Gracy Singh

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Gracy Singh
Gracy Singh.jpg
Gracy Singh Performing Bharatanatyam at Pune, 2007.
Born (1980-07-20) 20 July 1980 (age 37)[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] 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,[6] and won the Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female.[7]

Post Lagaan, Singh appeared in a few successful films in Hindi and Telugu including Munnabhai M.B.B.S.[8] 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 series Santoshi Maa on &TV.[11][12]

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
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
Tappu Chesi Pappu Kudu Radhika Rani Telugu
2003 Armaan Dr. Neha Mathur Hindi
Gangaajal Anuradha Hindi
2004 Munnabhai M.B.B.S. Dr. Suman "Chinki" Asthana Hindi
Muskaan Muskaan Hindi
Shart: The Challenge Sonam Hindi
2005 Wajahh: A Reason to Kill Trishna Bhargava Hindi
Yehi Hai Zindagi Vasundhara Rao Hindi
2006 The White Land Sudha Patel Hindi
Choodiyan Simran Hindi
2007 Lakh Pardesi Hoiye Neha Punjabi
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
Ramdev Shilpa Telugu
2011 Milta Hai Chance By Chance Megha Hindi
Sai Ek Prerna Herself Hindi Guest appearance
Andhala Doctor Maria Marathi
2012 Dangerous Ishq Maharani Meerabai Hindi
Aappan Pher Milange Gulaab Punjabi
Qayamat Hi Qayamat Herself Hindi Special appearance in a song
Baba Ramsaa Peer Dalibai Gujarati
2013 Janta V/S Janardan - Bechara Aam Aadmi Hindi
Mahabharat Aur Barbareek Morvi Hindi
Blue Mountains Vani Sharma Hindi
Samadhi Mukto Bengali[13]
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. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Unnikrishnan, Chaya (14 August 2015). "First Gracy Singh, now Sakshi Tanwar!". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  6. ^ "Gracy Singh Awards". One India. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "‘Lagaan’, ‘DCH’ sweep Screen awards - Nation". The Tribune. Chandigarh, India. United News of India. 20 January 2002. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 
  8. ^ Shrivastava, Vipra (26 November 2015). "Lagaan actress Gracy Singh back on TV after 13 years". India Today. 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. ^ Santoshi Maa
  13. ^ Ghosh, Madhusree (17 November 2013). "Samadhi Movie Review". The Times of India. Retrieved 2016-08-26. 

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