Dharmesh Yelande has come a long way from managing a tea stall to dancing his way to fame via "Dance India Dance". He says he owes his success to his mother and also to his choreographer-director Remo D'souza.
Dharmesh is fondly called as 'sir' by his fans and Dharmesh says his mother also calls him 'sir' now.
"My mom is a jovial and positive woman; she has supported me all throughout. She has seen me grow from a tea stall vendor, to auditioning for a dance reality show, climbing the radar to appear in a movie and now a mentor on 'Dance +'. She feels proud and respects me, which is why just like others even she has started to address me as sir," Dharmesh said in a statement.
Asked about how he got the title, Dharmesh said: “A few years ago, my students had performed at one of the reality shows and the judges were impressed. So when they asked them who their choreographer was, they said 'Dharmesh sir'.
“My performance was scheduled after theirs and when the judges asked me if my choreographer was also 'Dharmesh sir', I told them that I was Dharmesh. That's how I got the title.”
After a successful first season of "Dance +", Dharmesh is now gearing for its second season. "Dance + Season 2" will air on Star Plus channel.