Bappi Lahiri Age, Height, Weight, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Bappi Lahiri Biography : Bappi Lahiri was a well-known Indian singer, composer, record producer and actor. He has contributed a lot in popularizing disco music in Indian cinema. From the year 1980 to the year 1990, he got more fame in Indian cinema. Apart from Indian cinema, he has also made his mark in Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Gujarati cinema.

Bappi Lahiri
Bappi Lahiri

On the morning of 16 February 2022, Bappi ji said goodbye to this world at the age of 69. He had many health problems and was also ill for a long time. The real name of Bappi Lahiri, popularly known as Disco King, was Alokesh Lahiri. Famous pop singer Michael Jackson invited him to his show.

Here we  are going to tell in  detail about Bappi Lahiri ‘s biography . To know about Bappi Lahiri, definitely read this article till the end.

Bappi Lahiri Biography in Brief (Bappi Lahiri Biography)

real nameAlokesh Lahiri
Surname Disco King, Bappi Da
Birth27 November 1952
birth placeJalpaiguri, West Bengal
FatherAparesh Lahiri
MotherBansari Lahiri
WifeChitrani Lahiri
childrenBappa Lahiri, Rema Lahiri
Religion Hindu
Castebarendra brahmin
net worth22 crore

Bappi Lahiri’s Birth and Family

Bappi Lahiri was born on 27 November 1952 in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal state, India. He was born in a Bengali Hindu family. His father’s name was Aparesh Lahiri and mother’s name was Bansari Lahiri. Bappi Lahiri was the only child of his parents.

His father Aparesh Lahiri was a renowned Bengali singer while his mother Bansari Lahiri was a musician trained in classical and Shyama music vocals. His maternal grandparents were the great singers Kishore Kumar and S. Mukherjee was from the family side. That’s why Bappiji was well versed in music since childhood.

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Bappi Lahiri
Full NameAlokesh Bappi Lahiri
Nickname(s)Bappi Daa, Disco King of India
Profession(s)Singer and Music Composer
Physical Stats & More
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 ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutFilm, Bengali (Music Composer): Daadu (1974)
Film, Hindi (Music Composer): Nanha Shikari (1973)
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 November 1952 (Thursday)
BirthplaceSirajganj, Bangladesh (now Jalpaiguri, West Bengal)
Date of Death16 February 2022
Place of DeathCritiCare Hospital, Mumbai
Age (at the time of death)69 Years
Death CauseOSA (obstructive sleep apnea) 
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownSirajganj, Bangladesh (now Jalpaiguri, West Bengal)
CasteBarendra Brahmins of Sandilya Gotra 
Political InclinationBJP
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date24 January 1977 (Monday)
Wife/SpouseChitrani Lahiri
ChildrenSon– Bappa Lahiri (Music Director)

Daughter– Rema Lahiri (Singer)
ParentsFather– Aparesh Lahiri (Singer)

Mother– Bansari Lahiri (Singer and Classical Dancer)
Singer(s)Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar
Money Factor
Salary/Fees (approx.)Rs. 8-10 lakhs per song ($3 million USD)
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 20 crores ($3 million USD) 

Bappi Lahiri’s career started

Bappi Lahiri comes from a family with a musical background and was trained in music by his parents from the very beginning. He started playing the tabla from the age of 3. He moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in music. His first venture as a musician was the Bengali film Dadu.

His first Bollywood film as a musician was ‘Ninha Shikari’. Although the film ‘Jakhmi’ proved to be the success of his career. Apart from this, he also got recognition as a music director from the film ‘Chalte Chalte’. Later in the 80s he added popular disco elements to film music in Bollywood films such as Sahas, Pyara Dushman, Armaan, Vardat and others. His collaboration with Mithun Chakraborty’s music was quite popular across the country.

Especially the music of the disco dancer went viral during that time. His name was entered in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ in the year 1986 for recording more than 180 songs. He has composed more than 5000 compositions for about 500 films in his career. He has also composed music for some Bangladeshi films. He also had a good grasp on instruments like piano, guitar, tabla, bongo, saxophone and dholak.

Political career of Bappi Lahiri

He also contested the Lok Sabha General Elections from Shrirampur constituency in the year 2014 but had to face defeat.

Bappi Lahiri’s wedding

On 24-01-1977 he married film producer Chitrani Lahiri. They have two children, a son named Bappa Lahiri and a daughter named Rema Lahiri. Bappa Lahiri is also a director while Rema Lahiri is a singer.

Bappi Lahiri Awards

Bappi Lahiri was awarded the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director for the film Sharabi. The film “Thanedar” by the then President of India Giani Zail Singh was also awarded for Best Music Score in 1990. Apart from this, he was also awarded the China Award for the film Disco Dancer.

Bappi Lahiri net worth

If we talk about the net worth of Bappi Lahiri, then according to a report, he had assets of about 22 crores. He had a luxury house in Mumbai which cost around Rs 3.5 crore. He was very fond of luxury cars and gold. He always had 7-8 gold chains around his neck.

Bappi da used to charge Rs 8-10 lakh for a song in the film and Rs 20-25 lakh for an hour for the show.

Superhit Songs of Bappi Lahiri

  • U la la u la la (The Dirty Picture)
  • Yaar bina chain kahan re (sir)
  • I am missing (Disco Dancer)
  • Super Dancer (Disco Dancer)
  • My friend came from Bombay (for your sake)
  • What to live like this (of the one who swears)
  • I need love to live (Manokana)
  • night rest (salt halal)

Some interesting facts about Bappi Lahiri

  • Bappi Lahiri’s maternal uncle was Kishore Kumar.
  • He has set a Guinness Book World Record for doing 33 films in a year.
  • He always liked to wear gold and glasses and considered gold as his god.
  • From 1983 to 1985, he made a record of producing music for 12 superhit Silver Jubilee films.
  • She has co-judged the popular singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge on Zee TV in 2006.
  • Since childhood, Bappi Lahiri aspired to achieve international fame in the field of music.


What is the net worth of Bappi Lahiri?

According to a report, the net worth of Bappi Lahiri is around 22 crores.

What is the name of Bappi Lahiri’s son?

Bappi Lahiri’s son’s name is Bappa Lahiri. 
Bappa Lahiri is also a musician.

What is the real name of Bappi Lahiri?

Bappi Lahiri’s real name was Alokesh Lahiri.

Who is Bappi Lahiri’s wife?

Bappi Lahiri’s wife’s name is Chitrani Lahiri, a film producer.

Why Bappi Da’s name is recorded in ‘Guinness Book of World Records’?

Bappi Lahiri’s name is recorded in ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ for recording more than 180 songs in the year 1986.


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