Gippy Grewal

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Gippy Grewal
Gippy Grewal and Manj on the set of upcoming song 2014-06-04 14-37.jpg
Gippy Grewal and Manj on the set of upcoming song
Background information
Birth nameRupinder Singh Grewal
Born(1983-01-02) January 2, 1983 (age 31)
Koom Kalan, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
OriginKoom Kalan aka Kum Kalan , Ludhiana
GenresPop, Punjabi, bhangra
OccupationsSinger, Actor, Film producer
Years active2002 - present
LabelsPlanet Recordz, Speed Records
Associated actsHoney Singh, Diljit Dosanjh, Bohemia, Aman Hayer, Popsy The Music Machine
Websitehttp://gippygrewal.com/
 
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Gippy Grewal
Gippy Grewal and Manj on the set of upcoming song 2014-06-04 14-37.jpg
Gippy Grewal and Manj on the set of upcoming song
Background information
Birth nameRupinder Singh Grewal
Born(1983-01-02) January 2, 1983 (age 31)
Koom Kalan, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
OriginKoom Kalan aka Kum Kalan , Ludhiana
GenresPop, Punjabi, bhangra
OccupationsSinger, Actor, Film producer
Years active2002 - present
LabelsPlanet Recordz, Speed Records
Associated actsHoney Singh, Diljit Dosanjh, Bohemia, Aman Hayer, Popsy The Music Machine
Websitehttp://gippygrewal.com/

Gippy Grewal (Punjabi: ਗਿੱਪੀ ਗਰੇਵਾਲ, born January 2, 1980) is an Indian singer and actor. He is known for his Punjabi songs. He was born in Koom Kalan village near Ludhiana. He rose to fame from his single Phulkari which broke many records in Punjab. He made his debut in the 2010 movie, Mel Karade Rabba. He has also received "PTC Best Actor Award" in 2011 for his performance in 2011 blockbuster, Jihne Mera Dil Luteya. He received the "PIFAA best actor award" in 2012 along with Diljit Dosanjh.

Music career[edit]

Grewal made his debut with the album Chakkh Lai which went on to became an instant success and brought him into the limelight in the Punjabi music industry. His album, which was produced by Aman Hayer, made him a superstar, and went on to become one of the highest selling Punjabi albums all time. He saw further success with albums like "Nasha," "Phulkari," "Phulkari 2 Just Hits" and "Gangster." His 2012 song "Angreji Beat",Lyrics Veet Baljit a collaboration with Honey Singh for his album International Villager, stormed the Punjabi Music Charts, and featured in Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone's Bollywood film Cocktail that released in July 2012. In 2013 his new single "Hello Hello" was also like a setting new stage for Punjabi music industry.He shot for this track in Las Vegas (USA).[1] [2]

Film career[edit]

He made his debut in Punjabi Films in a supporting role in 2010 film Mel Karade Rabba opposite Jimmy Shergill and Indo-Canadian actress Neeru Bajwa. He followed that up with a lead role in Jihne Mera Dil Luteya with Diljit Dosanjh which became the biggest hit in Punjabi Cinema when it released.[3] In April 2012 his film Mirza - The Untold Story released with the highest opening for a Punjabi film at the time of release[4] opposite UK-Punjabi actress Mandy Takhar. His next movie Carry on Jatta paired him with critically acclaimed Bollywood actress Mahie Gill; it released in July 2012 and had the second highest opening and total collections for Punjabi film, it is on course to collect Rs 10 Crore in India.[5] Gippy Grewal's latest movie Singh vs Kaur released on 15 February 2013, has garnered positive reviews mostly. Critics have appreciated Gippy for his remarkable acting and have also termed him as the 'first action hero of Punjab. .[6] Gippy Grewal's upcoming film is Lucky Di Unlucky Story. Directed by Smeep Kang, this film falls under the banner of Gurfateh films and Sippy Grewal Productions.[7] Lucky Di Unlucky Story was released on 26 April 2013 and was a huge hit. He is also worked with Jazzy Bains, who made his Punjabi film debut in Best of Luck, opposite Miss India Universe 2008 Simran Mundi.[8] In November 2013 he came with another comedy movie Bhaji in Problem under Viacom motion pictures opposite Ragini Khanna .The movie was appreciated and was given 4/5 stars by a renowned Punjabi online magazine Ballewood.in.[9] Gippy Grewal`s forthcoming movie is Jatt James Bond[10]

Personal life[edit]

Gippy Grewal is married to Ravneet Kaur and has two sons named, Gurfateh and Ekomkar. It is on his younger son, Gurfateh's name, that Gippy Grewal launched his production house called, Gurfateh Films. His elder brother Sippy Grewal is based in Australia and also produces films under the banner- Sippy Grewal. 'Carry on Jatta' was produced under Sippy Grewal Productions.[11]

Discography[edit]

Year ReleasedAlbumMusicRecord LabelNotesMost Gross
May 2002Chakk LeyAtul SharmaAnand Music1st start5.1
November 2003Aaja Wey MitraAtul SharmaNupur Audio10 Years2.10
March 2004Mele Mittaran DeKiss'n'tellFinetoneUK Records8.9
July 2005Phulkari 2Kiss'n'tellPlanet Recordz, Speed RecordsThe India Story Song7.1
February 2006Akh Larh GayiSukhpal SukhPlanet Recordz, Speed RecordsBobby Nagra Presentations7.2
September 2007Chandi De ChalleBhinda AujlaPlanet Recordz/Speed RecordsCo-Singer: Yudhveer Manak11.3
August 2008My Time To ShineBhinda AujlaPlanet Recordz/Speed Records/Kamlee RecordsLast Time With Bhinda Aujla1.5
October 2010Desi RockstarAman HayerKamlee Records LTD/Speed RecordsJoined With Aman Hayer22
April 2011TalwarAnu-Manu, Jatinder Singh-Shah, Honey SinghSpeed RecordsLyrics Veet Baljit9.2

Singles[edit]

YearSongMusicRecord labelNotes
2007GabruBhinda AujlaSpeed Records/Moviebox1st Join
2008TareyaJoti DhillonPlanet Recordz/Speed Records/Moviebox Records
2009Raj KardaPrince GhumanPlanet Recordz/Speed Records
2009Kini SohniBhinda AujlaPlanet Recordz/Speed Records/Kamlee Records
2011Gal Teri Wang DiAman HayerSpeed Records/Moviebox Records
2010Sh! Sh! SharabiBohemiaSpeed Records
2011Angreji BeatHoney SinghSpeed Records/MovieBox Records/Planet Recordz
2011The GangsterPrince GhumanSpeed Records
2012MulahjedaariyaanJatinder ShahSpeed Records
2013Hello HelloDr. ZeusT-SeriesLyrics Veet BaljitVideo by Baljit Singh Deo
2014Shut UpPav DhariaSpeed Records
2014WhatsappSonu KhanpurSpecial for fans
2014Party Like A PunjabiRDBSpeed RecordsComing Soon

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
2010Mel Karade RabbaNihal DhasahPTC Punjabi Film Award Nominated for Best Duet Male and Negative Role
2011Jihne Mera Dil LuteyaYuvraajPTC Punjabi Film Award for Best Actor with Diljit Dosanjh

PIFF Award for Best Actor with Diljit Dosanjh

2012Mirza- The Untold StoryMirzaPTC Punjabi Film Award for Critics Award Best Actor & Popular Star of the Year
2012Carry On JattaJass DhillonPTC Punjabi Film Award for Popular Star of the Year
2013Singh vs KaurNihal SinghPTC Punjabi Film Award Nominated for Best Actor & Critics Award Best Actor
2013Lucky Di Unlucky StoryLucky
2013Best of LuckKullu
2013Bhaji in ProblemJeeta
2014Jatt James BondShinda
2014Double Di Troublereleasing on 22 August
2014Carry On Jatta 2Jass DhillonPre-production
2014ZorawarAnnounced
2014Second Hand HusbandBollywood Debut

Dubbing career[edit]

Gippy Grewal has also started a career in the dubbing. He has given the Punjabi dubbing voice for Jai Courtney's character in A Good Day to Die Hard. This is the first ever Hollywood movie to be dubbed in Punjabi. It was also dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.[12]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live action films[edit]

Film titleActorCharacterDub LanguageOriginal LanguageOriginal Year ReleaseDub Year ReleaseNotes
A Good Day to Die Hard [13]Jai CourtneyJackPunjabiEnglish20132013First Ever Hollywood movie to have a Punjabi dubbed version. For the Hindi dubbed version, the character was dubbed by Sanket Mhatre.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "shooting of hello hello". ballewood.in. 
  2. ^ "hello hello". ballewood.in. 
  3. ^ "Business Today - Punjab Takes Center Stage With Its Own Hits". Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mirza Is The Highest Opening For Punjabi Film". Retrieved 12 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Carry On Jatta Is A Blockbuster". Retrieved 2 Aug 2012. 
  6. ^ "Singh vs. Kaur Review". Ballewood.in. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Ballewood. "Lucky Di Unlucky Story Preview". Retrieved 9 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best of Luck Gippy and Jazzy". Retrieved 26 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Review of Bhaji in problem". ballewood.in. 
  10. ^ "Gippy Grewal in Jatt James Bond". Punjabigrooves.com. 
  11. ^ "Interview with Gippy Grewal". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Die Hard 5 goes Punjabi". Indiatimes.com. 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  13. ^ "A Good Day to Die Hard in Punjabi". TimesofIndia.com. Retrieved 28 Jan 2013.