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Shibani Dandekar – Age, Height, Career, Facts and more





Introduction to Shibani Dandekar

Shibani Dandekar, born on 27 August 1980, is an Indian-born Australian singer, actress, anchor and model. Starting her career working as a television anchor on American television, she later began hosting several shows on Hindi television and events. She also was the co-host of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. She became even more famous after marrying Farhan Akhtar, a Bollywood actor.

About Shibani Dandekar

Shibani Dandekar has been interested in the entertainment industry since her childhood. When she was young, she started a music band and her two sisters named D-Major. Later, she went to New York City and worked on American TV shows as a host. She hosted many TV shows and appeared in many movies and Web series during her career.

Real NameShibani Dandekar
Date of Birth27 August 1981
Age (As in 2022)41
Height168 metres
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourBlack
Home TownKingsgrove, New South Wales
HobbiesYoga, Singing, Dancing and Travelling
DebutTelevision Show (as a Host) – Namaste America (2001)
Marathi Film – Timepass (2014)
Bollywood Film – Roy (2015)
Telugu Film – That is Mahalakshmi (2019)
Malayalam Film – Zam Zam (2019

Family and Relationships

Her parents are Shashidhar Dandekar and Sulabha Dandekar. Also, she has two siblings. They are Apeksha and Anusha Dandekar.

FatherShashidhar Dandekar
MotherSulabha Dandekar
SiblingsApeksha Dandekar
Anusha Dandekar

Shibani Dandekar was in a relationship with Farhan Akhtar since 2018. They are now married.

Career Journey

She relocated to New York City in 2001 to work in American television. Subsequently, Namaste America, V Desi, and the Asian Variety Show became her three nationally syndicated television programmes. In Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, she also contested India’s version of Dancing With the Stars. The show was aired on the BBC network. It was also broadcasted in India on Colors TV. Then after returning to India, she continued to work as a television host while also dabbling in modelling.

Apart from music and modelling, her love for anchoring shows saw her as a host for major events such as Nike, Puma, Mercedes, Toyota, Horlicks, HSBC, MTV Coke Studio, Nivea etc. She has also played the role of Zoya in the movie Roy. Later, in 2017, Shibani participated in Khatron Ke Khiladi 8 and was eliminated in the first week at 12th place.

Besides that, she also hosted an Indian-produced Grammy Nominees Special on VH1 in the run-up to the 53rd Grammy Awards.

Awards and Honors

  1. 11th Indian Television Academy Awards – Best Anchor Game/Quiz Show – Nominated (2011)

Net Worth

Since, Shibani Dandekar has been working as a singer, actress anchor, and model. Thus, she has earned a good income throughout her career. As a result, her current net worth is around $5 million.


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