Dara Singh Randhawa
( ਦਾਰਾ ਸਿੰਘ )(born 19 November 1928) is wrestler and Indian
film actor. He was born in Jat
family of Punjabi
He was a wrestler before he started acting in Hindi
films in 1962.
He has defeated former world champion wrestler including Stanislaus Zbyszko
. However this is questionable since the link for Stanislaus Zbyszko indicates that he retired in 1925 and Dara Singh was born in 1928.Even if Dara Singh beat Stanislaus Zbyszko, he would have beaten a much older Stanislaus Zbyszko.
He was nominated member of Rajya Sabha
by Bhartiya Janata Party
during August 2003-August 2009.
He is from the area near the village Dharmuchuk in District Amritsar
, India. Due to his physique
he was encouraged to study Pehlwani
, an Indian style of wrestling, in the milked sand wrestling pits of India called akhara
. Dara Singh was a favourite in wrestling tournaments in India. In addition to this, he wrestled on invitation of kings of various Indian princely states and wrestled frequently in haats
(fairs and carnivals). He successfully competed against some of the greatest names in wrestling history and professional wrestlers
in the United States
Upon his return to India he held wrestling bouts across the country in the 1940s, '50s, and... Read More