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Occupation  Actor, Comedian
Name  Gurmit Singh
Children  Gabrielle, Elliot
Parents  Chainchal Singh
Agent  MediaCorp (1994-2014)
Spouse  Melissa Wong (m. 1995)
Years active  1994 - present
Role  Actor

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Full Name  Gurmit Ottawan Singh
Born  24 March 1965 (age 50) (1965-03-24) Singapore
Music director  Control Bhaji Control, Arsho, Yaarana
Movies and TV shows  Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd, Taxi! Taxi!, Just Follow Law, Phua Chu Kang Sdn Bhd, Singapore Idol
Similar People  Jack Neo, Pierre Png, Kelvin Tong, Kelvin Sng, Eric Khoo

Notable work  Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd

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Not to be confused with Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh


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Gurmit Ottawan Singh (born 24 March 1965;(Punjabi: ਗੁਰਮੀਤ ਓਤ੍ਤਵਨ ਸਿੰਘ; Chinese: 葛米星; pinyin: Gémǐ Xīng), better known as Gurmit Singh, is a Singaporean former actor, host and comedy performer. A former artiste of Mediacorp, he is best known for his role in Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd, for which he won the Asian Television Awards prize for Best Performance by an Actor (Comedy) five times, from 1998 to 2001 and in 2003. From 2004 to 2005, he won the Highly Commended prize.

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Born to a Punjabi Indian father Chainchal Singh and a Chinese–Japanese mother, Gurmit was brought up as a Sikh, but converted to Christianity in 1985. Gurmit Singh studied in Outram Secondary School during his secondary school years.

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Gurmit is married to Melissa, a Cantonese Chinese. He has three children, Gabrielle (Gabbi Wenyi Ayane Virk, born 1997), Elliot (born 2000) and Mikaela (born 2013). Gurmit is an alumnus of National Police Cadet Corps, Singapore and held the rank of Cadet Inspector.


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Making his debut in the variety show Live on 5 in 1994, he then became the host and lead actor of sitcom Gurmit's World. The second season of Gurmit's World, in which Gurmit portrayed his 'relatives' in a series of skits (unlike the first season where he played a wide assortment of mostly non-recurring characters), featured the first appearance of a character named Phua Chu Kang. The Singlish-based spin-off sitcom Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd in 1997 made Gurmit a popular icon in the recent years, not only in Singapore, but also in neighbouring countries (especially culturally similar Malaysia). This factor led him to be the host of Singapore Idol. In 2003, Gurmit also won the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes at the Star Awards.

In 2013, Gurmit was nominated for the Best Actor prize at the 1st Golden Wau Awards, aimed at promoting Chinese-language Malaysian films, for his role in Phua Chu Kang The Movie (2010).

In October 2014, the Madame Tussauds Singapore museum unveiled a wax figure of Gurmit as Phua Chu Kang.

In November 2014, Gurmit aindustry due to he would leave the entertainment industry the end of his full-time television career at Mediacorp after exactly 20 years. Gurmit shared that he planned to spend more time with his family and would take on artiste engagements on a more selective basis.


  • Sing Singapore 2002 : One (We Are One) (2002) duet with Tay Ping Hui
  • One Leg Kicking Original Soundtrack: 'Calling': "Into The House" (2001)
  • "Moments" Gurmit's debut album (2015)
  • Gurmit Goes Local (1995) comedy album
  • Compilations

  • A Happy Journey Starts Like That! (2009)
  • The PCK Sar-vivor Rap (2003)
  • Love, No Boundaries: "Into the House" (2001) [album single]
  • References

    Gurmit Singh Wikipedia