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Kary Arora

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Kary Arora
Birth nameKary Arora
Born (1977-01-07) 7 January 1977 (age 47)
Chandigarh, India
OriginDelhi, India
Years active1997–present
  • T-Series
  • Power Play
  • Tito's
  • Moonlight
  • Spectral

Kary Arora (born 7 January 1977) is an Indian DJ. She is best known as India's first female DJ.[1] Arora began DJing in 1997[2] and became the 5th female music composer in Bollywood.[3] She ventured into music composition, writing lyrics, rapping, grunge singing.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Kary Arora was born in Chandigarh, India on 7 January 1977.[5] There were no profound DJing schools back in India in 1997, so she joined Adersh sound and light company in Delhi as a sound labor/DJ for 300 rupees to understand digital connections of console. She taught herself DJing in a year, while shifting jobs in Delhi.[citation needed] Her training for music and keyboards happened under Guru Ravi Prakash,[4] provides her with a greater understanding of music. She studied Audio Engineering at SAE Institute in Chennai to improve her skills of songwriting.[6]

Musical career[edit]

As a DJ[edit]

She began Djing in 1997 as a freelance. Her first resident DJing was in club Temptation in Delhi from 1999 to 2000, then joined Buzz-Delhi from 2001 to 2004, Flames in Le Meridian-Chennai in 2005, Buzz-Gurgaon, Delhi-NCR from 2006 to 2008 and until present she has been freelancing performing in clubs across the globe.[7]

As a songwriter[edit]

From Jingles to Bollywood Songs, she has made a mark in all parts of Indian music industry. She has successfully juggled between roles; be it a Singer, composer, music director or an Audio Engineer. Kary is one of those rare breed of music directors who would walk a mile to record best suited tunes and come up with absolute wicked songs required to meet the demands of the script.[8] In 2008 she composed her first single Funny Happy B'day to U for Meow Fm,[3] in 2009 composed a background score 48 Sec of Morning Melody for CNEB channel. Spectral Records released her two singles Sanware ki Dhun and De De Deedaar De in 2013.[9] In 2013, she made her debut as music composer in Bollywood movie Satya 2 with her song Satya is Back Again[3] In 2015, she composed song Tinko ke Sahare in movie Angry Indian Goddesses.[10][11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Limca Book of Records honored Arora as India's first woman DJ in 2014.[12] In her residency, Buzz has been awarded of Best Bar with dancing in 2007 and Best Bar of the town in 2008 by Times Nightlife of India. Arora was featured in the documentary 360 Degree DJs, and was ranked as one of Delhi's top five DJs for two years.[13]



Title Details Year
Satya Is Back Again[3][14] 2013
Tinko Ke Sahare[11]
  • Movie: Angry Indian Goddesses
  • Music: Kary Arora
  • Lyricist: Kary Arora
  • Singers: Kary Arora
  • Director: Pan Nalin
  • Producer: Gaurav Dhingra
  • Label: T-Series
  • Formats: Digital download, CD



Title Details Year
Babuji Dheeray Chalna Remix[10]
  • Remix: Kary Arora
  • Singer: Samira Raza
  • Album: Rooh
  • Label: Moonlight Productions
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
Do Lafzon Ki Hai Remix[10]
  • Remix: Kary Arora
  • Singer: Sheena Chawla
  • Label: Powerplay Records
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
Ishq Mein Ruswa Remix[9] 2012


Title Details Year
Sanware ki dhun me[9]
  • Music,Singer: Kary Arora
  • Lyricist: Pooja
  • Genre: Lounge
  • Label: Spectral Records
  • Formats: Digital download, CD
De De Deedaar De[9]
  • Music, lyricist, Singer: Kary Arora
  • Genre: Bollywood Dance Music
  • Label: Spectral Records
  • Formats: Digital download, CD

Background scores[edit]

Title Details Year
48 Sec of Morning Melody
  • Music, lyricist, Singer: Kary Arora
  • Producer: CNEB Pvt Ltd


  1. ^ "Kary Arora – Leading the way on women empowerment | Utopeen". 23 August 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Women DJs spin magic on console". The Asian Age. Retrieved 8 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d "'Angry Indian Goddesses' Composer Kary Arora Talks Film, Blasts Bollywood Sexism [INTERVIEW]". Mstarz. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Kary Arora Composes Tinkon Ke Sahare… for New Film". A Journalist Reveals. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  5. ^ "Birthday wishes: Meet India's first female professional DJ Kary Arora". daily.bhaskar.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  6. ^ Mahaldar, Puja Raina (26 January 2012). "Six women who know how to get the party started". India Today. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  7. ^ "DJ Kary Arora at Liquids: Events in Hyderabad". events.fullhyderabad.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  8. ^ "Port Blair | Country's 1st female DJ to perform at ITF on Apr 13 | The Echo of India". echoofindia.com. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d "Kary Arora on the Angry Indian Goddesses song 'Tinko Ke Sahare'". BollySpice.com. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  10. ^ a b c "Message man New page Poet's place DJ way Helping hand". Telegraph India. Kolkota. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  11. ^ a b "'Angry Indian Goddesses' album is a mix of genres - The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Empowering Women". www.limcabookofrecords.in. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014.
  13. ^ Prince Frederick (21 March 2005). "Carry on, Kary". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 1 December 2007. Retrieved 11 April 2012.
  14. ^ "Satya 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Nitin Raikwar, Sanjeev Darshan, Shree-Isshq & Kary Arora on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved 6 December 2015.

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