Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia, (born 19 November 1985), known professionally as Badshah, is an Indian rapper, singer, songwriter, music and film producer and businessman known for his Hindi, Haryanvi, Punjabi, and Indian pop music. He is often regarded one of the greatest and the most influential music artist in India. He is also one of the highest paid artist in Asia. He is currently signed to Universal Music Group. In 2012 he 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. He is also considered one of the highest-paid artists and also a controversial rapper of India, for his songs like Genda Phool and Pagal.
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. He has appeared in Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 in 2017, 2018 and 2019 as one of the highest-paid celebrities in India and as the only rapper in the list.Ever since 2016, roughly each of his commercial works have been topping charts including the YouTube Music Video Charts, BBC Asian Network Charts, Billboard charts and other several Indian radio and Indian streaming charts as well. As of 2020, four of his songs peaked on World Digital Song Sales chart by Billboard. His work, “Genda Phool” came out to be commercially one of the most successful number in the Indian history.