Singh in 2010
11 October 1968
New Delhi, India
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
which was produced under Tere Mere Sapne Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited. Later that year he starred alongside Tabu in for which he won the Maachis 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 (1999) opposite Daag: The Fire Sanjay Dutt, (2000) opposite Kya Kehna Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan and (2000) opposite Josh 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 (2001), Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa 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
. The film featured Chaar Din Ki Chandni 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 which had been delayed for years, however got released in August 2013. Zilla Ghaziabad
Filmography [ edit ]
Denotes films that have not yet been released
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