Jugnu Bhangra was formed in September 1970. The name 'Jugnu' means a firefly. This name was chosen to symbolise the group's ability to shine at night.

The group is based in Gravesend, Kent and was formed by Dr Surjit Singh Randhawa. He had learned Bhangra since his school days in Punjab and started the group with only six members. Four decades later, that same group is internationally recognised and has entertained audiences at weddings, parties, processions, social events, community shows and festivals. The group is currently chaired by Jagdev Singh Virdee who has successfully maintained existing partnerships and established new working relationships with key figures and groups in the community.

Apart from the artistic achievements, Jugnu Bhangra has always placed great importance in helping shape the personal development of the hundreds of local young people that have been members. This has included numerous voluntary and charity projects. Jugnu Bhangra has also extended its role as an Asian arts promoter hosting dramas, photographic exhibitions and a range of other music and dance events, often involving performers from other cultures.

Whilst domestic success is being maintained through our youth programs and performances, the group continues to pursue international success and recognition.

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International Tour - Varna, Bulgaria
International Tour - Brusy, Poland
International Tour - Buyukchkmece, Istanbul, Turkey
International Tour - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Jugnu's Keith Wyncoll - Pride in Gravesham Award
Olympic Flame welcomed by Jugnu Dhol drums
International Tour - Sas Van Gent, Netherlands
International Tour - Berlin, Germany
Perform in DJ Sat Singh's video for 'Boli'
Judge at The Bhangra Showdown, held at HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
Judge at Capital Bhangra, held at Bloomsbury Theatre, London
Perform at India vs Kent cricket match at Canterbury Cricket Ground
Jugnu organise Sri Akand Path to celebrate Jugnu's 40 year history
Perform in G-Company's video for 'Nachna Nai Onda'
Judge at The Bhangra Showdown, held at HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London
Perform in Juz D's video for 'Mast Jawani'
Perform on BBC 'Zingzillas' show
Participate in setting world record with 632 dhol players in Birmingham
Participate in setting world record with 857 bhangra dancers in Birmingham
Perform in Desi Crew's video for 'Soniye Kidha' and 'Mere Naal Nach'
International tour - Cork, Ireland
International tour - Faro, Portugal
International tour - Szazhalombatta, Hungary
Perform at Tour de France
Perform with Gurdas Mann at India House, London
Jugnu receive Kent Volunteers Award for outstanding contribution to community
International tour - Transylvania, Romania
Perform with Harbhajan Mann at Indian House, London
Jugnu's Shamminder Bedi awarded MBE
International tour - Calais, France
International tour - Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
International tour - Calais, France (with BBK DAV College gidha team from Amritsar, India)
International tour - Kitten, Bulgaria (with Gabhru Punjab De from Birmingham, UK)
Perform at Commonwealth Day for the Royal Family at Westminster Abbey, London
International tour - Amritsar, India
Perform at Eisteddfod Festival, Llangollen, Wales (with BBK Dav College gidha team from Amritsar, India)
International tour - Calais, France
Jugnu present Jagjit Singh in concert
International tour - Calais, France
International tour - Dublin, Ireland
Perform on Channel 4's 'The Big Breakfast'
Jugnu present Gurdas Mann in concert
Grand opening of Jugnu's dance studio with Hans Raj Hans and Balwinder Safri
International tour - Calais, France
International tour - Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Participate in setting world record with 300 dhol players in Birmingham
International tour - Rotterdam, the Netherlands
International tour - Nunspeet, the Netherlands
International tour - Punjab, India
International tour - World Cup 98, Paris, France
International tour - Dusseldorf, Germany (with Gabhru Punjab De from Birmingham, UK)
Jugnu present Gurdas Mann in concert
Jugnu present Hans Raj Hans, Manmohan Waris, Kuldip Manak and Surinder Shinda in concert
International tour - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
International tour - Yalova, Turkey (with Gabhru Punjab De from Birmingham, UK)
Perform at International Movie Awards with Bally Sagoo
International tour - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Jugnu present Apna Sangeet in concert
International tour - Jerash, Jordan (with Gabhru Punjab De from Birmingham, UK)
International tour - Jerash, Jordan
Jugnu present Apna Sangeet in concert
International tour - Ohio, USA
Perform in Channel 4 film 'Bhaji on the Beach'
Perform at Eisteddfod Festival, Llangollen, Wales
Peform on BBC show 'Network East'
International tour - Toronto, Canada
Perform on ITV show 'What's my Line'
International tour - Istanbul, Turkey
Jugnu present Kuldip Manak in concert
Perform on BBC show 'The 815 from Manchester'
International tour - Nunspeet, the Netherlands
Jugnu present Kuldip Manak and Surinder Shinda in concert
National Bhangra Competition in Birmingham (Jugnu finished 1st)
UK Disco Dance Competition (Jugnu finished 1st)
International tour - Delft, the Netherlands
Perform at Eisteddfod Festival, Llangollen, Wales
Perform at Edinburgh Commonwealth Games, Scotland
National Bhangra Competition in Wolverhampton (Jugnu finished 2nd)
International tour - Toronto, Canada
National Bhangra Competition in Southall (Jugnu finished 1st)
National Bhangra Competition in Glasgow (Jugnu finished 1st)
National Bhangra Competition in Birmingham (Jugnu finished 3rd)
Perform at Asian Youth Festival at Royal Albert Hall, London
Perform at Asian Youth Festival at Royal Albert Hall, London
Perform at Asian Youth Festival at Royal Albert Hall, London
National Bhangra Competition in Southall (Jugnu finished 3rd)
India World Dance Championship (Jugnu finished 1st)
Group founded by Dr. Surjit Singh Randhawa