Nikhil Chinapa is an Indian radio jockey, video jockey and TV presenter on MTV India.
He was born in Bangalore, and he had to move to different cities; as his father served in the Indian Army.
He owns a music company called Submerge Music, which is known for bringing the most prominent DJs to India such as Above & Beyond, Swedish House Mafia, Alesso, Deniz Koyu, Armin Van Buuren, Zedd, Hardwell, and Tiesto.
He has a huge fan following on Twitter among EDM (Electronic Dance Music) enthusiasts, and he is credited as a pioneer for EDM in India.
He solo-hosted MTV Splitsvilla season 2, 4, 5 and co-hosted season 3 with Deepti Gujral, season 6 with Sherlyn Chopra and season 7 with Sunny Leone. He also hosted many other reality shows like Maldives Travel Awards, India’s Got Talent, etc.
In 2014, he collaborated with the Indian online fashion brand ‘Koovs.com’.
He also judged youth-based reality show ‘MTV Roadies’- season 4, 5, 7 & ‘Roadies Rising’ (2017).
Besides his stint as a VJ, Nikhil has also made small appearances in films like Dus (2005), Zinda (2006), and Om Shanti Om (2007).
In an interview, he revealed that his parents still ask him when would he get a real job.
Nikhil was one year senior to Rahul Dravid in school.