Model of the Fortnight

It is not common for this newspaper to repeat models already featured in this column but in the case of Kartika Singh, there has to be an exception, because she has progressed in her career as a model and more importantly as a dancer over the past three or more years.

Our Model of the Fortnight says that she was “born to be in the limelight.”

Kartika said that not only she loves to dance but also lives by the art.

“I do not think there has ever been a day when I have lived without dancing. I have performed many styles, including Bollywood, Hip-Hop, Ball Room, Belly Dance, Tap and much more,” she said.

Born in Fiji, she migrated to New Zealand with her family when she was just three years old. Following her school years at Waitakere College, she joined a Hairdressing School and is currently working as a part-time employee at a popular hair salon.

“I am working hard to achieve my goal in modelling and choreography. I also aspire to produce, direct and present my own show, working in the fashion industry, films and other events,” she said.

As well as participating in high school dance competitions and Polyfest, she was adjudged as the ‘Best Dancer of the Night’ at the AA Promotions’ ‘High School Rockers.’

Her perseverance was evident when she won the first place at the ‘Indian Diva’ event in 2009, after having lost it in the previous year (she came second).

Kartika, who recently celebrated her 20th birthday, said that she would be performing at this year’s show, due to be held at the ASB Show Grounds on October 13.

She recently formed a group called ‘Desi Shape Shifters,’ to teach dancing to groups as well as individuals.

“We performed at the Rugby World Cup held last year. It was an awesome experience,” Kartika said.

-Venkat Raman

Photography: Bhikhu Bhula

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