Hans Raj Hans - Great Punjabi Sufi Singer
A name synonymous with Punjabi folklore and Sufi songs, Hans Raj Hans is as Punjabi by nature as his songs - donning a beard and long curly hair, he is the epitome of the rural Punjab village youth. Guru Ustad Puran Shahkoti Sahib, his guru who trained him, bestowed his surname ‘Hans’ on him. He is the Punjabi folk singer with his own style. He has performed all over the world, in places like, USA, Canada, Europe, Middle East and many more countries. Success has not changed Hans Raj Hans. He is still a down-to-earth Sufi singer who has carved a niche for himself amongst the great singing icons of Punjab.
He was born in Shafipur, a village near Jalandhar, Punjab. India He is the second son of Sardar Arjan Singh & Ajit Kaur (Canada)from a Mazbhi Sikh family . Hans had no musical history in his family yet he has been singing from a young age. Hans always had the desire to learn more and become educated, he pursued his desire by going to college in jalandhar. He started of by performing at youth festivals and made many acievement by winning competitions at college.
Hans Raj Hans sings Punjabi folk, devotional and Sufi music but has also sung in movies and released his own Indipop albums. He worked with renowned artists such as the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, in the movie Kachche Dhaage
On the 16 May 2009 he unsuccessfully contested from Jalandhar constituency in Indian Punjab on Shiromani Akali Dal ticket.
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