Dara Singh Biography

Birth nameDara Singh Randhawa
Born19 November 1928,
BirthplaceDharmuchak, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Died12 July 2012 (aged 83), Mumbai
Height6 ft 2 in
Father NameSurat Singh Randhawa
Mother NameBalwant Kaur Randhawa
WifeFirst Wife – Bachno Kaur
Second Wife – Surjit Kaur Aulakh
Virender Singh
Amrik Singh
Daughter –
Deepa Kaur
Kamal Kaur
Loveleen Kaur
Occupation(s)Wrestler, Actor, Director, Politician
Turning PointDoor Chalen (1946)
Years active(1947–1983) Wrestler
(1950-2012) Actor
(2003 – 2009) Politician


Dara Singh was an Indian professional wrestler, actor, and politician. He started acting in 1952 and was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha (upper house) of India. He worked as Hindi and Punjabi film producer, director, and writer, and he acted in films and television. He is known for his undefeated worldwide streak in wrestling and later being a successful movie star. His role as Hanuman in film Bajrangi (1976) and in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan made him popular.

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