Gurdeep Singh

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Gurdeep Singh is a Sikh artist and actor from India who lives in the United States. Gurdeep Singh belongs to the famous Ahluwalia clan of Lahore Punjab. His paternal side of the family was wealthy land owners. His maternal grandfather was Commissioner of Police in Lahore. During the Indian & Pakistan partition, his family was forced to flee in the middle of the night in the back of a truck. Gurdeep’s family had no choice but to leave all material possessions behind in Lahore. After arriving in India, his parents settled in Agra, near the Taj Mahal where Gurdeep was born, into a family with two older sisters and one older brother. His father had joined the Indian railways as a carriage inspector. His father also fought alongside the British army during the World War II in Burma. Being the son of a railway official, Gurdeep traveled a lot with the family. He never stayed in one place for more than two years. After his father’s retirement, his older brother brought the family to Bombay (present-day Mumbai). In 1960 at the age of 16, Gurdeep graduated from high school in Bombay. In his senior year of high school, Gurdeep had started his fascination with the Bombay film studios.
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