Navtej Singh Rehal

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Navtej Singh Rehal
Rock Tha Party.jpg
Navtej Singh Rehal (left) on the cover of Album Rock Tha Party.
Native name ਨਵਤੇਜ ਸਿੰਘ ਰੈਹਲ
Born  Denmark
Residence

 Denmark

 India
Nationality Danish / Indian
Other names Naf
Citizenship Copenhagen, Denmark
Occupation Singer, Lyricist
Years active 2002 - present
Organization Bombay Rockers
Known for Pop Rock, Bhangra, Hip hop
Notable work Crash and Burn, Introducing, Outsourced
Style Punjabi Bhangra
Home town Punjab

Navtej Singh Rehal (IPA: /ræhəl/) popularly known as Naf is the lead singer of the Indo-Danish music band named Bombay Rockers. His co-partner is Thomas Sardorf. Rehal delivers the Punjabi vocals and plays guitar and keyboards in the band.[1] His debut album Introducing has gone five times platinum with sales of over 100,000 albums. It was No.1 for 15 consecutive weeks on the Indian album charts.[2]

Rehal along with Sardorf performed for the first time in front of 25,000 people at Roskilde Festival in Denmark.[3] His band Bombay Rockers achieved worldwide fame with the song Rock the Party.[4]

Early life[edit]

Rehal was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to Indian parents, and as such, he has his roots in India. He grew up in the multicultural suburb Nørrebro and went through the whole public school system - from nursery to high school in Denmark, except for two years, where he went to school in India and, as he states it: "experienced his own culture". At the age of 13, he began to dance hiphop, funk, breakdance and Indian bhangra.

Career[edit]

In the year 2003[5] Rehal and Sardorf met each other through a mutual friend at a record label. After then, they collaborated for the first time for the song called Ari Ari.[6]This first single became a rage in the Danish dance clubs and got a massive national airplay in Denmark. [7]

In 2005, Rehal along with Sardorf performed at the major Indian metropolitan cities : Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. They also performed at the International Club in Bangladesh. They also performed in the major cities in Germany. During his concert in Bangladesh, Rehal advised the audience not to buy unauthorized CDs.[8]

Naf and Sardorf released the album Rock and Dhol in the year 2010. The duo worked out for two years for the album.[9] It was an electro inspired album.[10] The album consisted of 12 tracks and they also shot a video for one of the songs 'Let's dance'.[11] Eleven songs from this album were brand new while the last one was an electro-mix version of Let's Dance. In this album, they also made the use of traditional Indian sounds like Sitar and Punjabi beats.[12]

Discography[edit]

Rehal in the song Teri ta Hamesha Yaad Satave
Song title Language Year
Teri to Teri ta Hamesha Yaad Satawe Punjabi 2004
Sexy Mama Punjabi 2004
Substitute Punjabi 2004
Rock Tha Party Punjabi 2004
Wild Rose Punjabi 2005
Musikk feat Bombay Rockers Punjabi 2005
Dhola Punjabi 2007
Out of Control Punjabi 2007
Play Me Like Dat Punjabi 2007
Kushi Punjabi 2007
Beautiful Punjabi 2007
Supernatural Punjabi 2007
Sajna Ve Punjabi 2007
Lullaby Punjabi 2007
Amazin' Girl Punjabi 2007
Intro Punjabi 2007
Lights, Camera, Action Punjabi 2007
Ladies 2 Tha Floor Punjabi 2007
Lovesick Part II Punjabi 2007
Bounce Back Punjabi 2007
Rock Tha Party Punjabi 2010

Filmography[edit]

Year TV Series Role Notes
2004 Snurre Snups Sondagsklub Himself Episode - 20.4[13]
2004 Snurre Snups Sondagsklub Himself Episode - 21.3
2005 Snurre Snups Sondagsklub Himself Episode - 22.11
2006 Konzoom Himself -
2007 GO' Aften Danmark Himself Episode dated 24 September 2007

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Remix albums[edit]

Stage shows[edit]

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