BORN 2 DANCE Champions Selected among Scintillating Performances in Finals in Kolkata

By Prerna Kothari and Ankit Agarwal


Kolkata, Jan 10 (Washington Bangla Radio) - East India’s biggest dance championship “BORN 2 DANCE – One Chance One Dance” - Season 2 is a competition with a difference that climaxed to a thunderous conclusion earlier this evening in Kala Mandir Auditorium. Another fitting tribute to the dancing stars of East India is all set with its rocking grand finale held in an atmosphere of fun, frolic and lots of star-studded dance performances.

Finalist performing at the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium
One of the finalist groups performing at the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium

As its second year, the show of Born 2 Dance garnered a huge popularity with fans and dance fanatics all over East India with striking dance performances, brilliant scripted dance timing and theme and above all the connect with the judges are what made the show a huge success. Presenting with its second experience of an authentic dance championship Born 2 Dance has been a riot of colors, an opulent extravaganza of dance - a celebration of the joyous spirit of Eastern India.


The participants were not only limited to Kolkata but also include aspirants from various parts of Eastern India including states of Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, and West Bengal, likely, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Patna, Siliguri & Kolkata. After the auditions there were various rounds like Quarter Finals, Semi Finals followed by a 3-Day of rigorous Grooming Workshop to train the Finalists for the Grand Finale for this level of a tough competition, headed by Sanu Chatterjee and Mohan Pandey of Kings United India and Hardik Rawat, the rubber boy.

Auditions held for Born 2 Dance - One Chance One Dance Championship of Eastern India

Born 2 Dance is the brain child of SAURABH & VIVEK - fameous DID (Dance India Dance) Finalists 2011 who themselves had been a part of many reality shows and won many of them too. They have choreographed for celebrities in Reality Shows and Tollywood movies.

This event is organized  by Purple Cow Events and Market Concepts.  The event caters to age group between 3 to 30 and we have special solo rounds for Moms & Dads along with Duets & Group performances. The winner would be awarded with a Cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh. The auditions at Kolkata were held on 23rd and 24th December. The USP of this event is that in India this event provided a special platform for the DADS to compete too. The sole objective of the event is to bring out the talents of deserving dance aspirants by providing them with a platform in a State Level Competition, thereby helping the aspirants to be confident enough to participate in a National Level Championship/Competition.

Finalist performing at the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium
Finalist performing at the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium

The Grand Finale event held at Kala Mandir Auditorium will be judged by SURESH MUKUND of fictitious group known as KINGS United INDIA, (World Hip Hop Championship - Bronze Medalist; Winners of India's Got Talent Season 3, Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, Boogie Woogie) and will also witness the presence of Celebrity Performer – SANU CHATTERJEE of Fictitious Group; HARDIK RAWAT, Dance Plus Second Runner up & many others.

Saurabh & Vivek performing at the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium
Saurabh & Vivek performing at the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium

The auditions were judged by none other than Saurabh & Vivek who are the Dance India Dance Doubles Finalists. They have many winning badges attached to them, viz a viz, Winning the Boogie Woogie Championship, Winning Dance Bangla Dance Championship, and were the winning Choreographer for Jhalak Dikhla Ja Bangla. They were also the choreographers for the Tollywood movie, Cross Connection 2. They have also choreographed the Opening Ceremony of Bigg Boss 9. They have been working on conducting regular dance classes, workshops and dance shows all across India.

Sanu Chatterjee & Suresh Mukund at the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium
Sanu Chatterjee & Suresh Mukund at the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium

On this occasion, SAURABH & VIVEK, DID Fame said, “It’s great the way Born 2 Dance has reached its Finale. The show filtered out in a very tough and challenging way with its every round to find the real talent in terms of dancing skill and it was very difficult for us to judge since the competition level was so high. Since we have been a part of many reality shows, we understand the difficulty of being a part of the same. So, we decided to launch Born 2 Dance, where people from all over East India could participate in a Dance Competition & get a chance to be groomed and trained by us to become capable of being a part of reality shows too.”

Hardik Rawat performing at the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium - 2
Hardik Rawat performing at the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium - 2

Speaking about the event, Suresh Mukund said, “The sole objective of this event is to bring out the talents of deserving dance aspirants by providing them with a platform through a state level competition. Born 2 Dance will not only find the expert dance performers of the future, but gave them a real break at the very start of their professional careers, and the opportunity to perform in front of leading experts in their field by taking Dance to a different level altogether.”

Hardik Rawat, Vivek, Suresh Mukund, Saurabh, Chetna Karnani & Sanu Chatterjee during the inauguration ceremony of the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2_2
Hardik Rawat, Vivek, Suresh Mukund, Saurabh, Chetna Karnani & Sanu Chatterjee during the inauguration ceremony of the Grand Finale of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2_2

Ms. Chetna Karnani, Owner of Market Concepts, said, “Its overwhelming to see the Born 2 Dance, season – 2 enter its finale. The standard of performance this season seems to be higher than the last season and its great to see that.”

“For A Cause Charitable Trust”, a social welfare organization is supporting the event, and this is a fund raising event for the same. The participation of this event will NOT only be limited to people of the ‘normal’ society, we have around 50 children from each audition venue, from the under privileged society who will be a part of this competition, and their enrolment will be ‘free of cost’.

Winners of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium
Winners of “BORN 2 DANCE” – One Chance One Dance Championship - Season 2 held at Kala Mandir Auditorium

Winners of the Grand Finale:

Champion of Champions - Anushka Kumari, Mridula Debnath, Sayan Ghosh, Raj Kumar Shikhar, Sanjoy Kanti Dey & Lek Singh Rana and D Strugglers. (All the winners from different categories were declared as Champion of Champions & the prize money of Rs.1 Lakh is being divided between them)

SOLO A (3 to 8 yrs) - 1st - Anushka Kumari 2nd - Gauri Sutra Dhar, Sanjukta Debnath

SOLO B (9 to 15 yrs) - 1st - Mridula Debnath & 2nd - Rahul Chourasia

SOLO C (16 to 30 yrs) - 1st - Sayan Ghosh, Raj Kumar Shikhar & 2nd - Akash Roy

DUET - 1st - Sanjoy Kanti Dey & Lek Singh Rana & 2nd - Ashutosh Sharma & Kushal Biwaniwala

GROUPS - 1st - D Strugglers & 2nd - Kidz Creation

The show saw all the Finalists fighting out at the ‘Grand Finale’ to win that scintillating trophy of Champion of Champions along with a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh. The Finalists had already rocked the stage and blown the minds of the judges with their striking dance moves and themes in every round till now. The audience was really excited to see who walks out with name and fame for the second season of Born 2 Dance. With the adrenaline rushing in and nail biting moments amidst the contestants and the audience, the show’s grand finale was all worth a watch.