Diljit Dosanjh

If there was a list to be made of the leading artists in Punjabi music industry and Punjabi film industry then currently, Diljit Dosanjh would be in the top 2 of both lists if not leading them . Diljit Dosanjh was born on 6 January ,1984 in the village Dosanjh Kallan which is close to Phagwara . His father , S.Balbir Singh Dosanjh used to work in roadways and his mother was a house-wife . He spent his early childhood in a typical Punjabi agricultural family environment . He later shifted to Ludhiana where he currently resides as well . Diljit Dosanjh got his education from Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School at Dugri road . He used to do kirtan in gurudwaras and sing in small get-togethers . Diljit always had the zest for singing and molded his craft under his gurus Prof. Kartar Singh , Hari dutt Sharma and S.Gobinder Singh ji . His music career began in 2003 with the release of his album , ‘Ishq da Uda Adda’ , under T-series and music director Babloo . The album was much liked and well received by the audience . This was followed by his second album , ‘Dil’ , which was released in 2004 also under T-series. The album went on to be a super-hit and cemented Diljit’s position in the industry . Songs such as ‘Dil Saade Naal La Lai’ and ‘Nikli Baraat’ topped charts . In 2005 Diljit Dosanjh came up with his best selling album , ‘Smile’ . The album was a commercial blockbuster and tracks such as , ‘Kuwariyaan’ , ‘Smile’ , ‘Paggan Bochhmian Waale’ played on television and radio channels for numerous months . The following year he released , ‘Ishq ho Gya’ with Sachin Ahuja as the music director . This album also did well commercially . Diljit Dosanjh released the album ‘Chocolate’ in 2008 under Speed Records and ‘The Next Level’ in 2009 under T-series again . In the album ‘The Next Level’ , he collaborated with Honey Singh for some songs . Some of the famous tracks from these albums include ‘Sharaab’ , ‘Munde Pub’ , ‘Chocolate’ , ‘Dil Nachda’ , ‘Panga’ , ‘Desi Daroo’ , ‘Los Angeles’ among many others . Honey Singh and Diljit Dosanjh again collaborated and produced singles ‘Bhagat Singh’ (2009) , ‘Dance With Me’ (2009) , ‘Main Me & Myself ‘(2010) , ‘Lak 28 Kudi Da’ (2011) , ‘Catty Eyes’ (2011) and ‘Goliyan’ (2012) . All of these tracks were massive hits with the audience world wide . These singles helped both artists to establish an even wider fan base . Diljit dosanjh made his debut in punjabi film industry with a cameo role in ‘Mel Karade Rabba’ in 2010 . The film included the likes of , Jimmy Shergill , Neeru Bajwa , Gippy Grewal , Shavinder Mahal and Sartajpal Singh Virk among many others . The film was a huge success . He went on to act in , ‘The Lion of Punjab’ (2011) , ‘Jihne Mera Dil Luteya’ (2011) and ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya'(2012) . But Diljit Dosanjh reached the peak of his fame with the success of the blockbuster cult film , ‘Jatt and Juliet’ (2012) and ‘Jatt and Juliet 2’ (2013) . He played the role of Punjab police constable , Fateh Singh . Although a sequel but the plot of both movies is completely different . Characters such as Fateh Singh , Pooja ( Neeru Bajwa) , Shampy ( Rana Ranbir ) , Shampy’s father ( B.N Sharma ) , Joginder Singh (Jaswinder Bhalla )and Fateh Singh’s mother (Anita Devgan) have been carried forward to the sequel . In jatt and juliet 2 Jazzy B also did a great cameo at the end of the movie . Bharti Singh played as Preet who works in the spa . Both movies have been directed by Anurag Singh , written by Dheeraj Ratan , music by Jatinder Shah and editted by Manish More . Commercially both films have been historic for the Punjabi film industry breaking all records . Diljit Dosanjh’s other recent projects other than these two monumental films have been the religious albums , ‘Sikh’ (2012) and ‘Sikh 2’ (2013) . Another album by the name of ‘Back to basics’ (2012) in which tracks such as ‘Khaarku’ , ‘Truck’ , ‘Strawberry’ , ‘Chunni’ were blockbusters . Diljit Dosanjh’s recent single , ‘Proper Patola’ , reached more than 2 million views on Youtube within a month of its release . His future projects include ‘Mukhtiar chadha’ . ‘Mukhtiar Chadha’ is a story of Simple Man by the name of Mukhtiar who belongs to a Middle class society in Delhi with his Mother. He wants to be a rich man and fulfill dreams . Another upcoming project of his is ‘1984 Punjab’ , in which he plays the role of a boy who left home during the tormented year of 1984. Lastly Diljit Dosanjh is doing the first film of Neeru Bajwa’s production titled, ‘Next to Gurdas Maan’ .He reckons that this is the golden period of Punjabi cinema and Punjabi music industry . He says budgets of the films are rising , quality is getting better and the future of the industry looks very bright .

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