Juggy D first came to publics’ attention after winning a talent contest judged by Channi from Allap at the age of 14. Since then he’s worked tirelessly to gain as much experience as possible, early on in his career he worked as a chef to support his musical ambitions.
Born in Southall, Juggy D, or Jagwinder Dhaliwal to give him is real name, is a British Asian artist. As a child he would sing in public on visits to India with his parents and this gave him his first experience of performing. However it was in the U.K that he was spotted by music producer Rishi Rich in 2002 who saw his talent straight away and invited him to sing on the track Nanin Jeena. This was the break Juggy D needed and the single become a sensational smash hit staying in the number one position for 6 months.
The following year Rishi Rich set up the Rishi Rich Project which sought to showcase new talent. Juggy D became part of this which enabled him to take the next step in establishing himself as a solo star in his own right.
Juggy D’ first album broke records by being the first Punjabi album to enter into the top 75 in the U.K album chart. He’s since gone on to build on his crossover appeal appearing on several tracks for mainstream artists including Britney Spears, Timbaland and Craig David.
The term Juggy D uses to describe his own music is “nu-age Punjabi.” By taking the bare essential elements from the traditional Punjabi folk song and mixing this with R&B and Hip Hop beats he’s created his own distinctive sound. Juggy D is currently working on his next album.
As well as his own solo projects Juggy D has also provided music for a Bollywood film, Hum Tum along with the soulful vocalist Veronica. He also had a cameo role in the British made film, Cash and Curry, in which he played a drug dealer. Away from performing Juggy D admits to being an avid Everton football supporter.