Punit Pathak

Dancing was not allowed in my school, but I took part in my college dance shows. I was 17 years old when I started working with Terence Lewis and he brought dance into my life. I wasn’t proficient in any other dance form except Hip-Hop and I ended up quitting his academy to work as an assistant director. I wasn’t fond of my job and quite honestly, I hated every bit of it. My life changed for good when I received a call from a dance reality show where I met my new mentor, Remo D’souza.

I was a part of the audience in the very first season of the show, but I later went on to become a contestant and gradually made my way up to the position of a judge. The journey has been really overwhelming and it wasn’t easy for me. I’ve slept on pavements and struggled to make ends meet. Good things in life do not come easily and I have experienced it myself. I used to be so scared to even leave my seat on sets as a contestant. I always made sure that I did not get myself into a complicated situation.

It was my stint as an assistant director that truly opened the doors to the world of dance for me. I got the opportunity to act in two dance based movies and I even choreographed on several other reality shows. I haven’t won the show yet, but I haven’t given up on my passion. I was my hard work and love for what I wanted that brought me here. I believe that the journey hasn’t ended yet. I still have a lot more to do and I’m determined to make my dreams come true.