Bhagwant Mann

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Bhagwant Mann

Bhagwant Mann (Hindi: भगवंत मान, Punjabi: ਭਗਵੰਤ ਮਾਨ) (born 17 October 1972) is a comedian and the Member of Parliament (May 2014) from Sangrur constituency of Punjab.

Personal life

Bhagwant Maan was born in village Satauj located in Sangrur district.

Career

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. 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.[2][3] Bhagwant Mann also acted in a show on MH One called Jugnu Hazir Hai and featured in Manjit Mann's film Sukhmani alongside Gurdas Maan.

Political career

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. He unsuccessfully contested elections from Lehragaga assembly constituency in 2012 Punjab Assembly Elections. He left the People's Party of Punjab in March 2014, citing its alliance with Congress as the reason, and joined Aam Aadmi Party. He is the candidate of Aam Aadmi Party from Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency for the 2014 General Elections. Aam Aadmi Party wanted Bhagwant Maan to contest from Chandigarh constituency, but he refused the offer and got a ticket to contest the polls from his birth place, Sangrur. [7] He won his constituency seat in the Indian General Election 2014 by 2 lakh votes, setting a new record in Punjab.

Social Works

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

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