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Tarsem Singh


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

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 2017 Emerald City (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Lions in Winter (2017)
- They Came First (2017)
 2015 Self/less
 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)
 1993 Deep Forest: Sweet Lullaby (Video short)
 1993 The King of Ads, Part 2 (Documentary) (segment director)
 1992 Vanessa Paradis: Be My Baby (Video short)
 1991 R.E.M.: Losing My Religion (Video short)
 1990 En Vogue: Hold On (Video short) (as Tarsem)
 1990 Suzanne Vega: Tired of Sleeping (Video short)
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Other Works:

Directed the commercial "Venezia" for Mulino Bianco (1994). 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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Personal Quote:

Anybody in Europe who tries to compete directly with Hollywood will die because they'll just spend more money on it. But things like Hindi cinema have evolved from a different angle, and they've survived because of it. In the west, for example, you don't mix opera and film. If someone is 44 he won't play himself as a 12 or 14-year-old, but he will in a Hindi movie. If he's fat and ugly, people ... See more »

Trivia:

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

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Characters with elaborate costumes See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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