Malkit Singh

Born 1972.
Malkit Singh

Biography

Malkit Singh, MBE (Punjabi: ਮਲਕੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ) (born Malkit Singh Boparai; September 13, 1962) is an England-based Punjabi bhangra singer. Born in Hussainpur and raised in Nakodar, he moved to Birmingham in 1984. Singh is the first Punjabi singer to be honoured with an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. He is most famous for the songs "Gur Nalo Ishq Mita", "Tootak Tootak Tootiyan", "Kurri Garam Jayee", "Dekh li vilyait", "Chal Hun", and "Jind Mahi", the latter two from the soundtrack to the popular film Bend It Like Beckham.

Singh has appeared on many Indian talk shows which are linked to Sikhism and Punjab on Akal Channel, Sikh Channel, and Sangat TV. He is listed by the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling bhangra solo artist of all time, with sales of over 4.9 million records in his 20-year career. His song "Tutak Tutak Toothiyan" is the fastest-selling and most successful bhangra song of all time. His most recent release, 21st Chapter, featured the hugely popular track "Jago Aaya". Singh and his backup band, Golden Star, have toured in 27 countries.

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  1. Review of Billo Rani

    Billo Rani 2009

    Reviewed by Vibhuti Patel
    Excellent vocals and production sure to appeal to all lovers of bhangra.
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