Hans Raj Hans
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Hans Raj Hans

Hans Raj Hans
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Born (1962-04-09) 9 April 1962 (age 56)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Musical career
OriginJalandhar, Punjab, India

Hans Raj Hans is a Punjabi singer and politician from Punjab, India. He is famous for his long golden curly hair and his classical variations in singing. He has been singing folk songs for many years but recently sang a number of Gurbani shabads and dharmic geets (religious songs). He is a recipient of the civilian honour of Padma Shri.[1]

He sings Punjabi folk and Sufi music, has sung in movies and has also released his own 'Punjabi-pop' albums. He has worked alongside other artists, such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in the movie Kachche Dhaage.[2]

Early life

Hans was born in the village of Shafipur, near to Jalandhar, Punjab, India.[3]

From being a teenager, Hans studied Sufi singing with Ustad Puran Shahkoti Sahib,[4] who gave him the surname 'Hans' (swan) due to his impressive look and his sweet singing voice like a 'Hans'.

Hans Raj Hans at a religious event


Musical career

Punjabi gayki seminar

As a youth, Hans learned from music director Charanjit Ahuja. Then he started singing Punjabi folk, devotional and Sufi music[5] He also sang in movies and released his own Indipop albums. He worked with renowned artists such as Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, in the movie Kachche Dhaage[6]

Hans has been an honorary music professor at Washington DC University and San Jose State University.[7]

Political career

Hans joined the Saromani Akali Dal party in January 2009 and in May of that year, he contested the Jalandhar, Punjab constituency.[8]

He resigned on 18 December 2014 and joined the Indian National Congress in February 2016.[]

He joined Bharatiya Janata Party on 10 December 2016.[9]



  • 2017 Mundeh Punjabi
  • 2014 Jaadu
  • 2011 Ek Ishaara
  • 2008 Yaara O Yaara
  • 2007 Wanjara
  • 2004 The Knight
  • 2003 Tera Ishq
  • 2002 Haaye Sohniye
  • 2002 Ghama Di Raat
  • 2001 Sab Ton Sohni
  • 2001 Jhanjar
  • 2000 Chorni
  • 1997 Lal Garara
  • 1994 Mohabbat
  • 1993 Ishqe Di Barsaat
  • 1992 Jhanjaria
  • 1992 Aar Tutdi Naa Paar Tutdi
  • 1991 Thah Karke
  • 1990 Tera Mera Pyar
  • 1990 Ashiqan Di Kahdi Zindagi
  • 1990 Waris Punjab De
  • 1987 Ek Kuri Mainu Rajheon Fakir Kar Gai
  • 1989 Balle Ni Rahe Rahe
  • 1987 Ek Dang Hor Mar Ja
  • 1983 Jogian De Kanna Vich



  • 2011 Amrit Varga Paani (with Sardool Sikander) World Music
  • 2009 Koi Aan Milavai (featuring Sant Anoop Singh (Una Sahib Wale) & Bhai Maninder Singh (Sri Nagar Wale))
  • 2008 300 Saala Hazoor Sahib (T-Series)
  • 2006 Bole So Nihaal (duo collaboration with Sardool Sikander)
  • 2006 Sikhi Diyan Shaana
  • 2004 Nikey Nikey Do Khalse (T-Series)
  • 2003 Wadda Mera Govind
  • 2000 Amritdhara
  • 1997 Mera Bajaan Wala Maahi
  • 1991 Patta Patta Singhan Da Vairi (T-Series)



  • Rags to Ragas... and Beyond - Hans Raj Hans by Preet Inder Dhillon, Power Publishers


Award Ceremony Category Recipient Result Ref.(s)
4th Mirchi Music Awards Male Vocalist of The Year "Ik Tu Hi Tu Hi" from Mausam Nominated [11]


  1. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Patiala House". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 22 January 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/swarutsav/story/hans-raj-hans-226216-2014-11-07
  4. ^ https://www.oneindia.com/2009/05/18/puranshah-koti-the-legendry-guru-of-many-punjabisingers.html
  5. ^ If one thing falls in place... Archived 26 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Hindustan Times (21 January 2011). Retrieved on 19 April 2013.
  6. ^ "Symphony Hall, Birmingham:Press Office". Retrieved 2006.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Melody is out, noise is in, says Hans Raj Hans". The Times of India.
  8. ^ "Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans in LS battle from Jalandhar". business-standard.com. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ Now, Hans ditches Congress for BJP Archived 22 January 2018 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Dil Chori Remake Honey Singh in 2017". RedMux. Archived from the original on 26 December 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Nominations - Mirchi Music Award Hindi 2011". 30 January 2013. Archived from the original on 30 January 2013. Retrieved 2018.

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