Nikhil Chinapa age 45 is a famous MTV VJ. An architect by qualification, Nikhil started his career as a DJ. He is famous for his association with the MTV shows, like ‘Splitsviilla’ and ‘Roadies’ for multiple seasons. This individual is an actor, video jockey and disco jockey. Nikhil Roadies is a common reference used for him, as the VJ became immensely popular and known after being a part of the MTV reality show ‘Roadies’. So, here’s all you need to know about Nikhil Chinapa.
Nikhil Chinapa age and personal life
Kalebgada Bhemaiah Chinapa is the full name of Nikhil Chinapa. Chinapa is a Hindu by religion and his sun sign is Gemini. Nikhil Chinapa age 45, was born on June 6, 1973, in Karnataka’s capital city Bengaluru. As his father was an Indian army paratrooper, Nikhil’s childhood was spent living in different cities, wherever his father was posted. Nikhil received his primary education from St. George’s College, Agra. After which he went to Faust High School in Secundrabad. He has also gone to Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet and St. Joseph’s Boys’ School in Bengaluru. Nikhil completed his graduation in Bachelor of Architecture from BMS Engineering College, Bengaluru. This handsome DJ is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 170 lbs (nearly 78 kgs).
Nikhil Chinapa family and lifestyle
In spite of being a celebrity, Nikhil Chinapa and his family believe in maintaining their privacy and staying reserved. Although we have got very little info about Nikhil’s family, we still have something exclusive to share with you. Apart from knowing that his father was an Indian army paratrooper, there is no other information that Nikhil has ever shared in his whole television career, not even their names.
Nikhil Chinapa married his longtime girlfriend DJ Pearl in the year 2012 and they both parent a baby daughter and named her Anouka. Though Nikhil and his wife Pearl haven’t even revealed a single picture of their daughter, but the child has an Instagram account on her name as anoukachinapa with about 3700 followers. The pictures of their daughter’s belongings and tours with parents are often posted on here, but her face is never revealed. Nikhil himself is also present on Instagram as nikhilchinapa with almost 490K followers and is pretty active with his day to day details.
The estimated net worth of Nikhil Chinapa is $87000000, which he has accumulated by his professional talents. Chinapa is said to own two luxury cars, a BMW 3 series worth $42,745 and an SUV Land Rover Discovery worth $42,395. Nikhil’s favourite food delicacies are Idli, Dosa Uttapam. His favourite colours are white, grey and black. And his favourite holiday destinations include beach destinations like Goa and Thailand.
Nikhil Chinapa Television Debut and Career
After starting his career as a DJ, Nikhil Chinapa made it to television debut as a VJ or video jockey in 1992 from the show ‘MTV Select’. ‘Submerge Music’, which is Nikhil’s music organisation, has been known for getting the most popular and famous DJ’s to India from across the globe. Some famous DJ’s invited by ‘Submerge Music’ are Alesso, Deniz Koyu, Swedish House Mafia, Zedd, Hardwell, Tiesto, and Armin Van Buuren.
In 2006, Nikhil Chinapa judged reality show ‘Fame X’ along with Daler Mehndi and Ganesh Hegde. And Sab TV aired the show. He also has hosted two seasons of ‘India’s Got Talent’. Nikhil Chinapa continued his association with MTV, judging ‘MTV Rock On’. He hosted ‘Splitsvilla’ season 2, 4 and 5 alone and co-hosted season 3, 6, and 7 with Deepti Gujral, Sherlyn Chopra, and Sunny Leone respectively.
The Nikhil Roadies association has so far been the most important period in his professional life. Nikhil Chinapa joined the ‘Roadies’ as a judge or ‘Gang Leader’ for seasons- 4, 5 and 7. He was also a part of ‘Roadies Rising’ in 2017, as a gang leader. Nikhil Chinapa also hosted a popular online weekly radio show ‘Together’ on www.tgtr.in. The show streamed both new and commercial tracks along with the tracks mixed by guests. Chinapa’s music company ‘Submerge Music’ promotes up and coming DJ’s and music events. He once collaborated with the online fashion brand Koovs.com in September 2014, for promoting a new elite clothing line for men. He also has been a part of Asia’s leading music fest the ‘Sunburn’ Goa edition, as a Festival Director. Nikhil Chinapa also co-hosted the Maldives Travel Awards 2014 with Mariyam Waheeda.
Nikhil Chinapa Film Career
Apart from being a disco jockey, a radio jockey and a television presenter, Nikhil Chinapa has also tried himself as an actor. Nikhil made his film debut in the year 2000 with a movie named ‘Snip’. Sunil Sippy was the director of this movie. The movie had senior actors like Makrand Deshpandy and Saurabh Shukla. The movie became controversial as it had many steamy scenes between Nikhil Chinapa and actress Sophia Haque. Chinapa has also been a part of movies like the Shahrukh Khan starer ‘Om Shanti Om’ in 2007, the multi-starer ‘Dus’ in 2005 and the John Abraham & Sanjay Dutt starer ‘Zinda’ in 2006. He has also played the character of Ravi S Pillai in the 2003 Bollywood movie ‘Pyaar Kiya Nahin Jaatha’.
(A still from ‘Snip’/Source: www.reddif.com)
Nikhil Chinapa, in spite of being a co-founder of the ‘Sunburn’ music fest, which was organized in Goa, has now cut off his ties from the ‘Sunburn’ franchise. Chinapa is now the festival curator and partner of the famous music fest franchise ‘Vh1 Supersonic’, which has turned out to be Goa’s all new music festival. You can also find him on Twitter where he goes by @nikhilchinapa, with almost 61.8k followers.
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