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Tarsem Singh (I)


Indian director Tarsem Singh is the son of an aircraft engineer. He was educated at Bishop Cotton Boy's School in Shimla and relocated to the USA to study business at Harvard and, significantly, film studies at the Art Center College of Design in California. Upon graduating he embarked on a career as a director of music videos, working with such ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Fall Director
(2006)
Mirror Mirror Director
(2012)
The Cell Director
(2000)
Self/less Director
(2015)

Filmography

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 2020 Lady Gaga: 911 (Music Video)
 2017 Emerald City (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Lions in Winter (2017)
- They Came First (2017)
 2015 Self/less (directed by)
 2013 Morgan Stanley: Anthem (Video short)
 2012/I Mirror Mirror (as Tarsem Singh Dhandwar)
 2011 Immortals (as Tarsem Singh Dhandwar)
 2006 The Fall (as Tarsem)
 2003 The Best of R.E.M.: In View 1988-2003 (Video documentary) (video "Losing My Religion")
 2000 The Cell (directed by)
 1996 Nike - Good vs Evil (Short)
 1993 Deep Forest: Sweet Lullaby (Music Video)
 1993 The King of Ads, Part 2 (Documentary) (segment director)
 1991 R.E.M.: Losing My Religion (Music Video)
 1990 En Vogue: Hold On (Music Video) (as Tarsem)
 1990 Suzanne Vega: Tired of Sleeping (Music Video)
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Other Works:

Directed the commercial "Beach Boys" for Nike (1998). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Tarsem Singh Dhandwar | Tarsem

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on being inspired by Sergei Parajanov] I showed Paradjanov to Kodak, and they said, "That's not the kind of thing the new generation would like." Now, I get calls from ad agencies every week saying "we want you to do another commercial just like this." See more »

Trivia:

He was attached to direct Nautica (2008) and Constantine (2005). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently collaborated with the late Eiko Ishioka. Until her passing, she was the only costume designer he had worked with. See more »

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