Manmohan Waris

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Manmohan Waris
Birth name Manmohan Singh Heer
Born (1967-08-03) 3 August 1967 (age 47)
Halluwal, Punjab
Origin Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Punjabi, Pop, Sad, Bhangra and Folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals and Tumbi
Years active 1993–present
Labels Plasma Records (India)
Kiss Records (UK)
Associated acts Sangtar, Kamal Heer
Website manmohanwaris.com

Manmohan Waris (born 3 August 1967) is an Indian Punjabi folk/pop singer. Manmohan Waris was born in Halluwal, District Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India. He is the elder brother of Sangtar (a renowned Punjabi record producer, musician & poet) & Kamal Heer (a renowned Punjabi Folk/Pop singer). Waris is considered one of the best in Punjabi music and is known as The King Of Bhangra.[1]

Waris is married to Pritpal Kaur Heer and father to two children.

Career[edit]

Manmohan Waris was born in the Village of Halluwal, Punjab, India on 3 August 1967. He started to learn music at a very young age from Ustaad Jaswant Bhanwra.He started his formal music training at the age of 11. Everything he learned from his music teachers, he taught his younger brothers (Sangtar and Kamal Heer). So all three brothers got seriously involved in music at a very early age. He got his music degree from Punjab Universit Soon, his family moved to Canada in 1990 where in 1993 he released his debut album, Gaairan Naal Penghan Jhotdiye. It became a colossal hit and Waris became a huge star with more huge hit albums after his debut. These included Sohniya De Laare, Hasdi De Phul Kirde, Sajjre Challe Muklave and Gali Gali Vich Hokay. In 1998 Manmohan Waris released the song Kite Kalli Beh Ke Sochi which is considered one of the biggest hits in the history of Punjabi music. Waris soon signed with Tips Music and released the album Husn Da Jadu on it in 2000. After the success of this album Tips released Manmohan Waris's Gajray Gori De and Dil Vatte Dil. Manmohan Waris then started his own record label, Plasma Records with Kamal Heer and Sangtar. He has released the majority of his music on the label since then. In 2004 Waris released "Nachiye Majajne" on Plasma Records. The album furthered his success and in the same year he toured in the "Punjabi Virsa 2004"tour. The tours success lead to "Punjabi Virsa" tours to happen every year. Some of the tours have had a concert recorded live and released. Following his studio album "Dil Nachda" in 2007, Waris's latest album, "Dil Te Na Laeen" released in Canada, United States and UK on 16 January 2010 and released in India on 23 January 2010. Waris is currently touring around the world with Punjabi virsa 2010.

Discography[edit]

Gaairan Naal Penghan Jhotdiye

Sohniya De Laare

Hasdi De Phul Kirde

Sajjre Challe Muklave

Gali Gali Vich Hookay

Mitran Da Sah Rukhda

Mitran Ne Bhangra Pauna

  • Released: 1998
  • Label: T-Series
  • Producer: Kamal Heer and Sangtar
  • Tracks: 10
  • Singles: Mittran Ne Bhangra Pauna and Kitte Kalli Beh Ke Sochi Ni

Husn Da Jadu

  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Tips
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Debi Makhsoospuri, Malkiat Meet, Davinder Khannewala and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 10

Gajray Gori De

  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Tips
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 9

Dil Vatte Dil

  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Tips
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8

Nachiye Majajne

Dil Nachda

  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur and Davinder Khannewala
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 10

Dil Te Na Laeen

  • Released: 16 January 2010
  • Label: Plasma Records
  • Writer: Jasbir Gunachauria, Charan Likhari, Sukhpal Aujla, Preet Khetla and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Director: Sandeep Sharma,
  • Tracks: 8

Castle Bromwich

  • Released: 21 January 2013
  • Label: MovieBox Records & Elite Music
  • Writer: Sangtar, Satti Khokhewalia, Jinder Bhandal, Jelly Manjitpuri, Geeta Zaildar & Kundha S. Dhaliwal
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Director: Sandeep Sharma, Sai (Ballistic) & R.Swami
  • Tracks: 11
  • Singles: Tera Ishq

Compilations[edit]

Mega Waris

Thunder-Mix Monster Remixes

The Dance Master

Manmohan Waris De Dard Bhare Geet

Shaunki Mela 2003 (Recorded Live at Millennium Park, Surrey, Canada on 21 June 2003. Along with Kamal Heer, Gurpreet Ghuggi and Sangtar)

Punjabi Virsa 2004-Wonderland Live (Recorded Live at Canada's Wonderland, Canada. Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar)

  • Released: October 2004
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Mangal Hathur, Davinder Khannewala, Debi Makhsoospuri, Malkiat Meet, Jasbir Gunachauria and Kuldip Deep
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 28

The Greatest Hits of Manmohan Waris

Punjabi Virsa 2005-London Live (Recorded live at London, England. Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar)

  • Released: November 2005
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Mangal Hathur and Davinder Khannewala
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 26

Punjabi Virsa 2006-Toronto Live (Recorded Live at the Hershey Center, Mississauga, Canada. Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar.)

  • Released: December 2006
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Baba Bulleh Shah, Mangal Hathur, Davinder Khanewala, Sangtar and Jasbir Gunachauria
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 37

Laare Giniye (Sad Song Collection)

Punjabi Reloaded (Along with Kamal Heer.)

  • Released: September 2008
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur and Davinder Khannewala
  • Producer: Joy & Atul
  • Tracks: 12

Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live (Recorded Live at Orpheum Theater, Vancouver, Canada on 30 August 2008. Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar)

Manmohan Waris-Forever

Punjabi virsa 2011 recorded live at Melbourne, Australia Coming out soon

Religious albums[edit]

Ardaas Karaan

Chardi Kala Ch Panth Khalsa

Ghar Hoon Kitni Ky Doore

  • Released: March 2003
  • Label: Plasma Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki and Mangal Hathur
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8

Tasveer-Live (Recorded Live at Raja Sahib, Jingra, Shahed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab on 14 March 2006)

  • Released: April 2006
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 9

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album
1993 Do Tara Vajde Ve Gaairan Naal Penghan Jhootdiye
1996 Sajjre Challe Muklave Sajjre Challe Muklave
1998 Mitran Da Sah Rukda Mitran Da Sah Rukda
Mittran Ne Bhangra Pauna Mitran Ne Bhangra Pauna
Kalli Beh Ke Sochi Ni
2000 Husn Da Jadu Husn Da Jadu
Ni Aja Bhabi Jhot
Ik Kudi
2001 Gajray Gori De Gajray Gori De
Vichora
Phulkari De Sheeshe
Akh Teri
2003 Koka Dil Vatte Dil
Dil Te Mar Gaye
Punjabi Shera
Ghar Hoon Kithni Ky Doore Ghar Hoon Kithni Ky Doore
Kalla Sardar Khada
Parbhat Feri
Talvar Khadki
2004 Nachiye Majajne Nachiye Majajne
Dharti Te Chadra
Suti Pae Nu Hichkian
Punjabi Virsa
2007 Dil Nachda Dil Nachda
Rabh Hi Jaanda
Laare Giniye
Ziada Pi Biathe
Kehnde Ne Siaane
2008 Gal Banu Banu Punjabi Reloaded
Koke De Chamkare
2010 Mehsoos Ho Ria E Dil Te Na Laeen
Khullay Khatay
Dhian Rukh Te Pani
TBA Dhol Vajda Riha
TBA Dil Te Na Laeen
2011 |align="center"| Hayee Mere Billo Hayee Mere Billo |- Ishq Ho Gaya
Bas Kar Bas Kar
Kabaadi
Munde Munde
Sohniye Nee
Paundah Bhangra
Hayee Mere Billo
Jatt Samne Pyar
Maar Sutya
Jadoo
Tere Bina
Viah Ji Leaveman

Videography[edit]

Release DVD Record Label Notes
January 2002 Best Of Manmohan Waris T-Series Music Videos of the best songs by Manmohan Waris
August 2003 Shounki Mela 2003 Plasma Records Recorded Live in Surrey. Special Tribute Concert to Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki .Along with Kamal Heer, Sangtar and Gurpreet Ghuggi
July 2004 Plasma Framed Vol. 1 Plasma Records Videos Along with Kamal Heer
October 2004 Punjabi Virsa 2004 Plasma Records/Kiss Records Recorded Live In Toronto Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar
November 2005 Punjabi Virsa 2005-London Live Plasma Records/Kiss Records Recorded Live In London Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar
2006 Tasveer-Live Plasma Records/kiss records Recorded Live in Raja Sahib,Jingra,Shahed Bhagat Singh Nagar
2006 Punjabi Virsa Behind The Scenes Plasma Records Making Of Whole Punjabi Virsa Tour, Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar
December 2006 Punjabi Virsa 2006 Plasma Records/Kiss Records Recorded Live In Toronto Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar
February 2009 Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live Plasma Records Recorded Live in Vancouver Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Label Notes
2002 Rang De Basanti Chola Tips Along With Sonu Nigam from Bollywood Movie, Legend Of Bhagat Singh[2]
December 2002 Lok Boliyan Venus Along with Jazzy B with Parmjeet Parmaar, from Get Back Jazzy B
2012 "The Folk King" (Tribute To Kuldip Manak) MovieBox Record Music By Aman Hayer Along with A.S. Kang, Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda, Malkit Singh, Manmohan Waris Balwinder Safri & Angrej Ali

Unofficial[edit]

  • Mahiya (Unofficial studio album, released in 1992)
  • Kalli Beh Ke Sochi Ni (Remix) (Single)

Live performances[edit]

Concerts and tours[edit]

Date Concert/Tour Notes
August 2003 Shaunki Mela 2003[3] Special Tribute Concert to Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki Along with Kamal Heer, Sangtar and Gurpreet Ghuggi
October 2004 Punjabi Virsa 2004 Toured Canada and the United States Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar
May–July 2005 Punjabi Virsa 2005 Toured Europe Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar
April–October 2006 Punjabi Virsa 2006 Toured Australia, Canada, United States and Europe Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar[4]
August/September 2007 Punjabi Virsa 2007 Toured Europe Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar[5]
August/September 2008 Punjabi Virsa 2008 Toured Canada and the United States Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar[6]
August 2009 Punjabi Virsa 2009 Toured Australia and New Zealand Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar[7]
June–September 2010 Punjabi Virsa 2010 Is going to tour the UK in June and July 2010, United States in July & August 2010, Canada in September 2010. Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar[8]

Other[edit]

Date Performance Notes
2008 Parbat Ali Vijay Diwas Special Concert for the Indian Armed Forces Along with Kamal Heer[9]
21 March 2009 2009 Punjabi Music Awards Performed During the Awards[10]

Awards, honours and nominations[edit]

Year Category For
2001 "Awaaz-e-Buland"
2006 Album of the Year Punjabi Virsa 2006
2006 Singer of the Year Punjabi Virsa 2006
2009 Best Music Video Larre Giniye
2009 Best Non Resident Punjabi Vocalist Laare Giniye
2010 Best Non Resident Punjabi Vocalist Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live
2010 Best Folk Oriented Album Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live
2010 Best Duel Vocalists Vasde Raho Pardesio (Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar)
2010 Best Folk Oriented Vocalist Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live
2010 Best Non Resident Punjabi Album Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award Jarkhar Khedan

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