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Features |  10 Jun 2016 19:15 |  By RnMTeam

Aural to visual- RJs make smooth transition to TV

MUMBAI: They have wowed us with their endearing voices, witty banter and smart talk. The new breed of RJs however is unwilling to let their talents hide just behind the microphone. An increasing number are now taking baby steps into the more glamorous world of television. Here's a look at some of them.

RJ Sidhu

RJ Sidhu, who is best known for his Fever FM show æNanachi TangÆ recently, did a cameo on ColorsÆ show æThapki Pyar KiÆ where he played the role of RJ Rahul.

This is not the first time Sidhu has made his appearance on television. He hosted æTV Ka Pehla Radio ShowÆ on Sony Mix.

RJ Pritam

RJ Pritam, who is a friendly personality on both radio and television, swayed the listeners with his entertaining side and distinct style of humor.   He is famous for his participation in the controversial reality show æBig BossÆ through which he grabbed huge popularity. He also hosted one episode of IndiaÆs Got Talent. Apart from this, Pritam Pyare essayed as a villain in Manisha Koirala starring film æEscape from TalibanÆ and tickled our bones in æComedy Nights BachaoÆ.

RJ Malishka

Malishka Mendonsa acquired vast fame through her morning show æMorning No.1 with MalishkaÆ on Red FM, Mumbai. Though she is active on radio, she has left her charm on television too. She was first seen in a reality show Connected Hum Tum on Zee TV where her aim was to find a suitable man with whom she can settle down. To explore more, she entered the popular dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa Season 7 as a wild card contestant.

RJ Neelesh Misra

The RJ who managed the listeners to remain glued to the radio is none other than Neelesh Misra. Misra who is well- known for his show æYaadon Ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra on Big FMÆ is also a well-known lyricist, Bollywood scriptwriter and more. For the first time, he was seen on the television screen as the narrator in Life OK's show æBaawreÆ.

RJ Mantra

Mantra, who worked as a Radio Jockey for more than a decade started working with Radio Mirchi, then Radio City and finally Big FM. Later on, the entertaining RJ tried his hands at acting with a show æLagegiÆ on Bindass. He also hosted a dance reality show æZara Nachke DikhaÆ on Star Plus and æIndiaÆs Got Talent Season 5Æ on Colors.

RJ Anmol

RJ Anmol shot to fame because of his radio show æPurani JeansÆ on Radio Mirchi. He currently works as an RJ with Radio Nasha and has been an active face on television for quite some time.

He anchored a sports show on Stars Sports and æBaaton Baaton MeinÆ on Sony Mix.

RJ Siddharth Kannan

Siddharth, who joined Times FM as a Radio Host and become the youngest radio host in the country, entered the Limca Book of Records and this record has not been broken until date. He is known as one of the pioneers of radio in India. He hosted his first TV show in 2006 ûÆSanta and Banta Newz UnlimitedÆ with renowned singer and rapper Baba Sehgal on Zoom. In 2010, Sid started his next TV show æSee Taare Mastiii MeinÆ ûAn æA listÆ celebrity chat show on Mastii.  In 2012, he was the commentator on æRing Ka KingÆ on Colors. In 2014, he was one of the hosts of Star Sport Pro Kabaddi and in the same year, he was the host of the inaugural season of the Champions Tennis League on Sony Six.

RJ Sana Amin Sheikh

One of the renowned faces on television includes the name of female actor Sana Amin Sheikh.  She has been working with Radio Mirchi since 2004 and is popular for her the show æKhubsurut Sana Ke SathÆ. She is currently doing a ColorsÆ show æKrishandasiÆ as a lead actor. Her work in television has been long listed. Besides, films like Singham and Table No. 21 are also in her kitty.

RJ Smriti Kalra

Another popular face from television is of Smriti Kalra. She started her career as an RJ with Red FM and hosted various radio shows. Smriti gained attention in television sphere with the Zee TV show æ12/24 Karol BaghÆ followed by other shows- Suvreen Guggal - Topper Of The Year, Itti Si Khushi, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya- Season 4.