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Overview (1)

Born in Delhi, India

Mini Bio (1)

Gracy Singh is a unique combination of star quality and a girl next door appeal. With amazing hits to her name, she has carved a name for herself in the field of acting and dance. She is known for her amazing roles in Lagaan, Munnabhai M.B.B.S, Armaan and Gangajaal. Gracy is equally committed to her spiritual quest. As a member with the Brahma Kumaris, She is a much loved and respected by the BK family.

Born and brought up in Delhi, in a traditional Sikh family; Gracy's passion for acting and dance goes back to her school days. She started taking Bharat Natyam lessons during her vacations, while studying at Manav Sthali School. Finishing school in the mid-nineties, she joined a dance troupe called "Planets" and started performing on stage, simultaneously pursuing her graduation in Arts. Around this time, she also traveled to Bombay for a few modeling assignments, ad films and dance shows. In 1997 came the break, when she tested successfully for the TV serial 'Amanat'. Television became Gracy's real school for acting, where she developed gradually as an actress. The success of the serial gave Gracy the right platform. In 2001, she endeared herself to movie audiences in her first leading role as Gauri in Oscar nominated film Lagaan alongside Aamir Khan . She won the viewers with her rustic looks and a neat performance in the celebrated film. Gracy's soft and endearing personality went in her favor and she became the part of the film that created history.The year 2003 marked the release of three of her films 'Armaan', 'Gangajaal' and 'Munna Bhai MBBS'. MBBS was another super hit film. Gracy turns out to be the actress with best ratio of hits to her credit. With a few successful films under her belt, Gracy accepted more offbeat roles. Gracy also became an accomplished classical dancer. She performed her first theater project "Radhika" (Dance Drama) in 2006.More substantial roles followed, she got few successful films to her credit in regional language such as "Santosham" (Telugu), "Loudspeaker"(Malyalam) and "Rama Rama Krishna Krishna"(Telugu). She also starred in Punjabi films such as "choodiyan". Gracy formed her Dance Troupe in 2009 and involved herself in creating stage performance, depicting the rich cultural heritage of India, to show women in a better light, etc. She is equipped with technical skill and full of innovative ideas. Everyone who has seen Gracy perform is struck by her unique thought process and fresh approach to dance. While deeply rooted in tradition she has evolved her own individual style.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Shrooms Creatives

Trivia (9)

Gracy was in the dance group "The Planets" along with Ronica Jacobs.She performed/toured with them for 2-3 years.It was during one of the shows that she was introduced Sanjiv Bhattacharya and got her first acting job as "Dinky" in the soap opera Amaanat.
During her screen test for Lagaan, Gracy was asked to dance to the song "Hothon pe aisi baat", which was originally played by Vyjanthimala in the film Jewel Thief.
Was offered the role of "Sapna" in Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003) but turned it down because it required her to wear revealing clothes. Neha Dhupia later got that role.
Was supposed to star in a Hindi film called "Dil Dhadke Bar Bar" along with Amisha Patel and Karan Nath that was supposed to be released in 2003 and directed by Anees Bazmee.However,the project never developed further.
In Cuttak, Orissa, India filming for her new Bengali movie "Aseema - Beyond Boundaries". [September 2007]
In Nepal filming her new Kannada movie "Meghave Meghave" [August 2007]
Starred in the shelved film "Gandhi Se Pehle Gandhi" . Starring Samir Kocchar, Gracey Singh. Directed by Iqbal Durrani. The film was based on freedom fighter Bisra Mundra.
She is perhaps the only actress who rejected movies and like disappeared. She did it in Hindi, she did it in Telugu. It can mean only thing. That she is in peace or is terribly messed up.
She is perhaps the only actress who rejected movies and disappeared. She did it in Hindi, she did it in Telugu.

Personal Quotes (10)

[on her experience in Shart: The Challenge (2004)]: "It is a nice experience working within a southern set-up. Good directors is what I always look out for when I sign a movie. The story of this film is in itself not very great but the way he projected it was superb. Jagannathji has also written the script of this triangular love story."
[on her character in the film Wajjah...A Reason to Kill]: "I'm just playing a sensitive girl, a very strong character, who has family relations - parents and a person that she loves and wants to spend her life with. There can be no comparisons between this character and any other that I've done before."
[response to rumor that she slapped director of Desh Drohi]: "I am really amazed as to how all these silly rumours about me slapping an assistant director on the sets started. Do I look the kind who would physically abuse anyone? Wah yaar! Why don't these guys write the scripts for the films? They will do really well!
[on the action stunts in Desh Drohi (2008)] I am high on action these days and really loving all those dhoom-dhadaam scenes and bike racing stunts. Although I hurt myself a couple of times, but I still carried on doggedly with those complicated fight sequences. I think people will like me in this new avatar.
[opinion of Amir Khan] Aamir is an actor with a purpose, he thinks about the masses and what strikes a right chord with them. That is the reason that his films almost always carry a social message, and at the same time are very entertaining too. In this sense, he is way ahead of others.
[on her experience in Aseema: Beyond Boundaries (2007)] Aseema is based on an award-winning novel by Shailaja Kumari Aparajita Mahanti. It's a woman centric film, which is very inspiring. It's an opportunity I'm getting to contribute to the cause of womanhood through the medium of cinema. I'm sure Aseema will touch everyone's hearts, as the film's content is very strong.
[on baring her body for a film] I will only do roles that I can identify with and which I can watch in front of my parents. The look has to be true to the role.
[opinion on item numbers] Dancing is my passion but I wouldn't do an item number. I would like to be true to my culture.
[response to her flops] You can't predict a film's future. For me, each film is equally important and I'm as involved with one movie as with the other. Cinema is a director's medium and I can say that there has been nothing lacking from my side. I have grown as an actor and I don't regret doing any film.
[on why her career is/was at a standstill] I don't think anything went wrong! Ups and downs are a part of every actor's life. I'm very proud to be a part of this profession and fortunate to play some strong characters on screen.

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