Daler Mehndi is a popular Indian singer, songwriter, author, record producer, performer, and politician. His original name is Daler Singh but he is known by his stage name ‘Daler Mehndi’. He is also famous for his nicknames like ‘King of Bhangra’, ‘Indian King of Pop’, and ‘Sardar of Swing’. Some of his songs like ‘Saahore Bahubali’, ‘Tunak Tunak Tun’ and ‘Bolo Ta Ra Ra’ are very famous on Youtube as well in India. Apart from a successful singer, he is also honored, active politician. Moreover, he was the former representative of the Indian National Congress (INC). In 2019, He joined India’s major political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Know more about Daler Mehandi Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Children, Career, Political Party, Songs, Photos & much more.
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|Real Name:||Daler Singh|
|Known Name:||Daler Mehndi|
|Profession:||Singer, Songwriter, Author, Record Producer, Politician|
|Famous for:||1. Sardar of Swing, King of Bhangra, Indian King of Pop|
2. Joined the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)
|Political Party:||Indian National Congress (INC); 2013-2019|
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 2019-present
|Date of Birth/DOB/Birthday:||18 August 1967|
|Age:||55 Years Old (in 2019)|
|Birthplace:||Patna, Bihar, India|
|Height (Approx):||in centimeter: 168 cm|
in meter: 1.68 m
in feet inches: 5' 6"
|Weight (Approx):||in kilograms: 90 kg|
in pound: 198 lbs
|Marriage Date:||Not Known|
|Children:||Daughter: Gurdeep Mehndi|
Son: Ajit Kaur Mehndi, Prabhjot Kaur Mehndi, Rabaab Kaur Mehndi
|Parents (Family):||Father: Late Ajmer Singh Chandan (Musician, Farmer)|
Mother: Balbir Kaur
Brothers: Mika Singh (Younger), Shamsheer Mehndi, 3 other
Sister: Not Known
|Home Town:||Patna, Bihar, India|
|Net Worth:||Not Known|
|Favorite Actor:||Anil Kapoor|
|Favorite Actress:||Not Known|
|Favorite Singer:||Ghulam Ali, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan|
|Net Worth (Approx):||₹9 lakh/song|
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Daler Mehndi was born into a family of Gurbani Singers. Currently, Daler is one of the most popular singers in India and Globally. He is known for his distinctive and perfect pitched voice especially in Punjabi songs. Some of his Punjabi song albums like Bolo Ta Ra Ra and Tunak Tunak Tun are still famous in Indian youth.
Daler started his stage performance with his father from the very small age of 4 years. He got training in the Classical Indian Vocal tradition from the Late Ustad Rahat Ali Khan of Patiala Gharana of Gorakhpur, India. He ran away from the house for the training in Indian Classical Music. From there to present, He is a master of music.
He has a very powerful voice which gave many hit songs which are very famous in India. Some of his songs like ‘Bolo Tara Ra’, foot-tapping anthem ‘Dardi Rab Rab’, ‘Ho Jayegi Balle Balle’, ‘Tunak Tunak’ and many more. He is also famous in new generation’s songs like ‘Rang De Basanti’, ‘Jiyo Re Bahubali’, URI Song ‘Jagga Jiteya’ and many more.
Daler Mehndi was honored with many awards like Pride of India Award, Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award, National Award for Best Pop Singer, and Voice of Aisa Award. Moreover, Daler Mehndi is also an active politician since 2013 to present. On 26 April 2019, He joined to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Daler Mehndi Family, Wife, Children, Cast & Religion
Daler Mehndi was born on 18th August 1967 into Patna, Bihar, India. he belongs to the family of Gurbani Singers. His late father Ajmer Singh Chandan was musician and farmer. His mother Balbir Kaur was the State Level Wrestler. Famous Indian singer Mika Singh is a younger brother of Daler Mehndi. Also, he has elder brothers Shamsher Mehndi and more. Daler and his family believe in Shikism and holds Indian Nationality.
Daler Mehndi is married to Taranpreet Kaur. The Couple has four children Gurdeep Mehndi, Ajit Kaur Mehndi, Prabhjot Kaur Mehndi, and Rabaab Kaur Mehndi. His daughter Gurdeep Mehndi is married to Navraj Hans, son of Punjabi Singer Hans Raj Hans. Also, Gurdeep Mehndi got engaged to his fellow actress Jessica Singh in 2014.
Daler Mehndi belongs from the family of singers and musician. He started singing at a very small age with his father who used to sing. Daler did his first stage performance with his father. He ran away from his house to get training in Indian Classical Music from the Ustad Rahat Ali Khan of Patiala Gharana of Gorakhpur, UP.
Daler established his own group in 1991. After that, AJ Jaspal of IPCA gave him a professional setup and promoted him. In 1994, Jaspal sent him to complete the annual voice of Asia International Ethnic and Pop Music contest at Azia Dynasys in Almaty, Kazakstan. Dale Mehndi represented India and judged second among two hundred contestants.
After that, Daler has started his professional career in music. He signed three albums for three years along with Magnasound. Moreover, Mehndi’s first album was ‘Bolo Tara Ra’ which became an instant hit and sold over 20 million copies. That album has established Daler as a pop star. Daler won the Channel V’s Best Indian Male Pop Artist Award. His next album was Dardi Rub Rub which became more popular than the first one.
In 1997, Daler’s third album ‘Balle Balle’ was released. It became a multi-platinum same as earlier albums. The same year, Daler performed a popular track ‘Na Na Na Re’ in big screen movie ‘Mrityudata’ along with Amitabh Bachchan. Following year, Daler Mehndi released an album ‘Tunak Tunak Tun’ with a music video. Additionally, It went hit across India and he got the status of India’s Biggest Popstar at the time.
In the year, Daler was signed by the coca cola. And he signed 30 concerts for the endorsement. He also did concerts across the world. After the years,
Career from 2000 to present
He did many single albums and filmography. He gave his voice in many popular movie songs of Bollywood.
From 200o to 2005, Daler gave a performance for the song of movies like Khauff, Maqbol, Chupke Se, Bullet Ek Dhamaka, Lakeer, Ramji London Wale and Wajah. Following years, He did songs like Rang De Basanti, Tuteya Ve Tutiya, Talwar Re, Aasma Ko Chukar, Doha, Rabbaru Gajulu Rabbaru Gajulu, Loot Liya and many more.
Daler Mehndi gave many hit songs during the years of 2008 to 2011. Some of the famous songs are Tu Makke Di Roti Meri, Maya Bazar, Karle Baby Dance Wance, Dhoom Dhadaka, Mere Desh Ki Dharti, Aila Re Aila, Zor Ka Jhatka, Hara Shwet Kesariya, and Love Kiya Aur Lag Gayi.
After that, Daler gave a performance in the new generation of songs. From 2012 to 2015, Daler Mehndi gave the songs like Haryana Ka Sher, Banti Poola Janki, Ruk Ja Tham Ja, Chal Hand Uthake Nach Le, Paisa Paisa, Kabab Meinn Haddi, and many more.
Some of his latest songs in Bollywood movies became very famous on the Internet. In 2016, He gave his voice in the song Raj Karega Khalsa from the movie Flying Jatt. Moreover, the Following years, Daler Mehndi sang title songs of movies Mirzya and Dangal in 2016.
Latest songs movie songs career
He also became a part of latest songs like ‘Jiyo Re Bahubali’ from the movie Bahubali 2: The Conclusion, Kudiyan Shehar Diyan from the ‘Poster Boys’, the title song of Gold, the title song of movie Kaashi in Search of Ganga, and Jagga Jiteya from the movie Uri: The Surgical Strike.
Daler Mehndi is one of the most popular and recognized singers of India. He is known as the King of Pop. Also, His powerful voice and lyrics have won him several awards and precious moments. Some of Honor’s list is here.
- 1994: Winner of the Voice of Asia International Ethnic
- 1996: Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award from the International Economic Form and Channel V’s Best Male Pop Singer award for Bolo Tara Ra.
- 1997: Channel V’s Best Male Pop Singer award for Dardi Rab Rab
- 1998: Six Awards from the Channel V, Punjab Ratna Award, and The Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award
- 1999: Central Revenue Award and Most Stylist Music Artist from The Elle Style Award
- 2000: Millennium Sikh Award
- 2002: The Pride of India Award
- 2005: Kalakar Ratna Award
- 2011: Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award
- 2013: Indian Icon Award and National Award for the Best Pop Singer by Journalists Association of India
- 2016: Bharat Seva Ratna Award
Daler Mehndi is also an active politician since 2013 to present. He became a member of Indian National Congress (INC) in 2013. Also, He quit his membership of INC in 2019.
On 26 April 2019, Daler Mehndi joined BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) in the presence of Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari and Union Minister Vijay Goel.
- In 2013, Daler accused of the illegal immigration scandal (Human Trafficking). Then the case handled by the Delhi High Court.
- An Indian Islamic group Raza Academy took him to court due to some lyrics and the video of his Album Nabi Buba Nabi to be offensive. After which he removed some of the words and also made a change to lyrics.
- On 16th March 2018, He convicted in the illegal immigration of 2003. Also, He was arrested and sentenced two years of Jail by Patiala Court. However, Daler granted bail, minutes after he was sentenced.
Some interesting things about Daler Mehndi
Does Daler Mehndi somkes?: Not Known
Does Daler Mehndi drinks alcohol?: Not Known
When he reached the age of 14, he spent 3 years on improving his voice and learning musical instruments like Tabla, Dholak, Harmonium, and Tanpura from the Late Ustad Raahat Ali Khan.
He also worked as a cab driver in San Francisco, USA while he was struggling.
Moreover, Daler started singing at the age of 6 and taught the ragas Shabads from the Guru Granth Sahib by his parents.
Daler gave his first performance in front of 20,000 people at the age of 13 in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh.
He has performed for the charity for Imran Khan‘s Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust in Pakistan and raised $5 million.
Daler got fame from the song Bolo Ta Ra Ra. Moreover, It is still famous in Indian People.
Moreover, Mehndi has set up a Daler Mehndi Food for Life Society in Chander Vihar, Delhi. At the place, the 24-hour kitchen provides food to the destitute and the underprivileged.
In 2013, Mehndi appointed as the Brand Ambassador of NIAPPI Business Council by Shalabh Kumar.
Daler Mehndi is very active singer celebrity on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Moreover, He has a huge number of fan followers on his social media.