Gurdas Maan

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Gurdas Maan
Born (1957-01-04) 4 January 1957 (age 60)
Giddarbaha, Punjab, India
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts Manjeet Maan (wife), Hakam Sufi, Surjit Bindrakhia, Mangi Mahal, Sukshinder Shinda, Abrar-Ul-Haq, Tru-Skool K. S. Makhan, Kaos Productions & Jaidev Kumar

Gurdas Maan (Punjabi: ਗੁਰਦਾਸ ਮਾਨ ; born on 4 January 1957 in Punjab) is a Punjabi singer, songwriter, choreographer, and actor. He is considered one of the most notable figures in the world of Punjabi music.[1] He was born in Giddarbaha village of Punjab and 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.[2]


Awards and honours[edit]

Gurdas maan is the only Punjabi singer to bag 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.

Gurdas 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 'Long Da Lishkara' (1986), which Maan recorded under the music direction of legendary Jagjit Singh.[3]

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 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 3 million views on YouTube in 1 week.

In 2009 he won "Best International Album" at the UK Asian Music Awards for Boot Polishan.[4]


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 Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta.

Personal life[edit]

Gurdas Maan was born in a Sikh family to late S.Gurdev Singh Maan and late Bibi Tej Kaur. Maan is married to Manjeet Maan and has one son, Gurickk G Maan[5] who has done his schooling at Yadavindra Public School and Mayo College. He also studied at Eton College.

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.[6]

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.[7]

Gurdas Maan started his career as an employee of Punjab State Electricity Board.

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 Punjabi
1987 Chora Haryane Ka[8] Haryanvi
1990 Qurbani Jatt Di Punjabi
1995 Pratigya Punjabi
1991 Roohani Taaqat Hindi
1992 Saali Adhi Ghar Waali Punjabi
1994 Wanted: Gurdas Maan Dead or Alive Punjabi
1994 Kachehari Punjabi
1995 Maaman Magal Guest appearance Tamil
1999 Shaheed-E-Mohabbat Boota Singh Punjabi
1999 Sirf Tum Hindi
2000 Shaheed Udham Singh Shaheed Bhagat Singh Punjabi
2002 Zindagi Khoobsurat Hai Hindi
2004 Des Hoyaa Pardes Punjabi
2006 Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris Punjabi
2010 Sukhmani: Hope for Life Punjabi
2010 Chak Jawana Punjabi
2014 Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar Main lead Punjabi
2017 Nankana Punjabi


  1. ^ "Gurdas Maan Songs That’ll Make You Feel Like a Punjabi at Heart". 
  2. ^ "MTV coke studio". 
  3. ^ "Honorary award for global star". 7 September 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "2009 UK AMA Award Winners - on". 6 March 2009. Retrieved 24 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "My son Gurikk wanted me to take up a cause that can help new generation: Gurdas Maan on launching Anti Drug Campaign". IBNLive. 27 May 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "गायक गुरदास मान सड़क दुर्घटना में घायल - Navbharat Times". 20 January 2007.  line feed character in |title= at position 5 (help)
  7. ^ Express & Star (8 September 2010). "Gurdas Maan on his honarary degree". News Article. Express & Star. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  8. ^ "Haryanvi Portal.Com is now HaryanviImage.Com: Chora Haryane Ka (1987)". 

External links[edit]

Gurdas Maan's channel on YouTube