Surjit Bindrakhia Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Rupnagar, Punjab
Death Date: 17/11/2003
Age: 41 Years

Surjit Bindrakhia

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 130 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourNatural Black
First Album‘Munda Ki Mangda' (1991)
Surjit Bindrakhia's debut album 'Munda Ki Mangda' (1991)
Awards2004- Filmfare Award for his contribution to Punjabi music
2005- Best Bhangra Album award at the UK Asian Music Awards
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 April 1962 (Sunday)
BirthplaceVillage Bindrakh, district Rupnagar, Punjab, India
Date of Death17 November 2003
Place of DeathHe died at his home in Phase-7, Mohali, Punjab.
Age (at the time of death)41 Years
Death CauseCardiac arrest [1]The Tribune
Zodiac SignAries
HometownVillage Bindrakh, district Rupnagar, Punjab
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear, 1990
Wife/SpousePreet Kamal
Surjit Bindrakhia and Preet Kamal
ChildrenSon- Gitaz Bindrakhia (Punjabi singer and actor)
Daughter- Minaz Bindrakhia
Gitaz Bindrakhia and Minaz Bindrakhia (right)
ParentsFather- Sucha Singh (Wrestler)
Mother- Gurcharan Kaur
SiblingsHe had a sister.

Surjit Bindrakhia

Some Lesser Known Facts About Surjit Bindrakhia

  • Surjit Bindrakhia was an Indian singer who was known for his Punjabi songs like ‘Dupatta Tera Satrang da,’ ‘Tera Yaar Bolda,’ ‘Sanu Tedi Tedi Takdi tu,’ and ‘Lakk Tunoo Tunoo.’
  • Surjit’s birth name was ‘Surjit Bains,’ but because he wanted to represent his village ‘Bindrakh’ in his songs, he decided to keep his stage name ‘Surjit Bindrakhia.’
  • Surjit Bindrakhia’s father, Sucha Singh, wanted Surjit to pursue wrestling; however, Surjit was interested in only music and wanted to make singing his profession.
  • Surjit released his debut album, ‘Munda Ki Mangda,’ in 1991, which was composed by the Indian composer and music producer Atul Sharma, and all the songs in the album were written by the Indian singer and lyricist Shamsher Sandhu.
    Cassette tape of Surjit Bindrakhia's debut album titled 'Munda Ki Mangda' (1991)

    Cassette tape of Surjit Bindrakhia’s debut album titled ‘Munda Ki Mangda’ (1991)

    Surjit Bindrakhia, Shamsher Sandhu, and Atul Sharma

    Surjit Bindrakhia, Shamsher Sandhu, and Atul Sharma

  • In 1992, Surjit released a new song titled ‘Bas Kar Bas Kar,’ which was produced by the T-Series music label. In 1994, Surjit Bindrakhia released a song titled ‘Dupatta Tera Satrang Da.’

    Cassette cover of Surjit Bindrakhia's song titled Dupatta Tera Satrang Da' (1992)

    Cassette cover of Surjit Bindrakhia’s song titled Dupatta Tera Satrang Da’ (1992)

  • In 2002, he released an album titled ‘Phulkari,’ which included the song ‘Tera Yaar Bolda,’ which was the most successful song of his career. The song has more than 135 million views on YouTube. [2]T-Series Apna Punjab – YouTube

    Surjit Bindrakhia (left) in a still from his song titled 'Tera Yaar Bolda' (2002)

    Surjit Bindrakhia (left) in a still from his song titled ‘Tera Yaar Bolda’ (2002)

  • Apart from dance numbers, Surjit Bindrakhia also released many religious albums like ‘Kamban Dil Gaddaran De’ (1992), ‘Janam Dihara Khalse Da’ (1999), and ‘Singho Sewadar Bano’ (2001).
  • In 1991, Surjit Bindrakhia sang the song ‘Vaar Baba Banda Singh’ from the Punjabi film ‘Jatt Jeona Morh;’ he also appeared in the song. In the same year, he sang the song ‘Boliyan’ along with Surinder Shinda, from the Punjabi film ‘Badla Jatti Da;’ he also appeared in the song.
    Surjit Bindrakhia in a still from the song titled 'Vaar Baba Banda Singh' from the film 'Jatt Jeona Morh' (1991)

    Surjit Bindrakhia in a still from the song titled ‘Vaar Baba Banda Singh’ from the film ‘Jatt Jeona Morh’ (1991)

    Surjit Bindrakhia in a still from the song titled 'Boliyan' from the film 'Badla Jatti Da' (1991)

    Surjit Bindrakhia in a still from the song titled ‘Boliyan’ from the film ‘Badla Jatti Da’ (1991)

  • In 1992, Surjit held the Guinness World Record for the longest Alaap/hekk (the opening section of a typical North Indian classical performance) that he sang in the song titled ‘Jugni’ from his album ‘Addi Utte Ghum’ (1990).
  • In 1994, he made an appearance in the song titled ‘Akhara’ (live performance) from the Punjabi film ‘Kachehari.’
  • On 17 November 2003, Surjit Bindrakhia passed away in his sleep due to cardiac arrest. According to his wife, she tried waking Surjit up, but he didn’t respond to which she called their family doctor who confirmed Surjit’s death. Many prominent personalities including Hans Raj Hans, Sardool Sikander, Gurdas Maan, and Surinder Shinda reached the village, Bindrakh to attend the last rites of the singer. [3]Tribune India
  • Surjit belonged to a family of farmers and loved farming in the fields of his village Bindrakh.
  • Punjabi lyricist and singer Shamsher Sandhu was the first person to recognise the talent of Surjit Bindrakhia and gave him an opportunity to sing on a bigger platform. Most of Surjit’s songs were written by Shamsher Sandhu.
  • He was a trained wrestler as his father was a wrestler. Surjit was also the winner of a gold medal in the inter-university wrestling championship.
  • Indian actor Sonu Sood made his music video debut with Surjit’s song titled ‘Ghungroo’ from the album titled ‘Billiaan Akhiyaan,’ which was released in 2001.
  • Before getting into the Punjabi singing industry, Surjit used to sing folk songs for his university’s Bhangra team.
  • After Surjit Bindrakhia passed away, Punjabi singer Babbu Maan released an album titled ‘Pyaas’ in 2005. The album had a song titled ‘Pind Diyan Juhaan,’ which was a tribute song to Surjit Bindrakhia. [4]T-Series Apna Punjab – YouTube

    Posert of Babbu Maan's tribute song for Surjit Bindrakhia titled 'Pind Diyan Juhaan' (2005)

    Posert of Babbu Maan’s tribute song for Surjit Bindrakhia titled ‘Pind Diyan Juhaan’ (2005)

  • Gitaz Bindrakhia has released many songs as a tribute to his late father. Some of the songs include ‘Bindrakhia’ (2012), and ‘Gal Baap Di’ (2021).

    Poster of Gitaz Bindrakhia's song titled 'Gall Baap Di' (2021)

    Poster of Gitaz Bindrakhia’s song titled ‘Gall Baap Di’ (2021)