His 'Lungi Dance'for one of the year's biggest blockbusters Chennai Express ruled the charts and further upped Honey Singh's reputation as rapper, singer and composer. He was also in the news after claiming to have been paid Rs 70 lakh to sing a song, the highest for a Bollywood singer till date, in the upcoming movie Mastaan. His website claims that his YouTube videos have a combined view of 210 million. Born in Punjab and trained in music in London, Singh remains a popular draw in his home state and has also acted in Punjabi movies. Controversy though has always accompanied Singh. He was alleged to have sung 'Main Hoon Balatkari'that was considered offensive by many. The artist disowned the song and a case filed against him was dismissed. Apart from his success in Bollywood, the rapper has continued his focus on albums. His new release 'Blue Eyes'was launched digitally and picked up 10 million views on YouTube within 20 days.
Fast Fact: ?After denying it for long, Singh recently admitted that he was married in 2011 to a girl "he had known for 18 years".