Gursharanjot Randhawa, popularly known as Guru Randhawa, is an Indian male playback singer and talented songwriter. Other than singing and songwriting, he also produced a Punjabi movie and was ready to make an acting debut in Bollywood.
Guru Randhawa is one of the few people who followed his dreams and became successful with his hard work. Today we will see everything about this man who struggled and grew from Rs. 500 per show to lacs per show. Lets check out Guru Randhawa Wikipedia | Age, Height, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Education
Guru Randhawa Wikipedia | Age, Height, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Education (Table)
|Full Name||Gursharanjot Singh Randhawa|
|Nick Name||Guru Randhawa|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Producer, and Composer|
|Date of Birth||30 August 1991|
|Age||30 years old|
|Birthplace||Noorpur, Gurdaspur District, Punjab, India|
|Hometown||Rurka Kalan, Punjab, India|
|School||Private School, Punjab|
|College/University||IIPM (Indian Institute of Planning and Management), New Delhi, India|
|Educational Qualification||Masters in Business Administration (MBA)|
|Debut||Same Girl (2012)Singing: Chhad Gyi (2013)Album: Page One (2013)|
Physical Stats (Height, Weight, Body Measurements)
|Height||173 cm (5’ 8” in feet)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lbs)|
Family and Affairs
|Father||Name Not Known|
|Mother||Name Not Known|
|Siblings||Brother – Ramneek Randhawa|
|Food||Daal Makhani and Rice|
|Singer||Babbu Maan, Arijit Singh, Diljit Dosanjh, Shreya Ghoshal|
|Composer||A.R. Rahman, Salim-Sulaiman|
|Actor||Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan|
|Actress||Sonam Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit|
|Sports||Cricket and Football|
|Cricketer||Virat Kohli and M.S. Dhoni|
|Color||Black, Grey Royal Blue|
|Hobbies||Playing cricket, Football, and Travelling|
Guru Randhawa Early Life and Education:
Guru Randhawa was born on 30 August 1991 in Noorpur, District Gurdaspur, Punjab.
However, there is not much information available about his parents but he has an elder brother whose name is Ramneek Randhawa.
Randhawa’s family does not have any rich background. Like the majority of Indian families, he is also from the middle class.
Guru Randhawa’s dream to become a singer started at the age of 7 and he participated in school singing competitions.
He never missed any chances to portray his singing skills in his childhood.
By listening to famous singers on television, his passion for music has grown significantly.
He also won a school singing competition for singing 5 different songs.
However, he has participated in many singing competitions but he never lagged in academics.
He was good at academics and continued to practice music. But, at that age, his first preference was to finish his education and then pursue his dreams.
He completed his schooling in one of the private schools in Punjab and then went to New Delhi to pursue his higher studies.
Then he completed his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Indian Planning and Management Institute (IIPM).
Although he has an MBA degree, he still wanted to fulfill his passion for singing and wanted to make it his profession. So, he decided to pursue his passion after completing his studies.
Guru Randhawa’s success in singing is not an overnight success. He struggled and worked very hard to achieve his dreams. Only his hard work and love for his passion make him script his name in the hall of fame of Punjabi Music.
Guru Randhawa began his career on 19 December 2012 by singing his first song “Same Girl” with Arjun Coomaraswamy.
The song “Same Girl” was the debut song of Randhawa as a songwriter and singer.
However, the song did not establish him as a significant lyricist, but he gives the boost and motivation to pursue his passion.
Then he released another track “Chad Gayi” in 2013 but this song also did not do well.
Guru Randhawa also struggled to find a record label and ended up with Speed Records.
Then he launched his first album “Page One” in the same year 2013 by releasing three songs but it did not become much popular.
In 2014, he released the remaining songs of his first album “Page One” but none of them became a hit song.
Rise to Fame:
Both 2013 and 2014 did not go very well for Guru Randhawa but the year 2015 became one of the significant years in Guru’s career.
In fact, the year 2015 is a turning point of Guru’s singing career because after two years of struggle he got public recognition for the Punjabi song “Patola”.
Bohemia, a rapper and also a well-wisher of Guru, requested the T-series to launch Guru on their channel.
Then they collaborated together and made the hit song “Patola” which is considered as the turning point in Guru’s life.
While on stage, Bohemia shortens Gursharanjot (Guru’s first name) and gives him the name “Guru”.
This song not only earned public recognition to Guru but also earned him an award for best Punjabi Duo.
The next year 2016 is also a good year for Randhawa because he released 4 blockbuster songs.
Among them, one of his notable songs, “Suit” holds 457 million views on youtube and it was Guru’s second collaboration with Arjun.
Then the year 2017 has made him famous all over India because he sang in the Indian Premier League (IPL) opening ceremony.
Most of his fame came from his all-time hit song “High Rated Gabru” which crossed the 1 billion views mark on YouTube.
Only a few Indian artists made their songs pass over the 1 billion views on YouTube and Guru is one of them.
He made his Bollywood singing debut in 2017 with the film “Hindi Medium” and the song was none other than his own song “Suit” which was recreated as “Suit Suit” for the film.
Later in 2017, his old track “Tu Meri Rani” was recreated in the Hindi film “Tumhari Sulu”.
In collaboration with Jonita Gandhi, he released a song “Lagdi Hai Thaai” in the movie “Simran”.
In 2017, Guru Randhawa also participated in the charity match “INK cricket blast 2017” along with many other celebrities for cancer patients.
Then in 2018, he became a part of Salman Khan’s Dabangg Reloaded tour which will showcase Bollywood’s world-class production capabilities.
Guru Randhawa’s first international collaboration was with Pitbull for a song “Slowly Slowly” and released on 19 April 2019.
This song received 38 million views on YouTube in just 24 hours and became one of the most viewed music videos in 24 hours at that time.
He appeared in his video song “Ishq Tera” along with Nushrratt Bharuccha and in his other video song “Nach Meri Rani” he has worked with Nora Fatehi.
Guru Randhawa turned film producer with Punjabi language film “Tara Mira” which was directed by Rajev Dhingra.
In 2020, Guru made another international collaboration with British artist Jay Sean for the song “Surma Surma”.
Guru Randhawa made his second collaboration with Pitbull for the track “Mueve La Cintura” which was included in Pitbull’s album Libertad 548.
In the movie “Street Dancer 3D”, one of his old tracks “Lahore” was presented as “Lagdi Lahore Di”.
In May 2020, he released a soothing track named “Satnam Waheguru” to offer a spiritual treat to his audience during the Covid pandemic.
Guru Randhawa’s music works are mostly based on Punjabi Music Industry but he made Hindi songs too.
In 2021, he became a self-made successful singer known by millions of people all around the world.
As an artist, he strived to discover himself in new and creative ways and now he wanted to explore his potential in the acting field too.
Guru Randhawa is ready to make his debut as an actor in a musical drama film produced under the Endemol Shine India banner.
He claimed that he was comfortable in front of the camera after working with Nushrratt Bharuccha and Nora Fatehi in his music videos.
Since he played different roles in his three-minute music videos and now he was ready to play roles in movies too.
Awards and Achievements:
In 2014, Guru Randhawa won the PTC Music Awards for Best Debut Male.
His career-turning song “Patola” won the PTC Music Awards for Best Duo in 2016.
In 2017, he was awarded the “Youth Icon Award” by the News 24 channel.
His song “High Rated Gabru” is the fastest non-film song to reach 100 million views on YouTube at that time.
He performed in the opening ceremony of IPL 2017 with Yami Gautam.
One of his songs “Lahore” won the Track of the Year at the Brit Asia TV Music Awards in 2018.
He also won Best Male Act at the Brit Asia TV Music Awards in the same year.
In 2019, Guru Randhawa also won the IIFA Award for the Best Music Director.
Guru Randhawa has been awarded the DadaSaheb Phalke Excellence Award in the year 2019 for the Most Trending Singer of 2019.
Attack on Vancouver:
Guru Randhawa has already reached his peak in 2019 and went on many international tours.
When he was on tour in Canada, he was attacked from behind by an unknown person while leaving the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
However, he suffered a minor injury in the attack and got four stitches in his forehead. It is said that the man who attacked him has a Punjabi origin.
The attacker keeps on trying to climb on the stage when Guru was performing.
After the attack, the audience tried to restrain him but he was surrounded by his group and fled the spot after attacking several people.
After returning to India, Guru Randhawa’s management team took to social media to narrate the whole incident.
Further, they mentioned that Guru will never perform in Canada in the upcoming years.
Till now, we have seen the professional life of Guru Randhawa, and most people know about his record.
But many people did not know about his personal life because he maintains a peaceful lifestyle.
Unlike other stars and singers, he did not like to party all the time because he likes to work at night.
Guru Randhawa is a shy person and has a limited friend circle. He also does parties but only with his close friends.
In the podcast with Rajeev Masan, he said that he loves to make music at night and sleeps during the day.
In the same podcast show, he also mentioned that his biggest achievement is when his songs are played in every house and people listen to them with happiness.
He did many stage shows but in the beginning, he was paid only Rs. 500 for doing a show.
However, through his constant efforts and struggle, he created a separate fanbase for his music and songs.
Guru Randhawa was very much inspired by Diljit Dosanjh who also belongs to the Sikh family in Punjab.
Before going to sleep, he used to listen to music and it is one of his habits too.
Guru Randhawa owns a pet dog and he was an avid animal lover.
He was ranked 4th as Chandigarh Times Most Desirable Men in 2019 and No. 6 in 2020.
Guru’s hobbies include playing cricket and football and his favorite cricketers are Virat Kohli and M.S. Dhoni.
He loves to travel a lot and has a habit of collecting jackets and shoes.
Guru Randhawa joins the Lamborghini gang by owning a stunning matte black Lamborghini Gallardo.
Some of the languages known by Randhawa are English, Hindi, Punjabi, and French but he was more fluent in Hindi and Punjabi.
For the fashion designer, Nivedita Saboo, Guru has walked the ramp along with Urvashi Rautela in the Times Fashion Week.
One of the emotional tracks of Guru named “Taare” was released in January 2017. This song was trolled to be a copy of Zayn Malik’s song “It’s You” and did not perform on average on YouTube.
One of his songs “Made in India” is confused with the Indian Government’s “Make in India” campaign. The confusion is caused by the release time of the song because the government campaign was in full swing around the same time.
Guru Randhawa is the biggest fan of Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Ranveer Singh and his favorite composers were A.R. Rahman and Salim-Sulaiman.
He was not only famous for his singing but he was also famous for his songwriting talent, good looks, and mesmerizing smile.
David Warner, a well-known Australian cricketer, released a TikTok video featuring himself and his family dancing to the tune of the song “Slowly Slowly” which was a collaboration song of Guru and Pitbull.
He also features on the covers of many popular magazines such as Man’s World Magazine and TMM Magazine.
However, we did not have much information about his family, but he considered his elder brother, Ramneed Randhawa to have the biggest part in his success.
He performed with Urvashi Rautela at the wedding reception of Sneha Singh, sister of the pop singer YoYo Honey Singh.
Once in an interview, he said that he loves to do live concerts and he doesn’t like lip-syncing to deliver a good show. His speech was pointed towards the global star Justin Bieber, who was criticized for lip-syncing in his concert in Mumbai in May 2017.
One of his concerts was held in Kota in Rajasthan in which he sang in front of 1.25 lakh people which is one of the all-time biggest crowds for an Indian concert. At that time, it was the highest recorded audience for an Indian artist’s concert.
A female Pakistani Airport security was penalized and suspended by the authorities for lip-syncing Guru Randhawa’s song “High Rated Gabru”.
They also stopped her allowances for two years and the authorities said that she has violated the code of conduct.
She was also criticized by many Pakistani media for lip-syncing an Indian song while wearing the cap with Pakistan’s flag on it.
Once Rolling stone India stated that if you have missed Guru Randhawa on the Charts, you have heard him on the radio.
At the end of the year 2020, Guru Randhawa got into trouble and was arrested for his actions.
He was arrested along with cricketer Suresh Raina and Hrithik Roshan’s ex-wife Sussane Khan due to violating COVID-19 norms.
Later he was released on bail and said that the incident was unintentional and he was not aware of local authorities’ decision of night curfew.
He even apologized for his behavior and he said that he was a law-abiding citizen and will continue to do so in the future as well.
Guru Randhawa is a man who was an inspiration for many youngsters and people who want to succeed in the music industry.
His success does not happen in a single night, his success comes from his dedication towards his passion.
He is a perfect example who followed his passion with constant efforts and never gave up his goal and music.
In return, his art is recognized and gives him the fame that he deserved.
He establishes himself not only with Indian fans but also international fans with his beautiful songs that stand out from the crowd.