Daler Mehndi turns 49 on August 18 2016. Mehndi was born as Daler Singh in Patna, Bihar to a family of singers and musicians. His parents are credited with teaching him how to sing. In fact, he was so passionate about becoming an excellent musician that he ran away from home so he could take lessons from Rahat Ali Khan.
“Bolo Ta Ra Ra” was his debut album and it sold over 20 million copies.He is a philanthropist who created his own initiative called the “Daler Mehndi Green Drive.” He supports homeless children in Kenya, starving families in Orissa, and supports the families of Kargil martyrs. He won the Bharat Seva Ratna Award for his work towards helping the environment by planting trees.
Mehndi has performed around the world in places like the U.S., Canada, Australia, the UAE, Spain, South Africa, East Africa, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Pakistan, Hong Kong, the West Indies, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
Mehndi is very well-known for his amazing pagdi’s, or turbans, as well as his colorful bright outfits.
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