Shantanu Maheshwari is an Indian television actor, dancer, choreographer and host. He debuted in the show Dil Dosti Dance on Channel V in his breakout performance as the protagonist Swayam Shekhawat.He also won 'Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi'. Maheshwari is a part of the Desi Hoppers dance crew who emerged as winners in the World of Dance 2015 Championship in Los Angeles. In 2016, along with his crew Desi Hoppers he gave a special performance on America's Got Talent (season 11). Maheshwari along with his crew Desi Hoppers has been conducting dance workshops all over India under the name Street Mation in which they teach a fusion of street dance with animation. Maheshwari has done episodics in Yeh Hai Aashiqui, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Twistwala Love and MTV Big F (season 2). In 2016, he played the protagonist in Girls on Top on MTV India. He participated in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (season 9) on Colors TV as a celebrity contestant where he emerged as a top 3 finalist. He participated in Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 8) and emerged as the winner of the stunt based reality show.