Akash Pratap Singh is an Indian actor who came to be recognized after his role in Sab TV’s crime sitcom “
” (2015). Akash impersonated the lead character Rishi, one of the seven cadets who are misfits at a police academy in Mohali, Punjabi but strive to overcome their obstacles due to their own individual reasons. It was Akash’s debut performance in the show business and laid a solid foundation for his future career.
He was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, where he completed his schooling from the Kendra Vidyalaya School and graduation with a bachelor’s degree in arts from the Kanpur University.
He had initially aspired to become an army officer, taking inspiration from his family’s army background but gave up on it to chase his dream of acting in Bollywood. He left for Mumbai, Maharashtra after college with little money and no support from his family whatsoever. The only one who believed in him and had his back was his maternal grandmother.
He had to even stay for two nights at the Mumbai CST Station before he was able to find a P.G. to board, an event which still haunts him to this day. After a lot of struggle, he landed his debut role as a supporting character in Neeraj Pandey’s thriller “
” (2015), starring . The movie was a super hit blockbuster but did not bring Akash into the limelight.
However, that issue was resolved by the success of Police Factory, after which Akash was cast as a supporting character in his first feature film in Punjabi “Chitthi” (2018), produced by the PTC Box Office Productions. The movie narrated the story of a simple family whose lives are turned upside down when the protagonist writes them a letter, explaining his arrest by the police and an arcane past.
He later bagged his first lead role in PTC’s next production “Channa Ve” (2018), opposite
. His most recent piece of work was Rohit Dwivedi’s horror-mystery “Khejdi” (2018), which is based on the short story ‘Sanjhna’ by Kiran Singh.