Shantanu Maheshwari is an Indian actor, dancer, and choreographer who came into the spotlight after playing the lead role of Swayam Shekhawat in the teen drama TV series Dil Dosti Dance (2011–2015). He has also participated in numerous reality TV series and was the winner of the 8th season of the stunt-based reality TV show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. In 2015, he had triumphed, with his dance crew Desi Hoppers, in that year’s edition of the popular competition-based reality TV show World of Dance. He hosted, in 2018, the kid’s talent-search reality show India’s Best Dramebaaz. In 2019, he was invited as a celebrity contestant on the dance competition-based reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9 and was the 2nd runner-up in the season finale.

Born Name

Shantanu Maheshwari

Nick Name


Sun Sign


Born Place

Kolkata, West Bengal, India


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India



Shantanu had graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Kolkata. He then moved to Mumbai for higher studies and attended the H.R. College of Commerce and Economics where he was a member of the Street Soul Dance Crew.


Actor, Dancer, Choreographer


  • Siblings – Shashank Maheshwari (Older Brother)




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Shantanu has dated –

  1. Nityaami Shirke (2019–2020) – Shantanu began dating actress Nityaami Shirke in April 2019 when they were shooting for the promos of the web series Medically Yourrs (2019) where they played a young couple. They ended their relationship in February 2020 on amicable terms as they felt that they were better off as just friends. They announced their split to fans in May 2020 during the global coronavirus outbreak.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Disheveled, neck-length hair
  • Often sports a light stubble
  • Charming smile
  • Has a mole on his neck

Brand Endorsements

Shantanu has been featured in the TV commercials for –

  • Big Bazaar
  • HP Inc. (Sprocket photo printer)

Shantanu Maheshwari Facts

  1. He has played the male protagonist in the music videos of songs such as Super Girl From China (2015), Aaja Mahi Ve (2018), Haaye Oye (2019), and Gud Khake (2020).
  2. In 2015, he played the lead role in the finite TV series Bindass Naach which was made in tribute to his and his dance crew Desi Hoppers‘ victory in the 2015 edition of the competition-based reality TV show World of Dance. Desi Hoppers was the first dance crew to represent India at the show and they managed to win it in their maiden appearance. The crew was also invited to perform an exhibition act at the final of the show’s 2017 edition.
  3. In October 2016, he played the part of ‘s son from the movie Ra.One (2011) when the pioneer Bollywood theme park in Dubai was launched.
  4. He was invited as a motivational speaker at the IIMUN (India’s International Movement to Unite Nations) championship conference MUNCLAVE 2019.
  5. He has also acted in a few web series, playing Bittu in XXX (2018) and Abir Basu in Medically Yourrs (2019).

Featured Image by Shantanu Maheshwari / Instagram


Facts of Shantanu Maheshwari

  • full nameShantanu Maheshwari
  • Date of Birth March 07, 1991
  • Age 30 years 8 months
  • Horoscope Pisces
  • Lucky Number 3
  • Lucky Stone Aquamarine
  • Lucky Color Sea Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Cancer, Scorpio
  • weight68 kg
  • height5 ft 9 in

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