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.
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.
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”.
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:
|2011||The Lion of Punjab|
Jihne Mera Dil Luteya
Gurnoor Singh Randhawa
|2012||Jatt & Juliet||Fateh Singh|
|2013||Saadi Love Story|
Jatt & Juliet 2
Shivjeet Singh Mann/Shiva
|2017||Super Singh||Saajan Singh/Sam/Super Singh/Lovely Putt|
|2018||Sajjan Singh Rangroot||Sajjan Singh|
|2021||Honsla Rakh||Yenkey Singh|
|2022||Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne||Jaggi|
Here’s the list of his Hindi Movies:
|2016||Udta Punjab||Sartaaj Singh|
|2017||Phillauri||Roop Lal Phillauri|
|2018||Welcome to New York|
|2020||Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari||Suraj|
|2022||Jogi||Joginder ”Jogi” Singh|
|2024||Amar Singh Chamkila(Upcoming)||Amar Singh Chamkila|
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
|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|
Best Male Debut
|2020||Zee Cine Awards|
PTC Punjabi Film Awards
|Best Actor in a Comic Role|