Odia Girl Alisha Wins ‘So You Think You can Dance’


Did you know the Winner of ‘So You Think you Can Dance’ Show Alisha Behura originally belongs to Odisha?

Alisha Behura is from Bachara village of Mandapada GP, block: Pattamundai, Dist: Kendrapada, Odisha . Her father’s name is Mr. Anjan Behura & mother’ name is Ms. Dolly Mohanty. Presently they are staying at Bhillai because her fathers Job at Bhillai steel plant which falls in Chhatisgarh state.

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Alisha Behura, also called the ‘Krump Queen’, emerged on Sunday (July 17) night as ‘Dance Star’ of the first Indian edition of dance reality show So You Think You Can Dance ‘Ab India ki Baari’.

Elated with her win, Alisha said: “With this win, I encourage all those aspiring dancers in our country to think big and not restrict them to anything.”

When Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit-Nene, choreographers Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis announced Alisha’s name, she broke into an impromptu jig at the finale, which had “Dishoom” stars Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez in attendance.

A delighted Madhuri lauded Alisha’s dancing skills. She said: “She is the first girl I have seen doing krumping so well. She has a lot of style, oomph factor and innocence.”

Terence said: “Alisha’s journey has been ‘googly’ right from the auditions.”

Alisha won a cash prize of Rs 2.5 million, a Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and gift vouchers worth Rs. 20,000 from YepMe. She was among the top four contestants and faced stiff competition from Tarun Nihalani, Kalpita Kachroo and Aryan Patra.

Watch Her final Performance Video at So You Think You Can Dance.