It is Yo Yo Honey Singh's birthday March 15, as the rapper turns 33. Although he is more popular by the name Honey Singh, his original name is Hirdesh Singh. Honey Singh is currently one of the most popular Indian rappers and song producers.
Although he was quite popular for his earlier albums, the rapper came into mainstream music industry with a song in the film "Shakal Pe Mat Ja." One of Honey Singh's most popular albums is "International Villager". The song "Angreji Beat" from the same album was used in the movie "Cocktail" as well, and it is till date one of the best party songs.
However, Honey's star rose since 2013 after he composed music for big-budget Bollywood movies like "Chennai Express" and "Boss". The song "Lungi Dance" from the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer became highly popular.
While he started his acting career with the Punjabi movie "Mirza-The Untold Story" in 2012, Honey made his Bollywood acting debut with the Himesh Reshammiya-starrer "The Xpose" in 2014. The film bombed at the box office. The music composer will next be seen in another Punjabi movie, "Zorawar," whose trailer was released recently and received good response from the audience.
On the occasion of his birthday, here is a compilation of some of Honey Singh's best and most popular songs:
"Birthday Bash": This song is from the movie "Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend". While the film failed to impress critics and the audience, this party track became a staple in all birthday bashes.
"Lungi Dance": This song video featured Honey along with Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone. The song was for the movie "Chennai Express," and is highly popular with the masses.
"Dheere Dheere Se": Originally from the film "Aashiqui," this reimagination of the track was composed and sung by Honey. Featuring Hrithik Roshan and Sonam Kapoor, the song video crossed the 100 million views-mark on YouTube.
"Blue Eyes": This is again one of the most popular songs of the rapper.
"Chaar Botal Vodka": This song is common for most parties and is one of his biggest hits. The song video featured Honey and Sunny Leone.
"Angreji Beat": This song was used in the movie "Cocktail" and Deepika Padukone featured in the video.
"Main Sharabi": This song was also used in "Cocktail" and is a party favourite.
"Love Dose": This one is from his album "Desi Kalakar". The song video featured Honey along with Urvashi Rautela.
"Party All Night": This is another popular party song from Yo Yo, from the Akshay Kumar-starrer "Boss".
"Brown Rang": No Honey Singh fan would like to miss this track.