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Badshah Rapper

Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia
Born New Delhi, India
  • Rapper
  • music producer
  • music composer
  • lyricist

Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, better known by his stage name Badshah,[1][2][3] is an Indian rapper and music composer known for his Hindi, Haryanvi, and Punjabi songs.[4] He started his career in 2006 alongside Yo Yo Honey Singh in his Group Band Mafia Mundeer and gained spontaneous popularity among youth. He split from Honey in 2012 and gained fame with his independent Haryanvi song Kar Gayi Chull, which was later adopted into the 2016 Bollywood movie, Kapoor & Sons. His music has been featured in Bollywood soundtracks for films such as 2014 films Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania[5] and Khoobsurat.[6]

He has also collaborated with artists such as Gippy Grewal,[7]Diljit Dosanjh, Manj Musik, Raftaar, Navv Inder and Aastha Gill among others. His debut single, "DJ Waley Babu" featuring Aastha Gill, was ranked number one on Indian i-tunes charts within 24 hours of the release. The song also crossed a million views on YouTube within 30 hours.[8] In 2016, he collaborated with Navv 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

Badshah was born as Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia in Delhi, to a father from Haryana and mother from Punjab.[11] He is married to Jasmine.[12]

He completed his schooling from Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, Delhi where he used to perform on his school choir.[11] 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 may "have been an IAS officer" .[13][14][15]



Year Song Label Language Note(s) Reference(s)
2012 "Saturday Saturday" (Indeep Bakshi featuring Badshah) Sony Music Entertainment Hindi [16]
2013 Proper Patola (Diljit Dosanjh featuring Badshah) Punjabi [17]
2014 "Chull" (Fazilpuria featuring Badshah) [18]
"Bandook" (with Raxstar) MTV India
2015 "Desi Hiphop" (Manj Musik featuring Roach Killer, Raxstar, Humble the Poet, Big Dhillon, Badshah, Sarb Smooth, Raftaar) [19]
"DJ Waley Babu" (featuring Aastha Gill) Sony Music Entertainment Released as ONE (Original Never Ends) [20]
"Wakhra Swag" (with Navv Inder) Times Music [21]
"Baaki Baatein Peene Baad" (Arjun Kanungo featuring Badshah) Sony Music Entertainment Hindi [22]
"Vroom Vroom" (Simranjeet Singh featuring Badshah) Punjabi
2016 "Saturday Saturday (Khul Jaaye Masti)" (featuring Arjun Kanungo & Aastha Gill) Remix of "Saturday Saturday" [23]
"Lover Boy" (Shrey Singhal featuring Badshah) T-Series Hindi [24]
"RayZR Mera Swag" (featuring Aastha Gill) Sony Music Entertainment Punjabi [25]
"Garrari Pitbull Te" (Gurinder Rai featuring Badshah)
"Driving Slow" MTV India Hindi [26]
"Move Your Body" (with Sean Paul) Zee Music Company Music by DJ Shadow Dubai [27]
2017 "Move Your Lakk" (with Diljit Dosanjh & Sonakshi Sinha) T-Series Released as promotional single for film Noor [28]
"Pop the Bottle" (with Vishal-Shekhar and Akasa Singh) Sony Music Entertainment [29]
"Mercy" Released as ONE (Original Never Ends) [30]
2018 "KareJa" (featuring Aastha Gill) Sony Music India [31]
"Buzz" (featuring Aastha Gill) [32]
"Heartless" (featuring Aastha Gill) Released as ONE (Original Never Ends) [33]
"Nain" (featuring Aastha Gill)
"Aashiq Awaara" (featuring Sunidhi Chauhan)

Awards & Nominations

Award ceremony Category Nominated Work Result Ref
10th Mirchi Music Awards Best Song Engineer (Recording & Mixing) "Mercy" from O.N.E (Album) Nominated [34]


  1. ^ Godha, Ronak (19 February 2016) Badshah Live Musical Concert - Ft. Aastha Gill & DJ Rebirth on 21st Feb. EdYouCatives
  2. ^ Packed in promise | chandigarh. Hindustan Times (5 January 2014). Retrieved on 2015-10-16.
  3. ^ I don't want to compose Bollywood albums: Badshah. The Indian Express (14 June 2015). Retrieved on 10 August 2015.
  4. ^ Gupta, Priya. "Badshah uses Honey Singh's fame by giving negative statements against him". Times of India. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ Maheshwri, Neha. "Saturday Saturday maker Badshah: I'm an artiste, not a preacher". Times of India. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ Bhasin, Shivani. "Music Review: Badshah replaces Honey Singh but Khoobsurat's soundtrack is a mess". First Post. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Gippy Grewal-Badshah collaboration 'Bad Baby' to be out soon". Times of India. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ Badshah: 'DJ waley babu' not regular party song. Times of India (28 July 2015)
  9. ^ Jalandhar (26 May 2016). "Winners of PTC Punjabi Music Awards 2016 held at Jalandhar". Yes Punjab News. Retrieved 2016.
  10. ^ Amneet Kaur (27 May 2016). "PTC Music Awards 2016- Here Is The Complete List Of Winners!". Punjabi Khurki. Retrieved 2016.
  11. ^ a b Whenever I need inspiration, I go to Delhi: Badshah, The Times of India (11 July 2014). Retrieved on 2015-10-16.
  12. ^ Did you know bad boy Badshah is a cute loving husband in real! Meet his adorable wife, Dainik Bhaskar, 16 Nov 2015.
  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 2015.
  14. ^ I don't want to compose Bollywood albums: Badshah - Full News. Retrieved on 10 August 2015.
  15. ^ Packed in promise. (5 January 2014). Retrieved on 10 August 2015.
  16. ^ Saturday Saturday by Indeep Bakshi & Badshah, 2012-08-17, retrieved
  17. ^ Proper Patola by Diljit Dosanjh, 2013-08-09, retrieved
  18. ^ Chull by Fazilpuria, 2014-06-16, retrieved
  19. ^ Desi Hiphop by Roach Killer, Raxstar, Humble the Poet, Big Dhillon, Badshah, Sarb Smooth, Raftaar, 2015-01-08, retrieved
  20. ^ Dj Waley Babu by Badshah, 2015-07-17, retrieved
  21. ^ Wakhra Swag by Badshah, Navv Inder, 2015-09-10, retrieved
  22. ^ Baaki Baatein Peene Baad (Shots) by Arjun Kanungo, 2015-09-25, retrieved
  23. ^ Saturday Saturday (Khul Jaaye Masti) by Badshah, Arjun Kanungo, Aastha Gill, 2016-03-11, retrieved
  24. ^ Lover Boy by Badshah, Shrey Singhal, 2016-04-13, retrieved
  25. ^ RayZR Mera Swag by Badshah, 2016-06-24, retrieved
  26. ^ Driving Slow by Badshah, 2016-08-17, retrieved
  27. ^ Move Your Body by Badshah, Sean Paul, 2016-12-20, retrieved
  28. ^ Move Your Lakk by Badshah, Sonakshi Sinha, Diljit Dosanjh, 2017-03-29, retrieved
  29. ^ Pop The Bottle by Vishal, Shekhar, Vishal Dadlani, Badshah, Akasa Singh, 2017-03-21, retrieved
  30. ^ Mercy by Badshah, 2017-04-01, retrieved
  31. ^ "Kareja (Kare Ja) (feat. Aastha Gill) - Badshah Song - BBC Music". BBC. Retrieved 2018.
  32. ^ "Hindi Song Buzz Remix By DJ Yogii Featuring Aastha Gill And Badshah | Entertainment - Times of India Videos". Retrieved 2018.
  33. ^ "ONE (Original Never Ends)". Gaana. Retrieved 2018.
  34. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved .

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