Jasbir Jassi is an eminent singer, lyricist, and actor who predominantly works in the Punjabi film and music industry. He is known for Punjabi folk melodies and lyrics with a touch of pop. He has given various iconic Punjabi songs such as ‘Koka,’ and ‘Dil Le Gayee Kudi’ to India’s music industry. Jasbir has lent his voice to many well-known Bollywood films including ‘Dobara’ (2004), ‘Patiala House’ (2011), and ‘Kesari’ (2019).
Jasbir Singh Bains was born on Saturday, 7 February 1970 (age 53 years; as of 2023) in Dalia Mirjanpur village in Gurdaspur, Punjab.
According to Jasbir, he studied engineering for a year as his father wanted him to become an engineer; however, Jasbir, following his inclination towards music, dropped his studies in engineering midway. Later, he started pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Classical Vocal Music at Apeejay College of Fine Art, Jalandhar, Punjab, India; Jasbir again quit his studies midway and started learning music under a guru.  According to him, he learnt music from V.S. Jolly and Sufi singer Puran Shah Koti.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Drak Brown
Jasbir Jassi belongs to a Sikh family in Punjab.
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Ajit Singh, and his mother’s name is Prakash Kaur. Jasbir has two elder sisters.
Wife & Children
Jasbir Jassi is married and has two sons – Sakaar and Jerry Singh. His elder son, Sarkaar, is a singer and music composer, and his youngest son, Jerry, is a music producer.
“Dil Le Gayee Kudi Gujarat Di” in Real
According to some sources, Jasbir Jassi met a girl from Gujarat, India at a national integration camp for youth from border areas of India in 1989. Jassi, belonging to a border village, Dhalia, in the Gurdaspur district in Punjab, and the girl belonging to Bhuj in the Kutch area of Gujarat, formed a strong bond slowly but surely. The duo fell in love over time; however, they did not end up together, and the girl got married to someone else. Reportedly, Jassi traced the girl in 1998. In the same year, while travelling to Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh with Sham Bhateja, a Punjabi singer, Jassi told Bhateja about the girl in sentiment and said ‘Dil Le Gayee Kudi Gujarat Di.’ Listening to this, Bhateja hit the idea of composing a song after this line, which eventually brought Jassi fame.
Jasbir Jassi follows Sikhism.
In 1993, Jasbir Jassi released his album ‘Channa Ve Teri Channani.’ In 1998, his song ‘Dil Le Gayee Kudi Gujarat Di’ was released and led Jassi to stardom.
He has sung many popular songs including ‘Kudi Kudi’ (1999), ‘Nishani Pyar Di’ (2001), ‘Akh Mastani’ (2007), ‘Tere Bina’ (2020), ‘Lehnga Mehnga’ (2011) from the album Raunakan Vyah Diyan, and many more.
Jasbir Jassi made his debut in the Punjabi film industry with the film ‘Khushiyaan’ in 2011. He played the role of Raj Verma in the film.
In 2014, Jasbir made a guest appearance in the Punjabi language family drama film ‘Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar.’
Reality Show Judge
He has appeared as a judge in many television reality shows including ‘Voice of Punjab 2’ on channel PTC Punjabi (2011), ‘Ticket to Bollywood’ on NDTV Prime (2014), and ‘Awaaz Punjab di’ on channel MH1 (2016).
- Jasbir Jassi is the first-generation musician in his family.
- Jassi is strongly inspired by the Pakistani folk singer Ustad Shaukat Ali Khan.
- He follows the ideology of the Indian revolutionary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.
- Jasbir was featured on NDTV Imagine’s ‘Dhoom Macha De,’ an Indian musical television reality show hosted by Malaika Arora.
- In 2012, Jasbir performed in an Indian television show named ‘Coke Studio @ MTV Season 2.’
In the same year, he performed at the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France.
- Jasbir is a registered member of the Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS), a representative body of owners of music, viz. composers, lyricists (or authors) and the publishers of music and the sole authorized body to issue licences for usage of musical works & literary music within India.
- Jasbir Jassi often advocates against the use of foul language and gun culture in Punjabi songs. In 2014, he wrote to the Chief Justice of India and the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Manish Tiwari, requesting them to ban the usage of inappropriate and indecent lyrics in the songs. According to Jasbir, he requested many singers including Honey Singh and Mika Singh to avoid using such words in their songs.