Dancing her way to glory

Shubhpreet Kaur Ghumman

Dancing takes years to perfect as an art. But without dedication nothing is possible. Setting an example beyond imagination when it comes to dedication and perseverance, Shubhpreet Kaur Ghumman is an inspiration for many young girls and boys. In conversation with Urban Melange, she talks about what motivated her to start her journey of dance.

Popularly known as the ‘one-legged dancer’ of India, Shubhpreet Kaur Ghumman lost her leg in an accident in the year 2009 while riding her scooter. The negligence of her doctor made her lose her leg and life came to a standstill for her. But she didn’t lose hope and picked herself up with confidence and her zeal and moved forward. Taking her inspiration from the famous legless dancer of the country, Vinod Thakur, Shubhpreet also got fame with her passion to dance. She has been winning the hearts of the whole country by participating in dance shows like Jhalak Dikhla Jaa and India’s Got Talent.

Love for dancing goes back to the childhood when she’d, “dance in front of the mirror instead of watch television like other children.” She adds, “Apart from the item songs, I also danced on some contemporary numbers. I also like belly dancing and hip-hop.” When she saw Vinod Thakur dancing on one leg, she was surprised and wanted to try it out herself. She decided to practice daily and try her best to dance like him. Her life’s mantra is very simple, ‘Never give up… nothing is impossible’ and she swears by it. With her dedication and commitment, she continued her passion to dance. Her mother has been her role model and has supported her in making her dreams come true. Being admired by people like Salman Khan, Karan Johar and Kirron Kher, and Malaika Arora, she got the appreciation and motivation to take this forward and not let her lose her spirits.

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