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Rupanjit Singh "Rupan" Bal (born January 26, 1990) is a CanadianIndian YouTuber, actor, director and comedian. Bal became famous for his comedic roles in videos produced by fellow Canadian-Punjabi comic and YouTuber Jus Reign, and parleyed that role into further acting work. He made his film debut as the main actor in the Punjabi film Haani.[2]Currently famous as a ‘one man army’ person owning Rupan Bal Films directing punjabi music videos for famous artists.

Rupan Bal
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Born
Rupanjit Singh Bal

(1990-01-26) January 26, 1990 (age 29)
NationalityCanadian
Occupation•Owner-Rupan Bal Films

•Actor •Music video director •Film Director

•Film Producer
Years active2009–present
Known forPunjabi and English comedy and music videos
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)[1]

Early lifeEdit

Bal was born into a Sikh Jat family in India. He was raised in Brampton, Ontario and is of Punjabi ancestry. He received his earlier education from the Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton and graduated from the University of Guelph, where he finished his degree in Criminology.[3]

CareerEdit

He started his acting career on YouTube, appearing in comedic roles in videos created by Canadian comic and YouTuber, JusReign.[4] He gained fame by starring as a stereotypical angry Punjabi mother in JusReign's videos. Bal also appeared in a few music videos, including Mickey Singh's Body. He now mainly plays the role of an actor in Punjabi films. Nowadays he is working as a video director in Punjabi music Industry and owns Rupan Bal Films company.[5]

In 2017, he directed an MC SKULE educational music video, The F Word: Feminism.[6]

In 2014, he posted a video about how homeless people are treated in US and Canada and lead to opening eyes to all the injustice and poverty around with the video questioning why as humans are we still going through issues such as homelessness, racism, sexism and so much more.[7]

FilmographyEdit

Release Movie Role Record Label Movie Label Notes Music Status
2013 Haani Tony T-Series T-Series With Harbhajan Mann, Sarbjit Cheema Jaidev Kumar Released
2015 22g Tussi Ghaint Ho Lead Actor With Bhagwant Mann, Upasana Singh Teenu Arora Released 11 December 2015
2015 The Last King (2015) Co-Producer Titan Films With Jules Hartley, Steven Nijjar Released 6 November 2015

As ProducerEdit

Release Movie Role Record Label Movie Label Notes Music Status
2015 The Last King (2015) Co-Producer Titan Films With Jules Hartley, Steven Nijjar Released 6 November 2015
2015 22g Tussi Ghaint Ho Co-Producer With Bhagwant Mann, Upasana Singh Teenu Arora Released 11 December 2015

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5969241/
  2. ^ Sandhu, Geet. "Haani – Harbhajan Mann's Upcoming Punjabi Movie". Articles. punjabiportal.com. Archived from the original on 4 June 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "From YouTube sensations to Punjabi movie stars". Toronto Star, May 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "GTA comedy duo land big laughs online". CBC News, May 16, 2014.
  5. ^ Goodfellow, Ashley (6 September 2013). "Local comedian gets Bollywood break". Brampton Guardian. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  6. ^ The F Word: Feminism (Video 2017), retrieved 2017-08-29
  7. ^ RupanBal (2014-12-16), How The Homeless are Treated in Canada VS. America (Social Experiment), retrieved 2019-02-14