Saajan Singh: From self-taught dancer to being a fearless body double, meet the man of many talents
They say there is no substitute for hard work and if there’s one artiste who truly embodies it then it has to be actor-dancer and choreographer Saajan Singh. The man of many talents rose to fame after his stint in the popular dance reality show Dance India Dance. On the show, Saajan was groomed by none other than master Remo D’Souza.
Saajan went on to become one of the final contestants on Dance India Dance in 2009. Post that, it was never looking back for him. Thanks to the show, the youngster made his way into people’s heart with his impressive dancing skills. Looking at his passion and awe-inspiring dance moves its difficult to digest the fact that Saajan has never taken any professional training.
Born and brought up in Jalandhar, Saajan comes from humble beginnings. His father worked in the Army as a subedar (retd.) and his mother is a homemaker. He is a self taught dancer who picked up various nuances of the dancing by watching YouTube videos. Any one who has seen his B-boying style of dance, will assure you that he is at par with those who have actually taken professional training. Perhaps even better than them. Saajan never lets his humble backgrounds come in the way of achieving his dreams.
For his sheer love for dance and the hunger to showcase his talent to the world, Saajan even performed at Zee Rishtey Awards 2010 and once again mesmerized everyone with his flawless performance. The young lad took his love for performing arts one step ahead when he bagged his first acting stint in Remo D’Souza’s Any Body Can Dance. With time, Saajan has tried his hands at several things and his perseverance has always paid off.
So apart from expressing himself through dance, Saajan has even worked as a choreographer and body doubles in Hindi films. For the unversed, it was Saajan who played Salman Khan‘s body double in Tiger Zinda Hai (2017). Yes, you read that right. He played the superstars’ body double in the wolf Chase sequence and floored everyone by canning the shot smoothly just like his killer dance moves. He collaborated with Bhaijaan once again as a dance trainer for his film Race 3.
Currently Saajan is busy popularizing the dance style of B-boying. He aims to bust myths about the popular dance form. Saajan wants people to know that there’s more to B-boying than just ‘flips, cart wheels, and kicks’. He aspires to make it known as a dance form which is full of grace and attention.
So when not shooting for films, you might find Saajan honing his skills at performing gravity defying dance moves. Either way, we always look forward to seeing what new things this talented man has to offer.