Manjot Singh
Born
Manjot Singh

7 July 1992 (1992-07-07) (age 29)
OccupationActor
Years active2008–present
Parent(s)
  • Paramjyot Singh (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 and education

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.

Career

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 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]

Critics on Manjot in his debut

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.

In 2019, Singh Starred in Penalty directed by Shubham Singh, Starring Kay Kay Menon, Shashank Arora, Mohit Nain.[6]

Filmography

Films

Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released
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
2017 Jab Harry Met Sejal Sartaj Deleted Scene
The Zero Line
Fukrey Returns Lali
2018 Morjim Sam
2019 Student of the Year 2 Commentator Dimpy
Arjun Patiala
Penalty Ishwerjot Singh Dhillon
Dream Girl Smiley Singh
TBA Fukrey 3 dagger Lali

Television

Key
Series that have not yet been released Denotes series that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2010 Khatron Ke Khiladi Contestant Colors TV Reality show
2018 What's Your Status Baljinder Singh YouTube [7]
2018-2021 College Romance Trippy Netflix & Sony LIV [8]
2019 Made in Heaven Joginder Sethi Amazon Prime Video
2020 Zindagi inShort Amrik Singh Flipkart Video
2021 Chutzpah dagger TBA Sony LIV

References

  1. ^ a b Oye Lucky Archived 11 May 2020 at the Wayback Machine Indian Express, 22 February 2009.
  2. ^ "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! - movie review by Amodini Sharma - Planet Bollywood". Archived from the original on 17 April 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Review: Oye Lucky Lucky Oye". Archived from the original on 17 March 2009. Retrieved 18 March 2009.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 16 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 June 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Web series a great opportunity in showbiz: Manjot Singh". Business Standard. Archived from the original on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  8. ^ "College Romance - The Timeliners". The Viral Fever. Archived from the original on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 4 December 2018.