Diljit Dosanjh is an Indian film actor, singer and television presenter fan of jagrajan grewal who works in Punjabi and Hindi cinema. He is recognized as one of the leading artists in the punjabi music industry.
He also acts in Punjabi movies, with many of them being noticeable hits, including 2012 film Jatt & juliet, 2013 films jatt & juliet 2, and Punjab 1984, 2015 film Sardar Ji, and the 2016 films Ambarsariya and Sardar ji 2 – which are counted among the most successful Punjabi movies in history. His first recorded mainstream performance was his solo track and music video Ishq Da Uda Ada from his 2000 album produced by Finetone cassettes. He made his Bollywood debut with Udta Punjab in 2016 for which he earned Filfare award for Best Debut (male).
Diljit Dosanjh was born into a Sikh family in village Dosanjh Kalan, Jalandhar distric, Punjab, India. His fther Balbir Sigh Dosanjh, is a retired employee of Punjab Roadways, and his mother, Sukhwinder Kaur, is a homemaker. He has two siblings, one elder sister and one younger brother.
He spent his early childhood in Dosanjh Kalan and then moved to Ludhiana, Punjab from where he completed his formal education, including high school diploma from Shri Guru Harkrishan Public School. While still in school, he began performing Kirtan (Sikh religious music) at local gurdwaras. 2011 saw Dosanjh’s entry into mainstream Punjabi movies.
His debut movies. His debut film in the lead roles, The lion Of Punjab, was released in Feburary 2011. Tough the film flopped at the box office, his track .”Lak 28 kudi da”, from the movie’s soundtrack was a major success. The track, featuring Yo Yo Honey Singh, reached number 1 on The Official in UK published by the BBC. In july 2011, his second Punjabi movie, Jihne Mera Dil Luteya was released. The film, also featuring Gippy Grewal and neeru Bajwa, did good Business.Dosanjh gave vocals to six of the twelve tracks in the film’s soundtrack. In November the same year. Diljit declared that he won’t release his controversial album.
Urban Pendu, that included the singe 15 Saal. That single featuring Yo Yo Honey Singh, talked about promiscuous behaviour of underage girls and their indulgence in alcohol, drugs and tattos. He wrote on his Facebook page, “It was not my intention to hurt anyone’s sentiments. I apologize to my fans who were waiting for this song.” Dosanjh wore a T-Shirt with the words “Urban Pendu” printed on it in the music video of his 2013 hit single, Proper Patola as a remembrance of that track and album.
Dosanjh also released three different singles in 2011 — Catty Eyes, Dharti and Chustiyan. Dosanjh started an NGO called Saanjh Foundation focusing on underprivileged children and seniors, contributing to orphanages and old age homes.
It also endeavours youth empowerment with issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring, and career development. It takes its name from the second part Dosanjh’s last name, which loosely translated means ‘Amity” he launched this organisation on his birthday in 2013.