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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 29 June 1970 (age 47)
Hoshiarpur, Punjab, India
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. [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

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1986 Babul Nandini alias Nannu Singh
1988 Bai Chali Sasariye Rajasthani
Paap Ki Saza
1992 Aaj Ki Taaqat Lead Actress
1993 Darr Dancer at Marriage ceremony
Jawani Zindabad Rosie
1991 Badla Jatti Da Laali Punjabi
1992 Main Hoon Geeta
Ganga Ka Vachan
Phoolwati Phoolwati
Sanam Tere Hain Hum
Insaaf Ki Devi
1993 Aaj Ki Taqat
Dosti Ki Saugandh
Bedardi 'Mane sote diya jagay' (Item number)
Khoon Ka Sindhoor
1995 Ab To Jeene Do
1996 Police Ke Ghar Mein
Loafer
Bhishma Bharti Verma
Ashique Mastana
1997 Ganga Mange Khoon
Judaai Vaani (Harry's wife)
Krishna Arjun
Deewana Mastana Neha's Aunt
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi
1999 Sarfarosh Mala
2000 Kothewali
Bhai Thakhur
Badal Guler Mehndi's Wife
Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai
2002 Vishpot Mala
Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya
Angaar -The Fire
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani Nikki
2003 Talaash...The Hunt Begins Herself
Hum Hain Pyar Mein Herself
Ishq Vishk Kamlabai
Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
Hungama Dulari
2004 Mujhse Shaadi Karogi Mrs. Surya Prakash
Mysteries Shaque
Aitraaz Kanchan
Hulchul Mrs. Surya
2005 Naari Ek Khilona? Janki Madam
Model - The Beauty
Mahiya - Call of Love
Jalwa - Fun In Love Mausi
Raja Bhai Lagey Raho
Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! Mrs. Vishal Sharma
2006 Love In Japan Barkha Rani
Chand Ke Paar Chalo Lajjo
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Paramjeet Ghuggi
Aatma
Iqraar - By Chance Kalawati
Hota Hai Dil Pyaar Mein Paagal Post-Production
2007 Old Is Gold Neha
My Friend Ganesha Gangu Tai
2008 Mr White Mr Black
Don Muthuswami Barkha
Hastey Hastey
Good Luck!
God Tussi Great Ho Maid
My Friend Ganesha 2 Gangu Tai
Golmaal Returns
Chak De Phatte Don shamsher
Wattanaan Ton Door
2009 Chal Chala Chal Chaya
Ek: The Power of One
2010 Idiot Box T.V. Mirchandani
2011 Who Is There Kaun Hain Wahan (film) Producer Ejaz Ahmed
2012 Jatt & Juliet Chhanno Kaur
2013 Daddy Cool Munde Fool Mrs Pappy
2014 Disco Singh
2015 Wedding Pullav Completed
2015 Control Bhaji Control Nikki ji
2015 P Se PM Tak
2015 22g Tussi Ghaint Ho Gulabo (House wife)
2016 Chalk n Duster Manjeet
2017 Judwaa 2 Leela
2018 Carry on Jatta 2 Channo Releasing June 1st

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