Ishq Bector

ishQ Bector (born 3 June 1982[1] in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is an Indo Canadian composer, music producer, singer, songwriter, actor, director and Hip Hop artist. He is best known for his hit song "Aye Hip-Hopper" in which he collaborated with Sunidhi Chauhan. Recently, ishQ has composed and featured in the song "Har Gham Mein Khushi Hai" from the Bollywood film "Gully Boy". He's got full-length albums, corporate campaigns with "Amazon", "Netflix", "Flipkart" and "McDowells", background scores, commercials and Bollywood tracks to back-up his career thus far. He has featured in many Bollywood music videos such as "Karle Gunna - Ugly Aur Pagli", and "Harrys not a Bramachari - Shaadi ke side effects”.

ishQ Bector
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Born (1982-06-03) 3 June 1982 (age 39)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Composer
  • Artist
WebsiteOfficial Website

ishQ is managed by AR Rahman, Shekhar Kapoor and Samir Bangara's digital company called Qyuki Digital Media. He works closely with the “After School of Hip-Hop”, a school in Mumbai’s Dharavi slums dedicated to providing underprivileged children with an opportunity to develop their musical talents. Dharavi is the largest slum in all of Asia. ishQ has directed a music video “Naach Na Shaane” for the kids of Dharavi which was very well received.

As a music composer, ishQ has given songs like Ranbir Kapoor's "Besharam" Title Track and the hit "Fukrey Returns". ishQ has also done background scores for movies like Zee5's “377 - Abh Normal", the entire AR Rahman and Shah Rukh Khan’s “ARRived” YouTube Original's singing reality series and both seasons of a Horror series called "Shockers" by Hotstar.


Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, ishQ has Punjabi roots and went to a French Immersion school. As a teenager, he was part of an underground Canadian Hip Hop group - Frek Sho,.[1] ishQ studied acting at the Roshan Taneja film studio and Madhumathi's Academy in Mumbai. He first exploded into the global Desi scene with his hit album "Dakku Daddy". The first single being "Aye Hip Hopper" which now has cult status for Indian Hip Hop. Audiences got to know ishQ's zany personality further through hit TV series “Iss Jungle se Mujhe Bachao!” (the Indian version of “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!”) and Vjing shows for MTV India, Channel V and B4U.

Television careerEdit

In addition to his acting career, IshQ has also hosted shows on Channel V, MTV and B4U.[2] He has also been a participant of the reality TV show- Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao.[3] The show is a concept of the British reality show-I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (UK TV series). He has also starred in the TV series " Bollywood Hero" in the role of Girish.[4]


IshQ has produced written and sung music for movies like Shaadi Ke Side Effects, Besharam, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, Dhoom 2, Fight Club, Race, Mission Istanbul, Hello, Ugly Aur Pagli and Allah Ke Banday.[4] Latest, he has sung the title song for Ranbir Kapoor starrer film "Besharam".He has also composed music for the TV series Travel India and Culture Shock.[4] IshQ has also performed with known international artists such as Sean Paul, Rishi Rich, John Cena .[1]

His singles constitute Aye Hip Hopper,[5] Daaku Daddy, Ishq De[1] , Miss You, Bum Bum Bo![6] Dirty ishQ, Chaand Sitare.

His Saali Bitch, the single, was released online due to censor regulations .[7]

His single Bum Bum Bo!, released online on YouTube[6]

As a playback singerEdit

Year Movie Song Music director Note(s)
2005 Barsaat Nakhre Nadeem Shravan
2006 Kathputli Mitra Nu Daboo Malik
2008 Maan Gaye Mughal-e-Azam Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam Anu Malik
2008 Money Hai Toh Honey Hai Awaara Dil Nitin Arora & Sony Chandy
2008 Mission Istaanbul Nobody Like You Chirantan Bhatt
2008 Hello Hello Sajid–Wajid
2008 Ugly Aur Pagli Karle Gunaah Anu Malik
2008 God Tussi Great Ho Chalti Kya Sajid–Wajid
2010 Allah Ke Banday Kaala Jaadu ishQ Bector
2010 Krantiveer: The Revolution Chhote Tera Birthday Aaya Sachin-Jigar
2011 Kaccha Limboo Like This ishQ Bector
2011 Always Kabhi Kabhi School Ke Din Pritam Chakraborty
2011 Happy Husbands Aai Aai Aai Hai Anay
2011 Bheja Fry 2 Ishq Da Keeda Ishq Bector
2012 Filmistaan Le Udaari Arijit Datta
2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Dilliwali Girlfriend Pritam
2013 Besharam Besharam Lalit Pandit
2013 Love Yoou Soniye Go Moti ishQ Bector
2013 Ugly Ugly ishQ Bector
2013 Race 2 Race Sanson Ki Pritam
2013 Satya 2 Control ishQ Bector
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects Harry's Not a Brahmachari Pritam
2015 Time Pass 2 Madan Pichkari Chinar-Mahesh
2019 Gully Boy Har Gham Mein Khushi Hai ishQ Bector
2019 House of ishQ All Songs ishQ Bector

As music directorEdit

Year Movie Note(s)
2005 ishQ De Album
2006 Katputtli Mitran Nu
2008 Dakku Daddy Album
2010 Jhagde Album
2010 Allah Ke Banday Kaala Jaadu
2011 Kaccha Limboo Like This
2011 Bheja Fry 2 3 Songs
2011 Saali Bitch Album
2013 Besharam Title Song
2013 Love Yoou Soniye All Songs
2017 Fukrey Returns Raina
2019 Gully Boy Har Gham Mein Khushi Hai
2019 377, Abh Tho Normal
2019 House of ishQ All Songs

As lyricistEdit

Year Movie Song
2006 Kathputli Mitra Nu
2008 Mission Istaanbul Nobody Like You
2008 Dakku Daddy Album
2010 Jhagde Album
2011 Saali Bitch Album
2019 House of ishQ Album


  1. ^ a b c d "IshQ Bector in Last FM".
  2. ^ "Ishq Bector's music at Skyz Gym".
  3. ^ "Ishq to be a part of Iss Jungle se Mujhe Bachao".
  4. ^ a b c "Imdb ishQ Bector".
  5. ^ "Ishq Bector at Desi Hits".
  6. ^ a b "Bum Bum Bo!". Playground Digital Cinema. 11 February 2017.
  7. ^ "IshQ vs Censor Board". The Times of India. 9 February 2011. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012.

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