Bohemia (rapper)

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Roger David

(1979-10-15) October 15, 1979 (age 42)[1]
Other namesRaja
  • Rapper
  • poet
  • singer
  • Songwriter
Years active2001–Present
Sunny David
(m. 2017)
Musical career
OriginOakland, California, United States

Roger David (Punjabi: راجر ڈیوڈ, born October 15, 1979), better known by his stage name Bohemia is a Pakistani-American rapper, songwriter, and record producer.[2][3][4][5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Bohemia was born on October 15, 1979 to a Punjabi Christian[failed verification] family[1][circular reference] in Karachi, Sindh and did his schooling in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. At the age of 13, he moved to the United States with his family.[7] Bohemia is married to Sunny David.[8]


In early 2000 he moved to join his cousin in Oakland who was working at a West Oakland recording studio and introduced him to a young hip-hop producer called Sha One (Seth Agress). Discovering that they both shared a deep interest in music, they made plans to form their own record label, which they subsequently called "The Outfit Entertainment". After Sha heard Bohemia reciting something he had written in Punjabi he asked him to rap it over one of his beats. Over the next few months, he wrote a library of lyrics. This would become the arsenal for his debut album Vich Pardesan De (In The Foreign Land) – an autobiographical story of his life as a Desi youngster adopting to the streets of America, which he and Sha One produced together. Their first single "Sha Te Ra" was released as a music video, but the song itself was not included on Vich Pardesan De.

The following album, Pesa Nasha Pyar [Money, Intoxication, Love] became the first full-length Punjabi rap album released by a major label. It was recorded and produced by Sha One and Bohemia in their downtown Oakland studio. After nearly two years of perfecting their sound and style, a seamless fusion of Bohemia's Punjabi vocals, and Sha One's English hooks, the album was finally released. He subsequently signed a multi-record deal with music label Universal Music Group. In 2006, Pesa Nasha Pyar was on the Top 10 downloads of Maxim, and No. 3 on Planet M chart India.[9][unreliable source?] His first album Vich Pardesan De get nominated in BBC UK top ten albums. Da Rap Star, his third album, received four nominations at the UK Asian Music Awards and PTC Punjabi music awards. It also remained at No. 1 on Planet M chart for several weeks.[10]

He performed the title track for Warner Bros film Chandni Chowk To China, appearing in the film with Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone.[11] A few months later he did the title track for another Akshay Kumar film, 8 x 10 Tasveer.[12] In 2011, he gave a song as a present to Akshay Kumar for his first Hollywood production Breakaway.[13]

In May 2012, Sony Music India signed Bohemia. As part of the association, Sony Music managed his music albums, launches and shows under its management program.[14][15]

In September 2012 he released his fourth album Thousand Thoughts.[16] In 2013, it won Best Non-Resident Punjabi Album award at PTC Punjabi Music Awards.[17] At the Coke Studio Sessions, he was the first rap artist, appearing in their fifth season where he performed three songs. Bohemia has also recorded a collaboration with Sonu Kakkar and Jamaican American artist Sean Kingston.[18]

In 2015, Bohemia launched his own music label Kali Denali Music.[19] Bohemia appeared in XXL magazine in New York.[10]

In 2017, Bohemia released his latest album Skull & Bones: The Final Chapter.[20]

On July 26, 2018, first single "Sandesa" from his EP "Skull & Bones: Volume 2" was released, which turned out to be a remixed version of one of his unreleased singles. On November 27, 2018, Bohemia released first original single "Koi Farak Nahi" for his EP Skull & Bones: Volume 2.[21] In an interview Bohemia said that he is coming back with his brand new album Skull and Bones Volume 2 which later got released as an EP. All the songs in it were got released as singles instead of a single unit album.

At the end of 2018, Bohemia went on a tour in India, where he performed in Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, and Rajasthan. He also appeared on an Episode on No.1 Yaarian With Raftaar and Salim Merchant.

In February 2019 Bohemia released the third single "Umeed" from his EP Skull and Bones Volume 2.

On March 6th 2022, Bohemia announced his upcoming 5th studio album named as "I Am I.C.O.N" with the track list too.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2010 "Da Rap Star" Best Punjabi Album at PTC Punjabi Music Awards Nominated
2010 "Da Rap Star" Best Sound Recording at PTC Punjabi Music Awards Nominated
2010 "Da Rap Star" Best Punjabi Music Director at PTC Punjabi Music Awards Nominated
2010 "Da Rap Star" Best International Album at UK Asian Music Awards Nominated
2013 "Thousand Thoughts" Best International Album at PTC Punjabi Music Awards Won
2015 "Excellence Music" Award of Excellence - Music at FOG Festival Of Globe Won
2015 "Music Career" Make it large at Mirchi Music Awards Punjabi Won
2016 "Jaguar" Best Duo at PTC Punjabi Music Awards Nominated
2016 "Patola" Best Duo at PTC Punjabi Music Awards Won
2017 "Hathiyar 2" Best Duo at PTC Punjabi Music Awards Nominated
2018 "Special Award" International Punjabi Icon at PTC Punjabi Music Awards Won
2020 "Pagol" Best Music Video at PTC Music Awards Won



Year Album Music Director Artist Label
2002 Vich Pardesan De Bohemia Bohemia The Outfit Entertainment
2006 Pesa Nasha Pyar Bohemia Bohemia Universal Music India
2009 Da Rap Star Bohemia Bohemia Universal Music India
2012 Thousand Thoughts Bohemia Bohemia Sony Music India
2017 Skull & Bones: The Final Chapter Bohemia Bohemia T-Series
2022 I AM I.C.O.N:In control of nothing Deep jandu Bohemia Geet Mp3


Year Album Music Director Artist Label
2016 KDM Mixtape Volume 1 Various Various Kali Denali Music

Film soundtracks[edit]

Year Movie Song Music Co-artist(s) Note
2009 Chandni Chowk to China Chandni Chowk to China (CC2C) Bohemia Akshay Kumar
8 x 10 Tasveer I Got the Picture Bohemia J.Hind
I Got the Picture (Remix)
2011 Breakaway Sansaar Sandeep Chowta Canadian English/Punjabi film
Desi Boyz Subha Hone Na De Pritam Mika Singh, Shefali Alvares, Yo Yo Honey Singh
Tu Mera Hero (Subha Hone Na De) Mika Singh, Shefali Alvares
Subha Hone Na De (Remix)
2015 Faraar Taur Bohemia Gippy Grewal Punjabi film
2016 Dishoom Subha Hone Na De (Remix) Pritam Mika Singh, Shefali Alvares
2020 Street Dancer 3D Dua Karo Sachin–Jigar Arijit Singh
Maraven Yen Adayaalam Amit Mishra Tamil Version
O Deva Deva Telegu Version

Singles and collaborations[edit]

Year Track Artist Music director/Album name
2003 All Around The World Bohemia ft. AMAN (Amaar & Siege) Bohemia
2006 Evury day Bohemia Bohemia
2007 Keep It G Bohemia ft. Kurupt Bohemia
2009 Kala Doriya Bohemia ft. Dj Chintu Bohemia
2009 Chalo Bohemia ft. IQ Bohemia
2009 Sher-E-Punjab Bohemia ft. Mika Singh Mika Singh
2009 Dunali Bohemia ft. Mika Singh Bohemia ft. Mika Singh
2010 My Shoes Bohemia ft. MiddleMan ft. Mr. Kay & Bohemia
2010 Sh Sh Sharabi Bohemia ft. Gippy Grewal Bohemia ft. Gippy Grewal
2010 Holi Holi Nach Tarsame Singh Saini ft. Bohemia Tarsame Singh Saini
2010 Hathiyar Gitta Bains ft. Bohemia Jatinder Shah
2010 Daru Gitta Bains ft. Bohemia Gitta Bains
2010 What Have I Learned Bohemia ft. Jennifer Bohemia
2011 Bandookaan Desi Beam ft. Bohemia Desi Beam
2011 Bulawa Bohemia ft. Pakman & D-Naar, Bohemia
2011 Jee Karda Bobby B ft. Bohemia, Bobby B
2012 Chadd Ditta Bohemia ft. Mixman Shawn Bohemia
2012 Maar Charapa Sir Punj ft. Bohemia Sir Punj & Rishi Rich (Unreleased Track)
2012 Adhi Raat Jasmine Sandlas ft. Bohemia Bohemia
2012 Jaane Jana J.Hind ft. Bohemia J.Hind
2012 Paigam Bohemia Bohemia
2012 Talli Gitta Bains ft. Bohemia Tigerstyle
2013 Rooh (the Soul) Bohemia Bohemia
2013 Rooh Remix Bohemia ft. Pardhaan Bohemia
2013 My Ride Remix The Bilz & Kashif ft. Glasses Malone, Bohemia, Drega, Nivla
2014 Phenomenon Bohemia Bohemia
2014 Bad Boy D Major ft. Bohemia Tigerstyle
2014 Brand New Swag Bohemia ft. Haji Springer & Panda Bohemia
2014 Yaad Anah Bohemia Bohemia
2014 Preet Haji Springer ft. Pree Mayall & Bohemia Haji Springer
2014 U n Me Sean Kingston ft. Sonu Kakkar, & Bohemia Iraj
2014 Akkha Mumbai Mun E. Fame ft. Bohemia Mun E. Fame
2014 Fire Gitta Bains ft. Bohemia Haji Springer
2014 Saheli Gurdeep Mehndi ft. Bohemia Gurdeep Mehndi
2014 Wake N Bake Bohemia ft. Avenue OB Avenue OB
2014 Main Bohemia Bohemia
2014 Meri Bandook Haji Springer ft. Bohemia Haji Springer
2015 Devil inside Haji Springer ft. Bohemia Haji Springer
2015 Koi Ni Parwaa Haji Springer ft. Bohemia Haji Springer
2015 Jaguar Sukh-E ft. Bohemia Sukh-E
2015 Tension Stress (Bengali) Master-D ft. Bohemia Master-D
2015 Yaaran De Siran Te Nishawn Bhullar ft. Bohemia Rupin Kahlon
2015 Akhiyaan Tony Kakkar ft. Neha Kakkar Bohemia Tony Kakkar
2015 Akhiyaan Unplugged Tony Kakkar ft. Neha Kakkar Bohemia Tony Kakkar
2015 Stolen Sahyba ft. Bohemia Rishi Rich
2015 Patola Guru Randhawa ft. Bohemia Preet Hundal
2015 Salute Bohemia Bohemia
2015 Taur Bohemia ft. Gippy Grewal Haji Springer
2015 Level SunnyBoy ft. Haji Springer Bohemia Haji Springer
2015 Mere Baare Bohemia Haji Springer
2015 Muqabala K. S. Makhan ft. Bohemia Prince G
2016 Setti Gippy Grewal ft. Bohemia Jatinder Shah
2016 Muqabla
  • J.Hind
  • Bohemia
  • Shaxe Oriah
Haji Springer & Shaxe Oriah
2016 Gametime
  • Bohemia
  • J.Hind
  • Shaxe Oriah
  • Pardhaan
  • Haji Springer
  • Raxstar
  • 3AM Sukhi
  • Young Desi
  • Gangis Khan
  • Deep Jandu
Haji Springer & Shaxe Oriah
2016 Zaalima Waqar Ex ft. Bohemia The Magician
2016 Gang Bang Operation
  • Gitta Bains
  • Bohemia
  • Doughboi Fiji
Deep Jandu
2016 Club Pub Bohemia & Sukh-E & Ramji Gulati & Ali Quli Mirza Ali Quli Mirza
2016 Challa Gitta Bains ft. Bohemia Deep Jandu
2016 Hathyar 2 Gitta Bains ft. Bohemia Deep Jandu
2016 Teri Kamar Pe Tony Kakkar ft. Bohemia Tony Kakkar
2017 Tamasha Sajjad Ali ft. Bohemia Sajjad Ali
2017 MTBK Bohemia & Lazarus ft. Deep Jandu & Shaxe Oriah Shaxe Oriah
2017 Weed Da Saroor J Lucky ft. Bohemia Deep Jandu
2017 Nothing (Remix) Raxstar ft. Bohemia DJ Harpz
2017 No Make Up Bilal Saeed ft. Bohemia Bloodline Music
2017 Patake Satti Satvinder ft. Bohemia Haji Springer
2017 Gold Digger Gud Luck ft. Bohemia Deep Jandu
2017 Thoddi Wala Till Simranjeet Singh ft. Bohemia Mix Singh
2017 Car Nachdi Gippy Grewal ft. Bohemia B Praak
2017 Dada Giri Sab Bhanot ft. Bohemia Sab Bhanot
2017 G Wagon Goldy Goraya ft. Bohemia Deep Jandu
2017 Mahi Aaja Rahul ft. Bohemia Bohemia
2017 Thinking About You Sofia Chaudry ft. Bohemia Bohemia
2018 Zeher Deep Money ft. Bohemia Deep Money
2018 Good Life Deep Jandu ft. Bohemia Deep Jandu
2018 Gumrah Bohemia Bohemia
2018 Gaddi Bohemia ft. Pardhaan Sukh E
2018 Khatra Bohemia ft. Gitta Bains Prabh Near
2018 Malang Balsehri ft. Bohemia Prince Saggu
2018 Woofer Vicky ft. Bohemia Sukh-E Muzical Doctorz
2018 I Don't Wanna Say That Bohemia ft Gitta Bains & Gurlez Akhtar Prabh Near
2018 Sandesa (from SnBv2) Bohemia Bohemia
2018 Aaja Ni Aaja Bohemia DJ Shadow Dubai
2018 Mai Terra Akshay Babbal Rai ft. Bohemia B Praak
2018 Unity Karan Aujla ft. Bohemia Deep Jandu
2018 Munde Mar Jaange Raghveer Boli ft. Bohemia Jay K
2018 Shoulder Jaggi Jagowal & Karam Jeet ft. Bohemia Laddi Gill
2018 Oh Kudi Sab Bhanot & Bohemia Bohemia
2018 Jackpot Asif Ballaj & Bohemia Ali Mustafa
2018 Rajj Rajj Ankhiyan Roiyan Mamta Sharma ft Bohemia Ramji Gulati
2019 Robo The Punjabi Lion Anthem Bohemia Bohemia
2019 FOREIGN 3AM Sukhi & BOHEMIA & J.HIND Haji Springer
2019 Umeed (From SnBv2) Bohemia Bohemia
2019 Manaka Da Munda[citation needed] Jass Manak ft. Bohemia Sukhe Musical Doctorz
2019 Assi Trendsetter Meet Bros Ft. Bohemia Meet Bros
2019 Pagol (Bengali) Deep Jandu Ft. Bohemia J Statik
2019 Same Beef Sidhu Moose Wala Ft. Bohemia Byg Byrd
2019 Kadi Kadi (from SnBv2) Bohemia Bohemia
2019 Khaas Bande Gagan Kokri ft. Bohemia Randy J
2019 Khatarnaak Gippy Grewal ft. Bohemia Desi Crew
2020 "Phir Ek Tera Pyar" Bohemia ft. Devika Shaxe Oriah
2020 Nishana Ft. Jazzy B Saga Music Shaxe Oriah Lyrics: Bohemia & Gitta Bains
2020 Kaisa Nasha Noveen Morris, Bohemia j.hind KDM Playlist Vol. 1 Saga Music & Kali Denali Music
2020 "Aish" Bohemia Skull and Bones V2
2020 "Paar" Bohemia & Abrar-Ul-Haq Saga Music & Kali Denali Music
2020 "Attitude" Raman Romana ft. Bohemia (rapper) Yash Raj Films Mr. WOW Lyrics: Deep Fateh
2020 Shaarabi Teri Tor JS Atwal Ft Bohemia (rapper) Mb Music ] Lyrics: Happy Raikoti
2020 Crown Prince Ft. Jazzy B Tips Harj Nagra Lyrics: Parry Sarpanch
2020 Black EyeBrow Lucky Love ft. Bohemia (rapper) & Pallavi Sood Prabh Neeaar Lyrics: SK Sahib
2020 Raaz Bohemia (rapper) Skull & Bones V2 Lyrics & Music: Bohemia
2020 Mutiyaare Ni Jassa Dhillon Ft. Bohemia Gur Sidhu Yash Raj Films & Saga Music
2020 Ek Din Bohemia ft. Karan Aujla J.Hind The Game (rapper) Shaxe Oriah Saga Music
2021 Kingdom Gagan Kokri ft. Bohemia & Shree Brar Ronn Sandhu Saga Music
2021 These Days Sidhu Moose Wala ft. Bohemia The Kidd Moosetape
2021 Starboy Jass Manak ft. Bohemia Sharry Nexus Bad Munda
2021 Mastani Varinder Brar ft. Bohemia Gill Saab White Hill Music
2022 Without You (Tere Bina) Flint J Ft. Bohemia Arbaz Khan Beyond Records
2022 Kala Tikka La Goriye Zohaib Aslam ft. Bohemia Arbaz Khan Beyond Records
2022 Punjabiyan Di Dhee Guru Randhawa ft. Bohemia & Neeru Bajwa Preet Hundal T-Series
2022 Ajnabi Bohemia Bohemia GeetMp3

Coke Studio[edit]

  • School Di Kitaab
  • Paisay Da Nasha
  • Kandyaari Dhol Geet
  • Saari Duniya

MTV Spoken Word[edit]

  • Purana Wala
  • Jaane Jana


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