Harbhajan Mann

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Harbhajan Mann
Born (1965-12-31) 31 December 1965 (age 48)[1]
Genres Punjabi folk
Bhangra
Occupations Singer, Actor, Film Producer
Years active 1987–present[1]
Website www.harbhajanmann.com

Harbhajan Mann is a noted Punjabi singer, actor and film producer who is known for his acting in Punjabi cinema.[1][2] His movies include Jee Aayan Nu, Asa Nu Mann Watna Da, Heer Ranjha and Jag Jeondeyan De Mele.He was born on 30 December 1965 in village- ‘Khemuana’, (Bathinda).[3]

Career[edit]

Mann began singing as an amateur in 1980 and performed in local shows for the South Asian community while attending high school in Canada.[citation needed] His beginnings as a professional artist can be traced to 1992, he was in Punjab. It was then that his recording of Chithiye Nee Chithiye was released and this track became a regional success.[citation needed] Maan realized that the market for Punjabi music in Canada was small and he returned to Punjab to record his albums. He had a breakthrough in 1999 when exposure provided by India MTV and T-Series assisted his Oye Hoye album to become a success.[citation needed] His Punjabi-pop style soon attracted audiences from all over India and he also undertook playback singing roles where his voice was dubbed on to those of movie actors.[citation needed]

The playback work led to acting roles and Maan has become a prominent figure in the revitalisation of Punjabi cinema. He has starred and produced in seven movies - Ji Aayan Nu, Asa Nu Mann Watna Da, Dil Apna Punjabi, Mitti Wajaan Mardi, Mera Pind, My home, Jag Jeondiyan De Mele and his most recent movie,[when?] Heer Ranjha.[4]

On 2 January 2013 he released Satrangi Peengh 2 along with his brother Gursewak Mann. Harbhajan Mann said that he wants to create music that will live for decades.[5] The music video of the song Chaun Ku Dina Da Mela by the debutante director Bobby Sandhu got a lot of critical acclaim and received praise for being culturally emphatic.

On 9 March 2013 Harbhajan Mann announced that he is working on a new film called "Hanni" and it is directed my Amitoje Mann. The film is expected to release in late 2013.[6] Harbhajan Mann has announced that Haani will be releasing on 6 September 2013.

Discography[edit]

Year Album Record label Composed
2014 Dhol Kar Ke T-Series Atul Sharma
2012 Satrangi Peengh 2 T-Series Jaidev Kumar
2010 Vaari Vaari T-Series Jaidev Kumar
2008 Sohniye[7] T-Series Sukshinder Shinda
2008 Nazran Miliyan Think Big Entertainment Sukshinder Shinda
2007 Mauj Mastiyan Think Big Entertainment Surinder Bachan
2005 Dil Dol Gaya MovieBox Jaidev Kumar
2003 Satrangi Peengh (With Gursewak Mann) T-Series Jaidev Kumar
2001 Haaye Meri Billo T-Series Jaidev Kumar
2001 Nachlai T-Series Jaidev Kumar
2000 Lala Lala Lala T-Series Jaidev Kumar
1999 Oye-Hoye T-Series Jaidev Kumar
1996 Vadhaiyan Jee Vadhaiyan Tips Charanjit Ahuja
1994 Jag Jeondeyan De Mele Saga Charanjit Ahuja
1992 Chithiye Ne Chithiye Music Bank Charanjit Ahuja
1990 Gidha Punjabna Da T-Series Charanjit Ahuja
1988 Ishq De Mamle HMV Gopal Khanna

Religious[edit]

Year Album[8] Record label Notes Composed
1999 Amrit Da Batta T-Series With Gursewak Mann Jaidev Kumar
1997 Raj Karega Khalsa Sur sangam With Gursewak Mann Charanjit Ahuja
1995 Panth Tere Diyan Goojan Saga With Gursewak Mann Charanjit Ahuja

Guest appearances[edit]

Release Album Record label
2014 Gurbani - Single (Music: Gurmeet Singh)[citation needed] Dharam Seva Records
2013 Wall Of Sirhind - Single (Music: Sukhpal Sukh)[citation needed] Dharam Seva Records
2012 Hik Naal (With Late Surjit Bindrakhia, Avtar Maniac, Varinder Brar & Geeta Zaildar)[citation needed] Think Big Entertainment/Goyal Music
2009 Bas Kar Bas Kar (With Aman Hayer , Labh Janjua and Gurdas Mann)[citation needed] Think Big Entertainment
2006 Nerre Nerre (With Meshi Eshara)[citation needed] Tips
2004 Ik Kudi Punjab Di (With Rahat Fateh Ali Khan)[citation needed] Kamlee Records
2002 Ho Janna (With Diljit and Gippy)[citation needed] Tips
1997 Maar Sutya (With Sardool Sikander and Hans Raj Hans)[citation needed] Saga
1991 Jatt UK (With Manjit Pappu)[citation needed] T-Series/Music Bank
1988 Satguru Parsad (Duo Collaboration with Malkit Singh)[citation needed] HMV
1987 Jogi Tera Majboori (With Gurdas Mann)[citation needed] T-Series

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Singer Actor Producer Notes
2000 Papa The Great Yes Bollywood
2002 Jee Aayan Nu Yes Yes Debut as an Actor
2004 Asa Nu Maan Watna Da Yes Yes
2006 Dil Apna Punjabi Yes Yes
2007 Mitti Wajaan Maardi Yes Yes
2008 Mera Pind-My home Yes Yes
2009 Jag Jeondeyan De Mele Yes Yes Yes Debut as a Producer
2009 Heer Ranjha Yes Yes Yes Music: Gurmeet Singh
2011 Yaara o Dildaara Yes Yes
2012 Dil Tainu Karda Ae Pyaar Yes
2013 Shareek Yes Yes Yes On Hold
2013 Hanni Yes Yes 6 September 2013
2014 Dupatta Tera Sat Rang Da Yes Yes Yes TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Harbhajan Mann". DesiBlitz.com. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  2. ^ Chaudhry, Amrita (Oct 1, 2009). "Harbhajan Mann to perform at Winter Olympiad". The Indian Express. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Ballewood. "Facts about Harbhajan Mann". Ballewood.in. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  4. ^ chahal-auctions-39-Heer-Ranjha-39-costumes-news-jlmuEcbidbe.html "Punjabi actor Harbhajan Mann auctions 'Heer Ranjha' costumes". Sify. 2009-11-12. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Harbhajan Mann and Gursewak Mann performed Satrangi Peengh 2 for Press". Punjabiportal.com. January 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Haani Harbhajan Mann's Upcoming Punjabi Movie". Punjabiportal.com. Punjabiportal.com. Retrieved 2013-03-21. 
  7. ^ "Harbhajan Mann". desiblitz.com. Retrieved 21 December 2010. 
  8. ^ "Harbhajan Mann Official website - discography". harbhajanmann.com. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 

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