Prateek Kuhad is an Indian singer-songwriter and a musician. He has gained international notice since his 2015 debut album, In tokens and Charms.
Kuhad grew up in the city of Jaipur before relocating to the United States for college. After graduation, he returned to India, releasing a pair of EPs before dropping his debut album.
The album earned Kuhad an MTV Europe Music Award, Indie Album of the Year honors from iTunes, Best Pop Artist at the Radio City Freedom Awards, and first place in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition. Sold-out headline dates followed, as did arena support slots with Alt-J and Mike Posner, and soon Kuhad was performing around the world. When he landed in Austin for the first time, NPR selected him as an artist to watch among the thousands showcasing at SXSW.
Early life and background
Kuhad was born in Jaipur, Rajasthan and has two sisters. He learnt to play the guitar at age of 16 and started songwriting in his late teens. He studied Maths and Economics at New York University before moving to Delhi to pursue a full-time career in music.
Prateek won the Indian Indie Album of the Year 2015 by iTunes and Spotify:Top Indian Indie Hits, the Best India Act at the 2016 MTV Europe Music Awards, and bagged the first place in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition. He also signed a publishing deal with LA-based company Cutcraft Music joining the likes of Nick Murphy (Chet Faker), Izzy Bizu ,and CP Dubb as part of their roster. In 2018 he won the Best Pop Artist Award at the Radio City Freedom Awards.
Kuhad is based out of New Delhi but spends a lot of time touring across the country and overseas.
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