Hans Raj Hans
The Punjabi singer who brought the humble folk song to the masses, Hans Raj Hans is an accomplished Bhangra singer with an international fan base. Born into a poor peasant family in a small village in India, the young Hans longed for a career as a professional singer after being inspired by the famed street performer, Sitata Singh who used to visit his home town every year. At University he began to develop a name for himself after winning the singing prize for three consecutive years.
His distinctive look makes Hans instantly recognizable. The unruly wavy hair and bushy beard have become a trademark for this high profile Bhangra performer. His unique interpretations of traditional Punjabi songs have endeared him to audiences around the world. He’s performed in countries all over the globe from Europe to the Middle East, Canada and the U.S.A.
Hans’s first big hit came when he released his first single which was a cover of classic Punjabi folk song, Ni Vanjaaran Kuriey. He taught himself to sing in the sufiana style after listening to the singer Ustad Puran Shahkoti Sahib as a child. He uses his sufi technique to great effect in his music and it has earned him a string of hit songs.
During his successful career Hans has also appeared in a movie, Kachche Dhaage and has released several hit indipop albums.