Happy 81st Birthday DARA SINGH (Lord Hanuman)!

Posted: 2009-11-19T18:24:04Z

Mr. Dara Singh!

StarHe is a famous ex-wrestler who also played one of the most divine roles of Lord Hanuman in Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan and BR Chopra's Mahabharat.Star

Here is a short biography of Dara Singhji from Wikipedia:

Dara Singh (born November 19, 1928) is a Jat Punjabi Indian wrestler and film actor from Amritsar, Punjab, India.[1] He is the current president of All India Jat Mahasabha.

He was a well-known wrestler before he started acting in Hindi films in 1962.[1] 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.He was nominated member of Rajya Sabha by Bhartiya Janata Party during August 2003 - August 2009.[2]

Dara singh is from India's state of Punjab. Due to his physique[3] 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 also successfully competed against some of the greatest names in wrestling history and professional wrestlers in the United States.

Upon his return to India he gained unprecedented popularity by having wrestling bouts across the country in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, including a very popular series of matches with Lou Thesz in the late '60s.[4] He then translated this to celluloid fame by making a large number of Bollywood films which had him in the lead. One of his notable finds was the actress Mumtaz. He then went on to 1980s and 90s television fame, when he played the role of Hanuman in the television adaptation of the epic Ramayan. The series is amongst the most widely viewed in history. He has acted in over 100 films. His latest Hindi movie is Jab We Met and his latest Punjabi movie is Dil Apna Punjabi. He also worked in some television serial shows, most notable is 'Had Kar Di' which was aired on Zee TV. He has son named Vindu Dara Singh. Singh retired from active wrestling in 1983.[4] In 1996 he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.

Here are some more pics and a video of Mr. Dara Singh as our Lord Hanuman. He played the role most magnificently and many people (some even now) thought of Lord Hanuman in Dara Singh's image only.
I would like to wish Dara Singh the happiest 81st birthday!ClapTongue He is ever eternal in our hearts as Lord Hanuman, no one to this day has played the role as well as him!
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Posted: 2009-11-19T18:24:29Z

Here are some siggies/creations some of my friends (Sita11,Lola610,-Jiya-) and me made of Dara Singh/Hanuman....please also submit some siggies if you would like and I will add it to this post.Embarrassed I have tons more pics if you need for the sigs.

StarHAPPY BIRTHDAY Dara Singh!!!Star
Edited by _LalithaJanaki_ - 2009-11-19T19:37:14Z
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Posted: 2009-11-19T19:25:53Z

Lalitha, great post.

Happy Birthday, Dara Singh! Best wishes and thanks for playing the role of Hanuman Ji.

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Posted: 2009-11-19T19:52:36Z
That's a beautiful post, Lilzy!

Happy birthday, Mr. Dara Singh!

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Posted: 2009-11-19T21:21:44Z
Happy Birthday to GREAT MR DARA SINGH Clap
love u sooooooooooo much MR DARA SINGH !!!ClapBig smile
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Posted: 2009-11-19T21:29:44Z

another Birthday card for this great man !!!!TongueBig smile

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Posted: 2009-11-19T21:45:59Z
MR DARA SINGH is a great human being in real lifeTongueBig smile
he lived the great role of LORD HANUMAN in RAMANAND SAGARS RAMAYAN !!!ClapClap
he is such a famous HINDI MOVIE ACTOR ,who lived such great roles on silver screen !!! his once in a life time angry young man role in the movie MARD is considered a landmark in the field of acting !!!ClapClap
he did many movies with MR AMITABH BACHCHAN !!!
he is a multitalented personality ,he is a wrestler ,movie actor ,tv actor !!! social worker !!!!Clap
hats off to this great man !!!!
from the era of black & white movie to the recent movie like KAL HO NA HO ,JAB WE MET & many more ,MR DARA SINGH is active in the field of acting !!!Tongue
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Posted: 2009-11-19T22:36:03Z
Happy Birthday Dara Singh!!
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