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 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. Rai also sang his first playback song for Jimmy Shergill's Punjabi film Rangeelay and this has been his only known playback track uptill now. His multi starrer project for 9X Tashan "Kudi Tu Pataka" was released the following year and was highly acclaimed by the audience. In 2014 Babbal release.
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