Gurshabad

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Gurshabad
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Gurshabad during an interview for his upcoming film
Born
Gurshabad Singh Kular

(1989-08-24) 24 August 1989 (age 33)
Other namesGurshabad Singh
EducationMaster of Arts in Music
Alma materKhalsa College, Amritsar, Guru Nanak Dev University, Panjab University
Occupation
  • Singer
  • Actor
  • Live performer
Years active2015-present
Musical career
Genres
Labels

Gurshabad Singh Kular (born 24 August 1989)[1] is an Indian film actor and playback singer known for his work predominantly in Punjabi cinema and music industry. He is signed to Rhythm Boyz Entertainment as of 2019.[2] He began his musical journey with Sikh religious music, and along the way, he met with his love for folk music. After completing his junior high school from a local school, he attended Khalsa College, Amritsar for his undergraduate and went on to study at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar where he completed his Master of Arts program in Music.

Life and career[edit | edit source]

Born in Rampur Bhootwind village in Amritsar district of Punjab, Gurshabad always aspired to become a playback singer, and started learning and performing music at an early age of ten years.[2]

In September 2015, Gurshabad debuted as a singer with Vaar Bhagat Singh (dedicated to Shaheed Bhagat Singh), a duo collaboration along with Ammy Virk. In the same year, Gurshabad gave his first film appearance in a box-office success Angrej, in which Amrinder Gill played the lead role. After singing singles including Milne Di Rutt (ਮਿਲਣੇ ਦੀ ਰੁੱਤ) (2016), Geetkariyan (ਗੀਤਕਾਰੀਆਂ) (2016), and Tarakiyaan (ਤਰੱਕੀਆਂ) (2017), Gurshabad commenced his playback singing career with a track titled Rajya (ਰਾਜਿਆ) penned by Harman Jeet[3] in the film Sarvann (2017) produced by Priyanka Chopra, Madhu Chopra and Deepshikha Deshmukh.

Always conscious of how fragile the psychology of a human is and what vulnerabilities a song might expose one to, Gurshabad has been walking on a socially aware and culturally sensitive path in his music and film career.[2] Gurshabad's playback tracks in the Punjabi cinema such as "Laari" (ਲਾਰੀ) in Vekh Baraatan Challiyan (2017), "Tappay" (ਟੱਪੇ) in Sat Sri Akaal England (2017), and "Selfie" in Golak Bugni Bank te Batua (2018)[4][5] has turned out to be commercially successful. Since its release in early April 2018, "Selfie" remained on the UK Asian Music Chart by Official Charts Company for eleven weeks with peak position of 23.[6] Gurshabad is also widely appreciated as a Geetkariyan singer; for this he has also been awarded with PTC Punjabi Music Award for best song with a message.[7]

Psychopolitics of music[edit | edit source]

Since his beginning in the music industry, Gurshabad has been quite vocal about the depth of his interest in exploring the culture of Punjab through its textual and oral histories. Always keen to stretch the dimensions of his brain, Gurshabad firmly believes that music carries both a power of documenting as well as perpetuating the contemporary culture and realities of societal structure. As music and social psychology carry a reciprocal relationship, he has been visibly unsettled by the fact that for more than a decade, contemporary Punjabi music has been openly encouraging and glamorizing some inherently toxic ideas including the consumption of drugs, and rape culture in the name of commercialization.

Without denying his preference for singing folk literature, in the recent interviews for Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua, Gurshabad has made it clear that "I am all exploratory when it comes to performing art, and would try to avoid limiting myself to any particular genre." [8]

Discography[edit | edit source]

Singles[edit | edit source]

Year Song Record Label Lyricist Composer(s)
2016 Milne Di Rutt (ਮਿਲਣੇ ਦੀ ਰੁੱਤ) Rhythm Boyz Entertainment Mukhtar Desi Routz
2016 Jatta Jaag (ਜੱਟਾ ਜਾਗ) Raavi Motion Pictures Shiv Kumar Batalvi Himself
2017 Tarakiyaan (ਤਰੱਕੀਆਂ) Rhythm Boyz Entertainment Sidhu Sarabjit Tigerstyle
2017 Chann Ve (ਚੰਨ ਵੇ) Rhythm Boyz Entertainment Harman Jeet Manpreet
2018 Taareyaan De Utte (ਤਾਰਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਉੱਤੇ) DD Punjabi Harman Jeet Gurmoh

Duo collaborations[edit | edit source]

Year Song Record Label Lyricist Composer(s) Co-artist(s)
2015 Vaar Bhagat Singh (ਵਾਰ ਭਗਤ ਸਿੰਘ) PTC Motion Pictures & PTC Punjabi Bachiter Singh, Prof. Davinder Pal Singh Desi Routz Ammy Virk
2016 Geetkariyan (ਗੀਤਕਾਰੀਆਂ) Rhythm Boyz Entertainment Satta Vairowalia Gurmoh Satta Vairowalia
2017 Jugni Chori Di (ਜੁਗਨੀ ਚੋਰੀ ਦੀ) Harp Farmer Pictures Lok Dhara, Harman Jeet Gurmoh Ahen, Gurmoh

Film soundtracks[edit | edit source]

Year Song Film Lyricist Composer Music Label Co-artist
2017 Rajya (ਰਾਜਿਆ) Sarvann Harmanjeet Jatinder Shah T-Series
2017 Laari- Title Track (ਲਾਰੀ) Vekh Baraatan Challiyan Bir Singh Gurmoh Rhythm Boyz Entertainment Bir Singh
2017 Tappay (ਟੱਪੇ) Sat Shri Akaal England Harmanjeet Jatinder Shah Saga Music Pvt Ltd Gurlez Akhtar
2018 Laung Laachi-Male Version (ਲੌਂਗ ਲਾਚੀ) Laung Laachi Harmanjeet Gurmeet Singh T-Series
2018 Selfie (ਸੈਲਫ਼ੀ) Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua Sidhu Sarabjit Jatinder Shah Rhythm Boyz Entertainment
2018 Ashke Boliyan (ਅਸ਼ਕੇ ਬੋਲੀਆਂ) Ashke Raj Ranjodh Jatinder Shah Rhythm Boyz Entertainment
2018 Khyaal (ਖ਼ਿਆਲ) Bhajjo Veero Ve (ਭੱਜੋ ਵੀਰੋ ਵੇ) Bir Singh Jatinder Shah Rhythm Boyz Entertainment
2018 Lehnga (ਲਹਿੰਗਾ) Bhajjo Veero Ve (ਭੱਜੋ ਵੀਰੋ ਵੇ) Harmanjeet Jatinder Shah Rhythm Boyz Entertainment
2018 Din Akhri College De (ਦਿਨ ਆਖ਼ਰੀ ਕਾਲਜ ਦੇ) Bhajjo Veero Ve (ਭੱਜੋ ਵੀਰੋ ਵੇ) Ranjodh Singh Jatinder Shah Rhythm Boyz Entertainment
2019 Neend Na Aave Mainu Band Vaaje Harmanjeet Jatinder Shah Zee Music Company Sunidhi Chauhan
2019 Kithay Pittal Kithay Sona Band Vaaje Maninder Kailey Jatinder Shah Zee Music Company
2019 Chal Mera Putt (Title Track) Chal Mera Putt Satta Vairowalia Dr Zeus Rhythm Boyz Entertainment Amrinder Gill
2019 Shiftaan Chal Mera Putt Satta Vairowalia Dr Zeus Rhythm Boyz Entertainment
2019 Jattan nal yarane Ardab Mutiyaran Satta Vairowalia Beat Minister white hill music Gurlez Akhtar

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Genre Role Writer Director
2015 Angrej Historical Romance Akram Amberdeep Singh Simerjit Singh
2018 Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua Comedy-drama Dodhi Dheeraj Rattan Ksshitij Chaudhary
2018 Ashke Drama Gogga Dheeraj Rattan Amberdeep Singh
2019 Chal Mera Putt Comedy-drama Billa Rakesh Dhawan Janjot Singh
2020 Chal Mera Putt 2 Comedy-drama Billa Rakesh Dhawan Janjot Singh

Live performances[edit | edit source]

Concerts and tours[edit | edit source]

Date Concert/Tour Notes
7 October 2016 Live Concert Performed live in concert at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Along with Ranjit Bawa
26 February 2017 Khedaan Khadoor Sahib Diyaan 2017 Performed live in concert at the annual sports event at Khadoor Sahib, Tarn Taran
March–April 2017 AUS-NZ TOUR 2017[9] Australia (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney) & New Zealand (Auckland) Tour on Radio Haanji's 2nd Anniversary & Vaisakhi, Along with Amrinder Gill
27 May 2018 Mela 2018 Performed live in concert at Amsterdam, Netherlands, Along with Pamma Dumewal

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Gurshabad". IMDb.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Folk on: Vaar Bhagat Singh fame singer Gurshabad wants to focus on folk music". India Today.
  3. "A lyrical journey". India Today.
  4. "'Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua' song: The foot-tapping wedding number 'Selfie' is all about fun and frolic - Times of India".
  5. "Now, a Punjabi film to mock at note ban". Tribuneindia.com. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
  6. "Asian Music Chart Top 40 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. punjabigrooves web (10 April 2018). "GURSHABAD Interview About his Punjabi Movie 'Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua'" – via YouTube.
  9. "Amrinder Gill-live-event-2017-in-australia-new-zealand - Australia No 1 Radio Haanji". 31 January 2017.

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