Gill on the set of Angrej
Amrinder Singh Gill
11 May 1976
|Alma mater||Guru Nanak Dev University|
|Website||Amrinder Gill on Facebook|
Amrinder Singh Gill (Punjabi pronunciation: [əmːˈɾɪndər sɪŋ ɡɪl]; born 11 May 1976) is an Indian actor, singer, songwriter, and film producer who makes Punjabi-language films and music. 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 five 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. Gill has been credited as playback singer in various films including Chaar Sahibzaade (2014).
In 2013, he co-founded a Punjabi entertainment company Rhythm Boyz Entertainment with Karaj Gill. 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 had 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. Two of his films, Angrej and Chal Mera Putt has grossed over ₹30 crore globally.
Early life and music career
Gill was born on 11 May 1976 in Punjab, India. In an interview he disclosed, "During my childhood days, I would stand in front of the mirror, assuming myself as an actor and would imitate scenes. My father was a doctor, mother was a teacher and my sister was married, therefore often when I was alone at home I would practice to be an actor." 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. He recorded his first song for Jalandhar Doordarshan program Kala Doria but credited song to Rhythm Boyz instead of himself. Later, in 2013 he co-founded a Canadian entertainment company of the same name with his colleague Karaj Gill.
Gill's recordings include "Paigam,", "Daru," "Madhaania," "Khedan De Din," with Sunidhi Chauhan, and many others like "Mel Kara De" and "Dildarian." His album Judaa received a Brit Asia Music Award for 'best album. After the success of Judaa, In mid 2014, Amrinder Gill came up with a sequel Judaa 2. His song "Mera Deewanapan" from the album topped the Asian music chart upon its release. "Pendu" from the album also entered the chart.
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 replaced Harbhajan Mann in the film. Before making debut he took acting classes from Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai. He followed that up with a lead role in 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 has written several films for of Punjabi Cinema. He then worked in Daddy Cool Munde Fool in the same year. In 2015, his film Angrej was released which was produced by Rhythm Boyz Entertainment, a company co-founded by him in 2013. Set against the backdrop of the waning British Raj, the film chronicles the love story of a young man and a woman belonging to different social strata. Critics noted Gill's positive transition from a singer to an actor; Jasmine Singh of The Tribune wrote that while Gill might not "evoke laughter from loud dialogues, but his innocent face and dialogue delivery will leave you in splits". Also, he won his first Best Actor Award at PTC Punjabi Film Awards for his performance. The film grossed ₹30.68 crore (equivalent to ₹35 crore or US$4.9 million in 2018) in its theatrical run and was second highest-grossing Punjabi film of the year and third highest-grossing of all time upon its release.
His releases, Lahoriye (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. Gill has been paired with Sargun Mehta in lead three times in Angrej (2015), Love Punjab (2016), and Lahoriye (2017) 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..
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. His song "Mathi Mathi" has been able to get million views.
In 2019, Gill was seen in Laiye Je Yaarian followed by Chal Mera Putt. The latter became the highest grossing Punjabi film at overseas. Its sequel Chal Mera Putt 2 is scheduled to release in 2020. He is also producing Diljit Dosanjh starrer Jodi.
|2000||Apni Jaan Ke||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||Rhythm Boyz||10|
As a singer
|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
|2019||Nanak Aadh Jugaadh Jiyo||Diljit Dosanjh||Rhythm Boyz|
|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||Jaggi Singh|
|2012||Darshan Di Bukh|
|2012||Taur Mittran Di|
|2012||Dil Tera Ho Gaya||Rajesh Chalotra|
|2013||Main Naiyo Jaana||Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22||Yo Yo Honey Singh||Alfaaz|
|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||Harmanjeet|
|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|
|2019||Kurti De Mor||Laiye Je Yaarian||Harmanjeet|
|2019||Mathi Mathi||Dr Zeus||Bir Singh|
|2019||Baddlan De Kaalje||Chal Mera Putt||Bunty Bains|
|2019||Chal Mera Putt (Title Track)||Satta Vairowalia|
|2019||Aaban De Deson|
|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||Dady Cool Munde Fool||Manni|
|2014||Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo||Kalajeet Singh|
|2014||Happy Go Lucky||Harwinder Singh/Happy|
|2015||Angrej||Angrej/Geja||PTC Award for Best Actor|
|2015||Munde Kamaal De||Vikram|
|2016||Love Punjab||Parghat Brar||PTC Award for Best Actor|
|2017||Lahoriye||Kikkar Singh||Filmfare Award for Best Actor
PTC Award for Best Actor
|2017||Vekh Baraatan Challiyan||Subeh||Cameo Appearance|
|2018||Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua||Bhola|
|2018||Ashke||Pamma||PTC Award for Best Actor (critics)|
|2019||Laiye Je Yaarian||Garry Randhawa|
|2019||Chal Mera Putt||Jinder|
|2020||Chal Mera Putt 2||Jinder|||
|2020||Jodi||Yes||Releasing on 26 June 2020|
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|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||Nominated|
|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|
|2016||Kurta Suha||PTC Punjabi Film Awards||Best Playback Singer (Male)||Nominated|
|Vanjhali Vaja||Best Playback Singer (Male)||Nominated|
|Kurta Suha||Most Popular Song of the year||Nominated|
|Vanjhali Vaja||Most Popular Song of the year||Nominated|
|2017||Heerey||Best Playback Singer (Male)||Won|
|Bade Chaava Nal||Filmfare Awards Punjabi||Best Playback Singer (Male)||Nominated|
|Jind||Best Playback Singer (Male)||Nominated|
|2018||Akhar||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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