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Short Biography of Dara Singh Actor World Champion Wrestler

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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)

President -
 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.

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ashok July 08, 2012  

a real life hero too

Arti July 08, 2012  

Most fondly remembered as Hanuman:) A brilliant person.

Sanju July 08, 2012  

Very nice post.....
Mere blog pr padhare.

Bikramjit July 08, 2012  

i have MET HIM a few times now , I remmeebr the first time when i was in india and I can still remember a MASSIVE hand holding my tiny hand .. or so it looked .. and he is strong I tell you..

A brilliant down to earth person i will say


Jack July 08, 2012  

Wow, that is very interesting, I never knew about that guy at all.

aativas July 08, 2012  

Interesting information. I knew broadly abut his achievements but the details show what a great man he has been! Plan to read his autobiography.

Uncle Lee July 08, 2012  

Hi, Wow! I never knew that. Thanks for the info.....
I heard and have seen Tiger Jeet Singh, another wrestler....
And King Kong too back in the old days.

You have a nice day.

rahul aggarwal July 14, 2012  

loved the post and the images you loaded in end of the post!!!

RIP Dara Singh Ji !

Baldev Mahar December 29, 2015  

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