Diljit Dosanjh at photoshoot for his song Proper Patola (2013).
|Born||Daljit Singh Dosanjh
15 January 1984
Dosanjh Kalan, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Diljit Dosanjh (Punjabi: ਦਿਲਜੀਤ ਦੋਸਾਂਝ, also known simply as Diljit), is a Punjabi Singer, film actor, television presenter and philanthropist. Widely appreciated for staying close to his inception, his staunch loyalty to the turban has made him stand out even more midst the crowd of other young artists and singers, who are often highly influenced by the pop culture. Even though his acting career did not start on a very promising note, his recent performance in Jatt & Juliet and Jatt & Juliet 2, has won him the love of viewers worldwide. Jatt & Juliet 2, which was released on 28 June 2013, has reportedly broken all box office records in the Punjabi film industry, and has become biggest Punjabi Grosser till date. Jatt & Juliet 2 also Releasing on a Grand Scale in India and Sanj's house and an evening in Kiran's apartment on 25 October 2013.
Diljit Dosanjh was born in 'Dosanjh Kalan' - a village near Jalandhar district of Punjab. His father's name is Sardar Balbir Singh Dosanjh. Born into a typical Punjabi agricultural family, Diljit was brought up in 'Dosanjh Kalan', but later moved alone to the city of Ludhiana in Punjab, where he currently resides. Diljit’s passion for singing was evident at an early age and he worked tirelessly on his craft under the tutelage of S.Gobinder Singh, Prof. Kartar Singh and Mr. Hari dutt Sharma. He studied at Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School at Dugri road, he sang religious hymns (shabad kirtan) at the gurudwara's and sang at small get-togethers.
Diljit started his music career in 2000, with the track "Ishq" from the Album "Ishq da Uda Aada" which was received well by the audience. His second album, "Dil" was released on 2003, which was followed by "Smile". The most popular song from this album was Paggan pochwiyan wale . His subsequent albums, "Ishq ho gya" and "Chocolate" also did well commercially.The album "The Next Level" released in 2009, was undoubtedly a musical milestone with popular tracks like Dil Nachda, Desi Daaro, Los Angeles and Rubaroo. His single Lak 28 became a pop bhangra anthem in the Punjabi community.
In March 2012, Diljit came out with his first Religious Album "Sikh" featuring "Gobind de Lal". Diljit refused to use his own photograph for the album and commissioned a Pencil sketch artist to create the cover, something never before witnessed in the industry.
Diljit’s most recent album, "Back to Basics" was released in 2012, with music from Tru Skool. Tru Skool officially announced the record breaking collections of the album on twitter. It was undoubtedly one of the biggest musical successes of Diljit’s career and garnered commercial acclaim worldwide.
Diljit’s latest single track "Main Fan Bhagat Singh Da", offered as a tribute to the great martyr and revolutionary, Bhagat Singh, has also received much commercial and critical acclaim from audiences worldwide. He made his Bollywood music debut in 2012, when he sang the track "Pee Pa" for the film Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, which featured Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza in lead roles. Diljit also made a special appearance in the music video. Diljit has also sung the title song for Bollywood family comedy Mere Dad Ki Maruti. Diljit has also just released another single, "Proper Patola" which features artist, Badshah.
Diljit started his acting career with a cameo appearance in the film Mel Karade Rabba. His first film as a leading actor was The Lion of Punjab, which didn't do well commercially or critically. He garnered acclaim as an actor in July 2011,when he appeared as the male lead in Jihne Mera Dil Luteya, along with Gippy Grewal, opposite Neeru Bajwa. The film did well commercially in Punjab. However, Diljit's next venture Jatt & Juliet where he played the male lead Fateh Singh, grossed Rs 249 million worldwide and set the record for the highest grossing Punjabi film. Diljit also won the PTC Best Actor Award for his portrayal of Fateh Singh in the movie. However, this record was broken recently by Jatt & Juliet 2, which hit the theaters worldwide on 28 June 2013. Diljit's portrayal of the simple-minded, fun loving, Punjab police constable, Fateh Singh, is being applauded and has won hearts of Punjabi viewers worldwide.In an interview to leading Punjabi film website, Ballewood.in the director of the movie Anurag Singh told that Diljit got severely injured during the shoot of Jatt and Juliet 2. Even then he completed the film taking in a lot of pain killers. Diljit's upcoming ventures include Mukhtiar Chadha and 1984 Punjab. On 17 November, the 'muhurat' for his next movie, Disco Singh took place. This film will be directed by Anurag Singh and will be based on the life of a Punjabi dancer. He is also to appear in a flick starring Gurdas Maan and Neeru Bajwa.
On 6 January 2013, Diljit founded Saanjh Foundation which is a charitable NGO dedicated to helping under-privileged children and the elderly. It is not just restricted to serving the needs of the underprivileged in the state of Punjab, but has been made accessible to anyone within India with a genuine need. Requests can be submitted by calling the number 9501525025, which are then responded to by the foundation by accessing the requirements pertaining to the situation, and taking necessary action.
|Release Date||Album||Record Label||Notes|
|2002||Dil||Finetone Cassettes Industries|
|9 April 2005||Smile||Finetone Cassettes Industries|
|12 May 2006||Ishq Ho Gaya||Finetone Cassettes Industries|
|2 Feb 2008||Chocolate|
|17 Sep 2009||The Next Level||T-Series|
|2010||Urban Pendu||Speed Records||Album Cancelled|
|22 June 2012||Sikh||Speed Records|
|1 Nov 2012||Back 2 Basics||Speed Records||PTC Award for Best Pop Vocalist
PTC Award for Best Bhangra Song of the Year (Kharku)
BritAsiaTV Music Award for Best Album
BritAsiaTV Music Award for Best Single (Kharku)
BritAsiaTV Music Award for Best International Act
|13 April 2013||Sikh 2||Dharam Seva Records/Speed Records|
|2009||Dance With Me||Honey Singh|
|2010||Main Me & Myself||Honey Singh|
|2011||Lak 28 Kudi Da||Honey Singh||Promotional song of movie The Lion of Punjab|
|2011||Catty Eyes||Honey Singh|
|2012||Pee Pa Pee Pa Ho Gaya||Sachin Jigar||From Movie Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya|
|2012||Goliyan||Honey Singh||From Album International Villager|
|2012||Bodyguard||Joy-Atul||Song on Muammar Gaddafi|
|2012||Miss Lonely||JSL Singh|
|2013||Mere Dad Ki Maruti||Sachin Gupta||From movie Mere Dad Ki Maruti|
|2013||Main Fan Bhagat Singh da||JSL Singh||From movie Bikkar bai sentimental|
|2013||Main Taan Aidaan Hi Nachna||Sachin Gupta||From movie Yamla Pagla Deewana 2|
|2013||Proper Patola||Badshah & Sachh||First Punjabi Song on VEVO|
|2013||ELTT - The Judai Song||JSL Singh|
|2011||The Lion of Punjab||Avtar Singh||PTC Film Award for Best Male Debut|
|2011||Jihne Mera Dil Luteya||Gurnoor||PTC Film Award for Best Actor with Gippy Grewal
PIFF Award for Best Actor with Gippy Grewal
|2012||Jatt & Juliet||Fateh Singh||PTC Film Award for Best Actor|
|2013||Saadi Love Story||Rajveer / Billa|
|2013||Jatt & Juliet 2||Fateh Singh|
|2014||Disco Singh||Pre-production (Releasing in February 2014)|
|2014||Mukhtiar Chadha||Mukhtiar Chadha||Pre-production (Releasing in March 2014)|
|2014||1984 Punjab||Post-production (Releasing in April 2014)|
|2014||Untitled next with Gurdas Maan||Announced (Releasing in 2014)|
|2014||PTC Motion Pictures' untitled next||Announced (Releasing in 2014)|
Cameo in special appearance
|2010||Mel Karade Rabba||Rajveer Dhillon||Cameo|
|2012||Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (Hindi)||Himself||Special Appearance in song Pee Pa Pee Pa Ho Gaya|
|2013||Bikkar Bai Sentimental||Himself||Special Appearance in song Main Fan Bhagat Singh Da|
|2010||Awaaz Punjab Di||Host||mh1||Co-host with Divya Dutta|
|2012||PTC Punjabi Music Awards 2012||Host||PTC Punjabi||Co-host with Master Saleem|
|2012||PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2012||Host||PTC Punjabi||Co-host with Gulshan Grover|
|2013||PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2013||Host||PTC Punjabi||Co-host with Kapil Sharma|
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