SEVDHA

Bollywood + Belly Dance

Bollywood


About Sevdha


Sevdha is a young and highly energetic, expressive and innovative entertainer and personality with home bases in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Jamaica, and Atlanta, GA. Often described as, 'a hurricane,' her dance style incorporates extensive use of spinning and creative theatrics. Sevdha has been professionally performing, directing Bollywood and Belly Dancing and teaching dance since 17 years of age, has performed all over the nation and internationally, has appeared in various publications and music videos, has been a guest of honour or guest artist at many conventions and shows, and was titled Miss Jamaica IC 2012**. She is known for her "Night & Day" persona, uniquely incorporating comedic elements into her performances, mixing pop n' lock, Indian, Chutney, sword balancing, fire, and other influences into her dance. Sevdha has lead and directed the Raqs Attaq! Belly Dance Co., a touring fusion belly dancing and variety group that is popularly known as, 'The Geek Belly Dancers'.

Los Angeles Belly Dancer Sevdha

Sevdha's Story

Sevdha is a professional Bollywood and Belly Dance artist based in Los Angeles, California. Diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (High-Functioning Autism), Sevdha turned to music, art and dance to channel her wildly creative energies and help her overcome countless hurdles. She now tries to utlize her talents to spread awareness and connect with and help others others who face similar difficulties.


A fateful day occurred when Sevdha wandered into an event in which another attendee recognized her. The spectator relentlessly tried to persuade the event planners to allow Sevdha to perform and on-the-spot demonstration. Not expecting much from the soft-spoken, bespectacled young woman, they initially disagreed, stating that they did not wish to "lower the quality" of the event. As time went on, however, a no-show performer gave way for time, and it was then reluctantly agreed for Sevdha to participate. When Sevdha went on stage, it was said that a "completely different person exploded into being," to the shock of the audience, and the timid, unsuspecting young woman immediately transformed into a formidable, high-energy stage presence. Despite everyone's expectations, Sevdha stole the show. Her story of transformation has earned her the nickname "Rose" in some circles, stemming from the idea of the plain rosebud blossoming into the beautiful rose. Her story has since then gained much interest, even being selected to perform for the celebrity judges on America's Got Talent.

Sevdha Belly Dancer with Sword

Multitalented Entertainer

 

As a musician, Sevdha is a multilingual singer, beat producer and instrumentalist. Her musical styles are diverse, and ranges from reggae-soca to techno. Her song, 'West Indian for Life,' was selected as the song of Caribbean Heritage Month 2011. As a producer, she oftentimes incorporates Indian and Middle Eastern influences into her 'riddims' to create styles befitting her heritage.

 

Apart from being an accomplished performer, Sevdha is also an artist/illustrator, graphic and web designer, cartoonist, and writer.

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