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Deep Jagdeep Singh, riding a life size artifact installed at an art exhibition in Jaipur
Deep Jagdeep Singh, riding a life size artifact installed at an art exhibition in Jaipur.

Born and brought up in the city of Ludhiana, the Manchester of Punjab, Deep Jagdeep Singh, realized his dream of shifting his professional base to the capital city, New Delhi in the year 2008. It was not that he just casually landed there. It was sheer dedication, hard work, goal-oriented actions that helped him in reaching for new horizons.

Being successfully established as the Script Writer in the most prestigious Punjabi channel, PTC was not something that landed in his kitty. He earned this for himself. Although writing has been in his blood (he being the third generation after his grandfather and father), yet he is the first one in his family to take up writing as his profession. His grandfather, was the founder president of Punjabi Sahit Sabha, Jagraon. His father too tried his hand at writing prose and lyrics.



Deep Jagdeep Singh got his basic training in Punjabi ghazal writing from Ustaad (Late) Ulfat Bajwa Ji, a noted Punjabi ghazal writer. He also has as his backbone an experience of eight years of working in the print media. At present too he is known for his highly opinionated columns on human rights, language, identity, culture, politics, literature and cinema published across the various contemporary media platforms including newspapers, magazines, journals and web media. 



Being a master of words, he is a good translator too. By now he has in his kitty quite a few critically acclaimed titles/books translated in to English, Hindi and Punjabi.

This go-getter has contributed the lyrics to the songs in various Punjabi films and TV Shows. Further he is working with many big names of the Industry on bigger projects which are yet to release in near future. In 2015 he left a full time media job in Delhi and shifted his base at his hometown Ludhiana, though he shuttles between Punjab, Delhi and Mumbai for his professional commitments.

In his own words he describes his mission of life as below:

"After an eventful career of approximately 15 years in print, broadcast media, TV entertainment world and film industry, in year 2015 I took a leap to work for peace advocacy, development and literary journalism. I have done in-depth research in the field of communication, Journalism as an academic subject and a profession along with promoting the new technology as a tool for the growth and conservation of regional languages and dialects. I want to work for peace and freedom of expression along with promotion of my own mother tongue Punjabi globally. For me, recording and archiving partition stories are like preserving the legacy of my ancestors."

-Deep Jagdeep Singh, January, 2018

Here is a glimpse of his journey from a simple boy-next-door to highly opinionated peace activist:


Current Assignments
As a Story Scholar collecting oral histories of 1947 partition survivors for 1947 Partition Archive, a US based non-profit organization working to preserve the history of the biggest migration and massacre of the world. 

As Consultant Editor: 

As Publisher: Dreamz Publications

BOOKS
POETRY
[Self composed Punjabi poems in blank verse, written between Year 2000-2016]
Publisher: Dreamz Publications, Ludhiana

TRANSLATIONS
ENGLISH TO PUNJABI
An Era of Darkness [2018]
Original Writer: Shashi Tharoor
Publisher: Lahore Books, Ludhiana

Saragarhi and the Defence of the Samana Forts [2018]
Original Writer: Captain Amrinder Singh
Publisher: Lahore Books, Ludhiana

(Biography of Ex-PM Manmohan Singh and his wife)
Original Writer: Daman Singh
Publisher: Lahore Books, Ludhiana

Dastan-e-1857 [2017]
Original Writer: Tejinder Singh Walia
Publisher: Lahore Books, Ludhiana

Original Writer: ‘The’ Khushwant Singh
Publisher: Lahore Books, Ludhiana

Original Writer: Anoop Singh Sandhu
Publisher: Chetna Prakashan, Ludhiana

Punjabi to Hindi
Nashe Mein Doobe Mirze Ki Main Sahiba Nahin [Under print]
[Punjabi Short Stories based on real life experience of drug-abuse victims]
Original Writer: Dr. Jaswinder Singh Gandhi

Hindi to Punjabi
Kehte Hain Ke Tab Shehanshah Sau Rahe They [Under print]
(National Academy Yuva Award (2013) Winner Book)
Original Writer: Uma Shankar Chaudhary
Publisher: Sahitya Academy of India, New Delhi

Films
As Lyricist
Song Title: Fateh
Film: Bikkar Bai Sentimental (2013)
Singer: JSL feat Badshah
Music: JSL
Co-Writer: Ikka

Song Title: Andi Mandi Shandi
Film: Bikkar Bai Sentimental (2013)
Singer: JSL feat Ikka
Music: JSL
Co-Writer: Ikka

Song Title: Kol Kinare
Film: Mukhtiar Chadha (2015)
Singer: Diljit
Music: JSL

Music Albums/Videos
Song Title: Paani (2015)
Singer: Miss Pooja
Music: JSL
Video Director: Pramod Sharma Rana
Music Label: Tahliwood Records

As a Script Writer
A drop of Hope: A documentary film about Drip Irrigation for Krishi Darshan, DD National
Canopy Management: A documentary film for Krishi Darshan, DD National

As a Film Critic
Has written/recorded film reviews of more than 300 English, Hindi and Punjabi films released between 2006 to till date.

Interviews
Have written/recorded more than 2000 interviews with whos who of Hindi and Punjabi film/music Industry.

Television
Worked as a Content Producer/Script Writer for PTC Punjabi, Delhi Studios (2008-2015)

TV Shows
As Script Writer
Preeto Top 10 [About 150 Episodes], PTC Punjabi
(A countdown based SITCOM with a flavor of Punjabi Comedy)
Curtain Raiser: PTC Film Awards (2008-2015)
Curtain Raiser: PTC Music Awards (2008-2015)
Curtain Raiser: Miss PTC Punjabi (2008-2015)
Curtain Raiser: Masters
Gawoh Sachi Baani (Season 1)
PTC Showcase (Celebrity Based Talk Show)
PTC Super Star (Celebrity Based Talk Show)
PTC First Look (Celebrity Based Talk Show)

Songs for TV
Title Song of the travel show Pind Diyan Galiyan (Singer Roshan Prince)
Title song of countdown based musical weekly SITCOM Preeto Top 10
Theme song of Voice of Punjab (Season 2) sung by 12 young male female singers

Print Journalism/Literary Journalism
Started career as a freelance columnist in year 2000.
Trainee Reporter Amar Ujala (2003)
Staff Reporter Punjab Kesri/Jagbani (Ludhiana, Punjab) 2004-2006
Staff Reporter Dainik Bhaskar (Ludhiana/Jalandhar, Punjab) 2006-2008

Columns Published
News Laundry
Daily Dainik Bhaskar
Daily Punjabi Tribune
Daily Ajit
Daily Jagbani
Daily Nawan Zamana


Literary Publications
Akhar | Hun | Raag | Aabru | Sirjana | Aarambh

Short-Stories
Punjabi
Angel [Parvachan-2015]

Research Papers
(A first of its kind research paper in Punjabi about LGBT rights)
(Presented at National Seminar on Subaltern Identities at Punjabi University, Patiala)

Affiliations
Certified Radio Announcer by All India Radio
Member, Screen Writers Association of India, Mumbai
Member, Kendri Punjabi Lekhan Sabha, Punjab

Education
Bachelor of Commerce, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication, IGNOU.
Masters in Journalistm and Mass Communication, Punjabi University, Patiala.
Urdu Amoz, Language Department, Government of Punjab.