Arunoday Singh

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Arunoday Singh
Arunoday Singh at Esha Deol's wedding reception 05.jpg
Singh at Jism 2 premiere in 2012
Years active2009–present
LeeAnna Elton
(m. 2016; div. 2019)
Parent(s)Ajay Arjun Singh

Arunoday Singh is an Indian actor who appears primarily in Hindi films. His debut movie was Sikandar (2009). Singh has appeared in Rajshree Ojha's Aisha (2010), Sudhir Mishra's Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011), Pooja Bhatt's Jism 2 (2012), David Dhawan's Main Tera Hero (2014), and Ashutosh Gowariker's Mohenjo Daro (2016). He was also the protagonist in the film Buddha in a Traffic Jam (2016), by Vivek Agnihotri, dealing with the issue of naxalism. He also starred as a supporting actor in the 2018 Abhinay Deo film Blackmail. He also appeared in Ekta Kapoor produced web series Apaharan (2018).

Early and personal life[edit]

Singh is the grandson of Arjun Singh, an Indian politician who was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, and son of Ajay Singh (Rahul bhaiya) leader of opposition in Madhya Pradesh State assembly.[2]

He is an alumnus of Brandeis University,[3] having previously been educated at a boarding school in 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]


After finishing his studies he started giving auditions, and finally made his debut with Sikandar (2009), directed by Piyush Jha, playing a Kashmiri terrorist.[5] His second film was the ensemble romantic comedy-drama Aisha (2010), an adaptation of the novel Emma by Jane Austen directed by Rajshree Ojha, co-starring Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Ira Dubey, Cyrus Sahukar, Amrita Puri, Anand Tiwari and Lisa Haydon; he portrayed Dhruv Singh, a flirtatious playboy.[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 Konkana Sen Sharma Raima Sen, where he played the central character of a struggling film director. On December 13, 2016, he tied the knot with Lee Elton, who he met three years ago in Goa. Lee owns a cafe in Goa.[6]

The Cast & Crew of 'Jism 2' poses for the camera
Dino Morea, Arunoday Singh, Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda and Arko Pravo Mukherjee during Jism 2 promotions

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's comedy film Main Tera Hero opposite Varun Dhawan, Ileana D'Cruz and Nargis Fakhri; and the supernatural thriller film Pizza. His next release was Mr. X as Dr. Steve Rhodes opposite Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur. In 2016, Singh appeared in Ashutosh Gowariker's epic-adventure romance film Mohenjo Daro, alongside Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde.


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Sikandar Zahageer Qadir Hindustani Film
2010 Aisha Dhruv Singh
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
Pizza Mr. Ghost
Ungli Ricki
2015 Mr. X ACP Aditya Bhardwaj
2016 Buddha in a Traffic Jam Vikram Pandit Hindi -English Film
Mohenjo Daro Moonja
2017 Viceroy's House Asif (Huma's Fiancée) English Film
1971: Beyond Borders Lt. Col. Akram Raja Malayalam Film
2018 Love per Square Foot Kashin Malhotra released on Netflix
Blackmail Ranjit Arora

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2018 Apharan - Sabka Katega Rudra ALTBalaji
2019 The Chargesheet: Innocent or Guilty? Ranveer Pratap Singh ZEE5 [7]
2020 Lahore Confidential Rauf Ahmed Kazmi/Wasim Ahmed Khan ZEE5


  1. ^ "Arunoday Singh announces separation from wife Lee Elton, says 'we were very good at love, but couldn't survive reality'". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 11 May 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ Arunoday Singh Archived 30 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "No plans to join politics: Arunoday". The Times of India. 7 August 2010. Archived from the original on 20 April 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  4. ^ "No reservations". Indian Express. 25 July 2009. Archived from the original on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  5. ^ a b "Arunoday all set". The Times of India. 27 July 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Mirch". Indian Express. 10 December 2010. Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  7. ^ "The Chargesheet Innocent or Guilty review: This Arunoday Singh show only kills time". Hindustan Times. 8 January 2020. Retrieved 7 July 2021.

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