Nepali girl dances for 126 hours to break Guinness Record

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Bandana Nepal is a 16-year-old girl recently set a Guinness World Record for “Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual” by dancing for 126 hours straight. Family, supporters, and media witnessed the entire event with a lot of enthusiasm.

She started her solo dance on November 23rd Friday and ended it on 28th November Wednesday. Even with only 5 minutes of break every hour for water, food, and bathroom, Bandana manages to be strong and refuses to give up.

She lip syncs and smiles amidst the chatter and surprised glances. It’s evident her face is tired and sleep deprived. Was that even human? It’s not for us to answer, but the ambition to shine Nepal’s name internationally certainly is.

She performed in Nepali music in the hall of Big Foodland restaurant located in Kathmandu amid the presence of witnesses, including family members, media and general public.

With the dance for 126 hours, she has been able to break the record of Kalamandalam Hemlatha from India who danced for 123 hours and 15 minutes in 2011.

Despite of continuously shaking her hips and wiggling her neck for 6 days without sleep, rest and proper food, the young girl managed to dance till the targeted hour by maintaining smile on her face.

Training hard

The teenager, who hails from eastern district Dhankuta, started dancing at the age of five and has been trained in both Nepal and India. Her family members said that she used to dance with her younger brother at home. As part of the preparation of record setting performance, she had danced for around 100 hours. Bandana is currently studying Business Management in Grade 12 in Kathmandu.