Sukhwinder Singh originally came from Amritsar, Punjab. He first performed on stage at the age of 8, singing the Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar number “Sa re ga ma pa”, from the 1970 movie Abhinetri. He also released a Punjabi album called 'Munda Southhall Da' with T. Singh. He joined Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s troupe and quickly became a music arranger before heading to the south of India to look for work. At this time he did a film called Rakshakudu.