Anjali Mamgai is an Indian dancer and choreographer who became the first runner-up of the reality dance show India’s Best Dancer which aired on SonyLIV in 2023.
Anjali Mamgai was born on Sunday, 20 October 2002 (age 21 years; as of 2023) in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She studied at Shri Sidhbali Public School Kashipur, Pauri Garhwal, and later in a government school in Delhi. YouTube – TellySafar
After leaving her paternal home at the age of 13, Anjali took on the responsibility of caring for her mother and sisters. She refused to let her mother work and instead began working herself to support the family. Anjali’s childhood was spent in financial constraints that prevented her from joining in school picnics and trips. To make ends meet, she had to work, which caused her studies to suffer. However, during a show, Mukti Mohan, a well-known actress, was moved by Anjali’s dedication and commitment to her family. Consequently, she offered Anjali a scholarship to study performing arts at her institution, Mukti Manch, so that Anjali could pursue her education effectively. YouTube – Saumya Kamble World
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Weight (approx.): 50 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Figure Measurements (approx.): 32-30-32
Anjali belongs to a Brahmin family.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about Anjali’s father; he was an alcoholic and died when Anjali was just 13 years old. His father’s family then forced her, her mother and sisters to leave the home. Her mother’s name is Bharti; she is a homemaker.
Anjali has two younger sisters, Aditi, and Ahana.
Anjali Mamgai and Sahil Khan are reportedly in a relationship but always deny it in several reality dance shows. They first met at a dance workshop in April 2017. Even though they went to the same school in New Delhi, they never met there because Anjali attended morning classes. Sahil took evening classes. Sahil, like Anjali, is a dancer and has appeared in several reality dance shows. YouTube – SET India
Anjali is a freestyle dancer. She has enrolled herself in a dance academy where she learnt different forms of dance including break dance, contemporary, and freestyle.
Audition for Reality Dance Shows
In 2018, she auditioned for the reality dance show Dance Deewane season 1 which aired on Colors TV, however; she was rejected at the time of audition and couldn’t make it to further rounds.
In 2019, Anjali with Sahil, auditioned for the reality dance show Dance+5 which aired on Star Plus but couldn’t make it to the next rounds this time either.
In 2021, she again auditioned for the reality dance show, Dance Deewane Season 3 with her friend Sahil. In this season, they both made it to several rounds before getting eliminated in the last round, Top 5.
In 2022, Anjali qualified for the Top 16 of Red Bull Dance Your Style West India Final which took place on 25 September 2022.
India’s Best Dancer (season 3) 2023
In April 2023, she auditioned for the reality dance show India’s Best Dancer Season 3 which aired on SonyLIV; Anjali mesmerized everyone with her performance and made her place in the Top 13. With her dancing skills, she earned praise from the judges as well as guests including Mukti Mohan, Hardy Sandhu, and Aruna Irani. Hardy Sandhu appreciated her and said,
Anjali, your performance was too good. I know that you have been struggling and helping your family since you were 13. You have come a long way and that can be seen through your dance and your smile. Hats off to you. Many people are going through hardships and I would like to tell them that ‘if you can do that, then everyone can do that.”
With her performance, she made her place in the Top 5 contestants of the show.
On the grand finale day of the show, Anjali had the maximum score as she got the extra 10 points from judges for her performance but she couldn’t beat Samarpan Lama in the audience voting round and became first runner-up of the show.
- Desert(s): Besan ke Laddoo, Bal Mithai
- Holiday Destination: Pauri Garhwal
- Sonali Bendre, judge of India’s Best Dancer, was impressed with one of Anjali’s dance and her life’s struggles; she gave her the nickname ‘Sher Bachcha.’ Zee News She even tied a black thread on her anklet to save her from the evil eye and fed her food with her own hands.
- On 30 September 2023, actors Govinda, Tiger Shroff, and actress Kriti Sanon danced with the top 5 contestants on India’s Best Dancer finale.
- Anjali’s first crush was the Canadian singer Justin Bieber.
- Anjali is very afraid of ghosts.
- In an interview, she revealed three things without which she cannot live; these are mobile phone, chaat masala, and food. YouTube – TellySafar
- According to her, she loves to eat and needs something to eat frequently otherwise she gets grumpy.
- Anjali endorses various brands through her social media platforms including Campus Activewear and MuscleBlaze.
- Her hobbies are travelling and singing.