Diljit Dosanjh is a famous Punjabi Singer, Lyricist, and Producer associated with Punjabi Music Industry and Bollywood. He was born on 06 January 1984 and his birthplace is Dosanjh Kalan, Jalandhar, Punjab. His height is about 175cm. He did his schooling at Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School, Ludhiana, and studies till High school diploma. His father’s name is Balbir Singh, a former employee of Punjab Roadways, and his mother’s name is Sukhwinder Kaur, a homemaker. He has two siblings, one elder sister, and one younger brother.
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Diljit spent his early childhood in Dosanjh Kalan and then moved to Ludhiana, Punjab from where he completed his formal education.
While still in school, he began his singing career by performing ”Kirtan” (Sikh religious music) at local gurdwaras.
Dosanjh released his first album ”Ishq Da Uda Ada” in 2004 with Finetone Cassettes, a division of T-Series.
Rajinder Singh of Finetone, who helped Dosanjh make a debut in the Punjabi music industry, suggested to him to spell his first name as Diljit instead of Daljit.
In 2004, his second album ”Dil” was released, which was again with Finetone Cassettes.
Dosanjh’s popularity soared with the release of his third album, ”Smile” in 2005, which included the tracks Nachh Diyan Alran Kuwariyan and Paggan Pochviyan Wale.
In 2009, Dosanjh released his sixth album called ”The Next Level” and featuring Yo Yo Honey Singh in Panga and Los Angles track.
Dosanjh song ‘Punjabi Munde’ featured in 2010 Punjabi Movie Mel Karade Rabba and the track was lip-synced by the actor Jimmy Shergill.
Dosanjh debut his first film in the lead role ”The Lion of Punjab”, which was released in February 2011.
The film was flopped at the box office but his track ”Lak 28 Kudi Da” from the movie’s soundtrack, was a major success.
In July 2011, his second Punjabi movie ”Jihne Mera Dil Luteya” was released featuring Gippy Grewal and Neeru Bajwa.
He released his eighth album ”Back 2 Basics” with nine tracks and the popular “Kharku” which won the Best Bhangra Song of the Year award at both the Brit Asia TV Music Awards.
Diljit posted on facebook that he won’t release his controversial album ”Urban Pendu” due to the track ’15 Saal’, beacause the song talked about the promiscuous behaviour of underage girls and their indulgence in alcohol, drugs and tattoos.
Dosanjh wore a T-shirt with the words ”Urban Pendu” in the music video of his 2013 hit single ‘Proper Patola’ as a remembrance of that track and album.
In March 2012, he released his first religious album titled Sikh. The album featured eight singles and talked about the principles and philosophy of Sikh religion.
He played a lead role in the 2012 Punjabi movie ”Jatt & Juliet”, which became one of the biggest hits in the Punjabi film industry and Diljit also won the PTC Punjabi Film Award for Best Actor for this movie.
In 2014, he came out with the movie ”Punjab 1984”, which is set in the backdrop of 1984–86 Punjab insurgency and movie also won National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Punjabi.
In 2015, he sang in a duet song in Coke Studio MTV Season 4, Ki Banu Duniya Da, along the legend singer Gurdas Maan.
In 2016, Dosanjh debuts his first Bollywood movie ”Udta Punjab” along with co-star Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
Later, he came out with his second Bollywood production ”Phillauri”, alongside Anushka Sharma and Suraj Sharma.
In 2018, he came out with Punjabi movie ”Sajjan Singh Rangroot” a film based on World War I and Dosanjh played the titular character.
In 2019, he acted in Good Newwz, alongside Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari (2020) alongside Manoj Bajpayee and Fatima Sana Shaikh.
On July 30, 2020, he released his eleventh album ”G.O.A.T.” with 15 tracks and songs were written by Karan Aujla, Raj Ranjodh, Happy Raikoti, Amrit Maan, and other arists.
On Feb 3, 2021, Diljit came out with song ”RiRi” in the favour of Rihanna beccause she tweeted a post about the farmers protests.
Ishq Da Uda Ada
The Lion of Punjab
In August 2013, Dosanjh’s music video ‘Proper Patola’ was released on Vevo, making it the first Punjabi song to be featured on Vevo.
In August 2015, Coca-Cola Signed Diljit Dosanjh as Brand Endorser and Flipkart leading e-commerce company.
He is the first turbaned Sikh to be honoured with a wax statue at Madame Tussauds, London
Diljit is only the first south Asian artist who visited the US headquarters of Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram on the same day.
In 2021, he made it to the Sikh 100 list.
Dosanjh started an NGO called Saanjh Foundation focusing on underprivileged children and seniors, contributing to orphanages and old age homes.
It also endeavours youth empowerment with issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring, and career development.