Babbal Rai (born 3 March 1985) is an Indian Punjabi singer, songwriter and film actor. His real birth name is Simranjeet Singh Rai. Born in Samrala, a city in the Ludhiana district of Punjab, India, he graduated from DAV College, has always
enjoyed a passion towards cricket. He was trained by Yograj Singh (father of Yuvraj Singh) and aspired to be a cricketer, later he moved to Melbourne where he uploaded a video called “Australian Challa” which made him a YouTube
sensation. Later the adopted version of the song was released in the Bollywood movie Crook.He rose to fame from the song Nikki Jehi Jind.He also starred in the film Mr & Mrs 420, along with Jassi Gill and Binnu DhillonBabbal Rai was born
in Samrala , a city in the Ludhiana district of Punjab (India).His birth name is Simranjit Singh Rai. His father,Late Sardar Manjit Singh Rai was a theatre artist and his mother Sardarni Nirmal Kaur is a housewife. He spent his early childhood in
the city of Samrala where he did his schooling form National public school and then moved to Chandigarh and completed his formal education and graduated from DAV College, Chandigarh. In 2007, he went to Melbourne for studying
further and enrolled himself in the course of Community welfare since, then, he did all the odd jobs to survive, till, his Australian Challa video became viral on YouTube in 2008
Babbal Rai made his debut with the album SAU PUTT which too brought him into the limelight in the Punjabi music industry. His album, which was brought by the label Point Zero in March 2010, the album however was not a huge hit as Rai
was unable to come to India and promote his album. Meanwhile, he worked and collected money for making music and videos.In 2012 he released his single track “Sohni”. It is reported that Rai feels that his claim to fame is to sing what he
feels from his heart. The tracks Sohni made him an instant success followed by Taur and Tere Naam.He started his film career by special guest appearance in the Punjabi Film in Singh vs Kaur in 2013 starring Gippy Grewal and Surveen
Chawla. In 2014 he featured in his debut film Mr and Mrs 420 along with Jassi Gill, Yuvraj Hans, Binnu Dhillon, and Jaswinder Bhalla and appeared in a dual-role cameo, a first in Punjabi film industry