DJ Akhtar is the pioneer of mainstream commercial music in India. He has performed at Lakme India Fashion Week, Bombay Times anniversary party every year, Bacardi Blast, Smirnoff Zone, Gladrags party, Ford super models party, SIFA and IIFA awards, Mrs. World Pageant and many more grand events
One of the most prominent names in club culture and the Indian dance music industry, DJ Akhtar needs no introduction. After completing his I.C.S.E. exams in 1989 he started off his dj'ing career at a popular south Bombay club -`RG's- now The Intercontinental - marine drive. In 1991 he moved over to the exclusive nightclub of the Taj Mahal hotel, Mumbai - `1900's- now known as Insomnia. Completing his graduation in commerce from University of Bombay and obtaining diplomas in business management, airline travel n tourism(IATA) and computer systems overview(CSO)- (NCC-UK) he made sure that his passion for music and dj'ing did not interfere with his educational background. He's been entertaining and enthralling audiences which include the creme de la creme of society and the likes of many socialites, film stars & international celebrities and icons with his most peculiar and inimitable style of spinning music.
Besides being the resident dj at Enigma (JW Mariot) dj Akhtar free lances for private shows and parties. He's been hired to play at private parties hosted by or for Indian and International superstars including the likes of Mr Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Hritik Roshan, Shahrukh Khan, Shekhar Kapoor, Goldie Hawn, Steven Segal( Ford supermodels contest), Richard Gere( AIDS charity function), George Michael, Cindy Crawford(Omega launch), Bryan Adams, Lou Bega and a host of other stars. Amongst socialites, industrialist's and corporate clients he's performed for countless wedding parties and other functions hosted by personalities such as Anil and Tina Ambani, Gautam Singhania ( Annual parties and Be party at LIFW), Parthiv Kilachand, Nirmal Zaveri, Om Navani, Bharat Shah, Parmeshwar Godrej, Arvind Dubash, Ashish Raheja, Aditya Kilachand, Sanjay Narang, Rahul Narang, Ramona Narang, Sonia Garware, Aditya Birla, Yash Birla, Kumarmanglam Birla, Dr Vijay Mallya, Mr Subramanium Reddy, Kailash and Aarti Surendranath- the list could go on endlessly.
Dj Akhtar is very well known for his production skills and often provides music/remixes to bollywood music directors and films.
He's provided music for most designers in the Indian fashion industry and has worked closely with the most prominent and successful event management company's , choreographers and models etc. He's played at many after parties and for prestigious events like the Lakme India Fashion Week, Bombay Times anniversary party every year, Bacardi Blast, Smirnoff Zone, Gladrags party, Ford super models party, SIFA and IIFA awards etc.. He has played for the Mrs World Pageant party held at the Sahara Amby valley in Feb'05. He also had the exclusive opportunity for spinning his tunes at very exclusive private parties hosted for Hollywood biggies such as Michael Douglas, Pierce Brosnan and tennis superstar Boris Becker .
He was the official Dj for all parties at the prestigious IIFA Awards held in Dubai in 2006.
He is the only dj to play along with the renowned bhangra artist dj Bally Sagoo- U.K. for his tour hosted in 12 different cities. He's also played by the side of many international dj's such as Talvin Singh, Robert Ayres - U.K., Scott Morris from Fabric - London, James Winchester-Canada, Emmanuel Muratore-Australia, Dj Spencer from the Ministry of sound -London, Dave Pearce from Ibizza??» etc.
He is a very versatile dj and can easily adapt to any crowd or audience's taste. He is the pioneer of mainstream commercial music in India. Right from spinning live bollywood remixes, U.K. bhangra to house, retro, hip hop and r n b, dj Akhtar does it all in great style. But his main USP has always been his close interaction with the crowd and to rock private parties & wedding functions to the maximum with mainstream bollywood tunes.
His repertoire of being a rocking wedding & sangeet dj have taken him to various parts of the world including Antwerp, Brussels, Frankfurt, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, Bintaan islands- south china sea, Jakarta, Manilla, Bali, Spain -Las palomas, Teneriffe Sur, Pakistan, Amsterdam, London, Dubai, Bahrain, Tanzania - East Africa and even exotic locations like Maldives and Hoi sin islands in Thailand.
Bollywood & Commercial House DJ from Mumbai