Punjabi industry has grown very fast in a few decades. There are artists who have represented Punjabi industry in Bollywood and the international industry.
Here are the names of some talented stars of the Punjabi industry who have gained fame on an international level.
Gurdas Mann is that one celebrity who is loved for his simplicity and the authentic Punjabi culture he has in all his songs. Gurdas Mann is ruling the Punjabi industry for 4 decades and is still going well. He is the only Punjabi artist who has won National Award for Best Playback Singer for Heer from the 2006 movie Waris Shah. He has also made it in the list of Best International Album at UK Asian Music Awards for Boot Polishan. Gurdas Mann’s live concerts attract a lot of crowds, he is one of the most well-appreciated celebrities for whom people have an ocean of love. Also, he is earning the highest in the Punjabi industry with almost 50 million dollars of net worth.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
If we talk about a boy belonging to a middle-class family to becoming the most recognized singer is definitely Honey Singh. Although Honey belongs to Delhi but has done really well in the Punjabi industry. He was once a sensation among youngsters and ruled the Punjabi industry with his music, afterwards he tried his hands in the Bollywood industry and got a lot of love and appreciation from the people of India. He also did a Bollywood movie Xpose but the movie made it in the list of flop movies of Bollywood. The amount of love that honey got likewise he received the same amount of criticism from the audience later for bringing songs that objectified women. If we talk about his income, honey’s net worth is almost 25 million dollars.
Just like his name Diljit has won a lot of hearts from both Pollywood and Bollywood industry. Diljit is one of the most loved Punjabi celebrity worldwide. He gained a lot of fame in Punjab for both singing and acting. He made his Bollywood debut with the super hit movie Udta Punjab. People from all over India accepted the Turban Boy with all heart. His every bollywood movie gets a lot of love and because of him people all over India have started listening to Punjabi songs. He is the only Punjabi celebrity who has a wax statue in the iconic Madame Tussauds Museum, with net worth of 16 million dollars becomes one of the highest-earning artists from the Punjabi industry.
Badshah a.k.a Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia is another rapper from Punjabi industry who is doing great in Bollywood too. He is recognised worldwide for his work. Badshah’s every songs gets over 100 million views the moment it is up on YouTube. Badshah has worked with famous stars of Bollywood and his work is truly appreciated by the audience.
Babbu Mann is one of the ruling singers of Punjab since 1999. He has not looked back in over 2 decades. Babbu Mann attracts a lot of crowd from each project that he do. His 2013 album Talaash: In search of soul made it in the list of top 10 in the world chart by Billboard. He has won 4 international awards namely World’s Best Indian Male Artist, the World’s Best Indian Live Act, the World’s Best Indian Entertainer, and the World’s Best Indian Album for the same 2013 album Talaash. His net worth is around 10 million dollars.
Gippy is among the most loved artists in Punjab. His songs have been enjoyed a lot in parties. He has gained a lot of love for his music along with his acting. His movies like Carry on Jatta, Jatt James Bond, Manje Bistre have done a great business worldwide. His one most famous song Angreji Beat was featured in a bollywood movie Cocktail and was heard a lot in India. Giipy is the owner of Punjab’s most famous production house Humble Motion Picture with net worth of 5 million dollars.
Next in the list, we have Guru Randhawa who just like Diljit made it big in the bollywood industry. Guru has won the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards for Most Trending Personality of 2019. He has collaborated with international celebrity Pitbull for a song named Slowly Slowly. Guru has done a lot of work in the Bollywood music industry and has worked with prominent artists of Bollywood. He earns almost 3.8 million dollars annually.
Jassi Gill is a very famous name in Punjabi industry. Gill started his career as a soft singer who then started doing films like Mr & Mrs. 420 in punjabi industry, audience of Punjab loved his work and he established himself as a great artist. Afterwards Jassie did his debut in Bollywood with Happy Bhag Jayegi opposite Sonakshi Sinha. The movie didn’t worked well but Jassie established himself as an amazing artist there too. Later, Jassie did more work in both Pollywood and Bollywood. His recent release in Bollywood is movie Panga opposite Kangana Ranaut and movie did a great business. He earns between 1 to 5 million dollars annually.
Karan made his pollywood debut in 2016 since then he has never looked back. Karan’s songs like Jhanjar, Chitta Kurta, Let’Em play and recent song Kya Baat Hai have made people love his work, his songs has his own lyrics and is loved for his writing and singing. Karan earns around a million dollar per annum.
Last but not the list we have Hardy Sandhu in our count of highest-paid Punjabi singers. Hardy is love for his softness and magnificent voice. He has done great work in the Pollywood industry and has gained fame all around India. He has also done a video with Nora Fatehi with his song naa goriye who is among the top dancers of Bollywood. With almost 3.5 million dollar annual income, Hardy becomes one the richest Punjabi singers.
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