Sarbjit Singh Chadha

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Chadha
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Background information
Birth name Sarbjit Singh Chadha
Born (1952-06-17) June 17, 1952 (age 66)
Origin New Delhi, India
Genres Enka
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1975–Present
Website asienter.jp/chadha

Sarbjit Singh Chadha (born June 17, 1952 in New Delhi, India) is an Indian singer, who is said to be the first non-Japanese enka singer.[1] He went to Japan to study agricultural industry, and there he began to like enka. He gained popularity via the Japanese television program Kinyō 10 Ji: Uwasa no Channel.[2] He debuted as an enka singer with the single "Omokage no Hito" (面影の女) under JVC in 1975. The single reportedly sold over 100,000 copies.[3] He soon returned to India because of a visa problem. However, he returned to Japan in 2008.[1]

Discography

  • Chadha Densetsu (チャダ伝説, The Legend of Chadha) - Greatest-hits album under JVC (December 17, 2008)

References

  1. ^ a b "Unsung Indian, this Singh is king in Japan". DNA India. 2008-10-08. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 
  2. ^ 世界初のインド人演歌歌手・チャダが約30年ぶりに復帰 目標は「インドのサブちゃん」 (in Japanese). Oricon. 2008-09-27. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 
  3. ^ インド人演歌歌手チャダがジェロ見て復帰 (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2008-09-28. Retrieved 2009-11-11. 

External links

  • Official Website (in Japanese)


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