Prateek Khuad, the Indian singer whose songs reached Obama !

Prateek Khuad, India’s most-streamed artist, and his song “Cold/Mess” took out the whole world like a storm. He was born on 3 March 1990, in Jaipur Rajasthan, India.

He is an Indian singer-songwriter and a musician who makes independent music. In 2015, he realized his debut album “In Tokens and Charms” which gained major attention Internationally.

Khuad ‘s fame has been building gradually since his first release, “Something Wrong“, in 2011.

After years and years of long haul and hard work, now we can see him performing all around the world. The boy who was struggling to play guitar is now a singer whose songs have even reached even Barak Obama!

Prateek khuad
Prateek khuad


Born 3 March 1990 (age 30)
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Origin New Delhi, Delhi, India
Genres Indie folk
  • Composer
  • singer
  • lyricist
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • piano
Years active 2011–present
Labels Elektra Records

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Parents and Siblings

Looks like he has not disclosed his family to social media. only a little information is revealed about his parent’s occupation.

His father is a lawyer and his mother is a teacher. He has two sisters.


Prateek’s girlfriend’s name is Niharika Thakur and she is a doctor by profession. It’s been quite a long time since they have been in a relationship.

However, he is unmarried and there is no information about them getting married yet.

They are quite active in social medias.

Prateek with his girlfriend
Prateek with his girlfriend

Early Life

Prateek Khuad grabbed Guitar at the age of 6 but gave up after 5 lessons, cause it was too hard for him. Again at the age of 16, he enrolled in a guitar class and promptly failed it.

Nonetheless, he consumed music wherever he could get it. He started his songwriting from early teens.

He finished high school at Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, Jaipur.

Later, with the view of becoming a consultant or working in finance, he studied Maths and Economics at New York University before moving to Delhi.

While living in America, he was introduced to the music of singer-songwriters like Elliot Smith, Laura Marling, and Nick Drake – and something clicked.

After some time, he moved to Delhi to pursue a full-time career in music.

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Carrer and Achievements

Khuad won the Indian Indie Album of the Year 2019 by iTunes and Spotify: Top Indian Indie Hits, the Best India Act at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards, and bagged first place in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition.

Besides, he also became one of the country’s most-streamed artists when Spotify launched there last year.

In 2013, he released his first EP (Extended Play) titled “Raat Raazi” 2013. Likewise, His songs are both in English as well as Hindi.

In 2018 he won the Best Pop Artist Award at the Radio City Freedom Awards. Further, Prateek also had the honor of presenting in front of a section of the esteemed BAMFs group on November 11, 2019, in Minneapolis.

For Khuad, one of his major achievements is being featured on former president of the United States Barak Obama’s “Favourite Music of 2019” list.

He still doesn’t know how his song, “Cold/Mess” reached Obama. Obama took to Twitter to name the songs and the artists whose songs he liked the most in 2019.

Prateek Khuad
Prateek Khuad

Sharing the list, the former President wrote, “From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year. If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a trick or two in here that does the trick.”

Shockingly we could find Prateek Khuad’s Cold/Mess in Obama’s playlist.

Prateek shared Obama’s list on Twitter and wrote, “This just happened and I don’t think I’ll sleep tonight”

Cold/Mess is one of Khan’s biggest hits ever. Moreover, the title track’s popularity only increased when Kuhad released a cinematic video where the starring actors were Jim Sarbh and Zoya Hussain consequently. They captured the tremendous raw, emotional ups, and downs of a relationship.

“The moment it came out, there was a huge response in my live shows,” says Prateek Khuda.

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Every song of Prateek Khuad

  • Something Wrong
  • Rubber Bits
  • A Shot of Alcohol
  • Ab Hoga Kya
  • Raat Raazi
  • Chaahe Ya  Na Chahe
  • Voh
  • Yeh Pal
  • Oh Love
  • Holding On
  • Flames
  • Into the Night
  • Go
  • Fire
  • Held You Tight
  • Be at Ease
  • Cold Shoulders
  • Artist
  • Kho Gaye Hum Kahan
  • Tune Kaha
  • Dil Beparwah
  • Tum Jab Paas
  • Tonight
  • Big Surprise
  • Just To Be With You
  • Flames (piano version)
  • with you/for you
  • did you/fall apart
  • cold/mess
  • for your time
  • fighter
  • 100 words
  • PauseKasoor

Net worth

Khuad’s net worth is not disclosed.

Social media’s

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