Yo Yo Honey Singh is known to be one of the pioneers in redefining the Indian Music industry. The Punjabi singer brought an Indian side of rap songs to Bollywood and has been one of the key contributors to the current trend of rap songs that have become a must for all movies in India. The Punjabi rapper, singer and music producer has a fan following that has stood by him through thick and thin, and his songs continue to be the best party numbers that can change the mood instantly. Born on March 15, 1983, Yo Yo Honey Singh has given us a genre of music that has been termed as ‘cool’ and ‘hip’ by a majority of people. GiMA Awards 2016: Bajirao Mastani wins big; Arijit Singh & Yo Yo Honey Singh slay the stage!

The multi-talented musical genius turns 34 today (March 15) and is known for reaching great heights of success in a highly short span of time. The Indian singer has also ventured into acting in 2012 with Mirza – The Untold Story and the actor returned to acting in 2016 with the Punjabi release Zorawar. As we celebrate the 34th birthday of this musical rock star, here are five things you probably did not know about the Punjabi rapper.

1. Yo Yo Honey Singh’s Academics

Yo Yo Honey Singh or Hirdesh Singh is a commerce pass out. The multi-talented performer did his schooling from Guru Nanak Public School, Punjab Bagh, New Delhi. Honey Singh also has a degree in music from. The singer- song composer studied music at the Trinity School in the United Kingdom.

2. The origin of Yo Yo Honey Singh

Honey Singh borrowed the term “Yo-Yo” from his African American friends. Yo Yo is a slang used which translated to Your Own. Honey Singh liked this term as it gave its fans a feeling of belonging to the pop star. So the name, Yo Yo Honey Singh literally translates to ‘Aapka Apna Honey Singh.’

3. Most expensive singer in Bollywood

Yo Yo Honey Singh has broken multiple records with his back to back superhit songs. Honey Singh, who has his name in the BBC world charts also became the highest paid singer in Bollywood when he charged Rs 70000 for the song ‘Mujhe Neat Pila De Sajna’ in Sunil Bohra’s flick Mastaan.

4. Hobbies

Honey Singh has a long list of hobbies and habits that make him the way he is. The Indian rapper is a fitness freak and needs to work out for at least 2 hours every single day. Honey Singh is also a fan of cricket and enjoys driving race cars.

5. Mental health issues

In the late 2014, at the peak of his career, Honey Singh suddenly disappeared from the music industry. He took an exile of 18 months and later confessed that he was undergoing treatment for his mental health issues. The Indian rapper spoke about suffering from bipolar disorder which had caused his exile from the industry.