Dilshad Akhtar

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Born Kotkapura, punjab (India)
Nationality Indian
Other names Dilshad Akhter
Occupation Singer

Dilshad Akhtar (Punjabi: ਦਿਲਸ਼ਾਦ ਅਖ਼ਤਰ), sometimes spelled as Dilshad Akhter, was a noted Punjabi singer.[1][2] He also worked as playback singer in many Punjabi films. Manpreet Akhtar, a noted singer of Punjab, was his sister.[3] His cousin, Sandeep Akhtar, died in October 2011,[3] was also a noted singer.

Early life[edit]

Akhtar was born in the Gilze Wala (Punjabi: ਗਿਲਜ਼ੇ ਵਾਲਾ)Kotkapura[4] town of Indian Punjab and learned music from his teacher in Faridkot.[4]


  1. ^ "Upset over CBI cases, retired DSP commits suicide". The Tribune. March 13, 2008. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Singers demand ban on firing during celebrations". The Tribune. February 17, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Dhillon, Sukhpal Singh (October 11, 2011). "ਨੌਜਵਾਨ ਗਾਇਕ ਸੰਦੀਪ ਅਖ਼ਤਰ ਦੀ ਕੈਂਸਰ ਕਾਰਨ ਮੌਤ". Article from a Punjabi newspaper. Sri Muktsar Sahib. Daily Ajit. Archived from the original on January 16, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Dilshad Akhtar". www.dilapnapunjabi.net. Retrieved April 23, 2012.