|Born||Kotkapura, punjab (India)|
|Other names||Dilshad Akhter|
Dilshad Akhtar (Punjabi: ਦਿਲਸ਼ਾਦ ਅਖ਼ਤਰ), sometimes spelled as Dilshad Akhter, was a noted Punjabi singer. He also worked as playback singer in many Punjabi films. Manpreet Akhtar, a noted singer of Punjab, was his sister. His cousin, Sandeep Akhtar, died in October 2011, was also a noted singer.
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- "Singers demand ban on firing during celebrations". The Tribune. February 17, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2012.
- 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.
- "Dilshad Akhtar". www.dilapnapunjabi.net. Retrieved April 23, 2012.