Raghav Juyal Age Girlfriend Wife Children Family Biography And More

Raghav Juyal (born 10 July 1991) is an Indian dancer, choreographer, actor and television presenter. He is known as the “King of Slow Motion” for his surreal dance moves in slow motion style and for his reinvention of the Slow Motion Walk in India. He rose to fame after being a contestant and finalist in Zee TV’s dance reality show Dance India Dance 3 and a skipper for the team Raghav Ke Rockstars in Dance India Dance Li’l Masters 2 and Dance Ke Superkids where his team was declared the winner under his captainship. He was a contestant on Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 (2016).

Personal life

Raghav Juyal was born to Deepak Juyal, an advocate, and Alka Bakshi Juyal, his mother is a Punjabi. He was born and brought up in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Born in a Garhwali family he belongs to his ancestral village Khetu in Uttarakhand.

Juyal never had any formal training in dance but picked it up from watching performances from the internet and television. He started winning laurels as a dancer right from his days in Doon International School. Later, he joined DAV (PG) College to pursue his B.Com.

Raghav Juyal Age Girlfriend Wife Children Family Biography And More

Nickname Crockroaxz Hindustan Times
Profession(s)Dancer, Actor, Television host
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 178 cm

in meters– 1.78 m

in feet & inches– 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 70 kg

in pounds– 155 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm: Sonali Cable as Sada (2014)

TV: Dance India Dance Season 3 (Contestant)
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 July 1991 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2024) 33 Years
BirthplaceDehradun, Uttarakhand
Zodiac sign Cancer
HometownPauri, Uttarakhand
SchoolDoon International School, Dehradun
College/UniversityDAV (PG) College, Dehradun

Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce DailyHunt
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian Instagram-Raghav Juyal
HobbiesDrawing, Traveling
ControversyOn 16 November 2021, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took to Twitter to condemn racism “unequivocally” after a contestant from Guwahati on Colors TV’s “Dance Deewane 3” was subjected to racist rhetoric. In a clip of the show, that had gone viral on social media, the show’s host-dancer Raghav Juyal is seen mocking a contestant, Gunjan Sinha, from the North-east while introducing her; he spoke gibberish, seemingly to mock Mandarin, the language spoken by the Chinese people. Juyal is heard saying in the 40-second clip – “People might not be able to understand her Chinese but they surely understand her dance.” In his tweet, the Chief Minister wrote – “It has come to my notice that a popular reality show host has used racist rhetoric against a young participant from Guwahati. This is shameful and totally unacceptable. Racism has no place in our country and we should all condemn it unequivocally.” Later, Mr. Juyal shared a video on Instagram in an attempt to “clarify the misunderstanding.” In the video, he said, “When the children come on the show, we ask them what their hobbies are. Gunjan said ‘I can talk in Chinese, I have this talent’. And we used to laugh at the things children say. When we asked her to speak Chinese, she started talking in gibberish. From there onwards, we would ask her to speak in ‘Chinese’ on every episode or ask her to speak in the language of another planet!” Towards the end of the video, he apologised and said, “I’m so sorry if I’ve hurt your sentiments. It was neither my or Colors channel’s motives that something like this happens. But before making a clip viral and judging, I’d really want you to watch the whole show.” The Hindu
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsShehnaz Kaur Gill (actor, model, singer) (rumoured)

Raghav Juyal and Shehnaz Kaur Gill

Note: In 2023, Raghav was rumoured to be dating Shehnaz; however, in an interview, he clarified that he was single. India Today
ParentsFather– Deepak Juyal (Advocate)

Mother– Alka Bakshi Juyal (Homemaker)

Raghav Juyal with his family
SiblingsBrother– Yashasvi Juyal (Film Director)

Raghav Juyal's brother
FoodRajma Chawal
Actor(s)Irrfan Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
ActressAlia Bhatt
FilmStep Up (2006)
Dancer(s)Prabhu Deva, Michael Jackson
CricketerSachin Tendulkar
QuoteFame is a devil and art is an angel.
Travel DestinationUttarakhand


Dance India Dance (season 3)
Juyal became known when his audition video went viral on YouTube. He was a contestant on Dance India Dance 3 (2012), which aired on Zee TV. He was not professionally trained by anyone prior to coming on the show. Juyal showcased a new dance style but wasn’t selected in the Top 18 by the Grand Master in Mega Audition. Later, on public demand, Grand Master Mithun Chakraborty made an exception in the format by reintroducing him on the show as his “trump card” in the wild-card round, through which he entered the competition again.

Thereafter, Juyal created different dance-forms and reached the finale. He was the most popular contestant of the season having garnered the most No. 1 positions in weekly voting. At the Grand finale, he was voted with 3,481,685 votes in the 2nd runner up position.

DID Li’L Masters (season 2)
After DID, Raghav became the skipper of team Raghav Ke Rockstars in DID Li’l masters (season 2) where he choreographed for Saumya Rai and Rohan Parkale. He was the only skipper to lead both of his students to the Grand finale, in which Rohan and Saumya attained 2nd and 3rd runner up positions respectively.

Dance Ke Superkids
Raghav then choreographed for Zee TV’s show Dance Ke Superkids as the Captain of DID Li’l Masters (season 2) team Yahoo and competed against DID Li’l Masters (season 1) team Wakao – with Dharmesh Yelande as the Captain. In the Grand Finale, his team was declared the winner.

In 2014, Juyal debuted as an actor by playing a pivotal role in the comedy film Sonali Cable, co-starring Rhea Chakraborty and Ali Fazal, produced by Ramesh Sippy Entertainment which was released on 17 October 2014. One reviewer singled out Raghav’s vivacious performance and praised his screen presence, while another says he “steals every scene he’s in” and another says he is “better than the leads”. The next year he starred in the dance film, ABCD 2, which was released on 19 June 2015, directed by Remo D’Souza co-starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor. Later, he also hosted the dance reality show Dance Plus which aired on Star Plus. In the same year, he co-hosted Prem Ki Diwali along with Karishma Tanna which was broadcast on Life Ok.

In 2016, he was seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi season 7 as a contestant which aired on Colors TV. Later, he hosted Dance Plus (season 2). In the same year, he also co-hosted and appeared on Star Parivaar Awards and Colors Golden Petal Awards. Later he hosted and performed on the show, Timeless Aisha which was aired on Zee Classic. The following year he co-hosted the singing reality show, Rising Star along with Meiyang Chang which aired on Colors TV. In mid 2017 he has hosted Dance Plus (season 3). In the same year, he began co-hosting the dance reality show, Dance Champions with Ridhima Pandit.

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In 2018, he co-hosted the second season of the singing reality show, Dil Hai Hindustani along with Mukti Mohan. He then starred in the romantic comedy film, Nawabzaade along with Dharmesh Yelande, Punit Pathak and Isha Rikhi directed by Jayesh Pradhan which was released on 27 July 2018. Later in the year, he co-hosted Dance Plus (season 4) along with Sugandha Mishra. In 2019, he hosted the dance reality show Dance Plus (season 5).

In 2020, he appeared in dance film Street Dancer 3D with Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhu Deva, and Nora Fatehi. Then he appeared in the second season of the Zee5 dark crime thriller series Abhay (TV series) directed by Ken Ghosh, which was released on 14 August 2020, playing the negative dark character for the first time. He played the lead role in the satirical comedy film Bahut Hua Samman produced by Yoodlee films and directed by Ashish R. Shukla, shared screen space with Sanjay Misra. The movie was released on 2 October 2020 on Disney+ Hotstar due to COVID-19 pandemic and received positive reviews from the audience and critics. Raghav next starred opposite Ankita Sharma in a romantic movie titled Wedlock directed by Sachin Karande and the film is Produced by Blue Orchid Entertainment and Creo Brains Motion Pictures, the shoot was completed in various locations of Mumbai in 25 days shoot schedule. The film is set to release in August 2021

On 15 February 2021, Farhan Akhtar dropped the first teaser of his new film, and announced Yudhra to be produced by his company, Excel Entertainment. Raghav along with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Malavika Mohanan. The film is directed by Ravi Udyawar.Yudhra’s story and screenplay have been penned jointly by Farhan Akhtar and Shridhar Raghavan. The film is slated to release in summer 2022.


His signature step is Slow Motion Walk. Choreographers like geeta kapoor & Remo D’Souza and Terrence Lewis have stated that they had never seen anyone emulate the slow motion walk in India, as realistically, before Raghav. Raghav is a trained actor, mentored by the actor and acting coach Saurabh Sachdeva.



2014Sonali CableSada
2015ABCD 2Raghav
2020Street Dancer 3DPoddy
Bahut Hua SammanBony
2023Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki JaanIshq
2024Wedlock †Rohan SharmaCompleted
2024Hasal †TBAFilming
2024Yudhra †TBAFilming
2024Kill †TBAcompleted


2011Chak Dhoom Dhoom 2Contestant
Dance India Dance 32nd runner-up
2012Dance Ke SuperkidsCaptainWinner
Dance India Dance Li’l Masters 2
2013Dance India Dance 4HimselfGuest
Dance India Dance Super MomsCaptain
2014Dance India Dance Li’l Masters 3
2015Dance PlusHost
Nach Baliye 7HimselfGuest
Dance India Dance Super Moms 2
2016Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7Contestant6th place
Dance Plus 2Host
2017Super DancerHimselfGuest
Entertainment Ki Raat
Dance ChampionsHost
Dance Plus 3
Rising Star
2018Dance Plus 4
Dil Hai Hindustani 2
2019Dance Plus 5
Khatra Khatra KhatraHimselfGuest
Bigg Boss 13
2020India’s Best Dancer
2021Bigg Boss 14
Dance Deewane 3Host
Super Dancer 4HimselfGuest
Dance Plus 6Host

Music videos

2020Hum TumSukriti KakarPrakriti Kakar

Web series

2020Abhay 2Samar
2024Gyaarah GyaarahOfficer

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