As the Managing Director of DJ RAJ Entertainment and Event Lighting, Raj Gandhi has changed the standards of South Asian weddings and entertainment. His mission is very simple “provide each client with the most talented and professional entertainers, mix that with high end lighting and sound equipment, the result is an unforgettable event that only DJ RAJ Entertainment and Event Lighting can provide. Raj Gandhi has set the benchmark in the South Asian entertainment market, making DJ RAJ Entertainment and Event Lighting the most recommended and preferred entertainment firm in North America!
Raj Gandhi’s unmatchable experience and talent as an Emcee and Disc Jockey extends from 1994 and covers hundreds of events. He has preformed at many upscale international venues such as JW Marriott, Mumbai, India, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, India, and the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Raj shares his experience, talent and passion with the entire staff of DJ RAJ Entertainment and Event Lighting, ensuring your special occasion will be a night to be remembered forever!
(Please book Raj Gandhi 6 months to 1 year prior to your event.)
As a Managing Partner, Amlan has successfully assisted in the growth of DJ Raj Entertainment & Event Lighting for the past 13 years. Starting with DJ Raj in 2005, Amlan has had the responsibility of undertaking events from The Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami to The Ritz Carlton in Santiago, Chile. Amlan has personally entertained crowds for celebrities including Kenneth Cole, Conan O’Brien, Aasif Mandvi, Akon, and Jewel as well as numerous executives and dignitaries. These events have been featured in People, Vanity Fair, and Grace Ormond Wedding Style Magazines along with numerous online media outlets. Amlan leverages his corporate experience to provide structure and organization in order to perfectly deliver on a client’s expectation. Amlan will take your event and turn it into an unforgettable experience!
(Please book Amlan Gangopadhyay 1 year prior to your event)
DJ Manan has been entertaining audiences for more than 15 years. From extravagant private and corporate affairs to sold out clubs, Manan has never failed to put down irresistible track after track. A maestro of precise beat-matching, Manan creates a fusion of genres including Hindi, Top 40, Punjabi, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Reggaeton, Gujarati, Pop, House, etc. Manan also co-founded the famous Bolly-Fusion event in NYC which ran for more than 10 years. The understanding of fundamentals of music helps Manan energize the crowd like no other DJ can.
(Please book DJ Manan 6 months to 1 year prior to your event)
MC Vince, unique in style with Jamaican Chinese heritage, a Blasian to most, has been in entertainment since College. From conquering comedy stages to hosting a variety of events, Vince’s style of entertaining is vibrant and energetic. He has also been seen on Manhattan Neighborhood Network, TruTV, Wendy Williams, and What’s Eating Harlem. Also he is a character, Karl, on a new hit web series No Sleep til 40 which can be seen on YouTube. Vince’s hosting experience extends to Weddings, sweet sixteens, Fundraisers, Colleges and other Special Events. His high energy, well spoken style is always a hit when hosting / Emceeing private events!
Vince is also a part of the up and coming new comedy group
the New Comic All Stars, where he has performed at legendary venues such as Webster Hall,Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, and has been a part of the New York Comedy Festival. He can also been seen weekly performing and hosting throughout New York at Broadway Comedy Club, Dangerfields comedy and others.
(Please book MC Vince 6 months to 1 year prior to your event)
Whether it is a Club, or a wedding reception that needs the club touch, DJ Akash is the most sought after DJ in the tri-state. Akash came across the art of DJing after taking a heavy interest in music, percussion, and various instruments at a very young age. He was unaware of his talent until the various mixtapes and live recordings that he produced received tons of positive press & attention from music lovers. He quickly became the youngest headlining DJ at various NYC clubs / lounges and eventually grew into the most requested wedding reception DJ. His skills on the turntables are unmatched and leave the crowds wanting more each and every time.
(Please book Akash Patel 6 months to 1 year prior to your event.)
Music, culture, and passion have been the three elements of what has made Krishna an artist. Starting music at the age of 10, he started as a guitarist. Learning various genres from rock and roll to intricate classical jazz. Slowly, the hobby moved on to learning bass and drums. Krishna by the age of 15 was recording and studio engineering many bands being part of multiple acts training and progressing as an artist. Around the age of 15, Krishna was introduced to the world of being a DJ from a few of his colleagues. His first private event was at 15 at a local South Asian venue for a sweet 16 and from there the craft began; the sound that makes him “Kritical” evolved in the span of 8 years. That sound resonates at some of the biggest private event venues, and nightclubs. Kritical has performed at venues such as Hudson Terrace, The Attic, and La Reve to name a few. The crowd is a blank canvas, and building the energy & ambiance is what sets the success of any event from a DJ. Moving forward, Kritical is expanding his craft and sharing his passion for the art of DJing to multiple people letting them one day start their own story and paint their canvas.
(Please book DJ Krishna 6 months prior to your event.)
Sound technician, designing light shows, MC-ing and most importantly DJ-ing are just some of the assets that Vijay posses. When you have Vijay at your event you can expect it to go smoothly and your event will be perfect! The dynamic personality developed while working under immense pressure for well over five years enables Vijay to insure that any event is successful and memorable. The technical know-how and the burning passion for music from his Indo-Asian roots in combination with the New York City vibe, you can expect the right soundtrack for any occasion. From the art of scratching, to the elegance of seamless mixing and blending, combine that with the best compilation of music from different genres insures no one feels left out on the dance floor. Vijay’s imagination transforms a dance floor into an fun, energetic, refined atmosphere. The perfect selection of music in combination with the best light shows will not only give a memorable soundtrack to your event but a stunning visual experience and atmosphere that your guests will never forget.
(Please book Vijay 6 months prior to your event.)
DJ Jaimin Patel offers extraordinary disc jockey services with great high energy interaction!! His passion for entertaining started out at very young age and created him into a sensation. His smooth transitions from song to song and his exceptional voice can entertain his guests all night long! Not only does he rock dance floor but he keeps audiences tuned in during cocktail hour and dinner with his wide range of music dating back to the 60’s. His resume of private parties includes top hotels and banquet facilities in the Tri-State region and across the United States.
Jaimin Patel ensures that guests in attendance at any party will walk with many memories.
(Please book Jaimin Patel 6 to 10 months prior to your event.)
Since 2007, he has been the most impressive and highly sought after DJ. His electric personality and abundance of energy is so contagious that your party will take on a life of its own! He will deliver any level of entertainment you are looking for. You may want a laid back approach with incredible music sets and beat mixing to energize your event. Savan’s skill set and knowledge in a variety of genres of music like Bollywood, Hip Hop, Top 40s, Pop Rock, Reggae, Soca, House, EDM, Punjabi and much more, will guarantee to get any type of crowd onto the dance floor. Rest assured that with DJ Savan behind the turntables, your night is guaranteed to to be a success and your event will definitely set the standard for future occasions!
(Please book DJ Savan 6 months prior to your event.)
MC Adit Desai
Adit Desai, this talented entertainer is providing unparalleled services at events near and far. He ensures a high energy environment and creates excitement at each event. He has an outgoing personality and ability to move a crowd well while giving each guest an experience they will undoubtedly remember. After being a host for many events in college & at work, Adit realized he wanted to be the one to bring the party to all the guests and decided to join DJ Raj Entertainment. He made it his priority to help everyone create unforgettable memories and to make sure your event is one for the books!
(Please book Adit 6 months prior to your event.)
MC Vinny is a professional MC who works in the entertainment industry as an actor and comedian as well. He knows how to work a crowd and feeds off energy and if there is no energy he creates the energy. Vinny loves using his comic ability to relax the crowd and ensure your guests will remember your special event for a lifetime. Vinny has been on 30 Rock, The Following, Team Toon on Cartoon Network and tons of commercials. He recently can be seen working with Tina Fey on an American Express commercial. Vinny also offers skit writing services (your friends will perform the skit), comedic dance choreographing (your friends or Vinny will perform the dance) and wedding games (For the bride and groom and involving the crowd) that will start your party off with a blast!
(Please book MC Vinny 6 months to 1 year prior to your event.)
James “MC Capri”, DJing and MCing since he was 15 years old, Capri hosts high end and upscale weddings throughout the United States. Having hosted events and announced opening artists at club Matrix and “The Loft” in Poughkeepsie New York, MC Capri has certainly evolved as an interactive MC and also a unique DJ. Capri is multi-talented, coming into the scene as a DJ, he takes his talents from behind the booth and has become one of the most sought after MC’s in the industry. From getting down in the studio with the vinyl squad on Vassar Radio and Marist Radio to DJing at Tropicana in Atlantic City and Bar A in Belmar, New Jersey, Capri has what it takes to rock a crowd. All in all, Capri has been a successful mobile entertainer for over 10 years now and has the experience to prove it. If you want a high energy interactive MC, then Capri is the guy for you.
(Please book James Capri 6 months prior to your event.)
A talented musician that has made his mark in the South Asian community, Mohit is not only an amazing dhol drummer, but also a highly requested emcee. His versatility has taken him far – from being a long time composer for the RU Dhol Effect to wowing audiences all over the east coast with live band performances fusing western music with a splash of Bollywood flair. Not only a composer and performer, he also teaches dhol in both private and group class settings – so you know you’re in the hands of an expert drummer when Mohit comes to rock your event.
(Please book Dholi Mohit 3 to 6 months prior to your event.)
Lighting & Sound Tech. Nick
Lighting and sound technician Nick Bilchuk has provided lighting and sound design for many of the country’s most luxurious hotels and banquet facilities. Working along side with the DJ RAJ Entertainment and Event Lighting team to give each event that unique elegant touch! He is a specialist in sound design, intelligent moving head fixtures; LED up lighting, pin spot center piece lighting and paper lanterns. Nick has several years of training on DMX controls and digital light control. As a member of the DJ RAJ Entertainment staff, Nick will ensure your event has spectacular lighting and breathtaking sound!
(Please book Nick Bilchuk 3 to 6 months prior to your event)
Lighting & Design Specialist James
Since joining the DJ RAJ team back in 2009, James O’Donnell has been providing clients with the utmost in professional service. His knowledge of lighting production and lounge setups has made him an integral part of the team. James has managed loft production for many events through out the United States including Electric Zoo Music Festival, Fashion Night Out NYC, Made in America Festival, and many more. James is trained in AutoCAD Design as well as SketchUp and he will ensure that your event is personally designed to your specific requests.
(Please book James 3 months prior to your event)