Paramjit Singh Sidhu



Born on 9 November 1955 in village Jakhepal in district Sangrur, Punjab, Shri Parmjit Singh Sidhu had his initial training in the folk music of Punjab under Shri Bhana Ram Sunami. He has been a graded artist of the All India Radio in Folk Music of Punjab.
An exceedingly popular performer, Shri Parmjit Singh Sidhu has presented innumerable shows of folk music of Punjab in many States as well as national level festivals and events. He had trained and choreographed the dancers representing Punjab in the Asian Games Ceremony held in 1982 in New Delhi. Many of his compositions and choreographies of the folk music and dances of Punjab have been presented for disseminative purpose in educational institutions like Kurukshetra University, Haryana; Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; and Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab. Many of his shows have been organized in countries like Hong Kong, Mauritius, Norway, U.K., Lithuania, Canada, U.S.A., Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Pakistan, New Zealand, Oman and Australia. In the year 2009, Shri Parmjit Singh Sidhu was appointed as Project Director for documentation of the art and culture of Punjab by the Punjabi University, Patiala. He has many recordings to his credit including Folk Dances of Punjab, and Folk Instruments of Punjab. Shri Parmjit Singh Sidhu has also provided his services as a Production Manager-cum-Programme Director of the North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala from 1986 to 1994. He has been appointed as a member of various State level cultural organizations like the Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi, Chandigarh from 1995 to 1998; Punjab Arts Council, Chandigarh from 1999 to 2002; and Arts Council of Punjab in 2014.
For his outstanding contribution in the field of folk music and dance of Punjab, Shri Parmjit Singh Sidhu has been felicitated by various national and international organizations. Shri Parmjit Singh Sidhu was conferred the Shiromani Punjabi Lok Gayak Award by the Government of Punjab in 2009.
Shri Parmjit Singh Sidhu receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to the folk music of Punjab.