Emiway Bantai (Rapper) Wiki, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 23 Years
Height: 5' 7"
Education: 11th Standard

Emiway Bantai

Real Name Bilal Shaikh
Stage Name Emiway Bantai
NicknameShahrukh Shaikh
Profession(s)Singer/Rapper (Hip-Hop/Rap/RnB/PoP), Dancer, Songwriter, Editor, Music Composer
Famous ForHis song "Asli Hip Hop" and appearance in the film 'Gully Boy' (2019)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 38 inches
- Waist: 30 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutEnglish Singles: "Glint Lock" ft. Minta (2013)
Hindi Singles: "Aur Bantai" (2014)
Bollywood Rapper & Actor: "Asli Hip Hop" for the film Gully Boy (2019)
Gully Boy (2019)
Awards, Achievements 2016- Radio City Freedom Award for the song "Aisa Kuch Shot Nai Hai"
Emiway Bantai Receiving Radio City Freedom Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 November 1995
Age (as in 2018)23 Years
BirthplaceBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolLHS, Mumbai
Educational Qualification11th standard
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesPlaying Football, Dancing
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Mother- Name Not Known
Emiway Bantai's Mother
SiblingsNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodDal Chawal with Papad
Favourite Actor(s)Shah Rukh Khan, Ranveer Singh
Favourite Actress(es)Kajol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Alia Bhatt
Favourite Film(s)Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Favourite Singer(s)Arijit Singh, Atif Aslam
Favourite Rapper(s)Eminem, Tech N9ne, NF, Token
Style Quotient
Bike CollectionHero Splender
Emiway Bantai Sitting On His MotorCycle

Emiway Bantai

Some Lesser Known Facts About Emiway Bantai

  • Does Emiway Bantai smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Emiway Bantai drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Emiway hails from a middle-class orthodox Muslim family with roots in Karnataka.
  • He was good at studies till 10th standard, but when he reached the 11th standard, his focus shifted towards rap; after he started listening to Eminem. Moreover, he failed in 12th standard, after which he went through depression.
  • He aspired to become a doctor.
  • He adopted his stage name “Emiway” from the combination of the names of Eminem and Lil Wayne i.e., Emi+Way.

    Emiway Bantai In Younger Days

    Emiway Bantai In Younger Days

  • It took a lot for him to learn hip-hop music.
  • In 2014, he started making rap videos, just for fun. But, the initial response that he got was overwhelming, after which started taking rap music seriously.
  • In 2013, he posted his first YouTube song “Glint Lock” with Minta in English.

  • In his initial days as a rapper, he worked as a helper in the ‘Hard Rock Cafe’ to earn money to make rap music without taking support from his family. Co-incidentally, it was the same place where he received the Radio City Freedom Award, a few years later.
  • Initially, he used to do rap in Engish, but his father suggested him to try it in Hindi so that the common Indians could understand it easily. Moreover, his father always wanted to be an actor and was featured in one of his videos.
  • In 2014, he posted his first Hindi rap “Aur Bantai,” which was an instant hit.

  • His much-needed breakthrough came nearly 2 years later, in 2017, when he collaborated with Raftaar for the song “#Sadak.”

  • He has his own music studio named, Bantai The Studio.\
  • Before becoming famous, Bantai had also appeared in the popular Indian reality talent show- India’s Got Talent.

  • In 2018, he had a diss war with Raftaar. It all started when Raftaar questioned his capability as a rapper. To which, Emiway responded with a diss track titled “Samajh Mein Aaya Kya,” in response to which, Raftaar released a song titled “Sheikh Chilli,” to which Emiway responded with the song titled “Giraftaar.”

  • His journey in Bollywood started off when he got a breakthrough in Zoya Akhtar‘s 2019 film ‘Gully Boy,’ where he not only did rapping in the song “Asli Hip-Hop,” but also showed his acting skills.