Dara Singh

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Birthday
19, 1928
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jul 12, 2012 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1928
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jul 12, 2012 (83)

About

Stout Indian wrestler who had a prominent Bollywood career and earned a seat in India's Upper House of Parliament. He was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1996.

Before Fame

Sporting a large physique, he was encouraged to take up traditional Indian wrestling.

Trivia

His brawny image earned him 150 movie roles including starring roles as Samson and Tarzan.

Family Life

He was born into a farming family in a village near the Pakistani border. His son Vindu won the Indian reality series Big Boss in 2009.

Associated With

His progression from bodybuilding to entertainment to politics closely followed that of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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