She wanted to know about Salman: Akshat Singh on Ellen DeGeneres

Eight-year-old Akshat Sharma, who appeared on on talk-show queen Ellen DeGeneres' show in the US, says the the host was keen to know about Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 9:02:10 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Akshat Singh and Ellen DeGeneres

Eight-year-old Akshat Sharma, who appeared on on talk-show queen Ellen DeGeneres' show in the US, says the the host was keen to know about Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.

Kolkata-based Akshat, who impressed "India's Got Talent 5" judges when he shook a leg to Salman's popular song "Mera hi jalwa", left for Los Angeles Feb 13. He recorded his dance item in front of the highly appreciative American hostess on Valentine's Day.

"She loved my dancing. She wanted to know all about Salman Khan and I was happy to tell her. There were lots of Indians in the studio and they were all Salman fans. So I had fun. I ate Mexican food and got to meet nice people," said Akshat.

A Class 3 student, he confesses he had "never heard of Ellen DeGeneres".

"But I got to know she's very big. I was thrilled to be invited on her show. I don't think anybody from India has ever danced for her," said Akshat who began dancing four years ago.

He has come back from Los Angles all praise for the no-nonsense DeGeneres.

"She was very nice to me. I was a bit shy to begin with. She told me to call her 'Ellen'. I was comfortable with her in no time at all. I loved dancing on her show. There were other overweight kids on the show. So I felt at home," he said.

It was his first visit abroad, but Akshat couldn't get to see anything of the US.

"I flew in with my parents. We just shot my dance and came back. But I travelled all over America in my dreams," said the boy with big dreams.

"What do I want to do when I grow up? I want to study hard. I want to dance all my life. I want to be many things. But most of all I want to be intelligent," he said.

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Posted on: 23 February 2014 at 10:39am
Akshat, you were fantastic while performing on Salman Khan songs, thumps up :)

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Posted on: 21 February 2014 at 7:07am
he's awesome and its so good he got to be on Ellen's show!
well lets hope Ellen can meet the person she wants to know abt 1 day!

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Posted on: 20 February 2014 at 11:49pm
Ellen is a great comedian. I used to watch her sitcom ELLEN years ago. She is very famous all over the world. Not just in the States. If you are someone who is familiar with American TV, then you will surely know her!!

Ellen loves dance and she is probably the only US chat show host who dances at the begging of her show. I am not at all surprised that she called someone talented in dance on her show. She is especially interested in talented and quirky kids. I have seen a few of her show!!

Cute kid! Good luck with everything! :)

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Posted on: 20 February 2014 at 9:44pm
He's so cute and its great to hear that because of his talent, he was called by Ellen on her show.. Keep rocking Akshat and keep loving Salman. Tongue..

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Posted on: 20 February 2014 at 12:00pm
Im addicted from watching Ellen Degeneres' videos on youtube. They are hilarious!!

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