Nihal's love of music started a journey that took in rapping, music PR, journalsim, DJing and ultimately TV and Radio presenting.
Essex born Nihal started promoting rap shows while still doing his 'A' Levels. By the time he had graduated he was working in music PR for artists as diverse as Nitin Sawhney, Judge Jules and Elton John, as well as the groundbreaking label Outcaste Records.
Nihal is also an artist in his own right, and has rapped with Fun Da Mental, Sona Family and Badmarsh & Shri. He has also DJed all over the world.
Since graduating Nihal has worked as a music journalist, writing for Asiana, Eastern Eye, Mixmag and the Observer. His expertise has seen him in demand on TV and he has appeared on 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks', Channel 4 Documentaries, as well as presenting BBC 2's Desi DNA.
In 2007 Nihal began presenting the mid-morning phone-in show on BBC Asian Network, before moving to his current afternoon slot. In 2010 his show won a Sony Gold Award for 'Best Speech Programme'. He also presents The Review Show and Nihal on BBC Radio 1, where he continues to help promote Asian music.
Away from music and broadcasting, Football is his other great love. Nihal went to the same school as Glenn Hoddle so there was never any doubt that he was going to be a die-hard Spurs fan. His passion for sport saw him become a cultural ambassador for the successful London 2012 Olympic Bid.