Amrinder Gill

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Amrinder Gill
Director Simerjit Singh With Actor Amrinder Gill (cropped).jpg
Gill on the set of Angrej
Born
Amrinder Singh Gill

(1976-05-11) 11 May 1976 (age 43)
Alma materGuru Nanak Dev University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
  • producer
Years active2001–present
Children2 sons
Awards
Musical career
Genres
Labels
Associated acts
WebsiteAmrinder 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[edit]

Gill was born on 11 May 1976 in Punjab, India.[1][2] 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."[3] He is graduated from Khalsa College, Amritsar. He received master's degree in agriculture science.[4] He is an alumnus of Guru Nanak Dev University.[5] 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.[6] He recorded his first song for Jalandhar Doordarshan program Kala Doria but credited song to Rhythm Boyz instead of himself.[7] 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."[8] His album Judaa received a Brit Asia Music Award for 'best album.[9][10] 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.[11] "Pendu" from the album also entered the chart.[12]

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,[13] "Heerey" from Love Punjab,[14][15] "Akhar" from Lahoriye, and "Aisi Taisi" from Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua has been nominated for many awards and won many.

Acting career[edit]

Amrinder Gill in 2019

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.[16] Before making debut he took acting classes from Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai.[3] 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.[17] 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".[18] 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.[19]

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.[citation needed].

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.[20][21] 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.[22] Its sequel Chal Mera Putt 2 is scheduled to release in 2020. He is also producing Diljit Dosanjh starrer Jodi.

Discography[edit]

Year Album Record Label Music Tracks
2000 Apni Jaan Ke Goyal Music Sukhpal Sukh 8
2001 Chan Da Tukda Finetouch Gurmeet Singh 10
2002 Ek Vaada 8
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
2009 Dooriyan 9
2011 Judaa Envy/Music Waves/Speed Records Dr Zeus 10
2014 Judaa 2 Rhythm Boyz 10
2020 TBA

Singles[edit]

As a singer[edit]

Year Album Record Label Notes
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

Producer[edit]

Year Song Singer Record Label
2019 Nanak Aadh Jugaadh Jiyo Diljit Dosanjh Rhythm Boyz

Film soundtrack[edit]

Year Song Film Music Lyrics
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 Nai Rukna
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 Wakh
2013 Sargi
2013 Dance to the Beat
2013 Maula Jaane
2013 Rubaroo Saadi Love Story Jaidev Kumar Kumaar
2013 Lagda Naa Jee Daddy Cool Munde Fool Dr Zeus Nimma Loharka
2013 Sohni Lagdi Tun
2013 Pawareh
2014 Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo Jatinder Shah Kumaar
2014 Laazmi Dil Da
2014 Chandi Ae Jawani Veet Baljit
2014 Bapu Happy Raikoti
2014 Vichhoda Happy Go Lucky Kumaar
2014 Neendran
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
2015 Tappe Happy Raikoti
2016 Tere Bagair Channo Kamli Yaar Di Kumaar
2016 Heerey Love Punjab Bir Singh
2016 Shaan Vakhri Veet Baljit
2016 Zindagi Raj Kakra
2016 Goriya Bahavan Bittu Cheema
2016 Jind Bambukat Charan Likhari
2017 Ni Mainu Sarvann Happy Raikoti
2017 Akhar Lahoriye Surinder Sadhpuri
2017 Chunni Preet Mangat
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 Leekan Ashke Raj Ranjodh
2018 Jugni
2018 Car Reebna Wali Bhajjo Veero Ve Satta Vairowalia
2018 Chhade
2019 Kurti De Mor Laiye Je Yaarian Harmanjeet
2019 Darshan Mehnge Intense
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

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
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[23]
2015 Munde Kamaal De Vikram
2016 Love Punjab Parghat Brar PTC Award for Best Actor[24]

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actor[25]

2017 Sarvann Mithu
2017 Lahoriye Kikkar Singh Filmfare Award for Best Actor[26]

PTC Award for Best Actor[27]

2017 Vekh Baraatan Challiyan Subeh Cameo Appearance
2018 Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua Bhola
2018 Ashke Pamma PTC Award for Best Actor (critics)[27]
2019 Laiye Je Yaarian Garry Randhawa
2019 Chal Mera Putt Jinder
2020 Chal Mera Putt 2Films that have not yet been released Jinder [28]

Producer[edit]

Year Film Producer Notes
2020 JodiFilms that have not yet been released Yes Releasing on 26 June 2020

Film awards[edit]

Year Film Award Ceremony Category Result
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
Ashke Best Actor Nominated
PTC Punjabi Film Awards Nominated
Best Actor 'Critics' Won

Music awards[edit]

Year Song/Album Award Ceremony Category Result
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[29] 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The soulful singer Amrinder Gill was born today- We wish him a very Happy Birthday!!". Newsfolo. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
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  18. ^ Singh, Jasmine (31 July 2015). "Love-ly lanes". The Tribune. Archived from the original on 13 March 2018. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
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