Mika Singh

Mika Singh is an Indian rapper, singer and performer. He has a large catalogue of songs, prominent among which are "Bas Ek King" (Singh Is Kinng), "Mauja Hi Mauja" (Jab We Met), "Ibn-e-Batuta" (Ishqiya), and "Dhanno" (Housefull). He has released several solo albums. He has also acted on various reality shows. His song "Sawan Main Lag Gayi Aag" was remixed by U.S based singer Pinky Paras.[4]

Mika Singh
Mika singh iifa press conference.jpg
Background information
Birth nameAmrik Singh
Also known asGanman
Born (1977-06-10) 10 June 1977 (age 43)[1][2]
Durgapur, West Bengal, India[3]
GenresPop, Bhangra, Rap
Occupation(s)Playback Singer,
Actor Producer
Years active1998 – present

Early lifeEdit

Singh was born as Amrik Singh in Durgapur, West Bengal. He is the youngest of six brothers.[3][5][6] Singh and his elder brother Daler Mehndi were inspired by their father, Ajmer Singh, a trained classical musician who used to sing kirtans in Patna Sahib Gurdwara since childhood.[3][7]

Concerts and toursEdit

In 2014, Singh performed live and sold out in Bollywood Showstoppers at The O2 Arena with Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shahid Kapoor, Ali Zafar, and supported by Bollywood dance group Bolly Flex, that appeared Sky1's dance competition show, Got to Dance.[8]

Singh also performed at his biggest outdoor concert at Danny Singh's Sandwell & Birmingham Mela in 2016 with a audience of 80,000 at Birmingham, UK.[9]

DiscographyEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released

Film soundtracksEdit

Hindi and Punjabi-language cinema
Year Film[citation needed] Song Title Co-singer(s)
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money Dil Mein Baji Guitar
Pyaar Ke Side Effects Dil Tod Ke Na Ja (Remix)
2007 Dus Kahaniyaan Nachle Soniye
Jab We Met Mauja Hi Mauja
Dhol O Yaara Dhol Bajake
Shootout at Lokhandwala Ganpat
Nehlle Pe Dehlla Neeli Neeli Aankhon Wali
2008 Wafaa Muztarib
Dil Kabaddi OK Tata Done
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!
Oye Lucky (Remix)
C Kkompany Khoka
My Friend Ganesha 2 Ganesha
Singh Is Kinng Singh Is Kinng
Bhutni Ke
Ugly Aur Pagli Talli
Mission Istaanbul Apun Ke Saath
Woodstock Villa Saawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag
Mr. White Mr. Black Tu Makke Di Roti
2009 De Dana Dan Ba Mulaiza
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Oh By God
Dil Bole Hadippa! Dil Bole Hadippa
Quick Gun Murugun Quick Gun Murugun
Life Partner Aage Aage
Ek Aadat Ek Aadat
Jai Veeru Dhun Lagi
Jugaad Tabahi Tabahi
Bad Luck Govind Duniya Hai Gol
Mitti Ni Mera Dil Tera
2010 Ishqiya Ibn-E-Batuta
Lamhaa Saajna
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Babu Rao Mast Hai
Housefull Aapka Kya Hoga (Dhanno)
Toh Baat Pakki Jis Din
2011 I Am Singh Dhol Wajda
Mausam Saj Dhaj Ke
Thank You Pyar Do Pyar Lo
Dharti Gaddi Modange
Loot Saari Duniya Mere Ispe
Desi Boyz Subah Hone Na De
Hum Tum Shabana Thank U Mr. DJ
Pyar Ka Punchnama Ban Gaya Kutta
Ishq Na Kariyo Kake
Bodyguard Desi Beat
Double Dhamaal Chill Maro & Chal Kudie
Ready Dhink Chika
Tanu Weds Manu Jugni
Yaar Annmulle Jatt Tinka
Pure Punjabi Pure Punjabi
F.A.L.T.U Aal Tu Jalal Tu
2012 Khiladi 786 Long Drive
Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 Baby This, Baby That
Men In Black 3 Main Tera Ishq
Son of Sardaar Rani Tu Mein Raja
Ajab Gazabb Love Ajab Gazabb Love (Title Track)
Boom Boom (Lip Lock)
Power Cut Power Cut
From Sydney with Love Khatkaa Khatkaa
Challo Driver Kudi Pataka Driver
Teri Meri Kahaani Humse Pyar Karle Tu
Department Kammo
Rowdy Rathore Chinta Ta Chita
Vicky Donor Chaddha
Bittoo Boss Bittoo Sabki Photo Lega
Agent Vinod Pyaar ki Pungi
Bumboo Life Saali Life
2013 R... Rajkumar Gandi Baat
Phata Poster Nikla Hero Tu Mere Agal Bagal
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein Tooh
Besharam Aa Re Aa Re
Maazii Totta
Grand Masti Zulmi Zulmi
Zanjeer Mumbai Ke Hero
Ramaiya Vastavaiya Hip Hop Pammi
Jaadu Ki Jhappi
Jaadu Ki Jhappi (Reprise)
D-Day Duma Dum
Boyss Toh Boyss Hain Gol Gol
Fukrey Beda Paar
Shortcut Romeo Jave Saari Duniya
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 Changli Hai Changli Hai
Jatt Yamla Pagla Ho Gaya
Shootout at Wadala Laila
Aala Re Aala Sunidhi Chauhan
Mere Dad Ki Maruti Punjabiyaan Di Battery
Zila Ghaziabad Baap Ka Maal Sukhwinder Singh, Mamta Sharma
ABCD: Any Body Can Dance Psycho Re
Hum Hai Raahi Car Ke Ding Dang Ding Dang
Jatts in Golmaal Jatt Baal Duga
I Don't Luv U Ishq Ki Maa Ki
Rangeelay Headache
Lucky Di Unlucky Story Lucky Di Unlucky Story
Chashme Baddoor Ishq Mohallah
Pooja Kiven AA Ludhiane
Himmatwala Taki Taki Shreya Ghoshal
Jolly LLB Daru Peeke Nachna
Four Two Ka One Ishq Di Battiyan
2014 Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya Shake That Booty
Meinu Ek Ladki Chaahiye Teri To Jhand
Happy New Year Nonsense Ki Night
The Shaukeens Ishq Kutta Ha
Raja Natwarlal Dukki Tikki
Its Entertainment Veer Di Wedding
Holiday Palang Tod
Kick Jumme Ki Raat
Humshakals Khol De Dil Ki Khidki
The Xpose Catch Me If You Can
Purani Jeans Out of Control
Bhoothnath Returns Party To Banti Hai
Dishkiyaoon Nachle Tu
Youngistaan Tanki
Mission Sapne (TV series) Theme Song
Babloo Happy Hai Jimmy Bhaand
2015 Hate Story 3 Neendein Khul Jaati Hain
Tamasha Heer Toh Badi Sad Hai
Jawani Phir Nahi Ani Khul Jaye Botal
Bajrangi Bhaijaan Aaj Ki Party
ABCD 2 Happy Hour
Welcome 2 Karachi Boat Ma Kukdookoo
Hey Bro Line Laga
Tevar Madamiyan Mamta Sharma
2016 Happy Bhag Jayegi Gabru Ready To Mingle Hai
Sultan 440 Volt
Housefull 3 Taang Uthake
Malamaal
Mastizaade Rom Rom Romantic
2017 Secret Superstar Sexy Baliye
Ranchi Diaries Godfather
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan Laddoo
Baadshaho Piya More Neeti Mohan
Mubarakan Hawa Hawa
Flat 211 Criminal Akhiyan
Phillauri Whats Up
Raees Dhingana
2018 Simmba Aankh Maarey Neha Kakkar
Dassehra Silent Mode Shreya Ghoshal, Rahul Seth
5 Weddings American Beauty
FryDay Bade Chote
Batti Gul Meter Chalu Hard Hard
Stree Milegi Milegi
Nawabzaade Lagi Hawa Dil Ko
Race 3 Party Chale On
Nanu Ki Jaanu Bhoot Aaya
Veerey Ki Wedding Mind Blowing
Welcome To New York Meher Hai Rab Di
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Sweety Slowly Slowly
Padman The Padman Song
2019 Dream Girl Dhagala Lagali Jyotica Tangri
Hume Tumse Pyaar Kitna Manmohini Kanika Kapoor, Ikka
De De Pyaar De Mukhda Vekh Ke Dhvani Bhanushali
Milan Talkies Mind Na Kariyo Holi Hai Shreya Ghoshal
Luka Chuppi Poster Lagwa Do Sunanda Sharma
2020 Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Aisi Taisi
Jai Mummy Di Ishq Da Band Shipla Surroch, Harjot Dhillon
Indoo Ki Jawani Hasina Pagal Deewani Asees Kaur
Other language films
Year Film Song Title Language
2010 Adhurs "Pilla Naa Valla Kaadu" Telugu
2011 Krishan Marriage Story "Nidde Bandilla" Kannada
2011 Paglu Title Track Bengali
2012 Paglu 2 Title Track
Khokababu "Pyar Ka Jhatka"
2013 Victory "Vone Vone" Kannada
2013 Rangbaaz "Tui Amar Hero" Bengali
Khoka 420 "Mad I Am Mad"
2013 Balupu "Pathikella Chinnadi" Telugu
Mirchi "Yahoon Yahoon"
2014 Darling "A Darling Darling" Kannada
2014 Mental "Aaila Re Aaila" Odia
2015 Herogiri "Panga" Bengali
2015 Jawani Phir Nahi Ani "Khul Jaye Botal" Urdu (Lollywood)
2016 Jaguar "Selfie" feat. Kanika Kapoor Kannada
2017 Parchi "Imagine" Urdu (Lollywood)
2018 Hoichoi Unlimited "Hobe Re Hoichoi" Bengali

Solo albumsEdit

Year Album Featured song
1998 Greatest Indipop Album Ever "Saawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag"
2000 Mika And Other Hits Part - 1 "Ishq Brandy"
2001 Gabru "Gabru"
2002 O Sanam Janeman "Jaan Qurban"
2006 Something Something "Jattan Ka Chhora"
2007 Donaali "Tere Aage Nahin Chalni (Donaali)"
2008 Dunali (Rifle) "Dunali (remix) Single Track" feat. Bohemia
2009 Sher-E-Punjab "Sher-E-Punjab" feat. Bohemia
2011 Sitare – The Stars "Maahi Kehan De"
2012 9 Track Album "Pardese"
2013 Champions League T20 "Ragad Ragad Humma"
2014 Mika Singh Is King "Mast Kalandar" feat. Yo Yo Honey Singh
2015 Sizzling Sunny "Super Girl From China" feat. Kanika Kapoor
2016 Billo Single "Billo"
2018 Kalesh "Kalesh Song" feat. Millind Gaba

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Film Role Language
2010 Mitti Gazzi Dhillon Punjabi
Wrath Kapoor Mr. Michael
2011 Loot Varinder Yuvraaj Singh Hindi
2014 Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya Balwinder
Television
Series Role Station
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 2 Sony TV
Music Ka Maha Muqqabla Star Plus
The Voice India &TV
Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao Contestant Sony TV
Tashan E Ishq Himself Zee Tv
Bigg Boss 9 Guest appearance Colors TV
Comedy Nights Live Permanent guest
The Kapil Sharma Show Recurring guest Sony LIV
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2016 Mentor and judge Zee Tv
India Ke Mast Kalandar Judge Sony SAB
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2020 Judge Zee Bangla and Zee Bangla HD

ControversiesEdit

Rakhi Sawant filed case against Mika for forcibly kissing her on 11 June 2006.[10]

Mika Singh was arrested in UAE after a case was filed against him by a Brazilian teenager model for allegedly sending sexually inappropriate messages to her. After this, he was sent to jail and later on released after intervention of the Indian Embassy.[11][12]

All India Cine Workers Association (AICWA) on 14 August 2019 banned singer Mika Singh from the Indian film industry for performing at an event in Karachi, Pakistan. The event in Pakistan was organised by former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf's close relative. The film body further put an unconditional ban on the singer and boycotted him from all the movies and music contracts with the entertainment companies. The association also sought the intervention of Information and Broadcasting ministry in the matter.[13][14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mika Singh, happy birthday: The singer turns 36 - Bollywoodlife.com". www.bollywoodlife.com. 10 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Mika Singh Archives".
  3. ^ a b c Banerjee, Sudheshna (16 July 2016). "Singh can sing". The Telegraph. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Mika gives thumbs up to revive his Saawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag song - Times of India". Times of India. 13 November 2013.
  5. ^ Chakraborty, Sumita (30 June 2016). "Mika Singh: Of Magic & Madness". Stardust. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  6. ^ "Mika Singh's elder brother Ustad Shamsher Singh dead. Celebs post condolences". 9 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Mika Singh's father passes away - Times of India". The Times of India. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  8. ^ "We Danced our heart out in Bollywood Showstoppers". Digital Spy. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  9. ^ "Sandwell & Birmingham Mela". Express & Star.
  10. ^ Ansari, Shabana (13 June 2006). "Mika doesn't call on Rakhi to say sorry". DNA. DNA. Retrieved 11 October 2018. Rakhi had filed a complaint at Oshiwara police station against Mika, accusing him of forcibly kissing her at his birthday party on June 11
  11. ^ "Singer Mika Singh released in UAE - Times of India". Times of India. 7 December 2018.
  12. ^ "accused of sexual misconduct mika singh returns to uae jail". www.timesnownews.com.
  13. ^ "AICWA bans Mika Singh after his performance in Pakistan: No one in India will work with him". India Today. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Mika Singh banned by Indian film industry body for performing in Pakistan". Mint. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 14 August 2019.