Jasbir Jassi

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Jasbir Jassi
Birth name Jasbir Singh Bains
Born (1970-02-07) 7 February 1970 (age 48)
Dalia Mirjanpur village, Gurdaspur, Punjab, India
Occupation(s) Singer, Actor, Lyricist
Years active 1993 - present

Jasbir Singh Bains, better known by his stage name Jasbir Jassi (Punjabi: ਜਸਬੀਰ ਜੱਸੀ), is a Punjabi singer, lyricist, performer and actor. As of 2016 he has released thirteen albums, his first pop album being Dil Le Gayee, released in 1998 with Times Music.

Early life[edit]

Bains, was born in Dalia Mirjanpur village, Gurdaspur, Punjab, India, to Sikh parents Ajit Singh and mother Prakash Kaur and brought up along with his two elder sisters. A first generation musician,[1] he participated in musical plays such "Sadha Bugdu Bulo", and gave performances at the North Zone Cultural Centre.[2]

Career[edit]

He started recording for Punjabi films including Passport and Zakhmi[citation needed] in the late 1980s.[when?] He also sang for remix albums such as Balle Balbiro Balle.[1] His first album release was the 1993 low-profile Channa Ve Teri Channani.[1] He appeared along with Charanjit Ahuja in the music video of "Channa ve Teri Channi".[2] This was followed-up with a string of hit albums – 'Dil Le Gayee'(1998), 'Kudi Kudi'(1999), 'Nishani Pyar Di'(2001), 'Just Jassi'(2002), 'Mukhda Chann Varga'(2004) and 'Akh Mastani'(2007). Jassi - Back with a Bang is his latest album, featuring the songs "Mehndi" and title song "Bang". It was released on 16 July 2010 worldwide.[3]

The title song Dil Le Gayee Kudi Gujarat Di of his second album was a commercial success.[4][5] Kudi Kudi from his third album and Channo Da from Nishani Pyar Di also did extremely well.[6]

He has performed in several countries,[1] and has appeared on the NDTV Imagine's Dhoom Macha De.[1]

Inspiration for Dil Le Gayee[edit]

In 1989 at a National Integration Camp in Himachal Pradesh for youth from border areas Jassi met his Gujarati kudi. The girl was from Bhuj in the Kutch area of Gujarat. She later married someone else, but Jassi traced her in 1998. In the same year, on way to Gwalior with Sham Bhuteja of Rohtak, when Jassi was feeling upset and depressed during the journey, and in a fit of emotion told Bhuteja, "dil le gayee kudi Gujarat di". He was inspired to compose the song after this line. [7]

Soundtracks[edit]

The latest soundtrack in which Jassi performed is Patiala House (2011), in which he performed " Laungda Lashkara" with Mahalakshmi Iyer and Hard Kaur.[8] Other soundtrack in which he performed include Dobara (2004) in which he performed "Pyar Mere",[1] Hope and a Little Sugar (2006) in which he performed "Mahiya"[1] and Mel Karade Rabba (2010) in which he performed the titular song.[9] In 2015, Jassi released a song Ranjha giving the song Sufi and pahari touch.[10] In 2016, He released the new Sufi trance song ‘'O Laal Ni’' written by Baba Bulle Shah.

Discography[edit]

According to Jassi's official website, he released thirteen albums:[1]

Year Album Notes
1993 Channa Ve Teri Channani
1998 Dil Le Gayee
1999 Kudi Kudi
2001 Nishani Pyar Di
2002 Just Jassi
2004 Mukhda Chann Warga
2007 Akh Mastani
2010 Jassi - Back with a Bang[3][11]
2011 Bhangra (with Ashok Masti and Jawad Ahmad)
2014 Saawan
2014 Shaheed Bhagat Singh
2014 Dhol
2015 Ranjha[1]

Acting career[edit]

In 2011, His first film in a lead role, 'Khushiyaan', was released. He was trained by N.K. Sharma and a few others. He has also appeared in some Punjabi films including Heer Ranjha.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2011 Khushiyaan main lead Debut Actor
2014 Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar Govt. officer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Jasbir Jassi official website". jasbirjassi.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Kumar, Sanjeev (12 March 1999). "The next Bhangra star?". The Tribune. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Jasbir Jassi: Back with a Bang". Singh Speaks. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Cyanide sways to Jassi's tune". The Tribune. 13 March 1999. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jasbir Jassi goes sober, opposes vulgarity". The Tribune. 6 September 2004. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Sethi, Chitleen K. (5 May 2002). "A singer who is here to stay". The Tribune. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Dil le gayee kudi Gujarat di...literally". The Tribune. 30 October 2000. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "MusicIndiaOnline – Patiala House (2011) Soundtrack – Free Indian Music, Listen to Free Bollywood, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Carnatic, Hindustani, Devotional Music". musicindiaonline.com. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Mel Karade Rabba Music By Varios". filmicafe.com. Archived from the original on 5 November 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  10. ^ "Jasbir Jassi's new album Ranjha". India Today. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 
  11. ^ Saikia, Pranab. Jassi back with a new album!, Times of India, 6 August 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2011.

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