Arjun Bhimavarapu
   Andrew Chou
   Rahul Goli
   Danyal Kothari
   Prasanna Swaminathan
   Sanjay Hariharan
   Rajit Malhotra
   Roni Mathew
   Neil Shah
   Archit Budhraja
   Tanvir Gopal
   Ameya Pathare
   Ibrahim Ayub
   Ankur Goyal
   Patrick Yang
   Deep Shah
   Sundeep Kasi
Arjun Bhimavarapu - Arjun, or Bhima, as he's known on Dhamaka, hails from Sharon, MA. Don't let this Telugu boy's hardcore studying into the wee hours of the morning fool you. Whenever he's not studying he's either busting out birds or searching for bhangra YouTube videos. But he wouldn't be able to do everything he does without one basic energy source: MILK. If he's tired to the bone, give him a bottle of milk and he'll become the Energizer bunny.
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Andrew Chou - Ever since this rookie set foot on Penn's campus, Dhamaka had its eyes set on him. Mostly because we couldn't understand how an Indian man could be so fair skinned. In our defense, he said he was from East India. He must have meant the Far East.
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Rahul Goli - Darkness, as we call him, was the first member to join our ranks from Hoover, Alabama. Goli-sahb's laundry list of talents includes spouting off chemical formulas as pick up lines, blending into dark environments, and bringing his Telugu roots to the forefront of Dhamaka's dances. His penchant for pelvic thrusts and using mathematical symbols for raas formations brings an undeniably ferocious edge to the group.
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Danyal Kothari (Secretary) - Coming back fully-recharged from his trip to Hong Kong, Danyal has brought a serious burst of energy to Dhamaka. Skilled with a camera and his tripod, we've all noticed that Danyal has a certain professional quality about him. Repping his Cali pride, Danyal has dominated the dance floor from the Best Coast to the Beast Coast and everything in between.
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Prasanna Swaminathan (President) - Prasanna Swami-nasty (his actual name) is a straight-up South Indian balla'. Whether he is doing Raas on a treadmill in Pottruck or poppin' and lockin' in the Math and Physics Library, Prasanna is always honing his sweet skillz for the dance floor. But dance is only the tip of Swami-nasty's iceberg . He can also be found beating Usain Bolt in the 100 meter dash, making ladies melt with his dashing looks, and disproving Einstein's theory of relativity. No wonder Dhamaka snatched him up off the streets of Penn's campus.
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Sanjay Hariharan - Sanjay "Sunjay" Hariharan is unlike any member of Dhamaka. A transfer student from Georgetown, Sanjay enjoys dancing with men, hanging out with the guys, and bro-chilling. I mean, if you're from Milwaukee, what else would you do in your free time? Jokes aside, Sanjay's cool demeanor and sexy sideburns can't help but make you sweat.
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Rajit Malhotra (Vice-President) - When Rajit first joined the team he was tagged the "innocent one," the one that would not even hurt a fly...little did we know. As the the months went by, we each discovered the dark side of this kind fellow, which became known as Glockjabi. Glockjabi is a ruthless creature who terrorizes those who steal his glasses. The only way to bring back the gentle Rajit is to play bhangra music, and man, will this kid become happy. Well, that or give him back his glasses. But Rajit lives for bhangra, and becomes a DANCING MACHINE when he hears that music blow.
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Roni Mathew (Business Administrator) - Hailing from the hard streets of suburban Philadelphia, Roni has taken Dhamaka to places it has never gone to, or wants to go to, ever again...like Bharatanatyam practice. Super friendly and outgoing, Roni will literally bend over backwards to help you out, just ask him. First, he'll pop his chest, then perform a body roll, and finally 'pop n' lock' it while landing backwards perfectly. Oh, you just needed help with your laptop? Um, uhh, he'll get back to you. Jokes aside (they're never really aside), Roni's incredible talents range from hip hop to classical Indian dance to facial hair stylization.
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Neil Shah - Neil was clearly born into the wrong body. With the attitude of a rapper from the Bronx and the body of a Greek god, Neil's voluptuous curves leave little to the imagination. Stealing Dean's position as the tallest member on Dhamaka, Neil's 12-foot wingspan has given the Bhangra bird a whole new way to move.
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Archit Budhraja - One rainy day in the motherland, Archit had an epiphany as he stared out of his bedroom window. After many hours of dreaming about bromances and sweat, he decided to bring his dancing talents, deep voice, and undeniably sexy accent to the States, where he found love at first thigh slap with Dhamaka. And lucky for Dmak, this young lad is truly a unique Budhraja. His demeanor may be calm and collected, but be forewarned: this "Buddha" has been known to go wild!
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Tanvir Gopal - We've got two words for this kid: child-star prodigy. Right after starring in Bombay Dreams on Broadway, this talented member is already changing the face of Dhamaka with his modern dance background. Needless to say, Tanvir is the true definition of a ladies man with his strong jawline and unnaturally fluffy hair.
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Ameya Pathare - Ameya hails from Chandler, Arizona, but we think there is a Mexican connection he hasn't told us about. At first, he might seem mild-mannered, a man of few words. But put him on a dance floor with some hardcore hip-hop, and he transforms into a beast that can perform moves heretofore unknown...moves which more than impress the ladies. When not mesmerizing bystanders with his dance skills, Ameya can be found waxing poetic about computer science and finance, and walking down Locust Walk with an attitude that is impossible to replicate.
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Ibrahim Ayub - Ibrahim "Ibs" Ayub is a monster of a dancer. Really. Towering over the everyone but Neil, Ibs clearly stands out as he moves seductively around the stage. In his spare time, he is dedicated to Dhamaka, practicing his dandiya-twirling skills at every opportunity. As Dhamaka's first—and probably only—ex-football player, Ibs is a Bostonian bhangra beast whose charm has infected at least the (female) half of Penn's campus.
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Ankur Goyal - Ankur is celebrated for his versatility. A Dhamaka dancer as well as a student in the prestigious Management & Technology program, Ankur enjoys ribbon dancing, watching the Bollywood matinee at the local theater, and translating books into binary. But don't get it twisted: he's still true to his roots. A Jersey native, he refuses to travel anywhere without hair gel, tanning spray, and a dumbbell for fist pumping exercises. Needless to say, he likes to make his presence known—on the rare occasion he comes to practice on time.
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Patrick Yang - Patrick set aside his soccer skills to join Dhamaka, which is a shame for soccer fans, but is wonderful for lovers of mandance. Often sporting the only pair of skinny sweatpants ever made, Patrick enjoys long walks on the beach, pop-locking at any opportunity, and—of course—four hour Raas practices. Thanks to Patrick's foray into Indian culture, he now appreciates Indian music, food, and women. Mostly the women.
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Deep Shah - Even though Deep was a Drexel Dragon as an undergrad, the future dentist woo-ed the group by promising each of us gold crowns engraved with Dhamaka's trademark "D" for our teeth. Nowadays, he is often spotted rocking some sexy scrubs or carrying his next patient's dentures to practice. During practice breaks, he likes to scrape plaster off jaw moldings and study X-rays. A "Gujju" to the core, he also enjoys making raas instuctional videos and promoting the philosophies of raaspect, raaseldazzel, and raasponsibility.
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Sundeep Kasi (Former President) - Sundeep is not your stereotypical pre-med student. In fact, having seized the Dhamaka presidency in a military coup (a fiasco involving bhangra sticks and dandiya aplenty), many think that this is just a cover. A great admirer of the 'Steelers' and an economics major, Sundeep's iron-fisted reign has been characterized by what many find to be a baffling disappearance of members who speak out against him. Do not be fooled by his disarming smile or his reputation of being so sweet that he gives girls (and guys) cavities, but fear he who has come to be known as the smiting hand of Dhamaka!
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