Gagan Sandhu is one busy man these days. Not just his singing career, now even his actor self is pretty occupied. With Yaara Ve's first look just round corner, Gagan Kokri is reaping the fruit of his passion and sheer hard work.
A native of village Kokri Kalan in the Moga district of Punjab, Gagan Sandhu changed his last name to Kokri to give his village respect and recognition. As a young generation artist, he has covered a long distance in the Punjabi showbiz industry. He entered the music industry as a lead model in the song ‘Tera Cheta’ which became one of the biggest hits in the ‘Punjabi sad songs’ category in the year 2012.
Sandhu has seen a successful career transition from a taxi driver to a business entrepreneur. After moving to Australia in 2006, he decided to go after his natural aptitude for music and Punjabi singing. He started his career as a casual promoter to organize music events and concerts.
Gagan Sandhu has many Punjabi hits to his credit including - Rab Kare, Hathyaar, Bhull Ja, Colour, Zimidar Jattiyian, Blessings of Baapu, Rangla Punjab, and many more. A BCA starter from Gurusar Sudhar, Gagan moved away from this stream as he found it tough to cope up with and had a keen interest in Bhangra dance. He then moved to Khalsa college Ludhiana and parallelly studied aviation. He then shifted his base to Australia for his hospitality management course and on completion, he became a chef in that country.
Not many know that the man even drove a taxi for nearly two and a half years besides doing some odd jobs.
And a glimpse of those struggling days was shared by Gagan on his social media account recently. Kokri shared a picture of himself on his Instagram and quoted "Cmon let’s talk about 9-year challenge GAGAN SANDHU (a taxi driver) 2010 and GAGAN KOKRI 2019 HIMMAT, JAZBA and THOKRAN all in those years. All I can say thanx a lot for being there for me and have been unstoppable in any situation and Upcoming MOVIES and SONGS are unstoppable as well so be ready to see new KOKRI AALA JATT in 2019 aunda NEEND DIAN GOLIYAN bhajjya".
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Cmon let’s talk about 9 year challenge 💪 GAGAN SANDHU ( a taxi driver) 2010 and GAGAN KOKRI 2019 🎺 HIMMAT , JAZBA and THOKRAN all in those years 😘 All I can say thanx a lot for being there for me and have been unstoppable in any situation and Upcoming MOVIES and SONGS are unstoppable as well so be ready to see new KOKRI AALA JATT in 2019 💪 aunda NEEND DIAN GOLIYAN bhajjya 😜
The picture is from the time when he used to drive a taxi for a living. His transformation is certainly worthy of applause. The man has surely lost a lot of kilos and from what we can see, he has now got some abs showing too.
Well, we're sure that he's got his feet strong and his head in the right place. His next titled Yaara Ve is scheduled for release on 5th April and stars him with Yuvraj Hans, Monica Gill, Raghveer Boli and more, and is directed by Rakesh Mehta.
Pic courtesy: Ghaint Punjab