Mira, Royal Detective which airs on Disney and Disney Junior is a ground breaking show that has become very popular with audience of all ages. Geared towards ages 2-7, the show tells the tale of a young Indian girl Mira who is appointed to the role of Royal Detective and travels throughout the magical Indian-inspired kingdom of Jalpur solving mysteries for her friends and family. The show highlights cultural themes like the importance of family, food, traditions, the music and dance in a very authentic way.
The show features some of the top South Asian actors in Hollywood, including Jameela Jamil, Freida Pinto, Kal Penn, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Hannah Simone, Aasif Mandvi, Karen David and Aparna Nancherla. Mira, Royal Detective debuted on Disney Channel and Disney Junior on Friday, March 20.
One of the coolest things about the show is that Indian and Bollywood music and dance are an integral part of each episode. For the choreography they tapped in Nakul Dev Mahajan of So You Think You Can Dance fame.
The newest episode, titled “The Rakhi Mystery”, celebrates The special holiday Raksha Bandhan, which honors the bond between brothers and sisters. In the episode, the rakhis that Mira and her friends made for Raksha Bandhan disappear, so Mira must set out to find them.
As part of this episode, Nakul Dev Mahajan choreographed a special dance to celebrate the meaning of Raksha Bandhan.
Nakul says, “Raksha Bandhan has always been a special tradition for our family. I share a close relationship with my sister and many cousin sisters. Thus, celebrating this occasion, which symbolizes the eternal love of brother-sister relationships holds a special place in my heart. I am so proud that Mira, Royal Detective is showcasing this joyous part of my culture, as it sends a great message about family, community and togetherness. The dance that I choreographed for this episode is truly special. The song tugs at your heart strings and the animation is spectacular. The Rakhi Mystery episode is certainly one of my favorites and delivers several important and beautiful messages not just for younger viewers, but adults too.”
Check out the cool dance he created in this video!
Be sure to catch this episode and more of this very special show.