Gurlej Akhtar Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Gurlej Akhtar


Gurlej Akhtar is a Punjabi singer known for her work in the movies like Jawani Zindabaad (2010), Hashar (2008) and Guddiyan Patole (2019).


Gurlej Akhtar was born on 3 March in the Ludhiana City of Punjab. Her zodiac sign is Pisces. She did her schooling from Government Higher Secondary School, Silattur. She pursued her graduation from Punjab University.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 3″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Light Brown

Family, Caste & Husband

Gurlej Akhtar belongs to a Muslim family. Music runs in her family, and her father was also a singer.

Gurlej Akhtar’s Father

Her mother’s name is Rani Akhtar.

Gurlej Akhtar With Her Mother Rani Akhtar

Her brothers, Shehnaz Akhtar, Sahil Akhtar, and Dilshaad Akhtar (passed away) are all Sufi singers.

Gurlet Akhtar’s Brothers, Shehnaz Akhtar And Sahil Akhtar

Gurlej Akhtar’s Brother, Dilshaad Akhtar

She has two more brothers named Rohal Singh and Shamshad Akhtar.

Gurlej Akhtar’s Mother And Her Brother Rohal Singh

Gurlej Akhtar With Her Brother Shamshad Akhtar

Her sister, Jasmeen Akhtar, is also a Punjabi singer.

Gurlej Akhtar And Her Sister Jasmeen Akhtar

She got married to the singer, Kulwinder Kally and the couple has a son named Daanveer.

Gurlej Akhtar With Husband, Kulwinder Kally And Her Son Daanveer


She started her singing career by singing a duet with Sukhwinder Sukhi from his album “Sharif Munda” in 2004.

She has given her voice in Punjabi movies like, ‘Hashar (2008), ‘Jihne Mera Dil Luteya (2011),’ ‘Ardaas (2016),’ and many more.

Gurlej has sung several popular songs like ‘Love letter,’ ‘Fitteh Moo,’ ‘Nai Shad Da,’ and several others.

Favourite Things

  • Singer: Kuldeep Manak, Amar Singh Chamkila, Gurdas Maan
  • Colour: Black, White, Yellow, Orange


  • Her brothers Shehnaz and Sahil Akhtar were contestants in the Rising Star 2 that aired on ‘Colors TV channel.’ Together, they are known as, ‘Akhtar Brothers.’
  • Gurlej started her career by singing a duet with Sukhwinder Sukhi when she was in class VIII.
  • It was her father’s death that compelled Gurlej to sing as a means to support her family.
  • She and her husband Kulwinder Kally met for the first time in a singing reality show as judges.