Bilal Shaikh, better known as Emiway Bantai is a well-known name in the Indian music industry, he is a self-made singer, dancer, rapper, songwriter, music editor, and YouTuber. He is the only independent musician to achieve fame without signing with a record company. Emiway and his team develop all of his music videos at “Bantai the Studio”, which is where they are all published. The music YouTube channel Emiway Bantai has 18 million subscribers and 3 billion views.
Emiway Bantai Biography and Net Worth
|Net Worth $11.33 M|
|Full Name Bilal Shaikh|
|Birth Date 13 November 1995|
|Age 26 Years|
|Birth Place Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Profession Singer, Songwriter, Rapper|
|Subscribers 18 M|
Emiway Bantai Early Life
On November 13, 1995, in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Bilal Shaikh was born. He was raised in a strict, orthodox Muslim home from the middle class. After Emiway was born, the entire family moved from Bengaluru to Mumbai, where Bilal grew up with his mother, father, and younger brother. His family has ties to Karnataka as well. At school, Bilal excelled in academics. He was a high student in his school and frequently came in first place during his time there. However, he did not interact with other kids very much. He enrolled in Lakshdham High School in Gukuldham, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, however after finishing his tenth grade, he started getting into rap music after hearing some of his friend’s rap tracks.
In his eleventh year, he switched his interest from MBBS to the rap scene. He met numerous rappers and began to follow them and their rhyming techniques. After becoming despondent and unable to choose between rap and more challenging coursework in his 12th year, Bilal dropped out of high school. After that, he worked very hard to establish himself as a well-known rapper using the alias “Emiway Bantai.”
Emiway Bantai Music Career Start
In May 2013, Emiway launched his rap music career by posting Glint Lock – Emiway Bantai Ft. Minta, a Hindi-English rap song, to YouTube. His two favorite rap artists, Lil Wayne and Eminem, inspired his stage name Emiway, and Bantai is a native Mumbai phrase that signifies Dude or Bro. After failing his 12th grade, Emiway’s father requested him to sing a rap song, and he responded by singing an English song. His Father advised him that singing in Hindi would help local listeners understand his song better and that only people who have studied music since they were young may become professional musicians.
Emiway believes that rap can only be done in English, but he persisted and developed a greater interest in creating Hindi Rap. He released another Hindi rap in March 2014 called Aur Bantai, which became an instant hit. The song later received a people’s choice award. After struggling with numerous financial issues and his personal costs, he began working as a laborer for 300 rupees per day at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Emiway Bantai Music Career Breakthrough
He and professional rapper “Raftaar” collaborated on the song “#Sadak” in 2017. However, a year later, he engaged in a heated conflict with Raftaar over their ascent. Raftaar’s comment that Emiway could never make money like that was the catalyst for Bantai to write the song “Samajh Mein Aaya Kya?” Ashish Chanchlani stole the melody from Raftaar’s song “Sheikh Chili” to create the song “The Student Anthem” in response. The conflict was not yet over since Bantai responded once again with the song “Giraftaar.” Emiway released a song called Machayenge in 2019 and it received a ton of positive feedback from listeners. Emiway makes his Bollywood debut in the 2019 film Gully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar.
Emiway Bantai YouTube Career
Emiway joined YouTube in May 2013 and is currently the most popular independent rapper in India with over 18 million subscribers. He is the only rapper in India to find success without signing with a major label, and he records his music in his own studio. He currently collaborates with numerous well-known foreign rap artists, including Snoop Dog, Macklemore, Dax, Celena Sharma, and many more. The most viewed video on his channel “FIRSE MACHAYENGE” has 485 million views as of 2022.
Emiway Bantai Girlfriend
Emiway is single nowadays but from 2015 through 2018, Emiway and Mukkta Karandikar shared a love relationship. Mukkta Karandikar is a model and rapper who was enrolled in MTV Love School as well. They were together for three years straight until breaking up for some private reasons.
Emiway Bantai Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Emiway Bantai is $11.33 million. The prediction of $11.33 million is solely dependent on YouTube ad revenue. Consequently, Emiway Bantai’s net worth could be significantly larger. With these extra sources of income, Emiway Bantai’s value may be closer to $15.86 million.
Emiway Bantai Height & Weight
|Weight 62 kg|
|Chest Size 38’|
|Waist Size 30’|
|Biceps Size 13’|
|Eye Color Dark Brown|
|Hair Color Black|