It was my maiden Western-style solo dance at Siddhartha Medical College, in front of a large gathering, that got me all attention. The cheers and encouragement from the audience gave me lot of strength to display my talent. I was stunned and excited when I was given the first prize at the intercollegiate competition. Was it luck or fate? I have to question myself,” says Dr Ajith S. Ajith is an eye surgeon, currently working as an assistant professor of Ophthalmology at Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur for the past one-and-half years.
The doctor has been honing his skills as a budding dancer too. “So far, I have performed four times to film songs Disco Dancer, Chamak Chalo, Masakali in Hindi and to Gangnam Style (Korean pop). I have bagged the first position every time,” Ajith says. The 28-year-old is upwardly mobile and highly ambitious.
Ajith’s day begins at four in the morning with prayers and a two-hour workout in the gym. Breakfast is at 8 am, after which it’s off to college to perform eye surgeries, deliver lectures and also some self-study.
Being a full time professional, Ajith is hard-pressed to find time for his hobby. “I am quite busy with my work, so it’s difficult to practise my dance everyday. My stage performances have usually been at college functions. I have lot of fans from whom I draw a lot of support,” Ajith says.
“I love my profession. Dancing is just a part-time hobby and my pursuing it depends on the kind of opportunities I get in the future. Both, medicine and dance are my passion,” Ajith says.