Founder and CEO
Highly self-motivated and patient, Nitika has a work experience of 12 years in diverse domains. She began her career at Wipro and later, joined EXL services where she managed the IT Sales Department. Nitika has also worked in the creative space of Branding&Marketing. She has handled brand space selling and customer engagement programmes for Mastercard and American Express India. Nitika’s interest in CSR work with Bharti Foundation in facilitating partnerships & alliances.
Born in Saharunpur, UP and brought up in Lucknow, Nitika currently lives in Delhi. She is an alumna of Amity University, Noida where she was the university topper and she was awarded scholarship during her college years. Nitika completed her MBA in Information Systems from UPES, Dehrudun. Despite having technical expertise, Nitika was always inclined towards directly interacting with people and wanted to do something different for them. Khoj is aligned with this vision. Family and friends mean the world to her. Her daughter, Aruniti, is the love of her life. If you are Nitika’s friend, she would go out of her way to ward off all your troubles. If you ask her pet dog’s name(Simba), you will know she is a Lion King fan. Chirpy since childhood, Nitika is a good host especially at the dining table. A true Scorpion, she is passionate and powerful.
Nitika is gifted with a melodious voice and plans to pursue her PhD in Hindustani Classical Music. A Bollywood song that best defines her Bohemian soul is Sunidhi Chauhan’s Piku.
An enthusiastic intern, Love is a student of Masters in Design at NIFT, Kannur. He is the creative brain behind the unique style of the photo shoots and the web designs. On the very first day of his internship, Love came up with the idea for our tagline ‘shehar gully nukkad.’ Love loves things which tell a story and Khoj became the perfect fit for him as we explore and seek for art rooted in the cultural history. Love is the painters brush stroke on canvas where different colours are mixed and matched. He is a multi-talented multi-tasker. Born and brought up in Delhi, Love has his roots in the Pakistani Punjabi culture. An Art & Aesthetics lover, Love is a Kathak dancer and a former indigenous model. A perfectionist, he never leaves his work until the satisfaction level gets beyond perfect. Love can be as dramatic as KJos movies, sometimes. His expressions might make you want to call up Ekta Kapoor. You can never be bored with him. He brings fun to work. The Bollywood song that defines his peppiness is Madhuri Dixit iconic Ekk Do Teeen.
Creative Digital Officer
An alumna of Miranda House, Delhi University, Sujata heads the social media and is always up with inventive ideas for new posts and partnerships. If you wish to connect or collaborate with us, you know exactly whom to contact now. Sujata was moved with the idea of Khoj.City as a venture that seeks to unearth the treasure of traditional art forms and happily chose to be a part of the team. Born in Bengaluru and brought up in Delhi, Sujata is like ‘titli’ (butterfly). Full of life and full of fun, she loves to meet new people and travel. She is a lively and bubbly person you would want to befriend. Dance is a passion for Sujata. If you know she has some free time, you might find her dancing, handcrafting dream catchers or chitchatting with friends. If you are an Atif Aslam fan, you two would make a great team. She is someone who might ask you not to talk to her because if you do, she can go on for hours non-stop. A Bollywood song that best describes her lively nature is ‘Masakali’ from the movie, Delhi-6.
Creative Content Writer
A keen and curious intern, Shalini is an alumna of Miranda House, Delhi University. She is currently pursuing Master’s in English at Ambedkar University Delhi. She is the creative pen behind the words that aptly capture the essence of Khoj. Shalini has won numerous awards and accolades in her school and college for her writing skills. Born and brought up in the city of Bhagalpur in Bihar, she connects with the idea behind Khoj as it gives an opportunity to craftspeople from small towns to showcase their magic to a wider audience. Shalini is full of empathy and strives to be of help. She is a nature lover. In her free time, she likes to brood over things, sitting at a nice spot. It might take you a while to bring her back from the maze of thoughts. Being a literature student, she is an avid reader and also pens down meaningful sentences occasionally. The Bollywood song that best describes Shalini’s spirited nature is Shreya Ghoshal’s “Hum toh aise hain bhaiyya”.
An alumnus of Punjab Technical University(Bachelors in multimedia), Prashant hails from Ranchi. He is someone who always loved being behind the camera. He is to be credited for the photographs that we are in such awe of. When Khoj was at its nascent stage, Prashant found the idea very innovative and unique as it supports the artists from different part of the country. He saw a golden opportunity to grow and learn as part of the team. If you catch him in leisure, you might spot him disappearing with his best friend (his camera!). You may also hear him hum his favourite tunes as he takes a stroll in his nearest park. A quiet and composed person, Prashant hardly ever loses his temper. A Bollywood song that best suits his calm personality is Arijit Singh’s “Khamoshiyaan.”
A creative and imaginative intern, Arjun is currently studying Fashion Designing at NIFT, Kannur. Born and brought up in the small and beautiful village of Irrity in Kannur ,Kerala, Arjun loves to explore and sketch. At Khoj, Arjun thinks he found his call. He illustrates as a part of a team of explorers. The picturesque paintings and sketches at Khoj are his works of art. If you are looking for Arjun on a holiday or weekend, you might find him browsing interesting locations to set his travel goals. Arjun is someone who is absolutely crazy about street wear fashion and has a fetish for caps and shoes. A lone traveller and trained swimmer, Arjun describes himself as “fun loving, caring but annoying.” A Bollywood song that best describes him is “Matargashti” from the film, Tamasha.