Narinder Chanchal was born on the 16th of October, in a religious Punjabi family in Namak Mandi, Amritsar (Punjab - India). His mother was a firm believer in Goddess Durga and eventually, inspired Narinder with bhajans and aartis.
Narinder was inclined towards music from the very beginning. He actively participated in small cultural programmes in Amritsar. However, his father never advised him to concentrate more in studies then in music.
Narinder was mischevious in his childhood. He used to play mischief in his class. His Hindi teacher, Shastriji called him "Chanchal" (fickle) due to his temperament. Later, he started using Chanchal as his surname.
Chanchalji is a good poet and writer. His efforts were often published in Hindi newspaper. His poetic abilities are reflected in his style of talking. He learnt music from Sri Prem Trikha, a musician from Amritsar, and thus gathered enough self-confidence to face the audience.
The family environment is fragrant with the presence of the almighty Goddess Durga. His mother was the source of inspiration for singing "Bhents" in the honour of the Goddess.
He sang Kafias of Bulle Shah before he took to stage. Then he came in contact with the Indian Film maestro Raj Kapoor, who was impressed with his voice. Raj Kapoor called him to Bombay to sing in his film "Bobby".
Narinder Chanchal is not just a name, it is a culture. His number in Bobby instantly became famous, and there was no looking back. His fame spread accross the globe, where Indians reside.
Chanchalji did not want Filmi-career. He knew that if he was involved in films, his basic objectives would be defeated. He wanted to be in the service of Goddess, but he knew that if he was engaged in films, he would not be able to devote his time towards singing Bhents.
Though Chanchalji has won a lot of awards and honours, it has never deterred him from his path.