Early Life of Gurdas Maan
Gurdas Maan was born to a family of Sikh Maan Jat. He was enrolled into an educational institute of Patiala after finishing his education in Malout. But since his childhood he was very much enthusiastic with sports, which ultimately led him to the National Institute of Sports in the city. Afterwards Gurdas Maan obtained a Masters Degree in Physical Education from there. His days in Patiala also glorified with his participation in the youth festivals that were organized by various universities and the awards that he fetched from there for his outstanding participations in the field of acting and singing. At the National Championship, Gurdas Maan took part in many athletic events from where he has won many medals as recognition of his impression in the field. He has also won a Bronze medal at the Championship and a black belt in judo.
Career of Gurdas Maan
Today he has been counted amongst the best possible Punjabi singers and he has been looked as 'Icon of Punjab'. This astonishing Punjabi Singer rose to fame with a song written solely by him for a stage plays. Acknowledging the potentiality of the song, a producer of a Jalandhar TV station made him agreed to his tune to perform this song on television. On the eve of New Year in the year 1980, the programme was aired. This programme captured the attention of audiences all over the nation and he became a national icon. The big music recording house HMV signed him to record the song with them. In the later year 1981, HMV released the debut album of Gurdas Mann with that hit song "Dil Da Mamala Hai".
Singing Talent of Gurdas Maan
When Gurdas Mann geared up his career as a solo artist, Indian music industry was then dominated by the duet artists. Gurdas Mann never tried to link up with any artist. As a solo performer from the day of his debut, he has always performed to his potential. For the Doordarshan Network in Delhi, he also wrote and directed TV programs such as POP Time from his early times. Today he has been credited for the promotion of Bhangra Music from 'a regional level mostly in Punjab to gain international recognition'. His next hit song "Apna Punjab" superseded all his earlier hits. The song was very much popular and received well acclamation throughout. "Apna Punjab" won Best Song and Best Album and Gurdas himself won Best International Artist at the Asian Pop and Media Awards held in Birmingham in the year 1998. The song was originally composed by an NRI who resides at Toronto, namely Makhan Brar. During a programme out there, on his request Gurdas Mann performed the song on the spot.
Acting Talent of Gurdas Maan
Apart from music albums and stage performances, Gurdas Mann has also left his impression in the field of Films. In the hit film "Shaheed Udham Singh", he was featured 'as a Sikh man with no prejudices based on religion, caste or creed'. Many fans of his and friends have agreed on the issue that he has acted in the film as if he was in his real life. Laxmikant Pyarelal, Bappi Lahiri, Anu Malik, Nadeem Sharvan, Amar Haidipur, Charanjeet Ahuja, and Jaswant Bhanyra are the music directors with whom Gurdas Mann has worked in his career. In the epic "Des Hoyaa Pardes" along with famous film star Juhi Chawla he has starred. It was 'an emotive film illustrating the tragedies faced by the people of Punjab in the 1980s'. Gurdas Mann with perfect emotion has playacted the role of a son of a well-respected Jatt (farmer) Gurdev Singh Somal who has fall in love with a high ranking police officer's daughter. This movie was completely based on real facts.
Gurdas Mann apart from Punjabi can also speak Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Haryanvi and Rajasthani fluently. He has also performed as an actor in Punjabi, Hindi and Tamil movies, most recently "Waris Shah - Ishq Daa Waaris". The film is a portrayal of the Punjabi poet Waris Shah's life during the creation of his epic poem Heer Ranjha, again co-starring Juhi Chawla and national award winner Divya Dutta. With Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta, he has also acted as a special guest in the movie Veer-Zaara. The films where he has acted are, Yaariyan; Waris Shah - Ishq Daa Waaris; Mamla Gadbad Hai; Long Da Lashkara; Chhora Haryane Da; Ki Banu Duniyan Da; Qurbani Jatt Di; Ucha Dar Babbe 'Nanak' Da; Kachahri; Pratgiya; Wanted Dead or Alive - Gurdas Maan; Dushmani Di Aag; Gabroo Punjab Da; Baghavaat; Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai; Shaheed-e-Mohabbat (Boota Singh); Shaheed Udham Singh; Des Hoya Pardes.
Gurdas Mann has also performed outside India in the countries like, Canada, UK, Australia and Singapore. He usually performs in USA with his International Promoter Nirmal Singh Dhaliwal and his Bay Area Promoters, Golden Palms Entertainment.
Discography of Gurdas Maan
* 2011: Jogiya
* 2008: Boot Polishan
* 2005: Vilayatan
* 2004: Heer
* 2003: Punjeeri
* 1999: Jaadugarian (Venus)
* 1998: Dil Hona Chahida Jawaan (Venus)
* 1997: Yaar Mera Pyar (T-Series)
* 1996: Chaklo Chaklo (T-Series)
* 1995: Ishq Na Dekhe Zaat
* 1994: Aaja Sajna
* 1994: Ishq Da Giddha (Tips)
* 1993: Ghar Bhulgi Morh Te Ake
* 1993: Than Than Gopal (RMI)
* 1993: Aakarh Aa Hi Jaandi-E'(Music Bank)
* 1992: Larh Geya Pecha
* 1991: Dil Da Badshah
* 1990: Mohabbat Zindabad
* 1989: Akhiyaan Udeek Dian
* 1988* Raat Suhani'
* 1988: Chugliyaan
* 1988: Wah Ni Jawaniye
* 1987: Geetan Bhari Patari
* 1986: Nacho Babeyo
* 1985: Kurian Ne Judo Sikh Lai
* 1984: Chakkar'
* 1984: Peer Tere Jaan Di
* 1983: Masti
* 1982: Dil Saaf Hona Chahida
* 1982: Disco Vichari
* 1981: Dil Da Mamla Hai
Filmography of Gurdas Maan
* 2011: truck Driver
* 2010: Chak Jawana
* 2010: Sukhmani Hope for life
* 2009: Mini Punjab (Speed OXL Films)
* 2008: Yaariyan (Universal)
* 2007: Mummy-Ji (special appearance) (Universal)
* 2006: Waris Shah-Ishq Da Waaris (MovieBox)
* 2004: Des Hoyaa Pardes (Universal)
* 2004: Veer Zaara (special appearance)(Yash Raj Films)
* 2002: Zindagi Khoobsoorat Hai
* 2000: Shaheed Udham Singh (MovieBox) ...Shaheed Udham Singh
* 1999: Shaheed-E-Mohabbat ...Boota Singh
* 1999 Sirf Tum (special appearance)
* 1995: Subedaar
* 1995: Bagawat ...Gurjeet
* 1994: Kachehri
* 1994: Wanted: Gurdas Maan Dead or Alive
* 1992: Saali Adhi Ghar Waali
* 1991: Roohani Taaqat
* 1990: Pratigya ...Billa
* 1990: Qurbani Jatt Di ...Karma
* 1990: Dushmani Di Aag
* 1988: Baghavaat
* 1987: Chhora Haryana Da
* 1986: Ki Banu Duniyan Da
* 1986: Gabhroo Punjab Da ...Shera
* 1986: Laung Da Lashkara
* 1985: Patthar Dil
* 1984: Mamla Garbar Hai
* 1982: Ucha Dar Babe Nanak Da
Achievements in Music for Gurdas Maan
In recent times, he has also won three highly esteemed honours in music, Best Lyrics (Kudiye), Best Song (Heer), as well as Best Singer of the Year at the ETC Channel Punjabi Music Awards on the March 6, in the year 2005. Some albums released by him are, Waris Shah - Ishq Daa Waaris in the year 2006; Vilayatan in the year 2005; Punjeeri in the year 2003; Chaklo in the year 1993; Wah Ni Jawaniye in the year 1994; Ishq Da Giddha in the year 2003; Pyar Kar Lai in the year 2001; Jaadugarian in the year 2000; Dil Hona Chahida Jawaan in the year 2000; Bhaven Kakh Na Rahen in the year 1996; Kurian Ne Judo Sikh Lai in the year 1998; Yaar Mera Pyar in the year 1991; Khedan De Din Chaar in the year 1991; Ghar Bhulgi Morh Te Ake in the year 1996; Nach Babeyo in the year 1995; Than Than Gopal in the year 1993; Aakarh Aa Hi Jaandi-E in the year 1993; Ve Baah Chhad in the year 1989; Peerh Prahoni in the year 1988; Masti in the year 1984; Dil Saaf Hona Chahida in the year 1981; Akhiyaan Udeek Dian in the year 1980; he has also released 3 religious albums: Daati Asin Mangate Tere in the year 2005; Kripa Daati Di in the year 2002; Gal Paa Ke Maiya Diyaan Chunniyaan in the year 2001; Eid Mubarak in the year 1987; he has given Music for Heer in the year 2006.
Personal Life of Gurdas Maan
Gurdaas Maan is married to Manjeet Maan. They have son who goes by the name Gurikk Maan. Gurikk Maan is presently a producer, video director and song writer in the Punjabi film industry.