Panjabi MC Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Coventry, Warwickshire, England.
Age: 51 Years
Profession: Musician

Panjabi MC

Real nameRajinder Singh Rai
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.7 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutAlbum- Souled Out (1993)
Poster of Panjabi MC album 'Souled Out'
Single- Ghariah Milan De (1995)
Bollywood (Singer)- The song "Haaay!" from the film Mere Dad Ki Maruti (2013)
Awards• MTV Europe Music Awards – Best Dance Act – "Panjabi MC" (2003)
Panjabi MC with his MTV Music Award in 2003
• MOBO Awards – Best UK Act (2003)
• UK Asian Music Awards – Best Single Bhangra – "Mundian To Bach Ke" (2003)
• World Music Awards – World's Best Indian Artist (2003)
• Punjabi Music Awards – Best Sound Recording – "Moorni" (2011)
• Brit Asia TV Music Awards – Best Single – "Moorni" and Best Asian Music Producer (2011)
• Brit Asia TV Music Awards – Outstanding Achievement (2018)
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 February 1973 (Wednesday)
Age (as of 2024) 51 Years
BirthplaceCoventry, Warwickshire, England
Zodiac signAquarius
HometownCoventry, Warwickshire, England
CasteJatt Sikh
Relationships & More
Marital StatusNot Known
Wife/SpouseNot Known
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (worked at the Jaguar automobile factory as a spray-painter and later owned an Indian textile shop in England)
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- 1 (Lives in the USA)
FoodAloo Paratha
Singer(s)Bob Marley, James Brown, Gurdas Maan

Panjabi MC at a concert

Some Lesser Known Facts About Panjabi MC

  • His debut single was the remix of Kuldeep Manak‘s song ‘Ghariah Milan De,’ though the song was later taken off the market.
  • Panjabi MC took samples from the 1980s television show Knight Rider for his song Mundian To Bach Ke (1998).
  • The song ‘Mundian To Bach Ke’ has been featured in several TV shows such as Bend It Like Beckham (2002), The White Tiger (2020), and in an episode of the American TV show Queer as Folk.
  • The song ‘Beware of the Boys’ featuring American rapper Jay-Z was released in 2003; it was a remixed version of the song ‘Mundian To Bach Ke.’ The song is one of the best-selling singles of all time with an estimated sale of 10 million copies worldwide.

    Beware of the Boys song poster

    Poster of the song ‘Beware of the Boys’

  • Panjabi MC’s song ‘Jatt Ho Giya Sharabee,’ released in 2003, was featured in the American TV show Heroes.
  • Panjabi MC used vocal samples from Ofra Haza’s ‘Im Nin’Alu’ in his music album ‘Indian Timing,’ released in 2008.
  • His song ‘Snake Charmer’ from the album Indian Timing was screened at Deejay Ra’s music video night in Toronto at the FILMI festival, North America’s longest-running South Asian film festival.

    Panjabi MC album 'Indian Timing' poster

    Panjabi MC album ‘Indian Timing’ poster

  • Panjabi MC remixed the famous song ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ along with Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi. He also composed The Great Khali‘s WWE entrance song, Land of Five Rivers.
  • Panjabi MC’s Bollywood debut came with the song ‘Haaay!’ in the film Mere Dad Ki Maruti, released in 2013. [1]Yash Raj Films
  • Panjabi MC likes to drive vintage classic cars.

    Panjabi MC's post about cars

    Panjabi MC’s post about vintage cars

  • Rappers from the black community of England gave him the name ‘Panjabi MC’ in the early 1990s. [2]The Guardian
  • Panjabi MC made his Canadian premiere in 2001 at the Payal Banquet Hall in Mississauga.
  • The song ‘Mundian To Bach Ke’ gained popularity worldwide after Panjabi MC appeared on the British music show ‘Top of the Pops.’
  • Panjabi MC bought a sampler (musical instrument) with the money meant for his university education.
  • Apart from music, he also runs a chilli sauce business by the name of ‘Bach Ke Chilli – Beware of the sauce.’

  • Citing cultural reasons, Panjabi MC’s first release, Rootz, was banned by the Muslim community.
  • Panjabi MC lost 90% of the publishing share of the song ‘Mundia to Bach Ke’ to the Universal Music Group as he released the song without owning its publishing rights.