Daler Singh known by his credit name Daler Mehndi was born in Patna, Bihar on 18th August 1967. He is an Indian Singer, Song-Writer and Record Producer. He was born and brought up in a family of musicians.
DALER MEHNDI BIO/WIKI
Sardar of Swing, King of Bhangra, Indian King of Pop
Singer, Songwriter, Politician
Date of Birth
18 August 1967
Age (as in
Late Ajmer Singh Chandan (Musician, Farmer)
Balbir Kaur (State level wrestler)
Mika Singh (Younger), Shamsher Mehndi (Elder), 3 more
Indian National Party (INC); 2013-2019 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP); 2019-present
1), In 2003, he was accused in an illegal immigration scandal (human trafficking), surfaced at Patiala as directed by the Delhi High Court. 2), An Indian Islamic group, Raza Academy took him to court over some of the lyrics and the video of his album Nabi Buba Nabi to be offensive. After which, few words were changed, & references to “prophet” were also removed. 3), On 16 March 2018, he was convicted in the illegal immigration case of 2003 and was sentenced to 2-years jail by Patiala Court. He was however granted bail, minutes after he was sentenced.
Album- Bolo Ta Ra Ra (1995) Film-“Na Na Na Na Na Re” song in the film Mrityudatta (1997, as a singer)
Daler started singing at age 6 and was taught the ragas and Shabads from the Guru Granth Sahib by his parents.
He gave his first stage performance in front of 20,000 people at the age of 13 in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh.
When he reached the age of 14, he spent 3 years on improving his voice and learning musical instruments such as Tabla, Dholak, Harmonium, and Tanpura from Late Ustad Raahat Ali Khan Saheb of Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Later, he moved to San Francisco, USA and started working as a cab driver.
In 1991, he returned to India and formed a music band, under which he initially sang ghazals inspired by poets such as Qateel Shifai and Firaq Gorakhpuri.
In 1995, he switched from classical to pop music, the same year his debut album Bolo Ta Ra Ra, which was a mega-hit with more than 20 million copies sold.
He became a member of the Congress Party (INC) in 2013.
His daughter Ajit has married 2 Navraj Hans, son of famous Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans.
On 26 April 2019, he joined BJP in the presence of Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and Union Minister Vijay Goel.