Actor Rannvijay Singha’s family has served in the Army for five generations.
Actor Rannvijay Singha’s family has served in the Army for five generations.

Rannvijay Singha: When was living in Army bubble, it was the most secular place

Actor Rannvijay Singha recalls growing up in an Army environment, and why it was the most ‘secular’ place.
By Rishabh Suri
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 05:44 PM IST

For actor Rannvijay Singha, nothing else makes him more proud, than the fact that he belongs to a family which has served the nation for almost 100 years now. He would have been the sixth generation in his family if we would have joined the Armed forces.

On the occasion of Army Day today, he recalls what the day really means and how it would be celebrated while he was growing up as an Army kid. “When my dad was posted in Delhi, we used to go to this parade, and there all other awards which are not gallantry and presented on January 26, would be given. It wasn’t for the public. The time from December to January made you feel appreciated by the rest of the country, as all these events would happen back to back. It would start from Christmas, Happy New Year and go on till Republic Day,” he recalls fondly.

The service which the Army offers, according to the 37-year-old is very tough, and yet they choose to dedicate their lives to it. “It’s a selfless organization. I can’t imagine how a soldier or Army officer stays away from their families. It’s not like the incentives are very high, it comes from respect, integrity and honor. It’s the way the family feels about anyone who is in the Army, they are very proud. I just wish that other people who don’t have members in Army also respected the Army, Navy, Air Force as much. There are times when the heart breaks, there are tensions, these guys give their life to the country,” says Singh.

He goes on to add that while growing up, the environment was such where there was no gender inequality or bias shown. Singh says the world today is talking about how there should be equality, but he has witnessed that since the day he was born.

“There was no bhed-bhaav, it was the most secular place, until I didn’t get out of the Army bubble. My dad was a Sikh, in the Rajputana Rifles. We would celebrate Christmas, Eid, Holi, Gurpurab, everything. We would be excited and go out with friends to a Christmas lunch here, for kheer. There was no inequality. When we would go out to play in the evenings, it wasn’t as if the girls would play with dolls and the guys football,, everyone would tough it out. We were brought up in a way, with chivalry, honour. It’s not something to be taught,” says a proud Singh.

Follow @htshowbiz for more

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
Eijaz Khan on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)
Eijaz Khan on Bigg Boss 14.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz threatens to quit if he was disrespectful to Rubina

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 10:51 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar written update day 103: Eijaz Khan says he’l quit if he was disrespectful to Rubina Dilaik, Salman Khan defends him and scolds Abhinav Shukla instead.
Close
Mohit Malik announced on Instagram about testing positive for Covid.
Mohit Malik announced on Instagram about testing positive for Covid.

Mohit Malik: The vaccine is here and cases are low but Covid is still here

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 05:56 PM IST
Mohit talks about his Covid experience and urges people to be vigiliant. He is relieved that his pregnant wife tested negative. “It is all about us taking care as Covid is still contagious.”
Close
Salman Khan has shared a picture with Pista Dhakad. Shehnaaz Gill also paid tributes.
Salman Khan has shared a picture with Pista Dhakad. Shehnaaz Gill also paid tributes.

Salman Khan condoles Pista Dhakad's death, Shehnaaz calls her a 'happy soul'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:23 PM IST
Salman Khan has shared his condolences on the death of Bigg Boss' 24-year-old talent manager Pista Dhakad. She died in a road accident on Friday.
Close
Actor Donal Bisht has done TV shows such as Ek Deewaana Tha, Roop - Mard Ka Naya Swaroop and Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji.
Actor Donal Bisht has done TV shows such as Ek Deewaana Tha, Roop - Mard Ka Naya Swaroop and Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji.

Donal Bisht trolled for bikini pics: My choice of clothes is no one’s business

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:58 PM IST
Actor Donal Bisht says women should be allowed to wear what they want, and whatever they feel comfortable in, without being judged.
Close
Actor Ravi Dubey recently shared this photo showing his drastic physical transformation.
Actor Ravi Dubey recently shared this photo showing his drastic physical transformation.

Ravi Dubey on his chiseled body: In the best shape that I haven’t been in years

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 02:45 PM IST
Actor Ravi Dubey shares that there is a certain project that requires him to build up his physique. He also talks about the process he is following to get in shape.
Close
Sunday's episode of Bigg Boss 14 Weekend ka Vaar promises to have enough masala for a fun viewing.
Sunday's episode of Bigg Boss 14 Weekend ka Vaar promises to have enough masala for a fun viewing.

Bigg Boss 14: Salman Khan, Rakhi Sawant show their dance moves. Watch

UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Colors shared a number of promos for Sunday's episode of Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar, the most entertaining being the one where Rakhi Sawant and Salman Khan dance. Watch.
Close
Kamya Panjabi married Shalabh Dang last year.(Twitter)
Kamya Panjabi married Shalabh Dang last year.(Twitter)

Kamya Panjabi celebrates two years of knowing her husband Shalabh Dang

PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Kamya Panjabi has shared a lovely, throwback picture with husband Shalabh Dang, remembering the first time they spoke to each other.
Close
Devoleena Bhattacharjee is a fan of Bigg Boss.(Colors)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee is a fan of Bigg Boss.(Colors)

Bigg Boss 14: Devoleena objects to Salman Khan scolding Abhinav Shukla

UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:32 AM IST
Salman Khan had scolded Abhinav Shukla for not supporting her wife and co-contestant Rubina Dilaik.
Close
Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar written update day 102: Salman Khan was angry at Sonali Phogat.(cOLORS)
Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar written update day 102: Salman Khan was angry at Sonali Phogat.(cOLORS)

Bigg Boss Weekend Ka Vaar day 102: Salman scolds Rakhi, Nikki, Abhinav, Sonali

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 10:55 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar written update day 102: Salman Khan slammed Sonali Phogat for using abusive words and insulting food.
Close
Salman Khan with Pista Dhakad.
Salman Khan with Pista Dhakad.

Bigg Boss talent manager Pista Dhakad dies, Asim and Himanshi mourn her death

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:53 PM IST
Bigg Boss alumni Asim Riaz and Himanshi Khurana have mourned the death of the show's 24-year-old talent manager, Pista Dhakad.
Close
Radhika Apte played Noor Inayat Khan in A Call To Spy. Frieda Pinto will now essay the character in a web series.
Radhika Apte played Noor Inayat Khan in A Call To Spy. Frieda Pinto will now essay the character in a web series.

After Radhika Apte, Freida Pinto to play spy Noor Inayat Khan in new series

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:50 PM IST
Freida Pinto is all set to play World War II spy and princess Noor Inayat Khan in a new series based on book Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan.
Close
Disha Vakani became a household name with her performance as Dayaben.
Disha Vakani became a household name with her performance as Dayaben.

Nattu Kaka aka Ghanshyam misses Dayaben: 'We are all waiting for years now'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Actor Ghanshyam Nayak says it has been a long wait for Dayaben (made popular by Disha Vakani), and producers may think of a new Dayaben.
Close
Devoleena Bhattacharjee was a contestant on Bigg Boss earlier.(Instagram)
Devoleena Bhattacharjee was a contestant on Bigg Boss earlier.(Instagram)

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas says Devoleena won't be his proxy, hints she may enter soon

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:08 PM IST
Bigg Boss 14: Clarifying that neither Rashami Desai, nor Devoleena Bhattacharjee were approached to play his proxy, Vikas Gupta wished Devoleena all the best, in case she enters the show.
Close
Shubrajyoti Barat has acted in projects such as Mirzapur and Article 15.
Shubrajyoti Barat has acted in projects such as Mirzapur and Article 15.

Shubrajyoti Barat: After Mirzapur, people came to know I exist!

By Deep Saxena
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 01:43 PM IST
Mirzapur and Article 15 actor Shubrajyoti Barat has religiously done theatre for over two decades
Close
Mohit Malik tested coronavirus positive while his wife is safe.(Instagram)
Mohit Malik tested coronavirus positive while his wife is safe.(Instagram)

Mohit Malik tests Covid-19 positive: 'Addite is fortunately safe'

PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 12:57 PM IST
  • Lockdown Ki Love Story's Mohit Malik has tested positive for Covid-19 and has isolated himself.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP