Chandrachur Singh

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Chandrachur Singh
Chandrachur Singh.jpg
Singh in 2010
Born (1968-10-11) 11 October 1968 (age 47)
New Delhi, India
Other names Rocky[1]
Years active 1996–2009

Chandrachur Singh (born 11 October 1968) is an Indian actor, who works in Bollywood films. He won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut for his performance in Maachis.

Early life[edit]

Chandrachur Singh is a native of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He was born on 11 October 1968 in New Delhi, India. His father is an ex-MP from Khair, Uttar Pradesh and his mother is the daughter of the Maharaja of Bolangir in Odisha. He attended Welham Boys' School, The Doon School, Dehradun and St. Stephens, New Delhi. He was a music teacher in Doon School before his acting career took off.

Personal life[edit]

Singh has two younger brothers : Aditya Singh and Abhimanyu Singh.[2]


Chandrachur Singh made his acting debut in 1996 in Tere Mere Sapne which was produced under Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited. Later that year he starred alongside Tabu in Maachis for which he won the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.He appeared in several films which failed to do well but he had success with his lead roles in the multi-starrers Daag: The Fire (1999) opposite Sanjay Dutt, Kya Kehna (2000) opposite Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan and Josh (2000) opposite Aishwarya Rai and Shah Rukh Khan.

After initial successes, his career went into a low, because of multiple dislocation of his shoulder joint, which he suffered while water skiing in Goa. Because of the pain on his shoulder, he couldn't work out or stay fit which caused him to gain weight and lose roles. His last few releases included Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa (2001), Bharat Bhagya Vidhata (2002) and the delayed release Sarhad Paar which was shot in 2002 and released in 2006. All three films did average business at the box office.

In 2012, he made a comeback with Chaar Din Ki Chandni. The film featured Tusshar Kapoor, Kulraj Randhawa, Anupam Kher, Om Puri and Farida Jalal in lead roles amongst others. Chaar Din Ki Chandni received mixed response from critics, and turned out to be a flop at most places in Box office India. From 2012–present, he has joined Bollywood once again as an actor. He last worked on his second comeback, titled Zilla Ghaziabad which had been delayed for years, however got released in August 2013.


Year Award Show Award Film Winner
1996 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Debut Award Maachis Yes
2000 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Kya Kehna No


Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
Title[1] Year Role
Tere Mere Sapne 1996 Rahul Mehta
Maachis 1996 Kripal Singh 'Pali'
Betaabi 1997 Sameer
Sham Ghansham 1998 Sham
Dil Kya Kare 1999 Som Dutt
Daag: The Fire 1999 Ravi Varma
Silsila Hai Pyar Ka 1999 Abhay Sinha
Josh 2000 Rahul
Kya Kehna 2000 Ajay
Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa 2001 Ravi
Junoon 2002
Bharat Bhagya Vidhata 2002 Shabbir Jehangir Khan
Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse 2005
Sarhad Paar 2006 Ravi
Maruti Mera Dost 2009
Kemiti Ae Bandhana (Oriya movie) 2011 Tanmay Patnaik
Chaar Din Ki Chandni 2012 Prithvi Singh
Zilla Ghaziabad 2013 Karamvir
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (film) 2013 Bandy Uncle
Hum Tum Aur Ghost 2Films that have not yet been released 2014


  1. ^ a b "Chandrachur Singh Biography". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Sibling revelry. 27 May 2003.

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