Karan, a leading artist in the field of East & West dance fusion has become a recognised name for his exceptional performances. He has trained in Bhangra, Indian Classical, Salsa, Modern Indian, Jazz, Street and Hip Hop dance. With this diverse combination of skills, Karan’s work makes a permanent mark wherever he performs taking Bollywood entertainment to a new dimension.
He has been lauded as an ‘electrifying performer’, with stunning “energy, speed, stamina, grace and presence. He is one of the best performers I've seen.” Shan Khan - Creative Director, "i DO" media
Growing up in a home where music and Bollywood films were commonplace, Karan showed an early knack for improvisation. This passion led him to pursue professional training from the age of six and he worked with many different choreographers from India and the UK. He was selected for a live performance on Blue Peter and to perform for the UK dance tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Bombay Dreams’ 2003.
Karan went to the national audition for the urban dance show Bump’N’Grind on Trouble TV and out of thousands made it as a finalist (2005). It was here he further mastered skills in Street, Ballet and Hip-Hop dance. The diversity of Karan’s shows has led him to Dubai, America, Sweden, India, Switzerland and all around the UK.
In 2007 Karan graced the stage with celebrity big brother winner Shilpa Shetty at the prestigious IFFA Awards in the Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield (equivalent to the Hollywood Oscars). Bollywood dance performances are Karan’s specialty and he is in demand for his glamorous and spectacular productions.
Karan is an incredibly versatile dancer and is often complimented on how fast he adapts to new choreography. After specific requests he has mastered performances to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and ‘Billy Jean’. He performed at Michael Jackson’s 47th Birthday Celebration, ‘Unbreakable’ in London’s Leicester Square.
Karan is also an exhilarating Kathak dancer. He has performed alongside Pratap Pawar and also completed advanced workshops with Pundit Birju Maharaj (choreographer of Bollywood hit ‘Devdas’). In his first ever Kathak performance, he completed an entry with 27 chakkars (pirouettes) which gained him a new respect with his audience. He performed with intricate footwork commanding the rhythmic taals of the live tabla, sarangi and harmonium.