Gurpreet Ghuggi

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Gurpreet Ghuggi
Gurpreet Ghuggi 2017.jpg
Born Gurpreet Singh Waraich
(1971-06-19) 19 June 1971 (age 46)
Khokhar Fojian, Gurdaspur, Punjab
Alma mater Guru Nanak Dev University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Comedian
  • Politician
Political party Aam Aadmi Party (2014-2017)
Spouse(s) Kuljeet Kaur
Children 2
Parents
  • Gurnam Singh (father)
  • Sukhwinder Kaur (mother)
Comedy career
Genres
  • Films
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Television
Notable works and roles
  • Carry On Jatta
  • Ghuggi Khol Pitari
  • Ghuggi Chhoo Mantar
  • Ghuggi Yaar Gupp Na Maar
  • Ghuggi De Barati

Gurpreet Singh Waraich (born 19 June 1971), commonly known as Gurpreet Ghuggi is an Indian actor, comedian and politician. Ghuggi began his career by acting in theater in the early 1990s, after which he had recurring roles in television series such as Ronak Mela and the soap opera Parchhaven. He gained international public recognition with comedic leading roles through his videos Ghuggi Junction (2003) and Ghuggi Shoo Mantar (2004), before beginning his film career by starring as Patwari Jhilmil Singh in Asa Nu Maan Watna Da (2004). He starred in the film Carry On Jatta (2012), and was praised for his meaningful leading role in Ardaas (2015).

In 2017 he quit the Aam Aadmi Party.[1]

Early life[edit]

Gurpreet Singh Waraich was born on 19 June 1971, in Khokhar Fojian, Gurdaspur, Punjab.

Acting career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Ghuggi's career began with his appearance in several theatrical plays. In the 1990s, he got his break on television when he was cast in the comedic series, Ronak Mela. After Ronak Mela, Ghuggi had lead roles on the soap opera Parchhaven, playing a serious character, as well as on several shows, including Ghuggi Express and Ghuggi On Line.

2004-present[edit]

Ghuggi's debut film role was in the romantic drama Asa Nu Maan Watna Da, in which he played a brief stint of a land record officer. Released in 2004, the movie went direct-to-video. Soon after, he became a cast member of several films, including Nalaik and Jija Ji. Ghuggi made his big screen breakthrough in 2015, when he was given the opportunity to play the lead role in Ardaas. His involvement in the film earned him the Filmfare Award for best Actor (critics).

Alongside working in Punjabi cinema movies, Ghuggi has appeared in a few Bollywood and Canadian cinema films such as Singh is Kinng and Breakaway. He received public recognition in India through his participation in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, a reality show on STAR One. Later Ghuggi appeared with his wife, Kuljeet Kaur, on Star One's Hans Baliye and won the contest.

Ghuggi has appeared in live concerts such as Shounki Mela 2003 (along with Kamal Heer, Manmohan Waris and Sangtar), Vaisakhi Mela 2009 (along with Jazzy B and Sukhshinder Shinda) and Vaisakhi Mela 2010 (along with Nachatter Gill, Master Saleem and others).

Political career[edit]

In 2014, Waraich joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a political party in India. From September 2016 to May 2017, he had led AAP Punjab as the party's state convener but was replaced by Bhagwant Maan. After his replacement, he quit the party, stating that he refuses to work under a "drunkard".[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Record label
2015 Charai Yarran Di Vanjhali Recordz
2012 Punjabi Gabru Vanjhali Recordz
2007 Meri Vahuti Da Viyah Shemaroo
2005 Ghuggi Khol Pitari T-Series
2005 Tamasha Ghuggi Da T-Series
2004 Ghuggi Shoo Mantar T-Series
2004 Ghuggi Da Viah T-Series
2003 Ghuggi De Bachche T-Series
2003 Ghuggi Kare Kolki Music Waves
2003 Ghuggi Junction Plasma Records
2002 Tohfe Ghuggi De T-Series

Videography[edit]

Year Title Record label
2010 Ghasita Hawaldar Santa Banta Frar Shemaroo
2010 Khich Ghuggi Khich T-Series
2009 Ghuggi Hein Te Udd Ke Vakha Eagle
2009 Ghuggi Labhey Gharwali Shemaroo
2008 Ghuggi Yaar Gup Na Mar Shemaroo
2008 Ghuggi De Barati Tips
2007 Meri Vahuti Da Viyah Shemaroo
2005 Ghuggi Khol Pitari T-Series
2004 Ghuggi Shoo Mantar T-Series
2003 Ghuggi Junction Plasma Records

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Asa Nu Maan Watna Da Patwari Jhilmil Singh
2004 Pind Di Kudi Lalli's uncle With Sarbjit Cheema
2005 Nalaik Mama With Gugu Gill, Vivek Shauq, Bobby DeolSp.Apperiance
2005 Jijaji Mr. Sandhu (IAS Officer)
2005 Yaaran Naal Baharan Rangila,College Student
2006 Dil Apna Punjabi Prabhjot Singh Mundi (NRI Punjabi)
2006 Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Gurpreet Guggi (Aditya's Friend)
2006 Rab Ne Banayiyan Jodiyan Tillu Singh/K.B. Singh 'Kabadiya' With Babbu Maan, Rana Ranbir
2006 Ek Jind Ek Jaan Comedy King-Ghuggi
2007 Namastey London Taxi Driver (Special Appearance)
2007 Mitti Wajaan Maardi Ambarsariya With Harbhajan Maan, Japji Khera, Rana Ranbir
2008 Race Police Inspector (Special Appearance)
2008 Singh Is Kinng Gurpreet Ghuggi Being Naughty
2008 Mera Pind Teetu Kalra (Property Dealer)
2008 Chak De Phatte Pinka Bhoond/Ratan Singh Tata
2009 Ek: The Power of One Guru With Bobby Deol, Shriya Saran & Nana Patekar
2009 Jag Jeondeyan De Mele Lucky/Mitha singh (Munim)
2009 Tera Mera Ki Rishta Wedding Planner
2009 Munde UK De DJ (Diljeet Singh)
2009 Lagda Ishq Hogaya Servant (Bhapa) With Roshan Prince & Shaveta
2009 Apni Boli Apna Des Yankee Singh With Sarbjit Cheema, Shweta Tiwari, Sudesh Lehri
2010 Lad Gaya Pecha Baljeet
2010 Kabaddi Ik Mohabbat Sukhi
2010 Ik Kudi Punjab Di Bawa Making Presents the Show in India
2010 Mar Jawan Gur Khake Inspector 420
2011 The Lion of Punjab[2] Amrit's brother With Diljit Dosanjh
2011 Breakaway Uncle Sammy
2011 Naughty @ 40
2011 Khushiyaan
2011 Yaara o Dildaara Kang
2012 Pata Nahi Rabb Kehdeyan Rangan Ch Raazi Preetam Singh
2012 Joker Cameraman
2012 Carry On Jatta Honey
2012 YAAR Pardesi Kamaljit Singh with Claudia Ciesla
2012 Ajj De Ranjhe Inspector Manjit Singh Phirki
2012 Khiladi 786 Sukhi
2012 Dil Tainu Karda Ae Pyar with Gulzar Inder Chahal, Neetu Singh
2012 Yamley Jatt Yamley
2013 Lucky Di Unlucky Story Jelly With Gippy Grewal & Binnu Dhillon
2013 Jatts in Golmaal Jugnu With Arya Babbar, Jaswinder Bhalla / Saying Tinky Winky is Red & Lofty is Black
2013 Bhaji in Problem Sandeep Cheema With Akshay Kumar, Gippy Grewal
2013 Heer and Hero
2014 Jatt James Bond With Gippy Grewal
2014 Fateh with Samiksha
2014 Aa Gaye Munde UK De DJ with Jimmy Shergill and Neeru Bajwa
2014 Double Di Trouble with Dharmendra and Gippy Grewal
2014 Happy Go Lucky Harpal with Amrinder Gill
2015 Singh Of Festival With Roshan Prince
2015 Second Hand Husband With Gippy Grewal & Sanjeeda Sheikh
2015 Singh Is Bliing Minister With Akshay Kumar & Karamjit Anmol
2016 Ardaas Gurmukh/ Masterji Winner - Filmfare Award for Best Actor (Critics)
2016 Vaisakhi List TBA Releasing on 22 April 2016
2016 Ambarsariya Manpreet (Hakim) With Diljit Dosanjh
2016 Lock TBA With Gippy Grewal
2017 Bandookan Kulwinder With Geeta Zaildar Monica Bedi & Jimmy Shergill

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gurpreet Ghuggi appointed as the punjab state convener of the Aam Aadmi Party". 
  2. ^ Just Punjabi (25 December 2010). "Just Panjabi: Lion of Punjab: Diljit in theaters on 11th Feb, Music Release on 11 January 2011". justpanjabi.com. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 

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