It is not just actors who gain popularity in the film industry. Musicians and singers also get their lion’s share in gaining applause from the fans. They are the voices of film actors and actresses at the time of song sequences. The trend of songs in between the movies has been for a long decades. You won’t find it much in Hollywood cinema.
There are many iconic singers who have inked their permanent mark in the Indian entertainment industry. These gems might not be with us today, but will be remembered for generations for their melodic songs that touched the strings of our hearts. Some of the examples include Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, and Lata Mangeshkar.
Well, these are the legends that cannot be forgotten. Besides them, there are other talented gems in the singing field including Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan, Abhijeet, Shreya Goshal, Kavita Krishnamurthi, Hariharan, Kailash Kher, Papon, Kay Kay, Arijit Singh, and more.
But today, my subject is not based on any of these singers. He is a famous singer from Jalandhar, Punjab. And now besides singing, he has proved his mettle in the acting stream, starring in Punjabi and Hindi films. This singer has amassed a huge fan following not just only in Punjab. Any guesses to whom I am pointing? Okay, no need to scratch your head, he is none other than the handsome singer and actor Dijit Dosanjh.
He started his career in the 2004 show business when the debut album Ishq Da Uda Adaa came in. And no one can miss his performance as a police officer in the 2016 drug-based crime thriller movie Udta Punjab sharing screen space with other actors including Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt. Ik Kudi, the song sung by Diljit from this film became very popular.
You might be familiar with Diljit Dosanjh with a number of films both in Punjabi and Hindi he has appeared in. But how much do you know about his early life, career, net worth, and other unknown facts about him? If not, then today you will know about it. So be glued to this article till the end.
Diljit Dosanjh belongs from Punjab. He was born in 1984 on January 6 in Jalandhar. He has two siblings, one elder sister and one younger brother Manjeet Singh. Diljit comes from very humble family background. His father Balbir Singh earned a mere $66 a month as a bus driver. Diljit did his schooling at Shri Guru Harkishan primary school. He later joined high school Almanar public school from Ludhiana.
From a very young age, Diljit had developed a great passion for singing performing at local gurudwaras. According to him, it made him feel like fulfilling his childhood dream. His first stage performance came when he tried his best to calm down the impatient audience for the arrival of a Punjabi singer Master Saleem who came very late to the show. Dosanjh Kalan is the place where he spent his childhood days until he relocated to Ludhiana.
Diljit Dosanjh appears to be very handsome when it comes to his overall personality. He is seen in his usual Punjabi attire, sporting a beard and turban. The singer-actor stands at six feet in height and weighs around 68 kg.
Diljit had a love marriage with his girlfriend named Sandeep Kaur in 2017. His career in Bollywood became a hurdle for his marital life, as he was continuously getting film projects followed by his immense success rate. And this led to the communication gap between him and his wife. But sooner, they came out of it and became parents to a son. His wife and son live in America.
Diljit Dosanjh began his singing career long before when he was in school. He took active participation in singing at local gurudwaras. Then came the release of Ishq Da Uda Ada, his first album in Finetone Cassettes. Rajinder Singh assisted him in his debut launch in the Punjabi music industry. The title song of the album was the only one that got made into a video.
In 2004, he came up with his second album named Dil under Finetone Cassettes. Then in the following year, 2005, he again made a comeback with his third album that brought him mainstream fame among the people. Nach Diyan Alran Kuwariyan and Pagan Pochriyan Wale are some of the best tracks from his third album Smile.
Ishq Ho Gaya was his fourth album that came out in 2006, followed by Chocolate in 2008, his fifth album. In the successive year 2009, Diljit returned with four singles – Bhagat Singh, No Tension, Power of Duets, and Dance with Me. After these, the Punjabi singer came with his 6th album named The Next Level in 2010. A song – Mel Karade Rabba also came for the feature film sharing a similar title.
After making his mark as a singer, Diljit stepped into the acting field in the Punjabi film industry with his debut film The Lion of Punjabi in 2011. But sadly, the film failed to make an impressive mark on the audience. But a song from the movie Lak 28 Kudi Da became a success. In his next film Jihne Mera Dil Luteya, Diljit sang six tracks in his own voice.
He also partnered with Punjabi rapper Honey Singh for a single that displayed the involvement of minor girls in alcohol and drugs. Later on, both the singing stalwarts together made an album. Diljit sang for Tere Nach Love Ho Gaya, a Bollywood film that came in 2o12. In the same year, he came up with his first devotional Sikh album and got a leading role in Jatt & Juliet, a Punjabi film.
Then in 2016, Diljit Dosanjh made his Bollywood debut in the crime thriller film Udta Punjab, sharing screen space with Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and other co-actors. Then came to his second film Phillauri in 2017 opposite Anushka Sharma. After these films, more other film projects followed with films like Soorma and New York in 2018. But both these films bombed at the box office.
However, he tasted success with his 2019 film Shadaa that did well at the box office. The singer-actor again got success with a film that starred Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, and Kiara Advani. It was Good News. Besides singing and acting in films, Diljit also became a brand endorser of Coca-Cola in Punjab and sports ambassador in the pro-Kabaddi League.
Owing to his stupendous talent in singing and acting, Diljit became the recipient of several honorary awards including the Best Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actor Male and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for being the most trending celebrity.
The net worth of Diljit Dosanjh
As of February 2022, $20 million is supposed to be the estimated net worth of singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh. His main source of income comes from singing, music albums, and various film projects from Punjabi and Bollywood cinema.
Top 4 hit songs of Diljit Dosanjh that make you groove
- Do You Know – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-DhwN87JDY
- Raat De Gedi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQaVzbxZqXY
- Born To Shine – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCmp56tSSmA
- G.O.A.T – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl0a3i2wFcc