Harbhajan Mann
Background information
Birth nameHarbhajan Singh Mann
Born (1965-12-30) 30 December 1965 (age 58)[1]
Khemuana, Punjab, India
GenresPunjabi folk
Bhangra
Occupation(s)Singer, actor, film producer
Years active1987–present[1]
Websitewww.harbhajanmann.com

Harbhajan Singh Mann (born 30 December 1965) is an Indian-Canadian singer, actor and film producer associated with Punjabi music and cinema.[1][2] His movies include Jee Aayan Nu (2002), Asa Nu Maan Watna Da (2004), Heer Ranjha (2009) and Jag Jeondeyan De Mele (2009).

Early life and career

Mann was born in the Khemuana village, located in the Bathinda district of Punjab, India.[3] He is of Sikh origin. Mann began singing as an amateur in 1980, and performed in local shows for the South Asian community while attending high school in Canada.[citation needed] His beginnings as a professional artist can be traced to 1992, while he was in Punjab. Mann realized that the market for Punjabi music in Canada was small, and he returned to Punjab to record his albums.

Mann had a breakthrough in 1999, when India MTV and T-Series provided exposure for his Oye Hoye album. His was a Punjabi-pop style and he soon undertook playback singing roles.

The playback work led to acting roles and Mann has become a prominent figure in the revitalisation of Punjabi cinema. He has starred and produced in seven movies – Ji Aayan Nu, Asa Nu Mann Watna Da, Dil Apna Punjabi, Mitti Wajaan Mardi, Mera Pind-My home, Jag Jeondiyan De Mele and his most recent movie,[when?] Heer Ranjha.[4]

On 2 January 2013, he released Satrangi Peengh 2, in collaboration with his brother, Gursewak Mann. Harbhajan Mann said that he wants to create music that will live for decades.[5]

In 2013, Mann acted in Hanni, which was directed by Amitoj Maan. The two collaborated again in Gaddar – The Traitor, which was released on 29 May 2015.[6][7]

Harbhajan Mann released his single "Delhi '84" in 2014, for which the music has been given by Sukshinder Shinda.[8]

Discography

Year Album Record Label Composed
2017 Satrangi Peengh 3 HM Records Gurmeet Singh/Tigerstyle
2012 Satrangi Peengh 2 T-Series Jaidev Kumar
2010 Vaari Vaari T-Series Jaidev Kumar
2008 Sohniye[9] T-Series Sukshinder Shinda
2008 Nazran Miliyan Think Big Entertainment Sukshinder Shinda
2007 Mauj Mastiyan Think Big Entertainment Surinder Bachan
2005 Dil Dol Gaya MovieBox Jaidev Kumar
2003 Satrangi Peengh (With Gursewak Mann) T-Series Jaidev Kumar
2001 Haaye Meri Billo T-Series Jaidev Kumar
2001 Nachlai T-Series Jaidev Kumar
2000 Lala Lala Lala T-Series Jaidev Kumar
1999 Oye-Hoye T-Series Jaidev Kumar
1996 Vadhaiyan Jee Vadhaiyan Tips Charanjit Ahuja
1994 Jag Jeondeyan De Mele Saga Charanjit Ahuja
1992 Chithiye Ne Chithiye Music Bank Charanjit Ahuja
1990 Gidha Punjabna Da T-Series Charanjit Ahuja
1988 Ishq De Mamle HMV Gopal Khanna

Religious

Year Album[10] Record label Notes Composed
2017 Sirhind Di Diwaar Mad 4 Music Harbhajan Maan sukhpal Sukh
1999 Amrit Da Batta T-Series With Gursewak Mann Jaidev Kumar
1997 Raj Karega Khalsa Sur sangam With Gursewak Mann Charanjit Ahuja
1995 Panth Tere Diyan Goojan Saga With Gursewak Mann Charanjit Ahuja

Guest appearances

Release Album Record label
2018 Kangan - Single (Music: Jatinder Shah) T-Series
2016 Sher – Single (Music: Tigerstyle) T-Series
2016 Ikk Ikk Saah – Single (Music: Tigerstyle) Saga Hits
2015 Sardari – Single (Music: Desi Crew) MovieBox/Bunty Bains Productions
2015 Husn : The Kali – Single (Music: Tigerstyle) Amar Audio
2014 Full Charchey (PTC Star Night) (Music: Desi Crew) PTC Motion Pictures
2014 Gurbani – Single (Music: Gurmeet Singh) Dharam Seva Records
2014 Rumaal (Duo Collaboration/Aah Chak 2014) Swag Music
2013 Wajjde Wajje – Single (Music: Sukhpal Sukh) Saga Hits
2013 Wall Of Sirhind – Single (Music: Sukhpal Sukh) Dharam Seva Records
2012 Hik Naal (With Late Surjit Bindrakhia, Avtar Maniac, Varinder Brar & Geeta Zaildar) Think Big Entertainment/Goyal Music
2009 Bas Kar Bas Kar (With Aman Hayer , Labh Janjua and Gurdas Mann) Think Big Entertainment
2006 Nerre Nerre (With Meshi Eshara) Tips
2004 Ik Kudi Punjab Di (With Rahat Fateh Ali Khan) Kamlee Records
2002 Ho Janna (With Diljit Dosanjh and Gippy Grewal) Tips
1997 Maar Sutya (With Sardool Sikander and Hans Raj Hans) Saga
1991 Jatt UK (With Manjit Pappu) T-Series/Music Bank
1988 Satguru Parsad (Duo Collaboration with Malkit Singh) HMV
1987 Jogi Tera Majboori (With Gurdas Mann) T-Series

Filmography

Year Film Singer Actor Producer Notes
2002 Jee Aayan Nu Yes Yes Debut as an Actor
2004 Asa Nu Maan Watna Da Yes Yes
2006 Dil Apna Punjabi Yes Yes
2007 Mitti Wajaan Maardi Yes Yes
2008 Mera Pind-My home Yes Yes
2009 Jag Jeondeyan De Mele Yes Yes Yes Debut as a Producer
2009 Heer Ranjha Yes Yes Yes Music: Gurmeet Singh
2011 Yaara o Dildaara Yes Yes T-Series Film
2013 Haani Yes Yes Yes
2015 Gaddar : The Traitor Yes Yes
2016 Saadey CM Saab Yes Yes
2022 PR Yes Yes Yes

References

  1. ^ a b c "Harbhajan Mann". DesiBlitz.com. 21 May 2010. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  2. ^ Amrita Chaudhry (1 October 2009). "Harbhajan Mann to perform at Winter Olympiad". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  3. ^ Ballewood. "Facts about Harbhajan at present no one know where he is Mann". Ballewood.in. Archived from the original on 20 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Punjabi actor Harbhajan Mann auctions 'Heer Ranjha' costumes". Sify. 12 November 2009. Archived from the original on 15 November 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  5. ^ "Harbhajan Mann and Gursewak Mann performed Satrangi Peengh 2 for Press". Punjabiportal.com. 5 January 2012. Archived from the original on 7 January 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  6. ^ ""Gadaar the Traitor" Trailer Released, Full Movie Releasing on 29th May". 21 April 2015. Archived from the original on 28 April 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Gaddar – Harbhajan Mann & Amitoj Maan". Punjabiportal.com. Archived from the original on 19 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Delhi 1984 "Harbhajan Mann"". Youtube. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Harbhajan Mann". desiblitz.com. 21 May 2010. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
  10. ^ "Harbhajan Mann Official website – discography". harbhajanmann.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2011. Retrieved 7 December 2010.