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Short Biography of Dara Singh Actor World Champion Wrestler
Name - Dara Singh Randhawa
Birth Date - 19 November 1928
Place - Village Dharmoochak District Amritsar Punjab, India
Height - 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Father's Name - Shri Surat Singh
Mother's Name - Sharimati Balwant Kaur
Married On 11 May 1961
Spouse Name -Shrimati Surjit Kaur Randhawa
No. of Childrens: Three Daughters and Two Sons,
Children - Prudumn Singh Randhawa, Vindu Dara Singh, & Amrik Singh
Profession - Agriculture, Wrestling, Cine Artist (Producer and Director)
All India Jat Samaj since 1997
Bombay Jat Samaj since 1987
Cine Artist Association since 2005
Books Published Meri Atmakatha (Punjabi), 1989
He was trained in a type of wrestling called Pehlwani an Indian style of wrestling, in the milked sand wrestling pits of India called "akhara".
During the 1940's and 1950's, Dara Singh was a favorite in wrestling tournaments in India.
Dara became Rustam-E-Punjab in 1966 and Rustam-E-Hind in 1978.
Dara Singh played the character of Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar's television series 'Ramayan'
He was a wrestler before he started acting in Hindi films in 1962
He made his debut with the film "King Kong" in 1962.
He was nominated member of Rajya Sabha by Bhartiya Janata Party during August 2003 – August 2009
He wrestled on invitation of kings of Indian princely states and wrestled frequently in haats and melas (fairs and carnivals).
He successfully competed against some of the greatest names in wrestling history and professional wrestlers in the United States.
He went to Singapore in 1947. Became the Champion of Malaysia (Indian style wrestling) by defeating Tarlok Singh in Kuala Lumpur.
Dara Singh returned to India in 1952 and became the Indian Champion in 1954.
He defeated Oriental Champion King Kong, George Gordienko (Canada), John Desilva (New Zealand)
He became the Commonwealth Champion in 1959.
He defeated Lou Thesz (America) and became Champion of the World on 29 May 1968 and retired from the wrestling arena in 1983, Undefeated.
Dara Singh includes over 500 professional fights to his credit, all undefeated
In 1996, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.
He has acted in over 100 films. His latest Hindi movie is Jab We Met and his latest Punjabi movie is Dil Apna Punjabi.
118 Movies as an Actor
12 Movies as a producer
He had suffered paralysis a few years back, and he also had a very rare brain disease.
Updated on Thursday, July 12, 2012
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