Nakul Dev Mahajan is a Bollywood choreographer who made his SYTYCD debut during Season 4. He is the only Bollywood choreographer on SYTYCD.


Before SYTYCD, Mahajan


Nakul Dev Mahajan's choreography introduced the Bollywood Dance style to the stage of So You Think You Can Dance (reality TV show) in Season 4. Katee Shean and Joshua Allen's performance of Mahajan's routine for Season 4 was in YouTube's “Most Viewed” list for one week,[1] and was included in BuzzFeed's 2014 25 Best 'So You Think You Can Dance' Routines of all Time listing.[2] In subsequent seasons of the show, Bollywood performances were included regularly (see summary table, below).

Choreography for So You Think You Can Dance (U.S.)Edit

Season Week Dancers Style Song Result Reference
4 5 Katee Shean
Joshua Allen
Bollywood "Dhoom Taana" from Om Shanti Om Safe [3]
6 Top 10 Bollywood "JBJ" from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom [4][3]
9 Katee Shean
Joshua Allen
Bollywood "Dhoom Taana" from Om Shanti Om’’ Judge's Pick
(Nigel Lythgoe)
5 1 Caitlin Kinney
Jason Glover
Bollywood "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire Safe [4][5]
6 Top 5 Female Dancers Bollywood "Dholna” from Pyaar Ke Geet Template:Citation needed
9 Caitlin Kinney
Jason Glover
Bollywood "Jai Ho” from Slumdog Millionaire’’ Judge's Pick (Christopher Lil' C Toler) [4][5]
2 Mollee Gray
Nathan Trasoras
Bollywood "Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah" from Jodhaa Akbar Safe [6][7]
4 Guest dancers, Nakul Dev Mahajan and NDM Bollywood Dance Productions Bollywood "Desi Girl" from Dostana N/A [7]
7 Russell Ferguson
Ashleigh Di Lello (injured,
replaced by Rachel ___)
Bollywood "Spirit of Rangeela" from Rangeela Safe [7][8]
8 Mollee Gray
Nathan Trasoras
Bollywood "Azeem O Shaan Shahenshah" from Jodhaa Akbar Judge's Pick (Tyce Diorio) [7]
2 Kathryn McCormick
Jose Ruiz
Bollywood Marjaani Marjaani Kasama from Billu Safe [9]
4 AdéChiké Torbert
Marla ____ (substitution for Alex Wong)
Bollywood Mourya Re from Don: The Chase Begins Again Alex Wong injured (withdrew) [9]
7 Billy Bell
Robert Roldan
Bollywood Ganesh from Bombay Dreams Judge's Pick (Stacey Tookey);
Bell Eliminated
9 Kent Boyd
Lauren Gottlieb
Bollywood Om Mangalam from Kambakkht Ishq [9]
2 Iveta Lukosiute
Nick Young
Bollywood Baawre from Luck by Chance Eliminated [10]
4 Group dance Bollywood Kata Kata from Raavan [10]
6 Clarice Ordaz
Robert Roldan
Bollywood Aila Re Aila from Khatta Meetha Eliminated [10]
2 Witney Carson
Chehon Wespi-Tschopp
Bollywood "Tandav Music" from Aatish Kapadi Eliminated
5 Kathryn McCormick
Will Thomas
Bollywood Ooh La La from The Dirty Picture Safe
2 Malece Miller
Jade Zuberi
Bollywood Radha from Student of the Year Zuberi withdrew [11]
6 Group dance Bollywood Pandeyjee Seeti from Dabangg 2
9 Amy Yakima
Alex Wong
Bollywood Munni Badnaam Hui Darling from Dabangg 2 [12]
4 Valerie Rockey
Ricky Ubeda
Bollywood Dilliwaali Girlfriend from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Safe [13]
6 Bridget Whitman
Brandon Bryant
Bollywood/Disco Disco Khisko (remix) from Dil Bole Hadippa! [14]
9 Jessica Richens
Zack Everhart, Jr.
Bollywood Ghaghra from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani [15]
2 Lily Frias
Burim Jusufi
Gaby Diaz
Edson Juarez
Bollywood Dhol Baaje from Ek Paheli Leela Jusufi Eliminated
Juarez Bottom 6
6 Jaja Vankova
Alex Wong
Bollywood Naacho Re from Jai Ho (film) soundtrack Safe

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