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 belongs to Jatt Sikh Family and 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 Dhillon Babbal Rai was born in Samrala , a city in the Ludhiana district of Punjab (India).[5] 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.