Name: Chandrachur Singh
Birthdate: 11th of October, 1968
Marital Status: Chandrachur Singh tied the knot to AvantikaKumari. AvantikaKumari, who was the daughter of Ajai Singh used to study at the prestigious St Lawrence School, Sanawar. This couple now has a son by the name of Shraanajai Singh.
1) In the year 1996, Chandrachur Singh was declared the winner for the Filmfare Best Debut Award for his performance in the film ‘Maachis’ (1996), directed by Gulzar.
2) Four years later in the year 2000, he was nominated for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for the film, ‘Kya Kehna’, directed by Kundan Shah.
Biography: Chandrachur Singh was born on the 11th of October in 1968 at New Delhi in India.Chandrachur’s mother belongs to the highly affluent family of the Maharaja of Bolangir in the state of Orissa and Chandrachur’s father is a former MLA from the city of Khair in Aligarh district. He pursued his education from the prestigious Doon School in Dehradun as well as from St. Stephens in Delhi. Before he started getting success in the field of acting, he had been teaching music to the students at The Doon School.
Chandrachur Singh, first came into the Bollywood film industry in the year 1996 when he was offered a role in the Joy Augustine directed ‘Tere Mere Sapne’. The very same year she also appeared in another film called ‘Maachis’, directed by Gulzar and it had Tabu, Om Puri and Jimmy Shergill in its cast crew. Following ‘Maachis’, he starred in various other films such as ‘Betaabi’, ‘Sham Ghansham’ and ‘Dil Kya Kare’, which did not fetch him much of a success. He did derive some amount of success in the multi starrer films like ‘Daag: The Fire’, directed by Raj Kanwar and starring Sanjay Dutt, Mahima Chaudhry and Shakti Kapoor. He was also successful in the Kundan Shah directed ‘Kya Kehna’ (2000) where he starred alongside Saif Ali Khan, PreityZinta, Farida Jalal and AnupamKher. He also starred in Mansoor Khan’s ‘Josh’ (2000) opposite Shahrukh Khan and AishwariyaRaiBachhcan.
There was a point of time in between his career when he had dislocated his shoulder joint while he was water skiing in the waters of Goa, due to which he suffered a setback professionally. Due to this problem, Chandrachur could not work out in order to keep himself fit and as a result he gained a fair amount of weight for which he could not sign up for specific roles.
In the year 2012, Chandrachurstarred in Samir Karnik’s ‘Chaar Din Ki Chandni’, starring Farida Jalal,Tusshar Kapoor, Om Puri, AnupamKherand Kulraj Randhawa. This film failed miserably at the box office and it got mixed reviews from the critics. Presently, he is working on another project called ‘Zila Ghaziabad’, directed by Anand Kumar and starring Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, MinisshaLamba, VivekOberoi, PareshRawal, Sunil Grover and Ravi Kishan. This film will be hitting the screens on the 22nd of February, 2013. Apart from this film, he has also signed up for Mira Nair’s political thriller film titled ‘The Reluctant Dundamentalist’. This film is based on a novel called ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ written by a Pakistani author by the name of Mohsin Hamid.
Some of his filmography includes ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ (1996), ‘MohabbatHoGayiHaiTumse’ (2005), ‘Dil Kya Kare’ (1999), ‘Maachis’ (1996), ‘Betaabi’ (1997), ‘Sham Ghansham’ (1998), ‘Daag: The Fire’ (1999), ‘Josh’ (2000), ‘Kya Kehna’ (2000), ‘SilsilaHaiPyarKa’ (1999), ‘Junoon’ (2002), ‘Bharat BhagyaVidhata’ (2002), ‘SarhadPaar’ (2006), ‘MarutiMera Dost’ (2009),‘AamdaniAtthaniKharchaRupaiyaa’ (2001), ‘KemitiAeBandhana’ (2011), ‘Char Din Ki Chandni’ (2012), ‘Zilla Ghaziabad’ (2013) and‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ (2013).