Dara Singh

Indian professional wrestler and actor (1928-2012)

Dara Singh (19 November 1928 – 12 July 2012) was an Indian wrestler and actor. He started acting in 1952. He was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha. He worked as Hindi and Punjabi movie producer, director and writer. He acted on movie and television. He was known for his roles in Jab We Met (2007), Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) and Mera Naam Joker (1972).

Dara Singh
Dara Singh
Dara Singh
Deedar Singh

(1928-11-19)19 November 1928
Died12 July 2012(2012-07-12) (aged 83)
Other namesRustam-E-Punjab
Ironman of Indian cinema
OccupationWrestler, Actor
Years active1946–1983 (wrestler)
1950–2012 (actor)
2003-2009 (politics)

Singh died on 12 July 2012 at his home in Mumbai, India from cardiac arrest, aged 83.[1]


  1. "Dara Singh taken home, doctors say less chance of recovery". 10 July 2012.

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