Indian Punjabi film industry has greatly emerged in last five years. Initially, all the films revolved around the single topic “Comedy”. But with time, the industry has greatly evolved. Now films are being made on diverse topics. But comedy still remains an integral part of a Punjabi movie. Indian Punjabi film industry has found large number of audience in Indian Punjab, Pakistani Punjab, Canada, USA, Europe and Australia. Here is uBizarre’s list of top 10 best Punjabi actors of 2016.
The leading comedian & actor from Sangrur emerged as a legend of Punjabi cinema. He television debut came in 1996 whereas his debut film was Shaheed-e-Azam in 2002. He has worked in many drama serials including Padam Paria, Aaste and Pagdandian, Channo Chan Vargi, Sarhad, Gaoundi Dharti and Man Jeetey Jag Jeet. His film career includes many blockbuster and hit movies including Angrej, Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo, Carry On Jatta, Lucky Di Unlucky Story and Mr & Mrs 420.
2- Gippy Grewal
The actor, singer and director from Ludhiana justifies his roles. He debuted in Mel Karade Rabba, which was released in 2010. All his movies got special appreciation from audience and critics. He has worked in Carry On Jatta, Lucky Di Unlucky Story, Mirza: The Untold Story, Second Hand Husband, Bhaji in Problem, Kaptaan, Double Di Trouble, Faraar, Jatt James Bond and Best of Luck. His upcoming movies are Lock, Jihne Mera Dil Luteya 2 and Janni.
3- Gurpreet Ghuggi
Another comedy legend in the list, Gurpreet Ghuggi started his career from television in “Parchhaven”. He started his film career in 2004 in “Asa Nu Maan Watna Da”. Since then he has worked in a lot of hit Punjabi movies including Lucky Di Unlucky Story, Jatts in Golmaal, Bhaji in Problem, Jatt James Bond, Fateh, Double Di Trouble, Happy Go Lucky, Second Hand Husband, Carry On Jatta 2, Ambarsariya, Carry On Jatta, The Lion of Punjab and Munde UK De.
4- Diljit Dosanjh
Diljit Dosanjh was initially a singer and TV presenter but latter tried his luck in the Punjabi cinema in 2011. He got good appreciation as an actor. His roles in movies including Jatt & Juliet, Jatt & Juliet 2, The Lion of Punjab and Ambarsariya got special attention. He has got four PTC Punjabi Film Awards as the best actor and one Punjabi International Film Academy Award as the best actor. His upcoming movies are Super Singh and Phillauri.
5- Jaswinder Bhalla
Jaswinder Bhalla is an comedian cum Professor from Ludhiana. He holds a Phd degree in agriculture sciences and works as a professor in Punjab Agricultural University. Bhalla started his professional career as a comedian in 1988. He has worked in many super hit movies including Jihne Mera Dil Luteya, Jatt and Juliet, Carry On Jatta, Jatt & Juliet 2, Mr. & Mrs. 420, Viyah 70 km and Kabaddi Once Again. His films are labeled by his dialogues.