Chandrachur Singh Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Chandrachur Singh


Chandrachur Singh is an Indian actor. He is known for playing the role of Kripal Pali Singh in the 1996 Hindi film ‘Maachis.’


Chandrachur Singh was born on Friday, 11 October 1968 (age 55 years; as of 2023) in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Libra.

A childhood picture of Chandrachur Singh with his mother

He did his schooling at Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun and The Doon School, Dehradun. He then did his training in Indian classical music at Vasant Valley School, Delhi. Later, he pursued his graduation at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 11″

Weight (approx.): 80 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Body Measurement(s): Chest 42″, Waist 34″, Biceps 14″


He belongs to a Sikh family.

Parents & Siblings

His father, Captain Baldev Singh (deceased), was an army officer and ex-MLA from Khair, Aligarh. His mother, Krishna Kumari Devi, is the daughter of the Maharaja of Bolangir in Orissa. He has two brothers named Abhimanyu Raj Singh and Aditya Narain Singh; both are film producers. His brother Abhimanyu Raj Singh is often confused with the Indian actor Abhimanyu Singh.

Chandrachur Singh’s parents and brother Aditya Singh

A picture of Chandrachur Singh’s brother Abhimanyu Singh

Wife & Children

On 10 May 1999, he got married to Avantika Mankotia.

Chandrachur Singh’s wedding picture

They have a son together named Shraanajai Singh (born in 2007), who has a YouTube channel named ‘TheUnusual Soul.’ However, Chandrachur and Avantika have separated, and Chandrachur is parenting his son singlehandedly.

Chandrachur Singh and his son


Reportedly, he was once engaged to the Indian model and TV host Meghna Reddy and TV actress Tanuja (Tanu) Vidyarthi.

Meghana Reddy



After completing his graduation, he started teaching music at Vasant Valley School, Delhi. He then worked as a history teacher at The Doon School in Dehradun.




In 1996, Singh made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Tere Mere Sapne’ as Rahul Mehta.

Tere Mere Sapne

In the same year, he appeared in another Hindi film ‘Maachis’ with which he gained immense popularity.


He then acted in various Hindi films like ‘Betaabi’ (1997), ‘Dil Kya Kare’ (1999), ‘Daag: The Fire’ (1999), ‘Josh’ (2000), ‘Kya Kehna’ (2000), and ‘Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya’ (2001).


In 2002, he appeared in the Hindi film ‘Bharat Bhagya Vidhata’ after which he took a break of four years from the films, and in 2006, he appeared in the Hindi film ‘Sarhad Paar.’

Bharat Bhagya Vidhata

He then acted in a few other Hindi films like ‘Zilla Ghaziabad’ (2013), ‘Aa Gaya Hero’ (2017), and ‘Cuttputlli’ (2022).

A still from the film Cuttputlli

Other Languages

In 2011, he played the role of Tanmay Patnaik in the Oriya film ‘Kemiti Ae Bandhana.’

Kemiti Ae Bandhana

He appeared in the Punjabi film ‘Just U & Me’ in 2013 in a supporting role.

A still of Chandrachur Singh from the Punjabi film Just U & Me

Singh has also appeared in a few English films like ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ (2013) and ‘Yadvi – The Dignified Princess’ (2017).

The Reluctant Fundamentalist


In 2012, he appeared in the episodic Hindi TV show ‘Savadhan India’ as Akshay which aired on Life OK.

A still of Chandrachur Singh from the TV show Savadhan India

Web Series

In 2020, he made his Hindi web series debut with the series ‘Aarya’ in which he played the role of Tej Sareen which streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.


In 2021, he appeared in another Hindi web series ‘Dil Bekaraar,’ streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.

Other Work

In 1990, he worked as an assistant director in the Hindi film ‘Awaargi.’ He has appeared in a few Hindi short films like ‘The Waiter in Slow Motion’ (1995) and ‘Let’s Talk’ (2013). He has lent his voice to a few songs from the Hindi films ‘Silsila Hai Pyar Ka’ (1999) and ‘Maruti Mera Dosst’ (2009). In 2012, he made his debut as a TV host with the Hindi TV show ‘Royal Rasoi’ which aired on the TV channel Food Food.

Chandrachur Singh in Royal Rasoi


  • 1997: Won Screen Awards for Best Debut Actor for the Hindi film Maachis
  • 2001: Nominated by Screen Awards for Best Supporting Actor for the Hindi film Josh
  • 2001: Nominated by Zee Cine Awards for Best Supporting Actor for the Hindi film Kya Kehna
  • 2001: Won Filmfare Award for Best Debut Actor for the Hindi film Maachis
  • 2001: Nominated by Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actor for the Hindi film Kya Kehna
  • 2001: Nominated by Awards of the International Indian Film Academy for Best Actor in Supporting Role for the Hindi film Josh
  • 2021: Nominated by IWM Digital Awards for the Most Popular Supporting Actor in a Web Series for the Hindi web series Aarya
  • 2021: Nominated by the Indian Film and Television Awards for Best Actor in a Series for the Hindi web series Aarya

Car Collection


Chandrachur Singh in his Innova car


  • His family and friends call him Rocky.
  • In childhood, he participated in various school theatre plays and ramleelas. He has also performed in various festivals in his village.
  • While he was studying in college, he decided to become an IAS or IFS Officer. However, after he received an offer of a film from Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited, a film production company, he decided to make his career in acting.
  • His hobbies are cooking, singing, and doing mimicry.
  • He is a religious person and often visits various temples and masjids.

    Chandrachur Singh in a temple

  • He has been featured on the cover of various magazines.

    Chandrachur Singh featured on a magazine cover

  • In one of the episodes of the TV show Koffee With Karan, the Indian actor Salman Khan said that the role of Aman in the Hindi film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ (1998) was accepted by him even when actors like Saif Ali Khan and Chandrachur Singh who were unemployed at that time rejected the offer. However, Singh got upset over this and on Instagram comments he wrote “Jhoot Salman Ka.” Later, he deleted the comment.

    Chandrachur Singh’s Instagram comments

  • In 2009, while he was skiing in Goa, he lost his grip on the ski. The speed of the boat became so high that his right hand was pulled off his shoulder joint. After the accident, he was immediately rushed to a hospital and was on bed rest for a few months. He did not have good work for around eight years. He also gained weight as he could not exercise.
  • He loves watching a few films like ‘Life of Pi’ (2012; English) and ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (2013; Hindi).
  • In 2017, he was replaced by the Indian actor Chetan Pandit in the Hindi TV series ‘Sher-e-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh’ which aired on Life OK. He was supposed to play the role of the grandfather of lead actor Ranjit Singh.
  • In 2022, the netizens compared his looks with the Indian politician Shashi Tharoor.

    A collage of Shashi Tharoor and Chandrachur Singh

  • He follows a non-vegetarian diet.
  • He is well-versed in various languages such as Bengali, English, Hindi, and Oriya.
  • He often consumes alcohol at parties.

    Chandrachur Singh holding a glass of alcohol