From twirling to mu­sic in her mum’s heels to found­ing the Sharmila Dance com­pany, the Dubai-based in­struc­tor has come a long way. Next on her list is tak­ing King Kong to din­ner

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Sharmila Kamte of Sharmila Dance Com­pany re­veals her week­end plans, in­clud­ing why she would like to take King Kong out to din­ner.


My mem­o­ries of my el­der brother Ashok are pre­cious to me. He was a high­rank­ing po­lice of­fi­cer in Mum­bai and lost his life in the cross­fire dur­ing the 2008 ter­ror­ist at­tacks. He was a very spe­cial per­son and had a lot to do with who I am to­day. He in­flu­enced me to ex­cel in sports – I’m into ten­nis, gym­nas­tics and basketball – to re­spect my­self and to work hard. I looked up to him.


I’m orig­i­nally from New Delhi, In­dia, and moved here over 20 years ago. I never left, and Dubai is now home.

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