Raj started his career in media at the young age of 13 hosting a weekly show on Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire)
In 2001 he opened and operated a restricted radio service–Mela FM – covering the Manchester, Rochdale and Oldham area for the Manchester Multicultural Mela 2001 – "In this I was responsible for creating revenue,recruiting and training presenters and the promotion of Mela FM at a variety of events across the northern regions" he says. In 2002 Raj was asked to cover the breakfast show on London wide radio station Club Asia.
Raj has a strong belief to constantly learn new skills to make him into a true all round performer. He is an accomplished dancer and has beenpart of Signature, Independance and Spice Entertainment (which he heads).
Raj is keen on acting too and can be seen in a film ‘Ruby and Diamonds’ (2004), a film which was entered and screened at various film festivals around the UK and in ‘Mischief Night’ (2006)
Raj has also played the main lead in several Asian Music videos for Bhangra Artists including;
Gubi Sandhu's (Sold my Soul medley)
Elusive (Exhibit A)
More recently, Raj displayed his versatile dancing abilities in Channel 4 documentary Big Ballet. Beating almost 500 other aspiring ballet contestants, Raj ultimately won a place in the 18 member dance troupe. Raj received much attention and praise for being the only Asian member of the troupe and one of two males.
The three-part documentary saw Raj train under legendary dancer Wayne Sleep, and eventually play the role of heinous villain Baron Von Rothbart in the iconic Ballet, Swan Lake.
The series received global attention, airing in the UK, US and in France. The series is currently available on Netflix in Ireland, UK, Australia and Canada.
Get to know:
Starsign: Scorpio...officially the sexiest starsign!! ;-)
Fave Food: Daal Roti... Pizza..
Fave perfume: Ultraviolet
Fave Song: Far too many... may be one of the classics... kya hua tera wada...
Three words that describe you: Batteries not included...although more recently grumpy old man! :-)
If you were not working at Sunrise Radio what would you do: Be a Bollywood star! :-) I cant imagine life without Sunrise...
Most embarrassing moment: Far too many to mention...
Message to the world: There is one race... the human race...unity is the key!!
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