Gippy Grewal

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Gippy Grewal
Gippy Grewal and Manj on the set of upcoming song 2014-06-04 14-37.jpg
Grewal and Manj on the set of upcoming song
Background information
Birth name Rupinder Singh Grewal
Born (1983-01-02) January 2, 1983 (age 31)
Koom Kalan, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Origin Koom Kalan , Ludhiana
Genres Pop, Punjabi, bhangra
Occupations Singer, Actor, Film producer
Years active 2002 - present
Labels Planet Recordz, Speed Records
Associated acts Honey Singh, Diljit Dosanjh, Bohemia, Aman Hayer, Popsy The Music Machine
Website http://gippygrewal.com/

Gippy Grewal (Punjabi: ਗਿੱਪੀ ਗਰੇਵਾਲ, born January 2, 1980) is an Indian singer and actor. He is known for his Punjabi songs. He was born in Koom Kalan village near Ludhiana. He rose to fame from his single Phulkari which broke many records in Punjab. He made his debut in the 2010 movie, Mel Karade Rabba. He has also received "PTC Best Actor Award" in 2011 for his performance in 2011 blockbuster, Jihne Mera Dil Luteya. He received the "PIFAA best actor award" in 2012 along with Diljit Dosanjh.

Music career[edit]

Gippy made his debut with the album Chakkh Lai which went on to became an instant success and brought him into the limelight in the Punjabi music industry. His album, which was produced by Aman Hayer, made him a superstar, and went on to become one of the highest selling Punjabi albums all time. He saw further success with albums like "Nasha," "Phulkari," "Phulkari 2 Just Hits" and "Gangster." His 2012 song "Angreji Beat",Lyrics Veet Baljit a collaboration with Honey Singh for his album International Villager, stormed the Punjabi Music Charts, and featured in Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone's Bollywood film Cocktail that released in July 2012. In 2013 his new single "Hello Hello" was also like a setting new stage for Punjabi music industry.He shot for this track in Las Vegas (USA).[1] [2]

Film career[edit]

He made his debut in Punjabi Films in a supporting role in 2010 film Mel Karade Rabba opposite Jimmy Shergill and Indo-Canadian actress Neeru Bajwa. He followed that up with a lead role in Jihne Mera Dil Luteya with Diljit Dosanjh which became the biggest hit in Punjabi Cinema when it released.[3] In April 2012 his film Mirza - The Untold Story released with the highest opening for a Punjabi film at the time of release[4] opposite UK-Punjabi actress Mandy Takhar. His next movie Carry on Jatta paired him with critically acclaimed Bollywood actress Mahie Gill; it released in July 2012 and had the second highest opening and total collections for Punjabi film, it is on course to collect Rs 10 Crore in India.[5] Gippy Grewal's latest movie Singh vs Kaur released on 15 February 2013, has garnered positive reviews mostly. Critics have appreciated Gippy for his remarkable acting and have also termed him as the 'first action hero of Punjab. .[6] Gippy Grewal's upcoming film is Lucky Di Unlucky Story. Directed by Smeep Kang, this film falls under the banner of Gurfateh films and Sippy Grewal Productions.[7] Lucky Di Unlucky Story was released on 26 April 2013 and was a huge hit. He is also worked with Jazzy Bains, who made his Punjabi film debut in Best of Luck, opposite Miss India Universe 2008 Simran Mundi.[8] In November 2013 he came with another comedy movie Bhaji in Problem under Viacom motion pictures opposite Ragini Khanna .The movie was appreciated and was given 4/5 stars by a renowned Punjabi online magazine Ballewood.in.[9] Gippy Grewal`s forthcoming movie is Jatt James Bond[10]

Personal life[edit]

Gippy Grewal is married to Ravneet Kaur and has two sons named, Gurfateh and Ekomkar. It is on his younger son, Gurfateh's name, that Gippy Grewal launched his production house called, Gurfateh Films. His elder brother Sippy Grewal is based in Australia and also produces films under the banner- Sippy Grewal. 'Carry on Jatta' was produced under Sippy Grewal Productions.[11]

Discography[edit]

Year Released Album Music Record Label Notes Most Gross
May 2002 Chakk Ley Atul Sharma Anand Music 1st start 5.1
November 2003 Aaja Wey Mitra Atul Sharma Nupur Audio 10 Years 2.10
March 2004 Mele Mittaran De Kiss'n'tell Finetone UK Records 8.9
July 2005 Phulkari 2 Kiss'n'tell Planet Recordz, Speed Records The India Story Song 7.1
February 2006 Akh Larh Gayi Sukhpal Sukh Planet Recordz, Speed Records Bobby Nagra Presentations 7.2
September 2007 Chandi De Challe Bhinda Aujla Planet Recordz/Speed Records Co-Singer: Yudhveer Manak 11.3
August 2008 My Time To Shine Bhinda Aujla Planet Recordz/Speed Records/Kamlee Records Last Time With Bhinda Aujla 1.5
October 2010 Desi Rockstar Aman Hayer Kamlee Records LTD/Speed Records Joined With Aman Hayer 22
April 2011 Talwar Anu-Manu, Jatinder Singh-Shah, Honey Singh Speed Records Lyrics Veet Baljit 9.2
2014 Desi Rockstar 2 Aman Hayer Speed Records

Singles[edit]

Year Song Music Record label Notes
2007 Gabru Bhinda Aujla Speed Records/Moviebox 1st Join
2008 Tareya Joti Dhillon Planet Recordz/Speed Records/Moviebox Records
2009 Raj Karda Prince Ghuman Planet Recordz/Speed Records
2009 Kini Sohni Bhinda Aujla Planet Recordz/Speed Records/Kamlee Records
2011 Gal Teri Wang Di Aman Hayer Speed Records/Moviebox Records
2010 Sh! Sh! Sharabi Bohemia Speed Records
2011 Angreji Beat Honey Singh Speed Records/MovieBox Records/Planet Recordz
2011 The Gangster Prince Ghuman Speed Records
2012 Mulahjedaariyaan Jatinder Shah Speed Records
2013 Hello Hello Dr. Zeus T-Series Lyrics Veet Baljit Video by Baljit Singh Deo
2014 Shut Up Pav Dharia Speed Records
2014 Whatsapp Sonu Khanpur Special for fans
2014 Kach Wali Kandh Surinder Rattan Special for fans
2014 Party Like A Punjabi RDB Speed Records Coming Soon

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes Rating
2010 Mel Karade Rabba Nihal Dhasah PTC Punjabi Film Award Nominated for Best Duet Male and Negative Role 8/10
2011 Jihne Mera Dil Luteya Yuvraaj PTC Punjabi Film Award for Best Actor with Diljit Dosanjh

PIFF Award for Best Actor with Diljit Dosanjh

10/10
2012 Mirza- The Untold Story Mirza PTC Punjabi Film Award for Critics Award Best Actor & Popular Star of the Year 5/10
2012 Carry On Jatta Jass Dhillon PTC Punjabi Film Award for Popular Star of the Year 10/10
2013 Singh vs Kaur Nihal Singh PTC Punjabi Film Award Nominated for Best Actor & Critics Award Best Actor 9/10
2013 Lucky Di Unlucky Story Lucky 8/10
2013 Best of Luck Kullu 9/10
2013 Bhaji in Problem Jeeta 6/10
2014 Jatt James Bond Shinda 9/10
2014 Double Di Trouble releasing on 29 August
2014 Carry On Jatta 2 Jass Dhillon Pre-production
2014 Zorawar Announced
2014 Second Hand Husband Bollywood Debut

Dubbing career[edit]

Gippy Grewal has also started a career in the dubbing. He has given the Punjabi dubbing voice for Jai Courtney's character in A Good Day to Die Hard. This is the first ever Hollywood movie to be dubbed in Punjabi. It was also dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.[12]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live action films[edit]

Film title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
A Good Day to Die Hard [13] Jai Courtney Jack Punjabi English 2013 2013 First Ever Hollywood movie to have a Punjabi dubbed version. For the Hindi dubbed version, the character was dubbed by Sanket Mhatre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "shooting of hello hello". ballewood.in. 
  2. ^ "hello hello". ballewood.in. 
  3. ^ "Business Today - Punjab Takes Center Stage With Its Own Hits". Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mirza Is The Highest Opening For Punjabi Film". Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Carry On Jatta Is A Blockbuster". Retrieved 2 Aug 2012. 
  6. ^ "Singh vs. Kaur Review". Ballewood.in. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Ballewood. "Lucky Di Unlucky Story Preview". Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best of Luck Gippy and Jazzy". Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Review of Bhaji in problem". ballewood.in. 
  10. ^ "Gippy Grewal in Jatt James Bond". Punjabigrooves.com. 
  11. ^ "Interview with Gippy Grewal". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Die Hard 5 goes Punjabi". Indiatimes.com. 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  13. ^ "A Good Day to Die Hard in Punjabi". TimesofIndia.com. Retrieved 28 Jan 2013.