Ankit Love

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Ankit Love
Ankit Love in Beethoven Burst.png
Ankit Love as the spaceship Captain.
Background information
Also known as Loveadovepax
Born New Delhi, India
Genres Alternative
Occupation(s) Rapper, writer and filmmaker
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2005–present
Labels Ankit Love Ltd.

Ankit Love is an Indian recording artist, writer and filmmaker. Love has been described by Nick Cannon, host of America's Got Talent as an "extraordinary artist and filmmaker...poised to take over the world with his cosmic message of universal love."[1]

Love first gained mainstream exposure in 2012 with the release of his No.1 MTV hit music video Beethoven Burst starring actress Rain Elwood,[2][3] the track was also a top 40 hit on the FMQB radio charts in the USA.[4] He is influenced by a variety of different music styles including funk, soul, rock, hip hop and dance.[3][5]

He has produced and directed his own music videos, which have been featured on VH1 and MTV,[6][7] and the short film Whale! in which he also acts. Whale! premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.[8]

Ankit Love was the founding editor-in-chief of Mist magazine.[9] In 2013, he had conceived the magazine's concept as a fashion and science publication for the metamodern age. He directed and musically scored the commercial video for Mist Magazine that went on to receive over 5 million views on YouTube.[10][11] He is also co-founder of BRIC magazine a publication focused on business, arts and culture from Brazil, Russia, India and China.[12]

Early life[edit]

Ankit Love lived in New Delhi, India till he was six years old when he moved to the United Kingdom.[6] While attending the ACS Cobham International School, Love was elected by the student body as President. During his term as President, Love received the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award for his social and charitable works.[13] After completing his studies in the UK, he attend a mediation camp near Chennai, India. That experience would later impact the spiritual nature of his works. He then relocated to California to study acting at the California Institute of the Arts.[14] At CalArts he lived with experimental and avant-garde artists and musicians. While in California, Love survived a near fatal car crash in a Dodge Viper at a 160 miles per hour on a Los Angeles freeway; undeterred he went on to become a race car driver.[15] In 2006, Love returned to London and successfully auditioned for the Shakespeare program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he played the part of Tybalt in a production of Romeo and Juliet at the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in the West End.[16]

From 2006 to 2008 as a race car driver, Ankit Love competed in Formula Vee and Formula Ford racing at circuits such as Brands Hatch and Silverstone.[17][18][19][20][21]


Love released his debut album Forever in 2012 on iTunes.[22][23] Love's self-directed music video Beethoven Burst inspired by space and the mysteries of the Universe,[24] was a No.1 hit on the MTV Hive top 100 chart and was featured on the VH1 "January: fresh new music playlist"[3] It peaked at No.28 on the FMQB radio chart and performed well on college radio being played on more than a 130 college radio stations in the USA.[15][25] The music video won a Silver Lei at the Honolulu Film Awards,[26] a Bronze Palm at the Mexico International Film Festival[27] and was part of the official selections of Indie Fest USA, Davis International Film Festival and Rincon International Film Festival.[28][29]

For his album and music video, Love received an award nomination at the 2012 eWorld Music Awards, held at Paramount Studios, Hollywood.[30]

Ankit Love in 2012 also recorded a cover version of Why this Kolaveri Di which features rapper Amit Bhojwani and guest stars actress Rain Elwood. Love's version of the music video was shared on Twitter by several prominent personalities including film actors Preity Zinta,[31] Parineeti Chopra,[32] and Jennifer Kotwal,[33] as well as MTV VJ Anusha Dandekar,[34] Sidhartha Mallya,[35] MSNBC journalist David Weigel,[36] Cairo correspondent for The National, Bradley Hope[37] and the Argentine pro footballer Nick Gindre. In February it was also played at the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi during the England vs. Pakistan match.[38]

At the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012, Love premiered two films, his feature documentary Runners about the making of the Beethoven Burst music video and the short film Whale!, which was then later selected by Nick Cannon as the motion background to his new website.[8][39][40]

In December 2012, Love produced and directed the comedic commercial, Oh Yes, for the British razor brand subscription service Close Shave Society.[41][42]


  • Forever (2012)


Year Title Role Other notes
2005 Syndicate: Zeed Poor Bastard
2011 Beethoven Burst The Captain, director, producer, writer
2012 Runners Self, director, producer
2012 Whale! William, director, producer, writer


  1. ^ Cannon, Nick. "Nick Cannon: Ankit Love". MTV. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Lauziniece, Laura (21 February 2012). "Latviešu Modele – MTV klipa zvaigzne (Latvian Model – star of MTV video) (page 15)". Privātā Dzīve (Santa). Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ankit Love – Sent from Above". Female First. First Active Media Ltd. 7 August 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "FMQB Top 40 AC Chart". FMQB. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Manson, Stuart (31 October 2011). "Ankit Love – Forever". ASR. University of Aberdeen. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Ankit Love-Beethoven Burst". MTV. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Fresh New Music: January 2012". VH1. 29 December 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Whale! – Release Info". IMDB. 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  9. ^ Love, Ankit (9 February 2014) "Hard to say goodbye to Mist Mag was wonderful to be the editor for 3 issues. But now time to oscillate towards recording fresh new music!"
  10. ^ Newstead, Sophie-Jane (23 November 2013). "Interview: ANKIT LOVE Editor-In-Chief of new Science / Fashion publication Mist Magazine". Joyzine. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  11. ^ Templar Lewis, Katherine (14 October 2013). "MAKING SCIENCE SEXY?". Wild Culture. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Pick up the BRIC!". Yahoo Finacne. 10 December 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Ankit Love". Love Foundation. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  14. ^ Anderson, Emily (1 April 2013). "How I got here (page 98)". Spirit & Destiny (Yellow News). 
  15. ^ a b Dastur-Arsiwala, Nicole (7 April 2013). "Beethoven with a Touch of Disco". Daily News and Analysis (Diligent Media Corporation). Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Ankit Love (page 29-32)". Rising Magazine. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Oulton Park". Vee Centre. 9 September 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Formula Ford: Walter Hayes Trophy Preview". eformula Car News. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "Final Instructions: Formula Ford Festival 2007". British Racing & Sports Car Club. 19 October 2007. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "Clubmans Race Weekend: Silverstone National Circuit". British Racing & Sports Car Club. 7 October 2006. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  21. ^ "Race Weekend: Silverstone National". British Racing & Sports Car Club. 12 April 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  22. ^ "One to Watch: Ankit Love – Debut album 'Forever' set for release October 29th". My Dad Rocks. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  23. ^ "Ankit Love – Forever". iTunes. Apple Inc. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  24. ^ "Ankit, Will you make Love? (page 8)". Cheer Up Magazine. October 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  25. ^ Robertson, Iain. "Ankit Love – Forever (Album Review)". Reviewed online. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  26. ^ "2012 Silver Lei Winners". Honolulu Film Awards. 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  27. ^ "2012 Bronze Palm Award Winners". Mexico International Film Festival. 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  28. ^ "Indie Fest USA". Indie Fest USA. 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  29. ^ "2012 Films". Davis International Festival. 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  30. ^ "And the 2012 winners are…". eworldmusicawards. 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  31. ^ Zinta, Preity (10 February 2012) "Its amazing how the Kolaveri Di fever still continues. A friend sent me dis Nice :-) what say u guys ?"
  32. ^ Chopra, Parineeti (9 February 2012) "Awesome stuff!"
  33. ^ Kotwal, Jennifer (10 February 2012) "Heard n'its gr8! Do chk out my mate Amit's remix ⇨ ♫★"
  34. ^ Dandekar, Anusha (9 February 2012) "Ok!"@swatioa: @Amit_bhojwani Guys you must watch this remix of 'Kolaveri D' by my very dear friend. Super talented!#FB"
  35. ^ Mallya, Sidhartha (9 February 2012) "Check out this remix of 'Kolaveri Di' by my main man @Amit_bhojwani enjoy peeps!!"
  36. ^ Love, Ankit (9 February 2012) "@daveweigel 1,000 views on its 1st day. A brand new version of #KolaverDi"
  37. ^ Hope, Bradley (9 February 2012) "Former high school friends up to strange and interesting things @Amit_bhojwani and @Love_Galactic"
  38. ^ "New Take On "Why This Kolaveri Di" By Rock Star, Ankit Love & Amit Bhojwani Is Tweeted By Film Star Preity Zinta". 14 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  39. ^ Cannon, Nick. "Nick Cannon". Viacom. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  40. ^ "FAME PRESENTS: ANKIT LOVE 'SCI-FI/SPIRITUAL DISCO'". Fame Magazine. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  41. ^ "Nick Cannon on Close Shave Society Video Director Ankit Love". Close Shave Society. 14 December 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  42. ^ "Watch: Hilarious Ankit Love-Directed Commercial for Close Shave Society". Hip Video Promo. 24 January 2013. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 

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