Another odisha boy Anupam Nayak know as Zumba instructer in USA,who has been include odia and folk song in his Zumba session and choreograph fun workout form the past two year.
He was started his journey in 2009,introduced the modern dance forms of salsa, contemporary, jazz and belly dance for the first time in Odisha. Anupam who became popular as a dance mentor in Odisha after appearing on reality shows like ‘Dance Challenge’ (2012), ‘Little Star Kids’ (2013) and ‘Jhoom Odisha Jhoom- Ethara Nachibe Maa’ (2015) on Odia television has now brought laurels to the state by becoming the first Odia to achieve the status of an international Zumba traine.
He made many more Odia and folk vedio in his Zumba class started with ‘Jai Phoola’, which he followed up with another popular Sambalpuri number ‘Sagada Gadi’ and Odia song ‘Damera Rabidela Lo’. His efforts to popularise
Odia music also saw him release an Odia music video ‘Halijayee America’ in September last year. This video, which also features his wife Amrita Ray, has garnered almost 318K views on YouTube. He also made an Odia music video titled ‘Toka Mu Odia’, that tells the story of every Odia, struggling to make a mark abroad and missing home,which has received 126K views on YouTube.
Now another video ‘MANA UDI JAAYE RE’released by Anupam where his class is danceing in peppy version released by Radio Choklate 104 FM on the occasion of holi this year .Approximate 50women doing Zumba in the peppy version of Odia song with the Ollywood dance step.