Early Life of Shibani Dandekar
Shibani Dandekar was born as the eldest daughter into a Marathi-speaking chitpavan family. Shibani Dandekar grew up in Australia. In 2001, she moved to New York, US and began working in American television.
Personal Life of Shibani Dandekar
Shibani Dandekar has two siblings, Anusha Dandekar, an actress-singer working in Bollywood, and Apeksha Dandekar. Shibani along with her sisters formed a music band named D-Major.
Television Career of Shibani Dandekar
Shibani Dandekar hosted three nationally syndicated television shows, Namaste America, V Desi and the Asian Variety Show. In this role, she introduced Bollywoods biggest stars to American audiences and also hosted An Evening With Shah Rukh Khan in Atlantic City. She has been a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa , the India based "Dancing With the Stars" on the BBC network and hosted in India on Colors TV.
Shibani Dandekar as the Magazine Model
Shibani Dandekar returned to India and continued her work as a television host, while venturing into modelling as well. She was featured on the men's magazine GQ India and has appeared in a television advertisement alongside noted Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra. Apart from music and modelling, Shibani Dandekars love for anchoring shows saw her as host for major events. Popular shows Shibani has anchored include the lifestyle shows After Hours on Zee Cafe, Men 2.0 on AXN, ZoOm's Let's Design, India's Sexiest Bachelor on Big CBS Prime, as well as its extension India's Glam Diva on Big CBS Love.
Shibani Dandekar as a Anchor
Shibani Dandekar also anchored the Indian produced Grammy Nominees Special on VH1 as a lead-up to the 53rd Grammy Awards. Since 2011, she has been co-hosting the show Extraa Innings - T20 on Sony Max Television during the Indian Premier League matches; she won a nomination at the 11th Indian Television Academy Awards in the category Best Anchor Game/Quiz Show. She is hosting the Mission cover shot for National Geography channel.
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