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Upasana Singh is an Indian actress and stand-up comedian. Singh is known for her role as a deaf-mute in the 1997 film Judaai.[2] She played the character of "Bua" (paternal aunt) in the TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil and Tarawanti in the mad comedy show Nadaniyaan on BIG Magic.[3] She is popular for her onscreen style and Punjabi and funny English dialogue delivery. She has done numerous Bollywood films as well as regional cinema such as Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Rajasthani and Gujarati.

Upasana Singh
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Upasana Singh in 2009
Born (1970-06-29) June 29, 1970 (age 48)
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
Nationality Indian
Years active 1986 - present
Spouse(s) Neeraj Bharadwaj (m. 2009)[1]

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CareerEdit

Singh debuted in the 1986 Hindi movie Babul as the leading lady under the banner of Rajshri Productions. Thereafter, she appeared in the 1988 film Bai Chali Sasariye, which was revolutionary for Rajasthani cinema. Since then, she has acted in many regional films and is a known face in the Punjabi, Gujarati and Hindi film industry. She has also done numerous supporting roles for films such as Darr, Jawani Zindabad, Loafer, Judaai, Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Aitraaz, Old Is Gold, My Friend Ganesha, Golmaal Returns and Hungama.

Singh is known for her comic roles in films and television and has appeared in many popular series like Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat, Pari Hoon Main, Maayka, Ye Meri Life Hai, Bani - Ishq Da Kalma and Sonpari. Singh became a household name with her stint as Tarawanti on Nadaniyaan and the desperate "Bua" (paternal aunt) in the hit TV show Comedy Nights with Kapil, particularly for her trademark dialogue "Bittu, Kaun hai ye aadmi?" (Bittu, who is this man?).[4] Singh has also acted in Bollywood comedy movies such as Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Golmaal Returns. [5] In 2015, she played the role of Manjeet in Chalk N Duster, alongside Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi and Girish Karnad. [6]

In 2017, Singh bagged a role in Judwaa 2, alongside Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu. [7]

She has also been a part of the sequel of the popular Punjabi film Carry On Jatta, which was one of the highest grossing Punjabi films in India. The movie stars Gippy Grewal, Sonam Bajwa and Jaswinder Bhalla. She is currently playing the role of Panchami (Bebe), Pancham's mother SAB TV's comedy serial Jijaji Chhat Per Hain. [8]

Personal lifeEdit

Singh is married to actor Neeraj Bharadwaj, who has acted in many serials on Doordarshan and a few Hindi and Bhojpuri films as a hero and negative character too. They met and decided to get married, when working together for the serial Aye Dil-e-Nadaan.[9]

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Language Notes
1986 Babul Nandini aka Nannu Singh Hindi
1988 Bai Chali Sasariye Rajasthani
1989 Paap Ki Saza Hindi
1990 Jawani Zindabad Rosie Hindi
1991 Badla Jatti Da Laali Punjabi Antagonist
1992 Main Hoon Geeta Geeta Hindi Lead Role
Ganga Ki Vachan Ganga Hindi
Phoolwati Phoolwati Hindi
Sanam Tere Hain Hum Hindi
Insaaf Ki Devi Chandramukhi Hindi
1993 Aaj Ki Taaqat Hindi Lead Role
Dosti Ki Saugandh Hindi
Bedardi 'Mane sote diya jagay' (Item number) Hindi Cameo Appearance
Khoon Ka Sindoor Asha Hindi Lead Role
Darr Dancer at Marriage ceremony Hindi Cameo Appearance
1995 Ab To Jeene Do Hindi
Ashique Mastana Esha Hindi
1996 Loafer Woman flirted with Bhiku Hindi
Bhishma Bharti Verma Hindi
1997 Ganga Maange Khoon Hindi
Judaai Vaani (Harry's wife) Hindi
Krishna Arjun Meera Hindi
Deewana Mastana Neha's Aunt Hindi
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi Pratap's Girlfriend Hindi
1999 Sarfarosh Mala Hindi
2000 Kothewali Hindi
Bhai Thakur Janki Hindi
Badal Guler Mehndi's Wife Hindi
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Hindi
2002 Ek Aur Visphot Mala Hindi
Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya Kismis Hindi
Angaar -The Fire Hindi
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani Nikki, Vivek's Maid Hindi
2003 Talaash: The Hunt Begins... Herself Hindi Cameo Appearance (as Passengeron train)
Hum Hain Pyar Mein Herself Hindi
Ishq Vishk Kamlabai Hindi
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon Secretary Hindi
Hungama Dulari, Popat's wife Hindi
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Mrs. Surya Prakash Hindi
Mysteries Shaque Paramjeet Hindi
Aitraaz Kanchan Hindi
Hulchul Mrs. Surya Hindi
2005 Naari Ek Khilona? Janki Madam Hindi
Model - The Beauty Hindi
Mahiya - Call of Love Hindi
Jalwa - Fun In Love Manjit Kaur (Neha's Mausi) 'Munnu' Hindi
Raja Bhai Lagey Raho Herself (as Dr. Yuhi Lele's Patient) Hindi Cameo Appearance
Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! Mrs. Vishal Sharma Hindi
2006 Love In Japan Barkha Rani Hindi
Chand Ke Paar Chalo Lajjo Hindi
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Paramjeet G. Ghuggi Hindi
Aatma Shanta Hindi
Iqraar by Chance Kalawati 'Kal' Talwar Hindi
Hota Hai Dil Pyaar Mein Paagal Hindi
2007 Old Iss Gold (2007) Neha Hindi
My Friend Ganesha Gangu Tai Hindi
2008 Mr. Black Mr. White Sardar's wife Hindi
Don Muthu Swami Barkha Hindi
Hastey Hastey Mrs. Malhotra Hindi
Good Luck! Anjali M. Khurana Hindi
God Tussi Great Ho Maid Hindi
My Friend Ganesha 2 Gangu Tai Hindi
Golmaal Returns Lucky's customer Hindi Cameo Appearance
Chak De Phatte Don Shamsher Punjabi
Wattanaan Ton Door Punjabi
2009 Chal Chala Chal Chhaya U. Upadhyay Hindi
Ek: The Power of One Manjeet bua Hindi
2010 Idiot Box (2010) T.V. Mirchandani Hindi
2011 Who Is There Kaun Hain Wahan (film) Producer Ejaz Ahmed
2012 Jatt & Juliet Chhanno Kaur Punjabi
2013 Daddy Cool Munde Fool Mrs Pappy Punjabi
2014 Disco Singh Pammi Punjabi Bhupendra's wife
2015 Wedding Pullav Adi's mother Hindi
Control Bhaji Control Nikki ji Punjabi
P Se PM Tak Hindi
22g Tussi Ghaint Ho Gulabo (House wife) Punjabi
2016 Chalk n Duster Manjeet Hindi Teacher
2017 Judwaa 2 Leela Hindi Samaara's mother
2018 Carry on Jatta 2 Channo Punjabi

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel Notes/Sources
1997 - 2000 Jai Hanuman Mohini DD Metro
1997 Om Namah Shivay Mohini DD National
2000 - 2004 Sonpari Kaali Pari/Cruella aunti StarPlus Lead Antagonist
2002 Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani (TV series) Ganga Om Bhushan DD National
2004 - 2005 Ye Meri Life Hai Sony Entertainment Television
2004 Tamanna House Zee TV
2007 - 2009 Maayka Lovely Bua Zee TV
2007 - 2010 Dill Mill Gayye Sid's mom Star One
2008 - 2010 Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat Bhanumati StarPlus
2008 Pari Hoon Main Mamiji Star One
2011 - 2013 Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein Zee TV
2012 Yeh Zindagi Hai Gulshan DD National
2013 - 2014 Bani - Ishq Da Kalma Buaji Colors TV
2013 - 2016 Comedy Nights with Kapil Pinky Sharma/Pinky Bua (aunty) Colors TV Comic Role
2013 - 2017 Nadaniyaan Taravanti Verma, Nandu and Pappu's mother BIG Magic Lead Role
2015 - 2017 Santoshi Maa Madhu Pratap Singh &TV
2016 Comedy Nights Live Pinky Bua/Padosan Colors TV Comic Role
2016 - 2017 The Kapil Sharma Show Twinkle Sony Entertainment Television Comic Role[10]
2018 - present Jijaji Chhat Per Hain Panchami (Bebe), Pancham's mother SAB TV Comic Role, Protagonist's Mother

Other showsEdit

  • Lady Inspector
  • Patake Tha (Punjabi Serial)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://wholecelebwiki.com/neeraj-bhardwaj/
  2. ^ "Upasna Singh gets married". NDTV.
  3. ^ "Confirmed: Upasana Singh makes a come back to The Kapil Sharma Show". The Times of India. 13 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-14.
  4. ^ "Nobody can replace Sunil as Gutthi: Upasana Singh". IBN Live. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Upasana Singh to play cunning mother-in-law". Indian Express. 3 Aug 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ "'Chalk N Duster' team throws Iftar party". Indian Express. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  7. ^ Vats, Rohit (30 Sep 2017). "Judwaa 2 movie review: Doesn't make much sense but Varun Dhawan is Salman Khan 2.0". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  8. ^ "'Carry on Jatta 2': The trailer of the hysterical flick will be out tomorrow". Times of India. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Neeraj Bharadwaj Married to Upasana Singh".
  10. ^ "'The Kapil Sharma Show:' Navjot Singh Sidhu not quitting comedy show".