Pappu Khanna is an Indian choreographer and film director who mainly works in Bollywood. He is known for his choreography in the films “Laajo” (1983), “Jeeva” (1986), and “Sarfarosh” (1999).
Pappu Khanna was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Pappu was inclined towards dance since childhood. He learnt Kathak from his guru Badri Prasad Awasthi for 11 years. Pappu started his career as a slow dancer in a Gujarati film. Later, he joined a dance academy to learn group dance.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Family & Caste
Parents & Siblings
Pappu’s father, Sohan Lal Khanna, was a choreographer. Not much is known about his mother & siblings.
Wife & Children
He is married to Nisha Khanna and has a daughter named Priya C Mehta (Model & Actress).
Pappu Khanna made his debut as a choreographer in the early ’80s with a Punjabi film. He choreographed songs for the Punjabi films Lambhardarni (1976) and Sarpanch (1982) and started receiving acting offers in Punjabi films. Subsequently, he choreographed songs for many Bollywood films like Damini (1993), Guddu (1995), Ghatak (1996).
He has also choreographed songs for the films Nikaah (1982), Jai Kishen (1994), Lal Baadshah (1999), and Babuji Ek Ticket Bambai (2017). In 2017, he choreographed the song of the Marathi film Kay Re Rascalaa. He has also choreographed songs for many Bhojpuri films.
- Sport: Cricket
- Colour: Black
- Travel Destination: Kashmir
- Pappu likes to watch cricket in his leisure time.
- His first salary as a choreographer was Rs. 101.
- Pappu has performed group dance in Hindi films like “Don” (1978). He was seen playing the flute in the song Ee Hai Bambai Nagariya Tu Dekh Babua from the film Don.
- In 2015, Khanna opened his dance academy in Andheri, Mumbai named Dance Sensations.
- In 2017, Khanna received the Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Award for his contribution to the Indian film industry as a choreographer.
- In 2019, Pappu’s daughter, Priya Mehta, was crowned Mrs India Queen 2019.
- He appeared in the comedy show The Kapil Sharma Show in 2021 along with the cast of the Punjabi film Bhoot Uncle Tussi Great Ho (2021).