Deepa Iyengar just released her latest dance video on the hot song from Baaghi 2, Mundiyan yesterday, and it has already hit over one million views on YouTube. Her first ever collaboration with Dharmesh Yelande, of Dance India Dance fame, is a quick fun casual video and as she says, “with literally no prep time.” Check out the video right here:
With a strong determination and unique creativity, Deepa has showcased her talents on YouTube, which has helped skyrocket her social media following. It all began when she was a young girl, following the footsteps of her artistic family comprising both musicians and dancers. Young Deepa discovered her passion for the art while watching Bollywood movies, and was inspired by both Bollywood and Kuchipudi simultaneously. Over the years her style infused both traditional Bollywood and classical genres of dance.
“I wanted to star in my own dance video” Deepa explained, “I wanted to be the boss of my own work.” In the style of modern day music videos, Deepa began posting content that displayed her skills in dancing, directing, and costume designing. Today, Deepa focuses solely on creating more dance videos and giving private dance lessons. “My goal is to be happy and do the things I want that peak my creative side… and be creative all the time and enjoy the journey,” Deepa told us.
Though Deepa’s subscribers on YouTube have touched 450k, she explained that these numbers are not her priority. She turned to social media outlets like YouTube not to gain a huge following but to showcase what she had to offer to the art of dancing. “I didn’t think this would happen, but it’s happening – you can’t predict these things,” she said. When we asked about her process in creating her videos, Deepa told us that the music comes first. She often chooses to make choreography for songs that she likes but explains that trending songs help increase the videos’ view count. After choosing a song, she incorporates her unique style of dancing to the music and ties it all up in a video. “Sometimes it takes once or twice to get the feel of the song,” she explained, “My fan following are requesting newer songs every day.”
Deepa Iyengar has come a long way to mark herself a special spot in the dancing world. Her advice to other aspiring dreamer is simple, “look at the little progressions – then when you look back, you’ll see how far you’ve come along. Consistent results are very important because we all want instant gratification. The best way is not to compare yourself to anyone else. Never look at someone else’s life, your journey is different from everyone else’s.”
Deepa Iyengar has once again proven that content is king and she is the queen of dance!
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