Punjab's Turbaned Trendsetters
These fashion forward men have developed a steady fan following on social media
GURPREET LAAD, 27, Fatehgarh Sahib
Fan Base A professional horse rider, an Instagram sensation and a model—Laad has been enjoying a steady fan following for the past 15 years.
Being Royal It is his royal look that seems to draw people to his Instagram feed. “I choose a collection of rich and regal clothes to sport. Some people have told me that I sport a look similar to Nabha’s Maharaja Kahan Singh Nabha,” he says.
Singing Debut Laad is all set to make his singing debut with song Tola Yaaran Da. Instagram followers 195K Follow instagram.com/gurpreet_laad/
SANTWINDER SINGH WARAICH, 24, Chandigarh
Sikh Blogger Waraich claims to be the first Sikh blogger to have started his fashion blog Singh Flash in 2015 along with his friend Aman Preet Singh Virk. “We are the first Sikh bloggers to provide a daily dose of fashion,” he says. Spreading Wings Waraich has recently launched a YouTube fashion channel.
Being Choosy Wariach makes it a point to choose clothes which go well with his turbaned image. "I coordinate my clothes with my turban," he says. Instagram followers 69.9K Follow Instagram.com/santwinder_singh_waraich/
SUPNEET SINGH, 26, Ludhiana
Bhangra Boy This Bhangra dancer's Instagram fan base is all thanks to his dancing skills. He teaches the dance form to the Bhangra team of Panjab University. He has also modelled in quite a few Punjabi songs. Promoting Culture “I try to promote Punjab’s culture amongst my followers,” he says. Being Different Singh makes it a point to portay different looks—be it a typical Punjabi folk dancer or sporting a suave suit. Instagram followers 57.2K Follow instagram.com/supneet_singh/
SUKH JARG, 40, Jarg and Canada
Humble Sardar Photographed against havelis and royal backdrops, Jarg's popularity lies in his Patiala shahi turban and manicured moustaches. "I'm proud of the turban and am often invited to different Turban Tie competitions," he says, Real to Reel Jarg has starred in two Punjabi songs Rakhne Hai Yaar and High Kirdar.
Approchable Icon Jarg makes it a point to reply to every Instagram message. Instagram followers 37.5K Follow instagram.com/sukh_jrg/