Diljit Dosanjh
Diljit Dosanjh

Diljit Dosanjh is an Indian singer, actor, film producer and writer who primarily works in the Punjabi and Hindi film industry. He featured in various music singles and Punjabi movies. In 2016 he made his Bollywood debut with a movie named Udta Punjab.

Early Life

Diljit Dosanjh was born on 6 January, 1984 in Dosanjh Kalan in Phillaur Tehsil, Jalandhar district, Punjab. He belongs to a Sikh family, his mother Sukhwinder kaur is a homemaker and his father Balbir Singh is a former Punjab government employee. He did his schooling from A1 Manar Public School, Ludhiana.

Personal Life

Diljit Dosanjh
Diljit Dosanjh

Diljit is married to Sandeep Kaur and the couple have a Child together. He has two siblings, one elder sister and a younger brother named Manjeet Singh. Diljit never speaks about his family on public platforms due to his personal reasons which he mentioned many times in tv shows that “he doesn’t want his family to suffer because of him if some people don’t like his work, they can just criticize him and not include his family in between”.

Career

Diljit Dosanjh
Diljit Dosanjh

Diljit started his music career with his album Ishq Da Uda Ada in 2004, he sang for all the eight tracks of the album. His second album Dil was also released in 2004. Diljit got popularity with his third album Smile produced by Sukhpal Sukh in 2005. After that he sang for many other albums and then he entered the Punjabi Film industry. His debut film was The Lion of Punjab in 2011 although the movie was not commercially blockbuster but a song from the movie’s name Lak 28 Kudi Da was a major success and one of the blockbuster hit songs of its time. These are the Punjabi movies done by Diljit Dosanjh:

 

Year Title  Role
2011 The Lion of Punjab

Jihne Mera Dil Luteya

Rajveer Dhillon

Gurnoor Singh Randhawa

2012 Jatt & Juliet Fateh Singh
2013 Saadi Love Story

Jatt & Juliet 2

Rajveer/Billa

Fateh Singh

2014 Disco Singh

Punjab 1984

Laatu

Shivjeet Singh Mann/Shiva

2015 Sardaarji

Mukhtiar Chadha

Jaggi

Mukhtiar Chadha

2016 Ambarsariya

Sardaarji 2

Jatt Ambarsariya

Jaggi/Athraa/Satkaar

2017 Super Singh Saajan Singh/Sam/Super Singh/Lovely Putt
2018 Sajjan Singh Rangroot Sajjan Singh
2019 Shadaa Chadta
2021 Honsla Rakh Yenkey Singh
2022 Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne Jaggi

 

Here’s the list of his Hindi Movies:

 

Year Title Role
2016 Udta Punjab Sartaaj Singh
2017 Phillauri Roop Lal Phillauri
2018 Welcome to New York

Soorma

Teji

Sandeep Singh

2019 Arjun Patiala

Good Newwz

Arjun Patiala

Honey Batra

2020 Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari Suraj
2022 Jogi Joginder ”Jogi” Singh
2024 Amar Singh Chamkila(Upcoming) Amar Singh Chamkila

 

Controversies

In 2020, Kangana Ranaut and Diljit’s fight is a hot topic of the town. Kangana Ranaut made comments on Twitter that were critical of the farmers’ protests that were taking place in India at the time. Diljit Dosanjh, who is a strong supporter of the farmers’ protests, responded to her comments with tweets in Punjabi. Kangana responded by calling Diljit a “Karan Johar’s pet” and a “bootlicker.” The feud between the two celebrities continued for several days, with Diljit releasing a song titled “RiRi” in response to Kangana’s comments. The song featured lyrics in Punjabi that were critical of Kangana’s views on the farmers’ protests.

Apart from this controversy, Diljit Dosanjh has also faced criticism in the past for his song lyrics and for appearing in films that have been accused of promoting drug use. However, he has always maintained that his lyrics and roles in films are meant to entertain and do not promote any negative values or behaviors.

Awards and Recognitions

Year  Award Category
2012 Punjabi International Film Academy Awards Best Actor
2013 PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actor
2014 PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actor
2015 PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actor
2017 Filmfare Awards Punjabi

Filmfare Awards

Best Actor

Best Male Debut

2020 Zee Cine Awards

PTC Punjabi Film Awards

Best Actor in a Comic Role

Best Actor