She may be from the hills but the plains have given her more highs than lows. Nandini Krishnan hosts MP3 on Radio Mirchi and has scores of listeners tuning in. Her video on appraisals which appeared on social media notched up more than a million hits for its humorous take on the subject. I caught up with this pocket dynamite to find out more about herself, her show and her interests.
When did radio happen for you?
When I was doing Visual Communication at Women’s Christian College (WCC), I was asked to intern at a radio station and that is when I first got into Radio Mirchi. Later while I was doing my post graduation at MOP Vaishnav, I had specialised in Radio Production and as part of the course I interned again in another station for nine months. That’s when I heard that Radio Mirchi was looking for an RJ and I immediately applied. It’s been three years now.
More about your video — Appraisal vs Aapuraisal?
I was in absolute shock when the video went viral because the video was only a trial! It was the season of appraisals and I just wanted to take a dig at it. I got really scared when the video was generously shared but when my boss said it’s a good video I was sure I wouldn’t be shown the door.
Tell us about the show that you host?
On MP3 — Mirchi Putham Pudhu Paatu, all the songs played are new songs, about three to five months old. The show content is mostly about Kollywood and also what’s hot in the city.
What interests you apart from radio?
Direction. I will surely direct a movie before I die. Also, I love watching movies. Then there is dance — I’m learning kathak at the moment.
Catch Nandini host MP3 every weekday.
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