Gurdas Maan Sahib.
He was born in the holy Village of Gidderbaha, Distt. Muktsar in the state of Indian Punjab on 5th January 1952. In his college days he was a good athlete. He has Black Belt in the game of Judo. He was good singer since his college/university days. He also took part in various festivals and got the awards for the same. Apart from this he is a good Actor too and has also took part in many stage shows during his college life. After getting his masters degree in Physical Education, he looked out for a job. He got the job in Punjab State Electricity Board. But the fate did not let him to do the job. While seeking job he did not give up the stage and singing. In one of his stage shows he sang a song titled "Dil Da Mamla Hai", and at that place a representative of the HMV music company was present. He listened to him and called him to his office later. After that incident he got the invitation from that company to release his first album under the same title "Dil Da Mamla Hai". And since then, he never saw back. He has given many successful albums like, Mamla Garbarh Hai, Masti, Peer Tere Jaan Di, Wah Ni Jawaniye, Chugliyan Chugliyan, Mohabbat Zindabad, Ishq Na Vekhe Jaat, Yaar Mera Pyar, Punjiree etc. And his new album has been released under the title of HEER.
He loves the rich culture of Punjab. He has sung many songs on the theme of Punjab, Punjabi Language and Punjabi Culture like, Chhalla (the most popular), Apna Punjab Hove, Punjabiye Zubane, Yaar Punjabi, Punjeeri and many more. His all songs have a Sufiana touch which makes his songs popular in every class of audience.
He acts in films too. His first film was Mamla Garbarh Hai. He has acted in about 14 films. His latest film "Des Hoya Pardes" with Juhi Chawla, was released on 14th January - 2005 and is running successfully all over. He married to Mrs. Manjeet Kaur Maan and he has one son (Gurekam Singh) studying abroad.
He got three music awards for Best Lyrics (Kudiye), Best Song (Heer), and the top most awaited Best Singer of the Year, in ETC Channel Punjabi Music Awards organised by ETC Channel Punjabi and ALFA TV Punjabi, on 6th March, 2005.
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I have written these little words in his praise.
IK GAWIYA AISA JEHRA SABH DE MANN NU BHAVE
DILAN DE OHDE MAMLE BHAIDE, GARBAGH KARDA JAVE
OH KEHNDA MAIN MARJANA, PAR RAB BACHAUNDA JAVE
GOGI, ZINDGI SAFLI HAI, DARSHAN OHDE PAVE
OH ZINDGI SAFLI HAI............!!!!