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Gurmit Singh is a Singaporean actor, comedian and television personality. He was prominently a full-time Mediacorp artiste from 1994 to 2014. In November 2014, Gurmit announced that he would leave Mediacorp at the end of his full-time television career at Mediacorp – after exactly 20 years.
He shared that he planned to spend more time with his family. 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.
|Net Worth||$25 million|
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, Presenter|
Gurmit Singh Virk was born on March 24, 1965 (age 56 years) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His parents are of a Malaysian Indian father, Chainchal Singh, and an East Asian (Chinese–Japanese) mother.
He was brought up as a Sikh but converted to Christianity in 1985. Gurmit Singh studied in Outram Secondary School during his secondary school years.
Making his debut in the variety show Live on 5 in 1994, he then became the host and lead actor of the 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.
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The Singlish-based spin-off sitcom Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd in 1997 made Gurmit a popular icon in 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 announced that he would leave the entertainment industry at 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.
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In August 2020, Phua Chu Kang, a classic role played by Gurmit was announced and signed as Shopee’s first Singaporean brand ambassador.
Gurmit Singh is married to Melissa Wong, a Cantonese Chinese. He and his wife have three children together, Gabrielle (born 1998), Elliot (born 2002) and Mikaela (born 2013). Gurmit is an alumnus of National Police Cadet Corps, Singapore, and held the rank of Cadet Inspector. However, Gurmit Singh sold his Lamborghini in 2011.
Gurmit Singh net worth
How much is Gurmit Singh worth? Gurmit Singh net worth is estimated at around $25 million as of 2021. His main source of income is from his acting career. He is one of the richest actors in Singapore. However, in June 2021 Gurmit Singh was fined $800 and banned from driving for three months after pleading guilty to speeding. He was caught driving at about 131kmh on a road with a 70kmh speed limit in April. His 19-year-old son was in the car with him at the time.