Daler Mehndi is a popular singer, songwriter, record producer, and performer from India. He is credited for making “Bhangra” popular all over the world and setting up the Indian pop music industry. He is best known for his distinctive voice and energetic dance songs. Now let’s have a close look at the net worth of Daler Mehndi in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Daler Mehndi was born on 18 August 1967 in Patna, Bihar. His younger brother Mika Singh is a well-known Bollywood singer, songwriter, and performer. In 1991, Mehndi formed his music group, and three years later he participated in the “Voice of Asia International Ethnic and Pop Music Contest.” He was ranked second among two hundred contestants.
He is married to Taranpreet Kaur with whom he has four children Ajit Kaur Mehndi, Rabaab Kaur Mehndi, Gurdeep Mehndi, and Prabhjot Kaur Mehndi. His daughter Ajit Kaur Mehndi is married to the son of popular Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Daler Mehndi’s professional music career kicked off when he signed a three album contract with the record company Magnasound. His debut album “Bolo Ta Ra Ra” was released in the year 1995 which was a huge success and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
The album established Mehndi as a pop star and also won him the “Indian Male Pop Artist Award” by Channel V. The following year he launched his second music album “Dardi Rab Rab” which surpassed the sales of his first album.
In 1997, Mehndi’s third album “Balle Balle” was released which won the Channel V Award in six different categories. In 2000, along with the music label TIPS Music he released the album “Ek Dana.” The album consists of the music of different genres including Folk, Pop, and Rock. One of the songs of the album featured Miss World and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.
In 2000, Mehndi formed the record label “DRecords” which has several artists under its banner including Safri boys, Hussain Baksh, and others.
In 2001, he signed up with Universal Music and recorded a new music track “Kala Kauwa Kaat Khayega.” Later Mehndi collaborated with many artists and composers including Oscar Awarded musician A.R Rahman and recorded many songs and albums including Destiny, Raula Pai Gaya, Jugni, Tunak Tunak Tumba, Bismillah and many more.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Daler Mehndi has an estimated net worth of more than $12 million (Rs. 75 Crore) . Most of the fortune is the result of his successful career as a musician, composer, and songwriter.
Mehndi has also earned a huge amount of wealth by performing at several events, tours, and concerts all over the world. In 1998, he was signed by Coca-Cola to perform at more than thirty shows all over India. In 2013, Mehndi performed at the YouFest festival in Spain.
Along with U.S Congressman Pete Sessions he was invited for the closing bell ceremony at NASDAQ Stock Exchange in New York. He also performed for the charity “Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust” and helped to raise $5 million in Pakistan.
Daler Mehndi is one of the most renowned singers and artist in the world. He supports many charitable trusts and non-profit organizations. Mehndi set up the “Daler Mehndi Food for Life Society” in Delhi which provides food to the poor and underprivileged.
He has also financially supported the families of Kargil martyrs by donating to the government’s Kargil Victims’ Relief Fund.