Hardavinder Singh Sandhu (born 6 September 1986) is an Indian singer, actor and former cricketer who works in Punjabi and Hindi films.[1][2] His first song was Tequilla Shot, and he gained popularity with Soch (2013) and Joker (2014), which were written by Jaani and music composed by B Praak. Sandhu made his acting debut in Yaaran Da Katchup (2014).[3][4][5] His song "Soch" was remade for the 2016 Bollywood film Airlift.[6] His song "Naah" was remade for the film Bala as "Naah Goriye" with singer Swasti Mehul.[7] He is a notable alumnus of The British Co-Ed High school, Patiala.

Harrdy Sandhu
Sandhu in 2022
Sandhu in 2022
Background information
Birth nameHardavinder Singh Sandhu
Born (1986-09-06) 6 September 1986 (age 37)[1]
Patiala, Punjab, India[1]
  • Singer
  • actor
Cricket information
BowlingRight-arm fast medium
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition First class
Matches 3
Runs scored 11
Batting average 5.50
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 6
Balls bowled 558
Wickets 12
Bowling average 26.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 6/134
Catches/stumpings 0/0
Source: ESPNcricinfo

In 2021, he made his Hindi film debut with Kabir Khan's sports-drama 83 which is based on 1983 Cricket World Cup. He has since starred in spy action drama Code Name: Tiranga (2022).

Early life and career edit

Sandhu played cricket for over a decade as a fast bowler, but suffered a severe elbow injury, forcing him to give up the game in 2007.[8] He shifted his focus from sports to singing, took vocal training for eighteen months and performed his first album "This is Harrdy Sandhu" in 2011 composed by V. Grooves.[8] He released the video of song "Tequilla Shot" from album but the song and album didn't perform so well. He was disappointed and decided to leave singing if his next single track did not perform well. He met lyricist Jaani and Music Director B Praak to make the song named "Soch" which was released in 2013.

He is married to Zenith Sandhu who also featured in the song "Backbone".

He made his debut as an actor with Punjabi movie "Yaaran Da Katchup" in 2014. The movie proved to be average. But he kept giving hits as a singer with tracks such as "Joker", "Backbone", "Horn Blow", "Yaar Ni Milya" with Jaani and B Praak, which proved to be big hits.

Later in 2017 he released track "Naah" featuring Nora Fatehi, with lyrics by Jaani and music by B Praak. In 2018 after huge success of Naah, he released "Kya Baat Ay" with the same team, which also proved to be a huge hit. Both songs have since crossed 500+ million views on YouTube individually.

In later years, he released some other tracks such as "Superstar", "Dance Like", "Jee Karda", "Titliaan Warga", which were also hits. He also sang some tracks in Bollywood films such as "Chandigarh" from Good Newwz and "Naah Goriye" from Bala.

He made his Bollywood debut as an actor with sports drama film 83, which is based on India's victorious campaign at the 1983 Cricket World Cup. He played the role of former Team India fast bowler Madan Lal, who was an important part of the 1983 world cup winning team.[9][10] In November 2021, he released new single "Bijlee Bijlee", written and composed by Jaani and music by B Praak released by Jaani's music label Desi Melodies. The song along with its hook dance step became viral on Instagram reels with more than 1.4 million reels.[11] In August 2022, Puma signed Harrdy Sandhu as their newest brand ambassador.[12]

Discography edit

Albums edit

Year Album Music Director Lyricist Label Notes
2012 This Is Harrdy Sandhu Mr. V Grooves Various Sony Music India Debut album
2023 Pleasures Arvindr Khaira Raj Ranjodh Harrdy Sandhu and Universal Music Music video of "Psycho" from album "Pleasures is first music video of india shot on virtual production

Single edit

Year Song Music Director Lyricist Label Notes
2012 Tequilla Shot Mr. V Grooves Manu Goraya Sony Music India From Album "This Is Harrdy Sandhu "
Pehli Goli Saini
Aashqui Te Loan Vikram Rehal
2013 Kudi Tu Pataka JSL Singh Baljinder Singh Mahant JRS with Ammy Virk, Babbal Rai, A kay, Ranjit Bawa, Prabh Gill
Soch B Praak Jaani JRS, T-Series with Himanshi Khurana
2014 Joker
2015 Saah Pav Dharia Koki Deep Speed Records
Without You (Soch) Vaibhav Saxena, B Praak Vaibhav Saxena, Jaani T-Series An official re-creation of Soch, commissioned by T-Series
Naa Ji Naa B Praak Jaani Sony Music India
2016 Hornn Blow T-Series, JRS
2017 Backbone Sony Music India
Naah Sony Music India With Nora Fatehi
Yaar Ni Milyaa White Hill Music
2018 Kya Baat Hai B Praak Jaani Sony Music India Featuring Carolina Moural
2019 Yaar Superstar Meet Sehra Babbu Sony Music India
She Dance Like B Praak Jaani Sony Music India With Lauren Gottlieb
2020 Jee Karr Daa Akull Mellow D With Amyra Dastur
Titliaan[13] Avvy Sra Jaani Desi Melodies Featured in the video with Sargun Mehta of song sung by Afsana Khan
2021 Titliaan Warga [14] With Sargun Mehta, alongside Jaani with his Shayri Flavour, After the Massive Hit success of song Titliaan this song was the sequel to it
Bijlee Bijlee[15] B Praak Featuring Palak Tiwari[15]
2022 Kudiyan Lahore Diyan[16] Featuring Aisha Sharma

Film edit

Year Song Film Composer(s) Co-Singer(s) Lyrics Label
2016 "Ki Kariye Nachna Aaonda Nahi" Tum Bin II Ankit Tiwari Neha Kakkar, Raftaar Manoj Muntashir T-Series
2018 "Little Little" Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se D Soldierz Solo D Soldierz Saregama
"Tu Jaane Na" Ishqaa Money Aujla, Solo Maninder Kailey Times Music
2019 "Naah Goriye" Bala Jaani, B Praak Swasti Mehul, Sonam Bajwa, Ayushmann Khurrana Jaani Sony Music India
"Speaker Phaat Jaye" Total Dhamaal Gourov-Roshin Abuzer Akhtar, Jonita Gandhi, Aditi Singh Sharma Kumaar Saregama
"Chandigarh Mein" Good Newwz Tanishk Bagchi, Badshah Badshah, Lisa Mishra, Asees Kaur Tanishk Bagchi, Badshah Zee Music Company
2022 "Ki Kariye" Code Name: Tiranga Jaidev Kumar Sakhsi Holkar Kumaar T-Series
"Kya Baat Ay 2.0" Govinda Naam Mera Tanishk Bagchi, B Praak Nikhita Gandhi Jaani Sony Music India

Filmography edit

Year Title Role Language Notes
2014 Yaaran Da Katchup Harrdy Gill Punjabi
2017 Mera Mahi NRI Sherry
2019 Bala Himself Hindi Special appearance in the song "Naah Goriye"
2021 83 Madan Lal
2022 Code Name: Tiranga Dr. Mirza Ali

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Work Result ref
2014 PTC Punjabi Music Awards Most Romantic Ballad of the Year Soch Won [17]
Most Popular Song of the Year Won
Best Music Video Won
2015 PTC Punjabi Film Awards Best Debut (Male) Yaaran Da Katchup Nominated [18]
Punjabi Music Awards Most Popular Song of the Year Joker Nominated [19]
Most Romantic Ballad of the Year Nominated

References edit

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