Jaswinder Singh Bhalla (born May 4, 1960) is an Indian actor actor and comedian who works in Punjabi cinema. He is also an academic staff at the Punjab Agricultural University. He started his professional career as a comedian in 1988 with Chankata 88 and became actor with film Dulla Bhatti. He is Goria best known for his comedy series Chankatta and comedy roles in various Punjabi films. He is famous for always using taglines in his movies, and bringing a comic touch to movies through them. He also performs in stage acts and has done tours of Canada and Australia for his stage show Naughty Baba in Town.
|Born||Jaswinder Singh Bhalla
4 May 1960
Doraha, Dt. Ludhiana, Panjab
|Other names||Chacha Chatar Singh|
|Alma mater||Ph.D. in Agriculture Science at Punjab Agricultural University|
|Notable works and roles|
Jaswinder Bhalla was born on 4 May 1960 in the town of Doraha, Ludhiana . His father Master Bahadur Singh Bhalla was a primary school teacher in village Barmalipur . He got his basic education from Senior Secondary School Doraha.
He started performing on Independence day and Republic day shows . Jaswinder Bhalla and two of schoolmates got selected for All India Radio in 1975 . As a student at Punjab Agricultural University, Jaswinder Bhalla had done comedy performances in university programmes. He started his professional career in 1988 along with co-performer Bal Mukund Sharma with audio cassette Chhankata 1988. Bal Mukund Sharma and Jasiwnder Bhalla were classmates in Punjab Agriculture University. Word Chankata originated from the college level annual show performed by Bhalla and Sharma in PAU. They were noticed by Doordarshan Kendra, Jalandhar while performing in Professor Mohan Singh Mela (cultural festival) on personal backing of Punjabi author Jagdev Singh Jassowal. He has released over 27 audio and video albums of Chankata series. Apart from Bal Mukund Sharma, Neelu Sharma has also been part of Chhankata series. Starting with Chhankata 2002, series is also realised as video cassette.
In his Chhankata series, he portrays many characters carefully chosen from all walks of Punjabi society. One of the main characters is Chacha (Uncle) Chatur Singh, who is an old villager and talks about Punjab's politics, differences between rural and urban life, and tells jokes from all walks of life. Another character he portrays is Bhana, a youngster from Chatur Singh's village who has emigrated to USA and appears in the Chhankata as NRI. JB, another character portrayed by Jaswinder Bhalla, is the son of Chatur Singh. Another notable character is Taya Fumhan Singh.
Jaswinder has worked in Punjabi feature films like Mahaul Theek Hai, Jeeja Ji, Jihne Mera Dil Luteya, Power cut, Kabaddi Once Again, Apan Phir Milange, Mel Kara De Rabba, Carry On Jatta, Jatt and Juliet, Jatt Airways. In some Punjabi films he always speak with different Takia Klams. Such as Mein Taa Bhannduu Bullan Naal Akhrote, Je Chandigarh Dhaijoo Pinda Warga Taa Rehjooo or Dhillon Ne Kaalaa Cot Aiven Ni Payeya. He said through his art, he highlights social evils like female foeticide, drugs and unemployment.
Jaswinder Bhalla is one of the most popular and appreciated Punjabi Comedian onwards 2013 beside B.N Sharma. He deserves Best Punjabi Comedian awards for his contributions in comedy of Punjabi cinema. His dialogues delivery has been considered the fastest among Punjabi comedians.
In 2015, his stage partner, Bal Mukand Sharma and Jaswinder Bhalla were honored in Utah State by the Lt. Governor Spencer Cox at the behest of their classmate and influential friend Mani Grewal.
In his album Chankatta 2003, he was alleged by certain ragi jathas of making mockery of them and raised strong objections to his album. An apology was issued by the artists and producer of the album. His latest album Mithe Pochey also faced ire of Nambardaars of various villages in Punjab for his satire on them. He was allegedly assaulted by Punjab government official due to his satire on government.
He is married to Parmdeep Bhalla who is a Fine Arts teacher. He has a son named Pukhraj Bhalla, who is studying B.tech in Audio Visuals from Punjabi University, Patiala. Pukhraj has also appeared in some of the Chhankata cassettes since 2002 and has performed excellent roles in some Punjabi films as well. He has a daughter named Ashpreet Kaur who is married in Norway. He is good friends with Balmukund Sharma, who appears as Bhateej in the Chhankata series.
- Chhankata 88
- Chhankata 90(Massi Nu Tarsan Gay)
- Chhankata 91
- Chhankata 92
- Chhankata 92 1/2
- Chhankata 93
- Chhankata 93 1/2(Chacha Shame Shame)
- Chhankata 94
- Chhankata 95
- Chhankata 96
- Chhankata 96 1/2
- Chhankata 97
- Chhankata 97 1/2
- Chhankata 98
- Chhankata 98 3/4
- Chhankata 99 1/4
- Chhankata 99 1/2
- Chhankata 2000
- Chhankata 2000 1/2
- Chhankata 2001
- Chhankata 2002
- Chhankata 2003 (Chacha Sudhar Gaya)
- Chhankata 2004 (Ambarsar Da Paani)
- Chhankata 2005 (Jarh Te Koke)
- Chhankata 2006 (Kadd Tiya Kassran) - Special 25th Anniversary
- Chhankata 2007 (Kar Ta Kunda)
- Chhankata 2009 (Mithe Pochey)
|1999||Mahaul Theek Hai||Inspector Jaswinder Bhalla||Says- Mein Taa Paado Parhne|
|2003||Badla The Revenge||Amaru|
|2006||Jija Ji||Says- Jutti tang javai nang, sari umar mat mar dinde aa..|
|2007||Billian Ch Bandar|
|2007||Babal Da Vehra||Massar|
|2008||Layi Lagg||Says-Sheesha Tidkeya Te Geya Amli Jhidkeya Te Geya|
|2008||Chak De Phatte||JB||Says- Main Ta Bhann Du Bulla Naal Akhrot|
|2010||Mel Karade Rabba||Rajvir's Mama||Says- Sada Patola Satho Hi Ohla|
|2011||Jihne Mera Dil Luteya||Prof. Bhalla||Says- Saheli Te Haveli Edi Cheti Ni Bandi|
|2012||Aappan Pher Milange||Gora Gappi||Says- Mein taa dharti te baith ke chann nu vech dooo, rann ki cheej aa|
|2012||Jatt and Juliet||Joginder Singh||Says- Je Chandigarh Dhai ju Pinda Warga Taa Reh ju|
|2012||Kabaddi Once Again||Coach Suchha Singh Sandhu|
|2012||Carry On Jatta||Advocate Dhillon||Says- Dhillon ne kala coat aiven ni paya, 2.Sali gandi aulaad, na majaa na swaad|
|2012||Raula Pai Gaya||Prof. Bhalla||Says- Software Sikhadoon Kalle-Kalle Nu|
|2012||Power Cut||Baalla||Says- Zakham Laan Nu Paala te Malham Laan Nu Baala|
|2013||Stupid 7||Parry's Grandfather||With his son Pukhraj Bhalla|
|2013||Daddy Cool Munde Fool||Parminder Singh Puppy||Says- Sale do jammay dowain nikamme|
|2013||Lucky Di Unlucky Story||Gurvinder Brar||Says- 365 charitar naar de, saara saal bande nu maarde|
|2013||Rangeelay||Retd.DSP Baldev Singh||Says- Ik teri arrh bhan ni,lassi peen da shaunk na koi|
|2013||Jatts In Golmaal||Balli Chacha||Says- Jhote khare ton te chache charre ton jinni door rahoge,sehat lyi onna changa|
|2013||Jatt & Juliet 2||Inspector Joginder Singh||Says- Akh laal aa tan tin star ghanere aa, Inspector joginder naal mashkarian, lagda maut nerhe-terhe aa|
|2013||Jatt Boys - Putt Jattan De||Prof. Parwana||Says- Maarhi soch te pair di moch, bande nu agge vadan nhi dindi|
|2013||Jatt Airways||Says- Zameen Banjar te Aulad Kanjar rabb kisi nu na deve|
|2013||Viyah 70 km||Piyara Singh Lotte||Says-Mistree Piyara Singh Lotte jadon vi karda gall guniye ch karda|
|2013||RSVP - Ronde Saare Vyah Picho|
|2013||Jatt in Mood|
|2013||Just U & Me||Says - KHUD CH WDEYA SAPP TE JNAANI CH WDEYA SHAKK,AUKHE E NIKAL DE NE|
|2014||Marrij da Garrij|
|2014||Yaaran Da Katchup||Sukhbir Singh Sohi||Says AKH BAAJ VARGI TE NEEYAT TALLE ALE SADH WARGI|
|2014||Saada Jawai NRI|
|2014||Oh My Pyo||Mama||Says - Sach Keh gaye seyane bharo changey andro saude phena mittiyaan jije kaude|
|2014||Mr. & Mrs. 420||Subedaar|
|2014||Chakk De Phatte 2|
|2015||Sardaar Ji||Armeek Singh|
|2015||Munde Kamaal De||Balwant Singh Sidhu|
|2016||Vaisakhi List||Jailer Jalaur Singh Johal|
|2016||Sardaar Ji 2||Pathaan Chacha||Says- Jihne Lahore Ni Vekheya Ohh Jammeya Ni te Jihne Pishor Ni Vekheya Ohne Changa Kitta Ni Vekheya.|
|2017||Vekh Baraatan Challiyan||Jaggi's Father|
- Actor Shaban Khalid Goria is professor of Agricultural Science
- Naughty Baba In Town Tickets
- Big honour for 'Chankata' man
- "GOOD MORNING SHOW JASWINDER BHALLA-1". Chardikla timetv. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
- "Ban humour: Punjab artistes". The Tribune. 2 March 2003. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
- "Comedians hit at govt in new music album". The Tribune. 3 December 2006. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
- "A shameful act". The Tribune. 11 March 2003. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
- "Good morning show with Jaswinder Bhalla-p2". Chardikla timetv. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
- Film website