Ankit Tiwari is an Indian playback singer and music director. His career began upon meeting Pradeep Sarkar, where he got a chance to work on jingles and started composing background scores 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 latter. He rose to prominence with the release of his third song, "Sunn Raha Hai" from Aashiqui 2 (2013). 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 Ganguli. In 2014, he again collaborated with Mohit Suri—director of the film Aashiqui 2—for Ek Villain, where he composed and sung the song "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.