Ammy Virk

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Ammy Virk
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Ammy Virk
Background information
Born (1992-05-11) May 11, 1992 (age 26)
Origin Nabha, Punjab, India[1]
Occupation(s) Singer, actor, stage performer
Years active 2012–present
Website Ammy Virk on Facebook

Ammy Virk (Amrinderpal Singh Virk) is a Punjabi singer[2][3], film actor and producer owning his production house under name “Villagers Film Studios”. He is considered as one of the best Punjabi Singer and actor critically and commercially. He is best known for playing role of Nikka in Nikka Zaildar (film series), Shivjit in Qismat and Haakam in Angrej.

He started his singing career with a single track which proved to be a very popular track. Later on he did other songs like "Yaar Amli" and "Jatt Da Sahara" which popularized him in Punjabi music industry all over the world. His first album "Jattizm" was released in 2013 which got the best album of the year award in PTC Music Awards.

He started his acting career with role of Hakam in the super hit Punjabi movie Angrej co-starring Amrinder Gill in 2015 for his role in the film he won Best Debut Actor Award at PTC Punjabi Film Awards.[4] Also, he had starred in some other super-hit films like Bambukat, Ardaas, Nikka Zaildar, Laung Laachi and Qismat. He is known for his Patiala-Shahi turban.[5] His films Angrej and Qismat are fifth and sixth highest grossing Punjabi films of all time respectively.[6]

Early life[edit]

Ammy was born in Jat Sikh family as Amrinderpal Singh Virk on 11 May 1992. In an interview with The Tribune he said, "It was my mother who told me that I should try singing. I have learnt it. I am a singer because of my mother and I love her for having faith in me." He would have been a doctor as he had done M. Sc in Biotechnology.[1]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Record Label Music Tracks
2011 Chandigarh Diyan Kudian Speed Records Bhinda Auijla 7
2013 Jattizm Lokdhun Punjabi Gupz Sehra 12
2018 Background Speed Records Mix Singh

Singles[edit]

Year Song Music Director Video Director
2013 Ikk Pal Gupz Sehra
2014 Bullet vs Chammak Challo Gupz Sehra
2015 Zindabaad Yaarian Gupz Sehra
2016 Haan Kargi Gupz Sehra Navjit Buttar
2016 Surma To Sandals B Praak
2016 Hassian Khedian Mr Wow Sukh Sanghera
2017 Akh Teri Baaz Wargi Aman Hayer
2017 Skid Desi Dark Child
2017 Doomna - Lok Tath Mr Wow
2017 Friday Booked B Praak
2017 Maa Gupz Sehra
2017 Qismat B Praak Arvindr Khaira
2017 Time Boliyan Deep Jandu
2018 Hath Chumme [7] B Praak Arvindr Khaira

Film Career[edit]

Virk started his film career with Angrej produced by Rhythm Boyz Entertainment released in 2015. He played the role of Haakam which shows a negative role. His role was appreciated by audience and critics alike. Jasmine Singh of The Tribune said, “Angrej is also the ground for singer Ammy Virk, who opens his innings here. If it were just looks, the singer gets a five on five; as far as dialogue delivery goes, there is more work that needs to be done. All the same, he makes his character look and sound real.”[8] Also, he won Best Debut Actor Award at PTC Punjabi Film Awards for his role in the film.[9] The film was commercially blockbuster as it is fifth highest grossing Punjabi film of all time.[6]

In 2016, his second film Ardaas directed by Gippy Grewal was released clashing with Love Punjab. The film was multi-starrer including Gurpreet Ghuggi, Rana Ranbir and many others. In the film he played supporting role of Agyapal Singh(Aasi) which was also appreciated by critics and audience. Divya Pal of News18 said, “It is interesting to see how the film’s supporting actors serve up strong performances. Ammy Virk is suitably striking as Aasi [...]”[10] Uttam of Punjabi Teshan said, “[...] Ammy Virk has improved so much, he acted like a good theatre artist. [...]”[11] Later in July, his film Bambukat was released being his second collaboration with Rhythm Boyz Entertainment. The film was directed by Pankaj Batra and was Virk's first film as a lead Actor. Gurlove Singh of BookMyShow said, "Ammy Virk is a revelation. He has proven that he chooses his scripts carefully. [...] he packs a solid punch in Bambukat. He has definitely grown as an actor. He is exceptional in the emotional scenes. [...] your heart goes out to Channan, and that’s only because of Ammy Virk’s effective portrayal."[12] He won Best Actor Award at PTC Punjabi Film Awards shared with Amrinder Gill for his role of "Channan Singh" in the film[13] and Best Actor Critics Award at Filmfare Awards Punjabi shared with Gurpreet Ghuggi.[14] In September, he played in and as Nikka Zaildar directed by Simerjit Singh. The romantic comedy was commercially hit which lead to the formation of sequels.

In 2017, he started with playing a special appearance in the Tarsem Jassar's starrer Rabb Da Radio song "Akh Boldi". In May, his thriller film Saab Bahadur directed by Amrit Raj Chadha was released. Jasmine Singh of The Tribune, said "Now, it’s time for the Saab Bahadur to come in- Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk plays the real cop, the Saab Bahadur in the film [...] he nails it this time too."[15] Gurlove Singh of BookMyShow said, "There’s no denying the fact that Ammy Virk is the heart and soul of Saab Bahadar. He is portraying the titular role and has introduced us to a new brand of cop with his spellbinding performance. He enacts his character with earnestness and authenticity. He is brilliant in every frame and charges assertively through the film. His portrayal of Saab Bahadar stamps the fact that he is one of the most sought-after actors of Punjabi film industry these days."[16] The film was critically praised but commercially it was not that good.

You can't experiment much. If you make an experimental film in Punjab, then I don't think it will work right now as the market is not that big. If the market grows, then more type of genres like action and suspense can also do well.[17][18]

-Ammy Virk

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2015 Angrej Haakam Won Best Debut Actor Award
2016 Ardaas Agyapal Singh
2016 Bambukat Channan Singh Won Best Actor Award shared with Amrinder Gill
2016 Nikka Zaildar Nikka/Yadwinder with Sonam Bajwa
2016 Dil Wali Gal Ammy A short film by Filmy Shots on YouTube[19][20]
2017 Rabb Da Radio Singer Special appearance in song "Akh Boldi"
2017 Saab Bahadar Saab Bahadar With Preet Kamal
2017 Nikka Zaildar 2 Nikka With Sonam Bajwa Wamiqa Gabbi
2017 Sat Shri Akaal England Major German Singh Mann With Monica Gill
2018 Laung Laachi [21] Ajaypal With Neeru Bajwa
2018 Harjeeta Harjeet Singh
2018 Qismat Shivjit Singh Gill With Sargun Mehta
2019 Muklawa Sardar Wala aka Deepa With Sonam Bajwa
Releasing on 3 May 2019
2019 Nikka Zaildar 3 Nikka Zalidar/Mr. Singh Relealisng On 21 June 2019

Film soundtrack[edit]

Punjabi[edit]

Year Song Film Music
2015 Tappe Angrej Jatinder Shah
2016 Kawa Wali Panchait Ardaas
2016 Nain
2016 Kainthe Wala Bambukat
2016 Rakhi Soneya Ve
2016 Bambukat
2016 Mini Cooper Nikka Zaildar
2016 Lagdi Na Akh
2017 Record Bolde Jugni Hath Kise Na Auni DJ Flow
2017 Kali Jotta Nikka Zaildar 2 Gurmeet Singh
2017 Gaani
2018 Radio Laung Laachi

Hindi[edit]

Year Song Film Music
2018 Daryaa Manmarziyaan Amit Trivedi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Singh, Jasmine (21 March 2014). "PUNJABI TADKA: Mom's the word". The Tribune (Chandigarh). Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Ammy Virk's 'Surma to Sandle' all set to be released". The Times of India. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Punjabi singer Ammy Virk enthralled the audience". The Tribune, Chandigarh, India. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  4. ^ Service, Tribune News (12 August 2015). "Angrej is also the ground for singer Ammy Virk, who opens his innings here". tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  5. ^ "But now, the new demand is to replicate the style of budding Punjabi singer Ammy Virk". hindustantimes.com. 5 July 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Qismat Is A Blockbuster - Top Punjabi Films Worldwide - Box Office India". boxofficeindia.com. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  7. ^ "Ammy Virk New Punjabi Song Hath Chumme". PunjabiPollywood.com.
  8. ^ "Love-ly-lanes". tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  9. ^ "PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2016 Winners list". timesofinidia.com. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  10. ^ "'Ardaas' review: Gippy Grewal's directorial venture is a heartfelt film with nuanced performances". News18. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  11. ^ "Ardaas Punjabi Movie Review – Gippy Grewal – Gurpreet Ghuggi – Ammy Virk". Punjabi Teshan. 2016-03-12. Retrieved 2018-10-12.
  12. ^ "Bambukat Movie Review, Trailer and Story - BookMyShow". in.bookmyshow.com. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  13. ^ "PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2017| Winners| Nominations| Categories". PunjabDreamz. 2017-04-25. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  14. ^ "Winners of the Jio Filmfare Awards (Punjabi) 2017". filmfare.com. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  15. ^ "Saab Bahadur: Bond with the best". tribuneindia.com.
  16. ^ "Saab Bahadar: Film Review - A Perfect Murder Mystery". in.bookmyshow.com. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  17. ^ IANS (2018-07-08). "Can't experiment much in Punjabi films: Ammy Virk". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  18. ^ "In Punjab, Comedy And Family-based Movies Work Well, Says Ammy Virk". News18. Retrieved 2018-10-13.
  19. ^ "Ammy Virk, Jyoti Sethi feature in Filmy Shots 'Dil Wali Gal'". 23 April 2016.
  20. ^ "Laung Laachi Cast, Crew Details". DeeduKnowAll.

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