Bhupinder Singh is an Indian actor, writer, producer, film director, model, and entrepreneur who has worked in many films and TV serials in different languages. He made headlines in December 2023 after shooting a man dead over a dispute at his farm.
Bhupinder Singh aka Bhupinder Pritam Singh Zauba Corp aka Bhupinder Singh Virk Facebook – Bhupinder Singh was born on Sunday, 18 May 1969 (age 54 years; as of 2023) in Kuan Khera village in the Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh, India. His zodiac sign is Taurus. Due to a severe flood in his village during his childhood, he and his family moved to Kalagarh, Uttarakhand where he lived at house number A-54 of New Colony. He later did his schooling at St. George’s College, Mussoorie. Facebook – Bhupinder Singh In 1990, he moved to Mumbai to pursue an acting career.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 80 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His mother’s name is Rajkumari Pritam Kaur. He had a paternal elder stepbrother named Arvind Singh who was murdered in the early 2000s.
Wife & Children
He got married to Sanjot Kaur, a story writer and producer, on 5 December. The couple has a daughter and a son named Amay Singh. His children study in England.
He played the role of Pahelwaan in the 1984 Punjabi film (Pollywood) Laal Chooda; the film featured Rajesh Puri and Tej Sapru in the main roles. He later acted as Bhupinder Singh in Maujaan Dubai Diyaan in 1985.
Bhupinder Singh debuted in Bollywood in 1991 with the film Vishnu-Devaa and played the role of Bhupinder Singh in the film; the film starred Sunny Deol, Aditya Pancholi, Neelam Kothari, and Sangeeta Bijlani in main roles. He later played many roles such as Monty in Sham Ghansham in 1998, Harman Singh Chouhan in Soch Lo in 2010, Daniel Mehta in Yuvvraaj in 2008, Bhupinder Singh in Ready in 2011, and Omar in Street Dancer 3D in 2020.
He made his debut in the Telugu film industry (Tollywood) with the film Thammudu in 1999 which featured Pawan Kalyan and Preeti Jhangiani in lead roles; he played the role of Rohit in the film. He later acted in many films such as Annayya in 2000 as Chinna Rao, Bhalevadivi Basu in 2001 as Anji, Anji in 2004 as Young Bhatia, and Shankar Dada M.B.B.S. in 2004 as Pandu Dada.
He made his Tamil film industry (Kollywood) debut in 2001 with the film Badri as Rohit; the film featured Vijay, Bhumika Chawla, and Vivek in lead roles. He later acted in several films such as Villain in 2002 and Diwan in 2003.
He made his debut in the English film industry in 2000 by playing the role of King in Tales of The Kama Sutra: The Perfumed Garden; the film was directed by Jag Mundhra and featured Ivan Baccarat, Rajeshwari Sachdev, and Nassar in main roles.
He played the role of a poker player in his debut TV movie titled The Curse of King Tut’s Tomb, which was released in 2006; the film starred Casper Van Dien, Leonor Varela, and Jonathan Hyde in lead roles.
He played the role of Lustos in the Italian TV series Sorellina e il principe del sogno (titled Alisea and the Dream Prince or Little Sister and the Prince of Dreams in English) which was televised on Channel 5 in 1996.
He made his television debut in 2001 by playing the role of Angaraj Karna in the TV serial Jai Mahabharat. He later played the role of Nana Sahib in 1857 Kranti in 2002 which premiered on Doordarshan, Shamsher Mallik in Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon in 2012 which was televised on Colors TV, Dr Dayal Thakur in Ek Hasina Thi in 2014 which aired on StarPlus, Acharya Vishwaveer Jha in Kaala Teeka in 2015 which premiered on Zee TV, and Dhirendra Pandey in Rishton Ka Chakravyuh in 2017 which aired on StarPlus.
He debuted in the Norwegian TV industry with the role of Taxisjåfør in Hvite Gutter (titled White Boys in English) in 2021 which aired on TVNorge.
Assistant Director/Second Unit
He worked as an assistant director for the film Pyaar Ka Taraana in 1993.
He wrote the story of the Hindi TV show Kartik Purnima in 2020 which premiered on Star Bharat.
He became a producer in 2016 with the launch of his production house Rolling Pictures LLP. He later produced many TV shows such as Rishton Ka Chakravyuh in 2017.
Bhupinder Singh has modelled for various clothing brands.
He has also walked the ramp for many fashion shows.
He owns a 100-acre farm in his village Kuan Khera in Bijnor, where he mainly produces fruits.
Slapping a producer
On 1 July 2016, during the shoot of the Hindi TV show Kaala Teeka, he asked for a makeup accessory from the makeup team who did not have the item and could not arrange it as the shops were closed at that time, hence he could not get the item and refused to shoot. He got angry and started to abuse the production team including the 55-year-old production head, Rajendra Upadhyay. He later slapped Rajendra following which he was banned for three months from the shooting.
A few days later, he apologised to Rajendra and other persons after which the Cine And TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) lifted his ban. Bhupinder later said that he did not slap anyone and things were blown out of proportion; however, he was happy that the ban was lifted.
Accused of Murder
On 3 December 2023, Bhupinder Singh got into a fight with 60-year-old Gurdeep Singh, the owner of the neighbouring agricultural farm in his village, over an Eucalyptus tree. Allegedly, Bhupinder wanted to cut the tree and sell it, but Gurdeep argued that the tree belonged to him, and Bhupinder could not cut it. Bhupinder got angry over the incident and shot at Gurdeep, his sons, 25-year-old Amreek and 23-year-old Govind, and his daughter, Sukhvinder Kaur.
While Gurdeep and Amreek suffered some minor injuries on their bodies, Govind Singh got severely injured and died hours later.
Jeet Singh, brother of Gurdeep Singh, later lodged an FIR against Bhupinder and his three aides named Gyan Singh, Jeevan Singh, and Gurjat Singh at Badhapur Police Station in Bijnor after which they were arrested and put in jail. It was later revealed that the revolver used by Bhupinder was registered in his name in Kalagarh, Uttarakhand. Hindustan Times
- In an interview, Bhupinder said that he did not believe in superstition.
- He likes to travel to different countries during his free time.
- He is a cricket lover and often plays in amateur cricket tournaments. He also loves watching and playing other sports as well.
- Bhupinder Singh was once a keen supporter of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and actively campaigned for the party during the 2015 Delhi Legislative Assembly Elections. However, he disassociated himself from the party in December 2015.
- He is often spotted consuming alcoholic beverages on various occasions.