– Greeshma Valath
The show business is an exciting industry for the tabloids filled with glamour and fame. But the one important thing that most people fail to see is the amount of effort put into staying consistent in the industry. One has to constantly prove their caliber to the world for being a public figure. One celebrity to be constantly praised for her talent by the paparazzi is reality TV star, singer, and model Shibani Dandekar.
This Australian born Indian brunette is a powerhouse of talent. She along with her two sisters are widely famous as the 3 member girl band known as D-major.
Shibani was born as the eldest daughter to a Marathi speaking Chitpavan family. Shibani grew up in Australia. In 2001, she moved to New York City, US and began working in American television. She hosted three nationally syndicated television shows, Namaste America, V Desi and the Asian Variety Show. As a host, she introduced Bollywood’s biggest stars to the American audiences. 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.
She returned to India and continued her work as a television host while venturing into modeling as well. Apart from music and modeling, Shibani’s love for anchoring shows saw her as the host of major brands such as the Maxim Hot 100, Nike, Rolls Royce, Puma, Mercedes, Toyota, Horlicks, Spice Mobile, JBL, MTV Coke Studio, Nivea. She was also hired as the host for Sony’s Launch of the tribute to Michael Jackson ‘This is It’. Shibani has anchored popular shows including 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. She also anchored the Indian produced Grammy Nominees Special on VH1 as a lead-up to the 53rd Grammy Awards. She has been co-hosting the show Extraa Innings – T20 on Sony Max Television during the Indian Premier league. She did a dance number “Hi Poli Saajuk” for a Marathi movie Timepass hence spreading her popularity to the regional audiences as well.
She has an extremely elegant and amazing fashion sense. Her hosting holds a certain kind of fluency which makes it look so natural. She’s been in the tabloids for her various endorsements and her versatility.
She is our judge for “The face of Alegria” a new event introduced for Alegria 2017. It will be an honor to have her grace the Pillai campus with her dazzling persona. Her presence will be an encouragement for the participants who are going to be rightfully thrilled to showcase their modeling skills in front of one of the biggest showstoppers in the country.
Brace yourself Alegrians, here’s another star to add more glitter and glamour to THE FESTIVAL OF JOY.