As a child, Bradenya loved to dance and liver, a popular local sport. Although she was a good player, her parents never encouraged her ambitions. But now – 47 and a widow – she says she has rediscovered her other passion – dancing – thanks to social media.
Sixty-five-year-old Vasanti struggled to make ends meet while selling snacks in a wheelbarrow. But now her three children are enjoying successful careers and she has decided to focus on herself. With the help of her youngest son, she started sharing videos of her lips to folk songs.
Ritu, 46, became a local celebrity because of her Instagram dance videos – although her family wasn’t happy about it. But with her husband’s support, she said she decided to move forward and dream bigger.
The three women tell the BBC about their journey to internet fame.
Produced by Divya Arya and Edited by Anshul Verma
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