Babbal Rai

Babbal Rai is an Indian Punjabi singer, songwriter and film actor[1].[2][3][4]

Babbal Rai
Birth nameSimranjeet Singh Rai
Born (1985-03-03) March 3, 1985 (age 36)
Samrala
Occupation(s)Singer, song writer
Years active2008–present
Associated acts

Music careerEdit

Babbal Rai made his debut with the album "sau putt the first chapter" which brought him into the limelight in the music industry. His album, which was brought by the label Point Zero in March 2010, the album however was not a huge hit as Rai was unable to come to India and promote his album.[5] Meanwhile, he worked and collected money for making music and videos. In 2012 he released his single track "Sohni".[6] It is reported that Rai feels that his claim to fame is to sing what he feels from his heart.[5]

In 2014 Babbal released[7] his second album Girlfriend[8] under the label Speed Records.

Film careerEdit

He started his film career by special guest appearance in the Punjabi Film[9] in Singh vs Kaur in 2013 starring Gippy Grewal and Surveen Chawla.[10] In 2014 he featured in his debut film Mr and Mrs 420 along with Jassi Gill, Yuvraj Hans, Binnu Dhillon, and Jaswinder Bhalla and appeared in a dual-role cameo, a first in Punjabi film industry.[11][12]

DiscographyEdit

Year Album Music Director Record Label
2010 Saau Putt[The First Chapter] Anu-Manu Point Zero
2014 Girlfriend Mofolactic, Pav Dharia, Desi Routz, Beat Minister Speed Records
2017 Professional Sardar Pav Dharia, Beat Minister, Sukh-E (Muzical Doctorz), JSL Singh & Deep Jandu Speed Records

SinglesEdit

Year Song Music Director Lyrics Album Record Label
2010 Nikki Jahi Jind Anu Manu Babbal Rai Sau Putt - The First Chapter Point Zero
Chandigarh
Inkaar
2012 Sohni Pav Dharia Babbal Rai Desi Grrari Speed Records
2013 Rangeelay Jaidev Kumar Kumaar Rangeelay Eros Now
Taur Pav Dharia Veet Baljit Do Ghutt Speed Records
Tera Naam Pav Dharia Babbal Rai Red Speed Records
Kudi tu Pataka JSL Singh Baljit Singn Mahant - For 9x Tashan
2014 Girlfriend Pav Dharia Babbal Rai Girlfriend Speed Records
Tere Layi Desi Routz
Yaarian Beat Minister
Akh Teri Mofolactic
Jattan Da Munda Pav Dharia Abbi Fatehgaria
2015 Youngster Returns (With Jassie Gill) Jatinder Shah Happy Raikoti Speed Records
One Dream Preet Hundal Preet Hundal Speed Records
2016 Deor Bharjayii Desi Routz Narinder Baath -- Speed Records
Yaar Jatt De (with Jassie Gill) Desi Routz Narinder Baath Jump 2 Bhangraa Speed Records
Na Kar Gayi DJ Flow Matt Sheron Wala Speed Records
Khoo Te Tindan Deep Jandu - BNW Records
2017 Jhumke ( With Jassie Gill, Nimrat Khaira) Jay K Veet Baljit Sargi Lokdhun Punjabi
Gaddiyan Jay K Veet Baljit Sargi Lokhdun Punjabi
Dream Boy Pav Dharia Maninder Kailey Speed Records
Rondi Tere Layi Preet Hundal Preet Hundal Speed Records
2018 Uche Uche Kadd Desi Routz Ranbir Singh Speed Records
Main Tera Akshay B Praak Jaani Humble Music
2019 21va Preet Hundal Matt Sheron Wala T-Series
Litt Lyf Byg Byrd Sidhu Moosewala T-Series
Bhangra Thok K Desi Routz Ranbir Singh Saga Hits
2020 Ae Kaash Desi Routz Maninder Kailey T-Series
Jaggo For Motherland Avvy Sra Babbal Rai Babbal Rai
Pinda De Born Desi Crew Narinder Baath T-Series
2021 Aahi Gallan Teriyan Avvy Sra Daljit Chitti T-Series

Film songsEdit

Year Film Character Name Co-Starring
2013 Singh vs Kaur Gippy Grewal, Surveen Chawla, Binnu Dhillon, Japji Khaira, B.N. Sharma, Diljit Kaur, Rana Jung Bahadur, Avtar Gill, Sardar Sohi, Karamjit Anmol, Jelly, Rohit Khurana
2014 Mr & Mrs 420 Pinki/Babbu Yuvraj Hans, Binnu Dhillon, Jassi Gill, Jaswinder Bhalla
2014 Oh My Pyo Ji JJ Binnu Dhillon, Bhanushree Mehra, Jaswinder Bhalla
2015 Dildariyaan Sumair Jassi Gill, Sagrika Ghatke, Binnu Dhillon
2017 Sargi Kaim (Karamveer Singh) Jassi Gill, Rubina Bajwa, Karamjit Anmol
2018 Ambran Da Chann Kaadir Binnu Dhillon, Sonam Bajwa, Sardar Sohi, Babbal Rai (special appearance)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Punjabi actor Babbal Rai says that it was his father who saw the spark in him". filmfare.com. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Watch New Punjabi Song Music Video 'Tera Naam' Sung By Babbal Rai | Punjabi Video Songs - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  3. ^ "Exclusive! Babbal Rai on first day of shooting: It was fun but a little awkward too - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Exclusive! Babbal Rai: It was my father who saw the talent in me - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 June 2021.
  5. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Viral fame". hindustantimes.com/. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014.
  7. ^ PunjabNews. "Singer Babbal Rai arrives on Harley Davidson to launch his new album 'Girlfriend'". yespunjab.com. Archived from the original on 6 July 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  8. ^ Babbal Rai is out with his new album 'Girlfriend' - Interview. YouTube. 10 February 2014.
  9. ^ Babbal Rai - Interview. YouTube. 21 October 2013.
  10. ^ Singh vs Kaur#Cast
  11. ^ Mr & Mrs 420
  12. ^ ""It's not that only one movie has been put on hold, films worldwide have been put on halt", says Babbal Rai on 'Maa' not being released today".