He was a big kid with a strong build and stature. Since Kabaddi was immensely popular in rural Punjab at that time, his father, Sardar Bakshish Singh encouraged him to play this sport. He started to play in local tournaments and soon made his presence felt in all the games he played. When Harjit Brar was in 8th standard, he participated in Mini Games at Guwahati and won the tournament. Seeing his determination and grip on the game, he was admitted to Sports college, Jalandhar, Punjab (India) and this is from where his professional Kabaddi career took off.