Manmohan Waris

Manmohan Waris (born 3 August 1967) is an Indian Punjabi folk/pop singer. He is the elder brother of record producer Sangtar and singer Kamal Heer. Waris is considered one of the most gifted singers of Punjabi folk music.[1]

Manmohan Waris
Birth nameManmohan Singh Heer
Born (1967-08-03) 3 August 1967 (age 53)
Halluwal, Hoshiarpur, Punjab
OriginPunjab, India
GenresPunjabi, Pop, Sad, Bhangra and Folk
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals and Tumbi
Years active1993–present
LabelsPlasma Records (India)
Kiss Records (UK)
Associated actsSangtar, Kamal Heer
Websitemanmohanwaris.com

CareerEdit

Manmohan Waris was born in Halluwal, Punjab, India, the eldest son of Dilbag Singh.[2] He started training in music aged 11, passing on what he learnt to his younger brothers. He moved to Canada in 1990,[3] with Waris releasing his first album Gairan Naal Peenghan Jhootdeye in 1993.[4]

He signed with Tips Music and released the album Husn Da Jadu with them in 2000, before starting his own record label, Plasma Records with his brothers, Kamal Heer and Sangtar. He has released the majority of his music on this label.

In 2004 Waris released Nachiye Majajne, the same year touring in the Punjabi Virsa 2004 tour. Following his studio album Dil Nachda in 2007, Waris's latest album, Dil Te Na Laeen was released in 2010. He then toured around the world with Punjabi Virsa 2010.

Waris is married to Pritpal Kaur Heer and they have two children.

DiscographyEdit

Gaairan Naal Penghan Jhotdiye

  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Catrack
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Debi Makhsoospuri and Sangtar
  • Producer: Kamal Heer and Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8
  • Singles: Do Tara Vajda Ve

Sohniya De Laare

Hasdi De Phul Kirde

Sajjre Challe Muklave

Gali Gali Vich Hookay

  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Raja Entertainers
  • Writer: Debi Makhsoospuri, Davinder Khannewala and Jasbir Gunachauria
  • Producer: Kamal Heer and Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8

Mitran Da Sah Rukhda

Mitran Ne Bhangra Pauna

  • Released: 1998
  • Label: T-Series
  • Producer: Kamal Heer and Sangtar
  • Tracks: 10
  • Singles: Mittran Ne Bhangra Pauna and Kitte Kalli Beh Ke Sochi Ni

Husn Da Jadu

  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Tips
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Debi Makhsoospuri, Malkiat Meet, Davinder Khannewala and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 10

Gajray Gori De

  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Tips
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 9

Dil Vatte Dil

  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Tips
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8

Nachiye Majajne

  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur and Debi Makhsoospuri
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 10

Dil Nachda

  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur and Davinder Khannewala
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 10

Dil Te Na Laeen

  • Released: 16 January 2010
  • Label: Plasma Records
  • Writer: Jasbir Gunachauria, Charan Likhari, Sukhpal Aujla, Preet Khetla and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Director: Sandeep Sharma,
  • Tracks: 8

Castle Bromwich

CompilationsEdit

Mega Waris

  • Released: January 1996
  • Label: MoviBox, Roma Music Bank
  • Writer: Debi Makhsoospuri and Davinder Khannewala
  • Producer: Kamal Heer and Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8

Thunder-Mix Monster Remixes

  • Released: 1996
  • Label: MoviBox, Roma Music Bank
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Sangtar, Jasbir Gunachauria and Debi Makhsoospuri
  • Producer: Kamal Heer and Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8

The Dance Master

  • Released: 1998
  • Label: MoviBox, Roma Music Bank
  • Writer: Davinder Khannewala and Debi Makhsoospuri
  • Producer: Kamal Heer and Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8

Manmohan Waris De Dard Bhare Geet

Shaunki Mela 2003 (Recorded Live at Millennium Park, Surrey, Canada on 21 June 2003. Along with Kamal Heer, Gurpreet Ghuggi and Sangtar)

  • Released: August 2003
  • Label: Plasma Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Shamsher Singh Sandhu, Charan Singh Safari, Kuldip Deep, Debi Makhsoospuri, Davinder Khannewala, Gurpreet Guggi, Jasbir Gunachauria, Mangal Hathur and Sangtar
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 29

Punjabi Virsa 2004-Wonderland Live (Recorded Live at Canada's Wonderland, Canada. Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar)

  • Released: October 2004
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Mangal Hathur, Davinder Khannewala, Debi Makhsoospuri, Malkiat Meet, Jasbir Gunachauria and Kuldip Deep
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 28

The Greatest Hits of Manmohan Waris

  • Released: January 2005
  • Label: MoviBox, Roma Music Bank
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Debi Makhsoospuri, Jasbir Gunachauria, Davinder Khannewala and Sangtar
  • Producer: Kamal Heer, Sangtar
  • Tracks: 11

Punjabi Virsa 2005-London Live (Recorded live at London, England. Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar)

  • Released: November 2005
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, Mangal Hathur and Davinder Khannewala
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 26

Punjabi Virsa 2006-Toronto Live (Recorded Live at the Hershey Center, Mississauga, Canada. Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar.)

  • Released: December 2006
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Baba Bulleh Shah, Mangal Hathur, Davinder Khanewala, Sangtar and Jasbir Gunachauria
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 37

Laare Giniye (Sad Song Collection)

  • Released: September 2008
  • Label: Plasma Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur and Debi Makhsoospuri
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8

Punjabi Reloaded (Along with Kamal Heer.)

  • Released: September 2008
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur and Davinder Khannewala
  • Producer: Joy & Atul
  • Tracks: 12

Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live (Recorded Live at Orpheum Theater, Vancouver, Canada on 30 August 2008. Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar)

Manmohan Waris-Forever

  • Released: December 2009
  • Label: T-Series
  • Writer: Debi Makhsoospuri, Davinder Khannewala, Jasbir Gunachauria, Kamal Heer and Sangtar
  • Producer: Kamal Heer and Sangtar
  • Tracks: 31

Religious albumsEdit

Ardaas Karaan

Chardi Kala Ch Panth Khalsa

  • Released: April 1997
  • Label: T-Series
  • Writer: Debi Makhsoospuri
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8

Ghar Hoon Kitni Ky Doore

  • Released: March 2003
  • Label: Plasma Records
  • Writer: Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki and Mangal Hathur
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 8

Tasveer-Live (Recorded Live at Raja Sahib, Jingra, Shahed Bhagat Singh Nagar, Punjab on 14 March 2006)

  • Released: April 2006
  • Label: Plasma Records, Kiss Records
  • Writer: Mangal Hathur
  • Producer: Sangtar
  • Tracks: 9

Chalo Patna Sahib Nu (Recorded in Punjab on 350th Birthday Celebration of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji)

VideographyEdit

Release DVD Record Label Notes
January 2002 Best of Manmohan Waris T-Series Music Videos of the best songs by Manmohan Waris
August 2003 Shounki Mela 2003 Plasma Records Recorded Live in Surrey. Special Tribute Concert to Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki .Along with Kamal Heer, Sangtar and Gurpreet Ghuggi
July 2004 Plasma Framed Vol. 1 Plasma Records Videos Along with Kamal Heer
October 2004 Punjabi Virsa 2004 Plasma Records/Kiss Records Recorded Live In Toronto Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar
November 2005 Punjabi Virsa 2005-London Live Plasma Records/Kiss Records Recorded Live In London Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar
2006 Tasveer-Live Plasma Records/kiss records Recorded Live in Raja Sahib,Jingra,Shahed Bhagat Singh Nagar
2006 Punjabi Virsa Behind The Scenes Plasma Records Making of Whole Punjabi Virsa Tour, Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar
December 2006 Punjabi Virsa 2006 Plasma Records/Kiss Records Recorded Live In Toronto Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar
February 2009 Punjabi Virsa Vancouver Live Plasma Records Recorded Live in Vancouver Along with Kamal Heer and Sangtar

Guest appearancesEdit

Year Song Label Notes
2002 Rang De Basanti Chola Tips Along With Sonu Nigam from Bollywood Movie, Legend of Bhagat Singh[5]
December 2002 Lok Boliyan Venus Along with Jazzy B with Parmjeet Parmaar, from Get Back Jazzy B
2012 "The Folk King" (Tribute To Kuldip Manak) MovieBox Record Music By Aman Hayer Along with A.S. Kang, Jazzy B, Sukshinder Shinda, Malkit Singh, Manmohan Waris Balwinder Safri & Angrej Ali
2015 Pare Nu Saga Hits Music By Jatinder Singh-Shah From Faraar By Gippy Grewal

UnofficialEdit

  • Mahiya (Unofficial studio album, released in 1992)
  • Kalli Beh Ke Sochi Ni (Remix) (Single)

Live performancesEdit

Concerts and toursEdit

In August 2003 he appeared at Shaunki Mela 2003, a Special Tribute Concert for Dhadi Amar Singh Shaunki, with his two brothers.

The three brothers tour every year

He also performed "parbat Ali Vijay Diwas at a Special Concert for the Indian Armed Forces with Kamal Heer in 2008, and sang at the 2009 Punjabi Music Awards.

AwardsEdit

He was awarded Best Playback Singer at the PTC Punjabi film awards in 2016 for his rendition of "Parne Nu" from the film Faraar[6].

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://manmohanwaris.com
  2. ^ "Waris brothers mourn father's death - Times of India". The Times of India. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Sad News: Waris Brothers Bid Last Goodbye To Father, Last Rites Performed at Native Village". Ghaint Punjab. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Star of the Month: Waris Brothers". SBS. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Singh, Deepinder (6 January 2016). "Manmohan Waris, Kamal Heer, Sangtar Rock Punjab Virsa". India Journal. Retrieved 11 July 2018.

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