Balkar Sidhu Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Balkar Singh Sidhu is an Indian politician and a Punjabi singer. In 2022, he became a Member of the Legislative Assembly from the Rampura Phul Assembly constituency of Punjab on a ticket from the Aam Aadmi Party. He is popular for his Punjabi song “Majhe Diye Mombatiye” (2000)

Wiki/Biography

Balkar Sidhu was born on Sunday, 10 October 1971 (age 51 years old; as of 2023) in the village of Poohla of Bathinda district in Punjab. His Zodiac sign is Libra. He did his Bachelor of Arts at Punjabi University, Patiala in 1993.

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Balkar Sidhu with Arvind Kejriwal

Family

Parents & Siblings

Balkar Sidhu’s father S. Roop Singh Sidhu is a farmer and his mother Charanjeet Kaur is a homemaker.

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Balkar Sidhu with his mother

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Balkar Sidhu with his parents

Wife & Children

Balkar Sidhu is married to Jinder Kaur, she is a homemaker. Together they have 3 children, Shabadjot Sidhu, Kasamjot Sidhu and kaka kunwar Sidhu.

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Balkar Sidhu (in yellow shirt) with his wife

Religion

Balkar Sidhu was born in a Punjabi Sikh family and follows Sikhism.

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Balkar Sidhu in gurdwara 

Career

Singing

Balkar Sidhu made his singing debut when he was still in college, and during that time he released 5 songs and an album “Karna Chhad De Pyar” (1991). Later he released Din Pepran De and other albums. Sidhu has released a total of 19 albums. He received fame and recognition after his song “Maje Diye Mombatiye” and “Vyah” from his album “Laung Taviteriaan” (2003). He used to perform live shows during election rallies, and also at marriage functions.

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Balkar Sidhu performing on stage during his Live Show

Acting

Balkar Sidhu made his acting debut with the Punjabi film Chhankata: Kadh Tiyan Kasraan (2006). Later, he did many roles including a professor in Sikander (2013), Desi Munde (2016) and Jatt James Bond (2014) starring Gippy Grewal and Zareen Khan.

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Balkar Sidhu in a still from the Punjabi film Desi Munde (2016)

Politics

Balkar Sidhu started his political career in May 2014, when he joined the Aam Aadmi Party. The same year, he was elected as the AAP candidate from the Talwandi Sabo Assembly constituency. Later he was replaced by another candidate Baljinder Kaur. Sidhu was kicked out of the Aam Aadmi Party after deciding to run for election as an independent candidate. Again in 2021, Balkar Sidhu joined hands with the Aam Aadmi Party for the MLA elections of 2022.

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Balkar Sidhu(in centre) with Bhagwant Maan for a press conference

Controversies

Balkar Sidhu Joins Congress 

In 2016, Balkar Sidhu joined the Indian National Congress, after he was expelled from the Aam Aadmi Party in 2014, allegedly indulging in anti-party activities. He joined the Punjab Pradesh Congress committee in the presence of Capt. Amarinder Singh. Talking about joining the party, Sidhu said,

I have joined the Congress party unconditionally. I am confident that under the leadership of the party’s national president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and state president Capt Amarinder Singh, we will form the next government in Punjab. I will use my singing talent and write songs to convey the anger that is there against the Akalis among various sections of society for pushing the state backwards.”

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Talking about the allegations made against him by the AAP party he said,

At the time of the by-polls, various false charges had been levelled against me but the AAP failed to prove any charge later on. Now, I will seek a reply from them by filing a case in the court for defaming me.After Punjabi comedian-turned-politician Bhagwant Mann joined AAP and later become MP from Sangrur, several actors in the state connected with the party and thought it was sincere and committed to clean the system. However, as the time passed, people realised AAP is not what it used to be. They just made big promises to garner votes. They have no policy, no agenda, no programme for the people.”

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Balkar Sidhu(Holding the mic) with Capt Amarinder Singh

Balkar Sidhu involved in Human Traffacking

Balkar Sidhu was given the ticket to fight the Talwandi Sabo by-poll in 2014 by Aam Aadmi Party, he was thought to be a great candidate because he is a celebrity but later some allegations of human trafficking were made against him, and under these allegations, he was expelled from the AAP, but he denied all allegations and said all this is false. He was replaced by a local lecturer Baljinder Kaur.

Signature/Autograph

 Balkar Sidhu

Assets & Properties

Movable Assets

  • Bank Deposits: Rs. 12,72,200
  • Motor Vehicles: Rs. 13,50,000

Immovable Asset

  • Agricultural Land: Rs. 11,92,000
  • Commercial Buildings: Rs. 49,50,000

The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2021. It excludes the assets owned by his wife.

Salary

Balkar Sidhu’s salary is Rs 1,10,000+ Allowances per month. 

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Net Worth

Balkar Sidhu’s net worth for the financial year 2020-2021 was estimated to be Rs.95 Lakhs. It excludes the net worth of his wife.

Car Collection

Favourites

Facts/Trivia

  • Balkar Sidhu wanted to become an athlete. During his college, he participated in many sports like the 800-metre race, 1500-meter race and Cross Country.
  • Balkar Sidhu did Theatre for Kissan Union during college.
  • Sidhu recorded his second album “Din Paperan De”, which included 8 songs, in a single day.
  • Balkar plays Kabbadi.
  • In an interview, while talking about why he doesn’t release many albums now, Balkar said,

    I don’t belong to this digital age, I am from the time when we use to record albums on a two-track recorder and there was no autotune, I do not understand YouTube but I am still an artist and will definitely release something soon.”

     

  • He is a three-time university gold medalist in singing and learned music from the famous Dhadi singer Gurbakhsh Singh Albela (his uncle) as a professional.

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