Neena and Veena – Bellydancing Twins
NEENA & VEENA, “The Bellytwins,” have been featured as special guest dancers, choreographers, and actresses on hundreds of national and international stages, films, television commercials, music videos, sitcoms, and talk shows. The twins are also artistic directors / choreographers / teachers of their own 50-member dance company that specializes in Arabic and Bollywood dance styles. Based in Hollywood, CA, they have performed live stage shows for world renowned artists, celebrities, royalty, and dignitaries, such as Sting, Prince, U2, and Hugh Hefner. Some of their television credits include The Academy Awards, Live with Regis & Kelly, ER, The View (with Barbara Walters), and The American Music Awards. Voted “America’s Sexiest Twins,” NEENA & VEENA have also been the center of Hollywood’s TV gossip and news shows, such as Extra, E!, Entertainment Tonight, and multiple segments on CNN, VH-1 and MTV. In addition, the twins have made their mark worldwide, on television networks including BBC (UK), CTV (Canada), Univision (Latin), ZeeTV (Asia), Sony (India) and RTN (Russia). The twins have appeared in dozens of music videos with a wide range of national and international artists including Dr. Dre, Ricky Martin, Outkast, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Aerosmith. They have also been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers including In Style, YM, Time, Muscle & Fitness, Fit and New York Daily News, as well as international publications including India Today, England’s Hello, Australia’s Harper Bazaar, and India’s Femina. They have been spotlighted in the national best-sellers. Currently, they have a multi-book deal with a reputable publishing company. Their first book, The Way of the Belly will be released in March 2006. NEENA & VEENA have not only conceptualized, but created, choreographed, co-produced, and starred in twelve instructional and fitness videos, some of which had long runs on the Billboard Top Ten charts. Fitness magazine also named them the Top Ten Videos of the Year. The first to mainstream bellydance in the U.S., the Bellytwins have sold over 4 million videos worldwide.