Bappi Sir was born on 27th November, 1952 in the state of Kolkata, India. His real name is Alokesh Lahiri.
Alokesh “Bappi” Lahiri is an Indian singer, composer, dancer, disco musician, actor and record producer.
The legendary Singer Kishore Kumar was Bappi Lahiri’s maternal uncle.
Kishore Kumar helped Bappi Lahiri to make his way in the film industry.
. He has composed some songs for Prosenjit Chatterjee. He and Prosenjit had delivered major box office successes like Amar Sangi, Asha O Bhalobasha, Amar Tumi, Mandira, Badnam, Raktelekha and so.
He was popular in the 1980s and 1990s with filmi soundtracks such as Wardat, Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Dance Dance, Commando, Saaheb, Gang Leader, Sailaab and Sharaabi.
Famous for his uptempo and danceable tracks. Bappi would recreate and sometimes popular sounds from the foreign market on his soundtracks. Though he was known for disco style songs he has also composed some melodious songs as well, such as the songs from Chalte Chalte and Zakhmee.
Portions of Lahiri’s song “Thoda Resham Lagta Hai” were included in the 2002 song “Addictive” by American R&B singer Truth Hurts. Copyright holders Saregama India, Ltd. sued Interscope Records and its parent company, Universal Music Group for more than $500 million.
A Los Angeles federal judge subsequently barred further sales of the CD unless and until Lahiri was listed on the song’s credits.
He won Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at 63rd Filmfare Awards.
Lahiri joined BJP in 2014. He was declared a BJP candidate from Srirampur in West Bengal for the 2014 Indian general election and lost.
Bappi Sir Started playing the music instrument mainly Tabla at the very age of 3. He also plays other instruments, which includes Piano, Drums, Guitar, Saxophone, Bongos, Dholak, etc.