Sanket Gaonkar Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Sanket Gaonkar is an Indian dancer. He is the winner of various dance reality shows including Dance India Dance, Dance Plus, and Dhee Jodi. In October 2021, he participated as a contestant in the Indian dance reality show named India’s Best Dancer Season 2. His dancing genres are Hip-Hop and Contemporary.


Sanket Gaonkar was born on Saturday, 16 May 1998 (age 23 years; as of 2021) in Ankola, Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree. [1]

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Weight (approx.): 50 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black


Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Shahadev Gaonkar, and his mother’s name is Surekha Gaonkar. His brother’s name is Suraj Gaonkar.

Sanket Gaonkar with his parents and brother


He is in a relationship with Anjali Chauhan. Anjali is a dancer.

Sanket Gaonkar with his girlfriend Anjali Chauhan


Sanket Gaonkar participated and won the Dance India Dance reality shows in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Sanket while posing after winning the Indian dance reality show titled Dance India Dance in 2019

In 2017, he won the ‘Stars Of Karnataka’ reality show. In 2019, he won the Telugu dance reality show titled Dhee Jodi. In 2021, he was the winner of the Dance Plus Telugu dance reality show.

Sanket Gaonkar posing with the Dance Plus trophy

An Indian Telugu-language comedy television programme named “Champion” produced by ETV Mallemala Entertainments is often judged by Sanket Gaonkar.


  • Actress: Katrina Kaif
  • Actor: Salman Khan, Tiger Shroff

Bike Collection

Sanket Gaonkar owns a Royal Enfield bike.

Sanket Gaonkar posing with Royal Enfield

Car Collection

Sanket Gaonkar owns a BMW car.

Sanket Gaonkar with his BMW


  • Sanket Gaonkar regularly updates his dancing videos on his social media accounts such as Instagram and Facebook. More than 427k people follow him on Instagram. He keeps his followers entertained by posting his videos of articulated dancing moves.
  • Sanket Gaonkar admires Indian actors Salman Khan and Tiger Shroff. In a conversation with a media reporter, he narrated that he desired to choreograph the Bollywood songs for Salman Khan and Tiger Shroff in future. He narrated,

    I will shift base to Mumbai soon. I plan to take up professional choreography. My dream is to make Salman Khan dance on my steps. I am also a huge admirer of Tiger Shroff. His flexibility is like mine. He focuses on core strength. On the show, I saw so many Bollywood stars. Those were moments of disbelief.”

    Following the same conversation, he added that his mother was very supportive in choosing dance as a career for him while his father was strict about his studies. He further narrated that he did not learn the dance styles from any teacher, and he practised the dance skills through YouTube tutorials and television shows. He practised these dance moves for straight six years before participating in reality shows. He said,

    I worked hard to come on this show for six years. I have regularly watched all the seasons and learned dancing from it. This is a huge platform and I cannot say how happy I am. Whatever I have learnt is from TV and online tutorials. My father was very supportive but my mom would always tell me to study. However, seeing me practice, she also nurtured a dream to see me on TV in a big platform.”

  • Murgaon Nagnik Shigmotsav Samiti organises an event titled ‘Kalasangam’ in Vasco Da Gama in Goa every year. This event is often judged by Sanket Gaonkar. Another event of Goa named ‘Showcase’ which was popularly called ‘Step Out of the Ordinary’ in south India that was organised to search the junior and senior dancing talent was attended by Sanket Gaonkar in 2018.
  • A charitable workshop is founded by Sanket Gaonkar with his friend Piyush Gurbhele soon after winning the titles of three seasons of the Indian dance reality show Dance India Dance. The organisation was named as ‘Sankush Dance Workshop’ that trains budding dancers and poor children who aspire to become a dancer.
  • Sanket Gaonkar also goes by the name ‘Ankola ka Wowkar’ in Karnataka as he belongs to Ankola town in Karnataka. His fans named him Ankola ka Wowkar after he won the titles of several dance reality shows, and he regularly gives dance performances in the Ankola Utsav, a local festival in Karnataka.
  • According to Sanket Gaonkar, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are his idols in Bollywood. In a conversation with a media house, he talked about his favourite actor and actress. He said,

    Salman Khan is my idol and I wish to choreograph for him. My favourite actress who I wish to choreograph for is Katrina Kaif.”

    In the same conversation, Sanket narrated the names of his favourite judges of the Indian dance reality shows. He said that he was a big fan of Master Mudassar and Mini Ma. He stated,

    I have always been a fan of Master Mudassar since the very beginning but I am glad to have been guided by all three masters and my favourite judge is my Mini Ma who has got me perfect in dance and brought me where I am today. I simply love her and I am glad to have had her as my mentor.”

  • Sanket Gaonkar is a compassionate animal lover. He has two pet dogs, and he often posts pictures of his pets on his social media accounts.

    Sanket Gaonkar posing with his pet dog

  • Several dance workshops often invite Sanket Gaonkar as their guest. In these workshops, he teaches his modified and articulated dance moves to the attendees.

    Sanket Gaonkar on the invitation poster of a dance workshop in 2019

  • Sanket Gaonkar often participates in international dance reality shows.

    A snip of the contestants (Sanket in Middle ) of a dance show organised in Indonesia in 2019 Instagrammed by Sanket

  • In a conversation with a media reporter, Sanket Gaonkar said that he was a fitness enthusiast and did yoga and physical exercises daily to keep his body fit. He further added that he did not diet. He expressed,

    I do stretching exercises and yoga to improve my flexibility. I do not diet nor do I go to the gym.”

  • Sanket Gaonkar is a fitness fanatic. He does yoga and physical exercises regularly to maintain his physical fitness and health. In an interview with a media reporter, he narrated,

    I do stretching exercises and yoga to improve my flexibility. I do not diet nor do I go to the gym.”

  • A dancing video of Sanket Gaonkar while participating in an Indian dance reality show.


  • Sanket Gaonkar was the champion of the Volleyball game in his college days. Reportedly, he was a state-level volleyball player. In his leisure time, he adores swimming and travelling to different locations.
  • Sanket’s father is a cancer patient. Sanket disclosed his economic condition on the sets of the dance reality show titled India’s Best Dancer Season 2 in 2021. He said that his family was in need of money. The producers of the show provided a special sofa for his father so that he could watch the performances of Sanket comfortably.
  • In October 2021, on the grand premiere of India’s Best Dancer, Sanket performed on ice slabs along with his choreographer Anuradha. This performance left the judges surprised. After the performance, he said on the stage,

    It was the grand premiere and I felt that the occasion calls for something memorable and noteworthy. So, I decided to take a plunge and give my all as I prepared for an act on the ice slab. With the help of my choreographer Anuradha, I was able to do justice to my act and won the hearts of the judges! Humbled for all the love they have shown me until now. This is just the beginning. There is a lot in store for me.”

    Sanket while performing dance on the ice slabs on India’s best Dancer reality show in 2021


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