On April 13, 2019, within a year of launching his event management company, Topshot Events LLC, talented entrepreneur Vinay Singh was on stage with his launch event, “Jai Ho! Bollywood Fusion Night.” The night was a dream-come-true. Vinay is a talented entrepreneur and entertainment executive, whose work in Bollywood has transformed communities and enhanced cultural growth. Today, the founder of Topshot Events, Topshot Life, and ComedyFizz, Vinay, who hails from Bareilly, (U.P.) India, a small North Indian town, has proudly been recognized for his work at charity galas and concerts across Texas.
Working Against Odds in Life
Vinay started becoming interested in music and social events at a very young age. His love for this art form became evident to him right then and there. But, owing to cultural restrictions of that time, he was not able to pursue his career in the entertainment industry. Some years later, as a college student he was elected the head of his college’s Cultural Festival Committee. In that role, Vinay got introduced to the behind-the-scenes aspect of cultural events. He organized, planned and coordinated the 3-day annual cultural event and, at the same time, realized his skills and interest also lay in the purview of event management.
He says of that time, “I was at my peak for developing my love for music, dance, and event planning.”
A ‘TopShot Events’ is Born
Vinay started working on the idea of his own events & entertainment company once he moved to Dallas, Texas after coming to the US in 2007 to pursue a career in IT. He began with volunteering at Bollywood concerts and his first opportunity to work on event management came with a star-studded show called “Dabang” in 2018. Vinay considers that a “mesmerizing” experience, where he got to work with some of the biggest names in Bollywood.
The experience rekindled in him the desire to turn his dream into a reality. So, along with some of the talented professional friends that he had befriended on his way, Vinay launched his company, Topshot Events LLC in December 2018. The goal was “to have a launch event that was unique, elegant and a benchmark.” And that brings us to “Jai Ho! Bollywood Fusion Night”, where Vinay got to invite his favorite dancer, the talented Lauren Gottlieb to perform. Another good friend of his, popular Bollywood DJ from Portland, Prashant Kakad, was also invited to perform.
“Jai Ho” was a very successful red-carpet event, which positioned Vinay to make it even bigger and better in the US entertainment industry. Having organized 14 different Bollywood nights with different themes, catering to the unique interests of the South Asian audience in Dallas, one can say that Vinay has gone from strength to strength! Topshot Events has successfully executed events with some of the greatest singers of our times like Harbhajan Mann, Shreya Ghoshal, Guru Randhawa and Ali Zafar.
Talking about their work ethics, Vinay says, “All our events are taken very seriously by incorporating needed steps including production, venue, promotions, creativity, and security, to name a few. The safety and comfort of our DJs, artistes, guests & patrons takes priority in all our events.”
Awards & Honors
Vinay Singh has received a number of awards and honors for the services rendered to the entertainment industry and to the community. These include –
1. Award from former Miss World Manushi Chhillar in February 2019 at Arya Dance Academy’s 4th Annual Charity Gala;
2. At the Shreya Ghoshal Concert from the Sunglow Entertainment in August 2019;
3. From Meenakshi Sheshadri in February 2020 at Arya Dance Academy’s 5th Annual Charity Gala.
After realizing his potential in the entertainment industry, Vinay has been itching to take on new challenges and branch out in new areas of event management. His company is planning to host live EDM, Hip-Hop, Latin and fusion DJ night events. Topshot Events has grown to become an event, entertainment and production company and in 2020, Vinay has successfully established Topshot’s sister brands, ComedyFizz and Topshot Life.
ComedyFizz offers stand-up comedy at different venues in DFW and beyond while Topshot=Life is a grand version focusing on honing dreamers, entertainer and local talent.
Topshot Life is a new age Record Label and a unique entertainment platform, in keeping with the spirit of our organization, that is to focus on bringing in emerging talents. At Topshot Life, we have artists and influencers with diverse talents. Describing Topshot Life, Vinay says, “Topshot Life is a new diverse entertainment experience to the global audience and we would love the world know about our previous and new releases.” He also informed that this venture would focus on services like music distribution, music/video production, artist branding by collaborating with topnotch industry professionals. The group’s past release, Instagram Model, is now trending on TikTok with over 10k videos already made by users. The music video for this song will be released in July 2020.
A new release on this platform is also in the pipeline for June, 2020. Speaking about that, Vinay said, “We are excited about a new Telugu music video, which will be a new flavor for our Telugu music lovers and audience.” There are other future releases being finalized as well, which will see even bigger collaborations between artists and major music labels.
Speaking about his journey so far, Vinay reminiscences, “Topshot Events has come a very long way since our launch that would not have been possible without the support and encouragement from my family, from my Topshot team, friends and amazing Dallas audiences.”
For fellow dreamers and those aspiring to reach the spotlight, Vinay says, “A dream is only a dream and will remain so if you do not take steps to make that dream a reality. If you have a strong passion, you have an obligation to yourself to develop that passion and let it grow. Passions and dreams do not always happen overnight. Get involved with others who have the same passion and learn everything you possibly can. Over time, you might just discover a small sprout that took root and became a might Oak Tree!”
You can get in touch with Vinay Singh on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.