This talented Punjabi Bloke, who has an array of big hits in Bollywood as well as his own singles had come to perform during Alegria. Although he arrived a little late, he was absolutely worth the wait. He was energetic and played out all of our favourite tunes. And thus his name got added into the list of Alegria’s glamourous list of celebrities!
2013 was the year which laid the strongest foundation for one of the biggest college festivals in India. Every heart of Alegria swooned to the tunes of Akcent, when they graced the first edition of Alegria in 2013. The ‘ True Believers’ mesmerised every soul with their foot tapping and soulful music and had everyone dancing their heart out.
The stage was truly set on fire when a Miss World, Miss India, Miss World Asia and Oceania, the ever gorgeous Parvathy Omanakuttan graced the first edition of Alegria in 2013. The gorgeous queen was here to judge the Mr and Ms. Alegria contest, then known as the personality contest. The crowd was awestruck by Parvathy’s aura, stage presence and beauty!
The foundation of Alegria was laid strong as Baichung Bhutia graced The Festival of Joy in 2013. The ‘Sikkimese Sniper’ was present to inaugurate the Multipurpose Synthetic Turf of Pillai College on the second day of the festivities. Amidst loud cheers and fancalls, Baichung truly lived up to his fame with a splendid display of some skills from his plethora of talent.
When a dynamic personality like Ranvijay Singh came to Alegria, the rage was nothing unexpected. He highlighted the festival with his charismatic appearance, intelligent views and witty sense of humour. He had the students transfixed throughout and the girls were captivated by his presence. He interacted with the students in the best way they could ask for, keeping the session highly entertaining. He had nothing but kind words for the college and Alegria and seemed to have a blast. The upbeat atmosphere definitely lifted everyone’s spirit.
Movies and their promotions have always been wildly celebrated and enjoyed at Alegria. When two of Bollywood’s most popular and talented actors Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone came to the festival of joy to promote their cinematic masterpiece ‘Tamasha’, the experience was no different. The crowd was overwhelmed by their presence and they graced the stage with their charm and spontaneity. They were amazed by the energy of the students and were humbled by the love. The event was an out and out riot and vibe was supremely joyous.
Candice Reddings love, passion, interest, life has always had an ultimate desire to shine. From modeling and singing, to dancing and entertaining massive crowds with her selective music.
She was very persistent then and she is even more so now, with experience, and the ambition to move forward, nothing and no one holds her back. Its her love for the art of music and sound that has taken her so far.
At the age of 17, her interests grew as her crowd got bigger. Booking artists world wide for events locally and internationally, she brought a certain flavor to every event lacking soul and vibe.
She broke free when she based herself around Asia, with sounds of groovy based trendy house and branching into other genre’s such as Electro House, Progressive, Deep Techno house and Techno. Her love is Tech House and Techno ♥ EDM .
another tinsel town celebrity who spread her sparkle to Alegria was Sonam Kapoor. While promoting her inspirational movie Neerja, Sonam sure lit up the entire festival with her joyous vibe and magical smile. She engaged and motivated the students and become easily the biggest highlight of Alegria 2016!
Alegria and its Bollywood/DJ nights are always something to watch out for. And the fun just reached its optimum when musical duo Vishal and Shekhar came to Alegria and rocked the stage. They were energetic, their performances were mesmerising and they left no stone unturned to keep the audiences engaged and enthralled. They grooved on the best tracks keeping the mood lively. The college saw a huge turnout of audiences and crowd surely had a blast. What a night it was!
Swedish actress Elli Avram who made her Bollywood debut through “Mickey Virus”, graced the Alegrian stage. She was here to judge the Mr and Ms Alegria event! She was completely taken and mesmerised by the audience’s energy. She loved the show put up by all the contestants and picked the best out of the lot.
After playing a role of a rockstar in Rock On, the multi talented Farhan Akhtar is one in real life for fronting one of India’s leading edge live rock band Farhan Live!
Musician, actor, director, writer! What a powerhouse of talent is Farhan Akhtar! 3000+ students were lucky enough to witness him perform for them. His aura and energy was unbeatable. He made everyone move and groove to his tunes and had the crowd going berserk over his stardom. He even played for some extra time after seeing the crowd’s reaction.
Govinda is one of the biggest superstars to rule the 80’s and 90’s. He made his debut in Bollywood with the 1986 hit “ILZAAM”. Ilzaam went on to become a huge hit and made him a star overnight. He breakdanced and grooved to the songs in the movie ‘Street Dancer’ thus establishing himself as a dancing star.
However, Govinda decided to majorly work in comedy films. His amazing acting and impeccable comic skills earned him a loyal fan following thus establishing him as a comic superstar. His comic timing and humour creates a laughter riot and always has the audience in splits.
Govinda has over 165 Bollywood movies to his name. He has several Filmfare Award nominations and has won numerous awards for comedy. The opening episode of DID Super Mom Season 2, the reality dance show on which he is a judge, received the highest TRP rating of any reality show opening episode.
He will be joining our very own Algeria 2k17 on February 10th to promote his film ‘AA GAYA HERO’ with all the “Govinda fans” eagerly awaiting his presence.
Raised in Baltimore, USA, Monica formed a two-piece electronic rock band called ‘Shaa’ir + Func’. Realizing the people’s need for something upbeat and funky, they released their first album “New Day” in 2007 which shot them into the limelight.Monica sung a track “Dooriyan” composed by renowned duo Vishal & Shekhar for the film BREAK KE BAAD (2010). She also made a guest appearance in 2008 film ROCK ON!! But her full-fledged acting debut was in the 2011 film DHOBI GHAT directed by Kiran Rao starring Aamir Khan and Prateik Babbar. Thereafter, she went on to act in films like David, Teraa Surroor etc.
Monica Dogra also impressed the audience with her hosting skills as she was the host for ‘The Dewarists’, a musical collaborative show on Star World India. In December 2011, she served as a judge for Rolling Stone’s ‘Never Hide Sounds’ musical talent show. She is currently one of the judges on ‘The Stage’ broadcasted on Colors Infinity.
This year, our fellow Alegrian singers will be judged by Monica Dogra. We are delighted to have her as the judge for the Voice of Alegria.
Udyan Sagar, better known by his stage name Nucleya or NUCLEYA, is an Indian music producer. He co-founded Bandish Projekt with Mayur Narvekar in 1998. He is noted for his genre bending productions, combining EDM along with traditional Indian musical instruments & ambient sounds. He has been frequently featured on BBC Radio 1‘s playlists.
They are a female Dj duo. Born to British(Nina) and Australian(Malika) mothers and Indian fathers. For years now electronic and dance music has been a major obsession, leading them to find their passion which is producing music and Djing. Their electric energy is contagious enough to get any party pumping!
He is the only DJ in Indian History to crack into the prestigious DJ MAG awards. He is the only Indian DJ to host a 2 hour show at prime time on 9XM every Friday and Saturday called House Of Dance. He’s the Official DJ for the Kolkata Knight Riders and also the only Indian DJ with a Mobile Application promoting dance music to the masses. He’s performed alongside leading artists and at some of the countries most prestigious events. He recently announced that he will be entering the Bollywood Music Industry as a Music Composer very soon.
DJ Chetas’ musical journey dates back Eleven Years, when he started off his career just as a passion for the love of music, little did he know that this passion would transcend into an art possessed by very few Artists world over! After eleven years of unmatched and dedicated hard work, his talent was recognized by myfavdj.in wherein voters and music lovers across the nation voted DJ Chetas unanimously as their Favorite Bollywood DJ and got him to the No.1 Spot in India!