Musicians

Biddu Net Worth

Biddu Net Worth is
$1.7 Million

Biddu Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Biddu, or Biddu Appaiah (Kannada: ಬಿದ್ದು ಅಪ್ಪಯ್ಯ) (born 1944), is an Indian-born, England-based music producer, composer, songwriter and singer who produced and composed many hit records worldwide during a career spanning five decades. Considered one of the pioneers of disco, Euro disco, and Indian pop, he has sold millions of records worldwide, and has received Grammy and Ivor Novello awards for his work. He has been ranked at number 34 on NME's "The 50 Greatest Producers Ever" list.Biddu was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. He began his music career in the 1960s, singing as part of a music band in India before moving to England where he would start his career as a producer. He eventually found some success producing a hit song for Japanese band The Tigers in 1969, scoring the soundtrack for 1972 British film Embassy, and producing several early disco songs that would find a niche audience in British northern soul clubs during the early 1970s.His international breakthrough came in 1974 with "Kung Fu Fighting" performed by Carl Douglas; the song became one of the best-selling singles of all time with eleven million records sold, helped popularise disco music, was the first worldwide disco hit from Britain and Europe, and established Biddu as one of the most prolific dance music producers from outside the United States at the time. He soon began producing his own instrumental albums under the name Biddu Orchestra, which started an orchestral disco trend in Britain and Europe with 1975 hits "Summer of '42" and Blue Eyed Soul; his solo albums eventually sold 40 million copies worldwide. He also launched the careers of other British disco stars such as Tina Charles, helping her sell 36 million records within a few years, and Jimmy James; scored soundtracks for several British films such as The Stud (1978); and produced a hit song for late French singer Claude François. Biddu also experimented with electronic disco and Hi-NRG music from the mid-1970s, and influenced British new wave bands such as The Buggles, founded by two of his former session musicians Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes.Following the decline of disco in the Western world, he later found success in Asia during the 1980s, where he launched the careers of the late Pakistani pop singer Nazia Hassan and her brother Zohaib; he produced their debut album Disco Deewane, which charted in fourteen countries and became the best-selling Asian pop album up until that time, and helped the duo eventually sell 60 million records worldwide. During that decade, he also produced several hit Bollywood soundtracks for films such as Qurbani (1980) as well as several hit songs for Japanese pop idol Akina Nakamori and Chinese pop singer Samantha Lam (林志美). In the 1990s, he popularised Indian pop with the hit album Made in India (1995), which became the best-selling pop album in India and launched the career of Alisha Chinai, after which he would launch the careers of several more Indian pop acts such as Shaan and his sister Sagarika as well as Sonu Nigam. In the 2000s, Biddu has been active in the Western and Indian music scenes producing albums which are more spiritual and Eastern-oriented. He will be rearranging a classical hit for Luke Kenny's untitled thriller film.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Full NameBiddu
Date Of Birth1944, Bengaluru, India
Place Of BirthIndia
ProfessionSoundtrack, Composer, Music Department
NationalityIndian, British
AlbumsDiamond Sutra, Rise of the Zombie, Star
NominationsInternational Viewer's Choice Award for MTV India, Mirchi Music Awards for Critics' Choice Album of The Year
MoviesStar
#Fact
1His songs with Tina Charles were used in the Malaysian TV drama Salam Taj Mahal (2000). It was produced by singer, actor M.Nasir.
2Disco Deewane by Rabi Peerzada was a cover version of the original song.
3Pop singer Anamika did a cover version of the song "Disco Deewane".
4Nazia Hassan's Disco Deewane was sung by "4M" in Arabic as Jnoon El Disco,.
5"Cumbia Divani" by Grupo Revelacion is a Spanish cover version of the song "Disco Deewane".
6His songs "Disco Diwane" and "Aao Na Pyar Karen" from the album Disco Diwane was used in the Pakistani movie Sangdil (1982).
7The Australian band The Bombay Royale were huge fans of Biddu., As a tribute to his Indian disco songs from the 80's, they created the song "Wild Stallion Mountain". The song sounds very similar to Nazia Hassan and Zoheb Hassan's earlier songs.
8Did a pop album titled "Kismet" with Sonu Nigam in 1998.
9Did a pop album with the girl band "Models". The album was titled "Jaana Hain Bollywood". This was in 1996.
10Biddu did a pop album titled "Dil Ki Baaten" this was in 1994.
11Participated in a swimming marathon for charity with Amitabh Bachchan's niece Namrita Bachchan.
12Elder sister is National Tennis Champion Dechu Appaiah Moola.
13Son name is Zak Biddu. Zak was born in 1975.
14Daughter Zaza Biddu married David Chambers on May 1, 2014.
15Was a major fan of Joanne Wilson song "Got To Have You".
16Was roommates with IS Johar's son Anil Johar when he lived in India.
17Lived in the same neighborhood as Vinod Khanna when he went to college. Vinod was a friend of his.

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Strictly Come Dancing2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops: The Story of 19782013TV Movie documentary writer: "I'll Go Where Your Music Take Me"
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Miss Lovely2012writer: "Dum Dum Dede"
Any Day Now2012writer: "The Stud"
Tosh.02011TV Series music - 1 episode
Shootout at Lokhandwala2007music: "Live By The Gun" / performer: "Live By The Gun" / writer: "Live By The Gun"
That '70s Show1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Emu's Wide World1988TV Series music - 1 episode
Salaam Bombay!1988writer: "Dum Dum Dee Dee" - uncredited
Star1982music: "Star", "Boom Boom", "Jaana", "Khushi", "Ooie-Ooie", "Dheere Dheere", "Koi Nahin", "Zindagi", "Muskuraye Ja"
Qurbani1980music: "Aap Jaisa Koi"
The Bitch1979writer: "The Bitch", "Pour Your Little Heart Out", "I Feel Lucky Tonight", "Dancing on the Edge of a Heartache", "Just Like We Never Said Goodbye" as "Never Say Goodbye"
Top of the Pops1976-1979TV Series writer - 11 episodes
Claude François - le film de sa vie1979Documentary writer: "Laisse une chance à notre amour Now is the time"
The Stud1978music: "Let's Go Disco" / writer: "The Stud", "Fire Down Below", "It's Good", "Almost"
Embassy1972writer: "Somebody Stop This Madness"

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rise of the Zombie2013
Shootout at Lokhandwala2007
Janasheen2003
Aag2001Short
Ikraar2001Short
Vah Vah2000Short
Aankhein Churanay Walay1999Short
Tu1998Short
Aap Jaisa Koi Mere Zindagi1997Short
Baarish1997Short
Farebi1997Short
Johnny Joker1997Short
Boom Boom1995Short
Made in India1995Short
Princess from Kathmandu1991
Goonj1989
Then He Kissed Me1988Short
Dreamer Deewane1983Short
Star1982
Qurbani1980
Ramu To Diwana Hai1980
The Bitch1979
Flat Bust1979TV Movie
The Stud1978

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Shootout at Lokhandwala2007playback singer
Maut Ki Sazaa1991composer: song "Baat Ban Jaye"
Goonj1989playback singer - as Electra Biddu
Tandoori Nights1987TV Series music - 1 episode
Flat Bust1979TV Movie composer: theme music
The Stud1978musical director

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Farebi1997Short
Then He Kissed Me1988ShortDriver of the car
Star1982Guest Appearance

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star1982producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flashback: The History of UK Black Music2016DocumentaryHimself - music producer
I Love 1970's2000TV Series documentaryHimself

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