Gurmit Singh

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Gurmit Singh
Born Gurmit Ottawan Singh
(1965-03-24) 24 March 1965 (age 49)
Singapore
Occupation Actor

Gurmit Ottawan Singh (born 24 March 1965;(Punjabi: ਗੁਰਮੀਤ ਓਤ੍ਤਵਨ ਸਿੰਘ; Chinese: 葛米星; pinyin: Gémǐ Xīng) is a popular Singaporean actor, host and comedy performer. He is best known for his role in Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd, and is an artiste in MediaCorp.

Life[edit]

Born to a Malaysian Punjabi father, Chainchal Singh and a Chinese–Japanese mother,[1] Gurmit was brought up as a Sikh, but converted to Christianity in 1985.[2] Gurmit Singh studied in Outram Secondary School during his secondary school years.

Gurmit is married to Melissa, a Cantonese Chinese. He has a fifteen-year-old[when?] daughter, Gabrielle (Gabbi Wenyi Ayane Virk); and a seven-year-old[when?] son, Elliot. His son Elliot has enrolled into SST in 2013. Gurmit is an alumnus of National Police Cadet Corps, Singapore[3] and held the rank of Cadet Inspector. He drives a Grigio Telesto Lamborghini Gallardo.

Career[edit]

Making his debut in the variety show Live on 5, he then became the host and lead actor of the comedy Gurmit's World. The second season of Gurmit's World, in which Gurmit portrayed his 'relatives' in a series of skits (unlike the first season where he played a wide assortment of mostly non-recurring characters), featured the first appearance of a character named Phua Chu Kang. The Singlish-based spin-off sitcom Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd in 1996 made Gurmit a popular icon in the recent years, not only in Singapore, but also in neighbouring countries (especially culturally similar Malaysia). This factor led him to be the host in the Singapore Idol variety show. In the past few years,[when?] Gurmit has also won the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes at the Star Awards.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Name of Film Role
2000 Fire-Eater TBA
2001 One Leg Kicking Tai Po
2005 We Are Family Phua Chu Kang (guest appearance)
2007 Just Follow Law Ah Zui
Sumolah Akira
2010 Phua Chu Kang The Movie Phua Chu Kang
2013 Taxi! Taxi! Professor Chua See Kiat
Everybody's Business John Lu

Television[edit]

Year Name of Show Role
1996–2007 Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd Phua Chu Kang
1997 Can I Help You Sam Perreira
1998 Shiver Father
2001 The Hotel Phua Chu Kang (guest appearance)
2002 The Amazing Race 3 Phua Chu Kang (guest appearance)
2003 Living with Lydia Phua Chu Kang (guest appearance)
My Sister Harmie Rani Kaur's brother
Brothers 4 Tony Chung
2004 Living with Lydia Season 4 Himself (guest appearance)
2005–2008 Lifeline CPT Daniel De Souza
2006 ABC DJ Phua Chu Kang (guest appearance)
2007 80's Rewind Larry Goh
2008–2009 Calefare Andy Lau Hong
2008–present Cosmo and George Cosmo
2009–present Phua Chu Kang Sdn Bhd Phua Chu Kang

Variety[edit]

Year Name of Show Role Notes
1994 Live on Five Host
Gurmit's World Host and lead actor
1995 Family Fun Show
Toa Payoh Roadshow
TCS 1st Anniversary
1996 'Gotcha! Host
Courtesy Show 1996–1997
TCS 2nd Anniversary
Singapore National Day Parade Host 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006
1997 A National Day Special Host
Anti-Smoking Show
Terry Fox Run
A Nation Connects
Anti-Drug Show 1997–1999
Disney Fest
1998 Tonight With Gurmit Host 1998–2000
Courtesy Campaign 20th Anniversary
Asian Television Awards Show
SingTel Hello Concert
High on Life
Swing Singapore Party
President Star's Charity 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006
1999 MediaCorp All Star Charity
Millennium Swing
2001 2MM
National Crime Prevention Show
2002 Miss Singapore/Universe 2002
The Amazing Race 3 Phua Chu Kang Guest appearance
Health Matters
2003 Gurmit's Small Talk
2004, 2006, 2009 Singapore Idol Host
2005 Our Makan Places Lost & Found Host 2005–present
A Blessed Christmas Phua Chu Kang
Sky Symphony Countdown 2006 Host
2006 Coffee Talk & Hawker Woks Season 3 Guest appearance
Countdown 2007 at VivoCity Host
2007 Countdown 2008 at VivoCity Host
2008 Don't Forget The Lyrics Host
Countdown 2009 at Marina Bay Host
2009 City New Beat 城人新杂志 Host with Bryan Wong, Kym Ng and Adrian Pang
2013 Our Makan Places:Lost and Found

Others[edit]

Year Name of Show Role
1998 Beauty World: The Musical TBA
2000 My Lonely Tarts TBA
2005 Phua Chu Kang - The Musical Phua Chu Kang

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Sing Singapore 2002 : One (We Are One) (2002) duet with Tay Ping Hui
  • One Leg Kicking Original Soundtrack: 'Calling': "Into The House" (2001)

Compilations[edit]

  • A Happy Journey Starts Like That! (2009)
  • The PCK Sar-vivor Rap (2003)
  • Love, No Boundaries: "Into the House" (2001) [album single]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mak Mun San (5 September 2006). "The real Gurmit Singh". The Star (Malaysia). 
  2. ^ "A peak into Singapore's sitcom hero and Malaysia's too". Korean Press. 23 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "campsite of npcc alumni: Gurmit Singh". NPCC Alumni. Singapore: National Police Cadet Corps Alumni Association. 24 January 2007. 

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