Prabhjyot Singh is an Indian actor, primarily recognized for his performances in the Punjabi and Hindi cinema. His dreams of becoming an actor came to fruition in the form of a self-titled role in 2013 in Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22, a Punjabi comedy starring YoYo Honey Singh & Arminder Gill. Although it won two awards at the PTC Punjabi Film Awards ceremony in 2014, it was a semi-hit. Fast-forwarding to 2016, he got cast in the Indian black comedy/ crime movie,
(2016). After a member of the casting crew spotted his talent in a play at Chembur Fine Arts Studio, he auditioned for the role of Balli, a Punjabi youth victim to drugs.
Even though he had his class 10th board exams at the time of the shooting, he accepted the role and prepared meticulously for the same by researching drug abuse and interacting with people who’ve been to rehab. Featuring an ensemble cast of Kareena Kapoor,
, and Dilijit Dosanjh, this film got critically acclaimed worldwide, shooting Prabhjyot to stardom. In 2017, he played the lead role, Aman, with his famed co-star,
, in a short video titled Innocent Criminals, directed, written, and co-produced by
. He then played Manmeet in the Bollywood blockbuster, GOLD (2018), starring alongside the likes of
. This historical sports drama won 3 out of the six nominations in various categories.
During filming, Prabhjyot shared that Akshay Kumar was a great mentor to him, and he admired how the veteran actor never took over two takes for a scene. In his second film with
, he got cast as Jeetey alongside KritiSanon,
in a spoof comedy,
(2019). He’s also acted in web series, landing one of the lead roles in Tharkistann (2019), which aired on Prime Flix. His next movie, Quickie, will release in 2020 and will have him play a fun-loving guy called Amrinder/ Amrood. This film will mark Darsheel Safary’s return to mainstream Bollywood after
Taare Zameen Par
(2007). Besides movies, Prabhjyot has also starred in various commercials for Nestaway, Easy Day Club, and BJP Narendra Modi. He signed up a deal with Dev Kabir Productions for the lead role in an upcoming film.