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Rahul Makin (born on 4th February 1983 in Jammu, India), is a radio jockey known for his famous shows such as Hostel Classics, Ishqiya and Pyaar Ka Punchnama. Rahul started radio in the 2nd year of his college as a part time radio presenter at All India Radio. While working at AIR he had been awarded with "Limca Book of Record" for continuously hosting a radio show for 105 hours in 2009. He also holds the credit of re-establishing the college newspaper in his college after 65 years and has been the editor of the same for two years. He is also one of the members of advisory committee of IPW (International Polytechnic for Women)
|Years active||2002 - Present|
Rahul wasn’t been a star in mathematics but a topper in Physics and English which enabled him to take literature as a major after graduating in science from Govt. Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu. His intense interest in literature (both contemporary and classic) made him come out with flying colours in academics scoring 4th position in MA (English). He has also attended various state and international level workshops and camps on theatre, journalism, social and humanitarian issues, stress management and spirituality. Rahul is also a sportsperson, (he has been the captain of the hi-sec school cricket team and also played for the university cricket team) and a great debater at college and university level, he has won two prizes in the short story writing competition organized by the university of Jammu, participated in various college and university level cultural feasts and has been THE CULTURAL SECRETARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF JAMMU during the year 2006. He also got selected by Wipro during his graduation in campus but didn’t accept the job as he wanted to pursue his growth in academics. Rahul got married to Shikha Makin in 2013 while he was working at 104.8 OYE! FM.
Rahul started his career as a Radio Jockey in 2002 as a part time radio presenter in All India Radio while he was studying for his 2nd year of college. He continued to work at AIR until 2006 when he got an opportunity to work at 92.7 BIG FM - Shimla which was his first job as a RJ in a private radio channel. Rahul got promoted and shifted to 92.7 BIG FM - Delhi in 2009. Rahul continued his job in 92.7 BIG FM till 2012 when he started working at 104.8 Oye! FM and continued working there for another 3 years. In 2015 Rahul left 104.8 OYE! FM to join FEVER 104 FM. As of now (August 2016) he is working at FEVER 104 FM. Rahul also worked on television in 2015 and hosted a couple of talk and news shows.
All India Radio (AIR)
Rahul started his career in radio from the 2nd year of his under graduation in 2002 as a part time radio presenter in All India Radio. He hosted a show titled "Music of my choice" at AIR which was an English music show . Rahul continued to work at AIR until 2006, when he finished his post-graduation.
92.7 BIG FM
While finishing his post-graduation, Rahul took a shot at an interview for 92.7 BIG FM - Shimla in 2006. He got selected in that interview and worked as a radio jockey at 92.7 BIG FM - Shimla, hosting shows like "yaadein" and "Big Chai" for more than 3 years. After 3 years of radio jockeying at BIG FM - Shimla he got promoted and transferred to BIG FM - Delhi in 2009. Rahul was a failure at his job in BIG FM - Delhi when he started it and been Off-air from the radio for some time. This was until he started hosting a show titled "HOSTEL CLASSICS" which was a huge success for him and the channel. HOSTEL CLASSICS slammed the ratings of other shows and been on top for a long period of time. Rahul left 92.7 BIG FM in 2012 to join 104.8 OYE! FM.
104.8 OYE! FM
Rahul started working at 104.8 OYE! FM in 2012 and hosted a show titled "Ishqiya" which was very famous for the loyalty tests Rahul used to do in the show. Rahul worked in 104.8 OYE! FM until 2015 when he switched to FEVER 104 FM.
FEVER 104 FM
Rahul joined FEVER 104 FM in 2015 and started hosting a show titled "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" which stands #1 in night shows across Delhi NCR from the very first day of its launch and due to its increasing popularity, FEVER 104's management had decided to play it across 7 more fever stations of UP. Rahul is still (in August 2016) working with FEVER 104 FM.
In 2015, Rahul got his first opportunity to work on television. Rahul hosted shows for AAJ TAK doing celebrity interviews. In same year, Rahul hosted a couple of more shows at AAJ TAK TEZ titled "Mujhe Kuch Kehna HAI" and the other one was a News show.
|2009||Limca Book Of Record||For continuously hosting a radio show for 105 hours|
|2015||Best RJ Award by All Journalists Association||For Best RJ|
|2016||Delhi Ratan Award||For Best RJ|
|2016||Media Achievers Award||For Best RJ|
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