Punjabi actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh became the first mainstream Punjabi singer to win a FilmFare award. He is also the first turban wearing sardar to win the award in the 62 year history of the award show. The award was given for best debut male actor for the film ‘Udta Punjab.’
When he accepted the award, he greeted the audience with “Wahe Guru Ji Ka Khalsa Wahe Guru Ji Ki Fateh.” He went onto thank those involved in the film.
Diljit Dosanjh has been featured in many bollywood associated interviews where he has repeatedly explained the meaning behind the Sikh turban.
He’s also stated in two recent interviews of his dream of becoming a GurSikh. He stated, “my dream is to become a GurSikh and Maharaj Kirpa it will happen.”