Channa Rai Biography, Career, & Interesting Facts

Channa Rai is a writer, cinematographer and director, associated with Punjabi Film Industry. Also, He is founder of Rai Film Production (2015).

He graduated from Chandigarh University with a diploma in filmmaking. He is well known for directing the Punjabi film Daastan-E-Sultanpur Lodhi, and The Half Ticket.

Short Info

Full NameChanna Rai
Born18 Oct 1990
Mangupur, Dist. Kapurthala, Punjab, India
OccupationFilm actor director cinematography
Year Active2012 – present
Debut WithDaastan-E-Sultanpur Lodhi
Father NameS. Bhagwan Singh
Mother NameSmt. Piaro
Marital StatusMarried
Siblingsone elder brother and three sisters
EducationDiploma in film making
UniversityChandigarh University
MentorSunny Sharma
LabelRai Film Production
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Born & Family

He was born (18/10/1990) in a small village “Hussainpur Dulowal” (Known as Mangupur), Kapurthala district, in Punjab. His father is Sh. Bhagwan Singh and mother is Smt. Piaro.

He has one elder brother and three sisters. He was the youngest in the family, due to which he was loved by all.


He completed his matriculation from the government school in his village Mangupur, followed by further studies at Randir College, Kapurthala and later completed his graduation in film making from Chandigarh.


It started on video modeling in 2012, its first director was Toni, after that he struggled to move forward in this industry.

He studied event management for a while, then production and after that a long stint in directing, the first film that brought him recognition was The Half Ticket, which was in Nominated for Best Director at Pune Film Festival-2018.

Now apart from music videos, it produces films, produces, directs, stories and storyboards.


He made his direction debut with a religious film “Dastan-e-Sultanpur Lodhi”, a documentary film on the life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, released in 2016. It was dedicated to the 550th.

Gurupurab of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The film was widely appreciated in India and abroad.
His first commercial film was The Half Ticket which was well liked by the audience. This film was nominated for Best Director in Pune Film Festival 2018.

His first music video as a director was shoot with famous singer Nachhtar Gill, this song also became very famous and was nominated for PTC Music Award. Apart from this, he has done many songs and films with Punjabi singers and actors, which has been appreciated every time.

Favorite Things

ActorAkshee Kumar
ActressDeepika Padukone
SingerSidhu Moose Wala
BookRich Dad Poor Dad
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Interesting Facts

  • Channa Rai works in Punjabi Film Industry since 2010.
  • Channa Rai wants to be like Jee Meek.
  • He started on video modeling in 2012, its first director was Toni, after that he struggled to move forward in this industry.
  • He has good relations with Member of Raj Sabha Candidate Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal.
Rai Film production poster (Source Channa Rai social media)

Social Media Contacts



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  • News Papers, News Channels, & Tv Shows

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