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Dara Singh Wiki, Height , Net Worth, Age, Death, Family, Career, Facts and More

Dara Singh

Dara Singh is an Indian professional wrestler, he was also a talented actor and was the first sportsman to be nominated as a member of the upper house of India (Rajya Sabha).

Wiki/Biography

Well known for his marvellous performance at the 2018 WWE, later his role of Hanuman in Bajrangbali and Ramayan made him immensely popular in the film world too. Born in Amritsar on 19th November 1928, he had many other talents as well like film producing, directing, writing, and brains in politics.

Wiki/Bio

NameDara Singh
Real NameDeedar Singh Randhawa
NicknameDara
TitleRustam-e-Hind
Profession’sActor, Wrestler, Director, Politician
Date of Birth19th November 1928
BirthplaceDharmuchak, Amritsar District, Punjab, British India
NationalityIndian
HometownDharmuchak, Amritsar District, Punjab, British India
Zodiac signScorpio
Political InclinationBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Death12 July 2012 (aged 83)
Place Of DeathMumbai, Maharashtra, India

Physical Appearance

Height (approx)in centimetres- 188 cm
in meter- 1.88 m
in feet & inches- 6’2”
Weight (approx)in Kilogram- 127 kg
in pounds- 280 lbs
Body Measurements (approx)Chest- 52 inches
waist- 38 inches
Biceps- 18 inches
Eyes ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & paper

Career & Achievement

Dara Singh began his wrestling career with training under Harnam Singh in the Great World Stadium of Singapore where he started working in a drum-manufacturing factory from 1947. In 1954, Dara won the Rustam-e-Hind championship and was honoured with a silver cup award from Maharaja Hari Singh. He won the Commonwealth Championship at Calcutta in 1959 and the World Championship in Bombay in 1968. He started his acting career as a stunt actor in 1952.

He acted in 16 Hindi films and became the highest-paid B-grade actor receiving nearly four lacs per film. Later, he joined the TV in the late 1980s playing Hanuman in the Hindu epic Ramayana. He was also seen acting in Mahabharata, directed 7 Punjabi films and 2 Hindi films; Jab We Met was his last one. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 2003 to 2009 as a BJP representative and became the first sportsperson to be elected to the upper house.

Dara Singh in Ramayan
Debut1948
Retired1983
MentorHarnam Singh
Award / Achievement● 1951 – Champion of Malaysia
● 1954 – Rustam-e-Hind championship winner
● 1959 – Commonwealth Championship winner
● WWW World Heavyweight Championship
● 1966 – Rustam-e-Punjab winner
● 1968 – World Championship winner
● 2016 – joined the list of India’s top wrestlers of all time.
● 2018 – WWE Hall of Fame
Years Active1947–1983 (wrestler)
1950–2012 (actor)
2003–2009 (politician)
Dara Singh wrestling with Kingkong (Source – YouTube)

Family, Parents, Siblings

Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date1937 (With Bachno Kaur)
11 May 1961 (With Surjit Kaur)
Wife/ Spouse(s)Bachno Kaur (1942⁠–⁠1952) Divorced
Surjit Kaur (1961) (Died)

Dara Singh with his wife Surjit Kaur
ChildrenSons- 3
Parduman Randhawa (Actor, From Bachno kaur)

Parduman Randhawa

Virender Singh Randhawa (Actor, From Surjit Kaur )

 Vindu Dara Singh

Amrik Singh Randhawa (Producer, From Surjit Kaur)

Daughters- 3
Deepa Singh (From Surjit Kaur)
Kamal Singh (From Surjit Kaur)
Lovleen Singh (From Surjit Kaur)

Dara Singh Family (wife Surjit Kaur Randhawa, Three daughters- Deepa Singh, Kamal Singh & Lovleen Singh And Two Sons- Virender Singh Randhawa & Amrik Singh Randhawa)
ParentsFather– Surat Singh Randhawa (Died)

Surat Singh Randhawa

Mother– Balwant Kaur Randhawa (Died)

Balwant Kaur Randhawa (Dara Singh Mother)
SiblingsBrother- Sardar Singh Randhawa (Died 2013)

Sardar Singh Randhawa (Dara Singh Brother)

Sister– Not Know

Money Factor

Salary (approx)₹ 4 Lakh/Film
Net Worth (approx)
$ 4 million (as in 2012)
Dara Singh Member of the Rajya Sabha
Dara Singh Member of the Rajya Sabha

Interesting Facts

  • He made his debut in 1948
  • He owned the Dara Studio in Punjab, founded in 1978.

    Dara Singh Studio
  • The Epic Journey of the Great Dara Singh – a comic book launched by his son in 2019 in Delhi Oxford Bookstore

    Comic book launched by Vindu Dara Singh in 2019
  • Weighed 127 kgs with a height of 6″ 2 in his adulthood
  • Singh married twice and had three sons and three daughters including his son Vindu Dara Singh who is now a TV and film actor and won the 3rd season of Bigg Boss.

    Vindu Dara Singh Winner of Big Boss Season 3
  • He used to get paid four lacs per film.
  • His food habit was non-vegetarian despite being from a conservative family.

Titles he won

  • Iron man of Indian Cinema
  • The Original Muscle Man of Bollywood
  • Action King of Bollywood

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