Eshan Hilal

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Eshan Hilal is a male Indian belly dancer.

He grew up in Delhi, India in a Muslim family.[1][2] He trained in the classical Indian dance technique kathak, the folk technique kaalbelia, and in bellydance.[3] He performs professionally as a belly dancer.[4][5][6]

In 2017 he walked the runway at NIFT cultural festival in designs by Devanshi Tuli, Tamanna Mehra, Sonal Bhardwaj, and Mansi Dua.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eshan Hilal: India's First Male Belly Dancer Challenges The Societal Norms and Mentality". Laughing Colours. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Eshan Hilal - Belly Dancer". whiterslates. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Eshan Hilal: The First Male Belly Dancer From India". polkacafe.com. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  4. ^ "'My parents beat me to stop me becoming a belly dancer'". BBC News. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  5. ^ "The Saga Of India's First Male Belly Dancer". thecitizen.in. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Indian Male Belly Dancer Eshan Hilal Challenges Gender Stereotypes". youthkiawaaz.com. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Clothes don't define gender: Eshan Hilal, India's first male belly dancer | fashion and trends". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 January 2019.