Ankit Tiwari was born on March 06, 1986 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Completed his education from Jugal Devi Saraswati Vidya Mandir. Ankit’s parents owns a Troupe in Kanpur who perform devotional music and organizes devotional functions as per the invitation.
His Parents Mr Rajendra Kumar and Mrs Suman Tiwari are devotional singers and they own their troupe called “Raju Suman and Party’’
Ankit Tiwari has an elder brother Ankur Tiwari is also a singer and he got married to Pallavi Shukla who is a mechanical engineer and has a daughter Aryaa Tiwari.
Ankit Tiwari’s parents wanted him to complete his studies first, his inclination towards music led them to decide on training him professionally. He trained in classical music from Vinod Kumar Dwivedi before training in piano, Dhrupad and Western vocals. He instituted at and won several local music competitions during the time. He used to work as a production head at a radio station in Gwalior, before he moved to Mumbai in December 2007 along with his brother Ankur Tiwari.
He also pursued professional training in Piano, Dhrupad and Western vocals.
After shifting to Mumbai Ankit met with Pradeep Sarkar who was working with the films, due to some reasons he film got shelved but Sarkar kept his promise and gave Ankit a chance to work with the jingles of advertisement and television programs.
Later Ankit Tiwari met Habib Faisal who offered him to direct songs and music in his film ‘’Do Dooni Chaar’’ this marked as Ankit Tiwari’s directorial debut which was released in 2010 and it also managed to win a Filmfare award, although, for best dialogue. Later he was also offered Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster in 2011 where Ankit made his singing debut and made his first and best impression in the eyes of Bollywood and Indian people. His first ever song was ‘’Saheb Bada Hathila’’
Ankit Tiwari’s biggest and most successful song “Sun Raha Hai”
His second release of the year, Tiwari collaborated with Sachin Gupta—marking his first song to the tunes of another composer for the song
“Aag Ka Dariya” from Issaq.
Ankit Tiwari composed two tracks for the film Samrat & Co., titled “Sawaalon Mein“
and a party song “Tequila Wakila” where both are rendered by Shreya Ghoshal. During the year, he performed three tracks for two of Himesh Reshammiya’s films, The Xposé and Action Jackson. His rendition for the song “Sheeshe Ka Samundar“
from the former received critical acclaim, while “Punjabi Mast” and “Dhoom Dhaam” from the latter received negative response from critics. In July 2014, a duet with Tulsi Kumar titled “Kuch Toh Hua Hai
was released included in the film Singham Returns. The year ended with “Dil Darbadar” from PK.
Apart from all the songs released during the year, the most successful track was “Galliyan” from Ek Villain.
The song was a critical and commercial success Mohar Basu from Koimoi described the song as “the most attractive song of the album stating Tiwari’s music and voice adds the required finesse in this song and what he has made darn great!
Tiwari composed and sung the song “Katra Katra” along with Prakriti Kakar for the film Alone (2015).
They again collaborated for the song “Bheegh Loon” from Khamoshiyan.
He then composed three tracks for the film Roy, “Tu Hai Ki Nahi”
which is rendered by KK and “Boond Boond” performed by Tiwari himself.
The unplugged version of “Tu Hai Ki Nahi” was performed by Tulsi Kumar, along with the original received mixed reactions from critics though infusion of the whistle’s tune was appreciated.
Tiwari’s early two releases “Sunn Raha Hai” and “Aag Ka Dariya” represent his “young energetic and strong vocals” which was well received by the critics.”Kaisa Hai Dard Mera“,
Despite with the similar pattern has a semi classical touch in his rendition. His one of the most successful venture “Galliyan” provided Tiwari with a high vocal range which was particularly appraised in the song.
Songs in Other Languages.
Teluse Nuvvu Ravani
Anthe Kada Mari
Yevaipuga Naa Choopu Saagali
Awards and Recognitions
Guild Awards 2014/2015 – Best Music Director and Best Male Playback Singer – ‘’Galliyan”
BIG Star Entertainment Awards – Most Entertaining Singer and Most Entertaining Song – “Galliyan”
Filmfare Awards – Best Music Director Award – Ek Villain
GIMA Awards – Best Music Debut – Aashiqui 2.
IIFA Awards – Best Music Director – Aashiqui 2.
Mirchi Music Award – Upcoming Male Vocalist of the Year, Upcoming Music Composer of the Year, Best Song of the year, Best Album of the Year – Aashiqui 2. Screen Awards – Best Music Director – Ek Villian.
Stardust Awards – Best Music Director – Ek Villian Zee Cine Awards – Best Music Director – Ek Villian.