Kanwaljit Singh

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Kanwaljit Singh is an Indian actor who has performed in films as well as television serials. He has acted in Hindi as well as Punjabi films.

Kanwaljit hails from a Sikh family of Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. After graduation, he joined the Films and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. His first film was Dastaan-e-Laila Majnu followed by Hum Rahe Na Hum by Vijay Anand, Sharat and Shaque by Ketan Anand.

Two of his films, Hum Rahe Na Hum and Shaque, which he heavily banked on, did not do well at the box office. He was slotted as a failure, and it was around this time that he was introduced to television (the small screen, then was not a popular medium). His role as an illegitimate child, Satyavir in Ramesh Sippy’s mega serial Buniyaad gave him instant recognition. This earned him many offers, but even at that time he did take up anything that came his way. On the contrary he has always preferred to wait and do lesser but more meaningful roles. In the coming years he was approached with roles of his choice and thus serials like Saans, Family no. 1, Dard and Siski happened.

Married to actress Anooradha Patel, they have two sons, Sidharth, Aditiya and a god daughter, Mariam, residing in the United States. His hobbies are reading, philosophy, literature, and Urdu poetry, and his favourite sport is tennis. A voracious reader, he has read Salman Rushdie, Milan Kundera, Marque and Arundhati Roy. He admires European filmmakers and artists, his favourite Hollywood actors being Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Kevin Costner and Jack Nicholson.

Select Filmography

  1. Chhal: The Game of Death (2006) (pre-production)
  2. Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai (2006) .... Dr. R.K. Prasad
  3. 15 Park Avenue (2005) .... Sanjeev
  4. Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye (2005).... Col. Bhabus Shamsher Kapoor
  5. Dil Maange More!!! (2004).... Neha's father
  6. Asa Nu Maan Watna Da (Punjabi)(2004)
  7. "Saans" (1999) (mini) TV Series .... Gautam Kapoor
  8. Do Rahain (1997)
  9. Maachis (1996).... Inspector Vohra
  10. Jhoothi Shaan (1991).... Dinesh
  11. Akayla (1991) .... Insp. Ahmed aka Akela
  12. Amba (1990)
  13. Marhi Da Deeva (Punjabi)(1989)... aka The Lamp of the Tomb (India: English title)
  14. The Deceivers (1988) .... Gopal
  15. "Buniyaad" (1987) TV Series .... Satyavir
  16. Shart (1986).... Inspector Arjun Dutt
  17. Pyaari Bhabhi (1985)
  18. Farishta (1984).... Inspector Khanna
  19. Bhavna (1984)
  20. Hum Rahe Na Hum (1984)
  21. Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai (1984)
  22. Kalaakaar (1983) .... Doctor (Radha's groom)
  23. Jeevan Dhaara (1982) .... Prem Kumar Verma
  24. Satte Pe Satta (1982) .... Guru Anand
  25. Ashanti (1982) (as Kanwaljeet) .... Tony
  26. Lubna (1982)
  27. Pyaar Ke Rahi (1982) ... aka The Lovers
  28. Pyaas (1982) ... aka Thirst (International: English title)
  29. Shankar Hussain (1977)
  30. Qawwali Ki Raat (1964)
  31. Siyani (????) (TV)