Navdeep Singh (director)

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Navdeep Singh
Born (1966-10-11) 11 October 1966 (age 56)
OccupationDirector, writer, advertisement maker
Years active1999–present

Navdeep Singh (born 1966) is an Indian film director and writer. He is best known for his Bollywood film, NH10.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Delhi to an Army officer and travelled across India when he was young. He graduated in Delhi and started an animation studio with a friend, one of the first in India. He studied film-making at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, graduating in 1997. He lived in the US for eight years and two years in London before moving back to India in 2000.[1]


After graduating Singh directed commercials and music videos for UGround and Cognito in LA, and Great Guns in London.[citation needed] He then moved to Mumbai in 2001 and has directed a number of award-winning commercials.[citation needed]


His debut in Bollywood with feature film Manorama Six Feet Under, a murder mystery, was critically acclaimed. It is regarded [2] as one of the best noir films.[3]

After a gap of seven years and two aborted films, his 2015 thriller film NH10, with Anushka Sharma's home production and in the lead, was commercially successful.[4] The film is about honour killing and patriarchy.

His next release was the period action film Laal Kaptaan starring Saif Ali Khan as a bounty hunter on a revenge spree. The film was released in 2019. [5]

He is working on his next film, Kaneda, pronounced the way some rural Punjabis pronounce Canada. The film is about the rise and fall of a Punjabi gangster in Vancouver. The film stars Diljit Dosanjh, Arjun Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Pooja Hegde. It's produced by Vikramaditya Motwane and Vijay Saini. He might also work on making the first ever movie adaptation of a graphic novel in India.

Personal life[edit]

He married Madhavi Singh in 1989. He has two children. His daughter Nayantara Singh was born in 1993 and his son Rudraveer Singh was born in 1999.


Year Film Language Notes
2007 Manorama Six Feet Under Hindi
2015 NH10 Hindi
2019 Laal Kaptaan Hindi
TBA Kaneda Hindi


  1. ^ Published: Monday, September 17, 2007, 12:11 [IST] (17 September 2007). "Navdeep Singh speaks about his debut film". Filmibeat. Retrieved 29 April 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ "best indian neo-noir films". 22 February 2017.
  3. ^ "'NH10′ talks about friction between different Indias: Director Navdeep Singh". The Indian Express. 16 February 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Anushka Sharma to team up with 'NH 10' director Navdeep Singh". 25 April 2015. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Saif Ali Khan put himself in a vulnerable position for Laal Kaptaan: Navdeep Singh". The Indian Express. 6 October 2019. Retrieved 28 June 2022.

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