|Satinder pal singh Saini|
|Also known as||Satinder Sartaj, Sartaaj|
|Born||Bajwara, Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India|
Satinder Pal Singh Saini (Punjabi: ਸਤਿੰਦਰ ਸਰਤਾਜ), is an Indian Punjabi singer,song writer and poet. He gained fame with his hit song "Cheerey Waaleya". Since then his popularity has seen a constant surge among the Punjabi diaspora with his shows being held in many countries across the world,
Early life and marriage
Satinder Sartaaj was born in Bajrawar village of Hoshiarpur, Punjab. He did his schooling from the government schools in his village and the nearby villages Chabewal and Patti. He started performing on children's stages by the time he was in class 3. After that, he joined Government College, Hoshiarpur to complete his graduation in Music with Honours. He also joined Sangeet Visharad, a five-year diploma in classical music from Jalandhar.
Satinder Sartaj is a rare singer who is highly qualified, having earned a Doctorate. While most folk singers and movie singers in India are not known for their educational qualifications, Sartaj is one of the younger crop of singers who have gone through the rigors of formal education. He obtained a degree in Music from Government College, Hoshiarpur. Satinder Sartaj concentrated on his sufiana musical career having done his M. Phil in Sufi music singing and later a Ph.D in Sufi singing (gayan) from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He also teaches music at Panjab University. Satinder also completed a Certificate Course and Diploma in Persian language. It was in college, when he also started writing poetry and adopted his Takhallus (poetic name) Sartaaj. He got married on 9 December 2010.
Before rising to fame, Sartaaj participated in and won many musical events. He appeared on Zee Antakshari show, a popular Indian musical show hosted by Annu Kapoor, performed in the folk category and won appreciation. He was a first runner-up in the 24th All-India Light Vocal Festival and a topper in the Punjab Heritage Foundation Competitions.
Satinder did not release a commercial album up until 2009, when he released a compilation album of his live recordings.
|2009||Mehfil-E-Sartaaj - Live Concert||Mahal Enterprises Ltd.|
|2009||Ibadat - Mehfil-E-Sartaaj||Finetone Cassettes Industries|
|2011||Cheerey Wala Sartaaj||Speed Records|
|2012||Sartaaj Live||Speed Records|
|2013||Afsaaney Sartaaj De||Firdaus Production & Eros International|
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- Desiest: Satinder Sartaaj's Albums