Diljit Dosanjh is surely the NEXT BIG THING in the Indian music and film industry alongside Punjabi industry where he has already made a mark. The actor singer has delivered some of the most amazing and power packed performances in Punjabi cinema and also in his Bollywood debut ‘Udta Punjab’ which also got him critical acclaim. Diljit is one star whose down to earth persona makes girls go gaga over him. He has been contributing a lot to Punjabi music industry and has given some of the biggest hits like 5 taara, Proper Patola, Lakk 28 Kudi Da and endless other hits.
On his birthday, let’s take a look at some of the unknown facts about the turbanator-Diljit Dosanjh:
1. Diljit was originally named Daljit and hails from a small village near Jalandhar
Diljit has always appeared to be one of the most simple and raw celebrities which is a reflection of his good background. Diljit released his forst album in 2000 after which he changed the spelling of his first name from Daljit to Diljit. His first successful album was released in 2005.
2. His song Proper Patola was first Punjabi song to feature on Vevo
In August 2013, Diljit collaborated with Badshah to release one of his finest compositions, Proper Patola which became the first Punjabi song to be featured on Vevo, the famous video hosting service. Within a fortnight, the track had got one million views on YouTube.
3. ‘Lakk 28 Kudi Da’ from his debut film reached the top position on the official Asian Download chart in UK, published by BBC
After giving a number of smashing hits, Diljit made his acting debut in the year 2011. The movie did not work really well but his song ‘Lakk 28 Kudi Da’ from the movie is still played at most parties. The song reached the top position on the official Asian Download chart in UK, published by BBC
4. Diljit has given major versatile performances from Jatt and Juliet to Punjab 1984
After working as a chocolate boy in movies like ‘Jihne Mera Dil Luteya’ and “Jatt and Juliet’, Diljit went on to work in films like ‘Punjab 1984’ proving himself to be capable of much more.
5. His album Back2Basics won him three BritAsia TV music awards.
Diljit reached the international fame with his music album Back2Basics. He won the award for Best International Act, Best Album and Best Bhangra Single at the BritAsia TV Music Awards for his song ‘Kharku’.
6. Along with being a popular singer and talented actor, Diljit is also a philanthropist.
On his birthday in the year 2013, Diljit launched the Saanjh Foundation, an organization that works with the underprivileged. The foundation also works on relevant issues such as self-confidence, career development and mentoring.
7. Diljit will be next seen in Phillauri opposite Anushka Sharma
After contributing to Bollywood with songs in ‘Tere Naal Love Ho gaya’, ‘Mere dad Ki Maruti’, ‘Yamlaa Paglaa Deewana’ and ‘Singh Is Bliing’, he made his debut with ‘Udta Punjab’ and gathered enormous appreciation for his role. He will next be seen in Anshai lal’s Phillauri opposite Anushka Sharma.