Niles Hollowell-Dhar (born 6 October 1988), better known by his stage name KSHMR (pronounced "Kashmir"; sometimes stylized as KSHМЯ), is an American DJ, record producer and musician from Berkeley, California. He was ranked at 23rd on DJ Mag's 2015 Top 100 DJs and was awarded "The Highest New Entry". His place elevated to 12th in the Top 100 DJs of 2016.
Hollowell-Dhar is from Berkeley of California, United States and is the son of an Indian immigrant. He got his stage name from the state of Jammu and Kashmir also referred to as, "paradise on earth." He was originally part of the hip-hop production duo, The Cataracs with David Singer-Vine, releasing hits such as; "Like a G6" with Far East Movement, "Bass Down Low" with DEV, and Selena Gomez's second hit off her debut album "Stars Dance." Hollowell-Dhar has been producing electronic music under his own alias following Singer-Vine's departure from the duo in 2014. It was just 2014 when Hollowell-Dhar debuted solo, and in 2015 landed number 23 on DJ magazine's Top 100 DJ's of the year, also he earned himself the award for highest new entry of the year. He also took the stage at the hottest event of the season, Coachella, sharing his beats with the young and festival fashion clad. Hollowell-Dhar currently uses the Ableton Live 9. With the Cataracs he used Propellerhead Reason. Hollowell-Dhar's position in the DJ Magazine's Top 100 DJ's of 2016 increased by 11 to be placed at 12th and he also claimed an award for the Highest Live Act.