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Eight-year-old Indian dancer wows U.S. audience

Akshat Singh did what so many performers could only dream of and "broke America"

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Eight-year-old Indian dancing prodigy Akshat Singh did what so many performers could only dream of and "broke America" this week.

Appearing live on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the star of India's Got Talent wowed the crowd with his hip shaking and breakdancing moves.

“When I saw his dancing, I said bring him to me!” DeGeneres said in Singh’s introduction.

The dancer then made his trademark entry, on a mini motorcycle and dressed as an Indian policeman.

After the pelvic-thrusting performance, which moved the crowd to a standing ovation, Singh told Ellen that he performed to show whole of India that even a "motu" (fat person) can dance.

"I dance every day for three hours, and I eat more," he joked, drawing laughter from the audience.

He added a sentence in Hindi, which his interpreter translated as, "if there's no gas in the car, how will the car run?"

Users took to Twitter to show their support.

"So, Akshat Singh finally showed off his moves on the @TheEllenShow. Such a cutie he is!" said one tweep.

"This 8-Year-Old Indian Boy Busts a Move for Chubby Kids Everywhere," wrote another.

"Proud of Indian kid dancing on Ellen Show," tweeted user Manvendra Singh Rana.