Biography of Dara Singh-Undefeated Indian Wrestler-cum-Actor

The undefeated Indian Wrestling Champion-cum- Cinema & Television Actor- Dara Singh who was born  on 19th November 1928, died on 12th July 2012, at 84 years.

Dara Singh as a “Wrestler”:
Dara Singh will be remembered by his wrestling fans as an undefeated wrestler, who lifted the “Man-mountain”- King-Kong of Australia, of 200 Kgs, over his head, twirled aroun and thrown on the
ground near the audience. 

Dara Singh developed a 6 feet & 2 inches tall and strong body with 6 packs abs and became an Indian style-“Phelwani” wrestler and developed skills in wrestling. 

Dara Singh went to Singapore in 1947 and became the Champion of Indian Style Wrestling in Malaysia, by defeating Tarlok Singh in Kuala Lumpur.

Dara Singh toured many far-east countries as a professional wrestler and returned to India in 1952 and became the Indian Wrestling Champion. 

Dara Singh won the title of “Rustam-e-Punjab” and “Rustam-e-Hind” for his wrestling prowess and he became the Commonwealth Wrestling Champion in 1959.

Dara Singh took part in 500 professional wrestling and he has been undefeated in all of them. Dara Singh announced his retirement from professional wrestling  after his last tournament held in New Delhi in the year 1983 at the age of 55 years. The Tournament was inaugurated by  the then Prime Minister of  India Mr. Rajiv Gandhi and  Dara Singh received  the winning trophy  from the hands of the then President of India- Giani Zail Singh.

Dara Singh in Cinema and Television Fields:

Dara Singh started his career as an actor in 1952 and appeared in 144 films  (121 Hindi and 21 Punjabi).

He appeared in Malaylam, Tamil and Telugu Films also.

Dara Singh was also a Film Director, Writer and Producer. He produced 2 films and directed 5 films.

In the year 1985 Dar Singh appeared as Dara Singh, in a Malayalam film “Mutharamkunnu P.O.”,starring Mukesh and Lizy.

In the year 1986 Dara Singh acted in the Tamil Film “Maaveeran”, a remake of Hindi Film Mard, as the father of the hero Super-Star Rajnikanth.

In the year 1998, Dara Singh appeared in a Telugu Film “Auto Driver”, starring Nagaarjun and Simran.

Dara Singh founded his own studio –“Dara Studio” at Mohali in Punjab in the year 1978.

Dara Singh will ever be remembered by his Television Fans as “Hanuman”, as he acted in the entire Mega Tele-serial of “Ramayan” produced by Ramanand Saagar and telecast from 1986, and in one episode of B.R.Chopra’s Tele-serial “Mahabharat” as Hanuman telecast from 1988.

Dara Singh had been a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from 2003 to 2009.

Dara Singh had been active until hospitalized recently.  He had a feeling of having achieved in his wrestling, acting and political  careers.

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Shashi Suryawanshi
Shashi Suryawanshi
10 years ago

brillant piece of information, I had come to know about your web-page from my friend hardkik, chennai,i have read atleast 9 posts of yours by now, and let me tell you, your webpage gives the best and the most interesting information. This is just the kind of information that i had been looking for, i'm already your rss reader now and i would regularly watch out for the new posts, once again hats off to you! Thanx a million once again, Regards, dara singh