Singing is not about uttering rhymes in a rhythmic way. It is actually expressing one’s emotions by putting yourself in other’s shoe. Punjabi Singer Gurdas Maan, also known as a “living legend” is a singer,actor, choreographer as well as a lyricist and the most notable personalities all over the world. The traditional style of Gurdas Maan portrays him as one among others or we can say that Gurdas Maan is an apple of everyone’s eye. Born on January 4, 1957 in Giddarbaha district Muktsar (Punjab), Gurdas Maan possess masters degree in physical education and a black belt holder in judo. Gurdaas Maan initiated his career from Punjab State Electricity Board and today he has become the life of Punjabi Music.
Gurdas Maan was an exceptional performer during his college days and has won many medals and awards for his talent. He came into focus in 1980 with his self written song “Dil Da Mamla hai” which he performed on a stage show. The producer for doordarshan Kendra noticed his performance and approached Maan sahab for a TV performance, Gurdas Maan accepted the proposal. The song captured a large number of audiences and Maan became a celebrity. In 1981, he released his debut album with HMV and got lot of appreciation from masses.
At the initial stage of his career, he refused many proposals for duet performances because he always wanted to become a salient solo performer. Till the date, Gurdas Maan always do solo performances. He has given a new edge to the Punjabi folk music and gained international recognition for his classy singing and performance style.
Mann touched the Punjabi music from its roots and reared it with his intense devotion and made it extremely popular all over the world. His album “Apna Punjab” won the best album award in the year 1998 at the Asian pop and media awards in Birmingham. In the same year Maan was awarded as a best international Artist. Since 1980, Maan has recorded more than 30 albums and has written hundreds of songs.
Maan has worked with various Bollywood celebs and throughout his career he has been a focused personality in both acting and singing. He has worked in 31 movies and his upcoming movies mitro and punjabiye Zubaney will be released in 2013 and 2014. Though, Gurdas Maan typically belongs to Punjab but he holds fluency in various other languages like Tamil, Hindi, Rajasthani and Bengali. He is married to Manjit Kaur Maan and they have son “Gurikk Maan”. Mann is also a supporter of Liverpool Football club.
Gurdas Maan is the name that comes first when we talk about extra ordinary singing.