Akasa Singh

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Akasa Singh
Akasa-Singh-grace-the-Zoom-Holi-Party-2018.jpg
Singh in the Zoom Holi Party in 2018
NationalityIndian
Occupation
  • Playback singer
  • performer
  • actor
Musical career
GenresPop Filmi
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsSony Music India

Akasa Singh better known by her stage name Akasa is an Indian singer and performer. She is most known for her song "Kheech Meri Photo" from the 2016 Bollywood movie Sanam Teri Kasam. Starting her career through reality shows, she was signed to Sony Music India. Her debut pop single "Thug Ranjha" crossed 27M+ 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]

Discography[edit]

Soundtrack albums[edit]

Year Movie Title Lyrics Music Co-Singer Length Ref
Hindi
2013 Jackpot "Full Jhol" Raj Hans Mika Singh 3:21 [18]
2016 Sanam Teri Kasam "Kheech Meri Photo" Sameer Anjaan Himesh Reshammiya Darshan Raval, Neeti Mohan 4:44 [19]
2017 Sweetiee Weds NRI "Kudi Gujrat Di" Shyam Bhateja Jaidev Kumar Jasbir Jassi, Sonia Sharma, KD 3:42 [20]
2019 Bharat "Aithey Aa" Irshad Kamil Vishal-Shekhar Kamal Khan, Neeti Mohan 3:39 [21]
Drive "Prem Pujari" Siddhant Kaushal Amartya Bobo Rahut Amit Mishra, Dev Arijit 3:03 [22]
Good Newwz "Dil Na Jaaneya" Gurpreet Saini, Ari Leff, Michael Pollock Rochak Kohli Lauv 3:51
2020 Love Aaj Kal "Dhak Dhak" Irshad Kamil Pritam Nikhita Gandhi 3:29
Bhangra Paa Le "Peg Sheg" JAM8, A Bazz JAM8 Jonita Gandhi, Shashwat Singh, A Bazz 2:51 [23]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Co-Artist(s) Label Composer Notes Length Ref
2018 "Thug Ranjha" N/A Sony Music India Vayu Released May 3:04
2019 "Naagin" Aastha Gill Released October 2:35
2020 "Naiyyo"[24] Raftaar Sony Music India AKASA, Raftaar, Gonzalo Hermida, Ricardo Lobo Released June 3:23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Thug Ranjha' is most viewed Indian video worldwide - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  2. ^ "WATCH: Akasa's 'Thug Ranjha' is most viewed Indian video worldwide". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
  3. ^ IANS (16 August 2018). "Singer Akasa Singh to debut as TV host". Business Standard India. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Singer Akasa Singh to debut as TV host". mid-day. 16 August 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Singer Akasa Singh to debut as TV host". The Quint. Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.facebook.com/Millennium-Post-1121157364607635/. "I was always taught to be myself: Akasa Singh". Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Kheech Meri Photo from film Sanam Teri Kasam is selfie Anthem of Youth". The Hans India. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  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. 9 March 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  9. ^ "Newcomer Akasa Singh Collaborates with Ricky Martin -". Rolling Stone India. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  10. ^ "This Is Akasa, She's Just Sung a Song With Ricky Martin!". The Quint. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Akasa's mashup bring Badshah and Ed Sheeran together". Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Akasa Singh reveals her new music cover 'Zara Zara'". Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Sony Music releases Akasa's electric new & original single 'Thug Ranjha' - TVNews4u | DailyHunt". DailyHunt. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  14. ^ "Akasa to romance two boys in her forthcoming pop single - Planet Bollywood News". www.planetbollywood.com. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  15. ^ "'Tiger Zinda Hai' actor to star with Akasa Singh". Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  16. ^ "'Thug Ranjha' is most viewed Indian video worldwide - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  17. ^ ""Thug Ranjha" is most viewed Indian video worldwide - The Quint". The Quint. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  18. ^ "Review: Jackpot music is a mixed bag of goodies". 23 November 2013.
  19. ^ "Sanam Teri Kasam (2016) music review". 17 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Sweetiee Weds NRI album review". 2 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Bharat Music Review". 4 June 2019.
  22. ^ "Drive Music Review". 1 November 2019.
  23. ^ "Bhangra Pa Le Song Peg Sheg: The Dance Battle Between Sunny Kaushal And Rukshar Dhillon Is A Must Watch". 24 December 2019.
  24. ^ "AKASA and Raftaar 'NAIYYO' Official Music Video Out Now". Siachen Studios. Retrieved 24 June 2020.

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