Ankit Tiwari is an Indian playback singer, music director, composer and also a actor. His career began upon to meeting Pradeep Sarkar where he got a chance to work on jingles and started composing background music for television programmes. Subsequently, he was offered to compose music for Do Dooni Chaar (2010) and Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster (2011), where he started his singing career with the song he composed for the later.
In 2013, he released his third song, “Sunn Raha Hai” from Aashiqui 2. This song was a huge success and was received very well all over the world, the song along with its album was nominated for two Filmfare Awards winning the Best Music Director Award for the album along with Mithoon and Jeet Gannguli. In 2014, he again collaborated with Mohit Suri—director of the film Aashiqui 2—for Ek Villain, where he composed and sung second superhit track “Galliyan”. For the track he received another two nominations in Filmfare Awards winning Best Male Playback Singer Award. He also recorded song “O Yara” for the Pakistani film, Bin Roye, which top the charts.
Ankit born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. His parents own a music troupe in Kanpur called “Raju Suman and Party” which performs at religious convocations. His mother is a devotional singer. Though his 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 and his Spiritual Teacher name is Sadhak Anshit 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.