Dara Singh

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Dara Singh

Dara Singh Randhawa (born November 19, 1928) is a Punjabi wrestler and film actor from Amritsar, Punjab (India) in India.

He was a well-known wrestler before he started acting in Hindi films in 1962.

Wrestling Carrer

Dara Singh is from India's state of Punjab. 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 the kings of various Indian princely states and wrestled frequently in haats and melas (fairs and carnivals). He also successfully competed against some of the greatest names in wrestling history including Stanislaus Zbyszko, and professional wrestlers in the United States.

In May 1994 he was involved in a screwjob against a professional wrestler imitating WWE's Undertaker in a IWF (Indian Wrestling Federation) championship match. The match was fixed between Baljit Singh and The Undertaker at Worli Mumbai's Vallabbhai Patel Stadium and Referee for the match was an IWF official RATAN. Throughout the match The Undertaker dominated over Baljit Singh but as the IWF would be humiliated if a foreigner defeated an Indial on Indian soil,Dara Singh alongwith his brother entered the ring helped Baljit win the match.Baljit was then awarded the IWF championship belt at a ceremony.The belt was sponsored by Hitsu Jewellers Worli Naka


Achievements

National Wrestling Alliance
  • Canadian Open Tag Team Champion (1 time) - with Yukon Eric

In 1996 he was inducted to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame

From an Indian Wrestling Champion to the World Championship, Dara Singh has competed against some of the greatest names in wrestling history including Lou Thesz. He has defeated some of the former world champion wrestlers including the great Stanislaus Zbyszko.


Filmography

Upon his return to India he gained unprecedented popularity by having bouts of wrestling across the country in the 1940s and 50s. He than translated this to celluloid fame by making a large number of B grade films which had him in the lead. One of his noticeable finds was the actress Mumtaz. He then went on to 1980s and 90s T.V fame when he played the role of Hanuman in the television adaptation of the epic Ramayana. The series is amongst the most widely viewed in history. He has acted in over 100 films. His latest movie is a Punjabi movie Dil Apna Punjabi

As Director

(1980s) (1970s)

1. Unkhili Muttiar (1983)

2. Rustom (1982)

3. Bhakti Mein Shakti (1978)

4. Dhyani Bhagat (1978)

5. Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun (1976)

6. Bhagat Dhanna Jatt (1974)

7. Mera Desh Mera Dharam (1973)

8. Nanak Dukhiya Sab Sansar (1970)

As Producer

(1990s) (1970s)

1. Karan (1994)

2. Bhakti Mein Shakti (1978)

As Actor

(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s) (1950s)

1. "Kya Hoga Nimmo Ka" (2006) TV Series .... Amardeep Sehgal (Dadaji)

2. Dil Apna Punjabi (2006) .... Hardam Singh

3. Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) .... Chaddha uncle

4. Border Hindustan Ka (2003) .... Jamail Singh

5. Shararat (2002) .... Mr. Gujral

6. Farz (2001) .... Tayaji

7. Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000) .... Sapna's grandfather (guest appearance)

8. Dillagi (1999)

9. Zulmi (1999) .... Baba Thakur

10. Guru Gobind Singh (1998)

11. Main Maa Punjab Dee (1998)

12. Qahar (1998) .... Special Guest

13. Lav Kush (1997) .... Hanuman

14. Ram Shastra (1995) .... Police Commissioner

15. Karan (1994)

16. Bechain (1993)

17. Anmol (1993) .... Dara Shamsher, Zafar's father

18. Prem Deewane (1992) .... Loha Singh

19. Dharam Sankat (1991) .... Dara (the dacoit)

20. Ajooba (1991) .... Maharaja Karan Singh

21. Maut Ki Sazaa (1991) .... Pyara Singh

22. Maula Jatt (1990) .... Maula Jatt

23. Pratigya (1990) .... Daku Delavar Singh

24. Sheran De Putt Sher (1990) .... Subedaar

25. Shehzaade (1989) (uncredited) .... Jailor

26. Elaan-E-Jung (1989)

27. Gharana (1989) .... Vijay Singh Pahelwan

28. "Luv Kush" (1989) TV Series .... Hanuman

29. Paanch Fauladi (1988) .... Ustadji (Fauladi #1)

30. Mahaveera (1988) .... Delar Singh

31. "Mahabharat" (1988) TV Series .... Hanuman

32. Karma (1986) .... Dharma (Jolly's elder brother)

33. Bulekha (1986)

34. Krishna-Krishna (1986) .... Bhagwan Shri Balram

35. "Ramayan" (1986) TV Series .... Hanuman

36. Sajna Sath Nibhana (1986) .... Joseph

37. Mard (1985) .... Raja Azaad Singh

38. Aan Aur Shaan (1984)

39. Babul Da Vehra (1983)

40. Unkhili Muttiar (1983)

41. Main Intequam Loonga (1982) .... Ajay Kumar

42. Rustom (1982)

43. Guru Suleman Chela Pahelwan (1981)

44. Khel Muqaddar Ka (1981)

45. Chambal Ki Rani (1979)

46. Bhakti Mein Shakti (1978) .... Dyanu Bhakt

47. Dhyani Bhagat (1978)

48. Nalayak (1978) .... Pahelwan

49. Sone Ka Dil Lohe Ke Haath (1978) .... Nihalchand

50. Jai Bolo Chakradhari (1977)

51. Ram Bharose (1977)

52. Giddha (1976) .... Bhalwaan ji

53. Jai Bajrang Bali (1976)

54. Lambhardarni (1976)

55. Raakhi Aur Rifle (1976)

56. Sawa Lakh Se Ek Ladaun (1976) .... Kartar Singh

57. Dharam Karam (1975) .... Ustaad ji

58. Dharmatma (1975)

59. Warrant (1975) .... Pyaara Singh

60. Bhagat Dhanna Jatt (1974) .... Dhanna Jatt

61. Dukh Bhanjan Tera Naam (1974) .... Daku Daulay Khan

62. Har Har Mahadev (1974)

63. Kisan Aur Bhagwan (1974)

64. Zehreela Insaan (1974)

65. Hum Sab Chor Hain (1973)

66. Mera Desh Mera Dharam (1973)

67. Aankhon Aankhon Mein (1972) .... Pahelwan

68. Hari Darshan (1972) .... Bhagwan Shiv

69. Lalkaar (1972)

70. Mele Mitran De (1972)

71. Sultana Daku (1972)

72. Ramu Ustad (1971) .... Ramu

73. Tulsi Vivah (1971) .... Bhagwan Shri Shiv

75. Urr chala Jatayu (udd gaya popat)(1949) .... lead

75. Choron Ka Chor (1970)

76. Ilzaam (1970)

77. Mera Naam Joker (1970) .... Sher Singh

78. Nanak Dukhiya Sab Sansar (1970) .... Kartar Singh

79. Apna Khoon Apna Dushman (1969)

80. Toofan (1969) .... Badal

81. Balram Shri Krishna (1968) .... Balram

82. Jung Aur Aman (1968)

83. Chand Par Chadayee (1967)

84. Do Dushman (1967)

85. Daku Mangal Singh (1966)

86. Jawan Mard (1966)

87. Thakur Jarnail Singh (1966)

88. Boxer (1965)

89. Hum Sab Ustad Hain (1965)

90. Khakaan (1965)

91. Lutera (1965)

92. Mahabharat (1965) .... Bheem

93. Raaka (1965)

94. Rustom-E-Hind (1965)

95. Sher Dil (1965)

96. Sikandar E Azam (1965) .... Sikander (Alexander)

97. Tarzan and King Kong (1965) .... Tarzan's opponent

98. Tarzan Comes to Delhi (1965) .... Tarzan

99. Teen Sardar (1965)

100. Aandhi Aur Toofan (1964)

101. Aaya Toofan (1964)

102. Badshah (1964)

103. Dara Singh (1964) .... Dara Singh

104. Hercules (1964) .... Hercules

105. Samson (1964) .... Samson

106. Veer Bhimsen (1964)

107. Faulad (1963)

108. Rustom-E-Baghdad (1963) .... Dara/Rustom-E-Baghdad

109. King Kong (1962)

110. Jagga Daku (1959) .... Jagga Daku

111. Pehli Jhalak (1955)

112. Sangdil (1952)