DHVANIT THAKER, 30, RJ/ singer
When his father passed away, Dhvanit Thaker took over his job at LIC. This biotechnology major from Ahmedabad was barely making ends meet at home, when he took part in the first ever RJ hunt by Radio Mirchi in 2003. “Growing up listening to Vividh Bharti, this new age radio was a very different genre and I loved it,” he says. His spontaneity won him the spot against 1,500 participants.
RIGHT CONNECTION Radio Mirchi is incomplete without him today. He has won the Best RJ (Gujarati) and the Best Show ( Guruwar Gurjari and Hello Amdavad) in the India Radio Forum Awards for the past two years.
He also produces jingles for the radio channel. Thaker recorded his own music album Majja ni Life in 2009, which was one of the biggest hits that year. He has also sung for several Gujarati films like Better Half and Mohan
JACK OF ALL Thaker spends his time juggling between radio jockeying, writing columns for newspapers in Gujarat, being a brand ambassador for Cox and Kings and making documentaries for the Gujarat government. For him, Gujarat is home. “It makes more sense to be a big fish in a small pond,” says the RJ who has got plenty of offers to move to Mumbai.
“It’s a tough job keeping your audience hooked day after day. After all, I am only as
good as my last word.”