• About
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  • The Team

    Melia "lil m" Bernal
       2017 | Former Captain

    I didn't choose the Bhangra life. The Bhangra life chose me.

    Nishwant "Nishypoo" Swami
       2017 | Former Captain

    Nish could spend all day watching Parks and Rec. or playing his french horn. It has happened on more than one occasion.

    Shona "Shonz" Hemmady
      2016 | Captain

    I adore hugs and nomming and people who like to be hugged :3 and I hecka love to dance.

    Dipon "Mickey Singh" Ghosh
      PhD candidate in Physiology 2016

    Dipon likes to spin when he dances. A lot. He also loves throwing Phineas and Ferb themed parties at his apartment. Be sure to add him on Facebook!

    Payal "P-money" Marathe

    I love to dance, eat, and people who will dance and eat with me.

    Yaa "Yeet" Ampofo

    There are few things that are as amazing as good (bhangra) music, white chocolate and sunshine!

    Aditi "Deets" Ramachandran
      PhD candidate in Computer Science 2017 | Former Captain

    I loveee bhangra, especially the way it combines energy and grace!

    Akarsh "Ka$h" Sharma

    Akarsh (Ka$h) gets dough and balls hard. Oh and he loves bhangra too. lol I'm lost

    Zoey "Zoooooeeeey" Peterson

    Zoey loves Doctor Who and Anime-- she'll school you in both of them. This semester Zoey is studying abroad, but we can't wait until she's back in the spring to BRUAAHHH with us!

    Jerusalem "Juju" Hadush

    Joining YJB was my first exposure to Bhangra--LOVE the music, shoulder bounces, smilesss and YJB's insane nakhra!

    Priyanka "Yanks" Krishnamurthi
       2018 | Webmaster

    Nothing makes me happier than dancing, BBC's Sherlock, and code that compiles. I also binge-watch TV way more than I should. #whoops

    Philip "Philif" Abraham

    I'm so chi you thought I was bashful. That's why I dance.

    Lakshmi "Shmi Shmi" Iyengar
       2018 | Social Co-Chair

    I love bhangra, bruahing, and holding Sreeja's small hands ♥

    Sreeja "Sreejamma" Kodali
       2018 | Social Co-Chair

    I laugh easily and everything makes me smile, especially Indian dance, soan papdi, and purple.

    Sonia "Sohniye" Taneja
       School of Medicine 2019 | Former Captain

    I like to pinch people's cheeks, I have bhangra-ed at the Taj Mahal, and if I could only live on only one food, I would pick gol gappe or chocolate.

    Now introducing: the newbies!

    Ariege Besson

    I love dance, high energy music and good company! (Bhangra=all three 😉)

    Anson Wang

    I love to smile and laugh. Bhangra makes me smile and laugh. Life is so simple and wonderful sometimes.

    Manasi Patwa

    I love Thai food, scarves, smoothies, and dance. Bollywood makes me happy too 😃

    Harmanpreet Singh

    Harman is a New Yorker whose family comes from the land of the five rivers. An aspiring computer scientist and currently able to speak five languages, Harman devotes free time to youth empowerment and exploring his ethnic culture through bhangra.

    Tran Le

    Just tell me that there's free food and dancing, and I'm there.

    Alex Martiniouk

    I love grapefruits, dancing, and Ukraine. Ballroom dancer by training, but Bhangra is where it's at.

    Our fabulous alumni!

    Sabrina "Sabz" Rangi
       2015 | Former Captain

    I like to bruah out with YJB and occasionally whip out the Indian accent. I'm all about promoting Punjabi culture and love being one of the "PUNJABI GIRLS" on the team!

    Sagar "Sagz" Yadama
      2015 | Former Captain

    I like to dance Bhangra and hang out with Anurag ♥

    Nimisha "Nimz" Ganesh

    Feed me Chipotle and I'm a happy camper!

    Rafi "Raf" Khan

    Dude I really like dancing

    Edward "Stressball" Oo

    I ♥ stress

    Anurag "Rage" Deeconda
       2014 | Former Captain

    Also known as DJ anuRage, he still makes our insanely amazing mixes!

    Hannah "Hannu" Mogul-Adlin

    I hate the patriarchy.

    Reuben "Reubs" Hendler

    I can't wait to progress from interpretive dance to some BRRUUUAH!!

    Natalia "Natty Ice" Khosla

    I've been dancing forever (now with YJB and YaleDancers, and before on Yale's Rhythmic Blue and Kalapriya Bharatanatyam Company) and love YJB's spicey nakhra and mastiyaan!

    Scott "Scottiye" Simpson
       2013 | Former Captain

    Even after 4 years dancing with YJB, he's still a Gora Wala.

    Nikhil Bumb
      School of Management 2014

    This may be my 3rd bhangra team, but Bollywood will always be my first love. And ice cream.

    Keerthi "Machete" Shetty
     Ph.D. Candidate in Immunobiology

    Keerthi is double jointed like whoa.

    Kathryn "K-what?" Wright
      School of Forestry

    After 3.5 years of bhangra, the only things Kathryn consistently loves more are manatees and her bicycle.

    David "D-Pain" Cruz

    I just have a lot of feelings about bhangra.