Mausiqui Studios presents


Jammu & Kashmir’s

biggest music talent hunt

Jan 2021

Is Shaurya for you?

Are you a singer with a voice that can mesmerize anyone? Or a instrumentalist whose solo rendition makes the audience dance to your tunes? If yes, then, Shaurya is just the platform for you. 



    Shaurya offers not one, but three distinct rewards for its winners:



    • The winners will take home combined prize money of INR 5 Lakhs.
    • The winners will form an exciting fusion band and get mentored by industry legends like Sukhwinder Singh, Dilshad Shaikh, and other famed names of the music world.
    • Mausiqui Studios will offer a platform & support for the band’s first music album and top national and global events and concert performances.


    Participating in Shaurya is simple – Apply, Qualify, Audition, Win! Just follow the steps given below:   

    Audition Eligibility Criteria

    • You should be current permanent residents of Jammu & Kashmir, or be born in the Union Territory
    • You should be older than 18 years and younger than 35 years as on 1st Jan 2021
    • You should be a vocalist or an instrumentalist (or both)
    • You should be certified Covid-negative (An original medical certificate is mandatory for entry to on-ground auditions)

    Online Application & Qualifier Process


    Step 1: Make a video of your musical talent

    If you are a singer, send us a video of you singing. If you are a musician, send us a video of you playing an instrument. If you can do both, send a video of that.


    Step 2: Share the video with us

    Whatsapp us your video on +91 9820658000 or +91 9820659000 with your details in the format below: 

    • Full Name: XXXXXX
    • Date Of Birth: XXXXX
    • Email ID: XXXXXX
    • Mobile Number: +91-XXXXXXXXXX
    • Local Address: XXXXXXX
    • Attachment 1:  Scanned image of your Aadhar card or Voter ID


    Step 3: If shortlisted, come for on-ground auditions

    If our judges love your video, you’ll an invitation call from us for the on-ground auditions.



    On-ground Application & Qualifier Process

    If you are unable to send us a video (or miss the timelines for online qualifier process), do not worry & come for the on-ground auditions anyway.

    Mausiki studios will arrange for qualifier during on-ground auditions, and shortlisted candidates will be auditioned (just like candidates shortlisted online). Please carry your photo ID with date of birth and current local address mentioned to the venue. 

    For more details, watch out this page regularly.





    7th and 8th January, 2021


    Registrations will open at 10am and close at 1pm


    Abhinav Theatre



    Srinagar City


    10th and 11th January, 2021



    Registrations will open at 10am and close at 1pm



    Note: The date , time and venue are subject to modification as per directions from the local authority. Kindly keep checking this section regularly for latest updates. 



    Sukhwinder Singh

    Chief Mentor

    Sukhwinder Singh is an internationally acclaimed Indian playback singer. In his illustrious career spanning two decades, Sukhwinder has lent his voice to songs in various languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Marathi & Urdu.

    Sukhwinder’s discography includes international chartbusters like “Jai Ho” from the film Slumdog Millionaire and “Chaiyya Chaiyya” from Mani Ratnam’s 1998 film Dil Se…

    His songs have won many accolades like Academy Award for Best Original Song, Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, and multiple Filmfare and other awards.

    Naseem -ul-Haq

    Audition Judge 

    Naseem -ul-Haq is a renowned Kashmiri Singer and Music Composer. His light classical style of singing is highly popular.

    Naseem has represented music from Jammu & Kashmir internationally, and has been recognised by Senators of Australia and New Zealand for sharing Kashmiri Folk Music with the world. He has also been honored as a A-grade artist by All India Radio, DD Kashmir and DD National among others.

    Naseem currently serves as the Cultural Officer of the School Education Department of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. 



    Ms. Shazia Bashir

    Audition Judge

    Shazia is a renowned singer from Anantnag, with performances across Australia, UK, Dubai, Turkey, and in India’s Zee SaReGaMa, among others. 

    Shazia is the recipient of the title “Best singer 2007” in a singing competition Named “Miley Sur” (DD Kashmir), “Ustad Bismillah Khan Award”, Best Female vocalist honor from Sangeet Natak Academy and Nayeem Akhter Memorial Award and many more. 

    Shazia has been felicitated by the Hon. Minister for Agriculture, J&K Government, Taj Group of Hotels. She has also been honoured to judge for “Jashne Baramullah” and “Choona hai Aasmaan”, famed music talent hunt events.  




    Mausiqui is Music!  Mausiqui is Love! Mausiqui is Life!

     Mausiqui Studios is a music label built by those who love, live, and breathe music. Dilshad Shaikh and Akshay Asthana started Mausiqui Studios to provide a platform for untapped talent from Jammu & Kashmir. Mausiqui studios’ vision is to take the musical talent from Paradise on Earth to the World.

     Love Music? Join us on our journey.

    Dilshad Shaikh

    Dilshaad has composed music for various films and has collaborated with AR Rahman on hits like  ‘Rang De Basanti,’ ‘Blue,’ and ‘Kisna. Dilshaad has been associated with AR Rahman for over 13 years.

    Dilshad Shaikh

    Dilshaad has composed music for various films and has collaborated with AR Rahman on hits like  ‘Rang De Basanti,’ ‘Blue,’ and ‘Kisna. Dilshaad has been associated with AR Rahman for over 13 years.

    Akshay Asthana

    Akshay Asthana is a marketing and advertising professional who has built over 50 brands with the top global marketing agencies

    Raashid Zaffar Doolwal

    Rashid has worked on legal cases for prestigious clients in the Media/Entertainment industry such as Indian Performing Rights Society, Phonographic Performance Ltd, Indian Music Industry & many noted studios & banners.


    FAQs on Eligibility

    Q. Do I need to have a permanent address in J&K to participate?

    A. Only permanent residents of J&K or people born in J&K can participate in the talent hunt.



    Q.  Is there an age-group for being eligible for participation? 

    A. Contestants should be over 18 years of age and below 35 years are eligible to participate in the talent hunt.

    Q.  Can working professionals participate? 

    A. Yes, at the talent-hunt stage, all adult local citizens including students, working professionals and homemakers are welcome to apply. Contestants currently with Indian Armed Forces should contact the organizing team for any additional criteria. 

    FAQs on Participation

    Q. How do I enter the talent hunt?

    A. A contestant can enter the talent hunt, either through online auditions or through on-ground auditions in the cities of Srinagar or Jammu. The details of these auditions is given in the sections above.



    Q. Do sending a video mandatory, or can I directly come for on-ground auditions?

    A. Contestants can enter the talent hunt either by sending their videos and details  in prescribed form through WhatsApp or can enter directly through on-ground auditions in Srinagar or Jammu on specified dates. 



    Q. How long should my online audition video be?

    A. The organizers have not stated any time limit for the video for online auditions. It is recommended that the video be long enough for the judges to gauge the talent of the artist, at the same time be concise enough for transfer via WhatsApp.



    Q. What identity proofs do I need to submit to participate?

    A. Voter ID or Aadhar can be submitted as identity proofs for participating in the talent hunt.

    FAQs on Event Facilities

    Q.  Will the organizers reimburse my travel or other expenses for the audition?

    A.  No. The organizers will not reimburse any personal expenses incurred by the contestant like travel, lodging etc. for the auditions.



    Q. Do I have to pay any fee to enter the talent hunt?

    A. No. Contestants do not have to pay any fee whatsoever to enter the talent hunt. The contestants have to bear personal expenses they may incur for their travel etc.

    FAQs on Key Dates

    Q. Where and when are on-ground auditions scheduled?

    On-ground auditions would be conducted in the cities of Srinagar and Jammu as per the date and time mentioned in the sections above. 

    Q. When will the results for the online qualifier & on-ground auditions be declared?

    A. The expected dates of the online qualifier and on-ground auditions will be released shortly on this website.