By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
There are tons of dancers and choreographers in India, but only a few hold a certain set of skills that are beyond words and deserve a special mention. One such dancer and choreographer is Terence Lewis, who is often regarded as one of the biggest names in contemporary dance. Although he is the master of all dance forms, but contemporary is something that runs through his veins. Terence is also one of India's most famous, followed, and admired choreographers.
From judging Dance India Dance Season 1 in 2009 to India's Best Dancer Season 2 (2022), it's impossible to imagine a dance reality show without Terence Lewis, such is his aura and reputation in the dance fraternity. However, the ace choreographer prefers to keep his personal life guarded, beyond the reach of gossip mongers and believes in living a humble life. So, without wasting too much time, let's jump straight into the private life of India's most desirable choreographer, Terence Lewis!
On April 10, 1975, Terence Lewis was born to Xavier Lewis and Teresa Lewis, in Mumbai, and he was the youngest of his eight siblings. Since his childhood, Terence was slightly inclined toward dance, and during his school days in St. Theresa's Boys High School, he had started participating in cultural events. After completing his schooling, Terence had completed a diploma from the Institute of Hotel Management in Dadar.
However, his decision to complete a certificate course in Fitness Training Program from Progressive Fitness USA had made a massive impact on his life. After this, he had learned contemporary, Jazz and ballet dance forms at the prestigious Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance in New York.
After working in numerous stage shows, music videos and Hindi films, Terence Lewis had introduced himself to the entertainment industry after he had worked in the film, Lagaan alongside the late legendary choreographer, Saroj Khan.
Since then, there was no looking back for the choreographer, as he had gone on to work in numerous mega-budget films like, Jhankaar Beats, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, Gold, and many more. However, he's more famous for judging dance reality shows like, Dance India Dance, Nach Baliye 5, So You Think You Can Dance, Dance Champions, Dance Plus, India's Best Dancer Season 1, and the list goes on.
As per numerous sources, Terence Lewis is the proud owner of a lavish bungalow in Mumbai. Although the choreographer rarely shares snippets of his home on social media, rumours suggest that he had purchased a luxurious bungalow in Mumbai city a few years ago.
However, Terence had perfectly protected his house's location from the eyes of the media and his massive fanbase that never skips a chance to get a hold of him during his public appearances in the city.
Terence Lewis is one of the most desirable men in the entertainment industry. However, his singlehood is known to everyone. The ace choreographer is not dating anyone, but there was a time when headlines were running hot with the reports of him dating popular television actress, Sayantani Ghosh. Yes! The gorgeous actress, who had got married to Anugrah Tiwari in 2021, was once in an alleged relationship with Terence.
In 2014, speculations and reports were rife in the media that something was brewing between Terence Lewis and Sayantani Ghosh, who were part of the dance reality show, Nach Baliye 6. While Terence was the judge on the show, Sayantani was one of the contestants on the show. During one of the episodes, Terence was so impressed by Sayantani's dance performance that he had asked her out for a date on national television in front of everyone.
Since then, their dating reports have started making its way into the headlines. However, after some time, in an interview with a leading news portal, Sayantani had clarified that she was not dating Terence at that time and they were just good friends.
According to multiple websites and news portals on the internet, it is reported that Terence Lewis' net worth is around Rs. 24 crores (as of April 2022).
Talking about Terence's income sources. Well, there are plenty, but the most common ones are the enormous fee he charges for choreographing songs in the films, judging reality shows, and from his dance academy, Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company in Mumbai, advertisement and brand shoots.
It's hard to name any other choreographer than Terence Lewis, who has such a perfect blend of talent and humility in their character that everything they do turns out to be graceful. Moreover, it's even harder to find a more talented and dashing bachelor than him!