Diljit Dosanjh

Profession: Actor , Guest Appearance, Lyricist, Producer, Singer, Supporting Actor
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  • Also Know as :- Diljit Dosanjh
  • Profession:- Actor , Guest Appearance, Lyricist, Producer, Singer, Supporting Actor
  • Gender :- male
  • Birthdate:- 06 Jan 1984
  • Status:- Single
  • Debut Year:- 2004
  • Active Years:- Till Today

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Dilijit Dosanjh is one of the few complete multifaceted personalities in Punjabi and recent Hindi cinema. Over a career spanning thirteen years since his first music album release and he still continues to be the superstar of Punjabi music with an insanely long list of hits to his name and has delivered huge singe hits. Dilijit’s musical style has always been regarded as refreshingly fresh and is a frontrunner in Indian new age music. Dosanjh has been the star figure in Punjabi cinema with two of the Industry hits to his name and many more critical and commercial successes to his credit. Dilijit is undoubtedly one of the most sought after figures in Hindi cinema these days.

Dilijit Dosanjh was born to a middle class Sikh family in Jalandhar, Punjab. He grew up as the second son with siblings as Dosanjh Kalan in Punjab and from there the family moved to Ludhiana where he did his schooling from Shri Guru Harikrishnan Public School and later got a diploma from Al Manar Public School . During the time of his high school studies he went on to perform Kirtan’s (Sikh religious music) which subsequently led to his album entry in 2004.

Dilijit’s original name was changed from “Dilijit” to Dilijit on the advice of Rajinder Singh of Finetone Cassettes in 2004 at the time of his first album release. Dilijit grew up learning music from Gobinder Singh Alampuri and Kartar Singh and their styles are evident in his works even today. He has also made it clear that he aspires to make a worldwide hit song like “ Gangnam Style” in Punjabi.

First music album and pre cinema entry phase ( 2004-2011) Dosanjh after completing his formal education, released his first music album titled “Ishq Da Uda Ada” with Finetone Cassettes under T series. Dilijit went on to sing eight tracks of the Punjabi album, D followed by his second album the same year in 2004 titled "Dil” again with Finetone Cassettes. However he shot to fame in the Punjabi music world with his third album Smile in the year 2005 , especially the tracks “Nach Diyan Alran Kuwariyan” and Paggan Pochiviyan Wale” leading big time to his wide acceptance among Punjabi folk. His next sets of albums were Ishq Ho Gaya, Chocolate. He further did a few more single albums in the ensuing years. Next he came up with the album “Next Level” which was used in the movie “Mele Karade Rabba” with actor Jimmy Shergill who lip synced for Dosanjh’s song in the movie. Film debut and rise to prominence (2011) Dilijit made his Punjabi film debut with the action entertainer flick 'The Lion of Punjab' along with other cast like Jividha Ashta and Pooja Tandon in the lead . Dilijit received favourable responses for his first movie outing. The Guddu Dhanao directorial saw him playing an uneducated yet headstrong youth who sets out to end his village factory only to face dire obstacles on the way. Although the remake movie bombed at the box office, the original sound track by Dilijit received much popularity especially the songs “Lak Twenty Eight Kudi Da” sung by Honey Singh and “Lak 28 Kudi Da” all becoming chartbusters, enjoying a world wide listeners across the globe. His second film was with the romantic comedy flick Jhine Mera Dil Luteya which saw him pairing with Gippy Grewal and Neeru Bajwa in the front lead. The film narrated the story of two carefree youth who tries to woo a rich girl only to have a series of humorous events coming their way after she goes bankrupt. The comedy of errors flick had him in a lighter role as compared to his debut and his performance was well received. The movie was an excellent run in Punjab and got Dilijit the PTC Punjab Film Awards Best Actor Award that year in 2012. He had sung six songs in the film. Major turnaround and Bollywood entry ( 2012- 2016) Dilijit after delivering many more hit music albums in between and making a special appearance entry in to Bollywood with the Ritesh Deshmukh starrer Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya in early 2012, he then went on to be casted by Anurag Singh in his blockbuster rom com Jatt & Juliet in mid-2012. The movie which subsequently was the biggest hit in Punjabi cinema until then was also widely applauded by the critic. The movie which narrated the story of a boy and a girl dreaming to make it to Canada one day who fall in love with one another leading to much fun. The cult movie saw to it that Dilijit’s status among the Punjabi movie goers would experience a rollover change and he got his second consecutive Best Actor Award at PTC Awards. His next Punjabi production Saadi Love Story alongside with Amrinder Gill and Surveen Chawla had a bad run. He was seen singing songs in the movie too. Dilijit however resurfaced with the sequel Jatt & Juliet 2 in the year 2013. The movie which saw the lead characters reprising their characters from the prequel in a different setting, also turned out to be an industry hit surpassing the previous instalment. The movie took deeper strides to expose the comic sensibilities of Dilijit and made him a bankable actor in Punjabi cinema for which he received rave reviews. Dilijit with his success step by step, went on to star in two Punjabi films Disco Singh and the National Award winning political drama Punjab 1984 , both of which saw him growing immensely as an actor and building on his already far reaching fan base. His entry into Bollywood The year 2016 saw him finally making his much anticipated entry into Bollywood with the offbeat social crime drama flick Udta Punjab sharing the screen space with actors Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and many more. The film was a critical blockbuster and critically acclaimed film of all times. The movie which narrated the test and tribulations in the life of a cocaine dependent young musician, a migrant worker girl who comes across the weed, a female doctor running a rehabilitation centre and a cop who sets out to clean of drug use after it affects his brother’s life in Punjab. Dilijit who was seen playing the cop connecting the four individual tales came up with a convincing performance that was perfect for the role that he portrayed . A role that required a series of emotional setbacks amidst his duty. The movie got him A Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut the year in 2016. His most recent outing is the Hindi horror romantic comedy 'Phillauri' with Anushka Sharma in the lead has opened well. He has one more outing that is going to be released soon, once again with his Phillauri co-star Anushka Sharma funded film 'Kaneda' in 2017.

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1 02 Oct 2024 Film Actor Ranna Ch Dhanna
2 28 Jun 2024 Film Actor Producer ZORA MALKI
3 28 Jun 2024 Film Actor Jatt And Juliet 3
4 12 Apr 2024 Film Actor Amar Singh Chamkila
5 29 Mar 2024 Film Actor Crew
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7 05 May 2023 Film Actor ProducerSinger Jodi
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