Happy Birthday Diljit Dosanjh: 7 facts about the 'Punjabi Sher' every fan should know

First Published Jan 7, 2021, 10:51 AM IST

From sharing hilarious memes on social media to supporting farmer's protests in Delhi, Diljit has surely won the hearts of many.

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Punjabi Star who has effectively made his mark even in the Hindi Film industry by playing versatile roles has turned 37 today. &nbsp;Today we bring you some lesser-known facts about the actor that will make you fall in love with him.</p>

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The Punjabi Star who has effectively made his mark even in the Hindi Film industry by playing versatile roles has turned 37 today.  Today we bring you some lesser-known facts about the actor that will make you fall in love with him.

 

<p>In 2013 on his birthday, Diljit launched Saanjh Foundation- an NGO for the underpriveledge,&nbsp;helping to contribute to orphanages and old age homes.</p>

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In 2013 on his birthday, Diljit launched Saanjh Foundation- an NGO for the underpriveledge, helping to contribute to orphanages and old age homes.

 

 

<p style="text-align: justify;">Diljit started singing when he was very young, he used to sing at Gurudwaras.</p>

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Diljit started singing when he was very young, he used to sing at Gurudwaras.

 

<p>Diljit Dosanjh performed&nbsp;for the first time in his underwear and vest. On Koffee with Karan he disclosed that when he was young, Master Saleem had come to in his village. Diljit was put on stage and asked to entertain he forgot&nbsp;lines but everyone still applauded.</p>

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Diljit Dosanjh performed for the first time in his underwear and vest. On Koffee with Karan he disclosed that when he was young, Master Saleem had come to in his village. Diljit was put on stage and asked to entertain he forgot lines but everyone still applauded.

 

<p>Reports say that a producer asked him to change his name from Daljit to Diljit to make him stand out as a new artist. Years later he added the name of &nbsp;Dosanjh Kalan village's name as his surname.&nbsp;</p>

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Reports say that a producer asked him to change his name from Daljit to Diljit to make him stand out as a new artist. Years later he added the name of  Dosanjh Kalan village's name as his surname. 

 

<p style="text-align: justify;">Diljit is also the first turbaned Sikh to get a wax statue in Madame Tussauds.</p>

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Diljit is also the first turbaned Sikh to get a wax statue in Madame Tussauds.


 

<p>He is the second Punjabi artist after Gurdas Mann who sold out the Wembley Arena- which has 12, 500 seats.</p>

He is the second Punjabi artist after Gurdas Mann who sold out the Wembley Arena- which has 12, 500 seats.

<p>Diljit has two clothing brands under his name, 'Urban Pendu' and 'Weared 6'.</p>

Diljit has two clothing brands under his name, 'Urban Pendu' and 'Weared 6'.