Gurdas Maan

  • Actor

Jan 01, 1970

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One of the most popular faces in the Punjabi entertainment industry, Gurdas Maan is a singer, songwriter, choreographer, and actor who has been a part of the industry for close to four decades. In his long-standing career, Gurdas has recorded over 305 songs and has 34 albums to his credit. Born to a Sikh family, Gurdas hails from the city of Giddarbaha in Punjab, Gurdas first shot to fame through his song Dil Da Mamla Hai in 1980, following which he has had hundreds and thousands of fans in the country and overseas.

Soon signed by T-Series, Gurdas' first album released in 1984 and was titled Chakkar, following which he released two other albums with the record label - Raat Suhani in 1988 and Nacho Babbeo in 1989. Meanwhile, in 1986, the singer turned actor with the romantic-drama Long Da Lishkara, where he played the role of Channa. While he is primarily associated with the Punjabi entertainment industry, Gurdas is fluent in other languages such as Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Haryanvi, and Rajasthani, and has also made appearances in movies made in these languages.

Having toured around the world and with fans in all parts of the world, Gurdas' album Boot Polishan was awarded the Best International Album at UK Asian Music Awards in 2009. Also, the singer is the only Punjabi singer to have won the National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer in 2006 for his work in the movie Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris, which depicted the time in Punjabi poet Waris Shah's life when he was writing the epic poem Heer Ranjha.

The versatile artist has albums such as Aaja Sajna, Ishq Da Gidda, Dil Da Badshah, Jogiya, Sada Punjab - Duniya Mela Do Din Da, Punjab Di Shaan, Pyar Kar Le, and Punjab to his credit, meanwhile, he has acted in movies such as Gabhroo Punjab Da, Kachehari, Shaheed-E-Mohabbat, Shaheed Udham Singh, Yaariyan, Sukhmani: Hope for Life, Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar, and Nankana.