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Bhagwant Mann (born 17 October 1973) is an Indian comedian and Member of Parliament (May 2014) from Sangrur constituency of Indian state of Punjab.

Early life and career

Bhagwant Mann was born in village Satauj located in Sangrur district. He is well known for his skits in the Punjabi language. He started his comedy career by participating in youth festivals and inter-college competitions. He won two gold medals from Punjabi University, Patiala for Shaheed Udham Singh Government College, Sunam. His second comedy album entitled "Kulfi Garma Garm" proved to be a huge success. Bhagwant Mann's comedy focuses on Indian issues – politicians, policemen, business departments, and sports. His first comedy album was with Jagtar Jaggi and together they were the most successful comedy partnership of the 1990s, creating many successful comedy albums. They also created a show for the Punjabi channel Alpha ETC Punjabi, called Jugnu Kehnda Hai. After 10 years together, Jaggi and Mann split when Jaggi felt he was not getting the credit he deserved.[3] After their split, Bhagwant Mann became partners with writer and co-actor Rana Ranbir. Both were very popular and worked together on Jugnu Mast Mast for Alpha ETC Punjabi. In 2006, it was announced that Bhagwant & Jaggi had settled their differences and were due to reunite. Both toured Canada & England with their stage play No Life With Wife.

 

Bhagwant also gained nationwide recognition when he competed in the Great Indian Laughter Challenge on Star Plus. This widened his audience and made him popular throughout the world. He is nowadays the world's most appreciated Punjabi comedian.[4][5] Bhagwant Mann also acted in a show on MH One called Jugnu Hazir Hai[6] and featured in Manjit Mann's film Sukhmani alongside Gurdas Maan.

Discography (comedy)

YearAlbumRecord label
2013Kulfi Garma Garam 2Amar Audio
2009Just Laugh Baki MaafM Series
2007Haas-Haas KeT-Series
2005Bhagwant Mann Most WantedCreative Audio Productions
2004Kee Main Jhooth BoliyaT-Series
2003Sawdhan! Agge Bhagwant MannT-Series
2002Bhagwant Mann Full SpeedT-Series
2001Bhagwant Mann Non-StopT-Series
2001Bhagwant Mann Hazir HoT-Series
2000Sadi Billi Sanu MiaunT-Series
2000Bhagwant Mann 420Sun Music
2000Jattan Da Munda Gaun LagayaSun Music
1999Lallu Kare KawaliyaT-Series
1998Gustakhi MaafT-Series
1997Rukawat Ke Liye Khed HaiT-Series
1997Khariya KhariyaTips
1996Kursi RaniTips
1995Jaagde RahoPeritone
1995Dhakka StartT-Series
1995Panj Duni VeehT-Series/MTL/AMC
1994Koko De Bachhe
Mummy Daddy Murdabaad
T-Series
AMC United States
1994Bol Madaari BolPeritone
1994Mithiya MirchaT-Series
MTL Canada
1993Kulfi Garma GaramT-Series
MTL Canada
1992Gobhi Diye Kachiye VaparanayCreative Music Company

Discography (musical)

YearAlbumRecord label
2011Rangle Punjab Nu Bachayin 
2010Aawaaz – The VoicePoint Zero
2001Dam Lai LoT-Series

Filmography

YearFilm
201522g Tussi Ghaint Ho
2014Police in Pollywood
2014Moga to Melbourne Via Chandigarh
2014Kulfi Garma Garam
2011Hero Hitler in Love
2010Sukhmani – Hope for Life
2010Ekam – Son of Soil
2007Apne
2001Sikandera
1996Sukha
1995Nain Preeto De
1994Tabaahi
1994Kachehri

Videography

YearAlbumRecord label
2010Jhanda Amli Kachahri VichEagle
2009Just Laugh Baki MaafM Series
2008My Name is MannEagle
2007Pappu Da DhabaEagle
2006Punjabi Bluff MasterEagle
2006Pappu Baneya NetaEagle
2006Pappu Bhaa Ji M.B.B.S.Eagle
2005Pappu Pass Ho GayaEagle
2004Kee Main Jhooth BoliyaT-Series
2003Sawdhan Agge Bhagwant MannT-Series
2002Bhagwant Mann Non-Stop Vol. 2T-Series
2002Bhagwant M2001
Bhagwant Mann Non-Stop Vol. 1T-Series

Politics

In early 2011, he joined active politics of Punjab with his membership of People's Party of Punjab under the leadership of Manpreet Singh Badal.[8][9] He unsuccessfully contested elections from Lehragaga assembly constituency in 2012 Punjab Assembly Elections. He left the People's Party of Punjab in March 2014 and joined Aam Aadmi Party to contest as its candidate from Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency in the Indian General Election 2014 . [10] He won by 200,000 votes, setting a new record in Punjab defeating Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, a prominent leader of Shiromani Akali Dal and now a member of Rajya Sabha. After becoming an MP, Mann has consistently used satire to raise the issues faced by the common man. He has also questioned the incumbent government on their electoral promises and the policies being introduced by them.[11]

Social work

He set up a NGO Lok Lehar Foundation to help children affected from deformities due to polluted groundwater in the border areas of Punjab.[12]