Samarpan Lama is an Indian dancer who got into the limelight after winning India’s Best Dancer Season 3 TV show aired on SonyLIV channel. His dance form is contemporary and he was acknowledged as the ‘King of the Contemporary’ by the judges of the show.
Samarpan Lama was born on Wednesday, 3 December 2023 (age 20 years; as of 2023) in Pune, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He completed his schooling in Pune.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Samarpan belongs to a Nepali Tamang family.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Dimdung Dheeren; Dheeren has been working abroad for the last 17 years and visits his family once in 2-3 years. Samarpan’s mother lives in Pune; she is a housewife.
Samarpan has a younger brother named Sudhir Lama.
As of September 2023, Samarpan Lama is single.
Samarpan belongs to the Tamang community of the Buddhist religion.
Samarpan Lama started dancing in 2020 without enrolling in any professional course or help of an instructor. Instead, he opted to learn from international dancers on YouTube and replicated their moves. Subsequently, he showcased his skills by performing to popular songs and sharing his videos on various social media platforms, including TikTok and Instagram. These platforms helped him to gain recognition and establish himself as a dancer.
In 2021, he auditioned for a Nepali TV channel OSR Reality for their reality TV show ‘Dance Competition’ but he was rejected in the first round. Then, he moved from Pune to Mumbai after taking a gap from his formal education.
India’s Best Dancer Season 3
In early 2023, Samarpan auditioned for the SonyLIV reality TV show ‘India’s Best Dancer’ however, he was rejected in the digital round. Later, he got a call from the selection committee who wanted to see his performance live so he went there and after performing on stage he got selected for the next rounds of the show.
Samarpan continuously performed well and because of this, he earned the title ‘King of Contemporary’ from the judge of the show, Terence Lewis. There was a fan boy moment of his life when during a touching gesture Remo D’Souza gifted him a pair of shoes as a token of respect for his dance talent. He even got a chain from Terence Lee, and Geeta Kapur, judge of the show, put a black dot on his foot to save him from the evil eye.
On 30 September 2023, the grand finale of the show, Lama was declared the winner of season 3 of the show. The finale episode featured Govinda, one of Bollywood’s most prolific dancers. Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon also appeared to promote their film Ganapath. Samarpan ‘s choreographer was Pooja Khanduja who won an amount of Rs. 5 lakhs while Samarpan Lama won an amount of Rs. 15 Lakh.
When asked about how he would utilize the prize money of Rs. 15 Lakh, he replied that he would give half of the amount to his parents and also buy a bike for his father. He has spent very little time with his father as he has worked abroad for the last 17 years and visits the family once in 2-3 years. By providing financial support, Lama hopes that his father would return to India and reunite with the family. He sincerely believes that he is now capable of supporting the family.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Winner of the SonyLIV TV reality show India’s Best Dancer Season 3 2023
- He loves animals and has a pet dog named Richard.
Once Samarpan finished school, he decided to move to Mumbai. However, his parents didn’t agree with his choice because they wanted him to study for the IELTS exam and go to Australia for a bachelor’s degree.
- On 30 September 2023, the grand finale day of the reality TV show India’s Best Dancer, he was reunited with his father after a gap of two years; his father has been working abroad for the last 17 years.
- After his power-packed dance performances, impressed judge Sonali Bendre named him ‘Cutie Minister.’
- Following his appearance on the SonyLIV TV show, his fan following increased by many folds. Prior to India’s Best Dancer,’ he had 900 Instagram followers. As of September 2023, he has earned almost 319k followers on Instagram and 231k subscribers on YouTube, which has earned him a YouTube silver button.
- He loves to give interviews as it is the best medium to update his fans whom he calls ‘My People.’