Binnu Dhillon

Birender Singh Dhillon , well known by the name of Binnu Dhillon was born on 29 August , 1975 in the small town of Dhuri , Sangroor , Punjab . Belonging to a Jatt Sikh family , Dhillon did his schooling from Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir School in Dhuri . He graduated from Punjabi University , Patiala with a Masters in Arts(Theater) . Binnu Dhillon went forward with this decision without thinking much about his future . He and his friends used to joke about them being in front of the screen and having big banners and posters of themselves throughout Punjab . Little did Dhillon know that this would someday turn into a reality . With the turn of the film industry in Punjab , quality films began to churn out and soon there were opportunities available . Binnu Dhillon did theater for many years before foraying into television series and then films . Prior to that he participated in Bhangra competitions and went abroad to compete several times . Dhillon aspired to be an actor and got his first break in the television series , ‘Parchhawain’ which was directed by Gurbir Singh Grewal in 1998. At an early stage in his acting career Dhillon worked in television series such as ‘Sarhad’, ‘Lori’, ‘Gaoundi Dharti’, ‘Sirnaave’, ‘Man Jeetey Jag Jeet’, ‘Professor Money Plant’, ‘Jugnu Hazir Hai’, ‘Jugnu Mast Mast’ and ‘Pagdandian’ . Binnu Dhillon’s critically acclaimed acting roles were those in films like ‘Shaheed-E-Azam’ and ‘Dev D’. Not only did Binnu Dhillon foray into acting but he directed a play by the name of ,’Naughty Baba in Town’ , which was a super hit show and was especially loved by the audiences abroad . He has thus far proved enough regarding his talent and versatility. Binnu Dhillon rose on the Punjabi comedy scene with films like, ‘Carry On Jatta’ , ‘Sirphire’ , ‘Raula Pai Gaya’ , ‘Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22’ , ‘Lucky Di Unlucky Story’ , ‘Rangeelay’ and the recently released ‘Best of Luck’ featuring Gippy Grewal and Jazzy-B .Binnu Dhillon is definitely touted as one of the best comedians of Punjab .His comic timing has already earned him a loyal fan following . Asked in an interview that ” How would Binnu Dhillon compare the film industry now and 15 years ago ? ” Dhillon replies with , ” 15 years ago there wasn’t much awareness about Punjabi films and songs as well . Media wasn’t the fast paced one-click media that it is now . Now you can view everything from your home and your electronic devices . Before it used to be that films made in Bombay would get their main cast from Bombay itself and come to Punjab to get fillers or behind the scene crowd in movies . Now the industry stands on itself because we are able to reach the common villager in Punjab which the Bombay films are unable to do because of their lack of understanding of the rural culture of Punjab . Currently , the technicians are really good . We can say that we can compete with the likes of Bollywood . The budget has really improved as well ” . Comparing theater and movies Binnu Dhillon also says that, ” Doing movies is much easier than theater as there are no retakes in theater but theater refines an actor and creates a very strong base “. Binnu Dhillon’s future projects include, ‘Saada Jawai NRI’ , ‘Ishq Brandy’ and ‘Carry on Jatta 2’ .

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