Punjabi sensation Diljit Dosanjh is one celebrity we just cannot get enough of onscreen. A few years ago people would wonder how a turbaned Sikh guy could become a mainstream actor. But singer-cum-actor Diljit Dosanjh put those doubts to rest after entering Bollywood. After being in business for almost a decade, Diljit has become an absolute favorite of the crowd due to his grounded personality and sheer rawness.
Popularly known as ‘Urban Pendu’ by his fans, this singer-actor has been paired opposite to the A-list actresses in the industry. From his performance in Bollywood debut Udta Punjab opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan to his role in Phillauri opposite Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh is giving serious competition to the popular celebs in the industry. Despite coming from regional cinema, he has a pan-India appeal that can beat any other superstar in no time.
Ever since his stints in the Bollywood films, Dosanjh has been bombarded with offers from B-town filmmakers. Recently, the actor amazed us with his acting skills yet again in the film Soorma, the biopic of Hockey player Sandeep Singh opposite actress Taapsee Pannu. From Punjab film industry to Bollywood, his journey has been quite an inspiration indeed.
The Punjabi singer made his debut in the music industry in 2009 and later went on to act in Punjabi film industry with his debut film The Lion of Punjab in 2011, and the ladder of his success reached higher to the skies.
From popular regional films like Jatt & Juliet, Punjab 1984, Sardaarji and Super Singh, Diljit went on to rule Bollywood with his unconventional acting skills and stunning looks. Known for his simplicity and rustic charm, the superstar has fans all over the world.
As a celebrity who never succumbed to the stereotypes, Diljit Dosanjh has always been grateful to the Punjabi industry through which he has come so far. In one of his interview, he talked about his journey from Punjabi films to Bollywood by saying:
“I started (my career) with music and then I got into acting in Punjabi films. People used to think I am wearing a turban so maybe I won’t act. Then Bollywood happened. So on its own things have happened in my career”.
While Bollywood is showering love on this superstar, he likes to stay connected to his roots unlike other celebs and has promised his fans that he will release one Punjabi film every year. Now that’s some commitment to work!
From his love for Hollywood celebs like Kylie Jenner and Gal Gadot to his fashion statement, things like these make his fans go gaga over Diljit Dosanjh!
Check out some of our most favorite songs of the superstar Diljit Dosanjh that made us shake our booty to his beats: