With a voice resembling the legendary Mukesh, Babla Mehta is a playback singer in Bollywood who has carved a niche for himself in the industry without any formal training. Apart from being a singer, he is also a sound recordist and a music director.
Babla grew up in Delhi in a middle class family. While he was always interested in music, it was only when he was in college that he started singing on stage. However, music as a career was not an option and he followed his father’s footsteps to become a banker.
His career in music started in earnest when he caught the attention of Gulshan Kumar (owner of T-Series) during one of his stage shows. T-Series signed him to record a Mukesh tribute album and Babla started getting a steady stream of offers from Bollywood. R.D. Burman was one of the music directors who had special affinity for him and and Babla worked with him on several stage shows.
"Mitwa" (“Chandni”, 1989), "Galyat Sankali Sonyachi" (“Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin”, 1991) and “Tak Dhin Dhin Tak” (“Sadak”, 1991) are some of the popular songs sung by Babla.
Babla now runs his own recording studio in Mumbai called Silver Bells.