|Birth name||Alokesh Lahiri|
|Born||27 November 1952|
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India
|Instruments||Vocals, tabla, piano, drum, guiter, saxophone, bongos, dholak|
|Labels||BL Sound, Saregama, Venus Records & Tapes, T-Series, Tips Industries, Universal Music Group, Abbey Road Studios, Planet LA Records|
Alokesh "Bappi" Lahiri (born 27 November 1952) is an Indian singer, composer, politician, disco musician and record producer. He popularized the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema and sang some of his own compositions. He has composed some songs for Prosenjit Chatterjee. He and Prosenjit had delivered major box office successes like Amar Sangi, Asha O Bhalobasha, Aamar Tumi, Amar Prem, Mandira, Badnam, Raktelekha, Priya and so. He was popular in the 1980s and 1990s with filmi soundtracks such as Wardat , Disco Dancer , Namak Halaal , Dance Dance , Commando , Saheb , Gang Leader , Sailaab , and Sharaabi . Lahiri joined BJP in 2014. He was declared a BJP candidate from Serampore in West Bengal for the 2014 Indian general election and lost.
Lahiri was born into a Hindu Brahmin [ citation needed ] He is their only child.family in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. His parents, Aparesh Lahiri and Bansuri Lahiri, both from Jalpaiguri, were famous Bengali singers and musicians in classical music and Shyama Sangeet.
His relatives include singer Kishore Kumar, his maternal uncle.
Lahiri began to play tabla at the age of 3. Initially, he was trained by his parents.[ citation needed ]
Lahiri has two children, a son Bappa Lahiri and a daughter Rema Lahiri. His son is married to Sannaya Gandhi with whom he has a son Azam John Lahiri.
His favorite quote is 'Gold is my God.'
Famous for his uptempo and danceable tracks. Bappi would recreate and sometimes even sample popular sounds from the foreign market on his soundtracks. Though he was known for disco-style songs, he has 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.
In late 2016, Lahiri voiced the character of Tamatoa in the Hindi-dubbed version of Disney's 3D computer-animated fantasy adventure film Moana ; he also composed and sang "Shona" (Gold), the Hindi version of "Shiny".This was his first time dubbing for an animated character, and he also appeared in Ramratan song "Yeh Hai Dance Bar". He won Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at 63rd Filmfare Awards.
|Film title||Actor||Character||Dub language||Original language||Original year release||Dub year release||Notes|
|Kingsman: The Golden Circle||Elton John||Himself||Hindi||English||2017||2017|
|Film title||Original Voice(s)||Character||Dub language||Original language||Original year release||Dub year release||Notes|
Bappi Lahiri joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 31 January 2014 in the presence of Rajnath Singh,the then national President of Bharatiya Janata Party, to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha election. He was made a BJP candidate from Srerampur (Lok Sabha constituency) in 2014, but lost to Kalyan Banerjee of All India Trinamool Congress.
This section of a biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification . (March 2019) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1973||Nanha Shikari||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1974||Bazar Band Karo||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1974||Ek Ladki Badnaam Si||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1976||Chalte Chalte||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1977||Aap Ki Khatir||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1978||Toote Khilone||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1979||Surakksha||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1979||Aangan Ki Kali||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1980||Manokamna||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1981||Wardat||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1982||Disco Dancer||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1982||Namak Halaal||"All Songs"||Also Singer Zubin Ittefaq||Hindi|
|1985||Saaheb||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1985||Geraftaar||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1985||Adventures of Tarzan||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1987||Dance Dance||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1987||Satyamev Jayate||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1987||Amar Sangi||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Bengali|
|1988||Mera Shikar||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1989||Guru||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1989||Aamar Tumi||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Bengali|
|1989||Prem Pratigyaa||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1989||Pronomi Tomay||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Bengali|
|1990||Sailaab||"All Songs"||Along with Aadesh Shrivastava||Hindi|
|1990||Thanedaar||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1992||Shola Aur Shabnam (1992 film)||"All Songs"||Bengali|
|1992||Tomar Naam Likhe Debo||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Bengali|
|1993||Dalaal||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1994||Neelanjana||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Bengali|
|1995||Rock Dancer||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1995||Diya Aur Toofan||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1996||Dil Ke Jharoke Main||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1996||Rangbaaz||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1996||Bal Bramhachari||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1996||Hum Sab Chor Hain||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1997||Nirnayak||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1997||Dharma Karma||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1998||Military Raaj||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1999||Aaya Toofan||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|2000||Justice Chowdhary||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|2006||Taxi No. 9211||BAMBAI NAGARIA||AS SINGER||-|
|2008||Mudrank||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|2008||C Kkompany||"Khokha", "Jaane Kya Ho Gaya Mujhko"||Hindi|
|2008||Chandni Chowk to China||"India Se Aaya Tera Dost (Aap Ki Khatir)"||Hindi|
|2009||Jai Veeru||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|2011||The Dirty Picture||"Ooh La La"||As Singer||Hindi|
|2013||Gunday||"Tune Maari Entriyaan","Asalaam-E-Ishqum"||As Singer||Hindi|
|2013||Himmatwala||"Thank God It's Friday"||Uncredited||Hindi|
|2014||Main Aur Mr. Riight||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|2017||Badrinath Ki Dulhania||"Tamma Tamma Song"||Singer & Original Composer||Hindi|
|2018||Mausam Ikrar Ke Do Pal Pyaar Ke||All Songs||Music Director||Hindi|
|2019||Why Cheat India||"Dil Mein Ho Tum"||Original Music Director||Hindi|
|2020||Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan||"Areey Pyar Kar Le"||Singer and original music director||Hindi|
|2020||Baaghi 3||"Bhankas"||Singer and original music director||Hindi|
|Rowdy Gaari Pellam|
|Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam|
|2013||Action 3D||Co-composed with his son Bappa Lahari|
Lahiri won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 63rd Filmfare Awards.
Hema Malini is an Indian film actress, writer, director, producer, dancer and politician. She is considered one of the most successful actresses of her time in Hindi cinema history. In 1963, she made her acting debut in the Tamil film Idhu Sathiyam. Malini first acted in a main role in Sapno Ka Saudagar (1968), and went on to feature in numerous Bollywood films, primarily as the lead actress. In most of her films, she starred opposite her live in partner Dharmendra and with Rajesh Khanna and Dev Anand. Malini was initially promoted as the "Dream Girl", and in 1977 starred in a film of the same name. She has played both comic and dramatic roles, as well as being a dancer. She was one of the highest paid Indian actresses from 1976 to 1980.
Ajay Singh Deol better known as Sunny Deol, is an Indian film actor, director, producer, politician current member of parliament from Gurdaspur of Punjab State. He is also known for his work in Hindi cinema, and has won two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards.
Daggubati Ramanaidu was an Indian film producer and the founder of Suresh Productions known for his work in Telugu cinema. He was placed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most films produced by an individual, with more than 150 films in 13 Indian languages. He also served as a member of parliament for the Bapatla constituency of Guntur District in the 13th Lok Sabha from 1999 to 2004.
Mithun Chakraborty is an Indian film actor, singer, producer, writer, social worker, entrepreneur, television presenter and a former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He is the recipient of two Filmfare Awards and three National Film Awards. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most successful actors in the history of Indian cinema.
Vinod Khanna was an Indian actor, film producer and politician who is best known for his work in Hindi films. He was the recipient of two Filmfare awards. He was the MP from the Gurdaspur constituency between 1998–2009 and 2014–2017. In July 2002, Khanna became the minister for Culture and Tourism in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet. Six months later, he became the Minister of State for External Affairs. Widely regarded as one of the most handsome and greatest actors of Indian Cinema, Khanna was one of the highest-paid stars of his times, along with Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan.
Jaya Prada is an Indian film actress and politician. She was one of the most iconic and influential actresses in both Telugu and Hindi film industries in late 70's, 80's and early 90's. Jaya Prada is the recipient of three Filmfare Awards South and has starred in many Telugu and Hindi films along with several Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and Marathi films. She left the film industry at the peak of her career, as she joined the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1994 and entered politics. She was a Member of Parliament (MP) from Rampur from 2004 to 2014.
Disco Dancer is a 1982 Indian dance film, written by Rahi Masoom Raza and directed by Babbar Subhash. It stars Mithun Chakraborty and Kim, with Om Puri and Rajesh Khanna in supporting roles. The film tells the rags-to-riches story of a young street performer from the slums of Bombay. The film is known for its filmi disco Bollywood songs, composed by Bappi Lahiri and written by Faruk Kaiser. Popular songs include "Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja" sung by Parvati Khan, "I am a Disco Dancer" sung by Vijay Benedict, "Yaad Aa Raha Hai" sung by Lahiri, and "Goro Ki Na Kaalo Ki" sung by Suresh Wadkar with Usha Mangeshkar.
Jatin–Lalit are an Indian film music director duo consisting of Jatin Pandit and his brother Lalit Pandit. They have written the widely popular scores for films such as Yaara Dildara, Khiladi, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Khamoshi: The Musical, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Fareb, Yes Boss, Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Sarfarosh, Ghulam, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, Khoobsurat, Mohabbatein, Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Hum Tum, Chalte Chalte and Fanaa.
Kaikala Satyanarayana is an Indian actor, producer, director and politician. He served as the Member of parliament in the 11th Lok Sabha representing Machilipatnam Constituency from Telugu Desam Party. He predominantly worked in Telugu cinema. He is the recipient of the 2011 Raghupathi Venkaiah Award, and 2017 Filmfare Award for lifetime achievement in Telugu cinema. He also served as the jury member for South Region II at the 59th National Film Awards.
Uppalapati Venkata Krishnam Raju is an Indian actor and politician. He is known for his works in Telugu language films and is widely known as Rebel Star for his rebellious acting style. He is also the winner of the inaugural Nandi Award for Best Actor. Krishnam Raju has starred in more than 183 feature films in his career. He made his film debut with the 1966 Chilaka Gorinka produced and directed by Kotayya Pratyagatma. Krishnam Raju has garnered five Filmfare Awards South and three state Nandi Awards. Krishnam Raju is also an active politician.
Sandhya Roy is an Indian actress and politician. She is known for her work in Bengali cinema. She is the recipient of BFJA Award for three times. and one Filmfare Awards East best actress for Ganadevata.
Sharaabi is a 1984 Indian Hindi comedy drama film produced and directed by Prakash Mehra. This was Mehra's sixth film in a row with Amitabh Bachchan.
Dance Dance is a 1987 Indian Hindi-language dance film, directed and produced by Babbar Subhash. The film is a musical and stars Mithun Chakraborty, Smita Patil, and Mandakini. It also stars Amrish Puri, Shakti Kapoor, and Om Shivpuri in supporting roles. It is about a brother and sister who try to find success and become big singers.
Prashanta Nanda is an Indian film actor and politician from the state of Odisha. He is currently a Member of Parliament at Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, for Odisha. He worked in the Odia film industry as an actor, director, screenwriter, lyricist and playback singer. He was also a former minister in Odisha state.
Manoj Tiwari is an Indian politician, singer and actor serving as the Member of Parliament from North East Delhi. He contested the 2009 general election as a Samajwadi Party candidate from Gorakhpur Lok Sabha but lost to Yogi Adityanath. Again, he contested 2014 Indian general elections as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate and won. He was appointed as Delhi BJP president in 2016. He was the head of the BJP organisation in Delhi when the party recorded a record victory in 2017 MCD elections. He was a contestant in Bigg Boss.
Mimi Chakraborty is an Indian actress, singer and politician. She is known for her work in Bengali cinema and television. She was listed as the most desirable woman in the Calcutta Times list of Most Desirable Women 2016.
Armaan is a Hindi film directed by Anand Sagar, starring Raj Babbar, Shakti Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Ranjeeta Kaur, Dev Kumar, Deepak Parashar and as a guest star Kalpana Iyer and Prema Narayan in song "Mere Jaesi Haseena". It is loosely based on the 1942 Hollywood classic Casablanca.
Vishal Anand was a Bollywood actor.
"Zindagi Meri Dance Dance" is a Hindi song from the Indian film Dance Dance (1987). The song has a remix version in 2017 film Daddy. The film's director Ashim Ahluwalia wanted to make a tribute to composer Bappi Lahiri, so he worked with Norwegian DJ Olefonken to remix the song. It originally composed by Bappi Lahiri and sung by Alisha Chinai in the film Dance Dance. DJ Olefonken recreated it for 2017 film Daddy. But he retained the original singers' voice. Though the original song was slow disco song, he turned it into a fast-paced song to fit it into a 2017 film.
Kizhakku Africavil Sheela is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language film produced and directed by Dwarakish. A remake of the 1986 Kannada film Africadalli Sheela and inspired by the works featuring Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, the film stars Suresh, Sahila Chadha, Nizhalgal Ravi and Kanchana.