Baba Sehgal, a Khatri Sikh, is an Indian rapper and actor. Brought up in Lucknow, he was famous in the mid 1990s. He is credited as the first Indian rapper to jump on the Indipop bandwagon, and release an album which got frequent airplay on MTV India.Since then he has dominated the Indian rap scene with hits such as 'Thanda Thanda Paani' (a remake of "Ice Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice), 'Manjula' and 'Dil Dhadke'.
He released Dilruba (1990), Alibaba (1991), Thanda Thanda Pani (1992), Main bhi Madonna (1993), Double Gadbad (1999) and many more albums. He almost always writes, composes and sings the songs in his albums himself. He was the music director of the movie 'Dance Party' which had a popular song "kapurthala se aaya hoon, tere liye laaya hoon, Orange kurta peela pajama..".He has the distinction of being the first Indian music video ever to be shown on MTV Asia (which was broadcasting out of Hong Kong at the time).
He also acted in a few films such as Miss 420 (1998) and Double Gadbad (1999).Before this he hosted the TV show Superhit Muqabla which was aired on DD2 at primetime. He has also worked as a stage performer and a model.
He was in New York from 2001 to 2005 and when he came home to Mumbai, he released his album 'Welcome to Mumbai',which was his 22nd and latest music album.
He also directed the music for the Bollywood film Bhoot Uncle.Baba Sehgal has considerable fan following. He is also anchoring the tv show 'Santa and Banta news unlimited' on Zoom.
In 2009 he was one of the performers on the NDTV Imagine show Dhoom Macha De.He also played a role in the SAB TV comedy series Jugni Chali Jalandhar and then in 2011 he appeared in Rang Badalti Odhani on Star One.
He is the first Indian artist to air his music video "Dil dhadke" on MTV. He is featured on the Imagine Showbiz series Baba's Cross Connection.