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This Dancer Fought All Odds To Be What She Is Today

Meet Akshita Dutta, a first year B.Com student at Delhi University, and an outstanding dancer.
When state-level gymnast Akshita Dutta could not make it to the National-level competition due to her board exams, she did not lose hope – instead, she decided to take up dancing as a way of not losing all her years of training. She had always dreamt of being on stage, but her father did not support it. It was her mother who helped Akshita fight for her dreams.
The video she shot at India Gate is one that took a lot of effort – not because of her effortless routine, but because the procedure to get permission for it was an almost unending process. She would travel tirelessly from Delhi to Haryana, everyday, for rehearsals, and then would set out to arrange for shoot equipment, and then would go to places like Lotus temple, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, to seek permission to shoot – but to no avail. She did get the necessary permissions to shoot at India Gate, and her performance is nothing short of excellent!
Akshita’s first performance was within 2 months of her taking up dancing, in Ajmer Sharif, her birth place, and it was commended to the extent that she was considered by professionals for shoots and collaborations. Soon, after her 12th standard, she moved to Delhi to pursue hers dream of being a dancer. Her style of dancing, duet contemporary acrobats, is something that hasn’t been tried before by anyone in the district she lives in.
Akshita aspires to join well-revered dance academies, and eventually become a successful dancer. She is confident about making it big, but understands that the road to success is a tough one. But when she does make it big, she will gift her inspiration, her mother, a dream home in Delhi.

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By the Editorial Team.