Sunny Singh (actor)

Sunny Singh Nijjar is an Indian actor.[2] Singh made his film debut with a brief role in Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (2011), followed by a role in Akaash Vani (2013). His first commercial success was the buddy film Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 (2015), his highest-grossing release came in 2018 with the comedy Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.[3] Sunny Singh is all set to play Lakshman in Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan starrer Adipurush directed by Om Raut.[4]

Sunny Singh
Sunny Nijar graces the HT Style Awards 2018.jpg
Singh at the HT Styles Awards in 2018
Born
Sunny Singh Nijjar[1]

(1985-10-05) 5 October 1985 (age 35)
NationalityIndian
OccupationActor
Years active2007–present

Early lifeEdit

Singh was born to stunt director Jai Singh Nijjar, a Nijjar jat originally from Punjab, who has been a stunt director for numerous films such as Chennai Express (2013) and Shivaay (2016).[5]

CareerEdit

Singh made his television debut in 2007 through the Star Plus-popular running series Kasautii Zindagii Kay, where he played the love interest of the character played by Kratika Sengar. Later, he played Karan in the 2009 series Shakuntala.

Singh began his film career in 2011 with Madhur Bhandarkar's comedy Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, where he made a cameo appearance in the concluding scene alongside Emraan Hashmi and newcomer Chetna Pande. The film was a modest success. His first starring role was as an abusive husband, Ravi, alongside Kartik Aaryan and Nushrat Bharucha in Luv Ranjan's romantic drama Akaash Vani, which was a commercial failure.[6]

Singh reteamed with Aaryan, Ranjan and Bharucha for Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, a sequel to the 2011 film Pyaar Ka Punchnama and co-starring Aaryan, Bharucha, Omkar Kapoor, Ishita Raj Sharma and Sonnalli Seygall. With a worldwide total of 88 crore (US$12 million), it emerged as his first commercial success.[7] His highest-grossing release came in 2018 when he teamed up with the trio for the third time in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.[8]

Singh had a cameo appearance in Akiv Ali's directorial debut, De De Pyaar De, a romantic comedy film produced by Ranjan, about a 50-year-old businessman who falls in love with a 26-year-old girl, and starring Ajay Devgn opposite Rakul Preet Singh and Tabu.[9] He also starred in Smeep Kang's comedy film Jhootha Kahin Ka alongside Kapoor and Jimmy Sheirgill.

Singh's first release as a lead actor was Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 producer Abhishek Pathak's directorial debut Ujda Chaman, which was based on the concept of baldness.[10] His performance was appreciated but the film only become a moderate hit.[11]

Singh latest release was Jai Mummy Di, a romantic comedy starring Seygall, Supriya Pathak, and Poonam Dhillon. The film, written and directed by Navjot Gulati and produced again by Ranjan, was released on 17 January 2020[12] to poor response.

As of March 2021, he has joined the cast of Adipurush as Lakshmana, an upcoming Indian bilingual hindu mythological film based on Ramayana. The film directed by Om Raut stars Prabhas as Adipurush.[13]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji Akash Kanwar Cameo appearance
2013 Akaash Vani Ravi Sharma
2015 Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 Siddharth 'Chauka' Gandotra
2018 Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Titu Sharma
2019 De De Pyaar De Akash Sehgal Cameo appearance
Jhootha Kahin Ka Karan Pandey
Ujda Chaman Chaman Kohli
Pati Patni Aur Woh Durgesh 'Doga' Kanojia Cameo appearance
2020 Jai Mummy Di Puneet "Punnu" Khanna
2022 Adipurush Lakshmana[14] Telugu-Hindi bilingual film

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
2007 Kasautii Zindagii Kay Saksham
2009 Shakuntala Karan

Music videoEdit

Year Title Singer Label Ref.
2020 "Holi Mein Rangeele" Mika Singh, Abhinav Shekhar, Pallavi Ishpuniyani BLive Music [15]

ReferenceEdit

  1. ^ Desk, India TV News (23 February 2021). "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety turns 3: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Sunny Singh goes down memory lane". www.indiatvnews.com.
  2. ^ "Sunshine boy". Filmfare. 29 January 2019. Retrieved 1 October 2019.
  3. ^ "I don't fear being judged as a misogynist: Kartik Aryan on 'protecting best friend from a gold digger'". Hindustan Times. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Adipurush: Kriti Sanon joins Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan for the magnum opus as Sita; FIRST PICS OUT". Bollywood Bubble. 12 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  5. ^ Sunny Singh: I’m not a star son, so I don’t understand that space well, Hindustan Times, OCT 05, 2020.
  6. ^ Vyavahare, Renuka (25 January 2013). "Akaash Vani". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 review: This sequel is hilarious". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  8. ^ "'Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety' box office collection Day 5: Sunny Singh, Nushrat Bharucha and Kartik Aryan's film collects Rs 4.50 crore – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Actor Sunny Singh's cameo in De De Pyaar De is winning hearts all over". 24 May 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  10. ^ "'Ujda Chaman' actor Sunny Singh shares feelings about being a solo lead in upcoming film". The Indian Wire. 30 October 2019. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Ujda Chaman movie review: This Sunny Singh, Maanvi Gagroo's film lacks depth in depiction". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 19 May 2020.
  12. ^ "Sunny Singh and Sonnalli Seygall's film Jai Mummy Di to release on January 17. See new motion poster". India Today. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  13. ^ "Adipurush: Kriti Sanon joins Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan for the magnum opus as Sita; FIRST PICS OUT". Bollywood Bubble. 12 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  14. ^ "Adipurush: Kriti Sanon joins Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan for the magnum opus as Sita; FIRST PICS OUT". Bollywood Bubble. 12 March 2021. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  15. ^ "Check Out Popular Hindi Holi Song Music Video - 'Holi Mein Rangeele' Sung By Mika Singh and Abhinav Shekhar | Hindi Video Songs - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 29 July 2021.