Career in Video Jockeying


As we are all aware during the past decade or so, there has been a mushrooming of discotheques, in all major Indian cities and towns. Moreover, there has been an explosion in satellite television and opening up of airwaves to private sectors. These factors have opened up a host of options for the young generation, particularly those who are constantly looking for offbeat careers. The teenyboppers as well as the older ones might be familiar with those snazzily dressed individuals who choose the music and are forever behind the microphone. That’s what being a Disc Jockey is all about. DJ’s have the choices of performing in restaurants, nightclubs as well as conduct live music and dance shows in all metro cities.

Nature of Work:

Today, VJs have become popular with the influx of MTV, Channel V and B4U music and figures like Nikhil Chinnappa, Cyrus Broacha, Malaika Arora, Purab, Yudi, Meghana Reddy, Nafisa Joseph have become household names in India. What exactly are all these VJs doing?. The job of a video jockey is to introduce music videos and host related shows; chat with the public and conduct celebrity interviews. The very same people also conduct live shows and quizzes. In this context we could refer to people like Farooq Sheikh, Javed Jaffrey, Aman Verma, Neena Gupta, Sonu Nigam, though the previously mentioned lot have an extra element of glamour attached to them.


To be a good VJ you need to have the gift of gab, should be able to talk smoothly and flawlessly for hours on end. Ideally you should bean extrovert and have a hip/chic image. The job also demands thorough knowledge about the latest trends in music .films etc.

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