Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia would have never dreamt that one day he will be popular with his stage name, Badshah. Born to a father who hails from Haryana and mother from Punjab. He did his schooling from Delhi and during school days, he participated in the school choir. The gene of music was in him since school days, but the exposure was limited. Later on, in college tenure, he got exposure in the realm of Punjabi music, and it emerged as a turning point in the life of Aditya Prateek Singh. He transformed into a relevant Indian Rapper and music composure in Punjabi, Hindi & Haryanvi music and today people recognise him as Badshah.
His stage name Badshah suits his personality and voice. He is an engineer by profession and confesses that if lady luck had not favoured him in the field of Music, he would have been in administration niche as an IAS Officer. His brilliance showed up in music.
Badshah got a break in music career in 2006 with an upcoming rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh of Punjab. He joined Yo Yo group band Mafia Mundeer, and their music was recognised by the youth and both gained name and fame.
Badshah’s independent Haryanvi number Kar Gayi Chull gained popularity, and later on, it got adapted into Bollywood movie. Since then, no looking back, his music numbers has been a ready choice for the Bollywood movie makers. His distinguished numbers found a place in Bollywood movies, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Khoobsurat, The numbers proved to be a hit and added laurels to his career.
Badshah gained remarkable feat of excellence by his debut single, “DJ Waley Babu” featuring Aastha Gill. It ranked number one on Indian itunes charts within 24 hours of its release and crossed a million views on YouTube within 30 hours of release.
He has also collaborated with artists including Gippy Grewal, Diljit Dosanjh, Manj Musik, Raftaar, Navv Inder and Aastha Gill among others.
His song with Navv Inder fetched the 2016 Punjabi Music Awards for best duo/group and most popular song of the year award.
Badshah’s strong footing in the arena of music inspired him to plunge into television production. He says that this domain enticed him and he wanted to explore this field. Badshah’s production house name is After-hours, and it will curate content for web, Film and TV niches.
Finally, he is ready with the launch of his first production web series ‘Lockdown’ on ZEE5. He has collaborated with 19 extraordinary singers to stir a musical extravaganza.
Lockdown will showcase music icons such as Raftaar, Kailash Kher, Sachin Jigar and Monali Thakur collaborating with digital sensations such as Shirley Setia, Jonita Gandhi, Raja Kumari and Mickey Singh.
The format of Lockdown is a brand new flavour for the audiences, and it will stir interest in the participants as well as audiences. It proposes to recreate 20 iconic songs in a ten episode series. Each sequence will comprise of two singers, and they will recreate two music videos in a given time of 48 hours.
ZEE had the concept of Lockdown and Badshah got the opportunity to illustrate his dream as a debutant producer under his banner Afterhours.
Lockdown is a web series to promote and showcase the exclusive talent and hence no competition and winners in the series. Everyone gets the opportunity to recreate a sensational song elucidating their ideas and concept.
Badshah is simultaneously nervous and excited for the premiere of Lockdown Zee Entertainment’s app ZEE5 proposed on 17th August 2018.
We wish Badshah a huge success on his entrepreneurial endeavours and Lockdown proves to be successful in all spheres bagging laurels for One & Only Badshah.