Raghav Juyal is one of India’s finest dancer, choreographer, anchor and actor. He is commonly called the 'King of Slow Motion' for his surreal dance moves in slow motion style and his reinvention of the 'Slow Walk'. His stage name Crockroaxz describes his dancing style which is an amalgamation of being "powerful like a crocodile" and '"creepy like a cockroach”. Read ahead to know everything about Raghav Juyal-
Raghav is the son of Deepak Juyal, an advocate, and Alka Bakshi Juyal. Raghav was born on June 10, 1991, and brought up in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Born in a Garhwali family, he hails from the village of Khetu in Uttarkhand.
Reportedly, Raghav had never taken any formal training in dance but picked it up from watching performances on the internet and television. He started winning laurels as a dancer right from his days in Doon International School. Later, he joined DAV (PG) College to pursue his B.Com.
Raghav became famous when his audition video went viral on YouTube. He was a contestant on Dance India Dance 3 (2012), which aired on Zee TV. He dubbed himself as Crockroaxz and was not professionally trained by anyone prior to coming on the show. He was the most popular contestant of the season, having garnered the most No. 1 positions in weekly voting. At the Grand finale, he was voted with 3,481,685 votes in the 2nd runner up position. That’s where his career began.
Later, he worked as a choreographer for several shows like DID Li’L Masters, Dance Ke Superkids, and more. He even played a pivotal role in a Bollywood feature film named Sonali Cable. The critics singled out Raghav's vivacious performance and praised his screen presence.
Raghav also featured in the film ABCD 2 which was directed by Remo D'Souza, co-starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor. He was seen in Khatron Ke Khiladi season 7 as a contestant. Raghav soon turned into an anchor and hosted the show Dance Plus on Star Plus, and Prem Ki Diwali along with Karishma Tanna, which aired on Life Ok. He even hosted the season 2 of the show Dance Plus that aired on Star Plus. He hosted Rising Star along with Meiyang Chang in early 2017 that aired on Colors TV. He has also hosted Dance Plus (season 3). In 2017, he began co-hosting Dance Champions with Ridhima Pandit and later moved on to hosting Dance Plus season 4.
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