Choreographer - Rohheet Baxi
Rohheet is the only Indian choreographer that performed for Obama when he was in office as the President of United States. He learned dance from a very young age from various Bollywood choreographers and Teachers in NY. With an experience of Free Style, Hip Hop, Jazz, Kathak and Bollywood – Rohheet never wanted to be a dance teacher. He comes from a middle class family where he education and career was the most important aspect of growing up. Apart from being the Director of the Firm, he is also a professional Project Manager/Program Manager for a Fortune 10 Company and believes that Passion and Career are two choices that one should
Rohheet’s passion for dance is special because at the age of 2 he was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma a type of bone cancer. With Radiations and chemotherapy he spent most of his childhood in recovery process. He dances from his heart and believes that if you are true to the stage the audience will definitely appreciate and notice your dance moves no matter where you are on the stage. He is proud of the fact that today so many kids learn the dance forms and they have the “Satrangi Style” in them. Rohheet lives in NJ with his dogs Cherry & Chicklet who are also the school mascots.
Fashion Designer - Neha Patel
Neha Patel is a Fashion Designer, Boutique owner and founder of Glamourental - an online enterprise which provides exclusive designer wear to purchase or a better option - Rent for a quarter of the price!!
We all lead very busy social lives and sometimes our wallets & closets cannot keep up! Glamourental is the solution to all these problems! Handpicked designer outfits you can show off for an evening and not crowd your closets..there’s always room for more
2017 Vibe Stars on the ramp
Nisha is producer and anchor of SONY Entertainment Television’s exclusive presentation- Keys to Kismat. Nisha Mathur is a popular TV Host who connects with audiences with her compassion and powerful presentation skills. This is her second Television production venture.
She strives to use this series to inspire and make a difference! Rather than delving into the typical plot lines of TV, Nisha wishes to prove that you hold the keys to your future - the Keys to Kismat. Seize your destiny!
Dr. Janhavi Rane
Janhavi is the President and CEO of Rane’s Dental Group which is a multi location general and specialty practice with a team of 21 colleagues. She has been practicing dentistry for 15 years and has created 100’s of confident attractive and healthy smiles. She also serves on several New Jersey Dental Association Councils and Dental Study Clubs.
Dr. Rane believes in the power of education for any kind of success in life. She participates in a lot of community and charity events, conducts dental camps and has raised funds for various organizations. Having lived in Mumbai and New York, the world’s entertainment and glamour capitals, she has always enjoyed being involved in the media and limelight. Her ability to interact with people socially and as a business woman has given her the opportunity to host many celebrity and radio shows. She enjoys dancing, modelling, and is extremely passionate about fitness.
About Anshul and Vandana
Originally from Delhi, Anshul Agarwal and Vandana Gupta have been in USA since 2000. They currently live in New Providence, NJ. Anshul works in New York City for a hedge fund while Vandana, a trained architect, also teaches Hindi to adults.
Megha Bhouraskar is an Attorney, Entrepreneurial Coach, and the Founder of the Law Offices of Megha D. Bhouraskar, P.C. (“MDB”). With over 20 years of experience, her law firm, MDB, specializes in, Corporate/Business, Franchise, Real Estate, Entertainment/Media, Litigation/Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, IT/Software matters, and Entrepreneurial Coaching. The Clients of MDB span the globe.
In addition to overseeing MDB, Megha volunteers her time as a Board Member and Mentor for TiE NY; Board Member and Legal Counsel to Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, USA; and Mentor in the TiE [Global] Women’s Project “AIRSWEE”, mentoring women entrepreneurs in India. Megha is one of the Founders and prior Board Member of Sakhi for South Asian Women in New York.
Harsha is a stay at home mom to a 14 year old daughter, 11 year old son, a 2.5 year old golden retriever and a 2 year old basset hound. Her husband Niket is a partner in a Law Firm in New York City. The family loves to travel and entertain friends.
Harsha loves to dance and is thrilled about the opportunity to express herself through dance for this noble and charitable cause.
Priti Pandya-Patel, a healthcare industry professional, is currently working on her PsyD. Owner of several NJ-based companies that provide healthcare, IT consulting and sleep diagnostic testing , she is also an anchor and co-producer of a TV reality show “Bollywood Spice”.
Passionate about cooking, singing, traveling, sports and dancing, this energetic mom of 2 college kids and former Miss India NJ is current President of the Asian Indian Chamber of Commerce.
Hamidah is a regulatory advisor for many top tier financial institutions and works at EY. Although Hamidah has been in the financial industry for the past 20 years, she hopes to be an entrepreneur at some point in her life. Hamidah has two kids, Karina 18 and Avi 14.
Hamidah is involved with EASE (Education Aid for Social Equality), a program started by her daughter to fund the college education for underprivileged children in India. She also works with ICare, an organization that focuses on the total well-being of senior citizens. She enjoys yoga, tennis, music, chess and hanging out with friends. A fun fact about Hamidah is that she trekked as high as 11,000 feet in the Himalayas 3 months ago and wants to go back for more intensive treks.
Medha Atre-Kulkarni is an artist & art teacher from East Brunswick, NJ. She is a graduate of Sir J.J school of Art, Mumbai. She is a signature artist of Garden State Watercolor Society. She has won several awards for her paintings in various media.
Her paintings, portraits and murals are in private and public collections in USA and India, in Indian Consulate NYC, Lanning Ave School Library Mural, Verona NJ to name a few.
About Arshad and Sam
Arshad and Sam were born and brought up in Mumbai. Arshad is CFO at Somerset Therapeutics and Sam is a banker with Wells Fargo.
Arshad is very athletic and is always up for a game of soccer or cricket. Sam is always up for a dance as soon as you turn on the music. They have a 14 year old daughter Aaliyah and a 11 year old son Kumeil.
Sobha has been working as a dietitian for the past 18 years at Non-profit organizations, fitness centers and in the healthcare industry. Currently she works at a dialysis center in NJ, developing comprehensive nutritional plans for patients with kidney failure.
She also provides medical nutrition therapy to people with diabetes, high blood pressure and chronic kidney disease through her private practice. Her other interests include dancing, exercise, yoga, traveling, cooking for her family and hanging out with friends.