Akasa Singh (born 2 April 1994) better known by her stage name AKASA is an Indian singer and performer. She is most known for her song Naagin with Aastha Gill. She debuted with 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 Singh
Singh in 2023
Born (1994-04-02) 2 April 1994 (age 30) Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndian
Occupations
  • Playback singer
  • performer
  • actor
Musical career
GenresPop Filmi
Instrument(s)Vocals
LabelsSony Music India

She has had many movies songs to her credit like Aithey Aa from Bharat, Dil Na Jaaneya from Good Newzz, as well as hit singles like Thug Ranjha, Maserati, Naiyyo, Yaad Na Aana, Shola, Teri Meri Ladayi, etc.

Akasa made her television debut as a host for Secret Side on MTV Beats.[3][4][5] She participated as a contestant in Bigg Boss 15.

Career

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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] In 2021 She participated in Bigg Boss 15.

Discography

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Soundtrack albums

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Year Film 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]
Fukrey Returns "Peh Gaya" Aditya Sharma Jasleen Royal Jasleen Royal, Divya Kumar, Akansha Bhandari 3:00
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]
2021 Sherni "Sherni" Raghav Utkarsh Dhotekar Raftaar 3:48
2022 Raksha Bandhan "Kangan Ruby (House Mix)" Irshad Kamil Himesh Reshammiya Himesh Reshammiya, DJ Lloyd, Rap by: Akshay The One 4:48
Middle Class Love "Hypnotise" Mayur Puri Dev Negi, Aasa Singh
2024 Madgaon Express "Not Funny" Kalim Sheikh Sharib-Toshi Sharib 2:42

Singles

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Year Title Co-singer(s) Label Composer Notes Length Ref.
2018 "Thug Ranjha" Sony Music India Vayu Released May 18 3:04 [24]
2019 "Naagin" Aastha Gill Released October 17 2:35 [25]
2020 "Naiyyo" Raftaar Herself, Raftaar, Gonzalo Hermida, Ricardo Lobo Released June 24 3:23 [26]
2021 "Shola" Herself, Charan Released April 14 2:19 [27]
2022 "Kamle" Yasser Desai Shantanu Dutta Released March 15 3:39 [28]
"Saamna" Vayu, Stav Beger Released April 5 3:57 [29]
"Shringaar" Aastha Gill, Raftaar Vayu Released June 30 3:44 [30]
2023 "Koi Jaye Toh Leh Aaye" Aasa Singh Ishtar Music Herself, Aasa Singh Released March 27 3:16 [31]
"Kalleyan" Taaruk Raina Sony Music India Herself Released November 23 3:04 [32]

Television

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Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 India's Raw Star Contestant [33]
2018 MTV Beats' Secret Side Host [34]
The Remix Contestant Amazon Prime Video's reality show [35]
2021 Bigg Boss 15 21st place [36]

References

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  1. ^ "'Thug Ranjha' is most viewed Indian video worldwide". 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. ^ "Singer Akasa Singh to debut as TV host". Business Standard India. 16 August 2018. 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. ^ "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'". 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". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  17. ^ ""Thug Ranjha" is most viewed Indian video worldwide". 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". The Times of India. 17 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Sweetiee Weds NRI album review". The Times of India. 2 June 2017.
  21. ^ "Bharat Music Review". The Times of India. 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. ^ Chakravorty, Vinayak (16 June 2018). "Akasa Singh's Thug Ranjha is taking the music charts by storm". India Today. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  25. ^ "Latest Hindi Song 'Naagin' Sung By Aastha Gill & Akasa | Hindi Video Songs". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  26. ^ "Raftaar And AKASA 'NAIYYO' Official Music Video Out Now". Siachen Studios. 24 June 2020. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  27. ^ "Watch: Rohit Saraf on collaborating with AKASA for his first single 'Shola': If this song can bring even a little bit of vibrancy in people's lives, I think we did a fantastic job". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 July 2021.
  28. ^ "Kamle song: 'Dulha-Dulhan' Karan Kundrra, Akasa Singh romance in dreamy music video - WATCH". Zee News. 15 March 2022. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  29. ^ "Saamna sung by Akasa ft. Pratik Sehajpal". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 11 April 2022.
  30. ^ "Shringaar - Official Music Video | Vayu | Aastha Gill | Akasa | Raftaar | Milind Soman". Sony Music India. 30 June 2022.
  31. ^ Akasa Singh and Aasa Singh on their new song Koi Jaye Toh Leh Aaye - MidDay India, retrieved 14 April 2023
  32. ^ "Kalleyan – Akasa & Taaruk Raina". Sony Music India. 23 November 2023. Retrieved 23 November 2023.
  33. ^ "Akasa Singh: All you need to about the stunning singer". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 9 October 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  34. ^ "Who is Akasa Singh? Know all about contestant to enter Salman Khan's show Bigg Boss 15". www.indiatvnews.com. 29 September 2021. Archived from the original on 29 September 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  35. ^ "Meet Akasa Singh". The Indian Express. 3 October 2021. Archived from the original on 3 October 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  36. ^ "Bigg Boss 15 full list of contestants: Tejasswi Prakash, Akasa Singh join Pratik Sehajpal, Shamita Shetty in Salman Khan's show". The Indian Express. 2 October 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
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