Meet India’s New Viral ‘Dancing Uncle’


Bhopal: After Priya Prakash Varrier now Dancing uncle hit the web and set him as new sensational viral man. India’s latest internet star, fondly referred to as the Dancing Uncle.

A video of a middle-aged man dancing at a wedding has been doing the rounds of social media since yesterday. And it is not just the kind of dance you would usually find your father or uncle do at a wedding.

Social media, of course, went berserk after watching the dance video, with some of them also going to the extent of making spoofs.

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, also posted the video on social medi and wrote, ”Humare Vidisha ke Bhopal mein karyakart professor Sri Sanjeev Shrivastava ji ki zindaadili ne pure Bharat mein internet par tehelka macha diya hai. Maano ya na maano, Madhya Pradesh ke paani mein kuch toh khaas baat hai. [Sri Sanjeev Shrivastava, professor at Bhopal has taken the internet by storm with his vivaciousness. Whether you agree or not, there is something special about the water in Madhya Pradesh”

Who Is Dancing Uncle?

Viral dancing uncle is none other than Shrivastava, 46, hails from the Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh and is an Assistant Professor of Electronics at the Bhabha Engineering Research Institute in Bhopal.

As the video progresses, he showcases a few interesting moves, and at around 40 seconds in; he goes full throttle. The video is a treat to watch facial expressions on-point, Shrivastava goes through his many steps with finesse, confidence, and most importantly, has fun while doing it. You can hear the crowd losing it in the background, which is a testament to the man’s brilliance.