Gurlej Akhtar is an Indian singer who mainly sings Punjabi songs. She is also a live performer.
She belongs to a Muslim family and was born to Rani Akhtar (Mother) on 3 March in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Her father was also a singer.
She has three brothers, Shehnaz Akhtar (Singer), Sahil Akhtar (Singer), and Shamshad Akhtar.
Her sister, Jasmeen Akhtar is also a singer.
Gurlej Akhtar got married to singer, Kulwinder Kally on 30 December. They first met on the set of a singing reality show where they both were judges. They have a son, Daanveer Kally.
She went to Government Higher Secondary School in Silattur for her schooling and Punjabi University in Patiala for her graduation.
Since childhood, Gurlej started singing and after the death of her father, she started performing at stage shows. She started her career as a duet singer with Sukhwinder Sukhi. She made her singing debut with the album, Sharif Munda which was released in 2004. After that, Gurlej has sung numerous songs for Punjabi films like Hashar (2006), Jihne Mera Dil Luteya (2011), Carry On Jatta (2012), Punjab Bolda (2013), Ardaas (2016), etc. Other songs that she sung are 5911, Feel, Baari, Love Letter, 25 Pind, Jhanjhar, Fitteh Moo, Saat Pind, Facebook Wali, Long Life, Brand, Defaulter, Athri Jawani, etc.
She has also given numerous live singing performances at different countries like India, Canada, Australia, etc.