February 7, 1986
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Pratik Bachan (born 7 February 1986), best known by his stage name B Praak (formerly Prakky B), is an Indian singer and music director associated with the Punjabi and Hindi music industry. He started his career as a music producer, and later debuted as a singer with the song Mann Bharrya . He has won many awards including A National Film Award and 2 Filmfare Awards.
He is a frequent collaborator of lyricist Jaani, and has since entered into Hindi cinema in 2019 with two songs as singer in the films Kesari and Good Newwz starring Akshay Kumar, and as a guest composer in the satire Bala.
Life and music career
He started his career as music director with name of "Prakky B".He produced music for a few songs but songs got no recognition. In 2012, he met lyricist Jaani and started collaborating with him under the name 'B Praak'. In 2013, they released their first song "Soch" sung by Harrdy Sandhu and composed by him. The song became a chartbuster and is considered best Punjabi song of year 2013.
In later years, he composed and produced music for numerous of tracks of singers like Jassie Gill, Harrdy Sandhu, Amrinder Gill, Gippy Grewal, Diljit Dosanjh, Ammy Virk etc. with lyrics by Jaani. He composed tracks such as "Taara", "Joker", "Na Ji Na", "Ik Saal", "Do You Know", "Supna", "Backbone", "Horn Blow" and many more.
He later debuted as singer in 2018 with the single Mann Bharrya. He also sang more songs such as "Bewafaai "," Mastaani" and composed tracks such as "Qismat", "Naah", "Kya Baat Ay", "Hath Chummne", "Guitar Sikhda" in same and following year. He also produced music for Qismat, a film inspired by his song of the same name, for the first time in his career with lyrics by Jaani.
Praak made his Hindi film debut in 2019, first as a singer with the song Teri Mitti from the Hindi film Kesari starring Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra, written by Manoj Muntashir and composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee, and months later as a composer with a recreation of his song Naah, titled Naah Goriye, which was featured on the soundtrack of the Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Bala. During this time, he also crooned a promotional song featuring Kumar for his second song as a singer, Ali Ali, which was featured on the soundtrack of the film Blank and was again composed by Mukherjee, while next crooning a remake of the popular song O Saaki Saaki for Batla House, written and composed by Tanishk Bagchi, where he sang alongside Neha Kakkar and Tulsi Kumar, in his first multi-singer song. He next reunited with Kumar for the comedy-drama film Good Newwz, crooning the song Maana Dil, composed by Bagchi and written by Rashmi Virag. Additionally, he recorded a reprise version of the song Dilbara from the 2019 remake of the film Pati Patni Aur Woh, which was composed by Sachet–Parampara and written by Navi Ferozpurwala, and again in his duet with Sunidhi Chauhan for the song Bharat Salaam, which was written and composed by Mithoon, and featured on the Hindi version soundtrack of Hotel Mumbai.
In the same year he released "Pachtaoge" sung by Arijit Singh, composed by him and written by Jaani featuring Vicky Kaushal and Nora Fatehi in the Video making it his first Hindi music video collaboration. In the same year he released the song "Filhaal" featuring Akshay Kumar and Nupur Sanon in the video, sung and composed by Praak with lyrics by Jaani.
In 2020, he released tracks such as "Kuch Bhi Ho Jaye", "Besharam Bewaffa", "Kyon", and "Baras Baras", and he composed the songs for Ammy Virk's film "Sufna" with lyrics by Jaani. He also performed some of the songs.
In early 2021, he released the single "Mazaa", and later in the same year, "Baarish Ki Jaaye" fearuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sunanda Sharma in the music video with lyrics by Jaani. Praak won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 2021 for his rendition of "Teri Mitti" at the 67th National Film Awards.
In 2019 "Filhall" Song Starred Akshay Kumar was released and in 2021 "Filhall 2 Mohabbat" was released.
In July 2021, he sang "Ranjha" for the film Shershaah that starred Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani. The song was the 2nd most streamed song in 2021 on Spotify in India. Another song was released from film Shershaah named "Mann Bharrya 2.0" which was a recreation of B Praak's Single "Mann Bharrya", recreated by B Praak himself along with Jaani. The song was streamed more than 50 million times on Spotify.
In September 2021, a sequel to his much popular soundtrack of the film Qismat 2 was released in which he served as music director for all songs and composer for two songs with lyrics by Jaani. The soundtrack was well received by its audience.
In 2019, he got married to Meera in Chandigarh where many big stars were part of their wedding ceremony.
In an interview with Rajeev Masand, he considered AR Rahman as his inspiration in music direction and also refers Pritam, Jatin–Lalit, Vishal–Shekhar, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy as his favorite composers. Also in an interview with AajTak, he considered Hariharan,Surinder Kaur, Sardool Sikander, Arijit Singh, KK as his favorite singers
As singer and music director
|2017||Mann Bharrya||Jaani||No||Punjabi||Featuring Himanshi Khurana||Speed Records|
|Bewafaai||No||Featuring Gauhar Khan|
|2018||Mastaani||No||Featuring Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia|
|Hath Chummne (Cover)||No||With Jaani||Desi Melodies|
|2019||Filhaal||No||Hindi/Punjabi||Featuring Akshay Kumar & Nupur Sanon|
|2020||Kuch Bhi Ho Jaaye||Yes||Only lyrical video|
|Koi Faryaad (Unplugged)||Faizz Anwar||No||Hindi||Originally sung by Jagjit Singh||T-Series|
|Sach Keh Rha Hai (Cover)||Sameer||No||Originally sung by KK||Saregama|
|Besharam Bewaffa||Jaani||No||Hindi/Punjabi||Featuring Divya Khosla Kumar & Gautam Gulati
From album Jaani Ve
|2021||Mazza||No||Hindi||Featuring Gurmeet Chaudhary & Hansika Motwani||Saregama|
|Baarish Ki Jaaye||No||Featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui & Sunanda Sharma||Desi Melodies|
|Filhaal2 Mohabbat||No||Hindi/Punjabi||Featuring Akshay Kumar & Nupur Sanon|
Sequel to Filhaal
|2022||Ik Mil Mainu Apsara||Yes||Punjabi|
|Ishq Nahi Karte||No||Hindi||Featuring Emraan Hashmi & Sahher Bamba||DRJ Records|
|Duniya||Yes||Featuring Sunny Singh & Saiee Manjrekar||YRF|
As a music director
|Saree Wali Girl||Girik Aman||Yes||Sony Music India|
|Ik Saal||Jassi Gill||Yes|
|Go Baby Go||Ronnie||Yes||Panj-aab Records|
|Supna||Amrinder Gill||Yes||Rhythm Boyz|
|Naa Ji Naa||Harrdy Sandhu||Yes||Sony Music India|
|Mere Kol||Prabh Gill||Yes|
|O Kithe||Kamal Khan||Yes|
|Yaar Matlabi||Karan Benipal||Yes||T-Series|
|Without You||Harrdy Sandhu, Vaibhav Saxena||Yes|
|Paani||Yuvraj Hans||Yes||Rhythm Boyz|
|2016||Hornn Blow||Harrdy Sandhu||Yes||T-Series|
|Surma To Sandals||Ammy Virk||Yes|
|Do Din||Manraaj||Yes||Sony Music India|
|Marijuana||Hardik Trehan||Yes||Speed Records|
|Oscar||Gippy Grewal||Yes||Tips Official|
|Ikk Vaari Hor Soch Lae||Harish Verma||Yes||Speed Records|
|Hauli Hauli||BIG Dhillon||Yes||Times Music|
|Suicide||Sukh E Muzical Doctorz||No||T-Series|
|Bacha||Prabh Gill||Yes||Speed Records|
|Ghat Boldi||Gippy Grewal||No||SagaHits|
|Subha Subha||Ranvir||No||Speed Records|
|Do You Know||Diljit Dosanjh||No||Famous Studios|
|2017||Backbone||Harrdy Sandhu||Yes||Sony Music India|
|Pucheya Na Karo||Sammy Singh||No||Speed Records|
|Yaar Ve||Harish Verma||Yes|
|Oye Hoye Oye Hoye||Jaz Dhami||No||Zee Music Company|
|Car Nachdi||Gippy Grewal feat Bohemia||Yes||T-Series|
|Qismat||Ammy Virk||No||Speed Records|
|Violin||Arshhh Feat Roach Killa||Yes|
|Jimmy Choo Choo||Guri Feat Ikka||No||Geet MP3|
|Yaar Ni Milyaa||Harrdy Sandhu||Yes||White Hill Music|
|Guitar Sikhda||Jassi Gill||No||Speed Records|
|Naah||Hardy Sandhu||Yes||Sony Music India|
|2018||Dil Ton Black||Jassi Gill feat Badshah||No||T-Series|
|Hath Chumme||Ammy Virk||No||Desi Melodies|
|Fitoor||B Jay Randhawa||No||TOB Gang|
|Mai Terra Akshay||Babbal Rai ft Bohemia||No||Humble Music|
|Kya Baat Ay||Hardy Sandhu||No||Sony Music India|
|Teri Khamiyan||Akhil||No||Hindi/Punjabi||Speed Records|
|I Need Yaa||Sukh-E Muzical Doctorz||Yes||Sony Music India|
|Gali Da Gunda||Sahiba||No||Desi Melodies|
|Jaani Ve Jaani||Afsana Khan, Jaani||Yes||Desi Melodies|
|Rona Sikhade Ve||Miel||No||Single Track Studio|
|Kalla Changa||Ninja||No||White Hill Music|
|Dance Like||Harrdy Sandhu||No||Sony Music India|
|Laare||Maninder Buttar||Yes||White Hill Music|
|2020||Bandeya||Gurjot Singh Kaler||Jaani||No||Speed Records|
|2021||Koi Hor||Dilnoor, Afsana Khan||Gurnazar Chatha||No||Pellet Drum Productions|
|Goriyaan Goriyaan||Romanna||Jaani||No||Desi Melidies|
|Doob Gaye||Guru Randhawa||No||Hindi||T-Series|
|Ilzaam||Manraj||Romanna||No||Punjabi||Pellet Drums Production|
|Bijlee Bijlee||Harrdy Sandhu||Jaani||No||Desi Melodies|
|2022||Kudiyan Lahore Diyan||Yes|
As a singer only
|Year||Song||Music director||Lyricist||Co-Singer||Language||Record label|
|2019||Nain Tere||Sukh-E||Jaani||Punjabi||Speed Records|
|2020||Kyon||Payal Dev||Kunaal Vermaa||Payal Dev||Hindi||Apni Dhunn|
|Dil Tod Ke||Rochak Kohli||Manoj Muntashir||T-Series|
|2022||Dhoke Pyaar Ke||Rashmi Virag|
As a music director
|Year||Movie /Album||Song||Singer(s)||Composer||Lyricist||Language||Record label|
|2014||Shayar||Shayar (Intro)||Jaani||Yes||Jaani||Punjabi||Sony Music India|
|Ikk Saal||Jassie Gill||Yes|
|Na Ji Na||Harrdy Sandhu||Yes|
|Naina Nu||Armaan Kang||Yes|
|Mai Kehnda Nahi||Shivam||Yes|
|2016||Kaptaan||Oscar||Gippy Grewal, Badshah||Yes||Tips Music|
|2017||Sargi||Fer Ohi Hoyea||Jassie Gill||No||Speed Records|
|2018||Qismat||Kaun Hoyega||B Praak, Divya Bhatt||No|
|2019||High End Yaariyan||Rabba Ve||B Praak||No||Punjabi||Speed Records|
|Jaani Ve||Pachtaoge||Arijit Singh||No||Punjabi / Hindi||T-Series|
|Jinke Liye||Neha Kakkar||No|
|Besharam Bewaffa||B Praak||No|
|Bala||Naah Goriye||Hardy Sandhu, Swasti Mehul||No||Punjabi||Sony Music India|
|2020||Sufna||Qabool A||Hashmat Sultana||No||Punjabi||Speed Records|
|Jaan Deyan Ge||Ammy Virk||No|
|Channa Ve||B Praak||No|
|Ik Sandhu Hunda Si||Galib||No||Humble Music|
|2021||Shershaah||Mann Bharya 2.0||B Praak||Yes||Hindi||Sony Music India|
|Ucha Pind||Maula||No||Punjabi||ND Music|
|Channa Ve||Kamal Khan||No|
|Qismat 2||Qismat 2 - Title Track||B Praak||No||Tips Punjabi|
|Teri Akheeyan||Ammy Virk, Afsana Khan||No|
|Kis Morh Te||B Praak, Jyoti Nooran||No|
|Mere Yaara Ve||B Praak||No|
|Paagla||B Praak, Asees Kaur||Yes|
|2022||Bachchan Pandey||Meri Jaan Meri Jaan||B Praak||Yes||Hindi||T-Series|
|Lekh||Udd Gaya||No||Punjabi||White Hill Music|
|Bewafai Kar Gaya||Yes|
|Mere Yaar||Gurnam Bhullar||No|
|Zarori Nai||Afsana Khan||Yes|
|Moh||Sab Kuch||B Praak||No||Tips Punjabi|
|Meri Zuban||Kamal Khan||No|
|Mere Kol||Afsana Khan||No|
As a playback singer
|Year||Movie /Album||Song||Music||Lyricist||Co-singer(s)||Language||Record label|
|2018||Namaste England||Bhare Bazaar||Badshah, Rishi Rich||Master Rakesh, Badshah||Vishal Dadlani, Payal Dev, Badshah||Hindi||Sony Music India|
|2019||Kesari||Teri Mitti||Arko||Manoj Muntashir||Zee Music Company|
|Teri Mitti (Tribute Version)|
|Batla House||O Saki Saki||Tanishk Bagchi||Neha Kakkar, Tulsi Kumar||T-Series|
|Hotel Mumbai||Bharat Salaam||Mithoon||Sunidhi Chauhan||Zee Music Company|
|Daaka||Koi Aaye Na Rabba||Rochak Kohli||Kumaar||Punjabi||T-Series|
|Pati Patni Aur Woh||Dilbara (Version 2)||Sachet- Parampara||Navi Ferozpurwala||Hindi|
|Good Newwz||Maana Dil||Tanishk Bagchi||Rashmi-Virag||Zee Music Company|
|2020||Sarileru Neekevvaru||Suryudivo Chandrudivo||Devi Sri Parsad||Ramayogya Sastri||Telugu||T-Series|
|Durgamati||Baras Baras||Tanishk Bagchi||Altmish Fridi||Hindi|
|2021||Koi Jaane Na||Jaane De||Rochak Kohli||Manoj Muntashir|
|Shershaah||Ranjha||Jasleen Royal||Anvita Dutt||Jasleen Royal, Romy||Sony Music India|
|Satyameva Jayate 2||Janna Ganna Manna||Arko||Manoj Muntashir||Arko||T-Series|
|Tadap||Hoye Ishq Na||Pritam||Irshad Kamil||Dino James|
|2022||Bachchhan Paandey||Saare Bolo Bewafa||Jaani|
Awards and nominations
|2020||Filmfare Awards||Best Male Playback Singer||Kesari||Teri Mitti||Nominated|||
|Best Music Director||—||Won|
|2021||International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Male Playback Singer||Kesari||Teri Mitti||Nominated|||
|Best Music Director||—||Won|
|2021||National Film Awards||Best Male Playback Singer||Kesari||Teri Mitti||Won|||
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- "Kesari: 'Teri Mitti' Crosses 100 Million Views on YouTube, Singer B Praak Thanks Fans". india.com. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
- "Good Newwz song Maana Dil: Akshay-Kareena, Diljit-Kiara's song is for ones with broken hearts. Watch". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
- "Sarileru Neekevvaru: B Praak records Telugu song Suryodivo Chandrudivo for Mahesh Babu film". India Today. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
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- "B Praak's 'Dil Tod Ke' trends at top spot on YouTube". DNA India. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
- "Besharam Bewaffa: Divya Khosla Kumar Stars In Jaani And B Praak's New Song". NDTV.com. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
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