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Sukhbir (Singer) Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameSukhbir Singh
NicknamePrince of Bhangra
ProfessionSinger
Famous ForHis song "Oh Ho Ho...Ishq Tera Tadpave"
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6’
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutAlbum: New Stylee (1996)
Sukhbir - New Stylee (1996)
Bollywood Singing: "Dil Laga Na" from the film Dhoom 2 (2006)
Dhoom 2
Awards, Honours, Achievements 1996- Channel V Awards: Best Debut Album, Best Male Vocalist and Best Music Video for the song "Punjabi Munde"
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 November 1969
Age (as in 2018)49 Years
BirthplaceJalandhar, Punjab, India [1]HT Times
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownDubai, UAE
SchoolParklands High School Nairobi, Kenya [2]HT Times
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationDegree in Information Technology
ReligionSikhism
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesSwimming, Workouts [3]HT Times, Fishing, Flying, Reading [4]IndianJ
ControversyIn 2015, Sukhbir was detained at the Lahore Airport for carrying $27,000, which was in excess of the permissible limits (permissible limit was $10,000). [5]Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseMinal Singh (Dimpy) [6]IndianJ
ChildrenSon- Kabir
Daughter- Kiran
[7]Masala
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (A Priest in Sikh Community)
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- 3
Sister- None
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodContemporary Japanese Cuisine [8]HT Times
Favourite FilmThe Fifth Element (1997) [9]HT Times
Favourite Singer(s)Diljit Dosanjh, Michael Jackson [10]HT Times, Lata Mangeshkar, Jagjit Singh, Asha Bhosle, Bob Marley, Def Leppard [11]IndianJ
Favourite Song(s)• "London Thumakda" from the film 'Queen'
• "Main Tenu Samjhawan Ki" from the film 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'
[12]HT Times
Favourite Destination(s)Maldives, Nairobi [13]HT Times
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)In 2015, Sukhbir was given $30,000 to perform at an event in Pakistan [14]Indian Express

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Sukhbir Singh

  • Sukhbir hails from a very religious Punjabi-Sikh family from Dalli Village, Bhogpur Tehsil, Jalandhar District, Punjab. [15]IndianJ
  • When he was 3 years old, his family migrated to Nairobi, Kenya. While he was growing up, he used to accompany his priest father at the gurudwaras and sing shabads (hymn or paragraph or sections of the Holy Text).
  • He has always been a gifted musician who has had the ability to play almost any musical instrument since childhood.
  • He learned Indian classical music from his father, who also wrote most of his songs.
  • Though he aspired to become an IT professional, upon advice to become a singer from a Kenya businessman, Ketan Somaia, he decided to make his career in singing.
  • His singing talent was first discovered by a hardware shop assistant, who spotted Sukhbir at a club. Soon after, Sukhbir started doing worldwide tours with him to perform at private parties.
  • After spending around 18 years in Nairobi, he moved to London, where he began recording in 1991, but in 1992, he moved to Dubai to avoid taxes. Over there, his partner defrauded him after which, Sukhbir broke his partnership and rebuild his career. [16]Masala
  • His debut album ‘New Stylee’ became a huge success in the 90’s, for which he was awarded three Channel V awards.
  • According to him, since the release of his superhit song “Oh Ho Ho…Ishq Tera Tadpave” in 1999, the majority of his earning is because of this song only.

  • In 2012, he made a cameo in the Punjabi film ‘Pata Nahi Rabb Kehdeyan Rangan Ch Raazi’ as himself.

  • Although he has made his mark as a bhangra pop singer, his favourite genre of music still remains ghazals.
  • He has developed a passion for flying; and in an interview, he said, “I am learning how to fly a plane and become a pilot.”
  • He can sing in 9 languages including- Hindi, Punjabi, English, Swahili, Portuguese, Arabic, and Spanish.
  • He was one of the singers of the ‘Dhoom 2’ song “Dil Lagaana.”

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