Artist Biography

He started his career with a religious song, “Sant Sipahi”, in 2012. However, he gained fame after song “Soch”, sung by Harrdy Sandhu and composed by B Praak. The music video of this song was directed by Arvindr Khaira. A Hindi version of “Soch” was released as well.

Since “Soch”, B Praak, Jaani, Arvindr Khaira, and Harrdy Sandhu have worked as a team, producing blockbuster Punjabi songs, such as “Joker”, “Backbone” , “HornBlow” , “Naah” , “Yaar Ni Mileya” and “Kya Baat Ay”.

His album Shayar with composer B Praak released in 2015, which includes tracks like “Taara” by Ammy Virk, “Ik Saal” by Jassie Gill and “Naa Ji Naa” by Hardy Sandhu, was a huge hit. He has collaborated with singers like Sukh e, Jassie Gill, Ammy Virk, Diljit Dosanjh, Harrdy Sandhu, Prabh Gill, Amrinder Gill, Kamal Khan, Gippy Grewal, Sunanda Sharma, Guri, Avvy Sra, Arshhh and many more.

His song “Jaani Tera Naa” by Sunanda Sharma was the first song ever named after a lyricist and recently song crossed 200 million views. He was the man behind the songs of the movie Qismat starring Ammy Virk and Sargun Mehta in the lead roles.

He has started his own music label known as Desi melodies with filmmaker Arvindr Khaira and musician B praak.

Full Name Jaani Johan
Profession(s) Music Composer, Lyricist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 173 cm
in meters– 1.73 m
in feet inches– 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 30 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Debut Lyricist: Sant Sipahi (2012)
Singer: Jaani Ve Jaani (2019)
Personal Life
Date of Birth 25 May 1989
Age (as in 2019) 30 Years
Birthplace Gidderbaha, Muktsar, Punjab, India
Zodiac sign Gemini
Nationality Indian
Hometown Gidderbaha, Muktsar, Punjab, India
School SSD Memorial School, Gidderbaha, Muktsar, Punjab, India
College/University Rayat Bahra University, Mohali, Punjab, India
Educational Qualification Graduate, Diploma in Hotel Management
Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Reading Literature, Listening to Music, Travelling to Hill Stations
Relationships & More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Neha Chauhan
Parents Father– Name not known
Mother– Name not known
Siblings Brother– None
Sister– 1 (Name not known)
Favourite Things
Favourite Food Bhindi, Sarson Ka Saag, Makki Ki Roti
Favourite Actor Akshay Kumar
Favourite Actress Parineeti Chopra
Favourite Songs Parindey, Khawaja Ji
Favourite Singers A. R. Rahman, Arijit Singh, Neha Kakkar
Favourite Holiday Destination Paris
Favourite Colours White, Blue

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jaani

  • Does Jaani drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Jaani is a Punjabi lyricist and music composer from Gidderbaha in Punjab.
  • He hails from a non-musical family.
  • He was interested in writing since his childhood.
  • His first song as a lyricist was “Kaabil” which never got released.
  • In 2007, he moved to Chandigarh for further studies and making his career in the Punjabi music industry.
  • In 2012, after completing graduation, he started writing songs professionally.
  • He got inspired to write the song “Soch” after getting inspired by one of his friend’s real-life story.
  • Jaani wrote the lyrics for the superhit song “Soch” when he was in the last semester of his college.
  • He started his career in 2012.
  • He came into limelight in 2013 from the song ‘Soch’ sung by Hardy Sandhu.
  • After the song ‘Soch’, he started teamwork along with Hardy Sandhu, B Praak, and Arvindr Khaira (music video director) and collaboration with it he gave the number of hit Punjabi songs like “Jocker,” “Backbone,” “Horn Blow.”
  • In 2016, his Punjabi song ‘Soch’ (Hardy Sandhu) had inspired Bollywood blockbuster movie ‘Airlift’s’ song ‘Soch Na Sake’ (Arijit Singh). However, he was not happy with the Bollywood adoption of his song as he had no knowledge of it until the song got released.
  • As a lyricist, he gave number of huge Punjabi hits songs like ‘Saree Wali Girl’ (Girik Aman), ‘Taara’ (Ammy Virk), ‘Jaguar’ (Sukhe), ‘Oscar’ (Gippy Grewal), ‘Ik Vaari Hor Soch Le’ (Harish Verma), ‘Bacha’ (Prabh Gill), ‘Jaani Tera Naa’ (Sunanda Sharma) and many more.
  • He has won several awards in the field of music.
  • He prepares the whole song at the time of recording only.
  • He is inspired by Gulzar, famous lyricist of Bollywood.
  • He works under his own music label called “Desi Melodies.”


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