Rekha Malhotra (a.k.a DJ Rekha)
DJ Rekha pioneered merging Bhangra and Bollywood sounds with contemporary electronic dance music. She is the founder of Basement Bhangra™, Bollywood Disco and co-founder of Mutiny Club nights. Dubbed “Ambassador of Bhangra” by the New York Times and NPR, she has done remixes for artists that range from Meredith Monk to Priyanka Chopra. Her debut album, DJ Rekha presents Basement Bhangra is on E1 Music. Rekha was the sound designer for the TONY award‐winning Broadway Show, “Bridge and Tunnel”, and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her work on the play “Rafta Rafta” and was the associate producer for the NPR Radio Documentary, “A Feet in Two Worlds.” Rekha was NYU’s A/P/A Artist-in-Residence for 2006-2007. Rekha has received numerous community awards and in 2009, inducted into the New York City’s Peoples’ Hall of Fame. She has curated events for Celebrate Brooklyn, Central Park SummerStage and has performed at the White House for President Obama and internationally. DJ Rekha was a Grand Marshall of the 9th Annual NYC Dance Parade in 2015. In January 2017 she was one of the official DJs for the historic Women’s March on Washington.