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Megha Kawale

Mumbai, India

House, Progressive House

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Megha Kawale has bravely spun the old Star-Trek phrase- Where no man has gone before- to ‘Where no Woman has gone before!’ The male bastion of DJs was rocked out into outer space the day this gorgeous girl made thousands literally dance to her tunes, by becoming India’s first Female Disc Jockey.

Being a supermodel and listed in ‘Femina India’s 100 most beautiful women’ she has broken all gender barriers to show that women can truly do it all and that beauty and brains are an unconquerable combination.

For over 11 years, Megha has spun the console with her throbbing tracks, beginning with the then- famous 1900s discotheque at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai to Club Cabana at the recent World Economic Forum at Davos in January 2010.

With her inimitable yet distinctive style of blending original house music with tribal strains and minimalist sound, she is equally sought-after for her energetic fusions of Bollywood music with commercial hip-hop. It is this kind of thumping energy that has thousands of revellers screaming for her music, from clubs like Mikanos and Trilogy to Avalon and F Bar. Her musical wizardry has captivated international hotspots like London, Spain, Basel, Dubai, Bangkok, Istanbul, Chicago, San Francisco, Bombay, Delhi, and Hongkong, to name a few.

In India, she is breathlessly followed at prestigious clubs like the Blue Frog, Ministry of Sound, F Bar, Elevate, Tantra, Athena, Olive, Prive and Ahala. From celebrity clients like the Ambanis to fantastic farmhouse parties to underground garages, forts, palaces, beaches and yachts, Megha has touched everyone, everywhere with her thrilling, edgy selections.

She is the musical nom du jour for several international brands like Swarovski, Guess, Tommy Hilfiger, Esprit, Carrera, Kipling, Honda, Skoda, BPL, Carbon, Virgin Atlantic, Infosys, Bacardi, Smirnoff, Seagrams, Red Bull, Skyy Vodka, Tiger, Kingfisher and Chivas, as her versatile style always renders music that leaves a mark.

After winning the Miss Talented crown in Femina Miss India’s 2001 contest, she segued into gracing the fashion ramps. From the great classics like Tarun Tahiliani and Valentino to the funky Rocky S and Moschino, she has lent her elegant and cutting edge style to all their creations. She walks the ramp regularly for Lakme India Fashion Week, Wills India Fashion Week, the Couture Week, and MTV Fashion Awards.

This feminine cornucopia of talent is now touring with the current 2010 IPL series, adding her special flavours to the exciting cricketing event. Megha is cutting the rug for shows being held at the IPL After Party for 55 designers across India.

Treading further into the sonic jungle, Megha released her début solo album ‘Radioactive Blue & Green’ in 2007- a stylish blend of Indian movie music with club beats. The video of the chartbuster track “Thoda Sa Thehro” featured four top Indian models and was the first of its kind in the Indian music industry.

Megha is busy travelling the globe for creative inspiration for her new album, which will create a palette of sounds using guitar, sitar and tabla all underscored by her trademark prog-rock style. She is very excited about completing and releasing this fresh new album over summer 2010 in India and internationally. Megha is also venturing into new and uncharted territory with songwriting, making 2010 an unstoppable year in her personal musical journey.