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Diljit Dosanjh
Also known as: Daljit Singh Dosanjh, Diljit
Actor • Singer • Special Appearances • Producer
Born: January 6, 1984 in Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Daljit Dosanjh, now known as Diljit Dosanjh, is an award-winning Indian film actor, television presenter and one of the leading music artists in Punjab, who released his first music album Ishq Da Uda Ada in 2000. He made his debut in the Punjabi film industry in 2011 with the movie The Lion of Punjab and entered Bollywood with Abhishek Chaubey`s 2016 release Udta Punjab. He has won various accolades for his contributions to the music and the film industry.
Early Life
Diljit was born to Punjab Roadways employee Balbir Singh Dosanjh and Sukhwinder Kaur, a housewife, on the 6th of January, 1984, in the village of Dosanjh Kalan, near Jalandhar. He has two siblings; a sister and a brother, both of whom are not a part of the entertainment industry. He then moved to Ludhiana for his studies where he joined Shri Harkrishan Sahib Public School. While in school, Dosanjh began to sing at local gurdwaras, and upon joining college, he started singing in theaters too.
Acting Career
Diljit made his debut in Pollywood, the Punjabi film industry, with The Lion of Punjab in 2011, but the movie flopped at the box office. However, the title track of the movie `Lak 28 Kudi Da`, which he sang with Yo Yo Honey Singh, became a massive hit. After his debut movie, Dosanjh was seen in the 2011 movie Jihne Mera Dil Luteya, which did considerable business upon its release. Dosanjh has been a part of various movies such as Saadi Love Story, Disco Singh, Punjab 1984, Sardaar Ji, and Mukhtiar Chadha. One of the biggest hits of not only Daljeet`s career but also in the Pollywood film industry, is Jatt and Juliet, which released in 2012. After its massive success, the creators of the movie made the sequel to it, however, it failed to garner the same amount of success as its predecessor. The 2016 release Ambarsariya was another notable film in his career as he was praised for his impeccable comic timing. The same year, he made his Bollywood debut with Abhishek Chaubey`s Udta Punjab. The film was his ticket to national fame. His performance was lauded by all and he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. His another release was Sardaar Ji 2 which received a mixed response and ended up as an average fare. In 2017, he made his sophomore Bollywood outing with Anushka Sharma starrer Phillauri. However, the film got a lukewarm response at the box office. In 2018, he featured in an Indian period war drama titled Sajjan Singh Rangroot helmed by Pankaj Batra. The film was based on the encounters of Sikh soldiers in the British Indian Army during the First World War. His 2018 Hindi film projects include Welcome to New York, Soorma, and Arjun Patiala.
Singing Career
After singing at local theaters during his college days, he made his commercial singing debut with his 2000 Punjabi album Ishq Da Uda Ada under the label of Finetone Cassette, which is a part of T-Series. However, the eight-track album failed to wow the audience, after which he released his second album Dil in 2004, which also flopped upon its release. He only gained popularity with his third album Smile, which was released by T-Series in 2005. He released seven other albums between 2005 and 2016, and also released a number of singles.

One of his albums, Urban Pendu, was banned due to the controversial content of most of his songs, which attracted several protests, forcing Dosanjh to not release the album at all. He has collaborated with the popular Indian rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh for various songs, of which Lak 28 Kudi Da is the most famous. He also sang a song in Singh`s 2012 album International Villager. The singer has also given his voice to soundtracks of a few Bollywood movies such as the 2012 release Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya and Yamla Pagla Deewana 2, which released in 2013. Some of his most popular songs are Proper Patola (2014), Patiala Peg (2015), 5 Taara (2016). His other releases include Shadaa (2019) and Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari (2020)
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Did You Know? (10)

  • Diljit Dosanjh, who plays the role of hockey player Sandeep Singh in Soorma, had gone for frequent Hockey practices to learn about the sport in length. He also got trained by Sandeep Singh himself, who taught him his signature move for enhancing Diljit's character in the film.
  • While shooting for Soorma, Diljit changed his sleeping and eating habits in order to mould himself into the character of the player. He imbibed the lifestyle of the athlete and followed an extreme work-out regime.
  • Diljit Dosanjh ranked number one on 2015's list of the Most Sensational Celebrities (MSC) in Pollywood, leaving behind popular celebrities such as Mika Singh, Gippy Grewal and Harbhajan Mann.
  • Daljit Dosanjh changed his spelling to Diljit Dosanjh after Rajinder Singh of Finetone Cassette, who gave him his first break in the music industry, suggested it.
  • Diljit happens to be the only Asian artist to have visited the US headquarters of Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram on the same day.
  • Dosanjh's hit song Proper Patola is the first Punjabi song to have featured on Vevo.
  • Diljit established the Saanjh Foundation in 2013, with the motive to work for underprivileged children and seniors.
  • Diljit’s song Lak 28 Kudi Da, which also features Honey Singh from The Lion of Punjab, bagged the top position on the official Asian Download chart in UK, published by BBC.
  • Diljit Dosanjh is the first male lead actor to consecutively win The PTC Film Award for 'Best Actor' twice for the movies - Jihne Mera Dil Luteya in 2012 and for Jatt and Juliet in 2013.
  • Diljit converted the name of his album Urban Pendu into a clothing brand. He also has another clothing brand WEARED 6, which he launched in 2015.
  • Personal Quotes (8)

  • "Music has evolved and changed over the years. If our world is changing, so are our standards of living, eating and fashion habits. Then why should we isolate music."
  • "Packaging old wine in a new bottle is not a novel thing in the industry."
  • "My attempt is to give the fans something new each time."
  • "Never thought I would ever come to Bollywood."
  • "People used to tell me you wear a turban, how will you fit in that place (Bollywood)?"
  • "When a song becomes a hit, it is tempting to cash in on the success, and repeat the formula. "
  • "I think that the Punjabi film industry is growing, and is keen with experimenting with different genres. "
  • "For me, it was most important to be true to my Punjabi fans and keep their faith intact. "
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