Gursharanjot Singh Randhawa (born 30 August 1991) is an Indian singer, songwriter and music composer associated with Punjabi, Bhangra, Indi-pop and Bollywood music.[3][2][4] He is known for songs like "Lahore", "Patola", "High Rated Gabru", "Daaru Wargi", "Raat Kamal Hai", "Suit song" Ban Ja Rani", "Made in India", "Ishare Tere", "Tere Te", "Fashion", "Downtown" and "Slowly Slowly".[3][5][6][7] Guru Randhawa's debut single was "Same girl" in collaboration with Arjun.

Guru Randhawa
Guru Randhawa at the launch of MTV Unplugged Season 8 (cropped).jpg
Guru Randhawa at the launch of MTV Unplugged Season 8
Background information
Birth nameGursharanjot Singh Randhawa
Born (1991-08-30) 30 August 1991 (age 28)[1]
Nurpur, Gurdaspur district, Punjab, India[2]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • music composer
  • film producer
  • record producer
Years active2013–present
LabelsT-Series
Associated actsBohemia, Arjun, Neeti Mohan, Dhvani Bhanushali, Sukhe, Pitbull, Tanishk Bagchi, Tulsi Kumar, Neha Kakkar, Millind Gaba, Ikka Singh, Jay Sean, Larissa Bonesi
Websitegururandhawa.com

Early lifeEdit

Randhawa was born as Gursharanjot Singh Randhawa in Nurpur, Dera Baba Nanak tehsil in Gurdaspur district. He started by doing small shows in Gurdaspur and then began performing in Delhi, at small parties and functions.[2] While staying in Delhi, Randhawa completed his MBA.[8] He was named "Guru" by the rapper Bohemia who would shorten his full name while on stage.[9]

CareerEdit

He sang his first song on YouTube named "Same Girl"[10] with Arjun who was the first person to take Randhawa in his own video. He sang in the 2017 Indian Premier League opening ceremony.[11][12][13] He made his Bollywood singing debut in Hindi Medium (2017).[14] Several of his songs have appeared in films. In 2018, he became a part of Salman Khan's Dabangg reloaded tour.

His two most-viewed songs, "High Rated Gabru" and "Lahore", have over 840 and 790 million views on YouTube respectively.[15] His first international collaboration is "Slowly Slowly" featuring Pitbull, released on 19 April 2019.[16][17][18] The song's music video received 38 million views on YouTube within 24 hours, becoming one of the world's all-time most-viewed music videos in 24 hours.[7]

In 2019, Randhawa turned producer with Punjabi language film Tara Mira starring Ranjit Bawa and Nazia Hussan, directed by Rajiev Dhingra.[19]

In 2020,Guru made his second international collaboration "Surma Surma" with British artist Jay Sean.[20]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Song Featured artist(s) Composer(s) Writer(s) Language(s) Ref
Unknown "AK 47" Kuwar Virk Kuwar Virk Unknown Hindi / Punjabi
2012 "Same Girl" Arjun Preet Hundal Guru Randhawa
2013 "Chhad Gayi" Solo Guru Randhawa
"Dardan Nu", Album - Page One
"Southall", Album - Page One Paivy
"I Like You" Guru Randhawa, Paivy
2015 "Patola" Bohemia Preet Hundal Guru Randhawa, Sabi
"Outfit" Guru Randhawa Ikka
"Khat" Ikka Intense
2016 "Fashion" Solo Rajat Nagpal Guru Randhawa
"Yaar Mod Do" Millind Gaba Millind Gaba Guru Randhawa, Millind Gaba
"Tu Meri Rani" Rap- Haji Springer Haji Springer
2017 "Taare" Solo Rajat Nagpal Guru Randhawa
"Suit" Arjun Intense Guru Randhawa, Arjun
"High Rated Gabru" Solo Guru Randhawa, Manj Musik Guru Randhawa
"Lahore" Guru Randhawa, Vee Music
2018 "Raat Kamaal Hai" Tulsi Kumar Guru Randhawa [21]
"Made In India" Solo
"Ishare Tere" Dhvani Bhanushali
"Aaja Ni Aaja" Solo
"Downtown"
"Golimaar" Guru Randhawa, Vee
"Tere Te" Ikka (rap) Vee Ikka [citation needed]
2019 "Slowly Slowly" Pitbull RedOne, DJ Shadow Dubai Guru Randhawa, Pitbull Punjabi / English/ Spanish [15]
"Sajan Rus Jave Tan" Solo Guru Randhawa, DJ Shadow Dubai Guru Randhawa Punjabi [22]
"Ishq Tera" Solo Guru Randhawa Guru Randhawa Hindi / Punjabi [23]
"Mueve La Cintura" Pitbull and Tito El Bambino Pitbull Pitbull, Guru Randhawa English/ Spanish/ Punjabi [24]
"Black" Guru Randhawa Bunty Bains Bunty Bains Hindi/Punjabi [25]
2019 "Yaari" Vee Music Guru Randhawa Guru Randhawa Hindi/Punjabi [26]
2020 "Surma Surma" Jay Sean Guru Randhawa Guru Randhawa & Jay Sean Hindi/Punjabi/English [27]

Film songsEdit

Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film Song Co-singer(s) Composer(s) Writer(s) Note Ref
2017 Hindi Medium Suit Suit Arjun Guru Randhawa, Arjun, Rajat Nagpal Arjun, Guru Randhawa Hindi film [28]
Simran Lagadi Hai Thaay Jonita Gandhi Sachin-Jigar Vayu [29]
Tumhari Sulu Ban Ja Rani Solo Guru Randhawa, Rajat Nagpal Guru Randhawa [30]
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Kaun Nachdi Neeti Mohan [31]
Dil Juunglee Nachle Na [32]
Blackmail Patola Solo Guru Randhawa [33]
Nawabzaade High Rated Gabru
High Rated Gabru (Female Version) Aditi Singh Sharma
Mar Gaye Oye Loko Aaja Ni Aaja Solo Guru Randhawa, Kuwar Virk Punjabi film
Badhaai Ho Morni Banke Neha Kakkar Tanishk Bagchi Mellow D Hindi film
2019 Why Cheat India Daaru Wargi Solo Guru Randhawa Guru Randhawa
Arjun Patiala Main Deewana Tera Sachin-Jigar
Crazy Habibi Vs Decent Munda Benny Dayal
Dil Toteya Diljit Dosanjh Sachin-Jigar, Guru Randhawa
Saaho Enni Soni Guru Randhawa, Tulsi Kumar Guru Randhawa Multilingual film
Ekaantha Tharami Shakthisree Gopalan, Haricharan Vinayak Sasikumar Malayalam Dubbed version
Mazhaiyum Theeyam Madhan Karky Tamil version
Ye Chota Nuvvunna Haricharan, Tulsi Kumar Krishna Kanth Telugu version; Multilingual
Ujda Chaman "Outfit" Solo Preet Hundal Guru Randhawa Hindi film
2020 Street Dancer 3D "Lagdi Lahore di" Tulsi Kumar Guru Randhawa &Sachin Jigar
2020 Angrezi Medium "Made In India" Solo Guru Randhawa, Sachin-Jigar
Chhalaang "Rani" Solo Guru Randhawa Guru Randhawa

ReferencesEdit

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