Gurdas Maan Birthday special:10 must-read facts of Gurdas Maan. He is one of the most notable figures in Punjabi music industry. He has given the entertainment industry some remarkable hits in a career spanning over three decades. Today the legendary singer turns 60, here are some interesting facts about his life.
1. Gurdas Maan started his career as an employee of Punjab State Electricity Board.
2. Gurdas Maan’s musical career kick-started in 1980 with ‘Dil Da Mamla Hai’. Since Maan has given around 300 hits to the music industry.
5. Music is not all he did. He tried his hands at acting and also succeeded. As an actor, he has performed in Punjabi, Hindi and Tamil movies, but he is best known for his role in ‘Waris Shah-Ishq Da Waaris’, a depiction of the Punjabi poet Waris Shah during the creation of his epic poem Heer Ranjha. Juhi Chawla and Divya Dutta were his co-stars in this film.
6. The singer recently partnered with a Delhi-based Now Capital firm to launch a restaurant brand ‘The Studio – by Gurdas Maan’. The restaurant will highlight both culinary and performing arts, providing a fine-dining experience combined with curated live musical performances.
9. Maan’s met with two car accidents that have been near death incidents. In one of these accidents, the singer’s driver and good friend passed away. A few years later he wrote a song called ‘Baithi Sade Naal Savari Utter Gayi’ dedicated to his driver.