Pratik Bachan (born 7 February 1986), best known by his stage name B Praak (formerly Prakky B), is an Indian singer, music director, composer and music producer 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".[1] He has won many awards including a National Film Award and two Filmfare Awards.

B Praak
Praak in 2021
Pratik Bachan

(1986-02-07) 7 February 1986 (age 38)
Chandigarh, India
  • Singer
  • composer
  • music director
  • music producer
Years active2009–present
Meera Bachan
(m. 2019)
Musical career
OriginPunjab, India
  • Vocals
  • keyboards

He is a frequent collaborator with lyricist Jaani. He 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 edit

Praak was born as Pratik Bachan in Chandigarh. His father, Varinder Bachan (–2021), was a Punjabi and Hindi music producer and composer of pop and folk music and Hindu bhajans, who also worked in Punjabi films such as Jatt Punjab Daa.[2]

He started his career as music director with name of "Prakky B".He produced music for a few songs but songs got no recognition.[citation needed] In 2012, he met lyricist Jaani and started collaborating with him under the name 'B Praak'.[citation needed] In 2013, they released their first song "Soch" sung by Harrdy Sandhu and composed by him.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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,[3] 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.[citation needed] 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.[4] 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,[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

In the same year he sang his first Telugu song "Suryudivo Chandrudivo", for the film Sarileru Neekevvaru featuring Mahesh Babu.[5]

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.[citation needed]

In early 2021, he released the single "Mazaa", and later in the same year, "Baarish Ki Jaaye" featuring 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.[6]

In 2019, the single "Filhall" starring Akshay Kumar was released. In July 2021, he released the sequel of "Filhaal", "Filhaal 2 Mohabbat".[citation needed]

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.[7] 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.[8]

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 2022, his first Bollywood project as music director came in Akshay Kumar's Bachchan Pandey in which he sang two songs "Meri Jaan Meri Jaan", "Saare Boli Bewafa" with lyrics by Jaani.

Personal life edit

In 2019, he married Meera in Chandigarh. They have had two sons together: Adabb (born 2020), and Fazza who died at the time of birth in 2022.[9]

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.

Singles edit

As singer and music director edit

Year Song Lyricist Composer Language Notes Record label
2016 Surma to Sandals Jaani No Punjabi Featuring Ammy Virk T-Series
2017 Mann Bharrya No 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

With Asees Kaur
Featuring Sandeepa Dhar
New version of Jaani's Apsara

Ishq Nahi Karte No Hindi Featuring Emraan Hashmi & Sahher Bamba DRJ Records
Duniya Yes Featuring Sunny Singh & Saiee Manjrekar YRF
2023 Achha Sila Diya No Featuring Rajkumar Rao & Nora Fatehi T-Series
Badhte Jana Hai B Praak Yes Speed Records

As a music director edit

Year Album Singer(s) Lyricist Composer Language Record label
2012 Dhokha Gora Chakwala Yes Goyal Music
2013 Soch Harrdy Sandhu Jaani Yes Punjabi T-Series
2014 Joker Yes
Saree Wali Girl Girik Aman Yes Sony Music India
Ik Saal Jassi Gill Yes
2015 Taara Ammy Virk 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
Sooraj Gippy Grewal No T-Series
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
Pinjraa Gurnazar Chattha No Punjabi
I Need Yaa Sukh-E Muzical Doctorz Yes Sony Music India
2019 Ve Pathra Gursaaz No T-Series
Gali Da Gunda Sahiba No Desi Melodies
Jaani Ve Jaani Afsana Khan, Jaani Yes Desi Melodies
Rona Sikhade Ve Miel No Single Track Studio
Hawaa Grann Sidhu No T-Series
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 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
Patthar Wargi Ranvir No
Ilzaam Manraj Romanna No Punjabi Pellet Drums Production
Bijlee Bijlee Harrdy Sandhu Jaani No Desi Melodies
2022 Kudiyan Lahore Diyan Yes
More Saiyaan Ji Maninder Buttar Yes White Hill Music
2023 Ittar Jasmine Sandlas Yes Desi Melodies
Ankhaan Meech Ke Akhil Sachdeva Yes Hitz Music
Chandni Sachet–Parampara No T-Series
2024 Theek Hai Na Tu? Sarang Sikander Yes Humble Music

As a singer only edit

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[10] Rochak Kohli Manoj Muntashir T-Series
2021 Muaka Hai
2022 Dhoke Pyaar Ke Rashmi Virag
Roohedaariyaan Akashdeep Sengupta Shloke Lal Neeti Mohan Punjabi Desi Melodies
Kya Hota Bunny Jaani Romana
2023 Tujhe Yaad Naa Meri Aayi 2 Jatin–Lalit Hindi Sony Music India

Soundtrack albums edit

As a music director edit

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
2015 Taara Ammy Virk Yes
Na Ji Na Harrdy Sandhu Yes
Saanwariya Amrinder Yes
Supna G Preet Yes
Naina Nu Armaan Kang Yes
Mai Kehnda Nahi Shivam Yes
Do Din Manraaj 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
Awaaz Kamal Khan No
Fakira Gurnam Bhullar No
Dholna B Praak No
2019 High End Yaariyan Rabba Ve 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 Hindi Sony Music India
2020 Sufna Qabool A Hashmat Sultana No Punjabi Speed Records
Jaan Deyan Ge Ammy Virk No
Ammi Kamal Khan No
Channa Ve B Praak No
Jannat No
Shukriya No
Ik Sandhu Hunda Si Galib No Humble Music
2021 Shershaah Mann Bharya 2.0 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
Janam Romy Yes
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
Beliya No
Zarori Nai Afsana Khan Yes
Moh Sab Kuch B Praak No Tips Punjabi
Salooq No
Meri Zuban Kamal Khan No
Mere Kol Afsana Khan No
Aukaad Jaani No
Honeymoon Jhaanjar B Praak No T-Series
Aa Chaliye No
Hypnotize Gippy Grewal, Shipra Goyal No
Naa Main Bewafa Tanvir Hussain No
Honeymoon Title Track Gippy Grewal, Simar Kaur No
Govinda Naam Mera Kya Baat Ay 2.0 Hardy Sandhu, Nikhita Gandhi Yes Hindi Sony Music India
2023 Zohrajabeen Kya Loge Tum B Praak No Punjabi/Hindi Desi Melodies
Yaar Ka Sataya Hua Hai No
Allah De Bandeya No
Zohrajabeen Yes
Mal Mal No
Aate Rehte Haim No
Farehaa No
Hota Hai Ji Hota Hai No
Main Aaunga Yes
Tu Tu Tu No
2024 Yodha Qismat Badal Di B Praak, Ammy Virk Yes Hindi T-Series

As a playback singer edit

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)
Blank Ali Ali Arko
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
Bala Naah Goriye B Praak Jaani Hardy Sandhu, Swasti Mehul Sony Music India
2020 Sarileru Neekevvaru Suryudivo Chandrudivo Devi Sri Prasad 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
Mann Bharya 2.0 B Praak Jaani
Mann Bharya 2.0 (Film Version) Payal Dev
Satyameva Jayate 2 Janna Ganna Manna Arko Manoj Muntashir Arko T-Series
Tadap Hoye Ishq Na Pritam Irshad Kamil Dino James
2022 Bachchhan Paandey Meri Jaan Meri Jaan B Praak Jaani
Saare Bolo Bewafa Jaani
Oye Makhna Chum Chum Rakheya Gaurav Dev, Kartik Dev Kirat Gill Punjabi Saregama Music
Govinda Naam Mera Kya Baat Ay 2.0 B Praak, Tanishk Bagchi Jaani Hardy Sandhu, Nikhita Gandhi Hindi Sony Music India
2023 Bholaa Aadha Main Aadhi Vo Ravi Basrur Irshad Kamil T-Series
Carry on Jatta 3 Farishtey Jaani Punjabi East Sunshine Productions
Mission Raniganj Jeetenge Arko Kumar Vishwas Arko Hindi Jjust Music
Animal Saari Duniya Jalaa Denge Jaani T-Series
2024 Fighter Heer Aasmani Vishal-Shekhar Kumaar Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani
Jatt Nuu Chudail Takri Parindey Avvy Sra Harmanjeet Punjabi Speed Records
Rabba Mereya Jaani
Yodha Tiranga Tanishk Bagchi Manoj Muntashir Hindi T-Series
Qismat Badal Di B Praak, Aditya Dev Jaani Ammy Virk

Awards and nominations edit

B Praak being felicitated by Vice President Naidu at 66th National Film Awards
Year Award Category Film Song(s) Result Ref(s)
2020 Filmfare Awards Best Male Playback Singer Kesari Teri Mitti Nominated [11]
2022 Shershaah Mann Bharrya Won
Best Music Director Won
2021 International Indian Film Academy Awards Best Male Playback Singer Kesari Teri Mitti Nominated [12]
2022 Shershaah Mann Bharrya Nominated
Best Lyricist Nominated
Best Music Director Won
2021 National Film Awards Best Male Playback Singer Kesari Teri Mitti Won [13][14]

References edit

  1. ^ Speed Records (16 March 2017), Mann Bharrya (Full Song) | BPraak | Jaani | Himanshi Khurana | Arvindr Khaira | Punjabi Songs, retrieved 12 December 2019
  2. ^ "B Praaks father dies, singer mourns demise saying I'm numb, lost and broken!". Zee News. Retrieved 2 March 2024.
  3. ^ "Kesari: 'Teri Mitti' Crosses 100 Million Views on YouTube, Singer B Praak Thanks Fans". Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Good Newwz song Maana Dil: Akshay-Kareena, Diljit-Kiara's song is for ones with broken hearts. Watch". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Sarileru Neekevvaru: B Praak records Telugu song Suryodivo Chandrudivo for Mahesh Babu film". India Today. 9 December 2019. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  6. ^ "National Awards: B Praak Awarded Best Male Playback Singer for Teri Mitti Song". The Times of India. 22 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Arijit Singh, Pritam, A.R. Rahman, BTS, and more top Spotify Wrapped India 2021". Arijit Singh, Pritam, A.R. Rahman, BTS, and more top Spotify Wrapped India 2021 | Bandwagon | Music media championing and spotlighting music in Asia. 3 December 2021. Retrieved 20 January 2022.
  8. ^ Mann Bharryaa 2.0 (From "Shershaah"), 15 August 2021, retrieved 20 January 2022
  9. ^ ""You Will Forever Be Missed": Singer B Praak Remembers Son Fazza In An Emotional Post". Retrieved 2 March 2024.
  10. ^ "B Praak's 'Dil Tod Ke' trends at top spot on YouTube". DNA India. 16 July 2020. Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Technical Nominations for the 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020".
  12. ^ "IIFA - International Indian Film Academy". IIFA - International Indian Film Academy.
  13. ^ "67th National Film Awards: B Praak receives Rajat Kamal for 'Kesari' - Times of India". The Times of India. 25 October 2021. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  14. ^ The Hindu Net Desk (22 March 2021). "67th National Film Awards: Complete list of winners". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 22 March 2021.

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