Ankit Tiwari

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Ankit Tiwari
अंकित तिवारी
Born (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 24)
Origin Indian flag Kanpur, India
Genres Film Score, Playback Singing
Occupations Singer, Music Director
Years active 2010-present

Ankit Tiwari (born Ankur Tewari 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 India[disambiguation needed].[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 8, 2014, media reported that Tiwari was arrested in Mumbai on charges of raping his girlfriend on the pretext of marriage.[8] He was booked on charges of rape, cohabitation caused by a man deceitfully inducing a belief of lawful marriage and criminal intimidation. Weeks later, he was granted bail, and his bail application said the accuser's statement included several contradictions.[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) Raja Natwarlal (2014)

12) Sai Ki Tasveer (2014)

13) Mr X (2015)

14) Hamari Adhuri Kahani (2015)

15) Khamoshiyan (2015)


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