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Height: 5' 5"
Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 23 Years

Sanket Gaonkar

Full nameSanket Sahadev Gaonkar
Sanket's full name displayed on the screen of the dance reality show Dance Plus
Profession(s)Dancer and Choreographer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 50 kg
in pounds- 110 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 May 1998 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2021) 23 Years
BirthplaceAnkola, Karnataka
Zodiac signTaurus
HometownAnkola, Karnataka
Educational QualificationBachelors in Science [1]India Today
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAnjali Chauhan (Dancer)
Sanket Gaonkar with his girlfriend
ParentsFather- Shahadev Gaonkar
Mother- Surekha Gaonkar
Sanket Gaonkar with his parents and brother
SiblingsBrother- Suraj Gaonkar
ActorsSalman Khan and Tiger Shroff
ActressKatrina Kaif
Style Quotient
Sanket Gaonkar with his BMW

Sanket Gaonkar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sanket Gaonkar

  • Sanket Gaonkar is an Indian dancer. He is the winner of the dance reality show Dance India Dance seasons in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

    Sanket while posing after winning the Indian dance reality show titled Dance India Dance in 2019

    Sanket while posing after winning the Indian dance reality show titled Dance India Dance in 2019

  • In 2021, he won the Dance Plus Telugu reality show. In 2019, Dhee Jodi, a Telugu dance reality show, was also won by Sanket Gaonkar.

    Sanket Gaonkar posing with the Dance Plus trophy

    Sanket Gaonkar posing with the Dance Plus trophy

  • Sanket Gaonkar has a huge fan following on Instagram and Facebook. He is followed by more than 427k followers on Instagram. He regularly posts his dancing videos with articulated moves on his social media accounts to keep his followers entertained.
  • Hip-Hop and contemporary are the dancing genres of Sanket Gaonkar.
  • Sanket often participates in ETV’s Mallemala Entertainments program “Champion” as a guest. This is an Indian Telugu-language comedy television programme. He was also the winner of the Stars of Karnataka in 2017.
  • According to Sanket Gaonkar, he wants to choreograph the songs for the Indian actors Salman Khan and Tiger Shroff in future. In a conversation with a media house, he narrated his future plans. He said,

    I will shift base to Mumbai soon. I plan to take up professional choreography. My dream is to make Salman Khan dance on my steps. I am also a huge admirer of Tiger Shroff. His flexibility is like mine. He focuses on core strength. On the show, I saw so many Bollywood stars. Those were moments of disbelief.”

    He further added that his father supported him in choosing dance as a career while his mother wanted him to study. He further narrated that he learnt all the dance skills and styles by watching online dancing tutorials and television shows and practising the same for six years. He stated,

    I worked hard to come on this show for six years. I have regularly watched all the seasons and learned dancing from it. This is a huge platform and I cannot say how happy I am. Whatever I have learnt is from TV and online tutorials. My father was very supportive but my mom would always tell me to study. However, seeing me practice, she also nurtured a dream to see me on TV in a big platform.”

  • The Murgaon Nagnik Shigmotsav Samiti’s event ‘Kalasangam’ in Vasco Da Gama, Goa, regularly invites Sanket Gaonkar to perform the dance shows for their charitable events.
  • Sanket Gaonkar was a part of Goa’s event ‘Showcase’ to search the junior and senior dancing superstars in 2018. This event was popularly known as ‘Step out of the ordinary.’
  • Reportedly, Sanket often helps the local poor children who aspire to become a dancer by teaching them dancing skills. He works with the ‘Sankush Dance Workshop,’ which is a charitable institute in different regions of India. This workshop focuses on training the aspired dancers. After entering into the Indian dance reality shows, this organisation was set up by Sanket Gaonkar and his friend Piyush Gurbhele, and they named it ‘Sankush Dance Workshop.’
  • Sanket hails from Ankola, Karnataka, and he is often referred to as ‘Ankola ka Wowkar’ by his fans and admirers. Sanket often participates in the Ankola Utsav in Karnataka to show his dancing moves.
  • In a conversation with a media house, Sanket Gaonkar talked about the idols of his life. He said,

    Salman Khan is my idol and I wish to choreograph for him. My favourite actress who I wish to choreograph for is Katrina Kaif.”

    He further disclosed about his favourite dance reality show judges. He said that he adored Master Mudassar and Mini Ma. He stated,

    I have always been a fan of Master Mudassar since the very beginning but I am glad to have been guided by all three masters and my favourite judge is my Mini Ma who has got me perfect in dance and brought me where I am today. I simply love her and I am glad to have had her as my mentor.”

  • Sanket has a pet dog named ‘Ceaser.’ He often shares pictures of his pet dog on his social media account.

    Sanket Gaonkar with his pet dog

    Sanket Gaonkar with his pet dog

  • Sanket is often invited as a guest by various contemporary and Hip-Hop dance workshops in India.

    Sanket Gaonkar on the invitation poster of a dance workshop

    Sanket Gaonkar on the invitation poster of a dance workshop

  • Sanket Gaonkar occasionally performs dance shows internationally.

    Sanket Gaonkar while performing dance stage show in Mauritius

    Sanket Gaonkar while performing a dance stage show in Mauritius

  • In a conversation with a media reporter, Sanket Gaonkar said that he was a fitness enthusiast and did yoga and physical exercise daily to keep his body fit. He further added that he never put himself on a restricted diet. He expressed,

    I do stretching exercises and yoga to improve my flexibility. I do not diet nor do I go to the gym.”

  • In an interview, he talked about winning the Indian dance reality show in 2018.

  • In November 2021, Sanket Gaonkar narrated on the sets of the Indian dance reality show India’s Best Dance that his father was a cancer patient, and they required a huge amount of money for his treatment. His father was given a special sofa by the show producers so that his father can sit comfortably on it while watching the dance performances of his son.
  • Sanket, along with his partner Anuradha, performed their first dance episode of India’s Best dancer 2021 on the ice slabs that left the audience and judges amazed. After his performance, he said on the stage,

    It was the grand premiere and I felt that the occasion calls for something memorable and noteworthy. So, I decided to take a plunge and give my all as I prepared for an act on the ice slab. With the help of my choreographer Anuradha, I was able to do justice to my act and won the hearts of the judges! Humbled for all the love they have shown me until now. This is just the beginning. There is a lot in store for me.”

    Sanket while performing dance on the ice slabs on India's best Dancer reality show in 2021

    Sanket while performing dance on the ice slabs on India’s best Dancer reality show in 2021

  • Sanket Gaonkar is fond of playing volleyball and swimming in his leisure time. He was also a state-level volleyball player during his college days.