Adil Shaikh is an Indian Choreographer who works in the Hindi film industry. Besides this, he has served as a choreographer in a few regional language films also. The recipient of awards including Film fare Award and IIFA,is among the most famous choreographer in the country. He is working in the industry for ten years as an independent choreographer.
Adil Shaikh was fond of dancing since childhood. The dance was his passion and hobby. He was a great fan of Govinda and
. He never thought that he would make his hobby his profession. During his schooling, he wanted to become an air person. But, at the age of 17-18, he worked as a sales executive.
His family was not much financially strong,so he started working as a junior artist. There he was paid a good amount, Rs 300 per day, which was better in comparison to what he got as a sales executive. On the sets, the dancers always influenced him. So, he decided to follow his passion to become a dancer. While struggling as a dancer, he met Mr.
, a famous choreographer, and worked under him as an assistant choreographer.
In one of his interviews with Zee ETC Bollywood, he said that it was Ahmed Khan, his mentor, who pushed him to pursue choreography and to take every opportunity he is getting. After assisting Mr. Ahmed Khan for six years, he went solo in the film industry and never looked back. This transition from a background dancer to choreographing the actors made a huge impact. He has hit numbers to his credits like SAKI-SAKI, DILBAR, MANALI TRANCE, and many more.
He makes the biggest of stars dance to his steps. He worked with
, Jacqueline Fernandes,
, and many other great actors. Also, he worked in a few Regional language movies like MR. BINDASS (Bengali), YAAN (Tamil) DIR: RAVI K CHANDRAN, AMI SUDHU CHEYECHI TOMAY (Bengali), etc. He has worked in the non-film music videos as a video director, like in TUMNAHO by
and Prakriti Kakar.
He has also contributed his work in commercial adds like Nakshatra-
, Lays World cup Commercial 2015, Clinic all clear- Shahid Kapoor, etc. Adil has made a mark on film songs, music videos, and commercial advertisements. He owns his production house- SHAIKH ENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD. Also, he started his own academy (ADA), which gives the chance to learn various dance styles from Bollywood. He has become a great leading choreographer with his hard work and focus.