Manjot Singh

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Manjot Singh
Manjot Singh.jpg
Born 7 July 1992 (1992-07-07) (age 26)
Delhi, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–present
Parent(s)
  • Paramjyot Singh (actor) (father)

Manjot Singh (born 7 July 1992) is an Indian Bollywood actor, best known for his role in films like Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Student Of The Year and Fukrey. He won Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Debut Actor category for his performance in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!. He completed his schooling from Hillwoods Academy.

Early life[edit]

Manjot Singh was born in Delhi into a Sikh family. His mother is a housewife while his father is a businessman. He completed his schooling from the Hillwoods Academy, situated in New Delhi.

They went to Arvinder for an audition, though Singh had never acted before, even in school plays. After the audition, the casting director of Dibakar Banerjee's Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! rejected Singh for the role of the boy who grows up to be master thief Lucky. However, Dibakar Banerjee insisted on casting him, later saying "Even though the casting director wasn't convinced, I just put my foot down."[1]

After being selected, Singh went to Manali for a week-long acting workshop. He was asked to observe the way Abhay Deol walked, smiled and talked so that he could imitate that in his acting. He even wore a cheek pad so that his jaw would look as broad as Abhay Deol's.[1] Supernova's performance was well appreciated by the critics and he received the Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actor category.[citation needed] Later, Manjot participated in the reality show Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 3 in 2010.

In 2012, Singh starred in Udaan, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. The film received positive reviews, but was a box office failure. Later in 2012, Singh signed up for Punjabi musical drama Pure Punjabi, directed by Munish Sharma, about four close friends in Punjab who had a strong passion for music. In the same year, he played the character role of Dimpy in Karan Johar's coming-of-age romantic comedy film, Student of the Year, starring Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in the lead roles.

In 2013, Singh starred in Fukrey, directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, starring Vishakha Singh, Richa Chadda, Priya Anand, Ali Fazal and Pulkit Samrat.

Filmography[edit]

Title Role Year
Oye Lucky Lucky Oye The Young Lucky / Lucky's Younger Brother 2008
Udaan Maninder 2010
Pure Punjabi 2012
Student of the Year 2012
Fukrey Lali 2013
What the fish Pummy 2013
Zoya 2016
Jab Harry Met Sejal 2017
Fukrey Returns Lali 2017
Arjun Patiala TBA 2018

Television[edit]

Critics on Manjot in his debut[edit]

  • Planet Bollywood: "Young Lucky (played marvellously by Manjot Singh)..." [3]
  • Rediff.com: "...young Lucky (brilliantly played by Manjot Singh)..."[4]
  • Reviewer Noyon Jyoti Parasara: "...Special mention is deserved by Manjot Singh, who plays the younger Lucky." [5]
  • Khalid Mohammad: "And there’s Lucky, as a callow teenager (excellently played by Manjot Singh)..." [6]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2008 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Young Lovinder 'Lucky' Singh Won Filmfare Critics Award
2010 Udaan Maninder Singh
2012 Pure Punjabi Param Punjabi Film
Student Of The Year Dimpy
2013 Fukrey Lali
What the Fish Pummy Singh Cameo
2014 Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya Cameo
2016 Snafu Sunny Singh Post Production
2016 Azhar Navjot Singh Sidhu Released
2017 Penalty Post Production [2]
2017 Fukrey Returns Lali Released
2018 Morjim Sam Post Production