Bhupinder Babbal is an Indian musician specialising in Punjabi folk music. He is known for singing renditions of famous Punjabi folklore music. He became famous after lending his vocals to the music of the Bollywood film Animal (2023) starring Ranbir Kapoor.
Bhupinder Babbal was born in Qurali, Punjab. He celebrates his birthday on 17 July. His zodiac sign is Cancer. Bhupinder Babbal attended Khalsa Higher Secondary School, Kurali. Later, he pursued a Master of Arts in political science at Government College, Ropar. During school, He joined NCC and became a grade A certificate holder and aspired to become a police commissioner. During graduation, he earned the Grade B and Grade C certificates of NCC; however, he took part in Youth Fest and found his passion for Punjabi folk music. YouTube
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Bhupinder Babbal belongs to a Zamindar family in Roppar, Punjab.
Parents & Siblings
Bhupinder Babbal’s father, Surjit Singh, is a sarpanch in his village, and his mother, Gurmeet Kaur, is a homemaker.
Wife & Children
He has a son, Shagan Preet Singh, and a daughter, Harsimran Deep Kaur.
Bhupinder Babbal follows Sikhism.
After participating in numerous inter-college cultural programs during college, Bhupinder Babbal decided to become a musician. After he passed out from college, he began singing at various occasions including marriages and wrestling matches in his village for money. He soon gained fame and recognition and became known for his renditions of old Punjabi folk songs. He has lent his voice to many songs including Saint Soldier, Mirza, Challa, and Arjan Valley.
Later, Bhupinder Babbal started teaching music at S. D. College, Sector 32, Chandigarh. He has been appointed the judge of numerous inter-college cultural programs.
In 2023, he created the music for the Bollywood film Animal (2023) starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, and Bobby Deol. He co-created the music with singer B Praak. According to him, the team of ‘Animal’ reached out to him after discovering one of his songs on YouTube.
Bhupinder Babbal Lip-Syncing during a live event
On 27 November 2023, during a live event held in Hyderabad for the promotion of the Bollywood film Animal (2023), Bhupinder Babbal began singing the viral song ‘Arjan Valley’ from the film. This event led to trolling online for Bhupinder as the videos went viral the next day, and according to the netizens Bhupinder was only lip-syncing to the pre-recorded audios. Reportedly, in the videos, it is clearly seen that the recorded track abruptly stopped, leaving Bhupinder stuck on stage despite the emcee’s best efforts to turn things around. DNA India
He won the Best Playback Singer (Male) award for the song ‘Arjan Valley’ from the film ‘Animal’ at the 69th Filmfare Awards. He also won the Best Music Album award for the film ‘Animal’ at the event, which was held at the GIFT City in Gujarat on 28 January 2024.
Bhupinder Babbal owns a Royal Enfeild Bullet.
Bhupinder Babbal owns a McLaren 720s.
- Film: Billu Barber (2009)
- Actor(s): Irrfan Khan, Amol Palekar
- Singer: Gurdas Maan
- Bhupinder Babbal enjoys horse riding and often posts his pictures of horse riding on social media.
- Bhupinder Babbal enjoys travelling and has travelled to many countries including Canada, the USA, and the UK.
- While talking about the song ‘Arjan Vailly,’ in an interview, Bhupinder revealed that he initially didn’t get opportunities to work on a significant level in the Punjabi film and music industry initially; however, following the release of the teaser of the song ‘Arjan Vailly,’ Bhupinder, who was in Canada at the time, received numerous calls from Punjabi directors, who expressed their interest in collaborating with him upon his return to Punjab.
- In 2021, Charanjit Singh Channi, the 16th chief minister of Punjab, appointed him as a member of the Punjab Kala Bhawan in Chandigarh.