Charu Shankar wears many hats- she is an actor, a dance and theatre practitioner, a TV anchor for travel and fitness shows, and a certified fitness instructor. She is best known for her portrayal of Mehrunnisa in the TV series SIYAASAT on Epic Channel (currently on air) based on Indu Sunderesan’s book The Twentieth Wife.

In 2003 she was introduced to the world of fitness with her first show on NDTV, and through her dance training at the Danceworx (where she taught Jazz and social dancing). In 2008, she joined the Reebok Global Instructor team, and was part of the core international group that worked with Cirque du Soliel to create new fitness programs. She later co-founded Dance-Fit! for Reebok. She completed her certification with the American Council of Exercise in 2011.

Charu has worked extensively with schools, colleges, Corporate-training groups, NGO’s and other initiatives, designing programs that use dance and theatre practice to address their needs & goals.