Bhagwant Mann

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Bhagwant Mann
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Member of the Indian Parliament
for Sangrur
Assumed office
May 16, 2014
Preceded by Vijay Inder Singla
Personal details
Born (1973-10-17) 17 October 1973 (age 43)
Satoj, Sangrur district, Punjab
Political party Aadmi Party (2014-present)
Other political
affiliations
People's Party of Punjab (2012-2014)
Profession Politician, social worker, comedian, singer, actor
Musical career
Also known as "Comedy King", "Jugnu"
Genres Comedy
Years active 1992–present

Bhagwant Mann (born 17 October 1973) is an Indian comedian and the Member of Parliament (May 2014) from Sangrur constituency of Indian state of Punjab.

Early life and career[edit]

Bhagwant Mann was born in village Satoj located in Sangrur district. He is well known for his skits in the Punjabi language. He started his comedy career by participating in youth festivals and inter-college competitions. He won two gold medals from Punjabi University, Patiala for Shaheed Udham Singh Government College, Sunam. His second comedy album entitled "Kulfi Garma Garm" proved to be a huge success. Bhagwant Mann's comedy focuses on Indian issues – politicians, policemen, business departments, and sports. His first comedy album was with Jagtar Jaggi and together they were the most successful comedy partnership of the 1990s, creating many successful comedy albums. They also created a show for the Punjabi channel Alpha ETC Punjabi, called Jugnu Kehnda Hai. After 10 years together, Jaggi and Mann split when Jaggi felt he was not getting the credit he deserved.[1] After their split, Bhagwant Mann became partners with writer and co-actor Rana Ranbir. Both were very popular and worked together on Jugnu Mast Mast for Alpha ETC Punjabi. In 2006, it was announced that Bhagwant & Jaggi had settled their differences and were due to reunite. Both toured Canada & England with their stage play No Life With Wife.

Bhagwant also gained nationwide recognition when he competed in the Great Indian Laughter Challenge on Star Plus. This widened his audience and made him popular throughout the world. He is nowadays the world's most appreciated Punjabi comedian.[2][3] Bhagwant Mann also acted in a show on MH One called Jugnu Hazir Hai[4] and featured in Manjit Mann's film Sukhmani alongside Gurdas Maan.

Discography (comedy)[edit]

Year Album Record label
2013 Kulfi Garma Garam 2 Amar Audio
2009 Just Laugh Baki Maaf M Series
2007 Haas-Haas Ke T-Series
2005 Bhagwant Mann Most Wanted Creative Audio Productions
2004 Kee Main Jhooth Boliya T-Series
2003 Sawdhan! Agge Bhagwant Mann T-Series
2002 Bhagwant Mann Full Speed T-Series
2001 Bhagwant Mann Non-Stop T-Series
2001 Bhagwant Mann Hazir Ho T-Series
2000 Sadi Billi Sanu Miaun T-Series
2000 Bhagwant Mann 420 Sun Music
2000 Jattan Da Munda Gaun Lagaya Sun Music
1999 Lallu Kare Kawaliya T-Series
1998 Gustakhi Maaf T-Series
1997 Rukawat Ke Liye Khed Hai T-Series
1997 Khariya Khariya Tips
1996 Kursi Rani Tips
1995 Jaagde Raho Peritone
1995 Dhakka Start T-Series
1995 Panj Duni Veeh T-Series/MTL/AMC
1994 Koko De Bachhe
Mummy Daddy Murdabaad
T-Series
AMC United States
1994 Bol Madaari Bol Peritone
1994 Mithiya Mircha T-Series
MTL Canada
1993 Kulfi Garma Garam T-Series
MTL Canada
1992 Gobhi Diye Kachiye Vaparanay Creative Music Company

Discography (musical)[edit]

Year Album Record label
2011 Rangle Punjab Nu Bachayin
2010 Aawaaz – The Voice Point Zero
2001 Dam Lai Lo T-Series

Filmography[edit]

Year Film
2015 22g Tussi Ghaint Ho
2014 Police in Pollywood
2014 Moga to Melbourne Via Chandigarh
2014 Kulfi Garma Garam
2011 Hero Hitler in Love
2010 Sukhmani – Hope for Life
2010 Ekam – Son of Soil
2007 Apne
2001 Sikandera
1996 Sukha
1995 Nain Preeto De
1994 Tabaahi
1994 Kachehri

Videography[edit]

Year Album Record label
2010 Jhanda Amli Kachahri Vich Eagle
2009 Just Laugh Baki Maaf M Series
2008 My Name is Mann Eagle
2007 Pappu Da Dhaba Eagle
2006 Punjabi Bluff Master Eagle
2006 Pappu Baneya Neta Eagle
2006 Pappu Bhaa Ji M.B.B.S. Eagle
2005 Pappu Pass Ho Gaya Eagle
2004 Kee Main Jhooth Boliya T-Series
2003 Sawdhan Agge Bhagwant Mann T-Series
2002 Bhagwant Mann Non-Stop Vol. 2 T-Series
2002 Bhagwant M 2001
Bhagwant Mann Non-Stop Vol. 1 T-Series

Politics[edit]

In early 2011, he joined active politics of Punjab with his membership of People's Party of Punjab under the leadership of Manpreet Singh Badal.[5][6] He unsuccessfully contested elections from Lehragaga assembly constituency in 2012 Punjab Assembly Elections. He left the People's Party of Punjab in March 2014 and joined Aam Aadmi Party to contest as its candidate from Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency in the Indian General Election 2014 . [7] He won by 200,000 votes, setting a new record in Punjab defeating Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, a prominent leader of Shiromani Akali Dal and now a member of Rajya Sabha. After becoming an MP, Mann has consistently used satire to raise the issues faced by the common man. He has also questioned the incumbent government on their electoral promises and the policies being introduced by them.[citation needed]

Social work[edit]

He set up a NGO Lok Lehar Foundation to help children affected from deformities due to polluted groundwater in the border areas of Punjab.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bhagwant Mann". Web.archive.org. 2004-04-01. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Bhagwant Mann On Laughter Challenge - The Great Indian Laughter Challenge". Great-indian-laughter-challenge.blogspot.com. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  3. ^ "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum". Tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  4. ^ "UNP". Unp.me. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived 13 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ "I want to see Punjab growing- Bhagwant Mann". Americanpunjabinews.com. 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ "Children Developing Deformities in Punjab's Borders | Mar 09,2011". News.outlookindia.com. Archived from the original on 12 March 2011. Retrieved 2015-06-19. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
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Leader of the Aam Aadmi Party in the 16th Lok Sabha
2014–present
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