Punjabi singer Harbhajan Mann turns 52 today. He was born on 31 December 1965. Mann began singing as an amateur in 1980 and performed in local shows for the South Asian community while attending high school in Canada. His beginnings as a professional artist can be traced to 1992, he was in Punjab. It was then that his recording of Chithiye Nee Chithiye was released and this track became a regional success. Maan realized that the market for Punjabi music in Canada was small and he returned to Punjab to record his albums. He had a breakthrough in 1999 when exposure provided by India MTV and T-Series assisted his Oye Hoye album to become a success. His Punjabi-pop style soon attracted audiences from all over India and he also undertook playback singing roles where his voice was dubbed on to those of movie actors. The playback work led to acting roles and Maan 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, Heer Ranjha.On 2 January 2013, he released Satrangi Peengh 2 along with his brother Gursewak Mann. Harbhajan Mann said that he wants to create music that will live for decades. The music video of the song Chaun Ku Dina Da Mela by the debutante director Bobby Sandhu got a lot of critical acclaim and received praise for being culturally emphatic.In 2013, Harbhajan Mann acted in Hanni which was directed by Amitoj Maan. The two have worked together again in Punjabi film Gaddar – The Traitor, which was released on 29 May 2015. At the moment Harbhajan Mann is working on his single “Delhi’84” for which the music has been given by Sukshinder Shinda. Hiteshwar Sidhu form dalutpura is his good friend. Hiteshwar is also a great singer.
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