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Lahiri in 2017
|Birth name||Alokesh Lahiri|
|Born||27 November 1952
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India
|Instruments||Vocals, tabla, piano, drum, guiter, saxophone, bongos, dholak|
|Labels||BL Sound, Saregama, Venus Records & Tapes, T-Series, Tips Industries, Universal Music Group, Abbey Road Studios, Planet LA Records|
Alokesh "Bappi" Lahiri (born 27 November 1952) is an Indian singer, composer, politician and record producer. He popularized the use of synthesized disco music in Indian cinema and sang some of his own compositions. He has composed some songs for Prosenjit Chatterjee. He and Prosenjit had delivered major box office successes like Amar Sangi, Asha O Bhalobasha, Aamar Tumi, Amar Prem, Mandira, Badnam, Raktelekha, Priya and so. He was popular in the 1980s and 1990s with filmi soundtracks such as Wardat, Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Dance Dance, Commando, Saheb, Gang Leader, Sailaab, and Sharaabi. Lahiri joined BJP in 2014. He was declared a BJP candidate from Serampore in West Bengal for the 2014 Indian general election and lost.
Lahiri was born into a Hindu Brahmin family in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. His parents, Aparesh Lahiri and Bansuri Lahiri, both from Jalpaiguri, were famous Bengali singers and musicians in classical music and Shyama Sangeet. He is their only child.
His relatives include singer Kishore Kumar, his maternal uncle.
Lahiri began to play tabla at the age of 3. Initially, he was trained by his parents.
Lahiri has two children, a son Bappa Lahiri and a daughter Rema Lahiri. His son is married to Sannaya Gandhi with whom he has a son Azam John Lahiri.
His favorite quote is 'Gold is my God.'
Though he was known for disco-style songs, he has composed some melodious songs as well, such as the songs from Chalte Chalte and Zakhmee.
Portions of Lahiri's song "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai" were included in the 2002 song "Addictive" by American R&B singer Truth Hurts. Copyright holders Saregama India, Ltd. sued Interscope Records and its parent company, Universal Music Group for more than $500 million. A Los Angeles federal judge subsequently barred further sales of the CD unless and until Lahiri was listed on the song's credits.
In late 2016, Lahiri voiced the character of Tamatoa in the Hindi-dubbed version of Disney's 3D computer-animated fantasy adventure film Moana; he also composed and sang "Shona" (Gold), the Hindi version of "Shiny". This was his first time dubbing for an animated character, and he also appeared in Ramratan song "Yeh Hai Dance Bar". He won Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at 63rd Filmfare Awards.
|Film title||Actor||Character||Dub language||Original language||Original year release||Dub year release||Notes|
|Kingsman: The Golden Circle||Elton John||Himself||Hindi||English||2017||2017|
|Film title||Original Voice(s)||Character||Dub language||Original language||Original year release||Dub year release||Notes|
Bappi Lahiri joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 31 January 2014 in the presence of Rajnath Singh,the then national President of Bharatiya Janata Party, to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha election. He was made a BJP candidate from Srerampur (Lok Sabha constituency) in 2014, but lost to Kalyan Banerjee of All India Trinamool Congress.
- See also: Category:Films scored by Bappi Lahiri
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Hindi and Bengali
|1973||Nanha Shikari||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1974||Bazar Band Karo||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1974||Ek Ladki Badnaam Si||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1976||Chalte Chalte||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1977||Aap Ki Khatir||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1978||Toote Khilone||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1979||Surakksha||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1979||Aangan Ki Kali||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1979||Lahu Ke Do Rang||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1980||Manokamna||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1981||Wardat||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1982||Disco Dancer||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1982||Namak Halaal||"All Songs"||Also Singer Zubin Ittefaq||Hindi|
|1985||Saaheb||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1985||Geraftaar||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1985||Adventures of Tarzan||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1987||Dance Dance||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1987||Satyamev Jayate||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1987||Amar Sangi||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Bengali|
|1988||Mera Shikar||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1989||Guru||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1989||Aamar Tumi||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Bengali|
|1989||Prem Pratigyaa||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1989||Pronomi Tomay||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Bengali|
|1990||Naakabandi||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1990||Aaj Ke Shahenshah||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1990||Sailaab||"All Songs"||Along with Aadesh Shrivastava||Hindi|
|1990||Thanedaar||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1992||Shola Aur Shabnam (1992 film)||"All Songs"||Bengali|
|1992||Tomar Naam Likhe Debo||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Bengali|
|1993||Dalaal||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1994||Neelanjana||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Bengali|
|1995||Rock Dancer||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1995||Diya Aur Toofan||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1996||Dil Ke Jharoke Main||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1996||Rangbaaz||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1996||Bal Bramhachari||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1996||Hum Sab Chor Hain||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|1997||Nirnayak||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1997||Dharma Karma||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1998||Military Raaj||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|1999||Aaya Toofan||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|2000||Justice Chowdhary||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|2006||Taxi No. 9211||BAMBAI NAGARIA||AS SINGER||-|
|2008||Mudrank||"All Songs"||Also Singer||Hindi|
|2008||C Kkompany||"Khokha", "Jaane Kya Ho Gaya Mujhko"||Hindi|
|2008||Chandni Chowk to China||"India Se Aaya Tera Dost (Aap Ki Khatir)"||Hindi|
|2009||Jai Veeru||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|2011||The Dirty Picture||"Ooh La La"||As Singer||Hindi|
|2013||Gunday||"Tune Maari Entriyaan","Asalaam-E-Ishqum"||As Singer||Hindi|
|2013||Himmatwala||"Thank God It's Friday"||Uncredited||Hindi|
|2014||Main Aur Mr. Riight||"All Songs"||Hindi|
|2017||Badrinath Ki Dulhania||"Tamma Tamma Song"||Singer & Original Composer||Hindi|
|2018||Mausam Ikrar Ke Do Pal Pyaar Ke||All Songs||Music Director||Hindi|
|2019||Why Cheat India||"Dil Mein Ho Tum"||Original Music Director||Hindi|
|2020||Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan||"Areey Pyar Kar Le"||Singer and original music director||Hindi|
|2020||Baaghi 3||"Bhankas"||Singer and original music director||Hindi|
|Rowdy Gaari Pellam|
|Punya Bhoomi Naa Desam|
|2013||Action 3D||Co-composed with his son Bappa Lahari|
- Apoorva Sahodarigal (1983)
- Paadum Vaanampadi (1985)
- Kizhakku Africavil Sheela (1987)
- Africadalli Sheela (1986)
- Krishna Nee Begane Baro (1986)
- Police Matthu Dada (1991)
- Guru (1989)
- Love in Mandya (2014)
- Janam Janam na Saath (1977)
Lahiri won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award at the 63rd Filmfare Awards. He received Filmfare Award for best music director in 1985 at the 32nd Filmfare Awards for the film " Sharaabi"
Composer Bappi Lahiri's discarded disco track Zindagi Meri Dance Dance was left out of the Babbar Subhash film Dance Dance although it featured on the vinyl album release at the time. It was re-discovered and had a second lease of life in director Ashim Ahluwalia's 2017 gangster film Daddy starring Arjun Rampal. The re-release of the song was a huge success, becoming one of the top tracks of the year.
Ahluwalia wanted an authentic 80s Bappi Lahiri sound and not an overproduced remix. Norwegian producer Olefonken reworked the song to be more dynamic for contemporary sound systems but kept many of the original elements including the original vocals of Alisha Chinai and Vijay Benedict as well as the original synth and drum machines. The choreographer of Ahluwalia's first film Miss Lovely, was ironically Kamal Nath, who had also worked on B. Subhash's disco film Dance Dance and Commando starring Mithun Chakraborty, both of which feature Bappi Lahiri soundtracks.
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