Nikhil Chinapa’s official Twitter bio describes him as a scuba enthusiast, a dance music fanatic and MTV mascot – and rightly so. For over 10 years, Nikhil has been one of TV’s best-known video jockeys, bowling audiences over with his razor-sharp wit. After hosting shows like
, Nikhil is now one of the presenters of the reality show
India’s Got Talent: Khoj 2
One word that describes you best?
Which superhero would you like to be and why?
Stupendous Man – you’d know if you’ve read the Calvin and Hobbes series by Bill Watterson.
If a traffic constable hauls you up, what will you do?
I’m the most law-abiding person on planet Earth.
What makes you feel sexy?
I’m a guy. I don’t try to feel sexy. You are confusing me with one of Bollywood’s metrosexual brigade.
You get high on…
Music, bungee jumping and scuba diving... not necessarily in that order and never together.
The colour ‘pink’ for you is…
The colour pink is the colour pink… not rocket science.
What did you do with your first pay cheque?
My first paycheck was R 150 and what do you think I did with that? Paid the deposit of my Beverly Hills mansion of course!
The one law you would break if you could get away with it?
Party beyond the time limit; we are always trying to extend our party time by a few hours.
If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have chosen?
I’m very happy with my name, Nikhil.
What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?
A white grasshopper.
You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
A horse, because I love horses.
Earth’s crowded and full of trash. Choose another planet.
Krypton. I’d like to colonise the dark side of the moon. Pink Floyd created an album by that name so I think it's a good idea.
If you could be born either rich or intelligent, which one would you choose?
Intelligent. If I have that, I can be rich.
What makes your day?
A perfect cup of coffee.
What screws it up?
Working with somebody with bad body odour.
When your knees go weak and your stomach gets squeaky and you sweat a little. It could be malaria, so better get the blood tests done.
Do you love Luv Storys?
No, I just live one…
If you were the last person left on earth, what would you do?
Go scuba diving and make friends with fish.