Manjot Singh

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Manjot Singh
Born Manjot Singh
July 7, 1992 (1992-07-07) (age 22)
Delhi, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–present

Manjot Singh (born July 7, 1992) is an Indian Bollywood actor, best known for his role in films like Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Student Of The Year and Fukrey. He won Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actor category for his performance in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!.

Early life[edit]

Manjot Singh was born in Delhi into a Sikh family . His mother is a house wife while his father is a business man. He completed his schooling from the prestigious Hillwoods Academy situated in New Delhi.

Career[edit]

Manjot's father came to know that Chhavi Singh and Shubhra Komal were in Delhi scouting for actors and asked his son if he wanted to try it out. They went to Arvinder for an audition though Manjot had never acted before, even in school plays. After the audition the casting director of Dibakar Banerjee’s Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! rejected Manjot Singh for the role of the boy who grows up to be master thief Lucky. However Dibakar Banerjee knew he had found his Lucky. “Even though the casting director wasn’t convinced, I just put my foot down,” the director said.[1] After being selected, Manjot went to Manali for a week long acting workshop. He was asked to observe the way Abhay Deol walked, smiled and talked so that he could imitate that in his acting. He even wore a cheek pad so that his jaw would look as broad as Abhay Deol’s.[1] Manjot’s performance was well appreciated by the critics and he received the Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actor category. Later Manjot participated in a reality show Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 3 in 2010.

In the year 2012, Manjot starred in Udaan, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. Despite receiving positive reviews this film was a box office failure. Next year in 2012, Manjot signed up for a Punjabi musical drama flick titled Pure Punjabi, directed by Munish Sharma. The story around four close friends in Punjab who had a strong passion for music. The very same year he played the character role of Dimpy in Karan Johar’s coming-of-age romantic comedy film, Student of the Year, starring Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in the lead roles.

In 2013 Manjot starred in Fukrey directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba starring Vishakha Singh, Richa Chadda, Priya Anand, Ali Fazal and Pulkit Samrat. Film was a Hit and Manjot's performance was hugely appreciated.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2008 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Young Lovinder 'Lucky' Singh Won Filmfare Critics Award
2010 Udaan Maninder Singh
2011 Shaitan
2012 Pure Punjabi Param Punjabi Film
Student Of The Year Dimpy
2013 Fukrey Lali
What the Fish

Television[edit]

Critics on Manjot in his debut[edit]

  • Planet Bollywood: "Young Lucky (played marvellously by Manjot Singh)..." [2]
  • Rediff.com: "...young Lucky (brilliantly played by Manjot Singh)..."[3]
  • Reviewer Noyon Jyoti Parasara: "...Special mention is deserved by Manjot Singh, who plays the younger Lucky." [4]
  • Khalid Mohammad: "And there’s Lucky, as a callow teenager (excellently played by Manjot Singh)..." [5]

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