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Dara Singh was India’s best actor as well as a famous wrestler.

Today is the birthday of famous entertainment actor Dara Singh, born on 19 November 1928 in Dharmuk village of Amritsar (Punjab). His real name was Deedar Singh Randhawa. Apart from a talented artist, he was a popular wrestler and producer-director. Dara Singh acted in many great films and television serials in Hindi films. He was actually recognized by the role of Lord Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar’s ‘Ramayana’.


The same Dara Singh was a popular wrestler of India. He started wrestling from Singapore in 1949. Dara Singh, 6 feet two inches tall, wrestled against and defeated many world class winners. This was the reason that he was awarded ‘Rustom-e-Punjab’ and ‘Rustom-e-Hind’. Dara Singh decided to turn to films along with wrestling.


Dara Singh made his Bollywood debut with the film ‘Sangdil’. This film came in 1952. Actor Dilip Kumar and actress Madhubala played the lead roles in this film. After this film, Dara Singh worked in many best Bollywood films including Faulad, Mera Naam Joker, Dharmatma, Ram Vishwas, Mard and left his indelible mark in Hindi films. Dara Singh had acted in more than 500 films in his entire career. Dara Singh always won wrestling after the 1968 World Championships. In 1970, he produced his first Punjabi film Nanak Dukhiya Sab Sansar.




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