Vaibhabhi Merchant was born on 1975.She is a well-known Bollywood dance choreographer, the granddaughter of pioneering choreographer Shri Hiralal Merchant. Currently she is dating director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, whom she became involved with during the shooting of the movie Saawariya.
She began her career by assisting her uncle Chinni Prakash. She had her acting debut in the Malayalam film Snehapoorvam Anna, but returned to her roots as choreographer.
Her first solo work was the choreography for the song "Dhol Baaje" for the hit film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. She won a National Film Award for her work. She took a short break from the industry and then returned with a bang in the form of the song "'O Ri Chhori'" from the Oscar-nominated Lagaan in 2001.
She continued to choreograph selected numbers in prominent films such as Devdas, Baghban, Fida, Dhoom, and Veer Zaara. She also choreographed the Australian musical The Merchants of Bollywood, a musical written by Toby Gough about her family.
She also choreographed one of the most popular song of 2005, "Kajra Re" from Bunty aur Babli, winning several awards for her choreography for the song. She was a judge in Nach Baliye 3 along with David Dhawan and Isha Koppikar.
For "Dhol Baaje" from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam: she got National Film Award for Best Choreography. For "Kajra Re" in Bunty Aur Babli: she got many awards for best chareography like IIFA Award,Zee Award,Star Screen Award,Apsara Award.