King Paul Singh

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King Paul Singh
King Paul Singh - Singer, Performer, Composer.jpg
Background information
GenresSufi, Rock, Romantic
Associated actsImmersion

King Paul Singh is an Indian musician who gained recognition as the lead vocalist of the pop rock band Immersion.

Early life[change | change source]

Singh was born in Srinagar, Kashmir to Peshawari Singh and Manmohan Kaur. He began his singing career at the age of 14. He started learning music at the age of 12. He learned it from his mentor, Munir Ahmed Mir, a famous ghazal singer of Kashmir. In his teenage years, he successfully participated in everything music. He graduated from Kashmir University in 2008 and did his BCA from IGNOU.

Music career[change | change source]

King Paul joined the band Immersion when it was formed in 1997. It was Kashmir's first pop band.[1] The main purpose of Immersion, a five-member band, is to try and erase the trauma of the conflict from young Kashmiris.[2] Singh became a well known name, face and voice in Kashmiri media, including DD Kashmir and local entertainment channels like Take 1, JK channel, SAN channel.

In 2005, King Paul Singh released his first solo album Sukoon. It was the first pop album in Punjabi from a Kashmiri singer. Sakoon originally sold 12,000 copies in Jammu and Kashmir. In 2013 his Second solo album released on Universal Music Group and Crescendo (disambiguation). His third Album 35 Akhri released on Saga Music. It was first devotional album of King Paul in which all the song written and composed by King.

Discography[change | change source]

  • Sukoon (2005)
  • Banjar hai kyun yeh zameen (2008)
  • Roz, Roz, Roz (2010)
  • Kaga sab tann khayo... (2012)
  • Sajnaa tere baathaa (2010)
  • Nishani challa (2011)
  • Naughty Girl (2013)
  • 35 Akhri (2014)
  • 3 Atrangi (Film)
  • Selfie Music Video (2017)
  • Aankhiyan Music Video (2018)
  • Hello Music Video (2019)

Acting career[change | change source]

He made his start on television with several serials, including Bani on colors, Saavdhan India on Life OK and Veera on Star Plus. He has acted in a few commercials as well.

Radio[change | change source]

In 2008, Singh was interviewed by 92.7 fm, the BBC, The Washington Post, ABC News and Gulf News. He has appeared for a number of shows on air in Kashmir.

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

  • Department of Information, Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir
  • Won - Best vocal artist Award 2002
  • Won - Best Singer Award 2005
  • Best Song of the Year (2009)
  • Won - 'banjar hai ab kyun ye zamin'

He won the Best Entertainment Award from Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt. He was awarded by the Kashmiri community for introducing Kashmiri music on a national and international level.

References[change | change source]

  1. Anil Raina (20 October 2008). "Jamming in Jannat". Ahmedabad Mirror.
  2. Sharmila Ganesan (4 May 2008). "Singing the Blues in the Valley". The Times of India.