Daler Mehndi turns 52 today. The popular singer was born on 18 August, 1967 as Daler Singh. Hailing from Patna, the singer became a known face in the music industry for his energetic vibe and songs. His Punjabi songs still work as a benchmark for those who aim to make the similar music from the genre. Not just his music, but his personality made him stand out of the crowd. His turban and the long designer robes played an important role in his image building apart from his contagious tracks. World Cup Humara Hai: Daler Mehndi Opens Up about His Tribute Song to the Indian Cricket Team.
The singer-songwriter did not start his career in the music industry with a Bollywood movie. In fact, it was his first ever album with Magnasound that got him on the peak of success. His 1995 pop song "Bola Ta Ra Ra" was a smashing hit, selling over 20 units. The high-on-energy song remains the biggest selling non-film music Indian pop album till date.
Followed by this ultra popular entry in the music world were his another hits. "Na Na Na Re" (Mrityudata) and "Tunak Tunak Tun" are like the constants in the parties and pubs even now, thanks to catchy tune and the powerful voice behind it. He first took over the mic as a playback singer through films like Irrfan Khan starrer Maqbool and Sunny Deol-John Abraham starrer Lakeer-Forbidden Lines. Later on, he went on to sing in movies regularly. Some of the recent ones are "Saahore" (Baahubali), "Vande Mataram" (ABCD 2), "Flicker Singh" (Soorma), "Gold Title Song", "Jagga Jiteya" (Uri: The Surgical Strike).Check out some of the amazing songs of him below.
Jagga Jiteya Song
Gold Title Song
Saaho Re Baahubali Song:
Dangal Title Song:
Vande Mataram Song:
Daler Mehndi's TOP 10 Pop Tracks:
However, his contribution to the Indian pop songs is something more worth applauding. Of course, we hope the singer continues to make more music albums and sings for the Bollywood movies as his fans will continue to shower love on him. LatestLY wishes Daler Mehndi, a very happy birthday!