Badshah (Rapper): Career, Achievements, Early Life & More

Badshah is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from India. In the Hindi, Punjabi, and Haryanvi music industries, he is well-known for his rap songs. In 2006, he began his career as a member of Yo Yo Honey Singh‘s hip-hop ensemble Mafia Mundeer. Subsequently, he quit the band and made his solo debut in 2012 with the Haryanvi song Kar Gayi Chull. In addition to numerous other Bollywood films, Badshah has sung songs for Stree, Kapoor & Sons, Good Newwz, and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.

Real NameMother: Not KnownFather: Not Known (Farmer)Sister : Aprajita Sisodia
Brother: Not AvailableWife: Jasmine Masih (m. 2012-Present)Daughter: Jessemy Grace Masih Singh
NicknameBadshah
ProfessionRapper, Singer, and Song Writer
Date of Birth19 November 1985
Age (as in 2021)36 Years
Birth PlaceNew Delhi, India
NationalityIndian
Home TownNew Delhi, India
FamilyMother: Not Known Father: Not Known (Farmer) Sister: Aprajita Sisodia
Brother: Not Available Wife: Jasmine Masih (m. 2012-Present) Daughter: Jessemy Grace Masih Singh
ReligionHinduism
AddressMumbai, Maharashtra, India

Early life and family

Badshah was born in Delhi to a Punjabi mother and a Haryana father, belonging to the Hindu Rajput dynasty. After completing his education, he gave a performance with the school choir at Bal Bharti Public School in Pitampura, Delhi. He studied math at the esteemed Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi before transferring to PEC, Chandigarh, to pursue civil engineering. It was then that he was introduced to contemporary Punjabi music, which encouraged him to pursue rap writing before he became a full-time artist. He claimed that he might have become an IAS officer if he hadn’t chosen to pursue a career as a rapper.

In 2020, he and Jasmine got divorced from each other. Together, they are parents to Jessemy Grace Masih Singh, who was born on January 11, 2017.

Education Details and More

SchoolBal Bharti Public School, Delhi
CollegeBanaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar PradeshPunjab Engineering College, Chandigarh
Educational QualificationCollege dropout
DebutFilm : Khandaani Shafakhana (2019; Actor)
AwardsPTC Punjabi Film Awards (2016) and Brit Asia TV Music Awards (2017)

Career

Joining Yo Yo Honey Singh‘s hip-hop group Mafia Mundeer in 2006 marked the beginning of Badshah’s career in the music business. This didn’t last long, though, as Badshah started putting out his own music. In 2012, his debut single was released. Since then, Badshah has collaborated with well-known vocalists on a number of hit singles and duos, including Wakhra Swag, DJ Waley Babu, Proper Patola, Saturday Saturday, Lover Boy, Buzz, and others. Numerous of his tunes were turned into all-time hits when they were used in Bollywood films.

Numerous popular Bollywood films featuring stars including Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Fawad Khan, Sonam Kapoor, and Anushka Sharma, including ABCD 2, Fugly, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, have had music created by Badshah. In the Filmfare and Mirchi Music Awards, Badshah was nominated for Best Playback Singer Male and Best Music of the Year, among other esteemed titles. He has also won a few of these honors. In addition to his widespread recognition as a rapper, singer, and songwriter, Badshah has served as a judge on Indian singing reality shows.

Achievements

  • Bollywood soundtracks for movies like Khoobsurat, Kapoor & Sons, and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania have included Badshah’s songs.
  • Badshah and Navv Inder worked together on “Wakhra Swag” in 2016, which took home the Punjabi Music Awards‘ top duo/group and most popular song of the year titles.
  • He was listed as one of the highest-paid celebrities in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 for the years 2017, 2018, and 2019.
  • As of 2020, four of Badshah’s tracks were at the top of Billboard’s World Digital Song Sales chart.
  • 2017 saw Badshah win a Brit Asia TV Music Award.
  • Badshah has demonstrated his versatility and entrepreneurial energy by venturing into the film and business industries in addition to his prosperous music career.
  • With his partnerships with leading musicians and filmmakers, Badshah has made a lasting impression on the entertainment sector.
  • He has given live performances all over the world, and the audiences adore and respect them.

Controversy

Badshah’s verbal sparring with Yo Yo Honey Singh sparked uproar. Everything took place when Singh returned to the industry with the movie “Zorawar.” A reporter questioned Honey Singh about Badshah replacing him in Bollywood as he was on a promotional trip for his movie. Honey responded, “Rolls Royce chalayi hai aapne kabhi, Rolls Royce or Nano mein bhot farak hota hai.” In response to the singer’s remarks, Badshah also stated that Nano is more common on the road than Rolls Royce and that products that the general public finds appealing tend to sell better. The two reportedly got into an argument at a party hosted by one of their close friends, which led to a nasty turn in the Cold War. The vocalists began physically abusing each other after a furious disagreement.

In August 2020, the Mumbai Police made public that the rapper had spent 72 lakh rupees to get more views on one of his music videos on YouTube in an attempt to break the record for the most views on a video in a single day. The rapper Badshah asserted that the music video for “Pagal Hai” had been viewed 75 million times on its first day of release, smashing records previously held by Taylor Swift and the Korean boy band BTS. However, Google denied his claim. Nandkumar Thakur, deputy commissioner of police, states:

The artist acknowledged that his goal was to break the record for the most views in a single day on YouTube. He gave this company Rs 72 lakh for this reason.

Later, Badshah refuted the claims and stated,

I have had a conversation with the Mumbai Police on the summons. By working with the officials and doing my own due diligence, I have helped them with their inquiries. I have vehemently refuted every accusation made against me, stating unequivocally that I neither participated in nor approved of such actions. I have total confidence in the authorities managing this case, and the inquiry process is being carried out legally. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has expressed concern for me. It is really important to me.

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