Hans Raj Hans
Hans Raj Hans (right) with his son Yuvraj Hans (left)
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019
Preceded byUdit Raj
ConstituencyNorth-West Delhi
Personal details
Born (1962-04-09) 9 April 1962 (age 61)
Shafipur, Punjab, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
ChildrenNavraj Hans and Yuvraj Hans
Musical career
OriginJalandhar, Punjab, India
Years active1983 – present

Hans Raj Hans is an Indian singer and politician. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri.[1] He sings Punjabi folk and Sufi music as well as in movies and has also released his own 'Punjabi-pop' albums. He has worked alongside other artists, such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the movie Kachche Dhaage.[2]

Early life

Hans Raj Hans was born in the village of Shafipur, near to Jalandhar, Punjab, India.[3][4] Hans graduated from DAV College, Jalandhar.[5] In his teen years, Hans was trained in singing by Ustad Puran Shah Koti.[6] In 2014, it was reported that Hans Raj converted to Islam, however he has denied this claim.[7][8][9]

Musical career

Punjabi gayki seminar

In his youth, Hans learned from music director Charanjit Ahuja. Then he started singing Punjabi folk, devotional, and Sufi music.[10] He worked with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the movie Kachche Dhaage.[11]

Hans has been an honorary music professor at Washington DC University and San Jose State University.[12]

Political career

Hans joined the Shiromani Akali Dal party in January 2009 and in May of that year, he contested the Jalandhar, Punjab, India constituency.[13]

He resigned on 18 December 2014 and joined the Indian National Congress in February 2016.[14]

He joined Bharatiya Janata Party on 10 December 2016.[15] He defeated and replaced Udit Raj as the candidate representing North West Delhi in the 2019 Indian general election.[16]


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Award Ceremony Category Recipient Result Ref.(s)
4th Mirchi Music Awards Male Vocalist of The Year "Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi" from Mausam Nominated [18]


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  4. ^ Staff Reporter (4 May 2019). "CEO seeks CM's reply over remarks on Hans Raj Hans". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
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  8. ^ "Hans Raj Hans on AAP's Allegations That He Converted to Islam | ABP News". YouTube.
  9. ^ "Lok Sabha Polls 2019: Hans Raj Hans Denies Conversion to Islam, Hits Out at "Liar" Kejriwal".
  10. ^ If one thing falls in place... Archived 26 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Hindustan Times (21 January 2011). Retrieved on 19 April 2013.
  11. ^ "Symphony Hall, Birmingham:Press Office". Retrieved 5 October 2006.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Melody is out, noise is in, says Hans Raj Hans". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013.
  13. ^ "Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans in LS battle from Jalandhar". business-standard.com. Press Trust of India. 27 April 2009. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2012.
  14. ^ "Singer Hans Raj Hans joins Congress". Tribune India. Archived from the original on 2 November 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  15. ^ Now, Hans ditches Congress for BJP Archived 22 January 2018 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Ghosh, Deepshika (23 April 2019). "BJP's Delhi List Out, Singer Hans Raj Hans Replaces Lawmaker Udit Raj". NDTV. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
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  18. ^ "Nominations - Mirchi Music Award Hindi 2011". 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 24 May 2018.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)