Name: Manjot Singh
Birthdate: 7th of July, 1992
Awards: In the year 2009, Manjot Singh won the prestigious Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actor category for his performance in the film ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’ directed by Dibakar Banerjee and starring Abhay Deol, Neetu Chandra and Paresh Rawal.
Biography: Manjot Singh, the Indian film actor was born on the 7th of July in the year 1992 into a Sikh background. His mother works in the government agency while his father is a doctor. He completed his schooling from the prestigious Hillwoods Academy situated in New Delhi.
Manjot Singh’s first entry into Bollywood was through Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’. Initially Dibakar Banerjee’s casting director rejected Manjot for the role of Lucky, the protagonist in the film, but luckily Dibakar Banerjee somehow had faith in Manjot and decide to try him out. Manjot, who never in his life had acted before, soon went to Manali for a week to learn acting through a workshop programme. Manjot was told to imitate Abhay Deol and he also had to wear a cheek pad so as to make his jaw appear broad just like Abhay Deol. In the film, Manjot’s role was that of a young boy by the name of Lucky who later grew up to be a master thief. Manjot’s performance was well appreciated by the critics and he received the Filmfare Critics Award for the Best Actor category.
In the year 2012, Manjot starred in ‘Udaan’, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. Despite receiving positive reviews this film was a box office failure. Next year in 2012, Manjot signed up for a Punjabi musical drama flick titled ‘Pure Punjabi’, directed by Munish Sharma and starring Karan Kundra, Dhriti Saharan, Sangram Singh, Kanwar Zorawar Singh, Nav Bajwa and Manjot Singh himself. The story around four close friends in Punjab who had a strong passion for music. The very same year Manjot Singh 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, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.
Another upcoming release of Manjot Singh in 2013 is a film called ‘Fukrey’ directed by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba and starring Vishakha Singh, Richa Chadda, Priya Anand, Ali Fazal, Pulkit Samrat and Manjot himself.