Nikhil Chinapa whose real name is Kalengada Bhemaiah Chinapa is an Indian actor, Disco jockey, radio jockey, video jockey, and a TV presenter on MTV India.


Nikhil Chinapa has been sharing a lot of throwback pictures recently. It looks like he is missing the old days badly and also his friends. He had also shared a picture with actor Ayushmann Khurrana. Both co-hosted two seasons of the reality show India’s Got Talent two decades ago. The actor had made his Bollywood debut with Vicky Donor. And today once again he has taken a trip down a memory lane and shared a throwback picture on Instagram from VJ days.  

Taking to his official handle, he wrote, “#TBT!! Some of @mtvindia’s VJs from the second and third era of MTV's VJ-hunt. I don’t know which year this was but I know it’s been well over a decade since I’ve pulled a face like that!!” In the picture, we can spot him, Sophie Choudry, Anusha Dandekar, Vivan Bhathena, and Ramona Arena. All are looking young as they were just starting their career. Today, all have come a long way in their career but this picture will make you nostalgic. 

He had also shared a picture with Rannvijay Singha, Neha Dhupia, Prince Narula, and Raftar. They were together during Roadies hosting days. He captioned it as ‘#TBT to 2018. I miss these guys!! This was in Bhalukpong during our #RoadiesXtreme journey. What was your favorite moment from that season?’

"From the time I started diving two decades ago, the amount of plastic in our oceans has surged. Pristine reefs now have plastic wrappers and packets floating through them, often getting caught on corals," Nikhil said."Single-use plastic is one of the key ocean pollutants along with microplastics that have now found their way into plankton -- the basic food source of all living creatures in the ocean," he notedNikhil is trying to do his bit to raise awareness about environmental pollution.

"I'm trying to bring to focus the environment and, more importantly, the water crisis we are currently in the middle of. As a nation, we survive from monsoon to monsoon, which is extremely risky. 'Survive' is the apt word as a single failed monsoon will lead to an agrarian and humanitarian crisis in a heartbeat. Preserving and properly managing our rivers, basins, and tributaries is vital to the health of the land and population that lives on it," he said.

"We also need to pay attention to a critical area of water management -- which is groundwater depletion. Focusing on recharging the groundwater aquifers will have enormous benefits for us as a nation with a growing population, whose economy is significantly driven by agricultural growth. Better management will also mean resorting to local and traditional methods of harvesting and storing rainwater," summed up Nikhil, who is supporting the campaign against environmental pollution on "MTV Roadies Revolution".

Much before making his big Bollywood debut in 2012, Ayushmann Khurrana won the audience's over with his quirky hosting style in 2010 with India's Got Talent along with DJ Nikhil Chinapa. The duo were a riot on the stage and usually left everyone in splits with their random one-liners and jokes. On Saturday, Nikhil took to Instagram to share some decade-old photos of them from the sets of IGT in 2010. And we must say, the photos are pure gold. Nikhil also wrote a detailed caption and remembered Ayushmann's 'burning desire' to be an actor and not a star. The post made Ayushmann emotional'. 

Sharing a series of photos and videos, Nikhil wrote, "This is such a lovely memory!! Thank you @envyas!! It’s from 2010 when @ayushmannk and I hosted India’s Got Talent on @colorstv The pictures are from us shooting around Ahmedabad and with contestants in the waiting area. The video is of us dancing in the make-up van we both shared. As usual, I’m playing some house music (Nalin & Kane - Beachball (not sure of the remix)) on my laptop. I’m also not sure what Ayushmann thought of the music but he was most sporting and tolerant of it. I also remember him being extremely encouraging and helpful with my lines. My Hindi (as many of you know) isn’t the best in the world and Ayushmann would gently correct my grammar when I’d mess it up. I’ve struggled with what’s “ka” and what’s “ki” all my life!!"

In the comments, Nikhil continued, "There’s one enduring memory I have of @ayushmannk - and that’s of him always wanting to be an actor. Not a star, an actor. The fire burned deep within him and I’m so happy to see him turn his dreams into reality. He’s one of the most brilliant actors of this generation and I do believe, the best is yet to come." Naturally, Ayushmann was moved by Nikhil's kind words. 

Bigg Boss begins and the talks about anticipated contestants for the season start to erupt. This year is no different as a lot of names like that Nikhil Chinapa, and Sugandha Mishra, have already started doing rounds on the internet. Not just them but a lot of other contestants have been approached and might become a part of the show for this season of Bigg Boss. As per the reports, Bigg Boss 14 will be premiering from September end.  From the lockdown-based theme to the new rules and regulations, truly one can expect something unexpected from the season.

After winning Roadies, Splitsvilla, and Bigg Boss 9, Prince Narula has definitely owned himself the title of being the reality show King. He believes in talking his heart out and that's what we will exactly get to see on MTV Roadies Rising. So recently, Prince lost his calm over none other than his BFF Neha Dhupia while performing a task and mentoring his team on the show.

When his gang was fighting for immunity against Neha and Nikhil’s gang, Prince got on a series of sarcastic comments about Neha. Gang members have been fighting tooth and nail and so have the gang leaders. Recently, three gangs were seen fighting for immunity, and Prince and Nikhil’s gangs ganged up against Neha’s gang. After the task for immunity was over, Neha Dhupia said, “There is one team, I really hope doesn’t make it and I know which team it is! I have got my fingers crossed, that one team really loses today.”

Prince pretty well knew that Neha’s comments were targeted at him. Further, an annoyed Neha sarcastically also said, “Prince you have won Roadies, Splitsvilla and Bigg Boss and you know how to strategize”, to which Prince’s response took the entire crew by surprise when he said, “I know the work I have done. I am happy about the fact that people have at least seen the work I have done”. A shocked Neha replied, “I think I can maintain my respect by not indulging in conversations with him right now.” Ouch!

MTV Roadies is back with its brand new season- Roadies Rising and we can't hold our excitement already! We caught up with the gang members Rannvijay Singh and Nikhil Chinapa in Alwar where the crew is shooting currently and got the coolest rapid-fire round done with them. From talking about the laziest gang member to their favorite annoying member, Rannvijay and Nikhil gave us a laugh riot. A crew member also shared, "We have never seen this side of them in any of the seasons before. This year looks bigger and better."

Who doesn't know Nikhil Chinapa? He carries himself with a class and girls are in praise him for his fashion sense. He was the host of MTV Splitsvilla Season 9 with Sunny Leone and both just slew it. Now, Nikhil Chinapa is all set to take the Roadie's journey as a judge and was in news for replacing Karan Kundrra. In an interview with us, he opened up on Karan's slap gate controversy and also talked about his journey from being an architect to judging a show. 

My career has been a bit of a roller-coaster ride and lots lots of fun. I started off as an architect, I did a thesis in Hospital Design, and then joined NCB. While being an architect, I was also a radio presenter. Then I became a DJ and then I became a judge on Roadies and then a host on Splitsvilla. Then, I started doing music festivals and I have also launched my own clothing line. A lot of things are happening in my professional life. 

Oh, I am very kicked about it and the show has changed a lot ever since I was a part of it as a judge. The format of the show has changed a lot as it has become more layered and intense. The competition is not just between the contestants, but between the judges also and we are friends in real life.

I have no idea how these reports got out. That's not why Karan left the show, he has another assignment and the dates were clashing. The channel got in touch with me and asked whether I would want to step into his shoes because he has already chosen his gang and the only thing which was left was to finalize the gang which all the gang leaders do together. So he and I did it together and we discussed the gang members. I have no idea how this story got started as he is currently shooting in the UK and that's the reason he couldn't be part of the Roadie's journey. I think in India everyone loves a little controversy (laughs).

Well, Rannvijay has been a part of Roadies since its inception. He is the original Roadie and still is. He knows the show better than anyone of us. But the other gang members and gang leaders have also figured out how to play the game. Both Rannvijay and I have busy lives and we both are looking forward to spending time with other each other and traveling together.

Well, Rannvijay has been a part of Roadies since its inception. He is the original Roadie and still is. He knows the show better than anyone of us. But the other gang members and gang leaders have also figured out how to play the game. Both Rannvijay and I have busy lives and we both are looking forward to spending time with other each other and traveling together.

It's nice to be called badass because I feel like a woman who is out there and speaks her mind is always slotted in a category. One of the subcategories of that is badass so I'm totally okay with that. It feels great. I don't come from a place where I get a handicap saying you can take a little bit of a lead because we know you're not stronger than the rest, nobody treats me like that and I like that about the team. They feel that if there is anything a man can do, a woman can do better. They've always treated me like one of the boys. It's great to be on the show. It's great to be the only female judge.

I feel like it's a good thing and MTV has done a fantastic job by not getting two women to judge it. Because strangely I feel when men fight each other, they are known as fighters and the minute two women start fighting against each other it becomes a catfight. The best way to stay away from a catfight is to not have two women in one frame. That's on a much lighter note, but having said that, I'm treated like one of the boys. I feel like one of the boys and I promise you - it's the best experience. I didn't say this last year - Rannvijay kept saying it, but I'm saying this year that a woman is going to win this time. For me, it is definitely the year of the women. I've chosen more women on my team than any other gang leaders have because I have immense faith in the fact that women are very strong.

Nikhil Chinapa whose real name is Kalengada Bhemaiah Chinapa is an Indian actor, Disco jockey, radio jockey, video jockey, and a TV presenter on MTV India. He was born on the 6th of June 1973, in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, and he had to move to different cities; as his father served in the Indian Army. He is 47 years old as of 2020. His Sun sign is Gemini.

He has done his primary schooling at ‘Begumpet’s Hyderabad Public School,’ Hyderabad, and completed high schooling at ‘St. Joseph’s Boys High School,’ Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He completed his Bachelor of Architecture from ‘BMS College of engineering,’ Bangalore, India. His favorite activities are Gymming, Travelling, and Biking. Nikhil loves to do Adventures like Scuba Diving, Flyboarding, etc.

Nikhil Chinapa has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 9 inches (178 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 77 Kg (170  lbs). Nikhil Chinapa always keeps himself fit and he is very health Conscious. His chest measurement is 41 Inches, Waist is approx. 32 Inches & biceps measurement is 14 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Black hair and Dark Brown Eyes.

Nikhil Chinapa belongs to an Army background. His father is a Lt. Col. Bhemaiah Chinapa, the Indian Army Paratrooper. His mother is Ganga Chinapa. He has a brother named Nitish Chinapa. Nikhil is a married man, who dated ‘Pearl Miglani’ (a Disco Jockey) for 6 years, and then got married to her in 2012, Later the couple was blessed with a baby girl named ‘Anouka Maia Chinapa.’

After completing his education, he did a course in RJ before he made his appearance in the entertainment industry. Nikhil established his own music company named ‘Submerge Music: best known for having instrumental in bringing the most prominent DJs to India like Alesso, Swedish House Mafia, Zedd, Tiesto, and much more. In 1992, Nikhil joined MTV and hosted the show MTV Select.

He also hosted MTV’s reality show Splitsvilla for several seasons, and Indian reality shows India’s Got Talent for two seasons. Nikhil joined the popular show ‘MTV Roadies as a gang leader and judge for seasons 4, 5, 6, and soon, which also featured Rannvijay Singha, Neha Dhupia, Prince Narula, and Dilin Nair. He also was a judge of ‘Fame X’ along with Ganesh Hegde and Daler Mehendi. As an actor, he has appeared in several films like Om Shanti Om in 2007, Zinda in 2006, and Dus in 2005. He is credited as a pioneer for EDM(Electronic Dance Music) in India and has an immense fan following on Twitter among EDM enthusiasts.

The news of actor Karan Kundrra not being a part of the upcoming season of the hit reality show Roadies on the judging panel broke the hearts of many. Recently, the handsome actor was in news for having gone overboard during the audition round. Apparently, he had slapped a contestant hard, right across his face. This chaotic news was followed by the news of him quitting Roadies. This linked up both the stories and fanned the speculations of him being replaced by the show makers following his slap gate act.

But killing all the rumors, Karan put up a post stating the reason behind him quitting the show. He also apologized to his fans who were disheartened because of his absence on Roadies. He wrote, "20 hr flight and went straight to #roadies shoot for another 20! There's no country like my India and there's no city like Amchi Mumbai!! #grateful for my life and #blessed to have all of you! You are my strength and my inspiration! Extremely sad that I won't be a part of this journey but have handed my team to the best @nikhilchinapa and after shooting with him last night I'm happy my gang will be in good hands! And for all of you who wanted to see me in #roadiesrising a big big big sorry but I have to leave for London tomorrow for something bigger and I promise you as always. I will not disappoint you!."

Real Name Kalengada Bhemaiah Chinapa
Nickname Nikhil
Profession Disco Jockey, Radio Jockey, Video Jockey, Actor
Debut TV-MTV Select (1992)

Film-Snip! (2000)

Language Known Kannada, Hindi & English
Date Of Birth 6 June 1973
Age (as of 2020) 47 Years
Birthplace Banglore, Karnataka, India
Hometown Banglore, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Gemini
Height in Centimetres 175 cm
Height In Meters 1.75 m
Height in Inches 5′ 9″
Weight in Kilograms 77 kg
Weight in Pounds 170 lbs
Body Measurement (approx) Chest-41



Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Father Lt. Col. Bhemaiah Chinapa (ex-Indian Army Paratrooper)
Mother Ganga Chinapa
Sister Not Known
Brother Nitish Chinapa
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends DJ Pearl
Wife Pearl Miglani
Marriage Date Year, 2012
Children Daughter-Anouka Maia Chinapa, Son-None
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Architecture
School Begumpet’s Hyderabad Public School, Hyderabad, India

Faust High School, Secundrabad, India

St. Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Banglore, Karnataka, India

College/University St. George’s College, Agra

BMS College Of Engineering, Banglore, Karnataka, India

Favorite Actors Akshay Kumar,  Amitabh Bachchan 
Favorite Actress Kajol
Favorite Food Idli, Dosa
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Favorite Cricketer Rahul Dravid
Favorite Restaurant Rosie Cafe in Vietnam
Hobbies Gymming, Travelling, Biking, Doing Adventures like Scuba Diving and Flyboarding
Favorite color Black, Blue, White
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Holiday Destination Goa, Thailand
Salary (approx) INR 9 lakh/Episode
Net Worth (approx) $ 5 million

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