Known for her deep knowledge of a myriad of genres, Kalkutta is a sought after NYC based DJ, producer and songwriter. Performing as a regular feature on Good Morning America, Kalkutta has also accompanied several pop acts onstage for episodes of SNL, Ellen, The Tonight Show, Live With Kelly!, America's Got Talent, and more. She rang in 2014 on Nickelodeon where she spun and co-hosted the network's NYE special with Nick Cannon. Outside of opening for acts like Ke$ha and Lil Jon, she works at NYC's highest-profile clubs and venues, including the opening of an Andy Warhol exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as No.8, Catch and Riff Raff's.
Born in Calcutta, India, Kal was surrendered to a Mother Teresa-founded orphanage at just 2 days old where she spent most of her infancy until she was adopted by her American mother. After taking Music Programming classes at NYU's Clive Davis Dept., she was plucked from her studies to tour with artists like Cash Cash and Karmin while rocking parties in Aspen, Chicago, the Hamptons, LA, Miami, Vegas, Sao Paolo, Anguilla, the Bahamas, Kingston, and Cancun in between.
Today she shares bills with the world’s hottest DJ’s- Questlove, A-Trak, Samantha Ronson among them. A visit from Prince during an NYC gig as well as many events attended by The Kardashians have landed her in Page Six, OK! Magazine, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, SPIN, and The Daily News.
Kalkutta's passion for music is paralleled by her love for fashion, which garnered her events for designers like Betsey Johnson, Nanette Lepore, Diesel, TopShop, Ted Baker, Steve Madden, and Adidas Originals. In addition to fashion clients, she spins events for brands like Maserati- Ferrari, Axe, Red Bull, Microsoft, and The Discovery Channel.
Production and songwriting are among Kalkutta’s top priorities- recent releases can be heard on FM & Sirius radio stations and platforms like Spotify, Pandora, and Songza. Her most successful release to date is a remix of Krewella's "Alive" (with Cash Cash) that debuted at #6 on iTunes Dance and peaked at #11 on Beatport. "New Americana", which she wrote & produced for Capitol Records artist Halsey, will be the first of her songwriting to hit the airwaves.
When she's not making music or drawing party-goers like Nelly and Paris Hilton to a dancefloor, Kalkutta blogs for The Huffington Post. She wants to be known as a cultural influencer and an inspiration to women in traditionally male dominated sectors of music.