India

India

New Delhi

My name is Lakhan Pawar and I am 19 years old. I come from India and live in New Delhi. I belong to a traditional street acrobatic family. I came to Poland for the first time for the Brave Kids project in 2014. It was such an awesome experience for me! I just love it! It is more than just a project, it is really magical that in such a short time we are becoming close friends, so close to our hearts. If I could I would travel every year all the way from India to perform, share and learn from the others!

Lakhan belongs to Kathputli colony, the most widely known ‘puppet colony’ situated in the western slums of Delhi. Various magi, acrobats, fire eaters, conjurers, snake whisperers, folk singers and monkey trainers have come here from different parts of India, mainly from the Rajasthan desert to find a better life, creating in this way a specific caste of artists.