Sonali Bhadauria: Who Swayed the World Through Her Dance!
If you have passion and determination to achieve something then, no hurdle can stop you from
reaching your zenith. Sonali Bhadauria, a girl who had guts to leave her well settled IT career
for her passion for dance is a living example. She has proven that if you know your caliber,
people will follow you. Let's read a story of how a Software Engineer turned into a YouTube
Beginning Of A Dancing Star
On 12th December 1989, Sonali took birth in the house of Mrs. Savita Bhadauria and Mr. R.K.
Singh in Mumbai. This girl inherited her poise from his father who served the Indian Navy. She
spent her entire childhood dancing in front of the TV set or on the songs played on the radio,
behind the closed doors, replicating the real steps of the song.
Time was running on its pace and Sonali was busy evolving her dance techniques. But then
came a time when she needs to make one of the toughest choices and that’s choosing between
engineering or her love for dance. And like every practical kid of Indian society, she opted for
former and pursued her bachelors in Computer Science from Don Bosco Institute of
Everything Is Destined
After completing her studies, she worked with Infosys as a Software Engineer for four years. But
as rightly believed, if you have the urge to achieve something, then all the forces of the universe will
show you the path to follow. Same happened with Sonali when she joined the dance club
‘Crazy Legs’, formed by the employees of Infosys. And here she started living her dream all
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves”
It was never easy to maintain the balance of her dual-tone life. But Sonali was doing everything
it takes to continue her passion from practicing after office to participating in various
competitions and events. This was the place where she met her husband.
Steps Towards Her Dream
Moving up on a ladder of the dancing profession, she took a flight from copying the steps to
designing choreographic sequences on her own. And this step was proven as the turning point
for Sonali, and she never looked back after that. The wedding and other events choreography
projects started giving Sonali more exposure and experience, which boosted her confidence
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, onecan build a better world.” -Dalai Lama
The year 2016 played a very significant role in her life. It was then when they started a YouTube
Channel, ‘LiveToDance with Sonali', where they post all her choreographed dance sequences.
After balancing between a hectic schedule of office and giving time to her dance routines, for
almost a year, she quit her job in 2017. During this tough phase of her life, it was her
husband who stood by her side all the time.
The dream turns into reality
Sonali was unaware that subtly success is coming barefoot to knock her door. It was 2017,
when a video of ‘Nashe Si Chadh Gayi’ and ‘Shape Of You’, songs choreographed by her,
spread like wildfire. These viral videos made Sonali earned an immense number of followers
and, the love of her fans has not stopped till date.
She is one of the biggest and most popular dancing sensations of India with around 1.6 Million
followers on YouTube. She has recently performed at YouTube Fanfest, 2018 held in Mumbai.
Sonali has dedicated this performance to all her fans as a thanking gesture.
“Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don't give up.”- Rachel Corrie
This one sentence has summed up the entire success journey of India's dancing diva and
inspiration to many young talented buds. Sonali Bhadauria is not only living her dream but also
motivating hundreds and thousands of people to follow their intention and do not settle for
regular life. For this dancing queen, nothing has come easy, but she was so busy looking at her
ambition that she never get time to think about the obstacles.