Thursday, 8 January 2009
Malkit Singh MBE born in 1972 in the village Hussainpur, Jalandhar and raised in Nakodar, Jalandhar, Punjab is Bhangra singer. Most famous for the songs "Gur Nalo Ishq Mita", "Tootak Tootak Tootiyan", "Kurri Garam Jayee", as well as recently, "Chal Hun," and "Jind Mahi" from the blockbuster Bend It Like Beckham film soundtrack. Singh and his backup band Golden Star have toured in twenty-seven countries. In 1997, he was given the Recognition of the city of Los Angeles for his service to the Indian community. He is also listed in the 2000 Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling Bhangra artist of all time with the first million selling Bhangra album. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by the queen in the 2008 New Year Honours list. To date he has released over 20 Bhangra albums. He has been living in the UK since 1984.