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Sparsh Shah      

Motivational Speaker & Musician

Sparsh Shah a.k.a. “Purhythm” is a 16-year-old child prodigy, singer, songwriter, rapper and an inspirational speaker. He was born with an incurable disease called Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which makes his bones extremely fragile/brittle, due to which even a hard hand shake can break his bones. He cannot bear weight on his hands and legs; and hence cannot walk or run like other normal kids. He had more than 135 fractures and multiple rod surgeries (8 rods and 22 screws in his body) so far in 16 years of his life and God knows how many more are yet to come. But God has gifted him with a divine voice and a brilliant mind. He has been training in Indian classical music for last nine years and American vocal music for over five years. He has multiple talents such as performing in community events and has done over 150 live performances in front of audiences from 100 to 50,000 people, including Howdy, Modi! at NRG Stadium, WE DAY UN at Barclay’s Center, NY Mets Vs Pirates Game @ Citifield, NBC/Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo @ NY Giants Metlife Stadium, Governor Murphy’s Inauguration Ceremony, GRAMMY PARK as one of the Top 4 Next Generation: Emerging Artists, Garden of Dreams Concert at Radio City Music Hall, NBA Preseason Referee Meet, NY Knicks Vs 76ers, NY Knicks Vs Detroit Pistons, NY Knicks Vs Phoenix, NY Knicks Vs Atlanta Hawks, Harlem Globetrotters Game @ Madison Square Garden, NJ Devils [email protected] Center, UFL Pro World Cup, [email protected] Square, United Nations HQ, TEDx [email protected], Largest India Day Parade in NYC, Shankar Mahadevan’s [email protected] Hall, Shaan’s [email protected], Prudential Advisors @ Intrepid Museum, etc.

Sparsh has appeared on several radio and television shows such as World’s Greatest Motivators, NBC: Little Big Shots USA, George To The Rescue (Nominated for NY Emmy Award), TODAY Show, The Maury Show; iTV: Little Big Shots UK; BBC; WABC; WGN TV; RTL TV; NOS Jeudgjournaal TV, TOCA BOCA TV, SONY TV: Kaun Banega Crorepati (Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, it was aired in 190+ countries and watched by a billion people), Keys To Kismat; TV Asia: Focus Live; etc.

Sparsh has been a keynote speaker at Google, Deloitte Consulting, Oppenheimer Funds, United Nations, NBA Preseason Referee Meet, Comfort Company, Horizon BCBSNJ, Driven by Suzanne Evans, CIF Higher Education Forum, Vraj Walkathon, iCAN Summit, GOAFEST, MOCAAPI Gala, World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, VMalaysia (20,000 people), Hindi USA Mahotsav, JAINA, Gujarati Unity Festival, BEST 2020 Youth Leadership Empowerment Conference, The HR Congress, etc.

Sparsh was a Pi Champion of his school, has memorized 347 digits of Pi, Woodbridge District Spelling Bee Champion, can speak some of the 12 longest words in English dictionary in less than 18 seconds, can speak in 4 different accents in English, written 55+ original songs (4 songs released), several poems, short stories, inspirational/motivational/funny speeches ("We Are Disabled", “Environmental Protection”, “Three Lessons of Life”, “3W’s of Winning”, “How to get rid of fear and build self-confidence”, “Self-Responsibility and SocialResponsibility in Advertising”, “Driven for Entrepreneurs”, “Passion and Purpose for Higher Education”, “7 Habits of I’M Possible People”, “Service to Humanity is the Service to God”, “How can you be unstoppable in life”).

Sparsh has won prizes in eight singing competitions including "Young Voice of NYC;" whereby he became the Youth Ambassador for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. He is also a Youth Ambassador for VOSAP, Mission Possible-Never Start.

Sparsh became a worldwide internet sensation with the launch of Eminem’s cover song, “Not Afraid” with over 75 million views on all social media sites combined. He was recognized and applauded by Eminem's Shady Records, Chris Brown, Akon, Jay Sean, Salman Khan, Shiamak Davar, Vikas Khanna, Brooke Lewis, Vinny Paz on their social media/websites.

Sparsh was ranked as one of the Top 10 Indian origin child prodigies that make India swelling proud by Yahoo. Sparsh delivered an inspirational speech: “My Disability Does not Define Me” on #WEDAY UN organized by WE.org to inspire 19,000 world-changers that came together at Barclays Center. Sparsh was featured by GOALCAST and received over 10 million views.

Sparsh delivered an amazingly inspirational TEDx Talk: “How a 13 year old turned Impossible to I'M Possible" at Asia's largest TEDx event: TEDx Gateway. Sparsh received a standing ovation and this speech became the most viewed TEDx Gateway speech on all social media platforms with over 25 million views. He has been featured by some of the biggest news publications of India such as Mumbai Mirror, India Times, DNA, Free Press Journal, Mumbai Samachar, Chitralekha, Gujarat Mitra, Gujarat Samachar, Sandesh, Lokmat, OHeraldo Goa, AdGully, NavGujarat Samay, Navbharat Times, Dainik Jagaran, Republic TV, Bombay Times, etc.

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