Originally called Quallander, the band was founded in 1979 by singer/poet Bhupinder Bhindi, musician Satwant Taak, dholak player Balbir Gill and Debbi. They recorded an album which featured singer Narinder Biba (a famous female singer from the Punjab).
In 1982, singer J. Kumar joined the band and the members decided to rename it Heera Group. Co-singer Palvinder Dhami joined the group soon after, and the band recorded an album with Punjab-based composer Charanjit Ahuja.
A year later, they recorded the best-selling album Jagh Wala Mela which was released in 1984. The album was produced by musician/composer Kuljit Bhamra and was played on a loop 24 hours a day on the new Asian pirate radio station Sina Radio (later Sunrise Radio).
Following on from the success of their last album, the band signed a record deal with Arishma Records, a label founded by guitarist/producer Deepak Khazanchi. Deepak also took on the management of the band and they toured internationally for the next decade and a half appearing on numerous television shows and films, including an episode of Blue Peter.
After the peak of their success, keyboardist Satwant Taak left the band to pursue a career as a solo artist. He recorded a number of albums under the name Raga Kaka.