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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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in India

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Known For

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

Filmography

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 2020 Lady Gaga: 911 (Video short)
 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 (Video short)
 1993 The King of Ads, Part 2 (Documentary) (segment director)
 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 "Legionaire" for Nike (2004). 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:

[on The Fall (2006)] When my brother asked me how much I think the movie cost, I told him for ten years I wasn't going to go into the numbers so I didn't have to sit down and feel bad about the project. At that particular time I just knew that if I didn't get that movie done we would just be a bunch of guys that had money in the bank and we'd always think about the movie we wanted to make. We ... See more »

Trivia:

Is a prominent commercial director with Radical Media; he directed music videos that were influenced by the work of the genius Sergei Parajanov. See more »

Trademark:

Seamless combination of practical and CGI effects. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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