Who is DJ KALKUTTA? To put it simply, a talented New York based turntablist and producer affectionately referred to as Bollywood Barbie, who’s real life “Cinderella story” only adds to her intrigue. Born in Calcutta (Kolkata), India her birthparents surrendered her to a Mother Teresa founded orphanage at just 2 days old. She spent the majority of her infancy there until she was adopted by an American woman who gave her a chance at a brighter future in the United States. Growing up in Middle America she studied all aspects of music, including voice, piano, and cello- all skills that she was able to take with her when she moved to New York at 17 to study production and audio engineering at NYU’s Clive Davis Dept. of Recorded Music. One thing lead to another and she soon found herself becoming one of the country’s hottest DJ’s, providing the ultimate soundtrack for events, parties, fashion shows, and clubs across the nation, keeping party-goers on the dancefloor all night long.
DJ Kalkutta has graced the turntables at high-profile nightclubs and venues all over New York City including The Boom Boom Room, Greenhouse, Tenjune, Riff Raff’s and WIP, amongst others. !When not in her hometown of NYC, Kalkutta spins everywhere from sharing a stage with Shaq on New Year’s Eve at The Viceroy Resort in Anguilla to Sao Paolo’s Carioca Club in Brazil. She has also shared the booth with some of the world’s hottest DJ’s ranging from Nick Cannon and Questlove to Samantha Ronson. A personal visit from Prince during her NYC residency at Lex Bar as well as events with The Kardashians has landed her mentions in Page Six, US Weekly, OK! Magazine, AM New York, and In Touch. Clubs and events aside, Kalkutta is currently on the concert circuit. Besides opening for artists like Ke$ha, Ludacris, and LMFAO, she has most recently done a stadium tour as the official DJ for Karmin.!!From Madison Square Garden to LA’s Nokia Theater, they’ve shared the stage alongside acts like Lady Gaga, David Guetta, Pitbull, and Selena Gomez. She is no stranger to television having appeared on shows such as Saturday Night Live, Ellen, and Kim & Kourtney Take New York.! DJ Kalkutta’s love for music is paralleled by her love for fashion. She’s provided soundtracks for well-known designers and brands such as Betsey Johnson, Ted Baker, Diesel, Adidas Originals, and Avril Lavigne’s clothing line, Abbey Dawn. In addition to her roster of fashion clients, Kalkutta’s ever expanding corporate client list ranges from Maserati-Ferrari to Sephora to the Discovery Channel.
With beauty, talent, and a cross-cultural understanding, Kalkutta is seen as an ambassador for all things music, style and nightlife — it’s only a matter of time until she is viewed internationally as an entertainment icon.