States
  • Natalie Portman– Actor
  • Nina Davuluri – Miss America 2013
  • One Direction – Pop Boy Band
  • Paula Abdul – Recording Artist/Choreographer
  • Steve Carell – Actor
  • David Schwimmer – Actor
  • A.R. Rahman – Music Composer/ Singer
  • Jay Leno – Comedian
  • Chris Kattan– Actor
  • Ali Larter – Actor
  • Kal Penn – Actor
  • Judy Greer – Actor
  • Lindsay Hartley– Actor
  • Liza Huber– Actor
  • Eric Martsolf– Actor
  • The Blush Band – Pan American Girl Band
  • Wiz Khalifa – Recording Artist 
  • Devendra Banhart – Recording Artist

Live Shows/Artistic Director

  • Over 20 NDM Bollywood Dance Productions shows and recitals: Bollywood Travels, Cruise with Bollywood, Live Love Dance, Bollywood 101, BollyWow, Bollywood Tributes, Access Bollywood, Once Upon a Time, Yeh Mera Dil, Love Letters, LA to Mumbai, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar, Kitna Hai Dum, Shava Shava, Dilwale, Ek Do Teen Seasons 1-6, One Man Bollywood Show
  • Indian Film Festival/ Los Angeles
  • Indian Film Festival /Palm Springs
  • Bharat Vikas Hospital Charity Show
  • Awaaz Charity AIDS show

Press, Awards and Accolades

  • University of California Riverside “Outstanding Alumni of the Year” (2011)
  • TV Guide Magazine
  • Entertainment Weekly
  • Soap Opera Digest
  • Day Time Emmys
  • FOX – Good Day LA
  • Time Magazine
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • Associated Press
  • Mr. India California (1998-1999)
  • Ziba Dance Competition (largest Indian dance contest in the west coast): “Most Awarded Winner”
  • Various publications in India, including Hindustan Times and Bollywood magazines

Dance Training

  • Bollywood: Self trained
  • Kathak: Vandana Sheth
  • Modern: Wendy Rogers and Susan Rose
  • Bharata Natyam: Vandana Sheth
  • Kathak: Purnima Shah
  • Modern/Jazz: Susan Milslap
  • Other styles: Bhangra, Indian Hip-hop, African Tribal, Salsa, and Ballroom


  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis in Dance, University of California, Riverside, CA (2002)
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus Award 2011, University of California, Riverside, CA

References available upon request