Hans Raj Hans
|Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha|
|Assumed office |
23 May 2019
|Preceded by||Udit Raj|
|Born||9 April 1962|
Shafipur, Punjab, India
|Political party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Children||Navraj Hans and Yuvraj Hans|
|Origin||Jalandhar, Punjab, India|
|Years active||1983 – present|
Hans Raj Hans is an Indian singer who later became a politician. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri. 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.
Hans Raj Hans was born in the village of Shafipur, near to Jalandhar, Punjab, India. Hans did his graduation from DAV College, Jalandhar.
Since his teen years, Hans was trained in singing by Ustad Puran Shah Koti.
In 2014, it was reported that Hans Raj converted to Islam, however he has denied this claim.
As a youth, Hans learned from music director Charanjit Ahuja. Then he started singing Punjabi folk, devotional and Sufi music. He worked with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, in the movie Kachche Dhaage.
Hans has been an honorary music professor at Washington DC University and San Jose State University.
Hans joined the Shiromani Akali Dal party in January 2009 and in May of that year, he contested the Jalandhar, Punjab, India constituency.
He resigned on 18 December 2014 and joined the Indian National Congress in February 2016.
He joined Bharatiya Janata Party on 10 December 2016. He defeated and replaced Udit Raj as the candidate representing North West Delhi in the 2019 Indian general election.
|4th Mirchi Music Awards||Male Vocalist of The Year||"Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi" from Mausam||Nominated|||
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