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India's one-legged dancer, Subhreet to perform in Asia's Got Talent

punjab Updated: Jan 18, 2015 21:49 IST
Neeraj Mohan
Subhreet Kaur Ghumman

The breakup of her love-marriage could not break her courage to attain new heights, and now the Sangrur girl, popularly known as India's one legged dancer Subhreet Kaur Ghumman is all set to make her entry in the talent show 'Asia's got talent' (AGT).

"I have already brought laurels to my state with my performance in India's got talent, now it's time to win laurels for the nation,"said Subhreet, while talking to Hindustan Times before leaving for the airport to catch her flight for Malaysia.

Her first performance in AGT will be in the judges' round on January 20. The show is likely to be telecast on AXN television channel in March 2015, across 20 territories in Asia.

"I have faced several challenges in my life, including the recent failure of my marriage which lasted for less than two months. But these challenges haven't shaken my courage, and I am ready for another competition", said Subhreet.

The 27-year-old differently-abled dancer, who belongs to Jhunda village of the district and finished among the Top-4 in Colors TV channel's talent show India's got talent(IGT) season 5 in March last year.

"Two months ago, IGT orgnisers had approached me for audition of AGT in Mumbai. Including me, 7-8 contenders have been selected from India for the judges round. If I clear this round, I will be through to the semifinals," Subhreet said.

Subhreet's father died when she was 9 and she lost her left leg in an accident in 2010. She became popular overnight when she cleared the auditions of India's Got Talent in November 2013.

"After recovering from trauma after my father's death I decided to fulfil my dream of becoming a dancer, but I received another jolt and lost my leg in a road accident. My dreams were shattered as I was bed-ridden for a year. But my mother did not lose hope and supported me in every possible way to help me realise my dream," she said.

"I started standing on one leg and gradually took to dancing. By 2012, I could dance on one leg," she added.

Before going for the TV show audition, Shubreet undertook a short-term training course in dance from an academy in Chandigarh.

Subhreet's mother Charanjeet Kaur Ghumman, who is also going to Malysia with Subhreet is elated over her daughter's achievements. "My daughter has proved that daughters are equal to sons and I pray that God blesses every parent with a girl like Subhreet," she said.