15 Lesser Known Facts About Daler Mehndi That Make Him Indian King Of Pop

A tribute to the 'Turbaned Tornado'.


If we look at the success stories from the entertainment industry, they stand in stark contrast to each other. While some successful stars are born with a silver spoon, a few others make it to the top through sheer dedication, hard-work, and perseverance despite zero backing. One such name is Daler Mehndi, who reinvented and redefined the Indi-pop scene in the late 90s’ before going on to become a top musician in the country. Who would have thought that a Sikh boy born in Bihar would rule hearts of millions with his chartbusters and trailblazing attires? But it indeed happened, as Daler rose to prominence with hits such as ‘Bolo Ta Ra Ra’ and ‘Tunak Tunak Tun’. 

He further stamped his authority by lending his voice to actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on-screen. Today, he dons many hats being a musician, songwriter, author, record producer, performer, and environmentalist. But at the core of it, Daler remains the quintessential small-town boy, who inspired many like him to dream big and chase those dreams. 

In this listicle, we present to you 15 lesser-known facts about the singing wizard: