Founded in 2003, the Wanted Ashiqz are an accomplished group of trained, all-male Bollywood-Fusion dancers who seamlessly fuse Bollywood and Hip-Hop dance styles. They are known for using fearless humor and athleticism to create spectacular displays of dance and entertainment. The troupe prides itself on its unique ability to merge the art of storytelling with intricate choreography from various genres of dance. Under Artistic Director Ashif Gazi, the Wanted Ashiqz have been National Champions in the South Asian competitive dance circuit, the Hip-Hop dance scene, and are one of the most popular Bollywood dance troupes in the country. They have performed at concerts, films, weddings, commercial shoots and various other events all over the United States.
The Wanted Ashiqz have also won numerous dance competitions along the way. Some of their most memorable wins are from 2009 when they became the best Fusion/Bollywood dance team in the nation by winning first place in the Best of the Best dance competition. Soon after, they won the nationals at the first ever Filmi-Fusion Bollywood America 2010 Competition. In 2011, they went on to become the first ever Bollywood team to not only compete, but to also win 2nd place, best costume, best theme, and crowd favorite awards at the prestigious World of Dance, a renowned Hip-hop competition. They also became the first South Asian Bollywood dance team to win the grand prize at the Kollaboration NY 2011. In 2012, the Wanted Ashiqz added to their awards and accolades by becoming the first ever champions of the Elite 8 Naach dance competition. They once again won 2nd place and best costume at World of Dance 2012. In 2014, they won 1st place 3 consecutive times: Prelude New England, Las Vegas All Stars, and Cuny's Got Talent.
Recently, the Wanted Ashiqz competed on the hit FOX TV Show "So You Think You Can Dance" in the Dance Crew Challenge. They won the competition by receiving the most votes from America and went on to perform live in LA at the SYTYCD season 11 Grand Finale.
- Performed at Kollaboration New York in 2011