Malkit Singh - Hai
Shava – Especially For You - S SRLP 5095 - LP Record
Malkit Singh, MBE (born Malkit Singh Boparai; September 13, 1962) is
an England-based Punjabi bhangra singer. Born in Hussainpur and raised in
Nakodar, he moved to Birmingham in 1984. Singh is the first Punjabi singer to
be honoured with an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. He is
most famous for the songs "Gur Nalo Ishq Mita", "Tootak Tootak
Tootiyan", "Kurri Garam Jayee", "Dekh li vilyait",
"Chal Hun", and "Jind Mahi", the latter two from the
soundtrack to the popular film Bend It Like Beckham.
Singh has appeared on many Indian talk shows which are linked to
Sikhism and Punjab on Akal Channel, Sikh Channel, and Sangat TV. He is listed
by the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling bhangra solo artist of
all time, with sales of over 4.9 million records in his 20-year career. His
song "Tutak Tutak Toothiyan" is the fastest-selling and most
successful bhangra song of all time. In January of 2015 Malkit Singh's
daughter, Amardip Bhopari, was sentenced to two years of jail in the United
Kingdom for having sexual relations with a mentally handicapped minor.
Following public disclosure of the incident, Malkit has removed himself from
all social media outlets.
Malkit Singh - Hai Shava – Especially For You - S SRLP 5095