|Birth name||Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia|
|Also known as||Badshah|
19 November 1985|
New Delhi, India
Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, better known by his stage name Badshah, is an Indian rapper and music composer known for his Hindi, Haryanvi, and Punjabi songs. He started his career in 2006 alongside Yo Yo Honey Singh in his Group Band Mafia Mundeer and gained spontaneous popularity among youth. He split from Honey in 2012 and gained fame with his independent Haryanvi song Kar Gayi Chull, which was later adopted into Bollywood movie. His music has been featured in Bollywood soundtracks for films such as the 2014 film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. and Sonam Kapoor starrer Khoobsurat (2014).
He has also collaborated with artists such as Gippy Grewal, Diljit Dosanjh, Manj Musik, Raftaar, Navv Inder and Aastha Gill among others. His debut single, "DJ Waley Babu" featuring Aastha Gill, was ranked number one on Indian i-tunes charts within 24 hours of the release. The song also crossed a million views on YouTube within 30 hours. In 2016, he collaborated with Navv Inder on Wakhra Swag which won the 2016 Punjabi Music Awards for best duo/group and most popular song of the year award.
He completed his schooling from Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, Delhi where he used to perform on his school choir. Prior to becoming a full-time musician he received education to become a civil engineer from PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh during which he was exposed to new Punjabi music which promoted him to take on rap writing. He has stated that if he had not become a rapper, he may "have been an IAS officer" .
|2012||"Saturday Saturday" (Indeep Bakshi featuring Badshah)||Sony Music Entertainment||Hindi|||
|2013||Proper Patola (Diljit Dosanjh featuring Badshah)||Punjabi|||
|2014||"Chull" (Fazilpuria featuring Badshah)|||
|"Bandook" (with Raxstar)||MTV India|
|2015||"Desi Hiphop" (Manj Musik featuring Roach Killer, Raxstar, Humble the Poet, Big Dhillon, Badshah, Sarb Smooth, Raftaar)|||
|"DJ Waley Babu" (featuring Aastha Gill)||Sony Music Entertainment|||
|"Wakhra Swag" (with Navv Inder)||Times Music|||
|"Baaki Baatein Peene Baad" (Arjun Kanungo featuring Badshah)||Sony Music Entertainment||Hindi|||
|"Vroom Vroom" (Simranjeet Singh featuring Badshah)||Punjabi|
|2016||"Saturday Saturday (Khul Jaaye Masti)" (featuring Arjun Kanungo & Aastha Gill)||Remix of "Saturday Saturday"|||
|"Lover Boy" (Shrey Singhal featuring Badshah)||T-Series||Hindi|||
|"RayZR Mera Swag" (featuring Aastha Gill)||Sony Music Entertainment||Punjabi|||
|"Garrari Pitbull Te" (Gurinder Rai featuring Badshah)|
|"Driving Slow"||MTV India||Hindi|||
|"Move Your Body" (with Sean Paul)||Zee Music Company||Music by DJ Shadow Dubai|||
|2017||"Move Your Lakk" (with Diljit Dosanjh & Sonakshi Sinha)||T-Series||Released as promotional single for film Noor|||
|"Pop the Bottle" (with Vishal–Shekhar and Akasa Singh)||Sony Music Entertainment|||
Awards & Nominations
|Award ceremony||Category||Nominated Work||Result||Ref|
|10th Mirchi Music Awards||Best Song Engineer (Recording & Mixing)||"Mercy" from O.N.E (Album)||Nominated|||
- Godha, Ronak (19 February 2016) Badshah Live Musical Concert – Ft. Aastha Gill & DJ Rebirth on 21st Feb. EdYouCatives
- Packed in promise | chandigarh. Hindustan Times (5 January 2014). Retrieved on 2015-10-16.
- I don’t want to compose Bollywood albums: Badshah. The Indian Express (14 June 2015). Retrieved on 10 August 2015.
- Gupta, Priya. "Badshah uses Honey Singh's fame by giving negative statements against him". Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- Maheshwri, Neha. "Saturday Saturday maker Badshah: I'm an artiste, not a preacher". Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- Bhasin, Shivani. "Music Review: Badshah replaces Honey Singh but Khoobsurat's soundtrack is a mess". First Post. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- "Gippy Grewal-Badshah collaboration 'Bad Baby' to be out soon". Times of India. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- Badshah: 'DJ waley babu' not regular party song. Times of India (28 July 2015)
- Jalandhar (26 May 2016). "Winners of PTC Punjabi Music Awards 2016 held at Jalandhar". Yes Punjab News. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- Amneet Kaur (27 May 2016). "PTC Music Awards 2016– Here Is The Complete List Of Winners!". Punjabi Khurki. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
- Whenever I need inspiration, I go to Delhi: Badshah, The Times of India, 11 July 2014). Retrieved on 2015-10-16.
- Did you know bad boy Badshah is a cute loving husband in real! Meet his adorable wife, Dainik Bhaskar, 16 Nov 2015.
- Hebbar, Prajakta. "'If I wasn't a rapper, I'd have been an IAS officer': Everything you wanted to know about Badshah, who calls himself a 'prime-time' version of Honey Singh". IBN Live. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
- I don't want to compose Bollywood albums: Badshah – Full News. Kerala.indiaeveryday.in. Retrieved on 10 August 2015.
- Packed in promise. hindustantimes.com (5 January 2014). Retrieved on 10 August 2015.
- Saturday Saturday by Indeep Bakshi & Badshah, 2012-08-17, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Proper Patola by Diljit Dosanjh, 2013-08-09, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Chull by Fazilpuria, 2014-06-16, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Desi Hiphop by Roach Killer, Raxstar, Humble the Poet, Big Dhillon, Badshah, Sarb Smooth, Raftaar, 2015-01-08, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Dj Waley Babu by Badshah, 2015-07-17, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Wakhra Swag by Badshah, Navv Inder, 2015-09-10, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Baaki Baatein Peene Baad (Shots) by Arjun Kanungo, 2015-09-25, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Saturday Saturday (Khul Jaaye Masti) by Badshah, Arjun Kanungo, Aastha Gill, 2016-03-11, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Lover Boy by Badshah, Shrey Singhal, 2016-04-13, retrieved 2017-06-28
- RayZR Mera Swag by Badshah, 2016-06-24, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Driving Slow by Badshah, 2016-08-17, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Move Your Body by Badshah, Sean Paul, 2016-12-20, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Move Your Lakk by Badshah, Sonakshi Sinha, Diljit Dosanjh, 2017-03-29, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Pop The Bottle by Vishal, Shekhar, Vishal Dadlani, Badshah, Akasa Singh, 2017-03-21, retrieved 2017-06-28
- Mercy by Badshah, 2017-04-01, retrieved 2017-06-28
- "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 2018-02-06.