Samarpan Lama is an Indian dancer who got into limelight in 2023 after winning India’s Best Dancer Season 3 dance TV show, aired on SonyLIV channel.
Samarpan Lama was born on Wednesday, 3 December 2023 (age 20 years; as of 2023) in Pune, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He completed his schooling in Pune.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family and Caste
Samarpan belongs to a Nepali Tamang community of the Buddhist religion.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Dimdung Dheeren, who has been working abroad for the last 17 years and visits his family once in 2-3 years. Samarpan’s mother lives in Pune; she is a housewife.
Samarpan has a younger brother named Sudhir Lama.
As of September 2023, Samarpan Lama is single.
Samarpan Lama started dancing in 2020 without enrolling in any professional course or help of an instructor. Instead, he opted to learn from international dancers on YouTube and replicated their moves. Subsequently, he showcased his skills by performing to popular songs and sharing his videos on various social media platforms, including TikTok and Instagram. These platforms helped him to gain recognition and establish himself as a dancer.
In 2021, he auditioned for a Nepali TV channel OSR Reality’s show “Dance Champion’’ but he was rejected in the first round. Instagram – Samarpan Lama Then, he moved from Pune to Mumbai after taking a gap from his formal education.
India’s Best Dancer Season 3
In early 2023, Samarpan auditioned for the SonyLIV reality TV show ‘India’s Best Dancer,’ however; he was rejected in the digital round. Later, he got a call from the selection committee who wanted to see his performance live so, he went there and after performing on stage he got selected for the next rounds of the show.
Samarpan continuously performed well on the show which earned him the title ‘King of Contemporary’ from the judge of the show, Terence Lewis. While he was a part of the show, he had a fanboy moment in his life when Remo D’Souza gifted him a pair of shoes as a token of respect for his dance talent. He even got a chain from Terence Lewis, and Geeta Kapur, judge of the show, put a black dot on his foot to save him from the evil eye.
On 30 September 2023, in the grand finale of the show, Lama was declared the winner of season 3 of the show. Samarpan ‘s choreographer was Pooja Khanduja who won an amount of Rs. 5 lakhs while Samarpan Lama won an amount of Rs. 15 Lakh.
When asked about how he would utilize the prize money of Rs. 15 Lakh, he replied that he would give half of the amount to his parents and also buy a bike for his father. He has spent very little time with his father as he works abroad and visits the family once in 2-3 years. By providing financial support, Lama hoped that his father would return to India and reunite with the family. He also believed that he was capable of supporting the family financially.
- Choreographer: Remo D’Souza
- He loves animals and has a pet dog named Richard.
Once Samarpan finished school, he decided to move to Mumbai. However, his parents didn’t agree with his choice because they wanted him to study for the IELTS exam and go to Australia for a bachelor’s degree.
- On 30 September 2023, the grand finale day of the reality TV show India’s Best Dancer, he was reunited with his father after a gap of two years.
- After his many power-packed dance performances on the show, impressed judge Sonali Bendre named him ‘Cutie Minister.’
- Following his appearance on the SonyLIV TV show, his fan following increased by many folds. Prior to India’s Best Dancer,’ he had 900 Instagram followers. As of September 2023, he has earned almost 319k followers on Instagram and 231k subscribers on YouTube, which has earned him a YouTube silver button.
- He actively gives interviews as he thinks that it is the best medium to update his fans whom he calls ‘My People.’