|Born||4 January 1957|
Giddarbaha, Punjab, India
|Associated acts||Manjeet Maan (wife), Hakam Sufi, Surjit Bindrakhia, Mangi Mahal, Sukshinder Shinda, Sardara Gill, Abrar-Ul-Haq, K. S. Makhan, Jaidev Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh|
Gurdas Maan (born 4 January 1957) is an Indian playback singer, songwriter and actor mainly associated with Punjabi and Hindi language music and films. 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 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.
Maan was born to Gurdev Singh and Tej Kaur in Giddarbaha, Punjab and is a native of the town. He did his initial schooling from Giddarbaha. He was interested in music and mimicry since childhood.
Maan initially worked in the electricity board, a job he was offered by officials he met at a singing event. In 1980, a producer approached him to perform the song "Dil Da Mamla Hai" in DD National.
Awards and honours
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. The said film also entered the Academy Awards ( Oscars ) in General Category. The official entry from U.S.A was pioneered by India Waves TV, a San Francisco based media entity on behalf of Golden Palms Entertainment Inc.
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.
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 was released on 15 August 2015 and hit more than 32 million views on YouTube in one week.
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.
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.
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.
His mother, Tej Kaur, died in 2016.
|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|
|1996||Yaar Mera Pyar||T-Series|
|1998||Bhanven Kakh Na Rahe||T-Series|
|1998||Dil Hona Chahida Jawaan||Venus|
|1999||Five Rivers||Moviebox Birmingham, Ltd.|
|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|
|2004||Dil Da Badshah||Saregama|
|2005||Vilayatan||MOVIEBOX BIRMINGHAM LTD|
|2005||Ishq Na Dekhe Zaat||TIPS Music|
|2008||Boot Polishan||Sony BMG Music Entertainment|
|2011||Sada Punjab - Duniya Mela Do Din Da||Saregama|
|2013||Punjab Di Shaan||Saregama|
|2014||The Pop Sensation - Gurdas Maan||Saregama|
|2015||Pyar Kar Le||TIPS Music|
|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|
|2019||" Maan Punjabi Hon Te "||Zee studio||Single track|
|2020||Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Punjabi||Judge||Zee Punjabi|
|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/Gurmaan (double role)||Punjabi|
|1986||Gabhroo Punjab Da||Shera||Punjabi|
|1987||Chora Haryane Ka||Shera||Haryanvi|
|1990||Qurbani Jatt Di||Karamjeet||Punjabi|
|1992||Saali Adhi Ghar Waali||Punjabi|
|1994||Wanted: Gurdas Maan Dead or Alive||Gurdas Maan||Punjabi|
|1994||Kachehari||Gurdas/Ajit (double role)||Punjabi|
|1995||Maaman Magal||Guest appearance||Tamil|
|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||Jasnaavar Singh Jassa||Punjabi|
|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|
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[3:30 to 4:00] 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
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