‘D’ of Dance: Dharmesh sir

Dharmesh sir didn’t even had a coin in his pocket but, have a dream in his heart to be a well known dancer.

Dharmesh sir was born on 31st October 1983 in Baroda, Gujarat, India. His full name is Dharmesh Yelande. During childhood whenever he cried, his Neighbors used to play songs for him, then he stopped crying and started dancing on that song. From his school life, he participated in many state-level competitions. At the age of 11 years, he won his 1st trophy. Upon realizing his craziness for his passion, his father helped him to get admission in a dance academy, but that dance academy was 14-15 Km far away from his house, but still, he used to go there on a bicycle. A time also came in his life when he didn’t has money even for his dance academy fees. But he didn’t give up. He started teaching dance to collect money for his dance academy fees. He just only want to go to Mumbai and be a well-known background dancer but, he had something else wonderful in his fate.

Dharmesh’s father used to run a tea stall and as the time passes Dharmesh sir also opened his own sevusal shop adjacent to his father’s tea stall. He started his dance journey through a dance reality show ”Airtel krazzy kiya re” in 2007 in which he was the 1st runner-up but this was only the beginning of his success. After that we saw him in ”Boogie Woogie” in 2008 in which he won the tiltle , then in ”Dance India Dance2” in which he was the 1st runner up. Then in 2010 he was the team leader of some participants in ”DID-Lil’s Master”. Then he was also a winner of a dance reality show ”Dance ke Superstar” in 2011.

In 2010 he also choreographed a movie of Farah Khan ”Tees Maar Khan”. Now not only in T.V shows, but in the film industry too he is a well-known celebrity as he was a part of movies like ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, ABCD2, Banjo, and Nawabzaade. And now he had also signed for upcoming movie ”ABCD3”.

Now currently for 4 years, he was one of the three mentors in all seasons of Dance+.
His inspiration for dance is Remo D’souza, according to his remarks in the DID audition, he said, “Remo Sir is also a mind-blowing dancer. Whenever I meet him, it’s only dance that we discuss. He’s a person with such wonderful dance techniques that one is left simply wondering ‘Ki kya idea hai bhai, yeh step to dhoom macha dega“. But now Dharmesh Sir himself is a big inspiration to many budding dancers.

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