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Amrinder Gill
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Gill on the set of Angrej
BornAmrinder Singh Gill
(1977-05-11) 11 May 1977 (age 43)
🏳️ Nationality
Other names
Guru Nanak Dev University
💼 Occupation
  • Actor
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
  • producer

💵 Salary :
📆 Years active  1999–present
👶 Children2
🏅 Awards

Amrinder Singh Gill (Punjabi pronunciation: [əmːˈɾɪndər sɪŋ ɡɪl]; born 11 May 1977) is an Indian actor, singer, songwriter, and film producer who makes Punjabi-language films and music. He has been nominated for ten PTC Punjabi Film Awards, winning six including three for Best Actor, and two for Best Playback singer and has been nominated for five Filmfare Awards, winning two for Best Actor and Best Playback singer, among other accolades.

Gill recorded his first song for Jalandhar Doordarshan program Kala Doria. He came into the limelight with his track "Paigam", followed by songs like "Daru", "Madhaania", "Khedan De Din", with Sunidhi Chauhan, and many others like "Mel Kara De" and Dildarian. In 2012, Judaa received a Brit Asia Music Awards for 'best album'. After the success of Judaa, In mid 2014, Amrinder Gill came up with a sequel Judaa 2, which won Best Album award at PTC Punjabi Music Awards. His last single "Supna" was released in 2015 since then he has released only film tracks. Gill has been credited as playback singer in various films including Chaar Sahibzaade (2014).

Gill has developed other ventures, including Rhythm Boyz Entertainment, with manager Karaj Gill, which helped launch the careers of artists such as Gurshabad. He started his acting career with a supporting role in the film Munde UK De in 2009. Then he acted as lead in films Ik Kudi Punjab Di, Taur Mittran Di, and many more. Finally he had success with films Daddy Cool Munde Fool and Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo. Later, films like Angrej, Love Punjab, Lahoriye, Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua, and Ashke won various awards at different ceremonies. Two of his films, Angrej and Chal Mera Putt has grossed over ₹30 crore globally.

Early life and music career[edit]

Gill was born on 11 May 1977 in Punjab, India.[1][better source needed] In an interview he disclosed, "During my childhood days, I would stand in front of the mirror, assuming myself as an actor and would imitate scenes. My father was a doctor, mother was a teacher and my sister was married, therefore often when I was alone at home I would practice to be an actor."[2] He is graduated from Khalsa College, Amritsar. He received master's degree in agriculture science.[3] He is an alumnus of Guru Nanak Dev University.[4] During college, he performed Bhangra dance as a support artist for personalities like Sarbjit Cheema. Before starting his singing career, he worked in the Ferozepur Central Cooperative Bank as a Manager.[5] He recorded his first song "Sanu Ishq Ho Gaya" in 1999, for Jalandhar Doordarshan program Kala Doria but credited song to Rhythm Boyz instead of himself.[6][7] Gill has developed other ventures, including Rhythm Boyz Entertainment, with manager Karaj Gill, which helped launch the careers of artists such as Gurshabad, Bir Singh, and Gurpreet Maan.[8][9][10]

Gill released his debut studio album "Apni Jaan Ke" in early 2000. The album was produced by Sukh Sukh, and was released by Goyal Music. "Ki Kariye" and "Ishq Ho Gaya" were well received by audience.[11] In 2002, Gill released his second studio album "Ek Vaada". Song "Je Mile Oh Kudi" from the album was commercial success. Also, Gill referred the song as his one of the favourite songs. The album was followed by the studio album "Chan Da Tukda", released in 2003. The album was produced by Gurmeet Singh, and was released by Finetouch Music. Gill finally got his breakthrough with the album Dildarian, which was released in 2006; and was produced Sukhshinder Shinda. Songs "Dildarian" and "Sohni Kuri" from the album were well received. The album was nominated for three categories at 2006 ETC Punjabi Music Awards.[12] In 2008, his fifth studio album "Ishq", produced by Shinda was released. The album was released by Speed Records and Times Music. The album was followed by Dooriyan, which was released in late 2009 by Speed Records and Times Music. The album received numerous nominations at 2010 PTC Punjabi Music Awards.[13]

His album Judaa received a Brit Asia Music Award for 'best album.[14][15] After the success of Judaa, In mid 2014, Amrinder Gill came up with a sequel Judaa 2. His song "Mera Deewanapan" from the album topped the Asian music chart upon its release.[16] "Pendu" from the album also entered the chart.[17] His last single track "Supna" was released in 2015. Since then he has released songs in films only. His songs like "Kurta Suha" from Angrej,[18] "Heerey" from Love Punjab,[19][20] "Akhar" from Lahoriye, and "Aisi Taisi" from Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua has been nominated for many awards and won many. In May 2020, Gill announced he has recorded over 25 new songs, and will release his ninth studio album after the lockdown.[21]

Acting career[edit]

Amrinder Gill in 2019

He made his acting debut under Punjabi director Manmohan Singh's Punjabi Film Munde UK De in 2009 in a supporting role with Jimmy Shergill and Neeru Bajwa. He replaced Harbhajan Mann in the film.[22] Before making debut he took acting classes from Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai.[2] He followed that up with a lead role in Singh's Ik Kudi Punjab Di. His next film Taur mittran Di for Jimmy Shergill productions released in May 2012, it paired him with actress Surveen Chawla and MTV VJ and Bollywood actor Rannvijay Singh. It opened to a below average response, it had the seventh highest opening day in Punjabi Films.[23] His next movie was Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 which pairs him with Punjabi rapper Honey Singh and actress Mandy Takhar.

After that he was seen in Saadi Love Story that co-starred Diljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa and Surveen Chawla and was directed by Dheeraj Rattan who has written several films for of Punjabi Cinema. He then worked in Daddy Cool Munde Fool in the same year. In 2015, his film Angrej was released which was produced by Rhythm Boyz Entertainment, a company co-founded by him in 2013. Set against the backdrop of the waning British Raj, the film chronicles the love story of a young man and a woman belonging to different social strata. Critics noted Gill's positive transition from a singer to an actor; Jasmine Singh of The Tribune wrote that while Gill might not "evoke laughter from loud dialogues, but his innocent face and dialogue delivery will leave you in splits".[24] Also, he won his first Best Actor Award at PTC Punjabi Film Awards for his performance. The film grossed 30.68 crore (equivalent to Formatting error: invalid input when rounding or US$Formatting error: invalid input when rounding in 2018) in its theatrical run and was second highest-grossing Punjabi film of the year and third highest-grossing of all time upon its release.[25]

His releases, Lahoriye (2017) and Love Punjab were also the commercial success which further made him the leading star in Pollywood and garnered praise from both critics and audiences. Gill has been paired with Sargun Mehta in lead three times in Angrej (2015), Love Punjab (2016), and Lahoriye (2017) In 2018, his film Ashke was released which based on Bhangra for which he won Best Actor (critics) award at PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2019.[26]

His film Love Punjab had clashed with Gippy Grewal directed Ardaas starring Ammy Virk. It was the first clash between two Punjabi movies and both were hits with this clash it was made clear that Amrinder Gill was the next big star as he defeated not only Gippy Grewal and Ammy Virk but also gave tough competition to Diljit Dosanjh starrer Ambarsariya in overseas and domestic box office. Ambarsariya collections were cut down by 5-10 crores thus proving Amrinder Gill's star power.[27][28] His song "Mathi Mathi" has been able to get million views.

In 2019, Gill was seen in Laiye Je Yaarian followed by Chal Mera Putt. The latter became the highest grossing Punjabi film at overseas.[29] Its sequel Chal Mera Putt 2 is scheduled to release in 2020. He is also producing Diljit Dosanjh starrer Jodi.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

  • Apni Jaan Ke (2000)
  • Chan Da Tukda (2001)
  • Ek Vaada (2002)
  • Dildarian (2005)
  • Ishq (2007)
  • Dooriyan (2009)
  • Judaa (2011)
  • Judaa 2 (2014)

Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Actor[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2009 Munde U.K. De Jasjot Gill Debut film
2010 Ik Kudi Punjab Di SP Singh
2012 Jatt & Juliet Captain Yuvraaj Guest appearance
2012 Taur Mittran Di Himmat
2013 Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 Robby
2013 Saadi Love Story Rajveer
2013 Dady Cool Munde Fool Manni
2014 Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo Kalajeet Singh
2014 Happy Go Lucky Harwinder "Happy" Singh
2015 Angrej Angrej/Geja
2015 Munde Kamaal De Vikram
2016 Love Punjab Parghat Brar
2017 Sarvann Mithu
2017 Lahoriye Kikkar Singh
2017 Vekh Baraatan Challiyan Subeh Cameo appearance
2018 Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua Bhola
2018 Ashke Pamma
2019 Laiye Je Yaarian Garry Randhawa
2019 Chal Mera Putt Jinder
2020 Chal Mera Putt 2 Jinder

Producer[edit]

Year Film Producer Cast Notes
2020 JodiFilms that have not yet been released Yes Diljit Dosanjh, Nimrat Khaira Releasing on 26 June 2020

Film awards[edit]

Year Film Award Ceremony Category Result Ref.
2011 Ik Kudi Punjab Di PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Actor Nominated [30]
2013 Taur Mittran Di Nominated [31]
2014 Daddy Cool Munde Fool Nominated [32]
2015 Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo Nominated [33]
2016 Angrej Won [34]
Virasat Film Awards Won [35]
2017 Love Punjab PTC Punjabi Film Awards Won [36]
Filmfare Awards Punjabi Nominated [37]
2018 Lahoriye PTC Punjabi Film Awards Won [38]
Filmfare Awards Punjabi Won [39]
Brit Asia Punjabi Film Awards Nominated [40]
2019 Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua Best Supporting Actor Nominated [41]
Ashke Best Actor Nominated
PTC Punjabi Film Awards Nominated [42]
Best Actor 'Critics' Won [43]
2020 Laiye Je Yaarian Best Actor Pending [44]

Music awards[edit]

Year Song/Album Award Ceremony Category Result Ref.
2010 Dooriyan PTC Punjabi Music Awards Best Folk Pop Album Nominated [45]
Tera Bina Best Pop Vocalist Male Nominated
2011 Sochan Vich Tu PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Playback Singer (Male) Nominated [30]
2012 Ki Samjhaiye PTC Punjabi Music Awards Most Popular Song of the Year Nominated [46]
Best Pop Vocalist (Male) Nominated
Judaa Best Album Nominated
Most Romantic Ballad of the Year Won [47]
Brit Asia TV Music Awards Best Album of the Year Won [48]
N/A Best International Act Nominated
2013 Dil Tera Hoya PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Playback Singer Male Nominated [31]
2014 Wakh Most Popular Song of the Year Won [49]
Sargi Best Playback Singer Male Nominated [32]
2015 Judaa 2 PTC Punjabi Music Awards Best Album of the Year Won [50]
Best Pop Vocalist Male For an Album Won
Diary Best Music Video Won
Best Romantic Ballad Nominated [51]
Mera Deewanapan Most Popular Song of the Year Nominated
2016 Kurta Suha PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Playback Singer (Male) Nominated [52]
Vanjhali Vaja Nominated
Kurta Suha Most Popular Song of the year Nominated
Vanjhali Vaja Nominated
2017 Heerey Best Playback Singer (Male) Won [36]
Bade Chaava Nal Filmfare Awards Punjabi Nominated [37]
Jind Nominated
2018 Akhar Won [39]
Brit Asia Film Awards Nominated [40]
PTC Punjabi Film Awards Nominated [53]
2019 Aisi Taisi Nominated [42]
2020 Aaban De Deson Pending [44]

See also[edit]

  • Karaj Gill
  • Rhythm Boyz Entertainment

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