Dar­ren’s proved he has tal­ent aplenty

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - CARVIN GOLD­STONE

DAR­REN Ra­jbal may be deaf but he has al­ready achieved more in 19 years than most able-bod­ied South Africans have in a life­time.

Winning the in­au­gu­ral SA’s Got Tal­ent on SABC 2 this week is just an­other jewel in his crown which in­cludes winning the South African Mr Bol­ly­wood ti­tle, KZN’s top model and the Zk­wala Award for sign-lan­guage po­etry.

The young achiever has also starred in a lo­cal film, Hip Hop 2 Bol­ly­wood, and hopes his victory in the lo­cal tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion will bring him more film op­por­tu­ni­ties.

His mother Shereen Ram­nath said there was al­ready talk of get­ting him to star with R&B megas­tar Usher in a mu­sic video and per­haps even crooner Chris Brown, whose song Ra­jbal danced to in the com­pe­ti­tion.

While Ra­jbal has in­di­cated that he would love to start a dance school with the R250 000 he won, Ram­nath says her son still had many op­tions open.

“He is multi-skilled, he’s a car­toon­ist, a mime and he does pot­tery. Ev­ery sport Dar­ren has taken part in he has ex­celled at.”

HIP HOP DANCER: Dar­ren Ra­jbal

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