Rahul Sipligunj is a Telugu singer, songwriter, and musician. He became popular with his folk songs and YouTube videos. In 2019, he participated in the popular reality TV show Bigg Boss Telugu (Season 3).
Rahul Sipligunj was born on Saturday, 22 August 1989 (age 30 years; as in 2019) in Dhoolpet, Hyderabad. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He attended the Loyola High School in Hyderabad. He pursued his undergraduate from the Narayana Junior College, Hyderabad. Rahul was passionate about singing from a very early age. He often used to sing Hyderabadi folk songs at home. Once, when he was singing a Hyderabadi folk song and was playing music with the help of kitchen utensils, his father saw him and discovered his talent for singing. He encouraged him to pursue singing as a career, and he sent him to Pandit Vitthal Rao to get trained professionally.
Height (approx.): 5′ 11″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Rahul Sipligunj follows Hinduism. His father owns a hair salon. His mother is a homemaker. He has a younger sister. His younger brother is Nikill Kiran. Rahul is unmarried.
Rahul began his career by singing songs at home and publishing them on YouTube. He gained popularity with his songs, and soon he moved to a recording studio; to give his songs a more professional touch. After that, he started getting offers from many companies. In 2012, he got his first break as a playback singer in the Telugu movie “Speedunnodu”. He also got an offer to be a playback singer for the Telugu movie “Josh”. Although he recorded his first song for the movie “Speedunnodu”, it released much later, due to which “Josh” became his debut movie as a playback singer.
Rahul also got a lot of offers to do stage shows, and world tours, but, he declined them all initially. He wanted to be a good singer and a musician at first. Once, in an interview, he stated that he could have earned a lot of money through those shows, but he wanted to focus on himself before giving commitments to others. He did playback singing from 2012, and in his free time, he used to play music. He calls himself an independent musician, and he likes to work for himself, and not be associated with a company or brand.
In 2013, he produced his first music video “Hey Pilla”. Since then, he has produced more than 20 music videos. He has gained a lot of popularity since then, and he has also got the opportunity to work with many stars from the Tollywood industry. He is often invited to shows such as “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” (Telugu), “Comedy Nights (Telugu)”, and many more.
In 2019, he was announced as a contestant in the popular reality TV show Bigg Boss (Telugu Season 3), which is hosted by Akkineni Nagarjuna.
On 27 July 2018, Rahul was charged with drinking and driving. When he was stopped by the police, he tried to run away, and upon being caught by the police, he resisted giving them his driving licence and vehicle registration documents. The police filed a case against him, seized his vehicle, and he was told to appear for counselling.
Favourite Food: Appam & Egg Curry
Favourite Actor: Prabhas
Favourite Actress: Samantha Akkineni
Favourite Singer: Karthik
Favourite Colour: Black, Royal Blue
Favourite Musical Instrument: Saxophone
Car & Bike Collection
Rahul owns a Maruti Suzuki Swift, and a Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350-X
- Rahul’s father owns a hair salon, and Rahul often helps out his father in the shop. Rahul is often spotted cutting people’s hair and doing other jobs at the salon.
- He loves playing video games, travelling, and watching movies. He often posts pictures of himself playing the popular video game “PUBG” on his Instagram handle.
- He loves playing the saxophone. Once in an interview, he said that he often plays it when he is in stress or wants to relax.
- Rahul is a dog lover, and he often feeds roadside dogs and plays with them. He also has a pet dog named buddy.
- His song “Makikirkiri” is one of his most famous songs, and it has more than 16 million views on YouTube.