Manmohan Singh (film director)

Manmohan Singh is an Indian film director of Punjabi films and cinematographer of Bollywood films. He frequently collaborated with Yash Chopra, for whom he shot Chandni (1989), Darr (1993), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), and Mohabbatein (2000).[1] Besides his Bollywood career as a cinematographer, he is also known as a pioneering director in Punjabi cinema.[2] He directed his first Hindi film, Pehla Pehla Pyar in 1994 and first Punjabi film Jee Ayan Nu in 2003. He received "Lifetime Achievement Award" in PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2019.[3]

Manmohan Singh
OccupationFilm director, Cinematographer
Years active1970s–present
Known forCinematography, Direction
Notable work
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Jee Aayan Nu

Early life and career

His first big project was the debut film of Sunny Deol, Betaab. After that, he worked on many films like Lekin, Lamhe, Chaalbaaz in the early 1990s. He won two Filmfare Awards for Yash Chopra's Darr and Chandni. Manmohan Singh also sang many Bollywood film songs like "Mere Pyar Ki Umar" from Waaris with Lata Mangeshkar and Jeene de yeh Duniya chahe maar daale (laava) 1985 with Asha bhonsle.

From the 2000s, Manmohan Singh started directing Punjabi films. His first Punjabi film was Jee Aayan Nu in 2003, and he consequently made films like Dil Apna Punjabi, Mera Pind and Munde U.K. De.







  1. "'Yash Chopra wasn't convinced about DDLJ's climax'". movies. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  2. "Manmohan Singh is a pioneer in Punjab film industry". The Times of India. 14 May 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2016.
  3. Karan Nanda (16 March 2019). "PTC Punjabi Film Awards: Gippy Grewal Bags Best Actor, Sargun Mehta Wins Best Actress". PTC Punjabi. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
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