Arvind Vegda

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Arvind Vegda
Born Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Residence Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation
  • Musician
  • singer
Known for Gujarati folk music
Spouse(s) Aarti Vegda

Arvind Vegda is a Gujarati folk singer from Gujarat, India.[1] He was a contestant on the reality television show Bigg Boss 9 in 2015.

Early life[edit]

Arvind Vegda is born on 5 October 1974 in Ahmedabad. He completed his school education from Vidhyanagar High School. He joined a diploma in drama but dropped to pursue commerce. He graduated from Navgujarat College. Vegda started his career as a marketing agent for an air conditioning firm. After working for twelve years in marketing, he was appointed the president of Indian Society of Heating and Refrigerating Air-Conditioning Engineers.[2]

Career[edit]

Arvind Vegda has no formal training in music. He started learning the harmonium under Narendra Rao and later formed an orchestra in 2002. They started performing at Navratri venues. In 2006, following the sudden death of Maniraj Barot, he was invited to perform at Navratri Garba in Ahmedabad where he first time performed his track, "Bhai Bhai".[2]

His popularity emerged with his most popular track, "Bhai Bhai", which has more than 1 million hits [3] on YouTube.[2][4] His music albums including Bhala Mori Rama (2011) have sold over half a million copies.

He was also roped in by the Bharatiya Janata Party for its 2012 Gujarat election campaign.[1][2]

In 2015, he participated as a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss 9.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

He sang a promotional Gujarati version of the song "Jabro Fan" from the 2016 Hindi film Fan.[12]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bigg Boss Contestant No 14 Arvind Vegda - IndiaTV News". India TV News. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Adhyaru-Majithia, Priya (3 March 2013). "Oppa Bhai-Bhai Style!: Funny, Flamboyant and Famous, That Is Arvind Vegda for You. Credited with Bringing Together Various Folk Tunes of Gujarat and Helping Rediscover Others, Vegda Tells Priya Adhyaru-Majithia How He Earned the Title of King of Desi Rock N' Roll". DNA  – via HighBeam (subscription required). Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8FgTYbmGnM
  4. ^ "Samarjitsinh Renews BJP Membership in Baroda: Bhai Bhai Singer Arvind Vegda, Many Sadhus Also Join Saffron Party". DNA  – via HighBeam (subscription required). 15 November 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Bigg Boss 9: Arvind Vegda accuses Salman Khan and Colors of rigging votes!". dna. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Arvind Vegda Eliminated in Big Boss 9 Double Eviction". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  7. ^ "'Bigg Boss 9', Day 1: Arvind Vegda and Vikas Bhalla's snoring problem becomes the central reason for first nominations of the season". IBNLive. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Arvind Vegda evicted from Bigg Boss house, who'll be next?". hindustantimes.com/. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Bigg Boss 9: Arvind Vegda eliminated". intoday.in. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  10. ^ "'Bigg Boss 9': Arvind Vegda reveals the name of the contestant who will be eliminated this week". International Business Times, India Edition. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Arvind Vegda in Bigg Boss 9 Double Trouble". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Arvind Vegda: I am thrilled to be associated with Shah Rukh Khan's Fan". 2016-02-25. Retrieved 2016-03-30.