Vikas Sawant is an Indian dwarf dancer and actor, who mainly works in Marathi and Hindi entertainment industries. He was one of the contestants in the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss Marathi’ season 4 in 2022.
Vikas Sawant was born on Saturday, 11 April 1992 (age 30 years; as of 2022) in Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Aries.
Height (approx.): 4′ 5″
Weight (approx.): 30 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information available about his parents. He has a sister.
At a very early age, he joined a bank as a delivery boy to support his family financially. He then decided to work as a dancer. Later, he performed on the Hindi song “Mujhko Yaad Sataye Teri” from ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ (2006). He received appreciation from the audience for his performance and earned Rs 2000 for his performance. YouTube- Gossip House In 2009, he participated in the Hindi reality TV show ‘India’s Got Talent’ on Colors in which he collaborated with a dance group. He then joined a dance school to pursue a professional training in dance forms like Bollywood and Freestyle. He then participated in the dance competition ‘ABCD Dance Competition’ and gained immense popularity with it. In 2013, he participated in the Hindi reality TV show ‘India’s Dancing Superstar’ on Star Plus.
Vikas has acted in a few Hindi TV serials. He has mainly played cameo roles in the Hindi TV serials like ‘Chandramukhi’ (2007), ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ (2008), and ‘Gutur Gu’ (2010).
Vikas appeared as one of the contestants in the reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss Marathi’ season 4 in 2022.
He has also appeared in a few Hindi films including ‘Naksha’ (2006), ‘Jaan-E-Mann’ (2006), ‘Agneepath’ (2012), and ‘Dabangg 2’ (2012). His role in the Hindi film ‘Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum’ (2012) was well appreciated by the audience.
- Cuisine: Maharashtrian
- Vikas was born into a poor family, who lived in a slum area in Mumbai.
- During one of his TV shows, he shared that while he was in school, he was often teased for being a dwarf. He shared that people used to call him batlya and bauna. He said,
I am a professional dancer and choreographer. I did not know in my childhood that my height could be a problem. I started having issues when I was growing up in my teenage years. People would call me ‘Batlya’ (a dwarf in Marathi). People would mock for being a dwarf. I got to know that day my height is not like others. People would also come home to offer me work in the circus but my father said a big ‘No’. My parents are aged and they can’t work at this stage of their life. So, I decided to go out and work. I worked as a joker for a few years and people would laugh at me. I later realized this as my strong side.”
- His Instagram bio reads,
I am perfect in my imperfection, Happy in my pain, Strong in my weakness and right in my own way, Coz i m me !!!”
- He has received many awards and honours for his dancing skills.
- He loves to spend time with his friends and travel in his leisure time.
- Vikas is a dog lover and has a pet dog named Smolley.
- He has a self-titled YouTube channel. He mainly uploads his dance videos on the channel. He started his YouTube channel in 2013.