Representing the biggest Bollywood Dance Academy in the world, the SHIAMAK Toronto Dance team consists of some of the brightest and most promising talent in the GTA. Handpicked by Shiamak Davar himself, they have made their mark all over Ontario with power packed performances that explode with energy and keep the audiences wanting more and more!
The SHIAMAK Toronto dance team has performed at shows such as the IIFA Awards,Just for Laughs, Toronto International Film Festival, TOIFA awards, as well as performedalongside Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Jermaine Jackson and more.Recently, they have had the honor to perform for both the Prime Ministers of India andCanada – Mr. Narendra Modi and Mr. Stephen Harper. They have also been involved invarious corporate shows for TREWO Health Mela, CIBC, Amway, GM Motors, TrillumHealth Partners, Best Western and more.
Introduction on Stage
Representing the biggest Bollywood choreographer in the world, the SHIAMAK Toronto Dance team consists of some of the brightest and most promising talent in the GTA.Hand picked by Shiamak Davar himself, they have made their mark all over Ontario with power packed performances that explode with energy and keep the audiences wanting more and more!
Fateh better known by his stage name Fateh Doe or mononym Fateh is a Toronto-based Canadian rapper and songwriter of Indian descent. His music career began in 2012 when he was discovered by Dr Zeus.
At the age of six his family moved to Hayward, California, U.S. where he started listening hip hop music. He attended John Muir Elementary School as a child and afterwards Hayward High School. Later his family relocated in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fateh began rapping in Canada and changed his name to Young Fateh and then to Fateh Doe. He released three mixtapes California State of Mind (2009), One Verse Curse (2010) and Mr Wall Street (2011). He also once tried to meet Dr Zeus at his concert in a nightclub in California so he could give him CDs of his mixtapes.
Fateh gained popularity when he was discovered by Dr Zeus in 2012. He was featured in many tracks with Dr Zeus. He also joined the band “Zoo Babies” and was featured in the debut album of the band. Fateh was than approached by many other artists including Amrinder Gill, Jaz Dhami, The PropheC and Gippy Grewal. He has also sung the song “Lovely” from 2014 Bollywood film Happy New Year. In August 2015, he released his debut solo single ‘Naiyo Jaan De’. He had also received four nominations ‘Breakthrough Act’, ‘Best North American Act’, and ‘Best Urban Asian Act’ at 2015 Brit Asia Music Awards.
Cheema belongs to a Jat Sikh family and was born in the near of Nurmahal. After completing his graduation He went to Canada. At school he was a captain of his hockey team. For higher studies Cheema joined Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar. He joined the bhangra team of the college and won several prizes at College level, University level and Punjab level. Here a singer for the club, Balraj Singh Bassi, listened to him.
His most successful album was “Chandigarh Shaher Di Kuddi”. He has made rock with Boliyan and Gidha Beats. His smash hit Punjabi song Rangla Punjab from his album Mela Vekhdiye Mutiyare was released in 1996. His hits are billo teri tor vekh ke, Dhol Vajda, Rang rara riri rara, Bhangra, Nacho-Nacho, Khatta Doria, Chandigarh Shehar di kudi, Boliyan. Many times his albums’ music was produced by musician Sukhpal Sukh and Atul Sharma. Now he is working with musician Aman Hayer. He has sung many Boliyan in his albums. Cheema Has 2 Religious albums. He has 12 studio albums.
He started his Film career by appearing in the lead role in film “Pind Di Kudi” in 2004, with Sheeba Bhakri and Veena Malik. He then appeared in “Apni Boli Apna Des” in 2009. “Punjab Bolda” in 2012, starring Anisha Pooja, Gurchet Chitrakar, B.N Sharma, Binnu Dhillon, Karamjit Anmol, Amarjit Cheema & More. He also acted in Punjabi film named “Haani” with Harbhajan Mann, and “Disney Daaro” with Baljit Malwa.
PMDP is a non profit and charitable organization that aspires to enrich the lives of Youth, adults and communities at large with performing arts. The company creates innovative and traditional dance and music projects by the artistic directors, Hemant and Vaishali Panwar with their professional team of dancers and musicians.
The company promotes variety of traditional musical and dance disciplines by arranging and producing musical concerts, workshops and seminars that include visiting artists from around the world. They are accomplished dancers and choreographers of Kathak – A classical dance form with its roots in North India. With their training and discipline, they are considered one of the leading pairs in this dance in North America.
Company has presented original dance productions such as Dance Drama Hesperus 1838, Rajasthan Calling, With you Between Us, at prestigious festivals. The Company also organised “Generations together” bringing seniors, youths and adults on one platform. Company is a hub of many talented dancers and musicians working towards only one goal – promotion, preservation and perseverance of Indian ancient classical dance and music culture . The company provides many opportunities all year round for youth who are at threshold of their professional career.
Hemant Panwar is also a well known singer of semi classical and folk singing and has recently released two albums – Creator and Oh my Lord Rama. Vaishali leads choreography and costumes for the company. The creative spirit of Panwars has boundless energy and they boldly take on fusion and diverse dances as creative challenge to fuse with folk and classical traditions.
Nadeem Ali is a well-known composer and singer from Pakistan who established Avengers band in 2000 to meet the rising need of new immigrant South Asian community in Canada, for their traditional music and songs. An M.A Psychology from Govt. College Lahore, Nadeem also studied music with distinction. Nadeem trained with non-other than great Nusrat Fatheh Ali Khan and performed with him all over the world. He also had the honor of performing with Lata Mangeshkar, Madam Noor Jahan and many other notable artist.
Parag Ray is a classically trained and accredited vocalist from Kolkata, India. Parag launched her first album in Kolkata in 2010 and her second album in Sufiyana music, is currently in post-production for this year 2015. Parag has a strong understanding of music and harmony and is a versatile performer.
Parag Ray holds a bachelor of Sociology from U of Kolkata, and a degree in Social work from University of Windsor, and works in Mississauga. Parag and Nadeem will present as special tribute to Lahore and Mumbai film industry with a selection of old and new flavors for all to enjoy.