Hirdesh Singh (born 15 March 1983), better known by his stage name Yo Yo Honey Singh or Honey Singh, is an Indian rapper, music producer, singer and film actor. He started as a session and recording artist, and became a Bhangra music producer. He has also begun to produce music for Bollywood films, and gone on to become one of the highest-paid music producers in Bollywood.Singh has become widely popular in Bollywood. He was first noticed after his debut song in a Bollywood film featuring Gagan Sidhu for the film Shakal Pe Mat Ja. He charged Rs. 7 million for a song in the film Mastan. It is the biggest amount paid to a song artist in Bollywood to date, making Singh one of the highest-paid musical artists in Bollywood. Also, a song named Angreji Beat from Singh's album International Villager featuring Gippy Grewal, was featured in Saif Ali Khan's film Cocktail. Singh, also launched his single track "Bring Me Back ft. Spoken Word" at Video Music Awards India which aired on MTV India. The award show was packed with many films and independent artists throughout the world including India. After the end of the show, his song was also premiered at the channel. He rose to strong fame and high popularity in Bollywood in late 2013, after producing songs in mainstream big-budget films such as Chennai Express and Boss. He also has popular songs in smaller-budget films such as Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Bajatey Raho & Fugly. In late 2014, Singh suddenly disappeared from Bollywood and didn't release any music for months. Many theories rose about his sudden disappearance, but the majority were fake. In March 2016 he later clarified that he had been suffering from bipolar disorder and was under medical supervision for 18 months at his Noida based house. After being absent in the Bollywood music scene around the end of 2014, Singh made a comeback in February 2015 with his first song of the year, "Birthday Bash", followed by songs in films such as Gabbar is Back and Bhaag Johnny.