KRSNA (Rapper): Delhi’s Rap Maestro, From Delhi To Global Stardom

Rapper and composer Krishna Kaul, originally from New Delhi, India, is best known by his stage name KRSNA (stylized as KR$NA). Before that, he went by the name YoungProzpekt. Under the stage name Prozpekt, he was among the first rappers to appear in the Indian hip-hop scene in the mid-2000s. In addition, he had a cameo as himself in the 2019 Bollywood film Gully Boy. Along with his notorious beef in the Desi hip-hop scene, he is well-known for the lyrical and technical aspects of his rapping.

NameKrishna Kaul
Nick NameKrsna, Young Prozpekt
ProfessionRapper
Date of Birth4 October 1987
Place Of BirthDelhi, India
NationalityIndian
Zodiac SignLibra
Height5 feet 7 inches
FamilyFather –Mother – Sumita KaulSister –Brother –
Relationship StatusUnmarried
SchoolingNot Known
CollegeHansraj College St. Xavier’s College
Education QualificationsGraduate
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Early Life

On October 4, 1989, in New Delhi, Krishna Kaul was born into a family of Kashmiri Pandits. He mentions this in his songs and interviews. He was educated for a few years in South London, where he also lived for a portion of his early years. Kaul began composing rap lyrics at the age of 14, having grown up listening to hip-hop music from a young age. He attempted to fit in with the other kids by engaging in rap fights at school. He discusses this time in his life in his song Dream.

Career

In 2006, Kaul began producing music and posting it on his MySpace profile. By 2008, he had amassed a modest following in New Delhi and had been featured on tracks by American and Canadian musicians. His first taste of fame appeared when the music video for “Kaisa Mera Desh” was released in 2010. It was the first Indian hip-hop song to be featured on YouTube, and it quickly rose to the #2 spot as one of the most-watched music videos in India. In 2013, he also collaborated with the global NGO Save The Children to create the song “Vijay“.

Following infrequent releases on the underground scene, Kaul changed his stage name from Prozpekt to KR$NA in 2013 upon landing a record deal with Universal Music. His first record, Sellout, was an all-English album published by Universal Music in May 2014, with the lead track “Last Night” reaching the fifth rank on the Vh1 Music Charts in India. Kaul became the first hip-hop performer in India to tour five cities with a band in support of an album. Subsequently, the music video for the lead single “Sellout” was launched; nevertheless, its influence was limited by the label’s decreasing budget and poor promotion.

With the release of “Vyanjan” in Hindi in 2016, Kaul made a comeback after a two-year hiatus. Following the song’s popularity, he signed with the artist management company DNH (now KALAMKAAR) Artists in 2017 and later joined as a partner in 2018. Among the acts they represent are Ankit Khanna and Raftaar.

In January 2021, KR$NA was a featured artist on the song “Crossroads” by American rapper Hi-Rez, which also featured Royce da 5’9″.

His song “Roll Up” with Badshah from the album “Still Here” amassed over 10 million views on YouTube in less than a month.

Krsna Net Worth

One of the wealthiest rappers and a prominent figure in the Rap scene is Krsna. Based on our research of data from Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Krsna’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million.

Net Worth in 2023$1 Million – $5 Million

Facts/Trivia

  • He used to perform under the stage name YoungProzpekt.
  • Among his other stage names are Dollar Sign, Prozpekt, and Krsna.
  • He started rapping at the age of fourteen.
  • Krishna has worked with AK Projekts, Universal, Zee, and KALAMKAAR, among other musical companies.
  • He wrote his first few lines on a piece of tissue paper.
  • 2013 saw him work with the global non-governmental organization Save the Children to release the song “Vijay.”
  • 2019’s “Gully Boy Voice of the Streets” episode 4 featured him.

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