Arunoday Singh

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Arunoday Singh
Arunoday Singh at Esha Deol's wedding reception 05.jpg
Arunoday Singh at Esha Deol's wedding reception, July 2012.
Born (1983-02-16) 16 February 1983 (age 31)
Mendora, Bhopal district Madhya Pradesh
Occupation Actor
Years active 2009–present

Arunoday Singh (born 16 February 1983) is an Indian film actor. His debut movie was Sikandar (2009). Arunoday Singh was seen in Sudhir Mishra's Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011), Pooja Bhatt's Jism 2 (2012), and more recently in David Dhawan's Main Tera Hero (2014) and thriller film Pizza (2014).

Personal life[edit]

Arunoday was born in February 16, 1983 at Mendora village near Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, India.[1] He is a grandson of Arjun Singh, an Indian politician,was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh when the deadly gas leak from the Union Carbide factory occurred .[2]

He is an alumnus of Brandeis University,[3] having previously been educated at a boarding school at Kodaikanal, where he performed in school plays. According to him, it was after watching actor Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront (1954) that he decided to become an actor. After his graduation, he did a few courses in the New York Film Academy, and thereafter enrolled in the Acting Studio in New York, during the period he also performed in plays.[4][5]

Career[edit]

After finishing his studies he started giving auditions, and finally made his debut with Sikandar (2009), directed by Piyush Jha, playing a Kashmiri freedom fighter.[5] His second film was Anil Kapoor's home production Aisha (2010), an adaptation of the novel, Emma by Jane Austen, with Sonam Kapoor.[3] Also in the same year, he appeared in Vinay Shukla's take on Gender and sexuality in Mirch through a collage of five stories, with Raima Sen and Konkana Sharma, where he played the central character of a struggling film director.[6]

In 2011, he acted alongside Irrfan Khan and Aditi Rao Hydari, another newcomer in Sudhir Mishra's Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011). His performance earned him a nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 18th Screen Awards. He next appeared in Jism 2 opposite Sunny Leone and Randeep Hooda. In 2014 he appeared in David Dhawan comedy film Main Tera Hero opposite Varun Dhawan,Ilena D'Cruz and Nargis Fakhri and supernatural triller film Pizza. His next released is Mr X as Dr. Steve Rhodes opposite Emraan Hasmi and Amyra Dastur.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Awards
2009 Sikandar Zahageer Qadir
2010 Aisha Dhruv Singh
2010 Mirch Maanav
2011 Yeh Saali Zindagi Kuldeep Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role Screen Awards
2012 Jism 2 Ayaan Thakur
2013 Ek Bura Aadmi Munna Siddiqui
2014 Main Tera Hero Angad Negi
2014 Pizza TBA Filming
2015 Mr. X Dr. Steve Rhodes Filming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All the lovely girls I know are already in relationships: Arunoday Singh". The Times of India. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Arunoday Singh
  3. ^ a b "No plans to join politics: Arunoday". The Times of India. Aug 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ "No reservations". Indian Express. Jul 25, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Arunoday all set". The Times of India. Jul 27, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Mirch". Indian Express. Dec 10, 2010. 

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