The very first Indian rapper, Baba Sehgal, created waves using the tuneful lyrics of Thanda Thanda Pani throughout the nation.
Baba Sehgal, a multi-talented actor, is a playback singer, an Indian rapper and performer. He was likewise credited for being the guy behind the primary rap record of India Dil Dhadke.
As an engineer turned rap singer, he created a niche for himself on the Indian Pop scene with his earthy rhythms crazy sense of humour and whacky lyrics.
This music video created such trend that it went to become the first Indian music video that won the MTV US prize in the international arena.
Baba Sehgal during his early life…
Baba Sehgal was born as Harjit Singh Sehgal. He was a pupil of mechanical engineering at College of Technology in Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. Yet he so dropped from college and didn’t want to pursue his career in the hardcore technical field.
He went ahead to rock the whole nation with all the tuneful lyrics of Thanda Thanda Pani and always had an inclination towards music from an extremely tender age.
He attained his best popularity with his third record Thanda Thanda Pani. The truth is, the success which he gained through this record helped him to sell his first two records in a quicker rate.
This wonderfully gifted vocalist has released a number of albums out of which, surprisingly, many were huge hits. His inborn abilities, which he displayed by being a stage performer and a model at the same time have always amazed his devotees. When embarking to make new albums, he multitasks by composing, writing and singing.
Baba almost got away from the Indian music industry after the year 2000 when he began taking up lots of stage shows there and nearly made his base at United States. His fans saw him host the massively popular show Santa Banta Newz Unlimited.
Thereafter, Sehgal returned back to India to host a couple of television shows including the TV show Superhit Muqabla which was aired on DD2 at primetime. His popular music album, Welcome to Mumbai was then released after his return from the United States where he stayed for around five years.
Sehgal also composed the music for Dance Party and the film Bhoot Uncle. He also participated in Dhoom Macha De, which aired on NDTV Imagine in 2009. In the same year, he also featured in the comedy show Jugni Chali Jalandhar. In 2011, Baba Sehgal played Rang Badalti Odhani, in the Star One show. Sehgal has also been featured on the Cross Connection of the Imagine Showbiz show.
His acting debut…
By starring in the lead character in the Bollywood film Miss 420 he made his acting debut. He also worked as a playback singer in the movie. He essayed a double part in the 1999 movie Double Gadbad along with singing and composing all of the songs for the movie.
Other movies in which Sehgal acted comprise My Friend Ganesha 3 Nalaik and Rudhramadevi. Baba Sehgal has also sang for many Telugu movies, such as Adhurs, Don Seenu and Jalsa, Rikshavodu, Aarya 2. The veteran also sung many Tamil and Bengali songs (in the film “Khiladi”) as well.
His Music Albums…
Baba music albums include Dilruba, Alibaba, Thanda Thanda Pani, Double Gadbad, Mai Bhi Madonna, Dr Dhingra, Indian Romyo, Tora Tora, Miss Loomba Loomba, Na Ariya hai Na Jariya hai, America mein Indian Dhaba, Jugni Mastkaladar, Pump Up Your Style, Welcome To Mumbai, Pinga Pinga, Baba’s Cross Connection, Mumbai City and Pawa Pawa Pawan Kalyan.
Baba Sehgal as Playback Singer in Filmographies…
Baba featured in series of Bollywood movies as playback singer. They include 13B, Double Gadbad, Miss 420, Sarhad, Hum Hain Bemisaal, Khoon Ka Sindoor, Roja.
He featured Telugu Cinema movies such as Rikshavodu, Jalsa, Adhurs, Arya 2, Don Seenu, Mr.Perfect, Ragada, Gabbar Singh, Shadow, Pada Pada Pada, Right now, Mamacita, Adda.
In conclusion he featured in Tamil Cinema namely, Singam, Osthe, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal, Saguni, Alex Pandian and Singam II.