Singh is Kinng is a 2008 Indian action comedy film, directed by Anees Bazmee, which stars Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. The film also featured a music video with Snoop Dogg. The film was released on 8 August 2008, and a major part of the production was shot in Australia. Akshay Kumar was also nominated for the Asian Film Awards in the “Best Actor” category for his performance in the film. Singh is Kinng was declared a Superhit by Box Office India. The spelling of the word “king” in the film’s title with an additional letter “n” was based on advice provided by a numerologist.
This film is not related to the 2015 film Singh Is Bliing, which also starred Akshay Kumar and was rumored to be the sequel to Singh is Kinng. Singh is Kinng is an unofficial remake of Jackie Chan’s Miracles, which was inspired by Frank Capra’s Lady for a Day.
Lakhan Singh (Sonu Sood), a.k.a. Lucky, is the “kinng of the Australian underworld.” He is accompanied by his Sikh mafia associates, Julie (Neha Dhupia), Mika (Jaaved Jaffrey), Pankaj Udaas (Yashpal Sharma), Raftaar (Sudhanshu Pandey), Dilbaugh Singh (Manoj Pahwa) and Guruji Gurbaksh Singh (Kamal Chopra). In a small village in Punjab, the birthplace of Lucky, there lives another Sikh, Happy Singh (Akshay Kumar). Happy, though good at heart, has unintentionally caused many problems in the village, and the villagers are fed up with him. They decide to send Happy on a long trip to Australia with his friend Rangeela (Om Puri) to bring Lucky back to Punjab, which will keep Happy out of the village for some time and bring peace to the village.
But at the airport, Happy’s and Rangeela’s tickets to Australia are accidentally exchanged with those of Puneet (Ranvir Shorey), who was to fly to Egypt. In Egypt, Happy meets Sonia (Katrina Kaif) and falls deeply in love with her. But he does not express his love to her. Leaving her behind, he heads to Australia to meet Lucky. Lucky refuses to return to his hometown and throws Happy and Rangeela out of his house. Penniless, Happy finds warmth and affection in an elderly lady (Kirron Kher) who provides him with food in spite of being a stranger.
- Akshay Kumar as Happy Singh (Happy)
- Katrina Kaif as Sonia Singh
- Neha Dhupia as Julie
- Om Puri as Rangeela
- Sonu Sood as Lakhan (Lucky) Singh
- Jaaved Jaaferi as Mika and Puneet’s father (Dual Role)
- Kirron Kher as Rose Lady (Sonia’s mother)
- Kamal Chopra as Guruji Gurbaksh Singh
- Sudhanshu Pandey as Raftaar
- Yashpal Sharma as Pankaj Udaas
- Ranvir Shorey as Puneet
- Satwant Kaur as Lakhan’s mothers
- Manoj Pahwa as Dilbag Singh
- Chayan Sarkar as Man at Airport
- Gurpreet Ghuggi as Manjeet
- Snoop Dogg as himself
- Gleven Roy Abugan as himself
- Tyson Bradly as DJ
- Khyali as groom
- Sanchita Choudary as Tanya