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Bhangra performer and singer Malkit Singh MBE
Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Midlands UK.

Malkit Singh MBE lives in Streetly, sutton Coldfield west Midlands with his wife Daljit and is the worlds most successful Bhangra performer and singer.

Malkit, has made 21 albums and toured 36 countries, making him Bhangra's biggest selling artist in music history.

Streetly International Bhangra superstar Malkit Singh MBE
In 2008 he was the first Punjabi singer to be honoured with an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen.

Malkit Singh was born in Husseinpur village of Jalandhar district, and when he was just a four-year-old, Malkit won admission into a school for six-year-olds by merit of his incredible singing ability. In the 1980s Malkit formed the band Golden Star to produce some of the ‘old skool’ Bhangra classics that continue to fill the dance floors today, including his trademark anthem ‘Tootak Tootak Thootian (Hey Jamalo)’.

Malkit came to Britain in 1984 from Punjab, cutting his first music album two years later, which became a trailblazer as his bhangra music grew in popularity in dance halls and nightclubs all over Britain.

In the 1990's Malkit had great hits such as ‘Midas Touch’, ‘Forever Gold’ and the smash-hit ‘Kudi Patoley Wargi’. Malkit’s music has also featured in various films, including Monsoon Wedding and Bend it Like Beckham. He has performed with the world’s top musical legends including Pandit Ravi Shankar, Trilok Gurtu and A R Rehman.

In 1997 Malkit was given the Recognition of the City of Los Angeles for Services to the Indian Community.

In 2000, Malkit was recognised officially as the ‘Biggest Selling Bhangra Artist in the World in the Millennium Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

In 2002 Malkit won the Best Bhangra Singer Award at the Bollywood Music Awards in New York.

Malkit is most famous for the songs 'Gur Nalo Ishq Mita,' 'Tootak Tootak Tootiyan', 'Kurri Garam Jayee', as well as the more recent numbers, 'Chal Hun' and 'Jind Mahi' which featured in the blockbuster 'Bend it Like Beckham' soundtrack.

Malkit's accolades include being known as the unofficial "king" of bhangra and Punjabi folk music.

Malkit Singh is often credited as the legendary pioneer, who brought Punjabi folk from the fields and straight onto the world stage. From humble Punjabi origins, Malkit has used Bhangra music in cross-cultural experiments ranging from rap and house to Bollywood which has earned him the highest respect amongst Bhangra aficionados. Malkit’s global fan base continues to grow from strength to strength every year. He encompasses an bhangra audience of all ages, from young to old, his popular music and videos winning over today’s generation of youngsters as well as keeping his die-hard fans very happy.

He has recently released “21st chapter” featuring the hugely popular, and classic “Jago Aaya” and with his backing band Golden Star, Malkit continues to live upto his name which translates as ‘One Has Ruled the World’.

Discover more about Malkit on the Malkit Singh website

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