The first thing that rings in your mind when you see him is the Punjabi swag and the way in which he pulls off the turban with utmost elegance and charm. He was the surprise package in Udta Punjab, where Bollywood fans got to see him in the innocent cop avatar. Diljit Dosanjh needs no introduction when it comes to his Punjabi fans and the jatt is gradually making his name in Bollywood as well. A superstar in Punjabi cinema, Diljit’s acting in Udta Punjab earned him several accolades. On his 33rd birthday, we dug up a few interesting facts about this Punjabi munda that should be known by everyone.
The Urban PenduDiljit was given the “Urban Pendu” tag by his fans. Pendu is derived from the word pind which means a village. His fans think he is perfect mix of the urban and traditional culture. However, he is extremely humble and has a funny take over this tag. He says, “Urban Pendu mein Pendu toh main hoon, Urban thoda wannabe hai.” He must be a Punjabi icon for the masses but his personality shows that he is extremely down-to-earth.
A heart of goldApart from being a renowned actor and a singer, Dosanjh is also a philanthropist. On his birthday in 2013, he launched the Saanjh Foundation, an organization that works with underprivileged children and seniors. It works on relevant issues like self-confidence, career development and mentoring.
The rawness comes from Punjab di mittiDiljit hails from a small village near Jalandhar and we guess that’s where he got that Punjabi rawness from. He started out singing in local Gurudwaras as a small child and now has his songs featuring on international platforms like Vevo.
His love for Kylie JennerDiljit’s hit single Do You Know won hearts all over the nation and people couldn’t stop raving about it. But when he revealed that the inspiration behind this song was none other than Kylie Jenner, Twiterrati went berserk. The song is a romantic number that was shot in LA.
He is a fashion designer tooDosanjh’s style statement is followed by many youngsters. Girls already swoon over his killer looks and guys try hard to emulate him. And he knows this well, which is why he is all set to venture into the fashion industry.
A strategistDiljit is well aware about the latest happenings and he knows how to stay well connected with fans. He is an avid user of social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram through which he gets fans to popularize his latest numbers. Now that’s what we call a smart strategy, right?
We wish the Punjabi superstar a very happy birthday and hope to see a lot more of him on the big screen, this year.