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Dara Singh (Hanuman) Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 19, 2022

Short Biography

Dara Singh, a professional and profound wrestler, was born on 19-11-1928 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. He was an Indian Wrestler, Film Actor, Television Actor, Politician, Film Producer, Film Director & Writer who best known for his work in Punjabi and Hindi films.

Other Name: Deedar Singh Randhawa, Dara Singh Randhawa, Rustam-e-Hind, Ironman of Indian Cinema, The Original Muscle Man of Bollywood
Other Professions: Film Actor Television Actor Politician Film Producer Film Director Writer
Appearance: Punjabi Bollywood Malayalam

Dara Singh Complete Bio & Career

Dara Singh was born at Dhurukhak village of Amritsar district on the house of Surat Singh Randhawa. Dara was attracted to wrestling because of his body like wrestlers. In his childhood, he used to work in his fields. He was later motivated to learn Pahlwani in Akhmed. Dara's name will always be taken prominently in Indian wrestling fights. They also competed in wrestling competitions abroad. Dara Singh went to Singapore in 1947. While there, he won the Malaysian wrestling championship in Kuala Lumpur by beating Malaysian champion Tarlok Singh in Indian style wrestling. After that, his success chariot took place in other countries, and as a professional wrestler, he came back to his country in 1952.
 In 1954 Dara Singh became the champion of Indian wrestling. Then they were fought from the King-Kong, called the wrestling demon. The match was exciting because noticing the huge body of King Kong, viewers were putting their money on King-Kong itself. At one time it came that everyone felt that Dara Singh would be beaten this time and he would have to face defeat. However, with Dara Singh's Pahlvani claim, they tightened the King-Kong into their arms and thrown them out of the ring.
Dara Singh's freestyle wrestling is dominating all over India in the 1960s. He defeated former World Champion Georges Guadianika in 1959 and won the Commonwealth World Championship. Dara Singh wrestled till the age of 55 and never lost a single defeat in 500 matches. There was not even a wrestler in his 36-year-old wrestling career, which Dara Singh did not compete within the ring. In 1968, he became the world champion by beating the American world champion Lou Thaus.
Dara Singh first appeared in 1954 with 'Dil Chakra' and 'Madhubala' and 'Sangdil' in 1954 followed by 'first glimpse' in which he played his own character, Dara Singh. In 1962, he played the character of King Kong in the film 'King-Kong'. In the 60's and 70's, he became the action king in Hindi films. He played a leading role in many Hindi films. With Mumtaz, he acted in 16 films. He starred in nearly 100 films including 'Jab We Met', 'Dil Apna Punjabi' (Punjabi film), 'Border Hindustan Ka', 'Ajooba', 'Sikandar A Azam', 'Daku Mangal Singh', 'Mera Naam Joker'etc.
In Ramanand Sagar's 'Ramayana', he played the role of Lord Hanuman which is still remembered by the people. 

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Dara Singh died on 12-07-2012 at his home in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He was taken to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on 7 July 2012. He died of a cardiac arrest.

DEATHDAY 12 July,2012 (Friday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Dara Singh Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Surat Singh Randhawa
Mother Balwant Kaur
Brother Sardara Singh Randhawa
Sister None
Wife Surjit Kaur Randhawa
Ex-wife Bachno Kaur
Sons Vindu Dara Singh, Parduman Randhawa,  Amrik Singh Randhawa
Daughters Loveleen Singh, Kamal Singh, Deepa Singh

He was born to Surat Singh Randhawa and Balwant Kaur. He had a brother named Sardara Singh Randhawa. He was married to Surjit Kaur Randhawa till his death in 2012. Previously, he was married to Bachno Kaur from 1942 to 1952. He had three sons named Vindu Dara Singh, Parduman RandhawaAmrik Singh Randhawa and three daughters named Loveleen Singh, Kamal Singh and Deepa Singh.

Life's Important Dates Of Dara Singh

Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour White (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Amritsar
Nationality Indian
Religion Sikh
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling and Playing Sports
Marital Status Married
Debut Wrestling - 1948
Bollywood Film - Sangdil (1952)
Tamil Film - Engal Selvi (1960)
Punjabi Film - Nanak Dukhiya Sab Sansar (1970)
Malayalam Film - Mutharamkunnu P.O. (1985)
Telugu - Auto Driver (1998)
TV - Ramayan (1986)
As a Director - Nanak Dukhiya Sub Sansar (1970)
As a Producer - Bhakti Mein Shakti (1978)
Best Movies Darasingh: Ironman (1964), Mera Naam Joker (1970), Hum Sab Chor Hain (1973), Mard (1985), and Jab We Met (2007) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Sport Wrestling
Favorite Politician Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Favorite Actress Rekha
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Singer Kishore Kumar
Favorite Place Punjab
Favorite Food Saag and Lassi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Dara Singh

  • From August 2003 to August 2009, he was a member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • In 1954, Dara Singh became the Rustam-e-Hind and Rustom-e-Jahan In 1968.
  • He wrestled till the age of fifty-five years and did not see any defeat in any one of the five hundred fights.
  • He got immense popularity from the acting of Hanuman Ji in TV serial Ramayana.
  • He worked as an Actor, Writer and Director in more than 100 films.
  • Defeating world champion Lou Thaise on 29 May 1968, he became the world champion of freestyle wrestling
  • His some of the notable roles in the films such as "Jab We Met", "Dil Apna Punjabi" (Punjabi film), "Border Hindustan ka", "Ajuba", "Sikandar A Azam", "Daku Mangal Singh", "Mera Naam Joker".
  • He played the role of Lord Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan.

Dara Singh Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Dara Singh was 83 years 7 months & 23 days old age.