Reggae DJ, Steven Kapur AKA Apache Indian was born 11 May 1967 in Handsworth, Birmingham. In collaboration with his cousins, Simon and Diamond Duggal, he introduced the new hybrid sound of bhangra raggamuffin – also known as bhangramuffin – to the world with his first album ‘No Reservations’ (1993) becoming the first true International Asian Pop Artist. For this, Apache had signed a recording contract worth £250,000 with Island Records – one of the largest sums paid for a debut album by a non-white artist.
It was followed by ‘Make Way for the Indian’, which featured rapper Tim Dog and spawned the hit, ‘Boom Shack-A-Lak’. ‘Real People / Wild East’ proved to be his most experimental album, and also featured more Indian elements than the other works. In his heyday, he also made an appearance in the Tamil film, Love Birds, dancing alongside Prabhu Deva.