KR$NA also known as Krishna Kaul is a well-known Indian rapper, producer, and songwriter. He has been a prominent figure in the desi hip hop scene since the mid-2000s. He was born on October 4th, 1987 in Delhi, India, KR$NA comes from a Hindu Kashmiri pandit family. KR$NA's mother's name is Sumita Kumar Kaul. He has not revealed the name of his father or family details.

KR$NA attended school in South London where rival gangs often used weapons to fight each other, creating a challenging environment for non-affiliated students like him. In order to connect with the culture and people of South London, he turned to rapping as a form of expression. His interest in rapping grew leading him to participate in rap battles competitively.

Krsna: Rapper who featured in Gully Boy

KR$NA is approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs around 60 kg, has black hair, and dark brown eyes. As per various new reports, his net worth is estimated to be around 2 crores. In 2019, he was featured in the Bollywood film ‘Gully Boy’ as himself.

His Career as Rapper

At the age of 18, KR$NA made his first rap recording. Following that, he completed his undergraduate studies at Delhi University and continued to pursue his post-graduation at St. Xavier's College in Delhi.

In 2006, Kaul started writing songs and sharing them on his MySpace profile. Two years later, he gained popularity in New Delhi and received recognition from musicians in the US and Canada. Upon returning to India, he began rapping in college and formed a group called Illicit Cash Mob (ICM).

In 2010, Kaul released the music video "Kaisa Mera Desh," which was the first Indian hip hop song on YouTube. After its release, it quickly became the second most-watched video in India. In 2013, he decided to change his stage name from Prozpekt to KR$NA, which is the name he goes by now.

Krsna Career

In 2013, he signed a contract with Universal Music and released his debut album 'Sellout' in 2014. The lead single 'Last Night' from the album reached number 5 on the VH1 music charts in India. He had signed with KALAMKAAR artists in 2017 and by 2018, he had advanced to become a partner and was represented alongside Raftaar and Ankit Khanna.

In 2019, KR$NA had the unique chance to speak at TEDxMSIT, marking a significant moment in his life. In 2021, he released his second album 'Still Here,' featuring famous Indian music artists like Badshah, Raftaar, and Ikka. The intro song of the album was produced by Safin.

Controversy related to him

When the song "Hum Wapas Ayenge", new IPL anthem for 2020 was released, some fans noticed similarities to a song previously heard on Krsna's YouTube channel. After tagging Krsna, his team sent a legal notice to the IPL organisers claiming plagiarism. However, Pranav Ajayrao Malpe, the composer of the IPL anthem, defended the song's originality by claiming that the Music Composers Association of India had approved of it. 

In 2020, Muhfaad made a controversial statement in an interview about Krishna which led to a feud between the two rappers. This feud escalated when KR$NA released a song called "UNTITLED" with subtle digs at Muhfaad. In response, Muhfaad came out with his own diss track titled "Bitch I am a GOD." The battle of diss tracks continued with both artists releasing songs like "MAHARANI" by KR$NA and "MOKSH" by Muhfaad.