Be it sports, music, dance, Assam is brimming with talented young people. There are few who have risen above the regular standards and have made a big mark for themselves. These six young people from Assam will give you a real complex.
Nahid Afrin: She is 17 years old and has been a playback singer in a mainstream Bollywood film, and stood second in India’s most famous musical reality show and has won innumerable awards in many singing competitions across the country. She is here to stay!
Ashmita Chaliha: Ashmita chailha (18) is an ace badminton player. She has won several national and international badminton awards. She is currently India’s Girls’ Junior Badminton no 1. She is a fresh talent in the field of sports who is hard to miss. Her quirky personality adds all the more charm to her talents.
Proneeta Swargiary: In 2015, Pronita had won India’s very high-profile dance reality show on Zee TV called ‘Dance India Dance’. Proneeta originally belongs to the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD), which is in Assam but her family had moved to Delhi. Apart from being a Kathak dancer, she is also a hip hop and contemporary dancer.
Ankushita Boro: Now who doesn’t know this girl? This 17-year-old girl from Meghai Jarani village in Sonitpur district of upper Assam won the hearts of thousands of sports lovers in Guwahati, where she became one of the five Indians to earn a gold medal in the world youth women boxing championship, this year.
Ronojit Chaliha: He is a young Jazz Pianist from Guwahati who has won several accolades in music. He has played at many venues in Europe and Asia and also performed with many artists and Jazz musicians from America, Europe and Asia. he has heard praises from the country’s best musicians such as Louiz Banks, Papon, Zubeen Garg and Loy Mendonsa. This year, he won a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music.
Rahul Rajkhowa: This 23-year-old musician finished his MA in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). His rap song dealt with things such as the decisions regarding seat cuts in JNU, and branding of several JNU students as ‘anti-national’ and the disappearance of a student, Najeeb Ahmed. His rap song went viral overnight. He is now quite a popular musician and has also performed at the Bacardi Nh7 Weekender.