Incredible one-legged dancers who encountered from their challenges

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January 12, 2017Entertainment
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Incredible one-legged dancers who encountered from their challenges

Sometimes, Life seems to challenge you so hard and give you such a hard time that you may feel so discouraged and hopeless. However, there are inspiring stories of these passionate young people, who unfortunately had to cut off their legs in accidents but have stood up and never forgotten a single day to fulfill their dreams and passions of dancing. They even challenge themselves when taking the way of professional dancing, conquering Got Talent Shows, which made many other people moved.

1. Inspirational one legged dancer – who lost her limb through harrowing hospital blunders in India – becomes a huge star after appearing on talent show.

Subhreet became a household name in India after surprising audiences with her terrific dance moves on one leg on the Indian version of Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year.

Subhreet had to amputate her left leg after a motorbike accident, in 2009. But her determination to recover and her passion for dance gave her a new-found confidence.

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In February this year, Subhreet’s audition on India’s Got Talent amazed the judges and crowds.

She was chosen for the final, but was piped to the show’s £68,000 first prize by Ragini Makkhar and Naadyog dance group. But the show went on to change her life.

Subhreet is now a celebrity in her hometown. She is continuously asked for her autograph and her dance studio is full of well wishers and supporters.

Subhreet wowed the judges and won over the nation when she took to the stage on India’s Got Talent

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She said: ‘I always loved dancing but my parents wanted me to study so I worked hard to become a nurse. The accident changed my life; it not only took my leg but it gave me the determination to fulfill my dreams. Now I’m dancing for a living and I love it.’

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Subhreet used to only dance in her bedroom when she was growing up; too nervous to perform in front of an audience.

Subhreet remembers. ‘Dancing was a love of mine but it was never something I thought I’d ever do professionally.’

But in October, 2009, Subhreet’s world was turned upside down.

She caught a lift on the back of her friend’s moped after college and just a few miles from home the bike skidded at speed on a sharp corner and both Subhreet and her friend were thrown off. Subhreet was left lying in a bed for almost two weeks.

Subhreet, here working out in a gym in Chandigarh, had to learn how to walk on one leg and was turned down from numerous dance schools because of her disabilitySubhreet, here working out in a gym in Chandigarh, had to learn how to walk on one leg and was turned down from numerous dance schools because of her disability.

Eventually Subhreet had the operation on November 5, 15 days after the accident.

She was sent home to recover but as weeks passed Subhreet’s condition went from bad to worse.

‘I lost all feeling in my leg and slowly my toes, foot and my leg started to turn black. I was bed ridden for more than two months

Infection spread throughout her leg and in the end Subhreet found herself begging her mother to just cut off her leg.

She knew the answer. I was sobbing, I was devastated but I knew that I had to cut it off, it was the only option left and the only chance I had of trying to get my life back.’

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‘It was a huge decision for me but I knew there was no other way. If I wanted to survive I had to cut off my leg. I came to the conclusion it was better to amputate my leg than stay as it was.’

‘When I woke after the operation tears filled my eyes out of pure happiness. That feeling of not having a lifeless leg was amazing.’

Subhreet needed seven operations before she could learn to walk again.

Subhreet (centre) has always loved dancing and was determined to achieve her dreams despite her disabilitySubhreet (centre) has always loved dancing and was determined to achieve her dreams despite her disability

And this year, feeling positive about the future, Subhreet started reading a lot about disabled achievers. They gave her ideas and hope, inspiration to achieve her own dreams. And she decided to apply for India’s Got Talent.

Subhreet is now a celebrity in her hometown. She is continuously asked for her autograph and her dance studio is full of well wishers and supporters.

Subhreet (centre in pink dress) poses for a photograph with her choreographer (on her right) Sameer Makkar, 28, along with the other students at her dancing school in Chandigarh, India

She said: ‘My life has changed completely. I have seen the darkest days but now everything seems beautiful. People recognise me when I go out, they ask me for photographs and autographs. It is an amazing feeling.’

2. Dancer with one leg stuns judges on ‘Russia’s Got Talent’

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Highly awarded break-dancer Evgeny Smirnov was on his way to becoming one of the best in 2012, when what seemed like just another drive turned tragic. His motorbike was hit by a car, and his leg was amputated as a result of alleged medical negligence.

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RT reported on Smirnov’s accident stating, “(He) won’t be able to impress the audience with his moves again as the young man has lost his leg due to the negligence of medics in Krasnodar Region.” But they were wrong.


How does a dancer overcome the horror of a lost leg? What would have caused many to give up their dreams only pushed Smirnov to take his dreams to the next level.

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