Sri Manohar Singh was born in Simla. After graduation he joined the Himachal Pradesh State drama troupe in 1962. In 1968 Sri Manohar Singh joined National School of Drama and distinguished himself as an actor of great versatility. In 1971 he joined the School’s Reper- tory Company and played leading roles in over fifty major productions. Since 1976 he has held the position of the Head of the Repertory Company and has maintained the high stand- ard of that premier institution. Manohar Singh was attached to the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1975 while on a British Council scholanhip. In 1982 he led the Repertory Company in an extensive tour of East Germany, Poland and London for the Festival of India. For his eminence in the field of Theatre and his contribution to its enrichment Sri Manohar Singh receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Acting for 1982.