Wired Production Group Supports University of Iowa’s 21st Annual Nachte Raho

Since 2003, students in the UI Indian Student Alliance have brought an annual dance showcase to the University of Iowa campus. This Bollywood Fusion dance competition called Nachte Raho is recognized as one of the largest Bollywood fusion dance competitions in the Midwest. 

Nachte Raho has grown in popularity, with participating dance groups and attendees coming from across the country. A change of venue was needed to accommodate the growing event back in 2018. Nachte Raho was previously hosted at the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus but has since moved to Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City. 

Traditionally, eight teams are chosen among various applicants to compete for a cash prize. For the competition, each team prepares an eight to ten-minute dance routine at Hancher Auditorium. These dance routines can include any sort of music choice, like hip-hop or classical music, but must always include a unique Bollywood spin.

Nachte Raho 2023 Event Recap

The 2023 Nachte Raho event was held on Saturday, January 25th. Participating groups included UC Berkeley’s AZAAD, UW Madison’s SURMA, Brown University’s BADMAASH, UT Austin’s TEXAS MOHINI, Washington University’s CHAAHAT, Georgia Institute of Technology’s SATRANGI, University of Michigan’s TAAL, and University of Texas at Dallas’ LAKSH as well as an exhibition performance from University of Iowa’s ANDHI

Students from UTD Laksh gather together while cheering to celebrate their first-place award

Congratulations to the 2023 winners: Texas Mohini (3rd place), UCB Azaad (2nd place), and UTD Laksh (1st place)! You can follow Nachte Raho on Facebook or Instagram for up-to-date information on future events.

About the University of Iowa Indian Student Alliance

The University of Iowa (UI) Indian Student Alliance is dedicated to embracing diversity and bringing unity to the UI community through their celebrations of Indian culture and events. The Indian Student Alliance is one of the largest student-led organizations on the UI campus as they represent over 1,000 students, faculty, staff, and community members. Membership is not limited – any individual who shares an interest in supporting Indian culture and being an active part of the organization is welcome.


Each year, the Indian Student Alliance produces four events in collaboration with other student organizations. This includes Nachte Raho, GRBB, Diwali, and Gathe Raho. This is in addition to various social, educational, and philanthropic events. Wired Production Group proudly supports the UI Indian Student Alliance and Nachte Raho.