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Hans Raj Hans

Hans Raj Hans is an Indian singer turned politician. He is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party and a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri.

He sings Punjabi folk and Sufi music as well as in movies and has also released his own 'Punjabi-pop' albums. He has worked alongside other artists, such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the movie Kachche Dhaage.

Early life

Hans says he is a member of the Valmiki caste in the village of Shafipur, near to Jalandhar, Punjab, India. Hans did his graduation from DAV College, Jalandhar.

From being a teenager, Hans was trained in singing by Puran Shah Koti.

Musical career



As a youth, Hans learned from music director Charanjit Ahuja. Then he started singing Punjabi folk, devotional and Sufi music. He worked with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, in the movie Kachche Dhaage

Hans has been an honorary music professor at Washington DC University and San Jose State University.

Political career

Hans joined the Shiromani Akali Dal party in January 2009 and in May of that year, he contested the Jalandhar, Punjab, India constituency.

He resigned on 18 December 2014 and joined the Indian National Congress in February 2016.

He joined Bharatiya Janata Party on 10 December 2016. He replaced Udit Raj as the candidate for representing North West Delhi in the 2019 Indian general election.

Discography

Albums

  • 2017 Mundeh Punjabi
  • 2014 Jaadu
  • 2011 ''Ek Ishaaaaa""
  • 2008 Yaara O Yaara
  • 2007 Wanjara
  • 2004 The Knight
  • 2003 Tera Ishq
  • 2002 Haaye Sohniye
  • 2002 Ghama Di Raat
  • 2001 Sab Ton Sohni
  • 2001 Jhanjar
  • 2000 Chorni
  • 1996 Lal Garara
  • 1994 Mohabbat
  • 1993 Ishqe Di Barsaat
  • 1992 Jhanjaria
  • 1992 Aar Tutdi Naa Paar Tutdi
  • 1991 Thah Karke
  • 1990 Tera Mera Pyar
  • 1990 Ashiqan Di Kahdi Zindagi
  • 1990 Waris Punjab De
  • 1987 Ek Kuri Mainu Rajheon Fakir Kar Gai
  • 1989 Balle Ni Rahe Rahe
  • 1987 Ek Dang Hor Mar Ja
  • 1983 Jogian De Kanna Vich

    Bollywood

  • 2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
  • 2011 Mausam
  • 2011 Patiala House
  • 2008 Black & White
  • 2002 Bend It Like Beckham
  • 2002 Shaheed 23 March 1931
  • 2001 Nayak
  • 2001 Jodi No 1
  • 2001 Monsoon Wedding
  • 2000 Bichhoo
  • 1999 Kachche Dhaage

    Religious

  • 2011 Amrit Varga Paani (with Sardool Sikander) World Music
  • 2009 Koi Aan Milavai (featuring Sant Anoop Singh (Una Sahib Wale) & Bhai Maninder Singh (Sri Nagar Wale))
  • 2008 300 Saala Hazoor Sahib (T-Series)
  • 2006 Bole So Nihaal (duo collaboration with Sardool Sikander)
  • 2006 Sikhi Diyan Shaana
  • 2004 Nikey Nikey Do Khalse (T-Series)
  • 2003 Wadda Mera Govind
  • 2000 Amritdhara
  • 1997 Mera Bajaan Wala Maahi
  • 1991 Patta Patta Singhan Da Vairi (T-Series)

    Filmography

  • Dupatta Tera Sat Rang Da (Speed Records)

    Biography

  • Rags to Ragas... and Beyond - Hans Raj Hans by Preet Inder Dhillon, Power Publishers

    Accolades