Adarsh Rathore

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Aadarsh Rathore
Born (1988-06-12) 12 June 1988 (age 29)
Joginder Nagar
Origin Himachal Pradesh, India
Genres Desi Hip Hop, Hindi, Pahari, R&B
Occupation(s) Rapper, Singer, Song Writer, Journalist, Social Activist
Years active 2009–present
Labels BVM Records
Notable instruments
Harmonica, Flute, Synthesizer

Aadarsh Rathore (Adarsh Rathore) in Hindi आदर्श राठौर, (born 12 June 1988) is an Indian journalist, musician and folk singer[1] of Himachal Pradesh, most known for his rap song, Dhikkar Hai about the corruption in 2010 Commonwealth Games, New Delhi. He became popular in social networking sites after it was uploaded online.[2]

Born in Joginder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, he works as online journalist with The Times Group.[3] Earlier he was working in a news channel.[2] He had initiated a campaign against the rampant corruption in CWG New Delhi. His song for the campaign [4] was a big hit among the internet users worldwide.[5] He bears the title to be the first rapper in Himachali Dialect. He was appreciated[6] for his Himachal Version of Kolaveri Di.[7]


  • Ase Himachali (2009)
  • Aaija Ghara Jo (2009)
  • Dhikkar Hai (2010)
  • Shareef Mahnu (2011)


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