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|Birth name||Tejinder Singh Maan|
|Also known as||Khantwala Maan, Khantiya, Maana Da Maan|
March 29, 1975 |
Khant Maanpur, India
|Genres||Folk, Bhangra, Pop, Ghazals|
|Occupations||Singer, Lyricist, Music Director, Actor, Producer, Writer|
|Labels||Catrack, T-Series, Point Zero, Swag Music|
|Associated acts||Sukhwinder Singh, Jaspinder Narula, Monty Sharma, Jaidev Kumar, Harjit Harman, Bhagwant Maan, Gurdas Maan|
Babbu Maan is a Punjabi singer, songwriter, music director, actor and film producer. Maan is the youngest of three children and was raised in the village Khant Maanpur in the Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab, India. He currently resides in Mohali.
A well known Punjabi songwriter, composer and singer, Babbu Maan recorded his first album Sajjan Rumaal De Geya in 1998. Unhappy with the finished product, he went back to the drawing board and re-released most of the songs in his subsequent albums. His first official debut album Tu Meri Miss India, released in 1999 and became an instant hit in India and with Punjabis abroad. In 2001, Maan released his third album Saaun Di Jhadi. It featured several popular songs such as Saaun Di Jhadi, Chan Chanani, Raat Guzarlayi, Dil Ta Pagal Hai, Ishq, Kabza and Touch Wood.
In 2003, Babbu Maan wrote and sang for the Hindi movie Hawayein where he worked alongside reputed Indian playback singers Sukhwinder Singh and Jaspinder Narula. Maan released his fourth album Ohi Chann Ohi Rataan in 2004, followed by Pyaas in 2005, one of the best-selling Punjabi albums of the time and the album that delivered the popular song Mittran Di Chhatri. Maan released his first Hindi album entitled Mera Gham in 2007, and in 2009, his first religious album Singh Better Than King. A song from the latter, Baba Nanak, a reaction to fake saints and preachers in Punjab, caused various debates about the growing phenomenon in the state. The album went on to sell in millions in India alone. On 4th July 2013, Maan released his new album Talaash: In Search Of Soul, his first Punjabi commercial album after eight years. Despite receiving mixed reactions from fans, the album stormed to the top of the iTunes World Albums charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.. Babbu Maan is the first Indian artist to enter the Billboard charts with Talaash.
In addition to Hawayein, Babbu Maan has lent his voice for Punjabi films Waagah and Dil Tainu Karda Ae Pyar as well as for Bollywood productions Vaada Raha, Crook and Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster. He also co-wrote the song Layi Ve Na Gaye with Pappu Dhillon for the Yash Raj Chopra film Chalte Chalte. In 2010, legendary singer Gurdas Maan accepted a PTC music award for the song Challa from Crook on Babbu Maan's behalf, referring to him as "kalakaran da Mirza" (the Mirza of all artists).
Babbu Maan has performed in sell-out shows across Australasia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. In 2010, he performed in one of the largest concerts that India has ever seen: Dirba Live. He owns the music label Swag Music and is keen to promote new talent. Maan is the ambassador for the newly set-up NGO in Punjab: One Hope, One Chance.
Babbu Maan debuted in Hindi films in a supporting role in 2003 with Hawayein. Although banned in India, the film was an overseas success. In 2006, Maan starred in his first Punjabi film as the main lead in Rabb Ne Banaiyan Jodiean. Dissatisfied with certain scenes and the fate of the film, Maan returned to form in 2008 with Hashar (A Love Story). His sensitive portrayal of a heartbroken young man caught up in student politics, remains to be one of his best and most popular performances to date. He has since written, produced and acted in his own home-grown films Ekam, Hero Hitler in Love and Desi Romeos. Babbu Maan owns Maan Films Pvt. Ltd and in 2010, constructed a film set called Ishqpura in his native village.
|Year||Album||Record Label||Music Director||Lyrics|
|1998||Sajjan Rumal De Geya||Catrack||*Unreleased||Babbu Maan|
|1999||Tu Meri Miss India||Catrack||Surinder Bachan||Babbu Maan|
|2001||Saun Di Jhadi||T-Series||Jaidev Kumar||Babbu Maan|
|2004.||Ohi Chann Ohi Rataan||T-Series||Babbu Maan||Babbu Maan|
|2005||Pyass: In Search of Destiny||T-Series||Babbu Maan||Babbu Maan|
|2007||Mera Gham'||Point Zero||Babbu Maan||Babbu Maan|
|2009||Singh Better Than King||Point Zero||Babbu Maan||Babbu Maan|
|2013||Talaash: In Search Of Soul||Swag Music||Babbu Maan||Babbu Maan|
|2008||Aao Saare Nachiye||Sardar||Babbu Maan||Point Zero|
|2009||Aao Saare Nachiye 2||Uchiyan Imartan||Babbu Maan||Point Zero|
|2009||Aao Saare Nachiye 2||Aashquan Di Line||Babbu Maan||Point Zero|
|2011||Aao Saare Nachiye 4||Sari Duniya||Babbu Maan||Point Zero|
|2012||Mil Gayi Pind De Morh Te||Mil Gayi Pind De Morh Te||Babbu Maan||Swag Music|
|2012||Ahh Chakk 2013||Singh||Babbu Maan||Swag Music|
|2013||Talaash||Gypsy Kali||Babbu Maan||Swag Music|
|2013||Talaash||Jaan||Babbu Maan||Swag Music|
|2003||Khel – No Ordinary Game||Yes||Yes||Bollywood|
|2003||Hawayein||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Debut Hindi/Punjabi film|
|2006||Rabb Ne Banaiyan Jodiean||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Punjabi|
|2008||Hashar... A Love Story||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Punjabi|
|2010||Ekam – Son of Soil||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Punjabi|
|2011||Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster||Yes||Yes||Bollywood|
|2011||Hero Hitler in Love||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Punjabi|
|2012||Dil Tainu Karda Hai Pyar||Yes||Yes||Punjabi|
|2014||Prince Of Patiala||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Punjabi|