NAV Bhatia is best known as the Toronto Raptors’ ‘Superfan’ which recognition he has spent 20 years building up in order to achieve one goal: to promote South Asians and in particular Sikhs to a mainstream audience. Nav is known to be friends with Vince Carter, Drake, and a dozen more of your favourite celebrities and role models. At TEDX Talk, an independently organized TED event in Toronto, Nav elaborates on his mission to create a harmonized society. As Nav Bhatia continues to change the perception of Sikhs in Canada, he begins by saying:
“As I stand here before you, what do you see? Someone who would make you uncomfortable during your flight? Your gas station attendant? Your convenience store worker?”
And with that Nav began the transformation: from Sikh to Superfan.