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Bappi Lahiri

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Nickname
Alokesh Lahiri
Gender
Male
Birthday
27-Nov-1952
Marital Status
Married

About Bappi Lahiri

Bappi Lahiri or Alokesh Lahiri born 27 November 1952, is a music director in the Hindi film industry. He popularized the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema and sang some of his own compositions. He was popular in the 1980s with filmi soundtracks like Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal and Sharaabi among others. Bappi. D. Lahiri was born in Calcutta, West Bengal into a family with a rich tradition in classical music. His father, Aparesh Lahiri, was a famous Bengali singer and his mother, Bansari Lahiri, was a musician and a singer who was well-versed in classical music and Shyama Sangeet. He was their only child.

At a very early age, he had the ambition to become internationally famous. He began to play the tabla at the age of three. His relatives from his mother's family include Kishore Kumar and the S. Mukherjee clan. Initially he was trained by his parents, after which he received his first opportunity in a Bengali film, Daadu (1972) at the age of 19. He moved to Mumbai when he was 19. The first Hindi film for which he composed music was Nanha Shikari (1973). The turning point of his career was Tahir Husain's Hindi film, Zakhmee (1975), for which he composed music and doubled as a playback singer. He sang a duet with Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar called "Nothing Is Impossible" for the same film. The songs of his next film, Chalte Chalte, became hits. With Ravikant Nagaich's Surakksha his singing and music became even more popular.

He was the fittest musician for Mithun Chakraborty's disco dance-based films. Mithun Chakraborty and Bappi Lahiri became synonyms of Indian disco culture in the 1980s. He also scored music for many Hindi films produced from South India. He is called 'Disco King' around India. Bappi Lahiri is married and has two children. His wife is Chitrani, daughter Rema and son Bappa. He is very fond of jewelry and is usually found wearing gold ornaments and dark glasses with a tracksuit.
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