Shakti Singh (actor)

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Shakti Singh
शक्ति सिंह
Born 9 October [1]
India
Other names Shaktee Singh
Occupation Actor
voice actor

Shakti Singh (Hindi: शक्ति सिंह Śakti Sinha, born: 9 October) is an Indian actor who performs on Television programs and a voice actor who specialises with dubbing foreign films into the Hindi language. Mostly Hollywood films. He also dubs for Bollywood films for certain Indian actors that have poor Hindi knowledge.

His first name is also translated from Hindi to English under the name as: "Shaktee Singh", alternatively.


Live Action Television[edit]

Program title Airdate Role Language Episodes Notes
Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 5/21/2012-Current Dayal Garg Hindi 155 Airs on Zee TV.[2]

Dubbing career[edit]

Shakti Singh had a well known career for dubbing foreign films, with mostly being Hollywood films. He has voiced over a total of much more than 50 films. Whenever he performed as a protagonist's voice or an antagonist's voice, Indian consumers can possibly recognise him by the sight of sound, but he is uncredited at the end credits for Hindi-dubbed foreign movies, due to having to modify the credits by adding in the Hindi dubbing staff, being at such high cost prices for theatrical releases.[3] For English-language films he has dubbed over several actors such as from Anthony Hopkins to Mel Gibson.[4] He is also said to be the official Hindi dub-over artist for American superstar actor, George Clooney.

He also dubbed-over characters played by Indian actors for Bollywood movies, despite that the movies are already shot in Hindi, but due to the poor Hindi knowledge by some actors, Shakti has dubbed over for them, since the director couldn't allow them to use their real voices, due to the lack of the performers fluent Hindi language knowledge, since the actors that he dubbed over, weren't given the Hindi mother tongue language, when they were born.

Dubbing Roles[edit]

Live Action films[edit]

Film title Actor Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year release Dub Year release Notes
Meri Taqat Shiyaji Shinde Janardan Hindi 2006 2006 Due to the actor's poor Hindi knowledge, The directors for these films, could not allow the actors to use their real voices, so Shakti has dubbed for them to disguise their voices, despite that the movies were already shot in Hindi.
Mahanayak Jay Prakash Reddy M.L.A Hindi 2007 2007
Arya Ek Deewana Shiyaji Shinde Raja Reddy Hindi 2009 2009
The Super Khiladi Shri Hari Indu's Father Hindi 2010 2010
Mera Badla Venktesh Duggubati Dr. Vijay Hindi 2010 2010
Karz Chukana Hai Prakash Raj Thakur Hindi 2012 2012
Iron Monkey Yu Rongguang Yang Tianchun/Iron Monkey Hindi Cantonese Chinese 1993 Unknown
The Phantom James Remar Quill Hindi English 1996 1996
Titanic Billy Zane Caledon Nathan "Cal" Hockley Hindi English 1997 1998 Also aired on UTV.
Men in Black Tommy Lee Jones Agent K Hindi English 1997 1997
Men in Black II Tommy Lee Jones Agent K Hindi English 2002 2002
Men in Black III Tommy Lee Jones Agent K Hindi English 2012 2012 Samay Raj Thakkar voiced the young version of this character.
The Sixth Sense Bruce Willis Dr. Malcolm Crowe Hindi English 1999 1999
The Matrix Hugo Weaving Agent Smith Hindi English 1999 1999
The Matrix Reloaded Hugo Weaving Agent Smith Hindi English 2003 2003 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar
The Matrix Revolutions Hugo Weaving Agent Smith Hindi English 2003 2003
The Mummy Brendan Fraser Rick O' Connell Hindi English
Arabic
Ancient Egyptian
1999 1999
The Mummy Returns Brendan Fraser Rick O' Connell Hindi English
Arabic
2001 2001
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Brendan Fraser Rick O' Connell Hindi English
Mandarin Chinese
Sanskrit
2008 2008
The Bone Collector John Benjamin Hickey Doctor Barry Lehman Hindi English 1999 2010 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar. Hindi dubbed TV version.
Gladiator Joaquin Phoenix Commodus Hindi English 2000 2000
The 6th Day Tony Goldwyn Michael Drucker Hindi English 2000 2000
Rush Hour 2 John Lone Ricky Tan Hindi English
Mandarin Chinese
Cantonese Chinese
2001 2001
Black Hawk Down Jason Isaacs Captain Steele Hindi English 2001 2001
Swordfish John Travolta Gabriel Shear Hindi English 2001 2001 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar
XXX Samuel L. Jackson Augustus Gibbons Hindi English
German
Spanish
Russian
Czech
2002 2002
XXX: State of the Union Samuel L. Jackson Augustus Gibbons Hindi English 2005 2005
Spider-Man Willem Dafoe Norman Osborn/Green Goblin Hindi English 2002 2002 Performed alongside with Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Kristen Dunst as Mary Jane Watson in Hindi.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Geoffrey Rush Captain Barbossa Hindi English 2003 2003 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Hindi.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Bill Nighy Devi Johns Hindi English 2006 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Bill Nighy Devi Johns Hindi English 2007 2007
X2: X-Men United Hugh Jackman Logan/Wolverine Hindi English 2003 2003
X-Men: The Last Stand Hugh Jackman Logan/Wolverine Hindi English 2006 2006
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Hugh Jackman Logan/Wolverine Hindi English 2009 2009
X-Men: First Class Oliver Platt CIA Agent Hindi English 2011 2011
Underwood Shane Brolly Kraven Hindi English 2003 2003
The Day After Tomorrow Dennis Quaid Professor Jack Hall Hindi English 2004 2004
King Kong Thomas Kretschmann Captain Englehorn Hindi English 2005 2005
Casino Royale Daniel Craig James Bond Hindi English 2006 2006
Skyfall Daniel Craig James Bond Hindi English 2006 2006 Shakti's name was mentioned on the Hindi dub credits of the DVD release of the film, also containing the Tamil, Telugu, Russian and Ukrainian credits.[5]
Next Nicolas Cage Cris Johnson Hindi English 2007 2007
Shoot 'Em Up Paul Giamatti Karl Hertz Hindi English 2007 2007
The Taking of Pelham 123 Denzel Washington Walter Garber Hindi English 2009 2009
Race to Witch Mountain Ciarán Hinds Henry Burke Hindi English 2009 2009 Performed alongside with Mohan Kapoor. The Hindi dub was re-titled as: "Resa Tisari Duniya Taka", which translates to: "Race to Third World". After the original ending credits for the DVD release of the Hindi dub, Shakti Singh's name was mentioned on the Hindi dubbing credits, and it's also written in the Hindi language. [6]
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Rainn Wilson Profossor R.A Colan Hindi English 2009 2009 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar
Twilight Billy Burke Charlie Swan Hindi English 2008 2008
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Billy Burke Charlie Swan Hindi English 2009 2009
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Billy Burke Charlie Swan Hindi English 2010 2010
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Billy Burke Charlie Swan Hindi English 2011 2011
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Billy Burke Charlie Swan Hindi English 2012 2012
The Wolfman Anthony Hopkins Sir John Talbot Hindi English 2010 2010
The Expendables Eric Roberts James Munroe Hindi English 2010 2010
Clash of the Titans Liam Neeson Zeus Hindi English 2010 2010
Wrath of the Titans Liam Neeson Zeus Hindi English 2012 2012
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Gary Sweet Lord Drinian Hindi English 2010 2010
Cowboys & Aliens Daniel Craig Jake Lonergan Hindi English 2011 2011
Thor Anthony Hopkins Odin Hindi English 2011 2011 Performed alongside with Chetanya Adib who voiced Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson in Hindi.
Iron Man 2 Samuel L. Jackson Nick Fury Hindi English 2010 2010 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Samay Raj Thakkar who voiced Mark Ruffalo as Dr. Bruce Banner/Hulk in Hindi.
The Avengers Samuel L. Jackson Nick Fury Hindi English 2012 2012
John Carter Willem Dafoe Green Tarks's Emperor Hindi English 2012 2012 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar.
The Mask of Zorro Anthony Hopkins Diego De La Vega Hindi English 1998 1998 Performed alongside with Rajesh Khattar who voiced Antonio Banderas as Alejandro Murrieta/Zorro. And also with Mona Ghosh Shetty who voiced Catherine Zeta-Jones as Elena Montero.
Thor: The Dark World Anthony Hopkins Odin Hindi English 2013 2013
Man of Steel Russell Crowe Jor-El Hindi English 2013 2013
The Wolverine Hugh Jackman Logan/Wolverine Hindi English 2013 2013 Performed alongside with Sanket Mhatre who voiced Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada.
Tron legacy Bruce Boxleitner Alan Bardley/Tron Hindi English 2010 2010 Performed alongside with Chetanya Adib who voiced Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn and Mohan Kapoor who voiced Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn/Clu in Hindi.
Mission: Impossible III Philip Seymour Hoffman Owen Davian Hindi English 2006 2006 Performed alongside with Viraj Adhav who voiced Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Hindi.

Animated films[edit]

Film title Original Voice Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
Finding Nemo Albert Brooks Marlin Hindi English 2003 2003
Puss in Boots Guillermo del Toro Commandante Hindi English 2011 2011 Hindi dub released theatrically and also for Home media releases and Television airings. He was credited as: "SHAKTEE SINGH". [7]
Turbo Samuel L. Jackson Whiplash Hindi English 2013 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Birthday to Naveen Saini, Karan Hukku and Shakti Singh Tellychakkar.com". Tellychakkar.com. 9 October 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Shakti Singh in Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke Tellychakkar.com". Tellychakkar.com. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hindi Dubbing Stars: A Grade Dubbing Artist-Shakti Singh". Blogspot.com. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hollywood movie dubbing comes of age in Hindi". IndiaGlitz.com. 2 June 2004. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Skyfall Dubbing Cast – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Russian, Ukrainian". YouTube.com. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Race to Witch Mountain 2009 part 10 hindi.flv". YouTube.com. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Puss in Boots – Hebrew, Hindi and Hungarian Credits". 15 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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