Shakti Singh (actor)

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Shakti Singh
शक्ति सिंह
Born (1955-10-09) 9 October 1955 (age 61)[1]
Other names Shaktee Singh
Occupation Actor
Voice Actor
Spouse(s) Janhavi Singh
Children Mansee Singh
Shivani Singh

Shakti Singh (Hindi: शक्ति सिंह Śakti Sinha, born: 9 October 1955) is an Indian actor who performs on Television programs and a voice actor who specialises with dubbing foreign films into the Hindi language. Mostly Hollywood films. He also dubs for Bollywood films for certain Indian actors that have poor Hindi knowledge.

His first name is also translated from Hindi to English under the name as: "Shaktee Singh", alternatively.

Live action television[edit]

Program title Airdate Role Channel Language Notes
Nukkad 1986-1988 Suresh DD National Hindi
Byomkesh Bakshi 1993, 1997 Inspector Sanyal Hindi appeared in episodes "Satyanweshi", "Necklace" and "Adrisya Trikon"
Naya Nukkad 1993-1994 Suresh Hindi Sequel series of Nukkad
Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi 2000-2008 Mansukh Virani Star Plus Hindi
Crime Patrol 2011-present Various Characters Sony TV Hindi
Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke 2012-2015 Dayal Garg Zee TV Hindi [2]
Siya Ke Ram 2015-2016 Valmiki Star Plus Hindi

Dubbing career[edit]

Shakti Singh had a well known career for dubbing foreign films, with mostly being Hollywood films. He has voiced over a total of much more than 50 films. Whenever he performed as a protagonist's voice or an antagonist's voice, Indian consumers can possibly recognise him by the sight of sound, but he is uncredited at the end credits for Hindi-dubbed foreign movies, due to having to modify the credits by adding in the Hindi dubbing staff, being at such high cost prices for theatrical releases.[3] For English-language films he has dubbed over several actors such as from Anthony Hopkins to Mel Gibson.[4] He is also said[according to whom?] to be the official Hindi dub-over artist for American actor George Clooney.

He also dubbed-over characters played by Indian actors for Bollywood movies, despite that the movies are already shot in Hindi, but due to the poor Hindi knowledge by some actors, Shakti has dubbed over for them, since the director couldn't allow them to use their real voices, due to the lack of the performers fluent Hindi language knowledge, since the actors that he dubbed over, weren't given the Hindi mother tongue language, when they were born. He has also dubbed Indian movies into Hindi that were originally done in a different Indian language, such as dubbing Telugu movies into Hindi.

Animated films[edit]

Year Film title Role Language Notes
1992 Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama Lakshmana Hindi An Indian-Japanese animated film.

Dubbing roles[edit]

Live action films[edit]

Animated films[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Happy Birthday to Naveen Saini, Karan Hukku and Shakti Singh". 9 October 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Shakti Singh in Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke". 22 May 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Hindi Dubbing Stars: A Grade Dubbing Artist-Shakti Singh". 1 October 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Hollywood movie dubbing comes of age in Hindi". 2 June 2004. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
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  6. ^ "Started by Roja and Jurassic Park, dubbing for Hollywood blockbusters becomes big business". 1995-11-15. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  7. ^ "Skyfall Dubbing Cast – Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Russian, Ukrainian". 21 June 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Race to Witch Mountain 2009 part 10 hindi.flv". 31 December 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Puss in Boots – Hebrew, Hindi and Hungarian Credits". 15 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 

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