Gracy Singh

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Gracy Singh
Gracy Singh at Lagaan 10 Year Celebration at Taj Lands End in Mumbai (cropped).jpg
Singh at Lagaan ten year celebrations
Born (1980-07-20) 20 July 1980 (age 36)[1]
New Delhi, India[1]
Occupation
  • Actress
  • dancer
Years active 1997–present

Gracy Singh (born 20 July 1980)[1] is an Indian actress. She is best known for her role of Gauri in the 2001 epic sports-drama Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India.[2] Singh is also a trained Bharatnatyam and Odissi dancer.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Born in Delhi, India,[1] Singh began her career touring with the dance group "The Planets".[3] Her first acting role was in the television soap, Amanat, which was telecast on Zee TV.[5] She then appeared in supporting roles in the films Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain (as Kajol's younger sister) and Hu Tu Tu.[6] This finally led her to star opposite Aamir Khan in Ashutosh Gowariker's epic sports-drama Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India, where she played a village belle. She was nominated in this role for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut,[7] and won the Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female.[8]

Post Lagaan, Singh appeared in a few successful films in Hindi and Telugu including Munnabhai M.B.B.S.[6] and Santosham. She has also starred in Punjabi films such as Lakh Pardesi Hoye[9] and a Malayalam film Loudspeaker directed by Jayaraj.[10]

In 2015, Singh returned to television, playing Goddess Santoshi in the mythological series Santoshi Maa on &TV.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film/TV show Role Language Notes
1997-2002 Amanat Dinky or Amrita Hindi TV series for Zee TV
1998 Prithviraj Chauhan Chakori Hindi TV series for Doordarshan
1999 Hu Tu Tu Shanti Hindi
1999 Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain Maya Hindi Credited as Gracy
2001 Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Gauri Hindi Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Actress
Won—Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
Won—IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female
Won—Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut
2002 Santosham Padmavathi Telugu Dubbed in Hindi as Pehli Nazar Ka Pehla Pyaar
2002 Tappu Chesi Pappu Kudu Radhika Rani Telugu
2003 Armaan Dr. Neha Mathur Hindi
2003 Gangaajal Anuradha Hindi
2004 Munnabhai M.B.B.S. Dr. Suman "Chinki" Asthana Hindi
2004 Muskaan Muskaan Hindi
2004 Shart: The Challenge Sonam Hindi
2005 Wajahh: A Reason to Kill Trishna Bhargava Hindi
2005 Yehi Hai Zindagi Vasundhara Rao Hindi
2006 The White Land Sudha Patel Hindi
2006 Choodiyan Simran Hindi
2007 Lakh Pardesi Hoiye Neha Punjabi
2007 Chanchal Chanchal Hindi
2008 Deshdrohi Sonia Patil Hindi
2008 Dekh Bhai Dekh Babli Lala Hindi
2009 Vighnaharta Shree Siddhivinayak Herself Hindi Guest appearance
2009 Loudspeaker Annie Malayalam
2009 Aseema Prof. Aseema L. Patnayak Hindi
2009 Meghave Meghave Charmi aka Chandramukhi Kannada
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna Gauthami Telugu Cameo appearance
2010 Ramdev Shilpa Telugu
2011 Milta Hai Chance By Chance Megha Hindi
2011 Sai Ek Prerna Herself Hindi Guest appearance
2011 Andhala Doctor Maria Marathi
2012 Dangerous Ishq Maharani Meerabai Hindi
2012 Aappan Pher Milange Gulaab Punjabi
2012 Qayamat Hi Qayamat Herself Hindi Special appearance in a song
2012 Baba Ramsaa Peer Dalibai Gujarati
2013 Janta V/S Janardan - Bechara Aam Aadmi Hindi
2013 Mahabharat Aur Barbareek Morvi Hindi
2013 Blue Mountain Vani Sharma Hindi
2013 Samadhi Mukto Bengali[12]
2015 Chooriyan Bride Punjabi
2015–present Santoshi Maa Santoshi Maa Hindi TV series for &TV

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Gracy Singh". Indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2016-08-26. Gracy is actually from Punjab, but born in Delhi on July 20, 1980. 
  2. ^ Jha, Sumit (9 July 2016). "Gracy Singh: TV has a wider reach than cinema now". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  3. ^ a b Bhayani, Viral. "Gracy Singh performs". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Gracy's Foot Forward". Indian Express. 31 March 2001. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Unnikrishnan, Chaya (14 August 2015). "First Gracy Singh, now Sakshi Tanwar!". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  6. ^ a b Shrivastava, Vipra (26 November 2015). "Lagaan actress Gracy Singh back on TV after 13 years". India Today. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  7. ^ "Gracy Singh Awards". One India. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "'Lagaan', 'DCH' sweep Screen awards - Nation". The Tribune. Chandigarh, India. United News of India. 20 January 2002. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  9. ^ Mathur, Siddhartha (14 December 2009). "Here's Gracy!". The Indian Express. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  10. ^ "Gracy Singh in Loud Speaker". Sify. Retrieved 2016-08-26 – via Moviebuzz. 
  11. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (23 November 2015). "Gracy Singh repeats her 'Lagaan' look on TV". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  12. ^ Ghosh, Madhusree (17 November 2013). "Samadhi Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 

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