Want to be a DJ? This is how much your favorite DJ's in India charge for a gig

About a decade ago, the only career options available for youngsters was of becoming a doctor or an engineer. However with the passing years, multitude of vocational courses have come up and widened the horizon for young aspiring students. One such career option that is becoming increasingly popular is being a DJ or a Disc Jockey. If you have a flair for music and the capability to keep the crowd grooved with the choice of your music tracks, you are going to become a rocking DJ.
Deejaying as a career in India is worth pursuing. In the recent years the demand for talented DJs has been on a high. A job of a DJ includes playing a list of pre-recorded music, usually in a discotheque, night clubs, weddings or private parties. DJ is a very lucrative career wherein you can easily earn princely amount in a night. Here is the list of favorite DJs of India and their earnings.

1. DJ Aqeel

An extremely popular personality, DJ Aqeel is the most sought after person in this profession. Based in Mumbai, his albums and remixes are mind-blowing. DJ Aqeel’s fame is not only limited to India but also crossed International borders and he charges approximately 3.5 lakhs for a night.

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2. DJ Nikhil Chinnapa

A superb spin-master, NIkhil Chinnapa needs no introduction. Any music festival in Asia is incomplete without the crowd grooving to his music. One of pioneers DJ of India, Nikhil charges a whooping 2 – 3 lakhs per show.

Nikhil Chinapa
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3. DJ Suketu

DJ Suketu Radia shot to fame with his remix ‘Bin tere sanam’.This Mumbai-based DJ has belted out some of the most popular remixes that become instant hit with his fans. For a one night gig, DJ Suketu charges nearly 2.5 lakhs.

DJ Suketu
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DJ Chetas, known for his Bollywood Mashups, took formal training before he started his career in deejaying. He is one of the most top-rated DJs of India with an International fame. He is the best Bollywood DJ in the country and he sure knows how to bring the house down. He charges tentatively 4 – 5 lakhs for his deejaying service for an event.

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Facebook/DJ CHETAS

5. DJ Akhil Talreja

Akhil Talreja has been a professional DJ for quite some time now. His most popualr remix has been ‘Tenu le ke jaana’ and his music has also been featured in almost 8 Bollywood movies. One of our favorite DJs, he earns 1 lakhs every night.

DJ Akhil Talreja
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Nucleya started his musical journey in the 90’s but in recent years have been getting too much of recognition after he released his album named ‘BASS RANI” & “RAJA BAJA”. Nucleya has performed in numerous music festivals around the world including Glastonbury, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Biggest India EDM festival SUNBURN. Nucleya charger nearly 4 – 5 lakh for a gig.



Nikhil Sahni or DJ NYK as he is popularly known had earned fame for himself in a very short span of time. His talent is admired not only by his fans but also top-notch music experts in the country. This young rising star is indeed our favorite and DJ NYK earns nearly 2 – 3 lakh for a night.

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Deejaying is a promising profession where you will never have to worry about your bank balance.

As a DJ you simply need to play good music for others and make money out of it. Cool, isn’t it!
Featured Image Source – Nucleya Facebook Fanpage

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