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Amar Singh Chamkila Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : July 22, 2021

Short Biography

Amar Singh Chamkila was born on 21-07-1960 in Dugri, Ludhiana in the state of Punjab, India. He was an Indian Singer, Songwriter, Composer & Musician who was well known as a live stage performer in Punjab.

Other Name: Chamkila, Amar Singh Sandila, Dhanni Ram
Other Professions: Songwriter Composer Musician
Appearance: Punjabi

Amar Singh Chamkila Complete Bio & Career

Amar Singh Chamkila (Dhani ram) belongs to the village of Dugri near Ludhiana, Punjab, India. He was a popular Punjabi singer, songwriter, musician, and composer. He had studied till the 8th standard from Gujar Khan Primary school Ludhiana. The singer was murdered at the age of 27. He is also regarded as one of the greatest Punjabi folk live stage performers. He is well known for his famous song Pehle Lalkaare Naal.

He wants to become an electrician. He started his carrier by working at Ludhiana cloth mill. He naturally learned to play the harmonium and dholki. He first partnered up with the female vocalist Surinder Sonia in 1980. Both of them recorded eight duets and released the debut album "Takue Te Takua" music produced by Charanjit Ahuja. In 1985, He with Amarjot released three devotionals LPs: Baba Tera Nankana, Talwar Main Kalgidhar Di Haan, and Naam Jap Le. The LPs were highly successful, and the profit was donated to charities.

His famous song Pehle Lalkare Naal" was featured in the Punjabi film 'Patola' in 1987. He also recorded the song "Mera Jee Karda" for the Punjabi film 'Dupatta'. He with Amarjot recorded more than ninety songs in 1988 They have sung many songs on stage shows including Dhee Mar Jai, Badkar Loko, Jatt Di Dushmani, and Akhiyan Di Maar Buri. He also wrote a song based on Punjabi folk hero Jeona Morh called Kaadha Soorma. In 2007, The stage recording of Chamkila's vocals was remixed and released by Panjabi MC. The song Kaadha Soorma from his 2008 album was also sung by Diljit Dosanjh who was greatly inspired by him. He and his wife Amarjot were killed, along with two members of their band on 8 March 1988 at Mehsamour, Punjab.


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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Amar Singh Chamkila died at the age of 27 on 08-03-1988. He was killed around 2 PM on 08-03-1988 by gunned down along with his wife and two another group members, when he arrived to perform in Mehsampur, Jalandhar, Punjab, India. The shooting case is still pending to solve.

DEATHDAY 8 March,1988 (Tuesday)
DEATH PLACE Mehsampur, Jalandhar, Punjab

Amar Singh Chamkila Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Hari Ram Singh & Kartar Kaur. He had an elder sister named Swaran Kaur. First, he was married Gurmail Kaur and together had two daughters named Kamaldeep Kaur & Amandeep Kaur. Secondly on 23-05-1983, he married with her co-singer Amarjot Kaur and together had a son named Jaiman Chamkila.

Life's Important Dates Of Amar Singh Chamkila

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Back
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Sikhism
Address Dugri, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
School Gujar Khan Primary School, Dugri, Ludhiana
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Singing, Writing Songs
Marital Status Married
Debut First Music Album - Takue Te Takua (1980) along with Surinder Sonia
Best Friends Surinder Sonia, Amarjot Kaur
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Green
Favorite Dress Dhoti Kurta

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Amar Singh Chamkila

  • Chamkila is also known as Elvis of Punjab.
  • He used to write songs on the spot. He made the song Kurti Satt Rang Di in 15 minutes in his car.
  • He was also an accomplished player of the Tumbi instrument.
  • He learned music from Sukhjinder Shinda, who was his music teacher.
  • He established short-lived stage partnerships with Miss Usha Kiran, Amar Noorie, and others.
  • He established short-lived stage partnerships with Miss Usha Kiran, Amar Noorie, and others.

Amar Singh Chamkila Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Amar Singh Chamkila was 27 years 7 months & 18 days old age.