Artist Birtday : 18/07/1971 (Age 51)
Born In : Amritsar, Punjab, India
Occupation(s) : Singer
Genres : Playback Singing
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Sukhwinder Singh

Sukhwinder Singh is an Indian Bollywood playback singer.

Sukhwinder Singh (born 18 July 1971 in Gurjar Labana family) also known as Suckwinder, is an Indian Bollywood playback singer. Singh is famous for singing “Chaiyya Chaiyya” for which he won the Best Male Playback Award at the 1999 Filmfare Awards. The song, from Mani Ratnam’s 1998 film Dil Se.., was composed by A. R. Rahman, written by Gulzar, and sung in duet with Sapna Awasthi. It was also featured in the musical Bombay Dreams and, in remixed arrangements, in the titles and credits segments of Spike Lee’s 2006 film, Inside Man. Singh later gained more international fame for singing “Jai Ho” from the film Slumdog Millionaire, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. His rendition for the 2014 released film Haider fetched him the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer.

He has sang in many language but Song from Marathi Movie Mi Shivaji Raje Bhosale Boltoy ( O Raaje..) was blockbuster hit.

Early Life and Career

Sukhwinder Singh hails from hathi gate in bhatti family Amritsar, Punjab. He released a Punjabi album called Munda Southhall Da with T. Singh, joined Laxmikant–Pyarelal’s troupe, and quickly became a music arranger before heading to South India to look for work, wherein, he sang for the Tamil film Ratchagan.

Singh got his first Bollywood break with the song “Aaja Sanam” in the film named Khilaaf. But he realised that something was missing in his voice, so he took a sabbatical and left Mumbai to tour England and America to see, hear, and understand various forms of music. After this broadening of his musical horizons, he returned to Mumbai to kick-start his musical career.

His first effort in Hindi films, Aaja Sanam, went largely unnoticed even though the music carried the names of Laxmikant–Pyarelal. Then for Dil Se.., A. R. Rahman used Sukhwinder for “Chaiyya Chaiyya”.

He has been well received for providing playback singing for Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan in a total of 7 songs. Of these, “Chaiyya Chaiyya” from Dil Se.., “Dard-E-Disco” from Om Shanti Om, “Chak De India” from Chak De! India, “Haule Haule” from Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, “Marjaani” from Billu, “Satakali” from Happy New Year, and “Udi Udi Jaye” from Raees have become certified hits.

In June 2014, he participated in the 7th season of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. Sukhwinder has his brothers also Shanker Bhatti, Rinkuu Bhatti and two more.


Sukhwinder Singh is an Indian Bollywood playback singer.