Manni Sandhu is a UK-based music director. He is most known for working with a number of Punjabi singers such as Manak-E, The Late Kaka Bhaniawala, Bakshi Billa, Prabh Gill, Lehmber Hussainpuri and many more. He released his debut album My Time in February 2012 which included his No. 1 single with Bakshi Billa "Sona", and smash hit song with Manak-E "Door Ni Kulne", as well as 6 further tracks that charted in the official UK Asian Music Download Chart. Since releasing his first album, he's worked with a number of singers such as Prabh Gill, and later released his third album which is titled Against All Odds in 2014.
Manni Sandhu (born Amrinder Singh Sandhu) was born on 26 September 1989. He was raised in Southall, London and moved to Newcastle Upon Tyne at a young age. He began his passion for music at the age of 13, remixing Punjabi music with Hip Hop, R&B, Garage, and Drum n Bass music. He released a number of underground mixtapes under the name 'Dj Manni' titled 'Solid Sounds' and 'Supremacy'. He then began DJing at live Punjabi events around Newcastle furthering his name in the local area and creating links with local Dj's and producers. It was at the age of 15 when Manni began to produce his own music from his bedroom using a very basic computer. As he progressed in the music production field he released a number of mixtapes titled 'Unsigned Hype' and 'Mutual Concept' alongside JsL. Manni was signed to Brown Boi Music in December 2008 and began working on his debut album which was later titled 'My Time'.
The highly anticipated album 'My Time' from Manni Sandhu was released on 23 February 2012. It featured the vocals of Manak-E, Lehmber Hussainpuri, The Late Kaka Bhaniawala, Bakshi Billa, Jelly Manjitpuri, Jaswinder Daghamia, Ashok Gill, and Nirmal Sidhu. The first single from the album "Door Ni Kulne"' featuring Manak-E was released in October 2010 and was essentially Manni's entry into the Punjabi music industry. It was a worldwide success and received over one million YouTube hits, making him one of the first UK born music directors to achieve this. The second single from the album "Sona" featuring Bakshi Billa was released in February 2012, and was No. 1 on the Official UK Asian Download Chart. Further songs that charted from the album were "Bottle" feat. Lehmber Hussainpuri, "Gidhian Di Rani" feat. Jelly Manjitpuri, "Pegg 2012" feat. Jaswinder Daghamia, "Balle Balle" feat. Ashok Gill, "Jaan Sadi" feat. Nirmal Sidhu, and "Husna Di Sarkar" feat. The Late Kaka Bhaniawala, and "Mutiyaar" feat. Malkit Bulla.
On 7 May 2012 Manni Sandhu took part in the Camden Crawl with BBC Radio 1 host Nihal.
On 1 January 2013 Manni Sandhu released a mixtape under Collab Creations Ltd. entitled 'Reload'. The mixtape brought back the UK Garage sound from the early 2000s, and was released as a free download.
In 2013 Bollywood superstar Abhishek Bachchan performed to Manni Sandhu's song 'Bottle' featuring Lehmber Hussainpuri at the TOIFA awards in Vancouver. It was the only Punjabi song used in the performance.
He also worked on a second album to be titled Against All Odds due for release in 2015.
On 27 February 2014, Manni Sandhu released his highly anticipated track "Friday" featuring Manjit Pappu which was acclaimed by the public on release. "Friday" went straight to number 2 in BBC Asian Network's Official Download Chart in its first week of release.
In 2019, singer Dilraj Grewal, who previously was supposed to sing Verified Jatt, but later got dropped due to unknown reasons, had accused Manni Sandhu of stealing the song above. But after the legal process, the song which was produced by Sangra Vibes was completely rewritten and composed later. All of the accusations towards Manni Sandhu proved to be false in this way. The song was then sung by Gurj Sidhu.
|Collab Creations Ltd||Welcome to the Future||June 2016||9|
|Speed Records||Makhaul - Akhil (Single)||June 2015||1|
|Speed Records||Gani - Akhil (Single)||June 2016||1|
|Collab Creations Ltd||Friday (feat. Manjit Pappu) (Single)||February 2014||1|
|Collab Creations Ltd||Reload||January 2013||8|
|Speed Records||Prabh Gill - Endless||December 2012||3|
|Brown Boi Music Ltd.||My Time||February 2012||12|
|Brown Boi Music Ltd.||Sona (Single)||February 2012||1|
|Brown Boi Music Ltd.||Door Ni Kulne (Single)||October 2010||1|
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