DJing Name:-Shilpi Sharma
Genre:-Bollywood Dance Music
DJing Since :-2012
Favourite Clubs:-Playboy Club - Mumbai, Drop – Mumbai and MIAMI - Pune
Influences:-On an international level I like Skrillex and Afrojack, I’m a big fan of Axwell! In the Bollywood music scene I love Arijit Singh’s vocals as well as Pritam.
What inspired you to be a DJ?
The inspiration to become a DJ came from my love for music and the stage of life I was in. I took a break from acting when I lost my father, because of the trauma. That’s when music came to my rescue, it helped me stay positive, it gave me life. It made me smile again and so, I devoted myself to it completely. I decided I wanted create upbeat and happy music to make masses move. My fans and Bollywood folk were stunned at my decision; they believed going from an actress to a DJ was taking a step down, but I knew that it was the right thing to do for my growth.
If you had to switch your style to another genre, what would it be?
I’m very attached to Bollywood dance music, it’s catchy and it makes you groove! But if I had to switch, it would be Deep House for sure!
Who is your biggest inspiration? / Who do you have a lot of respect for?
My biggest inspiration is my Father, who is no more. He is the reason behind my growth, whatever I have achieved exists only because of his upbringing. I respect him the most because he taught me the value of making others happy; he guided me to become a better human being.
What is it about you that makes you different from other DJs?
The fact that I understand the kind of music my fans want to hear and surprise them with new music very often, set’s me apart. I am also the first female Actor turned DJ in India, this helps me stand out.
ABOUT SHILPI SHARMA
Shilpi Sharma is India’s First Bollywood Actor turned DJ, she has several chart topping, official Bollywood remixes to her credit. Her latest remix which was released in 2017. The first remix was for “Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le” from Shahrukh Khans’s blockbuster ‘Dear Zindagi’, released on Sony Music. Prior to that she remixed ‘Zaalima’ from another SRK blockbuster ‘Raees’ that released on Zee Music Company. Her remix of Armaan Malik’s ‘Kehta Hai Pal’ received critical acclaim from the industry and fans alike.
In 2016, she released a bunch of stellar remixes for ‘Gerua’, ‘Tere Sang Yaara’ from ‘Rustom’, ‘Luv Letter’ from ‘The Legend of Michael Mishra’ and ‘Ijazat’ from ‘One Night Stand’. No one will ever forget Shilpi’s remix for ‘Baby Doll’ from from the movie ‘Ragini MMS’ that received much critical acclaim and hit 3 million views on Youtube alone, and 23 million downloads. She also won the Young Women Achievers Award in Mumbai in 2015 for contribution to Music. Before she chose the path of music, Shilpi has starred in films Style, Jo Bole So Nihaal and Heroine. She has also done 55 ad-films for many brands.