IRAA Committee 2023

Anil Chopra

Anil Chopra - Founder & Chairman of IRAA

Founder of PALM Expo and PALM Conference; AV-ICN Expo and AV-ICN Summit; Music Expo; IRAA; PALM Sound & Light Awards; PALM DJ Championship.

He founded India’s first pro audio magazine Playback & Fast Forward in 1986. In its new avtaar the magazine is now called PALM technology. He was also Publisher and Editor of Studio Systems (1993) - India’s first pro video and broadcast magazine.

KJ Singh

K.J. Singh - Honorary Vice-Chairman

Over the last 35 years, KJ Singh has worked with top singers and composers of India, gaining valuable experience and insight into the working of the Indian Music and Film Industry. He has worked closely with various new artists/bands and helped them achieve their sound, get a vision, and build confidence in their abilities to make songs and sell albums.

The Mumbai based audio engineer/music producer has won the 54th National Film Award for Best Audiography and Filmfare Award for Best Sound Design for his work on the 2006 film Omkara and Pro Sound Systems - AES India Awards 2006 for Mixing/Mastering the Best Recorded Film Soundtrack for Tu Bin Bataye from the film Rang De Basanti.

Kj Singh Has worked with top music composers from the film industry such as Vishal Bhardwaj, AR Rahman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Amit Trivedi, Jagjit Singh, Hariharan, Jassi Jasbir, Kailash Kher, Sanjeev-Darshan, Neeraj Shridhar, Tauseef Akhtar, Shamir Tandon, Raghu Dixit.He has also worked as a Music & Audio Content Producer, including composing and producing sabads, songs and background music on major projects that speak for themselves, such as Sultanpur Lodi Sound & Light Show Commemorating the 550th Year of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji's Prakash Purabh, Golden Temple Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar, Punjab and Water Installation at T2 Airport Terminal, Mumbai.

KJ is also the Live Sound Engineer for composer AR Rahman's concerts since 2003 and has worked with other artists like Hari Haran, Colonial Cousins, Jagjit Singh, Indian Ocean, Rabbi Shergill, Euphoria, Parikrama, and Lucky Ali. KJ's studio career credits speak for itself, having Engineered/Mixed/Mastered Albums UNSET POINT by Vishal Bhardwaj, NASHA Hi NASHA by Sukhwinder Singh, ISHQA ISHQA by Rekha Bhardwaj, EK MOHABBAT song on TAJ by AR Rahman, and PAL by artist KK. He has also worked with some of the finest names in Sound Design/ Film Mixing such as Highlight Films, Whitelight, Genesis, Yashraj Films, Dharma Productions, Excel Entertainment, Aamir Khan Productions, and Vinod Chopra Productions to name a few. Omkara Director: Vishal Bhardwaj Produced by Big Screen Ent., Vishwaroopam Director: Kamal Hasan Produced by Rajkamal Films and Jai Ho Director: Umesh Agarwal Produced by PSBT, India to name a few. KJ has also Produced/Engineered Albums such as Pratyul Joshi Three songs Patanga, Badshah, Banjara Deepa Nair Rasiya Destination, Harshdeep Kaur Ik Onkar and Indian Ocean Kandisa and Black Friday.