Ankit Tiwari is an Indian playback singer, live performer, music director, composer. His career began upon meeting Pradeep Sarkar where he got a chance to work on jingles and started composing background music for television programmes. In 2014, Ankit collaborated with Mohit Suri for Ek Villain, where he composed and sang the song Galliyan for which he received two nominations in Filmfare Awards, winning Best Male Playback Singer, which is the only Filmfare Award won by someone other than Arijit Singh.

Birth Name

Ankit Tiwari




Playback Singer, Live Performer, Music Director, Composer, Television Personality


Film Score, Playback Singing, R&B/Soul


Vocals, Piano


Mist Music



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Ankit Tiwari was born on the 6th of March 1986, in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.


He’s currently 37 years old.

Sun Sign



Asian (Indian)





Ankit has done his schooling from Jugal Devi Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Kanpur and has trained professionally in classical music from Vinod Kumar Dwivedi in piano, Western vocals, and Dhrupad.

Family Details

  • Father – Rajendra Kumar Tiwari (Devotional Singer)

  • Mother – Suman Tiwari (Devotional Singer)
  • Siblings – Ankur Tiwari (Brother) (Music Composer)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Ankit Tiwari has dated –

  • Pallavi Shukla Tiwari (2018-Present) – On February 23, 2018, Ankit got married to Pallavi Shukla Tiwari  as per Hindu rituals in Kanpur. The marriage was an arranged one as the duo first met on the recommendation of Ankit’s grandmother. On December 28, 2018, they were blessed with their first child – a daughter named Aryaa Tiwari. In February 2022, Ankit Tiwari and Pallavi Shukla Tiwari participated in StarPlus’s Smart Jodi.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.70 m


  • In Kilograms – 68 kg
  • In Pounds – 150 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

He wears a size 9 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Ankit became known for composing and performing some melodic and soulful songs, such as Galliyan, sun Raha hai na tu. With this, he composed many other songs such as Aag ka dariya from Ishq, Falsafa Mera Falsafa and Jhatak ke Nacho from Dee Saturday Night and performed Kaisa hai Dard Mera for Subhash Ghai’s Kaanchi.

Singing Debut

In 2011, Tiwari first song as a singer in the Bollywood film was Saheb Bada Hathila from Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster, but he failed to get recognition.

Television Debut

In 2015, Ankit appeared in an episode of the Hindi-language sketch comedy and celebrity talk show Comedy Nights with Kapil. In 2022, Tiwari and Pallavi Shukla Tiwari landed in television by appearing as Contestant in in StarPlus’s Smart Jodi.

Ankit Tiwari Net worth

Ankit Tiwari has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ankit Tiwari

  • Ankit was born into a bourgeois Brahmin family with a background in music.
  • His hobbies include swimming, cycling, playing PlayStation, and cooking.
  • Ankit’s 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.
  • Ankit’s first job was as a production supervisor at a local radio station named Radio Chaska.
  • In 2013, Tiwari composed the song Sunn Raha Hai  Hindi-language romantic musical drama film Aashiqui 2. The song received critical acclaim and fetched multiple awards.
  • On May 9, 2014, Ankit was arrested for allegedly r*ping his girlfriend while his brother was also arrested for making threats to her life. The brothers were acquitted of all charges by the Mumbai Sessions Court.
  • In 2015, he appeared in an episode of the Hindi-language sketch comedy and celebrity talk show Comedy Nights with Kapil .
  • Some of his musical inspirations include KK, Ricky Martin, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
  • In Filmfare Ankit Tiwari received his nomination as the best music director award at the 60th Britannia Filmfare awards.


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