Gurpreet Ghuggi
Convener of Aam Aadmi Party, Punjab
In office
4 September 2016 – 8 May 2017
Preceded bySucha Singh Chhotepur
Succeeded byBhagwant Mann
Personal details
Born
Gurpreet Singh Waraich[1][2]

(1971-06-19) 19 June 1971 (age 52)[3][4]
Gurdaspur, Punjab, India[2]
Political partyAam Aadmi Party (2014-2017)
SpouseKuljeet Kaur
Children2
Alma materGuru Nanak Dev University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • politician
Comedy career
Genres
  • Films
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Television
Notable works and roles
  • Carry On Jatta
  • Ghuggi Khol Pitari
  • Ghuggi Chhoo Mantar
  • Ghuggi Yaar Gupp Na Maar
  • Ghuggi De Barati

Gurpreet Singh Waraich (born 19 June 1971), commonly known as Gurpreet Ghuggi, is an Indian actor, comedian and politician. He is known for his works in Punjabi and Hindi films. Ghuggi began his career by acting in theatre in the early 1990s, after which he had recurring roles in television series such as Ronak Mela and the soap opera Parchhaven. He gained international public recognition with comedic leading roles through his videos Ghuggi Junction (2003) and Ghuggi Shoo Mantar (2004), before beginning his film career by starring as Patwari Jhilmil Singh in Asa Nu Maan Watna Da (2004). He starred in the film Carry On Jatta (2012), and was praised for his meaningful leading role in Ardaas (2015).

Personal life

Gurpreet Singh Waraich was born on 19 June 1971 in Gurdaspur in Punjab.[3][2][4] He is married to Kuljeet Kaur with whom he has a son and a daughter.[1] He is an eggetarian.[5]

Acting career

Early career

Ghuggi's career began with his appearance in several theatrical plays. In the 1990s, he got his break on television when he was cast in the comedic series, Ronak Mela. After Ronak Mela, Ghuggi had lead roles on the soap opera Parchhaven, playing a serious character, as well as on several shows, including Ghuggi Express and Ghuggi On Line.

2004-present

Ghuggi's debut film role was in the romantic drama Jee Aayan Nu, in which he played a travel agency role. Released in 2002, the movie went direct-to-video. Soon after, he became a cast member in several films, including a breakthrough in 2015, when he was given the opportunity to play the lead role in Ardaas. His involvement in the film earned him the Filmfare Award for Best Actor (critics).

Alongside working in Punjabi cinema movies, Ghuggi has appeared in a few Bollywood and Canadian cinema films such as Singh Is Kinng and Breakaway. He received public recognition in India through his participation in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, a reality show on STAR One. Later Ghuggi appeared with his wife, Kuljeet Kaur, on Star One's Hans Baliye and won the contest.

Ghuggi has appeared in live concerts such as Shounki Mela 2003 (along with Kamal Heer, Manmohan Waris and Sangtar), Vaisakhi Mela 2009 (along with Jazzy B and Sukhshinder Shinda) and Vaisakhi Mela 2010 (along with Nachatter Gill, Master Saleem and others).

In 2020, Ghuggi started a new talk show called Hasdeyaan De Ghar Vasde on Zee Punjabi and Zee5. Ghuggi hosts the show with Khushboo Grewal.[6]

Political career

In 2014, Waraich joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a political party in India. From 4 September 2016 to 10 May 2017, he had led AAP Punjab as the party's state convener but was replaced by Bhagwant Maan. After his replacement, he quit the party.[7][8][9] He had contested from the Batala Assembly Constituency during the 2017 Punjab Legislative Assembly election but lost, placing third behind Lakhbir Singh Lodhinangal and Ashwani Sekhri.[10]

Discography

Year Album Record label
2018 Heereye Da Boldi MovieBox
2015 Charai Yarran Di Vanjhali Recordz
2012 Punjabi Gabru Vanjhali Recordz
2007 Meri Vahuti Da Viyah Shemaroo
2005 Ghuggi Khol Pitari T-Series
2005 Tamasha Ghuggi Da T-Series
2004 Ghuggi Shoo Mantar T-Series
2004 Ghuggi Da Viah T-Series
2003 Ghuggi De Bachche T-Series
2003 Ghuggi Kare Kolki Music Waves
2003 Ghuggi Junction Plasma Records
2002 Tohfe Ghuggi De T-Series

Videography

Year Title Record label
2010 Ghasita Hawaldar Santa Banta Frar Shemaroo
2010 Khich Ghuggi Khich T-Series
2009 Ghuggi Hein Te Udd Ke Vakha Eagle
2009 Ghuggi Labhey Gharwali Shemaroo
2008 Ghuggi Yaar Gup Na Mar Shemaroo
2008 Ghuggi De Barati Tips
2007 Meri Vahuti Da Viyah Shemaroo
2005 Ghuggi Khol Pitari T-Series
2004 Ghuggi Chhoo Mantar T-Series
2003 Ghuggi Junction Plasma Records

Filmography

Films

Key
Denotes films that have not yet been released.
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Jee Aayan Nu Travel Agent
2003 Pind Di Kudi Lalli's uncle
2004 Asa Nu Maan Watna Da Patwari Jhilmil Singh
2005 Nalaik Mama special appearance
Jijaji Mr. Sandhu
Yaaran Naal Baharan Rangila
2006 Dil Apna Punjabi Prabhjot Singh Mundi
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Gurpreet Guggi Hindi film
Rab Ne Banayiyan Jodiyan Tillu Singh/K.B. Singh 'Kabadiya'
Ek Jind Ek Jaan Comedy King-Ghuggi
2007 Namastey London Taxi Driver Hindi film
Mitti Wajaan Maardi Ambarsariya
2008 Race Police Inspector Hindi film
Singh Is Kinng Manjeet Singh Hindi film
Mera Pind Teetu Kalra
Chak De Phatte Pinka Bhoond/Ratan Singh Tata
2009 Ek: The Power of One Guru
Jag Jeondeyan De Mele Lucky/Mitha singh Double role
Tera Mera Ki Rishta Wedding Planner
Munde U.K. De Diljeet "DJ" Singh
Lagda Ishq Hogaya Servant
Apni Boli Apna Des Yankee Singh
2010 Lad Gaya Pecha Baljeet
Kabaddi Ik Mohabbat Sukhi
Ik Kudi Punjab Di Bawa
Mar Jawan Gur Khake Inspector 420
2011 The Lion of Punjab[11] Amrit's brother
Breakaway Uncle Sammy English-language film
Naughty @ 40 Hindi film
Khushiyaan Hindi film
Yaara o Dildaara Kang
2012 Pata Nahi Rabb Kehdeyan Rangan Ch Raazi Preetam Singh
2012 Joker Cameraman Hindi film
2012 Carry On Jatta Honey Singh
2012 YAAR Pardesi Kamaljit Singh
2012 Ajj De Ranjhe Inspector Manjit Singh Phirki
2012 Khiladi 786 Sukhi Hindi film
2012 Dil Tainu Karda Ae Pyar
2012 Yamley Jatt Yamley
2013 Lucky Di Unlucky Story Jelly
2013 Jatts In Golmaal Jugnu
2013 Bhaji in Problem Sandeep Cheema
2013 Heer and Hero
2014 Jatt James Bond Binder
2014 Fateh
2014 Aa Gaye Munde U.K. De DJ
2014 Double Di Trouble
2014 Happy Go Lucky Harpal
2015 Singh Of Festival
2015 Second Hand Husband Tea Seller Hindi film
2015 Singh Is Bliing Minister Hindi film
2016 Ardaas Gurmukh/ Masterji
2016 Vaisakhi List No Named Character Hindi film
2016 Ambarsariya Hakim Manpreet
2016 Lock Harpal
2017 Bandookan Kulwinder
2018 Carry on Jatta 2 Honey
2018 Vadhayiyaan Ji Vadhayiyaan Sukhi
2018 Afsar
2018 Son Of Manjeet Singh Manjeet Singh
2018 Aate Di Chidi
2018 Jatt vs IELTS Lakhwinder Singh
2018 Laavaan Phere Karnail Singh 'Kaila'
2018 Raduaa
2019 Band Vaaje [12]
2019 Ardaas Karaan
2019 Naukar Vahuti Da Goldie
2021 Paani Ch Madhaani Directed by Vijay Kumar Arora[13]
2022 Ni Main Sass Kutni
Bai Ji Kuttange [14]
Cuttputlli Guleria Hindi film[15]
2023 Es Jahano Door Kitte Chal Jindiye Waryam Singh
Rang Ratta
Carry on Jatta 3 Honey
Mastaney Qalandar
Dunki Passenger at Laltu Station Hindi film
2024 Master Scheme Singh[16] Web series

References

  1. ^ a b Neha Vashist (19 July 2018). "Birthday special! Gurpreet Ghuggi: Lesser known facts about the actor". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Puneet Saini (19 July 2017). "ऐसा कॉमेडियन जिसे कपिल शर्मा भी अपना गुरु मानते हैं". Firstpost (in Hindi). Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "ਤੁਹਾਡੀਆਂ ਦੁਆਵਾਂ ਦੇ ਲਈ ਤਹਿ ਦਿਲੋਂ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ 🙏🏻😇❤️ | By Gurpreet Ghuggi". Facebook (in Punjabi). 19 June 2023. Retrieved 20 June 2023.
  4. ^ a b Nanda, Karan (19 June 2019). "Happy Birthday Gurpreet Ghuggi: Interesting Facts You Definitely Didn't Know About The Actor". PTC Punjabi. Retrieved 20 June 2023.
  5. ^ Singh, Manpriya (3 January 2018). "Roti over risotto". Tribune. Retrieved 6 January 2023.
  6. ^ "ZEE TV UK to air Punjabi chat show 'Hasdeyaan De Ghar Vasde' in weekend slot". Biz Asia. 26 March 2020. Retrieved 29 March 2020.
  7. ^ "AAP appoints Gurpreet Ghuggi as Punjab convener". Tribune. 4 September 2016. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Actor Gurpreet Ghuggi quits AAP, says 'can't work under a drunkard like Bhagwant Mann'". ABP. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Gurpreet Ghuggi quits AAP, questions Mann's appointment as party's Punjab chief". The Economic Times. PTI. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  10. ^ "AAP"s Ghuggi loses from Batala". Press Trust of India. 11 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2022 – via India Today.
  11. ^ "Just Panjabi: Lion of Punjab: Diljit in theaters on 11th Feb, Music Release on 11 January 2011". Just Punjabi. 25 December 2010. Archived from the original on 7 March 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  12. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (26 February 2019). "Binnu Dhillon, Mandy Takhar, Jaswinder Bhalla, Gurpreet Ghuggi and Nirmal Rishi... First look poster of #Punjabi film #BandVaaje... Directed by Smeep Kang... 15 March 2019 release... Omjee Group release. https://t.co/mWHI4oormz" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  13. ^ "Paani Ch Madhaani Review: The Perfect Blend Of Entertainment With An Inspiring Story Will Win Your Heart". Kiddaan. 5 November 2021. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Upasana Singh launches her son Nanak Singh with Punjabi film Bai Ji Kuttange, which she promises will be a laugh riot".
  15. ^ "Akshay Kumar's crime thriller Mission Cinderella now titled Cuttputlli; film arrives on Disney+ Hotstar on September 2". Bollywood Hungama. 19 August 2022. Retrieved 24 August 2022.
  16. ^ "Master Scheme Singh: Gurpreet Ghuggi And Smeep Kang To Start The Shoot Of Web Series". Kiddaan. 12 November 2021. Retrieved 13 November 2021.