Chandrachur Singh

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Chandrachur
Chandrachur Singh.jpg
Singh in 2010
Born (1968-10-11) 11 October 1968 (age 45)
New Delhi, India
Other names Rocky[1]
Years active 1996-2009
2012-present

Chandrachur Singh (born 11 October 1968) is an Indian actor, who works in Bollywood films.

Early life[edit]

Chandrachur Singh is a native of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He was born on 11 October 1968 in New Delhi, India. He belongs to a very affluent family. His father is an ex-MLA from Khair (Aligarh) and his mother is the daughter of the Maharaja of Bolangir in Odisha. He attended The Doon School, Dehradun and St. Stephens, New Delhi.[2] He was a music teacher in Doon School before his acting career took off.

Personal life[edit]

Singh has two younger brothers: Aditya Singh and Abhimanyu Singh.[3] He married Avantika Kumari, daughter of Ajai Singh of Glenmoor Cottages, Mcleodganj, Dharamshala. She was educated at the Lawrence School, Sanawar.[4] Their son is named Shraanajai Singh.

Career[edit]

Chandrachur Singh made his acting debut in 1996 in Tere Mere Sapne which was produced under Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited.[2] Later that year he starred alongside Tabu in Maachis for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.[4] He appeared in several films which failed to do well but he had success with his lead roles in the multi-starrers Daag: The Fire (1999) opposite Sanjay Dutt, Kya Kehna (2000) opposite Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan and Josh (2000) opposite Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan.

After initial successes, his career went into a low, because of multiple dislocation of his shoulder joint, which he suffered while water skiing in Goa. Because of the pain on his shoulder, he couldn't work out or stay fit which caused him to gain weight and lose roles. His last few releases included Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa (2001), Bharat Bhagya Vidhata (2002) and the delayed release Sarhad Paar which was shot in 2002 and released in 2006. All three films did average business at the box office.

In 2012, he made a comeback with Chaar Din Ki Chandni. The film featured Tusshar Kapoor, Kulraj Randhawa, Anupam Kher, Om Puri and Farida Jalal in lead roles amongst others. Chaar Din Ki Chandni received mixed response from critics, and turned out to be a flop at most places in Box office India. From 2012–present, he has joined Bollywood once again as an actor. He is currently working on his second comeback, titled Zilla Ghaziabad which had been delayed for years, however it then released in August 2013.

Awards[edit]

Year Award Show Award Film Winner
1996 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Debut Award Maachis Yes
2000 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Kya Kehna No


Filmography[edit]

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Film[1] Role
1996 Tere Mere Sapne Rahul Mehta
Maachis Kripal Singh 'Pali'
1997 Betaabi Sameer
1998 Sham Ghansham Sham
1999 Dil Kya Kare Som Dutt
Daag: The Fire Ravi Varma
Silsila Hai Pyar Ka Abhay Sinha
2000 Josh Rahul
Kya Kehna Ajay
2001 Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa Ravi
2002 Junoon
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata Shabbir Jehangir Khan
2005 Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse
2006 Sarhad Paar Ravi
2009 Maruti Mera Dost
2011 Kemiti Ae Bandhana (Oriya movie) Tanmay Patnaik
2012 Chaar Din Ki Chandni Prithvi Singh
2013 Zilla Ghaziabad Karamvir
2013 The Reluctant Fundamentalist (film) Bandy Uncle
2014 Hum Tum Aur Ghost 2Films that have not yet been released

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chandrachur Singh Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Chandrachur Singh — Biography". Chakpak.com. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Sibling revelry. 27 May 2003. indiantelevision.com
  4. ^ a b http://totalfilmy.com/people/chandrachur_singh.html

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