Female DJs in India? Yes! They are also called DJanes.
India has some of the hottest and multi-talented female DJs who don’t just play records but, also produce and remix music. There are no limitations to what they can do and this is the reason they are dominating the club scene in India. Any club you go to you will always have a great female DJ performing and making people dance to their tunes.
Though the DJing scene in India has always looked like a male-dominated industry the truth is different. Female DJs have always been getting the attention they deserve due to the incredible talent and value they bring with their presence. Breaking all the existing stereotypes these top-ranked female DJs prove how nothing is impossible.
These talented women are surely giving a huge competition to all the male DJs around and have dominated both Bollywood Dance Music & Electronic Music space with their DJing and Music production skills inspiring a great number of women who want to pursue DJing as a career.
Since we have already mentioned a lot about these Djanes. Let’s have a look at who they are.
Here’s the list of Top Female DJs in India –
1. DJ Paroma
Paroma Chatterjee or DJ Paroma started as an air hostess but ended up being a DJ. Her love for music took her to clubs across the country even when she was working as an air hostess. Ever since she witnessed the art of Djing she decided to establish herself as a DJ. Growing up listening to MJ, Madonna and other pop artists developed her taste in music and helped her in understanding the new era of music.
To learn more about music and to satisfy her hunger for knowledge Paroma joined a music school that got her hooked on the craft and also honed her skills as a DJ.
Playing different venues across the globe has established Paroma as one of the most talented Indian female DJs in India.
2. DJ Rink
DJ Rink or Desi Diva of Bollywood Dance Music, emerged as a top Indian female DJ when it was considered as a male-dominated industry. Being a trained sound engineer, she started producing and remixing a great number of tracks, which helped her build her online presence, making people aware of a new breed of DJ who could not only do things with Desi music. But, she also mix and mash electronic tunes in her sets. She has inspired a lot of female dj to come forward and showcase their craft.
She was also a part of the IPL franchise as a DJ for the year 2013. And, since then she has never looked back. Being the face of the female dj industry in India. She has achieved a great lot of things over the years. Her passion for music has made her perform across the globe and establish domination in the scene.
She who has been an active part of the DJing scene in India was voted #3 DJ in Bollywood Music Category and #22 in the overall category by myfavdj.in.
In her interviews she mentions
“It all of a sudden happened with me. I was just making remixes and sending it to the underground labels and they pithed it to different channels and radios. Then, everyone started liking it and this is how my audience was built. I tried doing things in a different way and it just happened. I am thankful to my fans and to the people who supported me in my journey. “
3. DJ Shreya
Currently, ruling the female DJing space in India is a Pune based talented DJ & Producer – ‘DJ Shreya’ who started her journey with DJing at the age of 23 and quickly made a name for herself because of her unique style and ability of charm the crowd with her tunes.
Her unique approach to DJing has helped her gain a lot of momentum and has made her a top female in India. Not just with DJing but with productions too she has made a huge fanbase which helps her stay ahead of the game.
She has performed at more than 450+ shows across the globe and is surely set to make it bigger and better in the coming years.
The lady DJ originally comes from a small town in Maharashtra, India. She quit her job as a mechanical engineer to peruse her love for music. Initially, it was very difficult for her to get started since the people around her had a different reaction to her idea of being a DJ. But later, everyone was supporting her for her skills as a DJ. And, this is how her journey started.
4. Julia Bliss
Julia Bliss is a top-rated female DJ in India right now. Starting her career only at the age of 15 Bliss has been on an unstoppable roll. The globally recognized talented female DJ from India is the face of Sunburn festivals. She also carries the weight of representing India with her dance music on a global scale.
When asked about her journey her start with DJing she mentioned in a couple of interviews
“In today’s world multitalented people get the most recognition. I decided to use all my skills for building up my artist profile. I had to learn Hindi as I am good with languages, my dance performances were going on, my first movie got released, but in all this I was somewhere missing my music. I wanted to become a DJ from the age of 15 and I had a great opportunity to make my dream come true, today I am called top EDM DJ of India and it makes me feel complete. It took me 10 hard working years, in a stranger’s country, yes, it was and is very difficult to compete with local talents who know the vibe and culture and the language, but I believe nothing is impossible! Where is wish, there is a will.”
Though she is from Siberia, her love and passion for India has helped her establish herself as an Indian Dj and businesswoman. When she’s not behind the deck she’s managing her brand of luxury bags.
Also for her future plan she says
“My agency, Elements Inc, has always been supporting me with dance events and shows and now that my artist profile is complete, I wish to balance my opportunities to perform in every way. DJing wise I will continue to dominate the live shows. And when comes to acting career. It always on the run and hunt process.”
5. ANA LILIA
Now residing in India, the Mexican-born and brought-up DJ Ana Lilia is a Techno freak. She has been in the underground music scene of India for a long time now.
From playing different clubs around India to making people lose themselves to her beat Ana Lilia has single-handedly taken the responsibility of the Indian techno scene into her hands. Known for energetic and dark sounds she is currently ruling the techno scene. And, this is why she’s considered one of the best female DJs in India.
6. DJ Shilpi Sharma
Showcasing some of the best Bollywood remixes is the multi-talented artist ‘Shilpi Sharma’ who is a model, actress, DJ and much more.
Ever since she released her first record she made a name for herself in the Industry. From having her remixes packed with the official Bollywood music and movie albums to playing pure desi sets. Shilpi has done it all. She’s not only famous as a DJ but has also appeared in some of the best advertisements on television.
She is known to be the most hard-working individual in the DJing scene right now. Making her the best female DJ in India.
Her story with music started after her father’s demise which came as a shock to her. To heal the trauma and depression she started learning music. She mentions
“Music was always a part of my life. I always wanted to create music or do something around it. So this was the time I learnt DJing. This was such a great moment. I was able to smile and feel happy again. Though some of my fans had a really different reaction to it. But it did wonders for me. Apart from DJing learning productions made a huge impact and helped me gain my confidence back.”
7. Nina & Malika
Nina & Malika, rose to great heights when EDM was fresh in India. Having multiple records and shows to their name, the female DJ duo impresses everyone when their skills on the console.
Due to a great music career and sensational looks they have endorsed multiple premium brands. And have also performed for them.
The DJ duo started back in 2009 at full pace, and to this day, people love their music. The Indian female DJ duo are known for their looks and great sense of music.
8. DJ Syrah
The Indore-based DJ and Producer Syrah always had a love for nightlife, which helped her grow as one of the best Indian female DJs.
Before starting with DJing Syrah was an Anchor with a famous news channel. But her love for music made her change her career.
Syrah holds expertise in mixing all kinds of genres, be it Dubstep, EDM, Pop, or anything else. Hailing from Central India, she knew she had to learn it all because of the cutthroat competition in the world of DJing. And it ended up being the best move, as it established her as one of the best female DJs in India.
9. DJ Angel
DJ Angel’s resume might put even the best male DJs to shame. With her unique style and ample experience with clubs, she makes the crowd lose their self to her music.
Even since she was in school she was passionate about music. And later this helped her with her career in Music. Initially, she started as a drummer and later moved into the world of DJing where she made a name for herself by producing and performing.
Angel could also be considered one of the top-rated DJs because of her official remixes and global radio support.
10. DJ Ishani
DJ Ishani or Ishani Majumdar is a class on it’s own. She’s one of the finest hip hop female DJs in the scene right now. She is known to deliver massive performances which makes everybody dance. The tune she plays are well selected to set the vibe and make everyone groove.
Ishani started her journey with Djing after battling depression for a very long time. She initially started with music therapy which brought a magical experience in her life and she then got hooked on it for her life. She has been performing at some of the biggest venues in the country and was nominated by nominations from VH1 Sound Nation Awards (2014) and MyFavDJ Awards.
11. Candice Redding
Candice Redding is a French-Candian DJ currently residing in India. She is one of the top female DJ acts in the country to share stages with names like Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, DVLM, and more.
From playing club shows to festivals the South African born has proved time after time, that she breathes music and this is why she is able to create that magical experience for her audience.
Redding’s ability to play different kinds of genres and connect with audiences has made her reach the top of the game. She has also started an underground alias Knoxx to showcase her talent in the deep and tech space.
Her popularity reached at it’s peak when she did a music series name The Remix with amazon prime. And was also featured in the Bollywood movie “Sultan” with superstar Salman Khan.
“ I had really just finished doing a couple of shows in Australia and was on a short vacation then. I get a call to get back to India. I was like a fish in deep waters,” she recollects. She also mentioned “how her early days as a DJ was tough one. She had to struggle for shows. But, things became better later on when she started more and more shows.”
12. DJ Shanaya
Shanaya is a woman of many talents. The blogger and DJ has been in the DJ scene ever since she was 17. She learned how to mix and mash records at a very early age and has been unstoppable since then.
Making her debut in the year 2012, she has been on the crusade to achieve great heights. The female DJ has also been an active fashion blogger which has got her more eyeballs.
With her heart robbing performances and great track selection, she stands as one of the most versatile acts in the business. She has also mentioned in a couple of interviews that
“I have a different kind of approach when it comes to DJing. I don’t see it as normally dance and go home stuff. It’s more of a story telling for me. I explore multiple genres and BPM while DJing. Also, while preparations I sort a lot of tracks and then include it in my sets so that they sound fresh and new.”
13. DJ Amour
Hailing from the financial capital of India is a very talented DJ and producer Amour who has made a mark in the international and national party circuit in the last couple of years.
Amour is considered one of the most famous house music DJs in the scene currently. Having experience of years has helped her achieve perfection.
She has been actively Djing for more than 10 years now and has a great following due to her skills in mixing Bollywood records with other genres, which creates a larger-than-life experience for her listeners.
14. DJ Perch
Perch or Preeti Chauhan is a model turned DJ who chose DJing after successful a modelling career and getting featured into shows like Channel V Get Gorgeous and more. She was also a Kingfisher Super Model, Miss Diva Pageant and ambassador for a few different brands before turning to DJing.
Her love for music made it easy for her DJing and music production, making it easy for her to blend different genres while DJing. She has also opened for some of the best names in the industry like Jay Sean and DJ Chetas.
The different one on this list is Priyanjana who has made a big name for herself in the underground Djing scene of India. Known to play a variety of records that make people grove, the prodigy has stayed the finest and held residency’s at the best clubs across the globe.
She has also performed alongside artists like Digweed, GuyJ, GuyMantzur, Khen, Hernan Cattaneo, , Dubﬁre. and Nick Muir to name a few. She is also the only from the country to perform at the F1, GP in Abu Dhabi.
16. DJ Akansha Popli
The winner of MTV splitsvilla and a model turned DJ ‘DJ Akanksha Popli’ has been the face of night life for a long time now. Hailing from New Delhi, India she has performed at some of the best line of events across the globe, which helped her in making a name in the industry.
Being a regular performed she enjoys playing multiple genre ranging from Bollywood to hip-hip, trap, electro house and more. This fetched her opportunity to performed along side Bollywood stars for the their movie promotion and also play across different countries.
17. DJ Ankita Arya
Hailing from New Delhi is one of the best Indian female DJs in India ‘DJ Ankita Arya’, who specializes in playing different genres like Bollywood, hip-hop, bhangra and more. Having a unique style and glamorous presence made her the top female DJ in the industry and also gained her a lot of popularity.
Her multi-genre approach when performing live and being able to mix multiple records live caters to everyone who understands about the club life and music.
18. DJ Merlin
DJ Merlin started her journey of Music Production an DJing in the year 2014 and quickly made a name from herself after she learned it all. Known for her great mix and mash skills behind the deck established her as a successful Indian female DJ.
Also, known to be able to understand the crowd well made her a fan favorite. Plus, her ability to fuse different genres and records got her the attention.
19. DJ Smokey
DJ Smokey is a most versatile live act in the Djing scene right now. Hailing from the financial capital of India the bass head has played different shows across the country and played alongside some of biggest names in the electronic music space.
Smokey is not only a DJ but a great producer as well. Her dedication towards music helped her reach the level which is still unattainable by a lot of female dj on the block.
20. DJ Rhea
DJ Rhea is a model turned DJ hailing from Mumbai, India. She initially started her career in the entertainment business as a model and later got into Djing for the love of music.
She is well known for her Bollywood mashups and high energy DJ sets which makes the crowd go crazy on the dancefloor. Her energy behind the decks is unbeatable. Apart from making music production and DJing the 29 years old is a well known influencer and social media personality.
DJing scene is India is not really different from that of other parts of the world. It is still considered as a male dominated industry. But, the people who work hard can become anything they want. And, this list is a prime example of the same.
The DJanes mentioned here didn’t appear in the list in a single day. They worked hard for every bit of respect they currently have. There was a point in time when female DJs were only known for basic DJing. But these women are multi-talented, they are not just capable of DJing. But most of them produce, remix and mix and master their own tracks.
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