Name: Arunoday Singh
Born: 16th February, 1983
Marital Status: Single
Awards: He earned a nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 18th Star Screen Awards for his performance in ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’.
Trivia: Although from a political family, Arunoday Singh chose films over politics. His keen interest has earned him a place in the Hindi film industry, and he has proved through his films that he is here to stay.
Biography: Born in 1983 to a Rajput family in Madhya Pradesh, Arunoday Singh is the son of Ajay Singh, leader of opposition of MP State Assembly. His late grandfather, Arjun Singh, was the former Chief Minister and Union Minister. He completed his education from a boarding school in Kodaikanal, after which he studied in Brandeis University.
The acting bug bit Singh when he watched actor Marlon Brando in ‘On the Waterfront’. Once he completed his graduation, he studied acting in New York Film Academy and performed in many plays. A series of auditions, and soon he bagged a role in Piyush Jha’s 2009 film ‘Sikandar’. Singh played a Kashmiri terrorist in the film.
The 6’ 4” tall actor also bagged a supporting role in Anil Kapoor’s 2010 home production ‘Aisha’ starring Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol. Although the film was not very successful, he got more noticed than his first film. In the same year, he played the main character of a struggling filmmaker in Vinay Shukla’s Mirch. The film also starred Raima Sen and Konkona Sen Sharma.
Arunoday Singh’s last released film ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’ saw his deliver his best performance so far. The intensity and power with which he played his character alongside Irrfan Khan and Aditi Rao Hydari earned him a nomination for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role at a popular award ceremony.
Singh’s latest upcoming film is Pooja Bhatt’s erotic thriller ‘Jism 2’ opposite Canadian porn-star Sunny Leone. The film, where he plays an intelligence officer, also stars Randeep Hooda and will hit the theatres on 3rd August.