Shibani Dandekar

Shibani Dandekar (born 27 August 1980) is an Indian singer, actress, anchor and model.[1] She began her career working as a television anchor in American television. Following her return to India, she began hosting several shows in Hindi television and events, besides working as a model and a singer as well. She was one of the co-hosts of the 2019 ICC cricket World Cup.

Shibani Dandekar
Dandekar in June 2018
Born (1980-08-27) 27 August 1980
OccupationVJ, model, singer, anchor
Years active2009–present
Partner(s)Farhan Akhtar


Shibani Dandekar was born as the second daughter into a Maharashtrian family.[2] She has two siblings, Anusha Dandekar, an actress-singer working in Bollywood, and Apeksha Dandekar.[3] Shibani along with her sisters formed a music band named D-Major.[4][5] Shibani grew up in London, Australia and Africa for the majority of her childhood [6] In 2001, she moved to New York City, US and began working in American television.[7] She hosted three nationally syndicated television shows, Namaste America, V Desi and the Asian Variety Show.[8] In this role, she introduced Bollywood’s biggest stars to American audiences and also hosted An Evening With Shah Rukh Khan in Atlantic City. She has been a contestant on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa,[9] the India-based Dancing With the Stars on the BBC network and hosted in India on Colors TV.[10]

She returned to India and continued her work as a television host, while venturing into modelling as well. Apart from music and modeling, Shibani’s love for anchoring shows saw her as host for major events such as the Maxim Hot 100, Nike, Rolls Royce, Puma, Mercedes, Toyota, Horlicks, HSBC, Spice Mobile, JBL, MTV Coke Studio, Nivea and the Sony 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,[11] ZoOm's Let's Design,[12] India's Sexiest Bachelor on Big CBS Prime,[13] as well as its extension India's Glam Diva on Big CBS Love.[14][15] Shibani also anchored the Indian produced Grammy Nominees Special on VH1 as a lead-up to the 53rd Grammy Awards.[16] Since 2011, she has been co-hosting the show Extraa Innings - T20 on Sony Max Television during the Indian Premier League matches;[17] she won a nomination at the 11th Indian Television Academy Awards in the category Best Anchor Game/Quiz Show.[18] She is hosting the Mission cover shot for National Geography channel. She did a dance number Hi Poli Saajuk for 2014's Marathi movie Timepass, followed by 36 Nakhrewali in Sangharsh.[19] She played the role 'Zoya' in the movie Roy which was released on 13 February 2015.[20]. She is currently dating Farhan Akhtar.[21]


Denotes films / dramas that are not yet released
Year Films Role Language Notes
2014 Timepass Cast in a song Marathi
Sangharsh Chameli (Cast in a song)
2015 Roy Zoya Hindi
Shaandaar Sonia
2016 Sultan TV Anchor
2017 Naam Shabana Special appearance in a song
Noor Zara Patel
2018 Bhavesh Joshi Item girl a song "Chavanprash"
2019 Firrkie
That is Mahalakshmi Vijaya lakshmi Telugu Remake of Queen
zam zamVijayalakshmiMalayalam



  1. "Shibani Dandekar". Times Of India. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  2. Times Of India. "Cricket buff anchor". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  3. Times Of India. "CCL Anchor". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  4. The Hindu. "Anushka and Shibani's band". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  5. India Today. "IPL Eye Candy". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  6. DNA India. "Shibani Dandekar Interview". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  7. DNA India. "American Born Glam Desi". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  8. "IPL's Host". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  9. Bollywood Life. "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5: Shibani Dandekar evicted!". Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  10. Shibani Dandekar Profile
  11. The Indian Express. "Now TV to bring spotlight back to men". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  12. Times Of India. "Sisters, Anchors, Cricket Buffs". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  13. DNA India. "Shibani Dandekar Interview". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  14. Hindustan Times. "India's Glam Diva". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  15. Times Of India. "Freida Pinto, Sonakshi Sinha ..." Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  16. Radio and Music. "VH1 Grammy nominees special". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  17. Rediff. "IPL Season 4". Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  18. Indian Television Academy. "Event Details". Archived from the original on 26 August 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2012.
  19. "Shibani Dandekar: I am happy to have stepped into Marathi space!". Bollywoodlife. Retrieved 4 March 2015.
  20. Roy (film)
  21. "Farhan Akhtar shares his pictures with his GF Shibani Dandekar". Celebs info. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 19 December 2018.

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