Steven Kapur, also known as Apache Indian, is best known for his distinct reggae style which combines elements of Jamaican, Indian, and English music. He signed with Island Records/Universal Music in 1992 and then later with Warner Music Sweden, but most recently has been releasing all of his music independently.
In addition to working with artists ranging from Sean Paul and Shaggy to Sly and Robbie to Boy George to Asha Bhosle, Apache Indian is also known as one of the earliest UK artists of Asian origin to have a significant impact on the UK charts having had 7 Top 40 Hits and selling over 11 Million albums worldwide, creating a whole new genre of music know as Urban Asian.
In 2013, he opened the Apache Indian Music Academy (AIM) at South and City College, in his hometown of Handsworth. Because of his global impact on the music industry, he has received countless awards and his biggest hit “Boomshakalak” has been featured in 8 Hollywood films and 250 commercials worldwide. Most recently Apache released his latest album “Whats Not To Love” in Nov 2020, that was recorded primarily during the lockdown of the worldwide covid pandemic.
This year Apache Indian was named in the very distinguished Queens 2021 Honours List and awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM). He was recognized for extraordinary achievement in music worldwide and exemplary service to community and youth.