Badshah

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This article is about the Indian rapper. For the title, see Padishah.
Badshah
Birth name Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia
Also known as Badshah
Born Delhi, India
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2006–present
Associated acts Siddhant Awasthi (Feat)Konch
Website facebook.com/OfficialBadshah

Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, better known by his stage name Badshah,[1][2][3] is an Indian rapper known for his Hindi, Haryanvi, and Punjabi songs.[4] He started his career in 2006 alongside Yo Yo Honey Singh in his group Mafia Mundeer and gained spontaneous popularity among youth. He stopped working with Honey in 2012. His music has been featured in Bollywood soundtracks for films such as the 2014 film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.[5] and Sonam Kapoor starrer Khoobsurat (2014).[6] He has also collaborated with artists such as Gippy Grewal,[7] Diljeet Dosanjh, Manj Musik, Raftaar (singer), Navv Inder and Aastha Gill among others. His song, "DJ Waley Babu" was ranked number three within 24 hours of the release on the platform. The song also crossed a million views on Youtube within 30 hours.[8] In 2016, he collaborated with Inder on Wakhra Swag which won the 2016 Punjabi Music Awards for best duo/group and most popular song of the year award.[9][10]

Early life[edit]

Badshah was born as Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia in Delhi. His father is from Haryana and his mother is Punjabi.[11] He did his schooling from Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, Delhi where he used to perform on his school choir.[12] Prior to becoming a full-time musician he received education to become a civil engineer from PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh during which he was exposed to new Punjabi music which promoted him to take on rap writing. He has stated that if he had not become a rapper, he would "have been an IAS officer".[13][14][15]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Artist Music Director Label
2012, Oct Born Star Deep Money Badshah, Sachh T-Series
2013, September Terminator Various Badshah Sony Music India
2014, January Reel -Purani Reejh Veet Baljit Badshah Speed Records
2014, October Band Botal Inder Nagra Badshah Speed Records

Film soundtracks[edit]

Year Movie Song(s) Co-Singer(s) Music Director
2013 Bikkar Bai Sentimental "Kar Fateh" JSL Singh JSL Singh
2014 Jatt James Bond "Tu Meri Baby Doll" Gippy Grewal Surinder Rattan
Fugly "Dhup Chikk" Raftaar, Aastha Gill Raftaar
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania "Saturday-Saturday" Indeep Bakshi, Akriti Kakkar The Titans
Khoobsoorat "Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai" Aastha Gill Badshah
2015 ABCD 2 "Vande Mataram" Daler Mehndi, Tanishka Sanghvi, Divya Kumar Sachin–Jigar
Second Hand Husband "Bad Baby" Gippy Grewal Badshah
Bajrangi Bhaijaan "Selfie Le Le Re" Vishal Dadlani, Nakash Aziz, Pritam Pritam
All Is Well "Chaar Shanivaar" Vishal Dadlani, Armaan Malik Amaal Mallik
Vedalam "Aaluma Doluma" Anirudh Ravichander Anirudh Ravichander
Jazbaa "Aaj Raat Ka Scene" Shraddha Pandit Badshah
2016 Sanam Re "Akkad Bakkad" Neha Kakkar Badshah
Teraa Surroor "Teri Yaad" Himesh Reshammiya Himesh Reshammiya
Kapoor & Sons "Kar Gai Chull" Sukriti Kakkar, Neha Kakkar, Fazilpuria, Badshah Badshah (Recreated By Amaal Mallik)
Sultan "Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai" Vishal Dadlani, Shalmali Kholgade, Ishita Vishal-Shekhar
Baar Baar Dekho "Kala Chashma" Amar Arshi, Neha Kakkar Badshah (Recreated)
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil "The Breakup Song" Arijit Singh, Jonita Gandhi, Nakash Aziz Pritam
Kaptaan "Oscar" Gippy Grewal B.Praak

References[edit]

  1. ^ Badshah Live Musical Concert – Ft. Aastha Gill & DJ Rebirth on 21st Feb. EdYouCatives (2016-02-19)
  2. ^ Packed in promise | chandigarh. Hindustan Times (2014-01-05). Retrieved on 2015-10-16.
  3. ^ I don’t want to compose Bollywood albums: Badshah. The Indian Express (14 June 2015). Retrieved on 2015-08-10.
  4. ^ Gupta, Priya. "Badshah uses Honey Singh's fame by giving negative statements against him". Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Maheshwri, Neha. "Saturday Saturday maker Badshah: I'm an artiste, not a preacher". Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Bhasin, Shivani. "Music Review: Badshah replaces Honey Singh but Khoobsurat's soundtrack is a mess". First Post. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  7. ^ "Gippy Grewal-Badshah collaboration 'Bad Baby' to be out soon". Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
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  9. ^ Jalandhar (May 26, 2016). "Winners of PTC Punjabi Music Awards 2016 held at Jalandhar". Yes Punjab News. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  10. ^ Amneet Kaur (May 27, 2016). "PTC Music Awards 2016- Here Is The Complete List Of Winners!". Punjabi Khurki. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  11. ^ Whenever I need inspiration, I go to Delhi: Badshah – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (2014-07-11). Retrieved on 2015-10-16.
  12. ^ Whenever I need inspiration, I go to Delhi: Badshah – The Times of India. Timesofindia.indiatimes.com (11 July 2014). Retrieved on 2015-08-10.
  13. ^ Hebbar, Prajakta. "'If I wasn't a rapper, I'd have been an IAS officer': Everything you wanted to know about Badshah, who calls himself a 'prime-time' version of Honey Singh". IBN Live. Retrieved 10 February 2015. 
  14. ^ I don't want to compose Bollywood albums: Badshah – Full News. Kerala.indiaeveryday.in. Retrieved on 10 August 2015.
  15. ^ Packed in promise. hindustantimes.com (5 January 2014). Retrieved on 2015-08-10.