|Born||10 October 1973
Poohla village, Bathinda district, East Punjab, India
|Genres||Punjabi folk, bhangra, pop|
Early life and career
Balkar Sidhu was born on 10 October 1973, to father S. Roop Singh Sidhu and mother Charanjeet Kaur, in the village of Poohla of Bathinda district in Punjab. He is married to Daljinder Kaur and has two daughters and one son.He is the three-times university gold medalist in singing and learned music from the famous Dhadi singer Gurbakhsh Singh Albela (his uncle) as professional.
His first Punjabi music album was Karna Chhad De Pyar, released during his graduation’s first year.Later he released Din Pepran De and other albums. He has a role in the Punjabi] film, Desi Munde, which as of February 2012 is incomplete. Some of his albums are:
- Din Pepran/Paperan De
- Hasdian De Ghar Vasde
- Gall Taan Bandee
- Aaja Ganne Chupiye
- Tu Meri Khand Mishri
- Do Gallan
- Laung Taviteriaan
- Chubare Wali Baari
In May 2014, he joined Aam Aadmi Party.He was nominated AAP candidate from Talwandi Sabo in 2014 Punjab bye-elections. Later he was replaced with another candidate Baljinder Kaur. Sidhu decided to content elections as independent candidate and was expelled from AAP.