Gurdas Maan

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Gurdas Maan
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Gurdas Maan
Background information
Born (1957-01-04) 4 January 1957 (age 62)[1]
Giddarbaha, Muktsar, Punjab, India[2]
Years active1980–present
Associated actsManjeet Maan (wife), Hakam Sufi, Surjit Bindrakhia, Mangi Mahal, Sukshinder Shinda, Abrar-Ul-Haq, Tru-Skool K. S. Makhan, Kaos Productions & Jaidev Kumar

Gurdas Maan (born 4 January 1957) is an Indian singer, songwriter, choreographer and actor mainly associated with Punjabi language music and films. He is considered one of the most notable figures in Punjabi music.[1] He gained national attention in 1980 with the song "Dil Da Mamla Hai". Since then, he has gone on to record over 34 albums and has written over 305 songs. In 2013 he announced the launch of his YouTube channel to stay connected with his fans via video blogs and old as well as new music videos. In 2015 he performed on the song "Ki Banu Dunia Da" with Diljit Dosanjh in MTV Coke studio India that was aired in season 4 episode 5 (16 August 2015) on MTV India.[3]

Early life[edit]

Maan was born to Gurdev Singh and Tej Kaur in Giddarbaha, Punjab and is a native of the town.[2][4] He did his initial schooling from Giddarbaha. He was interested in music and mimicry since childhood.[2]


Awards and honours[edit]

Maan is the only Punjabi singer to win the national award for Best Male Playback Singer at 54th National Film Awards for building the entire narrative through his singing of Heer in Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris.

Maan shot to fame with his hit song "Dil Da Mamla Hai." Soon after that came "Mamla Gadbad Hai" and "Chhalla", the latter being the hit film song from the Punjabi film 'Laung Da Lishkara' (1986), which Maan recorded under the music direction of legendary Jagjit Singh.[5]

On other fronts, Maan has starred in blockbuster Bollywood films and has received numerous awards, including the Jury's Award, presented to him by the president of India in 2005. He also sang the popular track, Ki Banu Duniya Da on Coke Studio MTV Season 4 with singer Diljit Dosanjh. The song released on 15 August 2015 and hit more than 32 million views on YouTube in one week.

In 2009 he won "Best International Album" at the UK Asian Music Awards for Boot Polishan.[6]


Aside from singing in Punjabi, he is fluent in Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Haryanvi and Rajasthani. As an actor, he has performed in Punjabi, Hindi and Tamil movies, but he is best known for his starring role in Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris, a depiction of the Punjabi poet Waris Shah during the creation of his epic poem Heer Ranjha, again co-starring Juhi Chawla and Divya Dutta. He made a special appearance in Veer-Zaara with Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Manjeet Maan.[7] They have a son, Gurikk Maan[8]

At a village near Karnal, Haryana, India on 20 January 2007 Maan was involved in a car accident in which his Range Rover was hit and severely damaged by a truck. Maan escaped with minor injuries on his face, hands, and chest. His driver Ganesh was injured seriously but recovered soon after.[9][10]

This was the second car accident of two that Gurdas Maan was involved in. The first accident was a head-on collision between Maan's vehicle and a truck on 9 January 2001 at a village near Rupnagar, Punjab. In this accident Maan's driver Tejpal died. Maan later admitted that his driver asked him to wear his seat belt minutes before the accident. Maan believes that if it had not been for his driver's advice, he would have been dead as well. Later he wrote and performed a song "Baithi sade naal savari utter gayi" dedicated to his driver, who was also his good friend.

In a newspaper interview Maan revealed to the Express & Star, that he is an avid supporter of Manchester United football club.[11]

His mother, Tej Kaur, died in 2016.[4]


Year Title Record Label
1984 Chakkar T-Series
1988 Raat Suhani T-Series
1989 Nacho Babbeo T-Series
1992 Tu Daati Asin Mangte Tere Catrack Entertainment Private Limited
1992 Ibbadat Gurdas Maan Saregama
1993 Teri Khair Hove Roma ll Limited / Empire Music Limited
1993 Kirpa Daati Di Catrack Entertainment Private Limited
1994 Vekhin Kite Yaar Na Hove Catrack Entertainment Private Limited
1995 Wah Ni Jawaniye T-Series
1995 Chugliyaan T-Series
1996 Yaar Mera Pyar T-Series
1997 Peerh Prahoni T-Series
1998 Bhanven Kakh Na Rahe T-Series
1998 Dil Hona Chahida Jawaan Venus
1999 Five Rivers Moviebox Birmingham, Ltd.
1999 Jaadugarian Venus
2001 Larh Geya Pecha SAGA MUSIC
2001 Aaja Sajna Hi-Tech Music Ltd
2003 Ishq Da Gidda TIPS Music
2003 Haee Shawa Baee Haee Shawa T-Series
2003 Punjeeri T-Series
2004 Heer T-Series
2004 Dil Da Badshah Saregama
2005 Ishq Na Dekhe Zaat TIPS Music
2008 Boot Polishan Sony BMG Music Entertainment
2011 Jogiya T-Series
2011 Sada Punjab - Duniya Mela Do Din Da Saregama
2013 Roti Speed Records
2013 Punjab Di Shaan Saregama
2014 The Pop Sensation - Gurdas Maan Saregama
2015 Pyar Kar Le TIPS Music
2017 Punjab SAGA MUSIC

Duo Collaboration[edit]

Year Song Record label Music Album
2006 Collaboration MovieBox/Planet Recordz/Speed Records Sukshinder Shinda Collaborations
2009 Jaag Dhe Reehnah VIP Records/Saregama Tru-Skool & Kaos Productions In Tha House
2015 Apna Punjab Hove VIP Records/Saregama Tru-Skool & Kaos Productions In Tha House 2
2015 "Ki Banu Duniya Da" Coke Studio India ft. Diljit Dosanjh
2016 "Jaag De Rehnah" Moviebox ft. Tru Skool


Year Movie Role Language
1984 Mamla Gadbad Hai Amarjeet Punjabi
1985 Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da Gurdit Punjabi
1986 Long Da Lishkara Channa Punjabi
1986 Kee Banu Duniya Daa Gurwant Punjabi
1986 Gabhroo Punjab Da Shera Punjabi
1987 Chora Haryane Ka[12] Shera Haryanvi
1990 Qurbani Jatt Di Karamjeet Punjabi
1991 Roohani Taaqat Shankar Hindi
1992 Saali Adhi Ghar Waali Punjabi
1994 Wanted: Gurdas Maan Dead or Alive Gurdas Maan Punjabi
1994 Kachehari Gurdas/Ajit (double role) Punjabi
1995 Pratigya Billa Punjabi
1995 Maaman Magal Guest appearance Tamil
1999 Shaheed-E-Mohabbat Boota Singh Punjabi
1999 Sirf Tum Himself Hindi
2000 Shaheed Udham Singh Bhagat Singh Punjabi
2002 Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai Amar Hindi
2004 Des Hoyaa Pardes Gurshaan Singh Somal Punjabi
2004 Veer Zaara Guest appearance Hindi
2006 Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris Waris Shah Punjabi
2008 Yaariyan Jaswant Singh Jassa Punjabi
2009 Mini Punjab Prem Punjab
2010 Sukhmani: Hope for Life Major Kuldeep Singh Punjabi
2010 Chak Jawana Captain Gurjeet Singh Punjabi
2011 Mummy Punjabi Guest appearance Hindi
2014 Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar Agam Punjabi
2018 Nankana Karam Singh 'Karma' Punjabi
2018 Manto Sirajuddin Hindi, Urdu


  1. ^ a b Ayushee Syal (4 January 2016). "Gurdas Maan Songs That'll Make You Feel Like a Punjabi at Heart". The Quint . Retrieved 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Watch Golden Moments" (in Punjabi). Zee TV. Actor and singer Gurdas Maan was born on January 4, 1957 in Gidderbaha district, Muktasar to Gurdev Singh and Tej Kaur. He did his initial schooling in Gidderbaha
  3. ^ "MTV coke studio".
  4. ^ a b "Singer-actor Gurdas Maan's mother passes away". Hindustan Times. 16 November 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Honorary award for global star". University of Wolverhampton. 8 September 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  6. ^ "2009 UK AMA Award Winners - on". 6 March 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  7. ^ "Gurdas Mann's wife appreciated". The Times of India. TNN. 16 January 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  8. ^ IANS (8 August 2018). "Gurdas Maan's son Gurikk Maan shoots video for Badshah's song". New Indian Express. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  9. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News". 21 January 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  10. ^ "singer Gurdas Maan accident - Navbharat Times". 20 January 2007. Archived from the original on 25 January 2007.
  11. ^ Express & Star (8 September 2010). "Gurdas Maan on his honarary degree". News Article. Express & Star. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  12. ^ "Haryanvi Portal.Com is now HaryanviImage.Com: Chora Haryane Ka (1987)".

External links[edit]

Gurdas Maan on IMDb