Alokesh Lahiri is Bappi Lahiri’s real name.
Alokesh Lahiri, better known by his stage name Bappi Lahiri, was a singer, songwriter, politician, and record producer from India. In Indian movies, he popularized the usage of synthesized disco music and sang some of his own songs.
In Bengali films such as Amar Sangee, Asha O Bhalobasha, Aamar Tumi, Amar Prem, Mandira, Badnam, Raktelekha, Priya, and others, he enjoyed tremendous box office success.
Wardat, Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Sharaabi, Naukar Biwi Ka, Naya Kadam, Masterji, Bewafai, Maqsad, Suraag, Insaaf Main Karoongaa, Dance Dance, Commando, Saaheb, Adhikar, Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar, Wardat, Disco Dancer, Namak Halaal, Sharaabi In 2014, Bappi Lahiri joined the BJP.
He ran for the BJP in the 2014 Indian general election from Sreerampur (Lok Sabha seat) in West Bengal but lost.
In the late 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s, Bappi Lahiri was known for his soundtracks for films such as Naya Kadam, Aangan Ki Kali, Wardat, Disco Dancer, Hathkadi, Namak Halaal, Masterji, Dance Dance, Himmatwala, Justice Chaudhury, Tohfa, Maqsad, Commando, Naukar Biwi Ka, Adhikar, and Sharaabi.
He arrived in Mumbai when he was 19 years old. He had his first break in West Bengal cinema with Daadu (1974), where he made Lata Mangeshkar sing his composition.