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Nov 19, 1928

Dara Singh Randhawa ( ਦਾਰਾ ਸਿੰਘ )(born 19 November 1928) is wrestler and Bollywood film actor. He was born in Jat family of Punjabi background. He is the current president of All India Jat Mahasabha. He was a wrestler before he started acting in Hindi films in 1962. He has defeated former world champion wrestler including Stanislaus Zbyszko. He was nominated member of Rajya Sabha by Bhartiya Janata Party during August 2003-August 2009. He is from the area near the village Dharmuchuk in District Amritsar, Punjab, India. 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 kings of various Indian princely states and wrestled frequently in haats and melas (fairs and carnivals). He successfully competed against some of the greatest names in wrestling history and professional wrestlers in the United States. Upon his return to India he held wrestling bouts across the country in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, including a series of matches with Lou Thesz in the late '60s. He made a large

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