Birthday special: Iconic songs of Daler Mehndi
Mehndi has had a significant impact on the music industry.
Daler Mehndi (Photo by SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP via Getty Images)
Well-known Indian singer, songwriter, and record producer Daler Mehndi has had a significant impact on the music industry, especially with his contributions to Bhangra music and his popular tracks in a number of Bollywood films. Mehndi, who was born on August 18, 1967, in Patna, Bihar, India into a Sikh family, is celebrating his birthday today. So, let’s take a look at some of his best songs that have left a lasting impact on the listeners’ minds.
Bolo Ta Ra Ra
This song from his debut album propelled Daler Mehndi to stardom. Its catchy tune and energetic beats made it a favorite for dance enthusiasts. Because of Mehndi’s dance skills and the catchy phrase “Hayo Rabba,” the lead song became well-known all over the world.
Tunak Tunak Tun
This iconic track is not only known for its upbeat music but also for its colourful and creative music video. It became a viral sensation and remains one of his most recognizable songs.
Ho Jayegi Balle Balle
The song became well-known and a staple in popular culture thanks to Daler Mahendi’s recognisable vocals. This song became a staple at weddings and parties due to its festive and celebratory vibe.
Rang De Basanti
This patriotic song from Rang De Basanti, a hit Bollywood film, was written with the intention of changing history. Prasoon Joshi wrote the lyrics for this timeless patriotic and endearing song, which also features Daler’s powerful voice and music by A.R. Rahman.
Na Na Na Re
Mehndi and Superstar Amitabh Bachchan danced on dhols in the popular song, much to the pleasure of their fans, for the movie Mrityudaata. ‘Na Na Na Re,’ which introduced the two on screen for the first time, is still renowned for its catchy hook steps, Mehndi’s long robe, green turban, and the two stars’ step-for-step synchronisation.