Gurlej Akhtar is a Punjabi singer. She comes from a singer’s family and used to sing since her childhood. Gurlej Akhtar started her singing career as a duet singer with Sukhwinder Sukhi, who is also a Punjabi singer. Her whole family is into singing right now. Her sister Jasmeen Akhtar is also a singer and performer. Gurlej Akhtar made her debut with Sukhwinder Sukhi in the year 2001 -2002. She has sung many famous songs since then. Her most famous songs are Defaulter, 21va, Dabda Kithe aa, Don’t Worry, Jeeja Saali!
Her latest songs are Jattwaad, Tibbeyan Ala Jatt, and Life. Gurlej Akhtar has collaborated with almost all of the Punjabi singer including Garry Sandhu, Babbal Rai, The Landers, R Nait, Harf Cheema, Geeta Zaildar to name a few.
Gurlej Akhtar has become the “Duet Queen”. Every Punjabi artist wishes to collaborate with her for a duet song. She has brought back the duet trend in Punjabi Music Industry. All of her songs, be it duet or single songs, are loved by the audience alike.
Real Name – Gurlej Akhtar
Profession – Playback Singer
Date of Birth – 3 March 1987
Age – 30 years
Height – 5’3″
Weight – 70 kg
Married – Yes
Fathers Name – unknown
Mothers Name – Rani Akhtar
Husband/Wife Name- Kulwinder Kally
Children – a Son – Daanveer Singh
Hometown – Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Study – Graduate at Ramgharia Girls College, Ludhiana
Gurlej Akhtar hails from Ludhiana, India. She completed her graduation from Punjabi University. There are a total
of seven members in her family. Gurlej Akhtar has one younger sister and three younger brothers. Their names are Jasmine Akhtar, Shahnaz Akhtar, Sahil Akhtar, and Dilshaad Akhtar. She is the eldest one in the family. Gurlej Akhtar is married to Kulwinder Kally.
Gurlej Akhtar Debut Song – Hasna ta mera ae subha Mundeya
Gurlej Akhtar other songs – Defaulter, 21va, Dabda Kithe aa, Don’t Worry, Underestimate, Facebook, Download
Gurlej Akhtar started her career with song ‘Sharif Munda’ along with Sukhbir Sukhi when she was in 12th standard. She has given super hit songs to movies like Hashar, Jinhe Mera Dil Luteya, Carry On Jatta, Ardaas, Punjab Bolda and many more. Gurlej Akhtar has also sung songs like ‘Love Letter’,‘Fitteh Moo’ and ‘ Nai Shad Da’. Akhtar is also a versatile performer and is often invited to stage performances in Canada, Australia, and the US.
After the death of her father, Gurlej Akhtar was responsible for her family’s well being. She took singing into a career choice only after her father died. Earlier, she used to perform at college and school functions. Gurlej Akhtar’s mother has been solid support during her initial days. During her struggle period, Gurlej Akhtar remembers the time when a few people didn’t support her even though they could. She has been through a lot of ups and downs during her struggle period. But Gurlej Akhtar has moved on and left the past behind.
After her debut with the song “Hasna tan Mera Ae Subha Mundea” Gurlej Akhtar got recognized in the Punjabi Music Industry. She went onto record over 600 songs. Gurlej Akhtar is now loved for her voice texture and superhit songs. She is thankful to almighty for all the blessings and her career.
Gurlej Akhtar and Kulwinder Kally were fond of each other since the very beginning. They both were fans of other and loved each other’s songs. Gurlej Akhtar liked Kulwinder Kally’s “Sohnea Je Tere Naal Dgga Main Kamaava” so much and used to listen to it on loop. Eventually, they became friends which turned into marriage.
Gurley Akhtar and Kulwinder Kally are now blessed with a song Daanveer Singh. The couple is settled abroad and continues to entertain us every now and then with amazing songs!