Bobby Singh (cinematographer)

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Bobby Singh (1974 - December 25, 2012) was a noted Indian cinematographer who worked in Bollywood, most known for films like Gangster (2006), Life in a Metro (2007), The Dirty Picture (2011) and Queen (2014).[1] He died following an asthma attack in Goa on December 25, 2012 at the age of 38.[2]


Singh started his career in 1999, as an assistant cameraman in Shehzaade directed by Raj N. Sippy, was assistant cameramen in Sarfarosh (1999) and later also did additional photography for Ghajini (2008) directed by A. R. Murugadoss. Eventually, he made his debut as an independent cinematographer with crime thriller Gangster (2006) directed by Anurag Basu, and starring Shiney Ahuja, Emraan Hashmi and debutant Kangna Ranaut. He worked again with Basu in acclaimed Life in a Metro (2007). His next big film was Milan Luthria's National Film Award-winning biopic The Dirty Picture (2011) starring Vidya Balan.[2][3]

He died suddenly following an asthma attack on December 25, 2012, at the age of 38. At the time, he was on a holiday in Goa, with wife and son.[4] At the time of his death he had completed the shooting of Special Chabbis, which was released posthumously in February 2013. He had shot 90 percent of Kangana Ranaut starrer Queen directed by Vikas Bahl, which was eventually released in 2014.[3][5]


Personal life[edit]

He was married to Radhika and the couple had a son Sumer, and lived in Mumbai, while his parents stayed in Ahmedabad. He even had 2 dogs. One of them immediately died after bobby's death as they were so close to him[6]


  1. ^ "The Dirty Picture cinematographer Bobby Singh dies, B-town mourns". Hindustan Times. December 26, 2012. Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 
  2. ^ a b "Cinematographer Bobby Singh passes away". India Today. December 26, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Bollywood expresses shock over Bobby Singh's death". movies. December 27, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Cinematographer Bobby Singh passes away". DNA India. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 
  5. ^ "Anurag Basu stunned by cinematographer Bobby Singh's death". The Times of India. December 27, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 
  6. ^ "Cinematographer Bobby Singh passes away". Indian Express. December 27, 2012. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 

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