Shahil Patel (@shahilbollyx) is the Co-Founder and CEO of BollyX, a Bollywood-based fitness class that’s grown into a global movement. BollyX has been featured on Shark Tank and in 2009, Shahil led the first-ever Bollywood dance team to the final rounds of America’s Got Talent. Shahil has choreographed, produced, and led over 200 Bollywood performances and has performed alongside superstars such as Gloria Estefan, Jamie Foxx, Enrique Iglesias and Diana Ross!
In this episode, we talk about how Shahil got into dancing while at UC Berkeley to impress his mother, how he led his dance team to win first place at nationals after only one week of rehearsals (!), and how he managed to land a highly competitive consulting job at Accenture with mediocre grades. We also talk about Shahil turned his passion for dance into a dance company and later BollyX, how BollyX has evolved as a company and community over almost 8 years, and why giving and receiving feedback is SO important. You might want to take notes on this episode!
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