Badshah, the Indian rapper, reportedly, is dating Isha Rikhi, a Punjabi actor. The couple has been dating for around a year but as they have been wanting to take it slow, they kept their relationship at a low profile.
The rapper met Isha at a party of a common friend and they instantly had shared a vibe, a source confirmed to Pinkvilla. Isha and Badshah have similar tastes in music and films and they have informed their families about their relationship, the source further informed.
Who is Badshah?
Badshah was born Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia on November 19, 1985 in Delhi. A rapper known for his Hindi, Haryanvi and Punjabi music, was born in Delhi to a Haryanvi father and a Punjabi mother.
Before becoming a full time musician, he pursued a course in Mathematics from Banaras Hindu University. Subsequently, he shifted to civil engineering, where his exposure to Punjabi music encouraged him to take up rap.
At the beginning of his musical career, he preferred the name ‘Cool Equal’ which he later changed to Badshah. His career began with rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh in the group Mafia Mundeer in 2006. He separated himself from the group in 2012 and came up with his independent Haryanvi song Kar Gayi Chull, which was later used in the film Kapoor and Sons in 2016.
His music has featured in films like Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya (2014) and Khoobsurat (2014). He is regarded as one of India’s highest-paid musicians. Songs such as Genda Phool and Pagal made him a controversial figure.
Within 24 hours of its release, “DJ Waley Babu,” his debut single, featuring Aastha Gill, peaked at the top of the Indian iTunes charts. Within 30 hours, the song had had over one million views on YouTube.
Forbes India listed his name in Celebrity 100 in 2017, 2018 and 2019 consecutively as one of the highest paid artists in India.
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The rapper’s popular catchphrase is “It’s your boy Badshah”.
He was previously married to Jasmine with whom he has a daughter – Jessemy Grace Masih Singh.