King: India’s Renowned Rapper and Rising Star’s Journey

Indian rapper, vocalist, and hip-hop performer Arpan Kumar Chandel (often referred to as King or King Rocco). He started performing at a very young age and is now among the most successful rappers in the country.

2019 saw him rise to fame as one of the top five competitors on MTV’s reality series “MTV Hustle.” King, who is 24 years old, is a well-liked and respected person in India. He began performing music at an early age, having been born in New Delhi.

King’s rise to prominence started in 2019 when he made an appearance on the well-liked TV show MTV Hustle. He earned popularity fast after performing for judges Raftaar, Raja Kumari, and Nucleya. The artist is also known as King Hustle and Badnaam Raja. Arpan Kumar Chandel is his true name. King’s participation in MTV Hustle 2.0 in 2021 solidified his position as a rising star in the Indian music industry.

Arpan was born and reared in New Delhi, and around the age of eight, he developed a fascination for rap. After putting in a lot of effort to realize his dream, he eventually became well-known thanks to his popular YouTube channel. King is still inspiring people with his songs today as a well-known performer in India.  

Celebrity TypeRapper, Singer
Age24 years as of 2022
Date Of BirthNA
Zodiac SignNA
CityUttar Pradesh, India
Height6 feet 0 inches
Notable WorkTu Aake Dekhle, Gumshuda, Oops, Maan Meri Jaan
Net Worth in rupeesRs 12 Crores
Net Worth$1.5 million


In 2012, he started the “King Rocco” YouTube account, and his debut video, “Boombass,” was uploaded in 2015. He received a silver play button for his YouTube account in 2019. On October 5, 2018, he released “Circumstances,” his debut album. Among the tracks on the CD are “She Know,” “Red Dirt State,” “The Divison,” and “Clearly By Now.”

He was employed by the government before he decided to pursue a career as a professional singer and rapper. He presented a screening for the MTV Hustle reality TV series in 2019. He submitted his digital audition and rap videos to the MTV Hustle producers. Eminent Indian rappers Raftaar, Raja Kumari, Nucleya, and Naezy judged the final round of auditions. And Raftaar was chosen. King became the first contestant to reach the Top 15 with his performance of “Mai Khoya Rahu” in the audition round. He was one of the top five competitors on the show.

His album “The Gorilla Bounce,” which included the tracks “Casanova,” “Main Bas Kehti Nahi,” “Era,” and “Tera Hua Na Mai Kabhi,” was released in 2021.

King Rocco MTV Hustle 2019

In 219, King Rocco made his television debut on the MTV series Hustle. He performed in front of well-known performers including Raja Kumari, Nucleya, and Raftaar.  After he took the stage for his first solo, Nucleya invited him to work on his album.

Education Qualification, School & College

Chandel went to Vinay Marg Navyug Secondary School in New Delhi. He dropped out of college early, earning a Bachelor of Arts, but chose to concentrate on growing his rap career.

Educational QualificationCollege Dropout
SchoolVinay Marg Navyug Secondary School, New Delhi
College/ UniversityDyal Singh College, New Delhi

Lesser Known Facts About King Rocco

He was able to take part in MTV Hustle because of his social media reputation.

The 2020 publication of THE CARNIVAL series by King Rocco was eagerly awaited by the public.

He is  connected to his audience and fans via stage shows and YouTube platform

His YouTube account has more than 1.44 million subscribers.

He plays football competitively.

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