(Last Updated on : 08-03-2018)
Indian Radio Personalities have been serving the Indian radio
proficiently for almost a century. They brought about some of the most significant changes in the audio media
of the nation. Lately, the radio organizations are made up of copywriters, producers, compeering executives and most importantly radio jockeys (RJ). Earlier they were known as the radio announcers, who functioned as news readers or hosts. Later, with the advent of FM (Frequency Modulation) channels, nowadays it has become a desired career option due to its lucrative future and celebrity status.
Famous Indian Radio Personalities
Following are the famous Radio Personalities of India:
RJ Naved Siddiqi
: He is from Lucknow
and has worked for All India Radio
as well as with Radio Mirchi. He is a trained Indian classical singer
and has given a voice-over for a Hollywood film, Jesus. He is well-known for his remarkable pranks on radio among the listeners and has a massive fan following. He is an Indian entertainer and television
host as well. He is best known for his show Dilli ka Don on Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM
RJ Malishka Mendonsa
: She is a popular radio persona from India who gave up the dream of becoming an actor
. She trained Vidya Balan
for her role in the film 'Lage Raho Munnabhai
. She is now similarly famous on the small screen too. She works in Red FM
93.5 and her show "Morning No 1 with Malishka" has won the "Best Breakfast Programme/Show (Hindi
) at the Indian Excellence in Radio Awards".
RJ Khurafati Nitin
: He is one of the most famous RJ in the country and is also one of the highest paid radio personas. His real name is Jonathan Philemon Nitin Brady.
RJ Neelesh Misra
: He is famous as a radio narrator of 'Yaadon Ka Idiotbox' on BIG FM
92.7. He is a journalist, author, scriptwriter and lyricist
too. He is currently working on "The Neelesh Misra Show" of Red FM 93.5 and "Kahaani Express" of Saavn. He has won the awards of Ram Nath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism, Karpoor Chandra Kulish Award etc.
: He is one of the most popular radio announcers of Indian Radio, is presently working for Red FM. He attained fame with Binaca Geetmala and Bournvita Quiz Contest
and ruled over the airwaves during 1950s and 1960s. His elder brother Hamid Sayani
has also been a radio personality of international fame. He gained fame all across South Asia when he presented his Binaca Geetmala program of hits over the airwaves of Radio Ceylon. He has produced over 54,000 radio programmes and 19,000 spots/ jingles since 1951.
: She is the first Indian talk show host, based in Chennai
. She is a trans- woman who has been dynamic in many fields like television and radio. She started her journey as a Radio Jockey at BIG FM 92.7 in June 2011, airing the afternoon show Rosudan Pesungal on weekdays.
: She is a popular dubbing artist and a radio disc jockey with Hello FM Chennai. She has played top roles in over 70 television serials
and a few Tamil movies
. She received a Kalaimamani award by the Government
of Tamil Nadu
RJ Raunac Bhati
: He has been working as an RJ since 2010. He is a model also and won the title of Mr Rajasthan in 2009 and also got selected in Mr Gladrags in 2011.
RJ Karan Singh
: He is famous for a late-night show on Fever 104 FM and has been working as an RJ since 1996. He is a singer as well.
: He is popularly known as RJ Dhvanit and hosts the morning and evening shows on Radio Mirchi Ahmedabad
. He has also sung for several Gujarati films
. He has won the Best Radio Jockey (Gujarati) and the best show (Guruwar Gurjari and Hello Amdavad) in the India Radio Forum Awards for 2009, 2010 and 2015.
: She started her career in 2010 as radio jockey at Red FM 93.5 based in Kochi
. She is now working with Radio Me 100.3 FM as Program Head based in Dubai.
Harssh A. Singh
: He is the winner of their first ever "RJ Hunt" and is an actor, singer
, theatre personality
and voice over artiste. He has worked in several films
, including Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Brothers and Raman Raghav 2.0.
: He is popularly known as Blade Shankar and hosts morning shows, Blade No.1 and Chinna Thampi Periya Thampi on Suryan FM Chennai
: She is popularly known as RJ Disha and her show "Morning No 1 with Disha" has won the "New York Film Festivals Worlds Best Radio Programs Awards" in different categories successively for two years in a row.
: He is best known as the host of the BIG FM 92.7 show Take it Easy and where he made prank calls to naive victims.
: She is popularly known as Imsai Arasi and is best known for her exclusive voice and Tamil
humour and rapid speaking rate. She has worked with 92.7 BIG FM and at 94.3 Radio One
. She is being recognized as the Best Female RJ in 2009 and 2012 in the annual Vikatan Awards given by Ananda Vikatan.
Melville de Mellow
: He was an Indian radio broadcaster with the All India Radio. He is famous for his high class reports and interpretation on different events in independent India
. Among them, the most notable of which is a seven-hour broadcast of Mahatma Gandhi
's funeral in Delhi
. He was awarded with Padma Shri
by the Government of India
: He has been a popular announcer of the Hindi Service of Radio Ceylon. He brought many innovative and popular concepts to Radio Programming.
RJ Pritam Singh
: He is known for being a flawless RJ and a Bigg Boss
contestant. He entertains the listeners with his mysterious talks and playful style of humour.
RJ Anuraag Pandey
: He hosts the show 'Picture Pandey' on Fever 104 FM. He has also worked in Dubai as an RJ.
RJ Sayema Rahman
: She is hosting one of the longest running shows on Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM midnight show, 'Puraani Jeans'. She has been hosting the show since 2003.
: Renu Joseph, generally known as RJ Renu is best recognized as the host of the Club FM 94.3/104.8 show Love Bytes that completed 8 years which is being aired both in radio with television concurrently.
: He is an Indian Radio Personality, is also known as DJ Sam and works in Network 18 presently. He has worked with Fever 104 FM in New Delhi and later joined Radio Mirchi (Indore) in 2002 as DJ Sam.
Radio Jockeys of West Bengal
RJ Mir is popular in entire eastern India
for his popular show Hi Kolkata (infotainment programme) on Radio Mirchi, similarly is RJ Sree for her show Khoobsurat, dealing with women
centric affairs. RJ Radhika and her show Ananda Junction entertains her audiences with general local affairs, while the duo of Rakesh and Pragya at BIG FM keep their listeners hooked with their witty and humorous comments. RJ Jimi in Red FM attained great popularity for his heavyset voice.