Born in 1983 to a Rajput family in Madhya Pradesh, Arunoday Singh is the son of Ajay Singh, leader of opposition of MP State Assembly. His late grandfather, Arjun Singh, was the former Chief Minister and Union Minister. He completed his education from a boarding school in Kodaikanal, after which he studied in Brandeis University.
The acting bug bit Singh when he watched actor Marlon Brando in ?On the Waterfront?. Once he completed his graduation, he studied acting in New York Film Academy and performed in many plays. A series of auditions, and soon he bagged a role in Piyush Jha?s 2009 film ?Sikandar?. Singh played a Kashmiri terrorist in the film.
The 6? 4? tall actor also bagged a supporting role in Anil Kapoor?s 2010 home production ?Aisha? starring Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol. Although the film was not very successful, he got more noticed than his first film. In the same year, he played the main character of a struggling filmmaker in Vinay Shukla?s Mirch. The film also starred Raima Sen and Konkona Sen Sharma.
Arunoday Singh?s last released film ?Yeh Saali Zindagi? saw his deliver his best performance so far. The intensity and power with which he played his character alongside Irrfan Khan and Aditi Rao Hydari earned him a nomination for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role at a popular award ceremony.