Akasa Singh

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Akasa Singh
Occupation
  • Playback singer
  • performer
  • actor

Akasa is the stage name of Akasa Singh, a singer and performer. She is most known for her song “Kheech Meri Photo” from the 2016 Bollywood movie Sanam Teri Kasam (2016 film). Starting her career through reality shows, she was signed to Sony Music India. Her debut pop single “Thug Ranjha” crossed 27mn + views in one month and became the most watched Indian video worldwide on YouTube.[1][2]

Akasa will debut on television as a host for "Secret Side" on MTV Beats.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Akasa started her career with Mika Singh where she was the only girl in a band of 10 male members.[6] She was a contestant in India's Raw Star. Her mentor on the show, Himesh Reshammiya, promised Akasa that he would give her a break in Bollywood which she got through the song "Kheech Meri Photo" of the 2016 movie Sanam Teri Kasam.[7] Akasa was also a contestant in Amazon Prime's original reality show The Remix with DJ Skip.[8]

In 2017, Akasa, who has also featured in Being Indian's Judaai and Jugni Ji[9] released a duet with Ricky Martin called Vente Pa Ca.[10] She has also done a mashup of Ed Sheeran's Shape of You and Badshah's Mercy[11] and released a cover version of Zara Zara song from the movie RHTDM.[12]

Akasa released her duet single Thug Ranjha on 18 May 2018.[13] Along with her, the video featured two male actors, Shasvat Seth[14] and Tiger Zinda Hai actor Paresh Pahuja.[15] The official video went out to be the most viewed Indian video on YouTube worldwide.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Thug Ranjha' is most viewed Indian video worldwide - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  2. ^ "WATCH: Akasa's 'Thug Ranjha' is most viewed Indian video worldwide". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2018-06-18.
  3. ^ IANS (2018-08-16). "Singer Akasa Singh to debut as TV host". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  4. ^ "Singer Akasa Singh to debut as TV host". mid-day. 2018-08-16. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  5. ^ "Singer Akasa Singh to debut as TV host". The Quint. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/Millennium-Post-1121157364607635/. "I was always taught to be myself: Akasa Singh". Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  7. ^ "Kheech Meri Photo from film Sanam Teri Kasam is selfie Anthem of Youth". The Hans India. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  8. ^ "The Remix | Show Review - Bandook is a music-first digital news blog. It creates shareable content for music lovers who want to consume news of all genres, as it happens". Bandook is a music-first digital news blog. It creates shareable content for music lovers who want to consume news of all genres, as it happens. 2018-03-09. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  9. ^ "Newcomer Akasa Singh Collaborates with Ricky Martin -". Rolling Stone India. 2017-02-21. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  10. ^ "This Is Akasa, She's Just Sung a Song With Ricky Martin!". The Quint. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  11. ^ "Akasa's mashup bring Badshah and Ed Sheeran together". Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  12. ^ "Akasa Singh reveals her new music cover 'Zara Zara'". Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  13. ^ "Sony Music releases Akasa's electric new & original single 'Thug Ranjha' - TVNews4u | DailyHunt". DailyHunt. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  14. ^ "Akasa to romance two boys in her forthcoming pop single - Planet Bollywood News". www.planetbollywood.com. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  15. ^ "'Tiger Zinda Hai' actor to star with Akasa Singh". Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  16. ^ "'Thug Ranjha' is most viewed Indian video worldwide - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2018-06-19.
  17. ^ ""Thug Ranjha" is most viewed Indian video worldwide - The Quint". The Quint. Retrieved 2018-06-19.