Ankit Tiwari

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Ankit Tiwari
अंकित तिवारी
Ankit Tiwari at Radio Mirchi.jpg
Ankit Tiwari at the promotion of the film Kaanchi on Radio Mirchi
Background information
Born (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 24)
Origin Indian flag Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Genres Film Score, Playback Singing
Occupations Singer, Music Director
Years active 2010-present

Ankit Tiwari (born March 6, 1990) is an Indian playback singer and music director in television and Bollywood. He received acclaim for his song, Sunn Raha Hai for the movie Aashiqui 2.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

He hails from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.[1] His father has a music group of his own and his mother sings devotional songs. From childhood he used to sit with them during practice and trained under Vinod Kumar Dwivedi. He used to practice for nearly 12 hours a day.[3] He is a student of Jugal Devi Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Kanpur.


He has composed music for films such as Aashiqui 2, Do Dooni Chaar, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and Ek Villain.

Tiwari worked with T.V broadcasters including Sony TV, Star Plus and Colors, producing background scores for some of their daily soap operas. He sang in some of the productions.[4] In 2011, he composed music for Saregama's devotional album Sai Ki Tasveer performed by Richa Sharma.[5]

After that, he became a solo music director. He worked with STAR News on their project Khoob Ladi Mardani dedicated to Rani Lakshmibai sung by Richa Sharma. This in turn lead him to his next project Vishesh Films's, Aashiqui 2 directed by Mohit Suri [1][6]

His song in this movie, "Sunn Raha Hai" and an another song in the movie Ek Villain named "Galliyan" got him worldwide acclaim, the former named as the love anthem of the year.[1]

He has also lent his voice to the tunes of Himesh Reshammiya and Ismail Darbar. His releases in 2014 include 'Ek Villain', followed by a Rajshri Production movie, a Ramesh Sippy Films venture, a T-series project and Desi Magic, the debut for actor Ameesha Patel as producer.[7]


On May 9, 2014, Tiwari was arrested for allegedly raping his girlfriend, while his brother was booked on complaint of making threats to her life.

He was booked under rape charges after a 28-year-old advertising professional approached the Versova police station alleging rape. In her complaint, the woman has said the singer raped her on many occasions since July 2013 after promising marriage.[8]

One week later, he was granted bail by the Sessions Court on the condition that he furbish a bond of Rs. 20000/-. Further Ankit’s bail warrant states that the victim’s statement holds contradictory remarks, and that Ankit has been falsely accused in the case.[9]


  1. Do Dooni Chaar (2011)
  2. Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster (2012)
  3. Aashiqui 2 (2013)
  4. Issaq (2013)
  5. Dil rangeela (2013)
  6. Samrat & Co. (2014)
  7. Desi Magic (2015)
  8. The Xpose (2014)
  9. Ek Villain (2014)
  10. Singham Returns (2014)
  11. Sai Ki Tasveer (2014)
  12. Mr X (2015)
  13. Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015)
  14. Khamoshiyan (2015)


  1. ^ a b c d "Would love to sing for SRK and Ranbir: Ankit Tiwari". Business Standard. June 13, 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "Fame and success are temporary, believes Ankit Tiwari". The Times Of India. May 3, 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Celebrity Photo Gallery, Celebrity Wallpapers, Celebrity Videos, Bio, News, Songs, Movies". Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  5. ^ "Sai moments: Richa Sharma has come up with a devotional album". The Hindu. Apr 2, 2011. Retrieved 1 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Would love to sing for SRK and Ranbir: Ankit Tiwari - Entertainment News - Sahara Samay". 2013-06-13. Retrieved 2013-09-07. 
  7. ^ For him, success sings Tum Hi Ho
  8. ^ "Bollywood singer Ankit Tiwari held for raping his girlfriend". The Indian Express. 9 May 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "‘Aashiqui 2′ singer Ankit Tiwari granted bail". The Indian Express. 23 May 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 


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