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Manjot Singh
Born Manjot Singh
1993
Stevenson Ranch, California, USA
Occupation Film actor/Student at Flintridge Prep
Years active 2008 – present
Spouse(s) bachelor

Manjot Singh is a teenage Indian actor. He debuted in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, for which he garnered many positive reviews. He also won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for his role. This has been his only movie so far.

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Childhood

Manjot Singh was born in a Sikh family to a businessman dad and a housewife mom, Amrit Kaur.

Debut

Manjot’s father, an engineer, got to know that Gagan Singh and his team were in Delhi scouting for actors and asked his son if he wanted to try it out. They went to Arvinder for an audition thought Manjot had never acted before, even in school plays. After the end of the audition, the casting director of Dibakar Banerjee’s Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! rejected Manjot Singh for the role of the boy who grows up to be master thief Lucky. However Dibakar Banerjee knew he had found his Lucky. “Even though the casting director wasn’t convinced, I just put my foot down,” the director said.[1]

From the audition, Manjot went to Manali for a weeklong 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]

Next films

Manjot has a small role in Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal, which stars Saif Ali Khan. He wants to be an actor when he grows up.[1]

Award

Critics on Manjot in his debut

  • Planet Bollywood: "Young Lucky (played marvellously by Manjot Singh)..." [2]
  • Rediff.com: "...young Lucky (brilliantly played by Manjot Singh)..."[3]
  • Reviewer Noyon Jyoti Parasara: "...Special mention is deserved by Manjot Singh, who plays the younger Lucky." [4]
  • Khalid Mohammad: "And there’s Lucky, as a callow teenager (excellently played by Manjot Singh)..." [5]

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