Britain's Got Talent: Who is Akshat Singh? Meet the 13-year-old dancer from Mumbai

20 April 2019, 16:29 | Updated: 21 April 2019, 16:40

By Tom Eames

Akshat Singh may be one of the surprise successes on this year's Britain's Got Talent.

The cheeky 13-year-old dancer from India is hoping to impress judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon on the third episode, but will he make it through?

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Here's all the important info about Akshat you need:

  1. Who is Akshat Singh?

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    Akshat Singh is no stranger to TV talent competitions.

    He first came to famce by appearing on the Bengali dance reality show Dance Bangla Dance.

    He then appeared on India's Got Talent, and became an overnight sensation in his home nation.

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    He was also a contestant of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, and he even made his debut as an actor in the Malayalam film Ayal Njanalla.

    You may also recognise him as he appeared on the American talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show thanks to his joyous dancing style.

    He also appeared in a Japanese TV advert for Pari Pari Curry, and in 2017 he appeared on the Australian version of Little Big Shots.

  2. What is his Britain's Got Talent journey?

    Akshat appeared on Britain's Got Talent in the third audition episode in 2019, performing his cheeky and exuberant dance routine, much to the delight of the crowd.

    After winning a standing ovation and very positive comments from the judges, hosts Ant & Dec appeared on stage and awarded him a coveted Golden Buzzer.

    He will now head straight through to the live semi-finals of the show.