They say, “ Punjabi filman vich singer he gaane v gaande ne the acting v krde ne, eh nawa riwaaj chal paya.” But there is no doubt about the fact that this ‘riwaaj’ has actually added versatility to the Punjabi Film Industry.
Singing and acting are two entirely different genres of talent- Where one is all about playing with your vocals, the other one is about the best portrayal of expressions.
We have a few, very important names in the Punjabi Industry, who started their career as singers but have proved themselves in the field of acting as well.
Let’s take you through their names..
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Gurdas Maan gained national attention from the song ‘Dil Da Mamla Hai’ in 1980. A singer turned actor has surely given some unforgettable hits like Waris Shah-Ishq Da Waris
in 2006, Shaheed-e-Mohabbat
(1999), Sheed Udham Singh
(2000), Des Hoya Pardes
(2004) in which he shared the screen with Juhi Chawla
and we have many more in the list.
Maan Sahab, is a renowned personality worldwide, his fans have always loved him and so have the people of the film and music Industry. He is considered the legend of the industry and no doubt he has struggled and worked really hard to set this benchmark. Currently on a tour to Australia, Maan is definitely Punjabi industry's pride.
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started his career in singing by performing in live shows in Canada during his high school. After a period of 12 years he got a chance to record his first track, here in Punjab, Chithiye Nee Chithiye.
Soon after this he gained popularity for his Punjabi pop style singing and became a renowned playback singer.
It was now, when he laid his hands in acting as well and gave some super duper hits like Ji Aayan Nu, Asan Nu Mann Watna Da, Dil Apna Punjabi, Mitti Wajaan Mardi, Mera Pind, my home, Jag Jeondeyan De Mele and how can we forget, Heer Ranjha.
We recently came across the fact that the star's son 'Avkash Maan' is also ready to embark upon his 'artistic career'. Looks like talent runs in the family!
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first music video was released in the year 2000 named, Ishq Da Uda Ada and Dil
but were not appreciated by the industry. However in 2003, his album Smile
soared high in popularity through the songs Nachh diyan Alrahn Kuwariyan and Paggan Pochviyan Wale
and after this, from hit songs to blockbuster Punjabi films to Bollywood. Lakk 28 Kudi Da
was the song that made him enter the Punjabi Film and Music Industry.
Punjabi Films like Jatt And Juliet 1 and 2, Sardar ji 1 and 2, Saadi Love story, Mukhtiar Chadha, Punjab 1984, Ambersariya
are some of his remarkable hits and the list would go incomplete without mentioning Udta Punjab
. He is a versatile actor, as has been able to do complete justice to his roles in comedy as well as in serious drama movies. He starred in the period war drama Sajjan Singh Rangroot
this year and is currently busy winning over UK with his Con.Fi.Den.Tial tour.
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Another very famous singer turned actor who made his debut appearance through recording the track Kala Doria
for Jalandhar Doordarshan in the year 2000. He stole the limelight through his album ‘Paigam’
which was a breakthrough in his career. Post which, albums like Daru, Madhaania, Khedan De Din with Sunidhi Chauhan
, Mel Karade Rabba and Dildariyan
gained huge appreciation .
His filmy career also received a lot of appreciation from the audience. Titles like Munde UK De
, Ikk Kudi Punjab Di, Goreyan Nu Dafa Karo, Happy Go Lucky
and the blockbusters like Angrej, Love Punjab
were few of his films loved by all. This award winning actor has definitely set the ball rolling in 2018 with Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua.
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The youngest of all, this 24 year lad, born in Nabha, Punjab, has a gained a huge popularity in the recent years. In just 3-4 years Ammy virk has given amazingly hit songs and films. A hard worker undoubtedly but definitely fortune has played the golden role in his career.
He became famous from his first album Jattizm
released in 2013 itself. This album made him receive the Best Music Album Award in PTC Music Awards. He is a youth icon, and his popularity gathered momentum through his album Zindabad yaariyan
. His filmy career began from the short film Dil Wali Gal
and has appeared in 4 films as of now. The best part is that all his four films Angrej, Ardaas, Babmukat
and Nikka Zaildar series
have been major hits of the film industry. His latest release Harjeeta
released on 18th May and is winning some serious bucks and admiration.
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He is known to be the Desi Rockstar of the Punjabi Film and Music Industry. He attracted fame by breaking many records through his single track Phulkari
and in 2010, he gave his debut Mel Karade Rabba
and contributed with some great films like Carry On Jatta, Lucky Di Unlucky Story, Jatt James Bond, Jihne Mera Dil Luteya.
Well, this Desi Rockstar is now not only a famous singer turned actor but has also established his name as a Director by debuting for Ardaas
. His 2018 release Subedar Joginder Singh
is an all-time highest-grosser in Pollywood. As Gippy awaits the release of his comedy caper Carry On Jatta 2
on 1st June, there's no question about his talent and calibre.