Dara Singh

Dara Singh

Dara Singh (19 November 1928 – 12 July 2012) was an Indian expert wrestler, on-screen character and government official. He began acting in 1952 and was

the primary sportsman to be assigned to the Rajya Sabha (upper house) of India. He filled in as Hindi and Punjabi movie maker, executive and

author, and he acted in movies and TV. He is known for his part of Hanuman in film Bajrangi (1976) and in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.

Early life

Dara Singh was conceived on 19 November 1928[3] in the town of Dharmuchak, which was then a piece of British Punjab and is currently in the

Amritsar area of the Majha district of Punjab, India. He went to Singapore in 1947, where he worked in a drum producing plant and

begun his wrestling preparing under Harnam Singh in the Great World Stadium.


Proficient wrestling

World Cup Wrestling publication depicting Dara Singh as the World Cup Holder

As a grown-up he was 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall,weighed 127 kilograms (280 lb) and had a chest estimation of 53 inches (130 cm). Due to

his physical make-up, he was urged to take up pehlwani, an Indian style of wrestling. In the wake of changing to proficient wrestling, he contended

around the globe with rivals, for example, Bill Verna, Firpo Zbyszko, John Da Silva, Rikidōzan, Danny Lynch and Ski Hi Lee and so forth., his demonstration of

flooring King Kong is never forgotten.

In 1954 Dara contended in the Rustam-e-Hind (Champion of India) competition where he won the last by overcoming Tiger Joginder Singh and

gotten a silver container from Maharaja Hari Singh. In 1959, he won the Commonwealth Championship by vanquishing George Gordienko at

Calcutta. On 29 May 1968 in Bombay, his triumph over Lou Thesz earned him the World championship.His last competition, where he

reported his retirement, was held in Delhi in June 1983. In 1996 he was drafted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. On

7 April 2018 WWE drafted him in WWE Hall of Fame Legacy class of 2018.

Movies and TV

Singh left his town for Singapore in 1948. He began his vocation as a performing artist in 1952 with Sangdil.He was a trick film on-screen character for a long time

what’s more, assumed his first lead part in Babubhai Mistry’s film King Kong (1962). From around 1963 he cooperated regularly with Mumtaz, with whom he

performed in 16 Hindi movies. The couple turned into the most generously compensated B-review on-screen characters, with Singh accepting almost four lakh rupees for each film.

He at that point went ahead to do TV in the late 1980s, where he assumed the part of Hanuman in the TV adjustment of the Hindu epic

Ramayan. He likewise had parts in various movies, for example, Veer Bheem Sen and Ramayan, and in other TV serials.

His last Hindi film was Jab We Met and the last Punjabi motion picture discharged before his disease was Dil Apna Punjabi. He acted in National

Honor winning movie Main Maa Punjab Dee coordinated by Balwant Singh Dullat. He coordinated seven Punjabi films including Sawa Lakh Se Ek

Ladaun, Nanak Dukhiya Sub Sansar, Dhyanu Bhagat and Rab Dian Rakhan. He additionally coordinated two movies in Hindi; Bhakti Mein Shakti and

Rustom (1982), which were created and coordinated under the flag “Dara Film” which he set up in 1970.

Dara Studio

Singh was the proprietor of Dara Studio at Mohali, District Mohali, Punjab. Dara Film Studio was established in 1978. The studio was operational

from 1980 as a film studio.

Legislative issues

Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in January 1998. He turned into the primary sportsperson to be assigned to the Rajya Sabha — the upper

place of the Parliament of India. He served in that part in the vicinity of 2003 and 2009. He was additionally leader of the Jat Mahasabha.

Individual life

Dara Singh wedded twice. He had three children and three little girls, including Parduman Randhawa and Vindu Dara Singh. His sibling

Randhawa was additionally a wrestler and on-screen character.


Dara Singh was conceded into Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on 7 July 2012 after an enormous heart assault. After two days, it was

affirmed that he had mind harm because of the absence of blood stream. He was released from healing center on 11 July 2012 and passed on the following day at

his home in Mumbai.He was incinerated at Juhu crematorium.


As performing artist

Year Title Role Notes Ref.

1952 Sangdil

1954 Pehli Jhalak Wrestler Dara Singh

1960 Engal Selvi Tamil film

1962 King Kong Jingu/King Kong

1963 Faulad Faulad Singh

1963 Rustom-E-Baghdad Dara/Rustom-E-Baghdad

1963 Awara Abdulla Abdulla

1964 Samson Samson

1964 Aaya Toofan Deepu

1964 Jagga Daku

1964 Aandhi Aur Toofan

1964 Darasingh: Ironman Dara Singh

1965 Rustom-E-Hind

1965 Boxer

1965 Sher Dil

1965 Raaka

1965 Sikandar-E-Azam Alexander

1965 Lootera

1966 Naujawan

1966 Veer Bajrang

1966 Dada

1966 Daku Mangal Singh Daku Mangal Singh/Kumar

1966 Jawan Mard

1967 Do Dushman

1967 Watan Se Door

1967 Nasihat

1968 Jung Aur Aman

1968 Balram Shri Krishna Balram

1969 Thief of Baghdad

1969 Faulad Ki Aulad

1969 Toofan Badal

1970 Choron Ka Chor Ashok

1970 Ilzaam Raju/Kishan

1970 Mera Naam Joker Sher Singh

1970 Nanak Dukhiya Sab Sansar Kartar Singh Punjabi film

1971 Kabhi Dhoop Kabhi Chhaon

1971 Ramu Ustad Ramu

1971 Tulsi Vivah Bhagwan Shiv

1971 Anand[13] Pahalwan Guest appearance

1972 Aankhon Aankhon Mein Pahelwan

1972 Hari Darshan Bhagwan Shiv

1972 Lalkaar

1972 Mele Mitran De Punjabi film

1972 Sultana Daku

1975 Warrant Pyaara Singh

1973 Hum Sab Chor Hain

1973 Mera Desh Mera Dharam

1974 Kuwara Baap

1974 Bhagat Dhanna Jatt Dhanna Jatt

1974 Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam Daku Daulay Khan

1974 Har Har Mahadev Bhagwan Shiv

1974 Kisan Aur Bhagwan Dhanna

1974 Zehreela Insaan

1975 Dharam Karam Ustaad ji

1975 Dharmatma Pahelwan

1976 Bajrangbali Hanuman

1976 Lambhardarni Lambardar/Dharma Punjabi film

1976 Raakhi Aur Rifle Ganga Singh

1976 Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun Kartar Singh Punjabi film

1976 Apna Khoon Apna Dushman

1977 Jai Bolo Chakradhari

1977 Ram Bharose Sardar Vikram Singh

1978 Bhakti Mein Shakti Dyanu Bhakt

1978 Dhyanu Bhagat Dhyanu Bhagat Punjabi film

1978 Nalayak Pahelwan

1978 Sone Ka Dil Lohe Ke Haath Nihalchand

1978 Giddha Bhalwaan Dulla ji

1979 Chambal Ki Raani

1981 Guru Suleman Chela Pahelwan

1981 Khel Muqaddar Ka

1982 Main Intequam Loonga Ajay Kumar

1982 Rustom Mangal Singh

1983 Babul Da Vehra Punjabi film

1983 Unkhili Muttiar Mechanic Punjabi film

1984 Aan Aur Shaan

1985 Mutharamkunnu P.O. Himself Malayalam film

1985 Mard Raja Azaad Singh

1986 Karma Dharma

1986 Bulekha

1986 Krishna-Krishna Bhagwan Shri Balram

1986 Ramayan Hanuman TV Series

1986 Sajna Sath Nibhana Joseph

1986 Maaveeran Tamil film adjustment of Mard.

1988 Maula Jatt Maula Jatt and Dharma

1988 Paanch Fauladi Ustadji (Fauladi #1)

1988 Mahaveera Delar Singh

1988 Mahabharat Hanuman TV Series

1989 Shehzaade Jailor

1989 Elaan-E-Jung Bheema

1989 Gharana Vijay Singh Pahelwan

1990 Tera Mera Pyar Preet’s father

1990 Naaka Bandi Dharam Singh

1990 Pratiggya Daku Delavar Singh

1990 Sheran De Putt Sher Subedaar

1991 Dharam Sankat Dara (the dacoit)

1991 Ajooba Maharaja Karan Singh

1991 Maut Ki Sazaa Pyara Singh

1992 Prem Deewane Loha Singh

1993 Bechain

1993 Anmol Dara Shamsher, Zafar’s dad

1994 Karan

1995 Ram Shastra Police Commissioner

1997 Lav Kush Hanuman

1997 Main Maa Punjab Dee Punjabi film

1998 Guru Gobind Singh

1998 Auto Driver Telugu film

1998 Qahar Guest appearance

1999 Dillagi Veer Singh

1999 Zulmi Baba Thakur

1999 Door Nahin Nankana Bhakhtawar Singh

1999 Hudd Kar Di Devender Singh Dhanwa/Papaji TV Series

2000 Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge Sapna’s granddad Guest appearance

2001 Farz Tayaji

2002 Shararat Mr. Gujral

2003 Kal Ho Naa Ho Chaddha uncle

2003 Border Hindustan Ka Jamail Singh

2004 Family Business TV arrangement

2006 Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa Amardeep Sehgal (Dadaji) TV arrangement

2006 Dil Apna Punjabi Hardam Singh

2007 Jab We Met Geet’s granddad

2012 Ata Pata Lapata Guest Appearance

As chief

Year Title Notes

1970 Nanak Dukhiya Sub Sansar

1973 Mera Desh Mera Dharam

1974 Bhagat Dhanna Jatt

1976 Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun

1978 Dhyanu Bhagat

1978 Bhakti Mein Shakti

1982 Rustom

As maker

Year Title Notes

1978 Bhakti Mein Shakti

1994 Karan

In wrestling

Singh mounted punches to King Kong at JWA 1955

Completing moves

Plane turn

Indian deathlock

Mark moves

Knee drop

Body pummel

Lower leg bolt

Flying tackle

Cobra hold[

Boston crab

Mounted punches


Twofold hatchet handle

Lower arm club

Side headlock

Knee lift

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