Meet ‘Drillman of India’ from Telangana Who Was Invited for ‘America’s Got Talent’February 08, 2019 11:06
(Image source from: Facebook/Kranthi DrillMan)
A 28-year-old from Suryapet, a city in Telangana, has been invited to take part in the auditions for the popular TV show ‘America’s Got Talent.’
Kranthi, who is well-known by the name ‘Kranti Drillman,’ will present his unique feats before the judges of the popular show.
“It is a big opportunity for me to showcase my talent in front of the world,” Panikeri Kranthi was quoted by Times of India before leaving for the United States on Thursday. The auditions in Los Angeles are slated for February 9.
The unique talent of Kranthi is he can drill into his nose, without spilling a drop of blood. Up to now he showcased his talent in several countries including the United States, Singapore, and Malaysia. Kranthi, who aspired to become an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, performed in more than 300 shows on stage and likewise on several television programs.
Kranthi’s name was recommended for the “American’s Got Talent” show through “India’s Got Talent,” where he once showcased his talent.
“I’ve always wanted to do something unique to be known as somebody unique in the world,” Kranthi said explaining how he had started practising his feats since he was studying in Intermediate.
The “Drillman” through it may seem strange perform to a great extent unique feats. He can send 32 knives into his throat, without getting hurt. Each knife will be two feet in length. This apart, he does not get hurt when he drips his hands in hot boiling oil. “I can even drink it,” he said. But how does he do it? The only answer he gives for it is that he practices.
Recently, he has even able to perform a feat nobody else has. “I can allow a Toofan (vehicle) to be run over my nose without getting hurt,” he said.
Kranthi aimed at getting into the civil services to become an IAS officer as he felt the need to remove caste discrimination in society. “As someone belonging to the SC community, I have myself faced such discrimination,” he said. The IAS dream did not materialize and he did not pursue it after he completed his graduation. “I am a mason’s son and I do masonry work,”
When asked about his livelihood Kranthi was quoted by TOI saying, his father Sattaiah recently had a paralytic stroke and his mother Mallamma an agriculture labour. They have no agriculture land.
His family got to know about his unique talent, when he first performed feats on “India’s Got Talent” show 2015. As the family does not have a television, he took them to the neighbor’s house. “When they saw me do the feats on India’s Got Talent show, they were surprised. They were concerned about me but did not discourage me,” he recalled.
What other feats can be performed? “I can climb a tree upside down,” he said talking about his various talents. But now, Kranthi, 'India’s Drillman' is on his way to Los Angeles to show his talent the world.