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Gurdas Maan

Biography

Crowned with the title of one of the melodious singer, an amazing actor, a creative composer as well as an outstanding writer and much more, the living legend Gurdas Maan is ruling the hearts of people world wide. This brightening star of Punjabi cinema was born on 4th July in the year 1957 in the village Giddarbaha of Muktsar District in Eastern Punjab, India. After finishing up with his education in the DAV College of Malout, he was shifted to Patiala by his parents for further studies. As the city was popular for it’s National Institute of Sports, Maan was inspired to join the N.I.S. because of his keen interest in sports. There he received his Masters Degree in Physical Education.

He used to take part in the university youth festivals, where he achieved various awards for his singing and acting performances. He also took part in so many athletic competitions and won many medals. One of them is the bronze medal that he won in the National Championship. Moreover, he is a black belt holder in Judo. He came into limelight by gaining national popularity in 1980 with the song “Dil Da Mamla Hai” which was even written by him and was sung by him as well during one of his stage plays. Being noticed by one of the producer of Doordarshan TV Station, Maan was asked to record this song and he agreed to the proposal. The song grabbed the Public attention in the whole nation and the name Gurdas Maan got huge fame. In the year 1981, Maan released his debut album with HMV as it was so much attracted by the success of the song.

In the early days of his career, he simply denied for being the part of duet performances as he always wanted to become an outstanding solo performer. Even today in every concert, he always do solo performances. Gurdas Maan is well known for his contribution to the Punjabi folk music and for gaining international recognition. He pulled the Punjabi music from its root level and nurture it with his great efforts and made it world wide popular. In the year 1998, his album “Apna Punjab” won the Best album award at the Asian Pop and Media Awards in Birmingham and in the same year he was awarded as the Best International Artist.
Maan has recorded more than 34 albums and have written over 300 songs.

Being an actor, the performances of Gurdas Mass stunned the audience when the films like Waris Shah- Ishq Da Waris (2006), which was nominated for the Academy Awards and was the first Punjabi movie nominated for Oscar Awards, Shaheed-E-Mohabbat(1999), showing the real life story of Boota Singh, Shaheed Udham Singh(2000), in which he played the role of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh were released. Throughout his career, Maan worked with music directors such as Bappi Lahiri, Charanjeet Ahuja, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Anu Malik, Nadeem Sharvan. In 2004, he acted in a lead role alongside Juhi Chawla in a famous epic Des Hoyaa Pardes which depicted the tragedies faced by the people living in Punjab in the 1980s. Movies like Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da (1982)Mamla Garbar Hai (1984), Long Da Lishkara (1986), Qurbani Jatt Di (1990), Pratigya (1990), Roohani Taaqat (1991), Saali Adhi Ghar Waali (1992), Wanted: Gurdas Maan Dead or Alive (1994), Kachehri (1994), and Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai (2002) are included in the timeline of his appearances. He played a guest role in a song in the movie Veer-Zaara starring Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta.

Belonging to Punjab, he holds excellent fluency in Hindi, Tamil, Haryanvi, Bengali and Rajasthani. He started his career being an employee of Punjab State Electricity Board. He married to Mrs. Manjit Kaur Maan and they have one son named Gurikk Maan. On 9th Jan 2001, Maan was injured in an accident, when his vehicle was badly hit by a truck at a village near Rupnagar, Punjab. In this accident, his driver Tejpal died. He wrote a song and dedicated to his driver as he was also a good friend for Maan.The song was- “Baithi Sade Naal Savari Utter Gayi”. Again on 20th Jan 2007, Maan got minor injuries on his face, hands and chest during a collision of his Range Rover with a truck. His car was badly damaged. This was his second accident.
Man is an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club, he once declared in a radio interview. Gurdas Maan is the name that first strikes the mind when one think about a soulful singing.

Discography

2011: Jogiya (Sai Productions/T-Series/UK BOX OFFICE)
2008: Boot Polishan (Sai Creations/UK BOX OFFICE)
2005: Vilayatan (T-Series/MovieBox)
2004: Heer (T-Series)
2003: Punjeeri (T-Series/MovieBox/Music Waves)
2001: Pyar Kar Lai (Tips)
1999: Jaadugarian (Venus)
1998: Dil Hona Chahida Jawaan (Venus)
1997: Yaar Mera Pyar (T-Series)
1996: Chaklo Chaklo (T-Series)
1995: Ishq Na Dekhe Zaat
1994: Aaja Sajna
1994: Ishq Da Giddha (Tips)
1993: Ghar Bhulgi Morh Te Ake
1993: Than Than Gopal (RMI)
1993: Aakarh Aa Hi Jaandi-E'(Music Bank)
1992: Larh Geya Pecha
1991: Dil Da Badshah
1990: Mohabbat Zindabad
1989: Akhiyaan Udeek Dian
1988: Raat Suhani’
1988: Chugliyaan
1988: Wah Ni Jawaniye
1987: Geetan Bhari Patari
1986: Nacho Babeyo
1985: Kurian Ne Judo Sikh Lai
1984: Chakkar’
1984: Peer Tere Jaan Di
1983: Masti
1982: Dil Saaf Hona Chahida
1982: Disco Vichari
1981: Dil Da Mamla Hai

Filmography

2013: Punjabiye Zubane (Upcoming)
2012: Mitro – Mitro (Upcoming)
2010: Jaat Haryana ka, Chak Jawana
2010: Sukhmani – Hope For Life (Best Actor – Critic Award PTC Punjabi film Awards 2011.
2009: Mini Punjab
2008: Yaariyan
2007: Mummy-Ji (special appearance)
2006: Waris Shah-Ishq Da Waaris
2004: Des Hoyaa Pardes
2004: Veer Zaara (special appearance)
2002: Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai
2000 Shaheed Udham Singh
1999: Shaheed-E-Mohabbat…Boota Singh
1999: Sirf Tum(special appearance)
1995: Subedaar
1995: Bagawat
1994: Kachehri
1994: Wanted: Gurdas Maan Dead or Alive
1992: Saali Adhi Ghar Waali
1991: Roohani Taaqat
1990: Pratigya
1990: Qurbani Jatt Di
1990: Dushmani Di Aag
1988: Baghavaat
1987: Chhora Haryana Da
1986: Ki Banu Duniyan Da
1986: Gabhroo Punjab Da
1986: Laung Da Lashkara
1985: Patthar Dil
1985: Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da
1984: Mamla Garbar Hai

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