|Bappi Lahiri Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||November 27, 1952|
|Date of Death||February 15, 2022|
Bappi Lahiri was an Indian singer, composer, politician, actor, voice actor, and record producer who is known for popularizing the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema. Credited as the Disco King of India, he gained acclaim with his work in movies like Disco Dancer, Asha O Bhalobasha, Mandira, Sailaab, Namak Halaal, Amar Sangee, Insaaf Main Karoongaa, Badnam, Amar Prem, Sharaabi, Aamar Tumi, Saaheb, Gang Leader, Dance Dance, Maqsad, Raktelekha, Masterji, Naya Kadam, Wardat, Commando, Suraag, Aaj Ka Arjun, Bewafai, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, The Dirty Picture, Main Aur Mr. Riight, Chandni Chowk to China, Baaghi 3, C Kkompany, Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki, Dil Ke Jharoke Main, Geetanjali, Zindagi Ek Juaa, Numbri Aadmi, Aaj Ke Shahenshah, Tohfa, Love in Mandya, Krishna Nee Begane Baro, and Armaan. Bappi Lahiri received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Filmfare Awards.
Bappi, Bappi Da, Disco King of India
He was born on November 27, 1952.
On February 15, 2022, Bappi Lahiri passed away due to a lung infection caused by obstructive sleep apnea at the age of 69 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India
He resided in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Bappi Lahiri received musical training from his parents.
Singer, Composer, Politician, Actor, Record Producer, Voice Actor
- Father – Aparesh Lahiri (Bengali singer and musician in classical music and Shyama Sangeet)
- Mother – Bansuri Lahiri (Bengali singer and musician in classical music and Shyama Sangeet)
- Siblings – He was an only child.
- Others – Kishore Kumar (Maternal Uncle) (Playback Singer, Actor), Chandrani Mukherjee (Sister-In-Law) (Playback Singer)
Vocals, Tabla, Piano, Drum, Guitar, Saxophone, Bongos, Dholak
BL Sound, Saregama, Venus Records & Tapes, T-Series, Tips Industries, Universal Music Group, Abbey Road Studios, Planet LA Records
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
95 kg or 209.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Bappi Lahiri had dated –
- Chitrani Lahiri – He was married to Chitrani Lahiri and they had 2 children – a son named Bappa Lahiri and a daughter named Rema Lahiri. Their son, Bappa, married Taneesha Lahiri and they had a son named Krishh Lahiri.
Race / Ethnicity
Bappi Lahiri was of Bengali Brahmin descent.
- Signature look that consisted of gold chains, golden embellishments, velvety cardigans, and sunglasses
- Imposing physique
He had done endorsement work for brands such as 7 Up, CRED, and others.
Bappi Lahiri Facts
- He was 3 years old when he started playing tabla.
- For his work in the 1984 comedy-drama film Sharaabi, Bappi Lahiri won the Filmfare Award for “Best Music Director” in 1985.
- In the year 1986, he entered the Guinness Book of World Records for recording over 180 songs for 33 films.
- In 2014, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Rajnath Singh and was declared a BJP candidate from Sreerampur (Lok Sabha constituency) in West Bengal for the 2014 Indian general election. However, Bappi Lahiri lost to Kalyan Banerjee of All India Trinamool Congress.
- In the Hindi-dubbed version of Disney’s 2016 3D computer-animated musical fantasy adventure film Moana, Bappi Lahiri provided vocals to the character of Tamatoa, a giant, villainous, treasure-hoarding coconut crab.
- He breathed his last at 11:45 pm in Juhu’s Criticare Hospital.
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