on June 10, 1977, in Durgapur, West Bengal
known by his stage name Mika
is an Indian Pop singer
. He is considered a highly acclaimed Punjabi singer. He has done songs for many Bollywood
films, which include Singh Is Kinng
and Jab We Met
. His range as a playback singer is limited, but commercially he is successful with hit songs. The latest is "Aapka kya hoga" from the film Housefull
. He has participated in reality show called Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao
and Music Ka Maha Muqabala
. He is also in media due to controversies.
His father, Ajmer Singh Chandan, is a trained classical musician of the old school. His mother, Balbir Kaur, was also aware of folk music. He is the youngest brother of the six Mehndi brothers, of whom famous Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi
. is the oldest.
Mika is a team captain, judge, and mentor for STAR Plus
's Music Ka Maha Muqqabla
for the team Mika's Blasters
He has completed the film Mitti
and composed its music.
Mika worked with California based Bohemia
for Universal Music's ‘Sher e Punjab’.
Mika is known for his large audiences at shows, once even as large as 90,000 people. He was set to release his fifth studio album in 2008 which was highly anticipated due to the involvement of Vikas Kohli
and the work done at the Fatlabs
studio in Canada