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How Gurmit Singh surprised people for their birthday!

Gurmit Singh is no stranger to the Singapore public. He made his TV debut back in 1994 and is notable not only for his hosting at important events like National Day Parades but also for his acting such his role as Phua Chu Kang. For the Gen-Z, you might think,

Who is Phua Chu Kang?

Phua Chu Kang, played by Gurmit Singh, is the protagonist of Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd, a Singaporean Sitcom. Phua Chu Kang is known for his iconic appearance (yellow boots, curly afro, and large facial mole), his ahbeng (Chinese gangsters) mannerism as well as his catchphrases. He claims to be the best contractor "in Singapore, JB and some say Batam!" He’s the man who popularised “Don’t play-play” and "Use your brain" with the SARvivor rap back in 2003.

Gurmit Singh is a veteran actor who has been nominated for awards like Golden Horse Award and won prizes like Asian Television Awards prize. Today, he is still very relevant. Aside from being the Shopee Man in Shopee 11.11 & 12.12 advertisements, he is also the man who made the COVID-19 public service announcements palatable to the public with a rap on COVID-19 and a disco track on COVID-19 vaccination.

What is Gurmit Singh doing now?

Gurmit Singh is now spending more time with his ever-supportive family. He also makes personalised videos with Sendjoy so that he can channel all that humour and life experience to make someone’s day very special via a simple video message.

This time he was requested to do a video for a customer’s mentor. His birthday was coming up and he was asked to send a birthday greeting to him. 

First he got into his most iconic greeting before he realised that he may not be the best person to do it.

So Gurmit got his mentor, Mr No Lips, to speak on his behalf. Mr No Lips shares an uncanny resemblance with Gurmit and may or may not have no lips.

Mr No Lips went through the request before he said “Affy Burfday”

The recipient was so pleased that he made a reaction video and thanked Gurmit! He said that it is the “biggest privilege” he has gotten for his 46 years.

For Gurmit. he wants to channel all that humour and life experience to make someone’s day very special. So if you want to make someone you care deeply laugh through the hard times, send a request to Gurmit via Sendjoy.

How to book a personalised video from Gurmit Singh?

You can book a personalised video from Gurmit Singh from Sendjoy ( There are also other celebrities and content creators on the platform.

How to book a celebrity for a birthday party?

With the pandemic ravaging, it is not impossible to get any celebrity physically for an event. However, you can book a video instead for your birthday party! Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Visit using a browser like Safari or Google Chrome.
Step 2: Search for the Sendjoyer of your choice amongst the 200 celebrities and content creators.
Step 3: Book your Sendjoy video by filling up the booking form.

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About Gurmit Singh

Gurmit Singh is a veteran actor, comedian, host and writer. He made his TV debut in 1994 hosting a live show called Live on 5. His 20 years career includes hosting for the President’s Star Charity, The Singapore Idol, the yearly Countdown on Channel 5, The National Day Parade, and many other shows. His role as Phua Chu Kang in the self-named sitcom Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd enabled him to win Best Comedy Actor Award a total of 5 times, at the prestigious Asian Television Awards. Phua Chu Kang is now immortalised in the Madam Tussauds Museum.

Gurmit also has starred in several movies, one of which, Just Follow Law, won him a nomination for Best Actor Award at the acclaimed Golden Horse Award, Taiwan. In 2012, Gurmit was voted Top Ten trusted person in Singapore by voters of Readers’ Digest, in a list which included the Chief Justice, the Police Commissioner, and other illustrious leaders. He recently released his autobiography “What Was I Thinking” and is now no longer full-time with the TV station so he can spend more time with his family that has so gallantly supported his career of 20 years.

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