Gracy Singh

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Gracy Singh
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Born (1980-07-20) 20 July 1980 (age 42) [1]
  • Actress
  • dancer
Years active1997–2021

Gracy Singh (born 20 July 1980) is an Indian actress who primarily works in Hindi films. She is best known for her role in the films Lagaan and Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. [2] Singh is also a trained Bharatnatyam and Odissi dancer. [3] [4]



Born in Delhi, India, [1] Singh began her career touring with the dance group "The Planets". [3] Her first acting role was in the 1997 television soap, Amanat . In 1999 she was seen in Bengali Film Sundori Bou. She then went on to star opposite Aamir Khan in Ashutosh Gowariker's epic sports-drama Lagaan , where she played a village belle. She was nominated in this role for the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut,[ citation needed ] and won the Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female. [5]

Post Lagaan, Singh appeared in a few successful films in Hindi and Telugu including Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. [6] and Santosham . She has also starred in Punjabi films such as Lakh Pardesi Hoye [7] and a Malayalam film Loudspeaker directed by Jayaraj. [8]

In 2015, Singh returned to television, playing Goddess Santoshi in the series Santoshi Maa on &TV. [9] [10]


1999 Hu Tu Tu ShantiHindi
Hum Aapke Dil Mein Rehte Hain MayaHindiCredited as Gracy
2001 Lagaan GauriHindi Screen Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Female
IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female
Zee Cine Award for Best Female Debut
Nominated—Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut
Nominated—IIFA Award for Best Actress
2002 Santhosham Padmavathi Telugu Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress – Telugu
Dubbed in Hindi as Pehli Nazar Ka Pehla Pyaar
Tappu Chesi Pappu Koodu Radhika RaniTelugu
2003 Armaan Dr. Neha MathurHindi
Gangaajal AnuradhaHindi
Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. Dr. Suman "Chinki" AsthanaHindi
2004 Muskaan MuskaanHindi
Shart: The Challenge SonamHindi
2005 Wajahh: A Reason to Kill Trishna BhargavaHindi
Yehi Hai Zindagi Vasundhara RaoHindi
2006The White LandSudha PatelHindi
2007Lakh Pardesi HoiyeNeha Punjabi
Chanchal ChanchalHindi
2008 Deshdrohi Sonia PatilHindi
2008 Dekh Bhai Dekh Babli LalaHindi
2009Vighnaharta Shree SiddhivinayakHerselfHindiGuest appearance
2009 Loudspeaker Annie Malayalam
2009AseemaProf. Aseema L. PatnayakHindi
2009 Meghave Meghave Charmi aka Chandramukhi Kannada
2010 Rama Rama Krishna Krishna GauthamiTeluguCameo appearance
2011Milta Hai Chance By ChanceMeghaHindi
Sai Ek PrernaHerselfHindiGuest appearance
Andhala DoctorMaria Marathi
2012 Dangerous Ishq Maharani MeerabaiHindi
Aappan Pher MilangeGulaabPunjabi
Qayamat Hi QayamatHerselfHindiSpecial appearance in a song
Baba Ramsaa PeerDalibaiHindi
2013 Janta V/S Janardan - Bechara Aam Aadmi Hindi
Mahabharat Aur Barbareek MorviHindi
Blue Mountains Vani SharmaHindi
Samadhi Mukto Bengali [11]
2015 Chooriyan SimranPunjabi


1997–2002 Amanat Amrita
1998Prithviraj ChauhanChakori
2015–2017 Santoshi Maa Santoshi Maa / Sadhvi Maa
2020–2021 Santoshi Maa - Sunayein Vrat Kathayein Santoshi Maa


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