Iftekhar (Iffy) Hassan is a former graduate from North Carolina State University. While in college, Iffy competed nationally with NC State’s premier Bollywood Fusion dance team Nazaare, with whom he placed at multiple competitions. He also joined Wolfpack Bhangra, with whom he had the opportunity to learn bhangra and perform at his first major competition. Iffy became captain of Wolfpack Bhangra his senior year and took his team to the premier collegiate championships in Washington, D.C.
While leading Wolfpack Bhangra he also had the opportunity to compete nationally at multiple competitions with a local bhangra team- Punjabi Hit Squad. During his junior year (2014), Iffy joined Khirre Phul Gulab De (KPGD), North Carolina’s elite all-male bhangra team, and has been competing with them since. They have competed at the biggest competitions across the nation, including Boston Bhangra, Bhangra in the Burgh, Bruin Bhangra, Aaj Ka Dhamaka, and many more.
Iffy is known on KPGD for his work ethic and constant drive for excellence. He is now a captain of KPGD and has played a critical role in the team’s recent competitive success. While he is not dancing, Iffy works full-time as a Software Engineer at Fidelity Investments. He is not only excited to help spread the art of bhangra, but is ready to take on the challenge of being a leader, mentor, and role model for the students of Carolina Indian Arts.