Vikram Swain, a guy from Antarigam in Odisha came to the city of dreams Mumbai to earn some money for himself and his younger brother. He would never have thought of achieving something big but God had better plans for him.
He now works as a dance and gymnastic trainer with Tiger Shroff and here is his story.
Vikram, along with his younger brother, used to live in an orphanage. He started working in a park where earned Rs 400 per month. With that money, he used to buy food and milk for his brother who was 3 at that time. In hope to earn more, he went to Surat to learn embroidery.
After working there for few years, I went to Surat, to learn embroidery, with a hope that I would earn more money. There, I was earning Rs. 1300. I used to keep half money for myself and send the other half to my hometown where my younger brother lived, Vikram told in an interview.
Someone suggested him to go Mumbai where he started to work as a car cleaner in 2009. His fate was planning something else. After becoming friends with a driver, his visits to Juhu beach became frequent.
When I went to Juhu beach, I saw some kids there doing gymnastics. I saw them and began practicing with them. This became my routine and every Sunday and on festival days, I used to go to Juhu Beach and perform gymnastics. I got very good at it and was a fast learner.
While he was becoming an expert in gymnastics, Tiger Shroff spotted him and got really impressed. He practiced with him and after few sessions, he offered him a job as his trainer.
Back then, I didn’t know the language and I could hardly communicate. But Tiger understood me. He asked me to shift from South Mumbai to Andheri. He also bought me a phone and a sim card. Through that, we used to communicate. Since I didn’t know the language, he only used to message me the time at which we had to meet. Slowly, I learnt the language and now I can converse. Then, Tiger taught me how to browse videos on youtube, through which I learnt many new things.
His luck has played an important role in helping him to achieve big. He now has got his choreographer card and assists acclaimed director Ahmed Khan. All newbies like Sooraj, Sayesha Sehgal (Dilip Kumar’s niece) and Athiya Shetty are trained under him. His brother is doing an MBA now and he is very proud of him.
Vikram has big plans. He wants to return some success to his homeland. His inspired brother has taken up the development work in the Naxalite affected village.
We know it’s not the end, Vikram has just started but we hope this long road is ready with a fruitful end for him.
We wish you a good luck!