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Simron is the founder of Shakti Queen Beats and a Chicago-based dancer and choreographer, who has been classically trained in Bharatnatyam for 15 years, along with Hip Hop, Bhangra, and Bollywood. It all started with one of her dance videos going viral on major platforms in 2017, including Bollyshake. Since then, several of her videos have been featured on Bollyshake and she has taught workshops, choreographed for numerous events, and performed at diverse venues including The House of Blues and Metro Chicago. Aside from dancing and teaching, Simron works on the product team at a healthcare technology startup and holds her Master’s degree in computer science.


Hemani is a passionate creator. She enjoys creating content in a variety of digital forms specifically for social media. After completing her digital marketing degree from DePaul University, she joined a property technology startup as a Marketing Coordinator where she manages social media, creates social and SEO content. The only thing she’s more passionate about than creating is acting. Growing up watching Bollywood films significantly influenced her interest in acting and dancing. She enjoys combining her two interests by creating Bollywood related content as a hobby and hopes to pursue an acting career in the future.


Vishal is a creative photographer and enjoys capturing everything from nature, landscapes, portraits, and cars. You can also find him working on his car or on the golf course on any given day. Vishal currently works in operations and logistics for Amazon. He approaches every goal with an entrepreneurial, solution driven, and optimistic mindset. Vishal aspires to grow his businesses, as well as his creative skill set and endeavors.


Ahad is a freelance photographer originally from the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. He found his joy for photography on a spring break trip in 2016 and launched his own freelance photography business the following year, offering portrait and event photography to clients ranging from student groups to non-profit organizations. Ahad loves to travel, check out new coffee shops, and watch/play basketball. When he’s not doing photoshoots, Ahad is usually studying for medical school. He hopes to continue photography throughout his career and have his own studio eventually! You can check out his work at bootsphotography.myportfolio.com