Meet our hosts
Our DJ’s live and breathe music, whilst bringing the community together to bring you the very best of South Asian music.
It took 15 long years but now she is known not by her surname but by her profession. A profession that is her lifestyle, she needs it more than biriyani and grilled fish. She loves to listen to her friends family and anyone she meets, their favourite song, their break up, their story of eloping. And what she found out is that people tend to forget all odds by just getting drowned in Nostalgia, So what could have been A better platform to bring them back their memories. Here’s Rj Manali at Radio Huns only to bring you back Memories through a show of classic Bengali hits.
Iqbal S. Atwal, born in Punjab, India and now living in Ottawa, Canada, speaks fluent Punjabi, English, and Hindi. He has studied in both India (Jalandhar, Patiala) and Canada (Montreal and Ottawa) where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Engineering.
During his studies in Punjab, he gained interest for radio programming and began participating in discussions related to youth. He presented many ‘Meri Pasand’ youth programs at the All India Radio Station Jalandhar. Iqbal is influenced by Punjabi folk, Bhangra, as well as upbeat DJ songs but brings his own style to “Apna Punjab and Bhangra Nation,”. He loves to paint a picture and present a story around the songs which he selects, so that it can leave a lasting impression and appreciation for those songs in the minds of the listeners.
Join him each Saturday between 5-7 pm EST for two hours of musical entertainment ranging from traditional Punjabi music to the latest Bhangra tracks at 97.9 FM CHIN, Ottawa.
Kashyap Desai, born in Ahmedabad, India and now living in Ottawa, Canada, likes the number three. He speaks English, Gujrati and Hindi, has a B.Eng, P.Eng and CRE and is passionate about reading, music and travelling. As the Chief Sustainability & Mechanical Engineer for Laboratories Canada, his work has been awarded for Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Sustainability.
Kashyap is one of the few survivors of the Bangalore Airbus A320 crash in the 90’s that resulted in big setbacks financially as well as in his career. His spirit was not tainted however and Kashyap started not-for-profit, Vedic Sanskruti (hyperlink), to give back to his community.
Nasreen Shoshi was born to a musical family in Dhaka Bangladesh. Inspired by those around her, she has performed worldwide in many languages including Bangla, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, English and Kajak. Nasreen holds BSc. And MSc. Degrees and currently works in the Government as an IT professional.
Nasreen teaches music to those who share her passion at the Usha Music School, in Riverside South, Ottawa. While performing on a stage in Ottawa, Nasreen came to know Huns and he called her ‘Ottawa’s Runa Laila’. He offered her the opportunity to sing for his Radio Show and Shoshi’s song now plays on his Radio.
Praveen Lata was born in Fiji but calls Canada home. She speaks English, Hindi and Fijian and her degree in Business, Network Security led her to work as an IT Security Professional. Her heart beats even faster for her love of being on air with her listeners.
When Praveen is not gaming, cooking or partaking in volunteer work, she is avidly listening to music. She always loved radio as a listener, thus when she got the opportunity to become a radio host it was a dream come true, despite not having any experience. She still remembers her first day on air which was nerve-racking, but looking back, she would not have done anything differently.
She knew her love of music, films and Bollywood would keep listeners excited and insists
there is no better feeling then putting a smile on someone’s face and getting that positive feedback from her listeners saying that they enjoyed the show.
You're listening to Radio Huns, the heartbeat of Ottawa's South Asian community
Delhi da dashing and charming Munda Avi J is best known for his singing and uber music sense.
He has perused music since the age of 19 and has worked with huge names of the Industry and music labels like SukhE, Ikka, Deep jandu, Jazzy B, Neha Kakkar, Badshah, Satinder Sartaaj, Dilbagh T-Series, Saga, Sony Music and many more.
He launched Delhi’s first Punjabi radio show, Sher E Punjab Express on Fever 104 FM and with his grown popularity and massive demand he created Delhi’s No.1 Punjabi radio station, Punjabi Fever 107.2 FM, and impressively heads the Fab Music Beats label.
Meenal has been eating, breathing, living radio for 2 decades now. Ever since she has stepped out of school, she started working at a radio station.
She is the host of “Tan Tana Ten” on Radio Huns and is living her favourite era of Bollywood and music through this show – the 90s! Meenal has worked with several radio stations in India and abroad and is currently also hosting the evening show on Radio One, Pune, every day.
She’s an Instagram addict and is documenting her life on insta, as you read this. Her interests include travel, long drives and eating gourmet food.
Shah Bahauddin (Shishir), born in Dhaka, India, lives in Ottawa where he attained his second MSc. in Engineering having previously lived in both Russia and Texas. Shah is actively engaged in the cultural, social, and political sphere of Ottawa as the President of the Bangladesh Canada Association of Ottawa Valley (BACAOV), which is the oldest Bangladeshi organization in Ottawa.
Shah found the Usha Music School, where Bengalis of all ages learn and practice Bangla music and is married to Nasreen Shoshi, a prominent singer of Ottawa and co-host of Huns Radio Bangla Radio show “Sur O Kotha”. He is an aspiring poet and lyricist and his main focus is on ensuring the next generation of Bangladeshis in Ottawa will grow up learning about Bangladesh – its history, tradition, culture, and most importantly, the language.
Vandana Kurichh was born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India and speaks English, Punjabi, Hindi. Vandana holds a Bachelor of Arts from KMV college in Jalandhar India and Master’s degree in Indian Classical Vocal Music from Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar, India.
Vandana’s professional background goes back to India where she worked as a music teacher. She was also in charge of events and performing at events with top Punjabi, and Hindi artists.
After moving to Canada, Vandana has been involved in the retail sector, currently a team lead at Shoppers Drug Mart and also working in the Pharmacy Department.
Some of Vandana’s interests are: music, performing at multicultural events, spending time with her my family and most of all enjoying what life has to offer.
Back in India Vandana never thought she would be involved in music, as she originally enrolled in a medical science program back in India, but her passion has always been music. Furthermore when coming to Canada she never had so much of a connection performing at events etc. This was until she met Hunsdeep and he introduced her to many events of his and letting Vandana perform on the stage. It is funny how things sometimes work out without you knowing if they ever will.
Check out RJ Aashish – the man who’s always reppin’ his hometown of Delhi, India, even while kickin’ it in Ottawa, Canada! This dude’s got a serious passion for Indian tunes, and he’s not afraid to show it.
After crushing his civil engineering degree in India and working for the Delhi Jal Board, Aashish was chosen for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship program in Hydro-informatics, which only picks one baller from each country. This opened up a whole world of opportunities for him, and he ended up working and studying all over the place – from the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain, to Slovenia, France, Finland, China, and even the USA – before finally making his way to Canada.
And let’s be real, y’all, this guy lives for travelin’! But that’s not all – Aashish also gets down with Bhangra, theatre, music mixin’, and even some sweet mimicry skills. He’s performed at cultural events all around the globe, and he’s convinced that his live radio show is the best way to get up close and personal with the South Asian Diaspora. So get ready to tune in, ’cause Aashish is here to bring the funky beats and some seriously cool conversations!
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