75 and counting. Yes! Jay-Ho! The Jay Kumar Show has interviewed more than 70 guests till now. Not only does this reflect the show’s popularity but it also shows how much the celebrities have trusted Jay-Ho! The Jay Kumar Show, the platform of their choice to be themselves.
And in this New Year, we plan for more luminaries to come, inspire and unfold the stories of their struggles. And so we are giving a sneak peek into our upcoming guest list who will continue providing us motivation and inspiration to reach greater heights.
In an era when many starkids are pursuing careers as actors or actresses, putting themselves in the spotlight, attracting media attention, there are still those star kids who avoid the limelight to pursue their own path, despite coming from a family with ties to the entertainment industry. One such person we are excited to have is Narmmadaa Ahuja, better known by her stage name Tina Ahuja, the daughter of iconic actor Govinda.
Dakssh Ajit Singh
Riding high on the success of the Netflix series CAT, Dakssh Ajit Singh has caused quite a stir and despite his recent acclaim, he has long charmed large audiences with his compelling performances in the Punjabi and Hindi TV industries. And he is not just an actor but also a fitness model, and a songwriter.
After undergoing an acting course, actor Jatin Sarna of the 83 film fame embarked on his career. He appeared in numerous plays, TV shows, and advertisements before finally getting his first role as Gandhi in the 2011 Indian release of the film Dear Friend Hitler. Even as Jatin Sarna had his fill of supporting roles, he got a breakthrough in 2015 when he was the lead in Meeruthiya Gangsters, where he took on the role of Sanjay "Foreigner," which earned him accolades. After landing the lead part of Bunty in Sacred Games, he went on to win the MTV IWM award for "Most Popular Supporting Actor in a Web Series."
Qala singer, Sireesha Bhagavatula, possesses a mesmerizing voice which truly embodies the truth that music is the language of the soul. Using her voice as an instrument, she has given depth and layer to the movie’s songs, which has set netizens abuzz. Hailing from Visakhapatnam, Sireesha comes from an artistic background and treats music as a discipline. This shows in the way she has forged her own style even as her melodies are reminiscent of some immortal tracks of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. She will be joining us to peel the curtains back from the woman and the voice.
To be a poet, lyricist, a theater artist and an actor who can marry these performing styles and create memorable moments in Hindi cinema is a rare gift indeed. Thankfully for us, Swanand Kirkire possesses this gift in abundance. Swanand, who recently sang the baritone notes in the song Shauq in the movie Qala, is also the voice and lyricist of other ageless songs such as Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh from 3 Idiots, Piyu Bole from Parineeta, Bande Me Tha Dum...Vande Mataram from Lage Raho Munnabhai. Coming from a middle-class family in Indore, Swanand had a long road to take before he made his mark in theater, which then led him to songwriting.
The list doesn’t end here. Let some things be a surprise for you.