Punjab is known for its rich culture and heritage. Right from the He-man of bollywood, Dharmendra Paaji. Lot of Punjabi’s have created their name in the field of entertainment.
Today, I’m talking about a young man who is quite popular in Punjabi singing. Born on 12th February 1999 and brought up in Bhakriana, Jalandhar, Punjab. This young sensation has done his schooling from Hemkunt Public School, Jalandhar. He made his debut in the field of singing on 19th November, 2017 with a song “U-Turn” and his albums – Age 19 (2019), No Competition (2020), Bad Munda (2021) and Love Thunder (2022). All his numbers mentioned above made him superstar within a short span of 6 years. Yes, you guessed well, he is none other than “JASS MANAK” (Jasspreet Singh Manak).
Manak belongs to a Jatt Sikh family. His mother is a housewife whereas, his father was an army officer, who passed away when Manak was kid. Gopi Manak is his elder brother, who supports him a lot. Since childhood, Manak has been fond of singing. Often being called “Jassi” and “Manaka da Munda” by his friends and family. The passion for singing made him to sing at school functions and in his village functions too.
After +2, Manak wanted to go to Canada and settle there but, his brother’s accident changed everything. He stayed with his family and took care of his brother. This accident had been a turning point in his life. Hence, to support the family financially, Manak went to Chandigarh in search of work. And now, he is a part of Geetmp3 music label. The song, U-Turn didn’t give him the success that was needed.
This happened with his second song too, “Without You” (April 13, 2018), it was also not so successful. Things took a major turn, when he released his third song “Prada” (June 13, 2018) that was a blockbuster. This song made him popular all over India.
Once, in an interview with Gaana (music platform), he told how he wrote “Prada” song. ( https://youtu.be/p43eRc_xnmE )
Earlier, in his village, one day some foreigners came and one of them was wearing the PRADA sunglasses. From there, he got the idea for this song. After completing the song, he actually gave it to someone else, but the song, came back to him. At the age of just 19 years, he released his first album named “AGE 19”. The album got quite good response. In 2019, Manak won his first award for the song “Prada” for the category ‘Best Song Of The Year’ by ‘Gaana Mirchi Music Awards’.
Another hit song released by him was ‘Lehenga’ that made everyone to dance. ‘Lehenga’ achieved 1 Billion+ views on youtube, also featured on the UK Asian Music Chart and also the Global Youtube Music Chart. The song got the award for ‘Listener’s Choice Music Category’ in 2022. This was the second award won by him.
Besides being an amazing singer, Manak has written songs for other artists too, such as Karan Randhawa, Nishawn Bhullar, Jassie Gill, Priya, Chetan, Deep Jandu and Gippy Grewal. He has written and sang songs for Punjabi movies like Lover, Sikandar 2, Shooter, Kaka Pardhan and Punjabi web series, Gangland in Motherland.
Manak loves to play cricket. He loves to drive Range Rover, which is, his favourite car. You can listen to his songs on Wynk, Gaana, Spotify and other music platforms.
Manak made his bollywood debut with the song “Jee Ni Karda” in 2021 with the film, “Sardar Ka Grandson”. Another bollywood hit song by him was released in the same Year, “Tenu Lehenga” on 5th Nov 2021 of the film, “Satyameva Jayate 2”. This was the recreated version of his “Lehenga” song.
In 2022, Manak made his acting debut with the film “JATT BROTHERS”. He played the character really well, resulting in, increase in his fan following. As being successful and popular, many artists have put some wrong allegations on him but, he ignored all of them and kept on working hard.
Manak had his first ever International concert in Dubai in July 2022 and again in September 2022. These were not less than an another big achievements for him. These above concerts came in his life as yet another milestone. His behavior has made him unique from others. He is a down-to-earth person, who cares for his family, friends and even his fans too.
Manak has never disappointed his fans. Last year, in 2022, he had a concert in Delhi on 8th October 2022, which was interrupted by the rain. He still performed even, when the music system went off for sometime. The crowd was continuously chanting his name. He always thanks to God and his fans for the love and support.
When his song “Lehenga” hit 1 Billion views on youtube, he did a Paidal – Yatra for 7 days from his home, Mohali to Harminder Sahib, Amritsar. He shared about this with a posting of a picture on instagram on 17th December, 2020.
On social media, he is a popular celebrity with fan following of almost 9 Million (8.9 Million) on instagram.
( https://instagram.com/jassmanak?igshid=YmMyMTA )
He has 7.88 lakhs subscribers on Youtube.
( https://youtube.com/@iJassManak )
Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/iJassManak/?mibextid=ZbWKwL )
The boy, who released his first album at the age of just 19 years, rest is the history. Having two bollywood debut, acting debut, two international concerts and won two awards is commendable and now, he is in the hearts and minds of his millions fans across the world because of his extraordinary talent and hardwork. He earned all his name and fame within a short period of 6 years. He has great potential to create a benchmark in the entertainment industry in the years to come.
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