Terence Lewis Age, Height, Net Worth, Girlfriend, Biography

Terence Lewis is an Indian dancer and choreographer known for his outstanding talent and skills. He comes from a background where his ancestors, originally Hindu, adopted an Anglo-Indian name during the Portuguese colonization of Goa, India. 

Terence has delved into various dance forms, including Indian folk dance, Kathak, and Yoga, embracing both his cultural roots and contemporary influences from international dance teachers.

Terence Lewis has made a significant impact on the global dance scene. As a renowned dancer, singer, and choreographer, he has earned widespread acclaim. Terence is not only a judge on various dance reality shows but has also choreographed Bollywood films. He stands out as one of the few Indian choreographers who have gained recognition internationally.


Terence Lewis Biography
Full NameTerence Lewis
ProfessionChoreographer, Dancer
Famous AsDancer
Nick NameTerence 
Date of Birth10 April 1975
Age49 Years Old
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
HometownMumbai, Maharasthra, India (His ancestors hail from Mangalore, Karnataka)
Zodiac SignAries
HobbiesDancing, Acting, Travelling
Food HabitsNon-vegetarian
Educational QualificationGraduate (Psychology and Sociology)
School NameSt. Teresa’s Boys High School, Mumbai
St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai (11th & 12th Standard – Microbiology)
College/UniversityInstitute of Hotel Management, Dadar, Mumbai (Diploma in Hotel Management)
University of Mumbai (Degree in Psychology and Sociology)
Fitness training from Progressive Fitness USA (Branch in Mumbai, did a certification course)
DebutChoreographer: Lagaan (2001)

Early Life

Terence Lewis was born on 10 April 1975 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Despite being a good student, his parents couldn’t afford his education.

Terence Lewis had a tough time continuing his dance training after finishing school because he didn’t have enough money. But his motto ‘ATM’ – Absorb, Try, and Master – encouraged him to persevere. He studied microbiology at the renowned St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Money issues made him switch to hotel management and psychology.

Being well-educated helped him get a high-paying job. With this newfound stability, he began pursuing his dream in dance from the beginning.


Although he initially aspired to be an actor, he later chose dancing as his career and is now a famous choreographer. He made history as the first Indian to represent the country in Vienna, Austria, and received the danceWEB Europe Scholarship. 

Running his dance academy, Terence Lewis conducts workshops both in India and abroad. His portfolio includes choreography for films like:

Terence Lewis Performed Choreography in these Movies

Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India (2001)

Terence Lewis brought new dance styles to Bollywood in this movie, impressing the audience with his talent. He won the 2002 American Choreography Award for his choreography, sharing it with Saroj Khan, Ganesh Hegde, Vaibhavi Merchant, and Raju Khan.

Jhankaar Beats (2003)

Sujoy Ghosh directed this musical comedy, starring Juhi Chawla, Rahul Bose, Riya Sen, Sanjay Suri, and Shayan Munshi. Terence Lewis’ choreography, especially in the song Tu Aashiqui Hai, was loved by the audience for its lighthearted and easy-to-follow dance moves.

Naach (2004)

This Ram Gopal Varma film tells the story of an aspiring choreographer. Terence Lewis made a mark in Bollywood with his creative approach and choreography in this movie.

Aisha (2010)

In this multi-starrer film featuring Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Amrita Puri, Cyrus, and Lisa Haydon, Terence Lewis worked hard and had fun choreographing several captivating songs. The title track Suno Aisha, known for its freestyle and situational elements, added to the movie’s positive vibe.

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela (2013)

Terence Lewis made the famous song “Ang Laga De” in the movie Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela in 2013. He choreographed the dance for Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, making them look really good together. In the song, both actors show a romantic feeling through slow and beautiful moves.

Dance India Dance (2009-2015)

Dance India Dance is a dance competition TV show that started on January 30, 2009. It’s made by Essel Vision Productions and is shown on Zee TV.

In the show, dancers from different styles compete in auditions in big Indian cities. They show their unique styles and talents. If they get chosen, they go through mega auditions to see how versatile they are. After mega auditions, the top 18 dancers become finalists. 

In the main competition, they perform solo, in pairs, and groups in different dance styles. The audience votes, along with the judges’ opinions, decide who goes to the next round each week.

Terence Lewis was a judge in the first three seasons of Dance India Dance, along with Remo D’Souza and Geeta Kapoor. Alisha Singh, who competed against him, came second in the first season. Shakti Mohan, another contestant of his, won in the second season.  

Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 3 (2010)

Fear Factor

Khatron Ke Khiladi is a thrilling Indian TV show where people do daring stunts. It’s like the American show Fear Factor. The Indian version first aired as Fear Factor India on Sony TV, but later, it moved to Colors TV on July 21, 2008. On August 1, 2020, a special version called Khatron Ke Khiladi – Made in India started, with contestants from previous seasons.

Terence Lewis took part in Fear Factor

Khatron Ke Khiladi 3 in 2010 on Colors TV. The show happened in Brazil, and Priyanka Chopra was the host. Terence competed with 13 others, and unfortunately, he got eliminated in the eleventh episode of the show, which took place in Copacabana, Brazil.


Before 2020:

Terence Lewis showed up in more than 25 movies and music albums. Some of his notable works were in films like Lagaan, Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, and Gold.

In 2020:

A documentary called “Terence Lewis, Indian Man” came out. It’s like a movie about his life. A filmmaker from France named Pierre X. Garnier made it. The documentary tells the story of Terence Lewis.


2009Dance India Dance 1JudgeZee TV
2009-2010Dance India Dance 2Zee TV
2010Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 3ContestantColors TV
2011-2012Dance India Dance 3JudgeZee TV
2012-2013Nach Baliye 5JudgeStar Plus
2013-2014Nach Baliye 6Star Plus
2014Comedy Nights with KapilGuestColors TV
2015Dance India Dance Super Moms 2JudgeZee TV
2016So You Think You Can Dance&TV
2017The Kapil Sharma Show, Nach Baliye 8, The Drama Company, Dance Champions, Dance Plus 3Guest, JudgeSony TV, Star Plus
2018Dance Plus 4
2019Kitchen Champion 5, Dance Plus 5JudgeColors TV, Star Plus
2020India’s Best Dancer 1JudgeSony TV
2021Super Dancer 4, India’s Best Dancer 2Guest, Judge
2022Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10Guest Judge
2023India’s Best Dancer 3JudgeSony TV


Father NameXavier Lewis
Mother NameTeresa Lewis
Siblings7 Brother & Sisters (All elder to Terence)

Physical Appearance

Terence Lewis stands at an approximate height of 178 centimeters, which is equivalent to 1.78 meters or 5 feet 10 inches. His weight is around 75 kilograms or 165 Lbs. When it comes to body measurements, Terence has a chest size of 42 inches, a waist of 32 inches, and a biceps measuring 14 inches. His eyes are a light brown color, and he has light brown hair.

Terence Lewis Height
Height (Approx.)in centimeters – 178 cm
in meters – 1.78 m
in feet inches – 5’ 10”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms – 75 kg
in pounds – 165 lbs
Body Measurements– Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColorLight Brown
Hair ColorLight Brown

Relationship Status

Marital StatusUnmarried
Affair/GirlfriendSayantani Ghosh (Actress)

Net Worth & Salary

Terence Lewis is worth ₹28 crore (about $4 million), earning money through choreography, dancing, and reality shows. They get ₹3.5 lakh per performance and have a lavish lifestyle with luxury cars like Range Rover, Audi A5, and Mercedes Benz GLS. His talents in entertainment make him rich and famous.

Net Worth in USD (Approx.)$4 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees (Approx.)₹28 Crore
Salary (Approx.)₹3.5 Lakh/Performance
Car & Bike CollectionRange Rover, Audi A5, Mercedes Benz GLS
Income SourceChoreography, Dancing, Reality Shows

Social Media Handles

Instagram @terence_here
Facebook @terence.lewis.inc
Twitter @terencehere
YouTube @terencelewis75


2001American Choreography AwardTerence Lewis (for ‘Lagaan’ choreography)
2005Nach Baliye (won an award)
2006Edinburgh Fringe FestivalTerence Lewis (Best Choreographer for ‘Finding Marina’ and ‘The Children of the Sea’)
2009Dance India Dance (won an award)
2012TANZ platform at the International Choreographers’ MeetTerence Lewis (represented Asia at the event in Stuttgart, Germany)
2013Indian Telly AwardsDance India Dance Super Moms (won an award)

Favorite Things

SingersA.R. Rahman
CricketerSachin Tendulkar
ActressMadhuri Dixit

Terence Lewis Songs Lyrics


Some time ago, there was a video of Terence Lewis being accused of touching Nora Fatehi in the wrong way on a dance show. Recently, Terence talked about it on Maneish Paul’s podcast, explaining that it was a mistake during a greeting with Shatrughan Sinha. He said he didn’t mean to touch her wrongly and mentioned that Nora had invited him to dance before. Terence faced negative comments online, so he called Nora to explain things because the issue got worse on social media.

Terence Lewis House Address 

493, Nateshwar Bhavan, between 16th and, 

Khar – Danda Rd, Khar Danda, 

Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052

20 Facts About Terence Lewis

  1. Terence Lewis enjoys a drink.
  2. Since he was a kid, Terence dreamt of being an actor and did theatre in school. Terence Lewis didn’t learn to dance when he was young; it just came naturally to him.
  3. He was really smart in school and even became the head boy, but his family was very poor. His dad said he wouldn’t pay for Terence’s studies after he turned 15.
  4. As a child, Terence and his family lived in a chawl in Mumbai.
  5. After finishing his studies, he decided to make a career in dance. 
  6. Terence Lewis trained in Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary dance in New York at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.
  7. Now, he runs his dance academy in Mumbai called the “Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company.”
  8. To support his studies, he used to give dance lessons, but when that didn’t work out. 
  9. Terence Lewis started teaching aerobics to women and became a popular fitness instructor.
  10. He trained celebrities like Bipasha Basu, Amisha Patel, Sushmita Sen, Madhuri Dixit, Gauri Khan, Sussanne Roshan, and the Ambanis.
  11. Despite his success, Terence says he won’t ever get married.
  12. Terence Lewis loves staying fit and goes to the gym regularly.
  13. Terence Lewis graduated in Psychology and Sociology.
  14. He doesn’t smoke.
  15. Since he was a little kid, Terence Lewis wanted to be an actor.
  16. Terence Lewis was great in his studies and even became the head boy in school.
  17. Terence Lewis is really into fitness.
  18. Terence Lewis founded his dance academy called Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company.
  19. At the beginning of his career, Terence Lewis taught women aerobics.
  20. Terence Lewis has been the fitness instructor for famous actresses like Madhuri Dixit, Sushmita Sen, Amisha Patel, etc.


YearDance Styles
2007Bollywood Dance, Contemporary Indian Dance
2008Bollywood Dance, Contemporary Indian Dance
2009Add Contemporary Indian Dance, Bollywood Dance, BollyHop (12–15 J.), and Bollywood Dance.
2010ADD Bollywood Dance, Bollywood Dance, Bollywood Star (9 12), Contemporary Indian Dance
2011ADD Bollywood Dance, Bollywood Star (ages 9 to 13), Bollywood Dance, and Modern Indian Dance
2012Bollywood Dance, Bollywood Star (9-13 Jahre), Contemporary Indian Dance
2013Bollywood Dance, Bollywood Star (9-13 J), Indo-Contemporary Dance
2014Bollywood Dance, Indo-Contemporary Dance
2015Bollywood Dance, Indo-Contemporary Dance
2016Bollywood Dance, Indo-Contemporary Dance
2017Bollywood Dance, Indo-Contemporary Dance
2018Bollywood Dance, Indo-Contemporary Dance
2019Bollywood Dance, Indo-Contemporary Dance
2021Bollywood Dance, Indo-Contemporary Dance, Inside Out
2022Bollywood Dance, Indo-Contemporary Dance
2023Bollywood Dance, Indo-Contemporary Dance


Why isn’t Terence married?

Terence jokingly said that he watched Kapil, Jay, and other married guys face difficulties in their lives, so he chose not to get married.

Is Terence Lewis from Goa?

Terence Lewis grew up in Mumbai in a Mangalorean Catholic family. His parents are Javier Lewis and Teresa Lewis.

How old is Terence Lewis?

Terence Lewis is 48 years old (born on 10 April 1975).

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