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Akash Ahuja (Musician)

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Akash Ahuja
Birth nameAkash Ahuja
Also known asAKASH
Born (1999-03-10) March 10, 1999 (age 25)
InstrumentsVocals, Tabla
Years active2019 – present

Akash Ahuja (born 10 March 1999), also mononymously known as Akash, is a New York born Indian-American rapper, singer, and songwriter. His most popular music tracks Come Closer and Affection were featured in the Top 100 Pop & Hip Hop songs in iTunes in 2020.[1] Akash's music style is an amalgamation of hip hop, pop melodies and elements of Indian beats.[2]

His bold presentation of blending masculinity with femininity was recognized by Hip Hop Weekly while naming him as a promising Indian superstar.[3] Akash had also featured in 50 Cent's blog as one of the "Must Listen To Indie Artists of 2021."[4] In February 2020, he was credited to be the first Indian-origin artist to have a billboard in Times Square for his song Come Closer.[5][6] He has been touring in India since 2019 and has engaged with the youth by performing in colleges in the country.

Early Life & Career[edit]

Akash was born in New York and grew up in New Jersey. At the age of three, he received a set of Tabla as a gift, and started taking lessons by six. As a child, he grew up listening to Indian music and often visited India with his family.[7]



  • Soldier (feat. DAS) (2019)
  • Can't Let You Go (2020)
  • Come Closer (2020)
  • Eye Can Tell (2020)
  • Fall In Love (2020)
  • Ishq (2020)
  • Sensei (2020)
  • Blessed (2020)
  • Affection (2020)
  • Nini (2020)
  • Na Na (2021)
  • Sundari (2021)


  1. "New York-based Indian artist Akash Ahuja makes a mark on the global stage with his latest track". GQ India. 2020-06-25. Retrieved 2021-06-07.
  2. "Akash Ahuja: I feel, music should resonate with people - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  3. "Meet Akash Ahuja, The First Indian Artist Featured On A Billboard in Times Square". Hip Hop Weekly. 2020-05-06. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  4. "People's Choice: Must-Listen-To Indie Artists Of 2021". Thisis50. 2021-04-30. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  5. "Akash Ahuja is the first Indian artist on the Times Square Billboard". ANI News. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  6. Bureau, ABP News (2020-08-26). "First Indian Artist To Be Featured On Billboard Of Times Square In New York - Meet Akash Ahuja". Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  7. HARISINGHANI, HITESH. "Meet Akash, the Indian American music sensation". Rediff. Retrieved 2021-06-08.

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