Basic Info :
Sidhu Moose Wala (1993-2022) was an Indian rapper, singer, lyricist, and model who came into the spotlight after singing the song ‘So High’ in 2017. He was shot dead on 29th May, 2022 at the age of 28.
Family Info :
His father’s name is Balkaur Singh , who is a retired Army personnel and farmer. His mother, Charanjeet Kaur , who is a Sarpanch of the village, Moosa in Mansa. He was the only son of his parents. He used to live in Village Moosa, Mansa Punjab and was shot in nearby village. He completed his school education at S.Chetan Singh Sarvhitkari Sr. Sec. Vidya Mandir, Mansa, Punjab in 2011 and went to Ludhiana’s Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2016 and then moved to Canada where he started his career.
About his Journey :
Sidhu started his career by writing lyrics for a song for ninja in 2016 for License. In 2017, Sidhu made his debut by singing the Punjabi song “G Wagon.” In the same year, Sidhu Moose Wala lent his voice to the song “So High,” a gangster rap, which was composed by him in a collaboration with Byg Byrd. At the Brit Asia TV Music Awards, Sidhu Moose Wala earned the Best Lyricist award for the song ‘So High’ in 2017. Subsequently, he released many popular Punjabi songs like “Issa Jatt,” “Range Rover,” “Duniya,” “Dark Love,” “Tochan,” and “Its All About You.” Soon after Sidhu Moose Wala came into the limelight with his debut song, he started organising various live music concerts in India and Canada in 2018. A series of songs were released by him in 2019 under his own record label. These songs included Sidhu’s Anthem, Mafia Style, Poison, Sohne Lagde, and Homicide. His own record label titled ‘5911 Records’ was officially launched by him on 31 August 2020. In 2020, the Apple Music charts in India ranked his song “Tibeyan Da Putt” in 8th position, and the iTunes charts ranked it in the first position. In May 2020, he released and dedicated a song titled “Dear Mama” to his mother on her birthday. In June 2020, his song “Bambiha Bole” with the Punjabi singer Amrit Mann was ranked at 25th position in India. “Bambiha Bole” was ranked at 81st position on the Apple Music chart in Canada, first in the UK Asian charts, and in the top five of the Global YouTube charts.
About his Acting Career :
Sidhu Moose Wala marked his acting debut with the Punjabi film Teri Meri Jodi in 2019. He then appeared in the film Gunah in 2020. In the following year, he appeared in the film ‘Yes I Am Student,’ which was directed by Tarnvir Singh Jagpal and was released by Sidhu Moose Wala under his own film production banner ‘Jatt Life Studios.’ His film Moosa Jatt was released on 22 August 2021. In March 2022, Sidhu Moose Wala was cast in the Punjabi film Jattan Da Munda Gaun Lagya.
About his Political Career :
On 3 December 2021, Sidhu Moose Wala joined the Indian National Congress in the presence of Chief Minister punjab and President PPSC . He contested the 2022 Punjab assembly elections from the Mansa constituency. However, he was defeated by an Aam Aadmi Party candidate Vijay Singla, who later became the MLA from the Mansa constituency of Punjab. Soon after he lost the Punjab Legislative Assembly elections, he released a song titled ‘Scapegoat,’ which was based on his failure in the elections. Subsequently, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) claimed that the song released by Sidhu Moose Wala indirectly indicated that the supporters of AAP in Punjab were traitors.
About his Death :
On 29 May 2022, Sidhu Moose Wala was shot dead in a gun attack by unidentified assailants when he was driving his Thar in the village Jawaharke of Mansa district in Punjab. The unidentified assailants fired 30 rounds at his car; he was accompanied by his two personal bodyguards, who also got injured in the firing. Sidhu Moose Wala was rushed to the Mansa Civil Hospital, where he was declared brought dead by the doctors. Soon after the incident, a Canadian gangster of Punjabi origin, Satinder Singh alias Goldy Brar, took the responsibility for the murder. His family has blamed government for his murder and they are doing various campaigns for the justice.