Our FSA host is a sought after host, producer, podcaster, and MC. With a career of more than 10 years as a professional television host & producer, Amin is known as a charismatic and dynamic storyteller of live television. From covering major events to interviewing the biggest newsmakers and celebrities, Amin has been connecting viewers to the biggest moments and stories.
Amin is the host & executive producer of “In Conversation with Amin Dhillon”, a digital series and podcast. Amin invites celebrities, newsmakers, and social icons to share stories of their struggles, inspiration and special moments.
Amin frequents the stage as a highly requested live event host, hosting a variety of events across North America of all genres to crowds in the thousands. As one of the most followed & recognized television personalities in Canadian television, Amin has more than 460 thousand accumulated social media followers across all social media platforms – 400+ thousand on Facebook alone!
Omkar Bhalerao, better known by his stage name Om Karr, is an Indo-Canadian singer, songwriter, music & video producer, actor, and composer based in Toronto. A versatile singer originally from Pune in India, Om Karr has sung in English, Spanish, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, and Bengali.
His original compositions and covers have crossed over 1.5 Million streams across all digital streaming platforms. Catch him performing live a mashup of songs including his original music!
Frontman of a leading Bollywood band Desi Muziko, performing across North America. From old melodies and ghazals to the latest Bollywood dance hits. Now taking special requests.
Bollywood and semi-classical inspired dance group choreographed by Chandani Gooroocharan. Inspiring passion within her students, and preserving the rich history of Indian culture within the West Indian community. They have performed for many religious events and cultural events.
Ensemble Topaz, lead by Paromita Kar, is a dance company dedicated to the music and dance traditions of the Silk road. Including traditions of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan.
Reign Yash Dance Academy is a South Asian dance company consisting of dancers from the GTA. Led by founder Yashwanth Koppala, they showcase the diversity of South Asian culture through upbeat and entertaining performances that include dance styles like Bollywood, hip-hop, semi classical & folk dance.
NrutyaSharee Classical Dance is a classical indian dance school based in Kitchener ON, focusing on the classical Indian dance form Kathak.
Anushree Harjul is the founder and choreographer of NrutyaSharee Classical Dance. Anushree will present a tarana choreographed in pure kathak.
Srijeet Chaudhuri is a professional anchor, singer, VJ / RJ.
Heena Menghi is an international emcee and has hosted multiple events in the Middle East and India. She also models and has walked the ramps of Dubai.
A Bollywood Fusion dance group from Toronto. Chamma Arts is known for performing at weddings, mehndis, and cultural events in the GTA, as well as providing choreography services and private lessons.
Munira, a TV and Radio artist, has been performing for 8 years and specializes in Bengali, Hindi, and English songs.
Founded by 3 Dancers (Ragamalika Mohanraj, Pallavi Maity and Avani Shirbur) who are trained in different Indian classical dance forms.
At TD FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIA, they will be performing semi classical and Indian film styles using songs from Tamil, Telugu, Hindu, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali representing India’s rich culture!
Toronto Ngari Association is an organization dedicated to preserving the culture and religion of the Ngari people.
Ngari dance is a traditional form of dance practiced by the Ngari people of Tibet. It is characterized by graceful movements, vibrant costumes, and storytelling elements. The dance showcases Ngari culture and is often performed during festivals and celebrations. Music plays an integral role, and the dance serves as a means of preserving cultural identity.
Faisal Raza is a producer and singer. His latest musical show “Positive Vibes Lounge” was a huge success and reached more than 2 million viewers worldwide. He is a founder of FR Music and a trend setter who is followed by thousands of followers worldwide.
This versatile dance team is formed by present or former international students who were passionate about dance and culture. The team solely aims to spread Gujurati/Indian culture and provide a diverse platform to immigrants to live their passion instead of leaving it amidst the struggle of settling down in foreign soil. Team Nritya proudly offers a wide range of performances and dance lessons from Bollywood, hip hop to folk and classical at various locations of GTA.
Team Nritya was founded by Shivani Joshi – an International student then, currently runs her own dance school in Windsor. Jinkal Modi has been part of Team Nritya from the beginning as a team member and choreographer. Shivani and Jinkal both have 20 plus years of experience in Indian classical and folk dance.
Jhankaar Beats is an all female group with a passion for dance and entertaining audiences through their performances.
This group performs at various events and perform a mix including bhangra, garba, Bollywood, and semi classical.
Catch them performing a garba medley to the latest hits at TD Festival of South Asia!
School of Indian Folk Arts and Tradition known as SIFAT is a non for profit performing arts school which focuses on Indian Folk Dances, Folk Music and Folk Instruments.
Sifat will be performing Bhangra at TD FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIA!
Atima Nayyar has been performing on the stage for over 15 years and bagged numerous awards in the field of Indian classical and Bollywood music. Atima, has appeared on leading TV channels like Zee TV and lent her voice in various music albums. Her songs are available on all major music streaming platforms such as – Amazon music, Apple Music, Spotify etc.
Atima also has been teaching Indian music for over 5 years to students from all over the globe.
Ahmed Entertainment aka Asif Ahmed has made a name for himself in the Bangladeshi Community and is excited to perform Bollywood dance at TD FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIA!
Indian Echoes is a group of friends who share a passion for music. Led by musician Vaibhav Bedi.
Catch them performing English Punjabi Hindi mashup on guitar at TD FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIA!
Ritika started learning Bharatanatyam at a relatively young age of 6 years, and has become a consummate dancer by practicing it for the past 18 years. She has performed in multiple countries and has been mentored by guru Smt. Sindhu Mishra.
Ritika will be performing The Ganesha Vandana – The Ganesh Vandana is a prayer or stuti to worship of Lord Shri Ganesha; Hindus recite the Ganesh Vandana at the beginning of a religious ritual or beginning of a new work or any event. It is considered to auspicious to recite the Ganesh Vandana to make a new beginning in life. The piece is set to aadhi taal and raag hans dhwani.
Debarati Ganguly is a classical dancer from India with over 20 years of training. Born in the culturally rich city of Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal, she stepped into the world of Indian classical dance at the age of four.
As a trained Bharatanatyam dancer Debarati’s strength lies in her utmost dedication and compassion in implementing correct postures with precise alignment and an active expression.
JUICY BOWTIE MUSIC is a drummer that plays lively covers and remixes music. With over 20 years of experience, he started playing drums at the age of 6! When he’s not performing, he also offers music lessons to students of all ages.
Mudra Traditional Arts Academy is one of the leading Indian music and dance learning institutions in GTA. The Founder and Artistic Director of this institute is Guru Vrunda Upadhyay to promote the exquisiteness of Bharatnatyam dance and Hindustani as well as Carnatic vocal music, produce quality performances, and live up to the standards set by the great Legendary artists. This Academy promotes India’s cultural heritage by teaching and performing these arts.
Sharanya KC is a classically trained dancer and choreographer from Chennai, India who has been dancing from the age of 7. She has 14 years of Indian classical dance training including 7 years of Bharatanatyam training and 7 years of Kathak training. She relocated to Canada in 2016 and has performed at various festivals, weddings, and special events!
Nithya Duraisamy has a passion for dance. She has learned folk dances, Zumba, Kollywood and Bollywood dances. She will be performing a traditional South Indian folk dance Karakattam – Tamil folk dance which involves balancing a pot on her head!
Nritya Palette are professional dancers and choreographers performing in the GTA since 2022. They perform different folk and classical dances of India. Recently they won the Panorama India Folk Dance Competition. At TD FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIA, they will be performing a fusion of Gujarati folk dance and Indian classical dance on a westernized music composition of Coke studio album.
Pure Soul Energy Dance Academy has been teaching dance and performing for over 8 years in GTA. The Dance Academy provides classes to seniors, kids, youth & adults. Led by Ritu, Artistic Director of Pure Soul Energy. At TD FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIA, they will be performing a Bollywood Mix.
Shivani Shivakumar trained in Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam for 20 years and is a professionally trained contemporary and kuchipudi dancer. She is the Artistic Director of Tattvartha Dance Studio in Bangalore, India. She will be performing Shiva tandava of the lord of dance nataraja which is beautifully blended with contemporary body language.
Laasyam Kuchipudi Dance Academy aims at promoting Kuchipudi art form. They provide formal training with structured teaching while inspiring fun and innovation.
Prathyusha is the founder of Laasyam Kuchipudi Dance Academy based in Guelph, ON and has been dancing since she was 4!
Nazz is proudly an all-female, all South Asian band, representing and blending different flavours of South Asian music. Composed of four vocalists who are all multi-instrumentalists, Nazz strives to blend east and west, traditional and contemporary, and classic and modern. Nazz stands for our group members, Nishat Khair, Akshiptika Malhotra, Zara Ahmed, and Zohra Kassam; as well as the Hindi/Urdu word for pride.
Jennifer Kruk runs “Let the Good Times Roll Family DJ Show”, an interactive musical DJ program that consists of dancing, sing-a-longs, trivia, prizes, and games with the kids!
Dance With Akriti, is a Toronto based Bolly-Bhangra Group. We aim to put our Culture on the Canadian Map with full authenticity. They will be performing Bollywood & Bhangra!
Sumedha is a Canada based dancer. She had her training in Indian classical dance (Odissi) under Guru Smt Madhavi Mudgal. Sumedha has always been passionate about building communities through dance. She has worked with community kids, youth and women for almost 20 years. Since moving to Canada, she has collaborated with few prominent artists and has performed at prestigious events.
Taal Dance and Drill group have performed at corporate and cultural events in Toronto. For the past 2 years they have been shaping the lives of children and adults through dance. They are into Bollywood and Semi-classical dance form for beginners and intermediate.