While many know Pranati Khanna a.k.a Peekay India as the voice behind the hit single 'You Don't Have To'; or as the recipient of the Asia Inc 500 Award for her Contribution to arts and music, the story behind her path to success is lesser known. Read to learn about her story as an artist, musician, entrepreneur and survivor.
"Art as a medium inspires me. It has no boundaries and it is the truest form of self-expression." The winner of the Best Doodle Artist title in the 2014 Red Bull Doodle Art Competition, the co-founder of theGauhati Art Project and having had his work featured the albums of musicians such as Raftaar, Ritviz, Nucleya and Divine; on sneakers by Adidas and Reebok; as graffiti on walls; and most recently, on a Rajasthan Royals tour bus, Shantanu Hazarika's artistic brilliance shines bright.
Hip-hop dancer, vlogger and entrepreneur Shubhanker Gawade aka Hectik is a man of many talents. Ever since his childhood he's had a passion for dancing. During college is when he started training professionally and he has won several battles since to become one of the most well-known faces in the Indian hip-hop scene. "Street is not just an aesthetic, it is a lifestyle", he says.
It still seems unreal to Mumbai based rapper Tony Sebastian, a.k.a Tony Psyko that he's accomplished so much in so little time. From rapping in his Dharavi home to getting featured in big productions like Gully Boy, Kaala and Dear Comrade - Tony and his crew Dopeadelic'Z have had a truly incredible journey that has helped inspire hundreds of budding artists in the Indian underground scene.
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