Raghav Juyal (born on July 10, 1991) isn't just a dancer – he's a whirlwind of talent. Known as the 'King of Slow Motion and 'Crockroaxz’ for his surreal dance style and signature walk, he rose to stardom through sheer determination. A viral audition on Dance India Dance Season 3 launched him from practising secretly to becoming a celebrated dancer, choreographer and show host. Beyond the dance floor, Juyal has entertained audiences in films like ABCD 2, Street Dancer 3D,  Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan and Kill, proving his artistic versatility. ‘Kill’ Star Raghav Juyal Excited About ‘Villain of the Year’ Tag; Actor Says ‘It’s a Huge Thing for Me’.

On the occasion of his birthday today, we delve into his life to discover a few lesser-known facts that showcase his diverse interests and passions. So, let's get started. ‘Kill’ Movie Review: Lakshya and Raghav Juyal’s Brutal Thriller Redefines Action Films for Bollywood! (LatestLY Exclusive).

Dance India Dance Changed His Life

Juyal's journey to dance floor stardom wasn't a straight shot to the top. While his exceptional talent eventually shone through in Dance India Dance 3, his initial audition didn't impress the judges. However, his captivating dance style resonated with the audience, sparking a public outcry for his inclusion. This unprecedented outpouring of support led to a remarkable twist – Raghav was brought back as a wildcard contestant. This second chance propelled him to the coveted position of second runner-up on the show.

Football Fanatic

When Raghav isn't dazzling with his moves or doing films, you might find him on the football field. Reportedly, he's an ardent football player and actively participates in matches, showcasing his love for the sport and his commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 'Kill' Box Office Collection Day 1: Lakshya and Raghav Juyal's Thriller Earns INR 1.35 Crore in India.

Bookworm With Literary Heart

An avid reader, Raghav has cultivated an impressive collection of books that serve as cherished companions on his travels. His literary tastes are diverse, encompassing captivating works of fiction alongside timeless classics of Hindi literature. This passion for the written word reflects a deep appreciation for the power of storytelling and the transportive magic that language can weave.

Personal Life

Raghav's journey wasn't simply lit by the stage lights. Hailing from a middle-class family in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, his passion for dance faced initial hurdles. Unlike many performers, he didn't have his parents' immediate encouragement. This meant honing his craft in solitude, a testament to his unwavering dedication and the power of his artistic spirit.


When the spotlight dims, the actor-dancer transforms into a cinephile, indulging his passion for world cinema.  Iranian films hold a special place in his heart, captivating him with their diverse narratives and unique cinematic styles. Exploring these international gems reflects Raghav's insatiable curiosity.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Raghav Juyal was last seen in the movie Kill alongside Lakshya, garnering attention. Additionally, he has been making headlines for his rumoured relationship with Shehnaaz Gill.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 10, 2024 08:15 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).