Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, better known by his stage name Badshah, is an Indian rap-music composer rapper and singer known for his Hindi, Haryanvi, and Punjabi songs. He started his career in 2006 alongside Yo Yo Honey Singh in his band Mafia Mundeer. He split from Honey in 2012 and released his independent Haryanvi song Kar Gayi Chull, which was later adopted into the 2016 Bollywood movie, Kapoor & Sons. His music has been featured in Bollywood soundtracks for films such as 2014 films Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Khoobsurat.
His debut single, "DJ Waley Babu" featuring Aastha Gill, was ranked number one on the Indian iTunes charts within 24 hours of the release. The song 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.
In 2018 he was listed by Forbes India magazine as the 63rd richest celebrity in India.
He broke the record of the first Indian artist to reach 75 million views in 24 hours on YouTube. BTS fans claimed that the artist had bought the views to cross the global record due to his low number of likes in the first 24 hours, but YouTube has still not confirmed whether the views are fake or real. The song did not appear in the 100-position Global Top Music Videos chart for the week. His song is also not listed in the List of most-viewed online videos in the first 24 hours.
Badshah was born as Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia in Vill.Kalsi,(KARNAL), to a father from Haryana and a mother from Punjab. He is married to Jasmine.
He completed his schooling from Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura, Delhi where he performed with his school choir. Prior to becoming a full-time musician he enrolled as a math student at the prestigious St Stephens College in Delhi before moving to civil engineer at PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh, where 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 become an IAS officer.
He started his career in the music industry with the name "Cool Equal", but then changed his name to Badshah.
He has a daughter, who was born in 2017.