Bappi Lahiri Age, Height, Net Worth, Wife, Biography

Bappi Aparesh Lahiri (Bappi Lahiri), also called Bappida, was a famous Indian singer, songwriter, and music producer who was big in the 80s and 90s. He made disco music cool in India and was known for wearing lots of gold chains.

Bappi Lahiri made disco music with machines in India and sang his songs. Lots of people liked his music in the 1980s and 1990s, especially in movies. He also made successful music for Bengali, Telugu, and Kannada movies. People still loved his music even in the 2000s.


Bappi Lahiri Biography
Full NameAlokesh Bappi Lahiri
ProfessionSinger and Music Composer
Famous AsSinger
Nick NameBappi Daa, Disco King of India
Date of Birth27 November 1952 (Thursday)
Died15 February 2022
BirthplaceSirajganj, Bangladesh (now Jalpaiguri, West Bengal)
HometownSirajganj, Bangladesh (now Jalpaiguri, West Bengal)
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Food HabitsNon-vegetarian
Educational QualificationHigh School
School NameChetla Boys’ High School
DebutFilm, Bengali (Music Composer): Daadu (1974)
Film, Hindi (Music Composer): Nanha Shikari (1973)

Early Life

Alokesh Aparesh Lahiri was born in Calcutta to a Bengali Brahmin family. His mother and father, Aparesh Lahiri and Bansuri Lahiri, were singers and musicians who performed classical music and Shyama Sangeet. They belonged to the Lahiri Mohan Family from Sirajganj in East Bengal, which is now in Bangladesh. Alokesh, also known as Bappi Lahiri, was their only child. His uncle was the famous singer Kishore Kumar.

Bappi Lahiri started playing the tabla when he was just 3 years old. His parents taught him at first, and then he learned from a tabla master named Samta Prasad, recommended by Lata Mangeshkar.

Ever since he was a kid, Bappi admired the American musician Elvis Presley. He loved how Presley wore lots of gold chains and jewelry. Bappi wanted to have his special look when he became famous. So, when he did become successful, he created his own “golden jewelry” style, inspired by Presley.  

Bappi Lahiri is married and has two kids. His wife’s name is Chitrani. Their daughter is named Rema and their son is called Bappa. Bappa Lahiri makes music.


Bappi moved to Mumbai when he was 19 years old. His first chance in the movie world came with the Bengali Film Daadu (1972), but he got his first big opportunity to compose music for a Hindi movie called Nanha Shikari in 1973.

He became well-known after working on the Hindi movie Zakhmee in 1975. In this movie, he not only made the music but also sang some of the songs. One of his famous songs was a duet with Mohammed Rafi and Kishore Kumar called “Nothing is Impossible”. He had more hit songs in the 1976 movie Chalte Chalte. 

Later on, Bappi Lahiri sang and made disco music for movies like Pyara Dushman (1980) and Arman (1981) with popular songs like “Hari Om Hari” and Ramba Ho Sambha Ho. His song Jimmy Jimmy was a big hit in the early 80s not only in India but also in Russia. He made more hit songs in movies like Wardat, Sahhas, and Laparwah in 1981. 

Bappi Lahiri composed music for many famous movies such as Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki (1984), Dance Dance (1987), Commando (1988), Love Love Love (1989), and Pyar Ke Naam Qurban (1990). He became very well-known during the disco era of that time. 

In 2006, he was on the famous TV show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs’ on Zee TV as a judge with singers Alka Yagnik and Abhijeet. He judged the 2007 edition of Zee TV’s ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ and Sony Entertainment Television’s K For Kishore show, which looked for someone like Kishore Kumar. 

In a September 2007 talk, he mentioned movies like Journey from Bombay to Goa, Jhoom, Khushboo, Mudrank, Ek Hasina Ek Deewana, Jaane Bhi Do Yaroo, Budda Mil Gaya, Boothnath, and a show with the Jacksons. He also worked on the music for Sarkar Raj (2008) with S. I. Tutul.

Style Of Music

Bappi Lahiri was the first to bring disco music with an Indian twist to Indian movies. But he also copied music a lot in Bollywood. Most of his songs were sung by Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhosle.

He introduced Vijay Benedict and Sharon Prabhakar to the music industry. He also worked a lot with Alisha Chinoy and Usha Uthup for his songs. Sometimes Bappi Lahiri sang using a fake name like Basavalingaiah Hiremath, for example, in the song “Bambai se aya mera dost“.

Political Ambitions

Bappi Lahiri joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 31 January 2014 with Rajnath Singh, who was the big boss of the party back then. They wanted to fight in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. They chose Bappi Lahiri to be their player from Srerampur (Lok Sabha constituency).


Father NameAparesh Lahiri (Singer)
Mother NameBansari Lahiri (Singer and Classical Dancer)
Brother NameNone
Sister NameNone

Physical Appearance

Bappi Lahiri is about 163 centimeters tall, which is like 1.63 meters or 5 feet 4 inches. She weighs about 80 kilograms, which is around 176 lbs. She has brown eyes and black hair.

Bappi Lahiri Height
Height (Approx.)in centimeters – 163 cm
in meters – 1.63 m
in feet inches – 5’ 4”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms – 80 kg
in pounds – 176 lbs
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack

Relationship Status

Marital StatusMarried
SpouseChitrani Lahiri
Children– Son– Bappa Lahiri (Music Director)
Daughter– Rema Lahiri (Singer)

Net Worth & Salary

Bappi Lahiri has $3 million, which is around ₹22 crore in Indian Rupees. She makes about ₹8-10 lakh for each song she sings. She owns a Tesla X, BMW, and Audi. Adah makes most of her money from singing and composing music.

Bappi Lahiri Net Worth
Net Worth in USD (Approx.)$3 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees (Approx.)₹22 Crore
Salary (Approx.)₹8-10 Lakh/Song
Car & Bike CollectionTesla X, BMW, Audi  
Income SourceSinging, Music Composing

Social Media Handles

Instagram @bappilahiri_official
Facebook @bappilahiri
Twitter @thebappilahiri

Favorite Things

SingersKishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar

Bappi Lahiri Songs Lyrics


  1. Filmfare Awards: Nominated for Best Music Director for “Armaan” in 1982.
  2. Nominated for “Namak Halaal” in 1983.
  3. Filmfare Awards: Won Best Music Director for “Sharaabi”, also nominated for “Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki” and “Tohfa” in 1985. 
  4. Nominated for “Aaj Ka Arjun” in 1991.
  5. Mirchi Music Awards: Won Best Item Song of the Year for “Ooh La La” (From The Dirty Picture) in 2012.
  6. Received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.


Bappi Da won the case about who owns the music against Dr. Dre, a musician from the West. After that, Indian composer Harry Anand made a new version of the song called ‘Kaliyon Ka Chaman’. It was sung by Shaswati Phukan, a singer from Assam. Lahiri passed away because of many health problems on Tuesday night at CritiCare Hospital in Juhu.

Adah has spoken up about the controversy and says it was just bad timing. She explained, “I posted it on my Instagram two years ago on 28th March 2020. (She shared the link). The Bappi Da post on my Facebook page was set to go up a month ago. Sadly, we lost Bappi Da last week, so the post came out at the wrong time.”


Bappi went to the hospital for a month and came out on Feb 14, 2022. But the next day, he got very sick again, and they took him to Mumbai’s Criticare hospital. Sadly, Bappi passed away at 69 on Feb 15, 2022, just before midnight because of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).


  1. Bappi Lahiri was an Indian singer and music maker. He passed away on 16 February 2022 because he had trouble breathing during sleep.
  2. He was the nephew of the famous Indian singer Kishore Kumar.
  3. Bappi loved music since he was a kid. When he was just 3 years old, he started playing the tabla. 
  4. Bappi learned to play other instruments like the piano, drums, guitar, saxophone, bongos, and dholak.
  5. He became famous for making music in the Bollywood film ‘Zakhmee’ (1975).
  6. Bappi made music and sang songs in lots of Bollywood movies like ‘Chalte Chalte’ (1976), ‘Disco Dancer’ (1982), ‘Namak Halaal’ (1982), ‘Sharaabi’ (1984), ‘Dharma Karma’ (1997), ‘Taxi No. 9211 (2006), ‘The Dirty Picture’ (2011), and ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ (2017).
  7. He also made music for many Kannada and Telugu movies.
  8. In 2018, he got a big award at the Filmfare Awards.
  9. Bappi Lahiri was known for his music in many Tamil films too.
  10. He also did dubbing work. In 2016, he was dubbed in Hindi for the character ‘Tamatoa’ in the movie ‘Moana.’
  11. Bappi had a Guinness Book World Record for doing 33 movies in a year.
  12. He made music for 12 super-hit movies from 1983 to 1985.
  13. In 1996, he met the famous singer and dancer Michael Jackson in India.
  14. In 2002, a singer called ‘Truth Hurts’ used a bit of Bappi’s song in his song without giving credit. Bappi’s name was later added to the credit list.
  15. Bappi was a judge on TV singing shows like “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs” and “K For Kishore.”
  16. In 2008, he made music for Shah Rukh Khan’s cricket team.
  17. Bappi joined a political party in 2014 but lost in an election in 2014. 


Who is Bappi Lahiri’s wife?

Bappi Lahiri’s wife is Chitrani Lahiri.

How old is Bappi Lahiri?

Bappi Lahiri is 69 years old.

When did Bappi Lahiri die?

Bappi Lahiri passed away because of sleep apnea and post-COVID-19 issues in Mumbai on 15th February 2022. He was 69 years old.

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