Thursday, June 10, 2010

Dara Singh "Jatt Sikh Punjabi wrestler and film actor"

His name is well known since decades, yes he is Jatt Sikh Punjabi wrestler and film actor you guessed right he is one and only Dara Singh was born on 19 November 1928, he belongs to Village Dharmchuk, Distt Amritsar, Punjab,India. Presently he has gained the poisition of president of All India Jat Mahasabha. Dara Singh is a well known wrestler, he had a long journey from an Indian Wrestling Champion to
the World Championship.

Dara Singh
This great wrestler as well as an actor has competed against big names like Lou Thesz. he defeated Stanislaus Zbyszko, due to his strong physique Dra Singh deviated towards Pehlwani, it is an Indian style of wrestling, these fights are usually done at akhara, he has shown his wrestling talent in haats and melas , he has wrestled in foreign countries , aftre his came back to India he got immense popularity.

Then he stepped to silver screen and got so much of fame by doing acting in Hindi movies. Upon his return to India he gained unprecedented popularity by having wrestling bouts across the country in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, including a very popular series of matches with Lou Thesz in the late '60s.[4] He then translated this to celluloid fame by making a large number of Bollywood films which had him in the lead. One of his notable finds was the actress Mumtaz with whom he had performed in 16 Hindi films.

He then went on to 1980s and 90s television fame, when he played the role of Hanuman in the television adaptation of the epic Ramayan. The series is amongst the most widely viewed in history. He has acted in over 100 films. His latest Hindi movie is Jab We Met and his latest Punjabi movie is Dil Apna Punjabi.He also acted in National Award winner film MAIN MAA PUNJAB DEE(Director Balwant Dullat). He also worked in some television serial shows, most notable is 'Had Kar Di' which was aired on Zee TV. He has two sons named Vindu Dara Singh and Amrik Singh and also 3 daughters. Vindu stays in Mumbai while Amrik stays in Chandigarh. Singh retired from active wrestling in 1983. [4] In 1996 he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

1 comment:

  1. he has three sons not two-he has had two marraiges and has an oldest son from his first marraige. His oldest son's name is Parduman Singh Randhawa and he runs a farming business in Meerut,UP[India]