Chandrachur Singh, the doe-eyed actor. he was known as Chandrachur ‘Maachis‘ Singh in Bollywood as his next movie ‘Maachis‘ won him all the glory he was overwhelmed with and in a night he was the craze of girls.
A history teacher in the Doon School, Dehradun, Chandrachur Singh aka Rocky entered the big bad world of movies, thanks to Gulzar and good friend, Bobby Deol, who happens to be Chandrachur’s brother’s closest buddy.
His career has been a mixed bag: hits and misses. Rocky or Churu, as his friends fondly call him, was actually discovered by A.B.C.L for their debut venture, “Tere Mere Sapne” which also stared Arshad Warsi, Simran and Priya Gill. The film being a hit, saw Chandrachud racing ahead of his co-stars. Thereafter, his “Maachis” with Tabu, also became a critical rage across the country. Chandrachur, yesterday’s newcomer, had arrived! His second venture “Betaabi” (with Anjala Zaveri) bombed at the box-office, so did Sharbani Deodhar’s “Silsila Hai Pyaar Ka” with Karisma Kapoor. Another addition to his kitty of flops was Ashok Ghai’s “Shyam Ghanshyam” (with Arbaaz Khan and Pooja Batra), which didn’t even get an opening. Suddenly Chandrachur became cold property. Touchwood, his next release “Daag-The Fire” (with Sanjay Dutt and Mahima Chaudhary) did average business. He even did a cameo in Ajay Devgan’s home-production “Dil Kya Kare” (opposite Mahima). But as they say fortune favors the brave, luck seems to have come to Chandrachur’s rescue again. With “Kya Kehna” proving to be a mediocre runner (he even bagged a Filmfare nomination for this movie) and Venus’ “Josh” (with Shahrukh Khan, Priya Gill, Aishwarya Rai and Sharad Kapoor) becoming a hit, Churu saw a ray of hope. Apparently, he has been signed up for an untitled project opposite Shilpa Shetty’s sister, Shamita. Chandrachur, rumouredly, had a fling with VJ Meghna Reddy and Mahima Chaudhary, but he’d rather not discuss all that.
Today, he’s happily married to Avantika Mankotia, a politician’s daughter from Kangra, and believe it or not, he’s a trained classical singer as well!
Awards Done By Chandrachur Singh
- 1996 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Debut Award Maachis Yes
- 2000 Filmfare Award Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award Kya Kehna No
Films Done By Chandrachur Singh
- Tere Mere Sapne 1996 Rahul Mehta
- Maachis 1996 Kripal Singh ‘Pali’
- Betaabi 1997 Sameer
- Sham Ghansham 1998 Sham
- Dil Kya Kare 1999 Som Dutt
- Daag: The Fire 1999 Ravi Varma
- Silsila Hai Pyar Ka 1999 Abhay Sinha
- Josh 2000 Rahul
- Kya Kehna 2000 Ajay
- Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiyaa 2001 Ravi
- Junoon 2002
- Bharat Bhagya Vidhata 2002 Shabbir Jehangir Khan
- Mohabbat Ho Gayi Hai Tumse 2002 Raj
- Sarhad Paar 2006 Ravi
- Maruti Mera Dost 2009
- Kemiti Ae Bandhana (Oriya movie) 2011 Tanmay Patnaik
- Chaar Din Ki Chandni 2012 Prithvi Singh
- Zilla Ghaziabad 2013 Karamvir
- The Reluctant Fundamentalist 2013 Bandy Uncle
- Hum Tum Aur Ghost 2Films that have not yet been released 2014
- Aa Gaya Hero 2017
- Yadvi – The Dignified Princess 2017 Maharaja Bhupinder Singh
Television Done By Chandrachur Sing
- Aarya 2020 Hotstar Tej Sareen