Cheers greeted Akshat Singh, all of eight, when he rode into The Ellen Show on a little bike and proceeded to perform a complex routine of headstands, cartwheels and Bollywood-style dance moves. By the time he finished stylishly doing the splits, the audience was on its feet clapping and cheering loudly.
Akshat, a resident of Kolkata and semi-finalist on India's Got Talent, flew to USA last week after being invited onto the show by host Ellen DeGeneres. The pint-sized Salman Khan fan was meant to dance to a hit song featuring his favourite star but could not get permission to use the track in time for his performance.
Nevertheless, Akshat was not lacking for praise from the enthralled onlookers and received a new bike with his name on it as a gift from Ellen.
He also got a round of laughs and applause when he said he danced three hours every day and ate the rest of the time, adding that if you don't put petrol into the car it wouldn't run.
Watch Akshat dance on The Ellen Show: