Jaswinder Bhalla

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Jaswinder Bhalla
Born Jaswinder Singh Bhalla
(1960-05-04) 4 May 1960 (age 54)
Doraha, Dt. Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Education Ph.D. in Agriculture Science
Punjab Agricultural University
Occupation Comedian
Years active 1988-present

Jaswinder Singh Bhalla (born on 4 May 1960) is a Punjabi comedian and actor. He is also a faculty at Punjab Agricultural University.[1] He started his professional career as a comedian in 1988 with Chankata 88 and became actor with film Dulla Bhatti. He is best known for his comedy series Chankatta and comedy roles in various Punjabi films. He is famous for always using taglines in his movies, and bringing a comic touch to movies through them. He also performs in stage acts and has done tours of Canada and Australia for his stage show Naughty Baba in Town.[2]

Education[edit]

He did his Ph.D. in Agriculture Science from Punjab Agricultural University [1] and is a full time professor at PAU as well.

Comedy Career[edit]

As a student at Punjab Agricultural University, Jaswinder Bhalla had done comedy performances in university programmes. He started his professional career in 1988 along with co-performer Bal Mukund Sharma with audio cassette Chhankata 1988.[3]Bal Mukund Sharma and Jasiwnder Bhalla were classmates in Punjab Agriculture University.[4] Word Chankata originated from the collage level annual show performed by Bhalla and Sharma in PAU. They were noticed by Doordarshan Kendra, Jalandhar while performing in Pro. Mohan Singh Mela (culture festival). On personal backing of Punjabi author Jagdev Singh Jassowal. He has released over 27 audio and video albums of Chankata series. Apart from Bal Mukund Sharma, Neelu Sharma has also been part of Chhankata series. Starting with Chhankata 2002, series is also realised as video cassette..[5]

Popular Characters[edit]

In his Chhankata series, he portrays many characters carefully chosen from all walks of Punjabi society. One of the main characters is Chacha (Uncle) Chatur Singh, who is an old villager and talks about Punjab's politics, differences between rural and urban life, and tells jokes from all walks of life. Another character he portrays is Bhana, a youngster from Chatur Singh's village who has emigrated to USA and appears in the Chhankata as NRI. JB, another character portrayed by Jaswinder Bhalla, is the son of Chatur Singh. Another notable character is Taya Fumhan Singh.

Film Career[edit]

Jaswinder has worked in Punjabi feature films like Mahaul Theek Hai, Jeeja Ji, Jihne Mera Dil Luteya, Power cut, Kabaddi Once Again, Apan Phir Milange, Mel Kara De Rabba, Carry On Jatta, Jatt and Juliet, Jatt Airways. In some Punjabi films he always speak with different Takia Klams. Such as Mein Taa Bhannduu Bullan Naal Akhrote, Je Chandigarh Dhaijoo Pinda Warga Taa Rehjooo or Dhillon Ne Kaalaa Cot Aiven Ni Payeya. He said through his art, he highlights social evils like female foeticide, drugs and unemployment.

Controversy[edit]

In his album Chankatta 2003, he was alleged by certain ragi jathas of making mockery of them and raised strong objections to his album. An apology was issued by the artists and producer of the album.[6] His latest album Mithe Pochey also faced ire of Nambardaars of various villages in Punjab for his satire on them.[7] He was allegedly assaulted by Punjab government official due to his satire on government.[8][9][10]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Parminder Bhalla. He has a son named Pukhraj Bhalla, who has also appeared in some of the Chankata cassettes since 2002.[11] He also has a daughter. He is good friends with Balmukund Sharma, who appears as Bhateej in the Chhankata series.

Albums[edit]

  1. Chhankata 88
  2. Chhankata 90
  3. Chhankata 91
  4. Chhankata 92
  5. Chhankata 92 1/2
  6. Chhankata 93
  7. Chhankata 93 1/2(Chacha Shame Shame)
  8. Chhankata 94
  9. Chhankata 95
  10. Chhankata 96
  11. Chhankata 96 1/2
  12. Chhankata 97
  13. Chhankata 97 1/2
  14. Chhankata 98
  15. Chhankata 98 3/4
  16. Chhankata 99 1/4
  17. Chhankata 99 1/2
  18. Chhankata 2000
  19. Chhankata 2000 1/2
  20. Chhankata 2001
  21. Chhankata 2002
  22. Chhankata 2003 (Chacha Sudhar Gaya)
  23. Chhankata 2004 (Ambarsar Da Paani)
  24. Chhankata 2005 (Jarh 'Te Koke)
  25. Chhankata 2006 (Kadd Tiya Kassran) - Special 25th Anniversary
  26. Chhankata 2007 (Kar Ta Kunda)
  27. Chhankata 2009 (Mithe Pochey)

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Dulla Bhatti
1999 Mahaul Theek Hai Inspector Jaswinder Bhalla Says- Mein Taa Paado Parhne
2003 Badla The Revenge Amaru
2005 Nalaik Sajja Singh
2006 Jija Ji Says- Jutti tang javai nang, sari umar mat mar dinde aa..
2007 Billian Ch Bandar
2007 Babal Da Vehra Massar
2008 Layi Lagg
2008 Chak De Phatte JB Says- Main Ta Bhann Du Bulla Naal Akhrot
2010 Mel Karade Rabba Rajvir's Mama Says- Sada Patola Satho Hi Ohla
2011 Jihne Mera Dil Luteya Prof. Bhalla Says- Saheli Te Haveli Edi Cheti Ni Bandi
2012 Aappan Pher Milange Gora Gappi Says- Mein taa dharti te baith ke chann nu vech dooo, rann ki cheej aa
2012 Jatt and Juliet Joginder Singh Says- Je Chandigarh Dhai ju Pinda Warga Taa Reh ju
2012 Kabaddi Once Again Coach Suchha Singh Sandhu
2012 Carry On Jatta Advocate Dhillon Says- Dhillon ne kala coat aiven ni paya, 2.Sali gandi aulaad, na majaa na swaad
2012 Raula Pai Gaya Prof. Bhalla Says- Software Sikhadoon Kalle-Kalle Nu
2012 Power Cut Baalla
2013 Stupid 7 Parry's Grandfather
2013 Daddy Cool Munde Fool Parminder Singh Puppy Says- Sale do jammay dowain nikamme
2013 Lucky Di Unlucky Story Gurvinder Brar Says- 365 charitar naar de, saara saal bande nu maarde
2013 Rangeelay Retd.DSP Baldev Singh Says- Ik teri arrh bhan ni,lassi peen da shaunk na koi
2013 Jatts In Golmaal Balli Chacha Says- Jhote khare ton te chache charre ton jinni door rahoge,sehat lyi onna changa
2013 Jatt & Juliet 2 Inspector Joginder Singh Says- Akh laal aa tan tin star ghanere aa, Inspector joginder naal mukabla, lagda maut nerhe-terhe aa
2013 Jatt Boys - Putt Jattan De Prof. Parwana Says- Maarhi soch te pair di moch, bande nu agge vadan nhi dindi
2013 Jatt Airways Says- Zameen Banjar te Aulad Kanjar rabb kisi nu na deve
2013 Viyah 70 KM Piyara Singh Lotte Says-Mistree Piyara Singh Lotte jadon vi karda gall guniye ch karda
2013 RSVP - Ronde Saare Vyah Picho
2013 Jatt in Mood
2013 Just U & Me Says - KHUD CH WDEYA SAPP TE JNAANI CH WDEYA SHAKK,AUKHE E NIKAL DE NE
2014 Marrij da Garrij
2014 Yarran Da Ketchup Sukhbir Singh Sohi Says AKH BAAJ VARGI TE NEEYAT TALLE ALE SADH WARGI
2014 Saada Jawai NRI
2014 "Oh My Pyo" Mama
2014 Paaji In Trouble
2014 Chakk De Phatte 2
2014 Carry on Jatta 2 Advocate Dhillon
2014 Jatt Risky
2014 Mr. & Mrs. 420

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