Paulson is a super-talented 22-year-old from Bangalore. He comes from a small family, living with his parents and brother. Paulson is one of the few professionally untrained dancers, having learned from one of his friends. He charmed everyone on stage with his wonderful performances. Paulson worked hard and won the hearts of many with his Contemporary, Freestyle, and Rope Dance performances. Paulson sustained a back injury before Episode 9 (February 27th, 2009) and, under a doctor’s order, was not permitted to perform. He was subsequently disqualified in Episode 10, though he was invited to perform again during the Wild Card round.