Amrinder Singh Gill
11 May 1976
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
|Alma mater||Guru Nanak Dev University|
Amrinder Singh Gill (born May 11, 1976) is an Indian Punjabi actor, singer, songwriter, and film producer. He has been nominated for ten PTC Punjabi Film Awards, winning six including three for Best Actor, and two for Best Playback singer and has been nominated for three Filmfare Awards, winning two for Best Actor and Best Playback singer, among other accolades.
Gill recorded his first song for Jalandhar Doordarshan program Kala Doria. He came into the limelight with his track "Paigam," followed by songs like "Daru," "Madhaania," "Khedan De Din," with Sunidhi Chauhan, and many others like "Mel Kara De" and "Dildarian." In 2012, Judaa received a Brit Asia Music Awards for 'best album. After the success of Judaa, In mid 2014, Amrinder Gill came up with a sequel Judaa 2. His last single "Supna" was released in 2015 since then he has released only film tracks.
He started his acting career with a supporting role in the film Munde UK De in 2009. Then he acted as lead in films Ik Kudi Punjab Di, Taur Mittran Di, and many more. Finally he got success with films Daddy Cool Munde Fool and Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo. Later, films like Angrej, Love Punjab, Lahoriye, Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua, and Ashke won various awards at different ceremonies.
Early life and music career
Amrinder Singh Gill was born on 11 May 1976, raised in village Boorchand, Tarn Taran, Punjab. He is graduated from Khalsa College, Amritsar. He received master's degree in agriculture science. He is an alumnus of Guru Nanak Dev University. During college, he performed Bhangra dance as a support artist for personalities like Sarbjit Cheema. Before starting his singing career, he worked in the Ferozepur Central Cooperative Bank as a Manager.
From the school days to Khalsa College, Amritsar Amrinder Gill and Karaj Gill were in same Bhangra team. And Amrinder was in touch with singer Sarbjit Cheema so he asked him to give them chance to do Bhangra behind him. But for some reasons Cheema's show was cancelled and music producers gave Amrinder a chance to sing. And in fear of being in the college in case the song is not good they decided to give singing credits to their group instead of their names and the group was named as Rhythm Boyz.
He recorded his first song for Jalandhar Doordarshan program Kala Doria. Gill came into the limelight with his breakthrough track "Paigam," followed by such hits such like "Daru," "Madhaania," “Khedan De Din," with Sunidhi Chauhan, and many others like "Mel Kara De" and "Dildarian." His album Judaa was considered one of the most successful Punjabi albums of all time. In 2012, Judaa received a Brit Asia Music Awards for 'best album. After the success of Judaa, In mid 2014, Amrinder Gill came up with a sequel Judaa 2.As judaa helped him to earn more success Judaa 2 did the same, Judaa 2 became a super hit in Punjab.
His last single track "Supna" was released in 2015. Since then he has released songs in films only. His songs like "Kurta Suha" from Angrej, "Heerey" from Love Punjab, "Akhar" from Lahoriye, and "Aisi Taisi" from Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua has been nominated for many Awards and won many.
He made his acting debut under Punjabi director Manmohan Singh's Punjabi Film Munde UK De in 2009 in a supporting role with Jimmy Shergill and Neeru Bajwa. He followed that up with a lead role in Manmohan Singh's Ik Kudi Punjab Di. His next film Taur mittran Di for Jimmy Shergill productions released in May 2012, it paired him with actress Surveen Chawla and MTV VJ and Bollywood actor Rannvijay Singh. It Opened to a below average response, it had the seventh highest opening day in Punjabi Films. His next movie was Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 which pairs him with Punjabi rapper Honey Singh and actress Mandy Takhar.
After that he was seen in Saadi Love Story that co starred Diljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa and Surveen Chawla and was directed by Dheeraj Rattan who's written several films for of Punjabi Cinema. He then worked in Daddy Cool Munde Fool in the same year for which he was applauded both by critics and masses. His 2014 film Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo also earned him praise. However, his best performance so far, is considered to be Angrej - 2015 which has cemented Amrinder Gill's performance as a terrific actor in the industry. Critics as well as masses have given rave reviews about this film. Also, he won Best Actor Award at PTC Punjabi Film Awards for performance in the film. His releases, Lahoriye (released in 2017) and Love Punjab were also the commercial success which further made him the leading star in Pollywood and garnered praise from both critics and audiences. In 2018, his film Ashke was released which based on Bhangra for which he won Best Actor (critics) award at PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2019.
It is to be noted that his film Love Punjab had clashed with Gippy Grewal directed Ardaas starring Ammy Virk. It was the first clash between two Punjabi movies and both were hits with this clash it was made clear that Amrinder Gill was the next big star as he defeated not only Gippy Grewal and Ammy Virk but also gave tough competition to Diljit Dosanjh starrer Ambarsariya in overseas and domestic box office. Ambarsariya collections were cut down by 5-10 crores thus proving Amrinder Gill's star power.
Thanks to the critical acclaim and commercial success his movies have achieved, Gill is considered one of the best Punjabi actors of the current generation.
|2000||Apni Jaan K||Goyal Music||Sukhpal Sukh||8|
|2001||Chan Da Tukda||Finetouch||Gurmeet Singh||10|
|2005||Dildarian||Kamlee Records Ltd/Music Waves||Sukshinder Shinda||8|
|2007||Silent Tears||Music Waves||Simon Nandhra|
|2007||Ishq||Kamlee Records Ltd/Speed Records/Planet Recordz||Sukshinder Shinda||10|
|2011||Judaa||Envy/Music Waves/Speed Records||Dr Zeus||10|
|2014||Judaa 2||Speed Records||10|
|2005||Yaaran Naal Baharan||T-Series||Playback Singer for Song Khedan de din Char along with Sunidhi Chauhan|
|2009||Collaborations 2||MovieBox/Speed Records/Planet Recordz||Guest appearance in Song Tu Hi Tu. Along with Sukshinder Shinda|
|2012||Twelve||Envy Entertainment||Singing along with Bilal Saeed in song 2 number.|
|2014||Baapu||Rhythm Boyz Entertainment & Speed Records||Lyrics: Happy Raikoti |
Music: Jatinder Shah
|2015||Supna||Rhythm Boyz Entertainment||Lyrics: Jaani |
Music: B Praak
|2009||Ishq Ho Gaya||Munde U.K. De||Sukhshinder Shinda & Babloo Kumar||Amarjit Musapuria|
|2009||Dil Milyan De Mele||Babu Singh Maan|
|2012||Assi Munde Haan Punjab||Taur Mittran Di||Jaidev Kumar||-|
|2012||Dil Tera Ho Gaya||-|
|2012||Darshan Di Bukh||-|
|2012||Taur Mittran Di||-|
|2013||Main Naiyo Jaana||Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22||Yo Yo Honey Singh||-|
|2013||Dance To The Beat|
|2013||Rubaroo||Saadi Love Story||Jaidev Kumar||Kumaar|
|2013||Lagda Naa Jee||Daddy Cool Munde Fool||Dr Zeus||Nimma Loharka|
|2013||Sohni Lagdi Tun|
|2014||Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo||Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo||Jatinder Shah||Kumaar|
|2014||Laazmi Dil Da|
|2014||Chandi Ae Jawani||Veet Baljit|
|2014||Vichhoda||Happy Go Lucky||Kumaar|
|2015||Mil Ke Baithange||Angrej||Vinder Nathumajra|
|2015||Kurta Suha||Happy Raikoti|
|2015||Family Di Member||Jaggi Jagowal|
|2015||Chete Kar Kar Ke||Happy Raikoti|
|2015||Vanjhali Vaja||Happy Raikoti & Traditional|
|2016||Tere Bagair||Channo Kamli Yaar Di||Kumaar|
|2016||Heerey||Love Punjab||Bir Singh|
|2016||Shaan Vakhri||Veet Baljit|
|2016||Goriya Bahavan||Bittu Cheema|
|2017||Ni Mainu||Sarvann||Happy Raikoti|
|2017||Jeeondean Ch||Fateh Shergill|
|2017||Paani Raavi Da||Harman Jeet|
|2017||Gutt Ch Lahore|
|2017||Sukh Da Saah||Vekh Baraatan Challiyan||Vinder Nathumajra|
|2018||Aisi Taisi||Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua||Sabir Ali Sabir|
|2018||Lakh Waari||Happy Raikoti|
|2018||Daana Paani||Daana Paani||Bir Singh|
|2018||Car Reebna Wali||Bhajjo Veero Ve||Satta Vairowalia|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|2009||Munde U.K. De||Jasjot Gill||Debut Film|
|2010||Ik Kudi Punjab Di||SP Singh|
|2012||Jatt & Juliet||Captain Yuvraaj||Guest appearance|
|2012||Taur Mittran Di||Himmat|
|2013||Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22||Robby|
|2013||Saadi Love Story||Rajveer|
|2013||Daddy Cool Munde Fool||Manni|
|2014||Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo||Kalajeet Singh|
|2014||Happy Go Lucky||Harwinder Singh/Happy|
|2015||Munde Kamaal De||Vikram|
|2016||Love Punjab||Parghat Brar|
|2017||Vekh Baraatan Challiyan||Subeh||Cameo Appearance|
|2018||Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua||Bhola|
|2013||Taur Mittran Di||PTC Punjabi Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|2014||Daddy Cool Munde Fool||PTC Punjabi Film Awards||Nominated|
|2015||Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo||PTC Punjabi Film Awards||Nominated|
|2016||Angrej||PTC Punjabi Film Awards||Won|
|Virasat film awards||Won|
|2017||Love Punjab||PTC Punjabi Film Awards||Won|
|Filmfare Awards (Punjabi)||Nominated|
|2018||Lahoriye||PTC Punjabi Film Awards||Won|
|Filmfare Awards (Punjabi)||Won|
|Brit Asia Punjabi Film Awards||Nominated|
|2019||Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua||Best Supporting Actor||Pending|
|PTC Punjabi Film Awards||Nominated|
|Best Actor 'Critics'||Won|
|2010||Dooriyan||PTC Punjabi Music Awards||Best Folk Pop Album||Nominated|
|2010||Tera Bina||PTC Punjabi Music Awards||Best Pop Vocalist Male||Nominated|
|2012||Judaa||PTC Punjabi Music Awards||Most Romantic Ballad Of The Year||Won|
|2012||Brit Asia TV Music Awards||Best Album Of The Year||Won|
|2013||Dil Tera Hoya||PTC Punjabi Music Awards||Best Playback Singer Male||Nominated|
|2014||Wakh||Most Popular Song Of The Year||Won|
|2014||Sargi||Best Playback Singer Male||Nominated|
|2015||Judaa 2||Best Album Of The Year||Won|
|2015||Best Pop Vocalist Male For an Album||Won|
|2015||Diary||Best Music Video||Won|
|2015||Mera Deewanapan||Most Popular Song Of The Year||Nominated|
|2017||Heerey||PTC Punjabi Film Awards||Best Playback Singer (Male)||Won|
|2018||Akhar||Filmfare Awards Punjabi||Best Playback Singer (Male)||Won|
|Brit Asia Film Awards||Best Playback Singer (Male)||Nominated|
|PTC Punjabi Film Awards||Best Playback Singer (Male)||Nominated|
|2019||Aisi Taisi||PTC Punjabi Film Awards||Best Playback Singer (Male)||Nominated|
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