Manjot Singh

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Manjot Singh
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Born7 July 1992 (1992-07-07) (age 26)
OccupationActor
Years active2008–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.

He went to audition for Dibakar Banerjee's Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, though Singh had never acted before, even in school plays. After the audition, the casting director of 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, Varun Sharma and Pulkit Samrat.

Filmography[edit]

Films[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
Zoya
Azhar Navjot Singh Sidhu Released
2017 Jab Harry Met Sejal Sartaj Unreleased Deleted Scene
The Zero Line
Penalty Post Production [2]
Fukrey Returns Lali Released
2018 Morjim Sam Post Production
2019 Sonchiriya
2019 Student of the Year 2 Commentator Dimpy
2019 Arjun PatialaFilms that have not yet been released
2019 Dream GirlFilms that have not yet been released Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2010 Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi Level 3 Contestant Colors TV
2018 What's Your Status Baljinder Singh Ultra Shorts [3]
College Romance Trippy The Timeliners [4]
2019 Made in Heaven - Episode 2 (Web Series) Joginder Sethi Amazon Prime

Critics on Manjot in his debut[edit]

  • Planet Bollywood: "Young Lucky (played marvellously by Manjot Singh)..." [5]
  • Rediff.com: "...young Lucky (brilliantly played by Manjot Singh)..."[6]
  • Reviewer Noyon Jyoti Parasara: "...Special mention is deserved by Manjot Singh, who plays the younger Lucky." [7]
  • Khalid Mohammad: "And there’s Lucky, as a callow teenager (excellently played by Manjot Singh)..." [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oye Lucky Indian Express, 22 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Prachi Desai walks out of her next film 'Penalty'". mid-day. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Web series a great opportunity in showbiz: Manjot Singh". Business Standard.
  4. ^ "College Romance - The Timeliners". The Viral Fever.
  5. ^ Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! - movie review by Amodini Sharma - Planet Bollywood
  6. ^ Review: Oye Lucky Lucky Oye
  7. ^ [1] Archived 16 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ [2][dead link]

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