To say that Nikhil Chinapa has donned many an avatar during his career, is like saying it snows in Alaska; a bit of an understatement. He morphs from DJ to VJ to MC to Music Promoter to Festival Director – some of his best known avatars – with amazing fluidity.
Nikhil was also the co-founder of Sunburn. He is now the Festival Curator and partner of Vh1 Supersonic, Goa’s brand new beach music festival.
His love for music drew him to the world of deejaying when he was 15. He then worked as a disc jockey in several clubs of Mumbai for 12 years and even won the Best Bollywood DJ of India Award, 2013-14.
Now, he has found a new passion in music-mashups. Having belted out Akshay Kumar’s Entertainment mashup and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania mashup, his upcoming number is the Yo Yo Honey Singh mashup.
Sultan & Ned Shepard
Sultan and Ned Shepard (stylized as Sultan + Ned Shepard) are a Canadian electronic music duo who frequently collaborate in record production, songwriting, and remixing. Both of them embarked on their journeys alone when their paths collided in 2002 and since then there has been no stopping for this duo.
Vishal and Shekhar
Vishal and Shekhar are a music directing duo of Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani who have worked in Hindi, Telugu and Marathifilms. Their works include Jhankaar Beats, Dus, Bluffmaster, Om Shanti Om, Bachna Ae Haseeno, Dostana, Chintakayala Ravi, Anjaana Anjaani, Ra.One, Student of the Year, Chennai Express, Bang Bang! and Happy New Year. The duo rose to prominence when they composed the score for the film Jhankaar Beats which included the song “Tu Aashiqui Hai”.
They won the Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent for Jhankaar Beats. They have also composed the IPL theme song of season 3 and Anthem of Kolkata Knight Riders.
Pallavi Sharda is an Indian-Australian film/theatre actress and dancer. Sharda started her Bollywood career by playing a cameo in Karan Johar’s My Name Is Khan (2010).
In March 2010 Sharda was crowned ‘Miss India Australia’ in Sydney. Since then she has starred in many movies including an Australian movie called ‘Save your legs’. Her most recent venture was opposite Ayushmann Khurrana in ‘Hawaizada’. Her performance has been well recognized and appreciated throughout her years as an actress and performer.
Zoya Afroz is an Indian actress and model. She was the winner of Pond’s Femina Miss India Indore 2013 Crown. She was later crowned as Pond’s Femina Miss India International 2013 at the 50th edition of Pond’s Femina Miss India 2013 that was held in Yash Raj Studio.
This young and talented actress / model has kindly consented to be judge the freestyle dance competition for Alegria 2015.