September 13, 1962 in Punjab
Punjabi bhangra singer
Malkit Singh is credited as being one of the pioneers who brought Punjabi folk out from the fields and onto the world stage. From its humble Punjabi origins, Malkit has used Bhangra in cross-cultural experiments ranging from rap and house to Bollywood claiming the highest respect amongst Bhangra aficionados. As a four-year-old, Malkit won admission into a school for six-year-olds thanks to his incredible singing ability. In the 1980s Malkit formed the band Golden Star to produce some of the 'old skool' Bhangra classics that continue to fill the dance floors today, including his trademark anthem 'Tootak Tootak Thootian (Hey Jamalo)'.