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Dara Singh is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Indian born on 19 november 1928

Dara Singh

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Birth name Dara Singh Randhawa
Nationality Inde
Birth 19 november 1928
Death 12 july 2012 (at 83 years) at Mumbai (Inde)

Dara Singh (19 November 1928 – 12 July 2012) was an Indian wrestler-turned-actor. He started acting in 1952 and was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha (upper house) of India. He worked as Hindi and Punjabi film producer, director and writer, and he acted in films and television.


Dara Singh married twice. He had a son, Parduman Singh Randhawa, from his first marriage and from his second marriage he had five children: two sons and three daughters including Vindu Dara Singh, who is a film and television actor.

He was admitted in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on 7 July 2012 following a cardiac arrest. He died on 12 July 2012 at his home in Mumbai. He was cremated at Juhu crematorium.

Usually with

(9 films)
Raj Kapoor
Raj Kapoor
(3 films)
(4 films)
Satish Kaul
Satish Kaul
(4 films)
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Filmography of Dara Singh (59 films)

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Jab We Met
Jab We Met (2007)
, 2h22
Directed by Imtiaz Ali
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies, Bollywood
Actors Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Dara Singh, Pavan Malhotra, Kiran Juneja, Saumya Tandon
Roles Dadji
Rating78% 3.9489853.9489853.9489853.9489853.948985
Aditya Kashyap ( Shahid Kapoor) a wealthy industrialist meets his girlfriend at her wedding to another man. Depressed he boards a train without any ticket and while in the train, he bumps into Geet Dhillon( Kareena Kapoor) who is a talkative Punjabi girl who lives in a world of dreams. Initially Aditya finds Geet very irritating because Geet is continually talking without Aditya showing much interest.
Dil Apna Punjabi
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Harbhajan Mann, Neeru Bajwa, Mahek Chahal, Kanwaljit Singh, Gurpreet ghuggi, Dara Singh
Rating69% 3.465463.465463.465463.465463.46546
Set in the lively village of modern-day Punjab, "Dil Apna Punjabi", is about a family spanning over four generations all living under one roof headed by Sardar Hardam Singh (Dara Singh).
Kal Ho Naa Ho, 3h4
Directed by Nikhil Advani
Origin Inde
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical theatre, Romantic drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Jaya Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Sushma Seth, Dara Singh
Roles Pritam Chaddha
Rating79% 3.999013.999013.999013.999013.99901
Naina Catherine Kapur (Preity Zinta) is a bespectacled 23-year-old Punjabi MBA student who is quite pessimistic and cynical towards her life and relationships. The movie opens up to Naina visiting Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. She relates how whenever she misses her father, she comes to the park. Upon returning home, we see Jenny (Jaya Bachchan), Naina's widowed mother who is on the phone discussing a loan extension for their centrally situated restaurant which isn't doing so well. Upon Naina's father's passing, all the house's responsibilities have fallen on her. Naina begins looking through the mail to find another private and confidential letter addressed to her mother, among many others she periodically receives. She also finds a letter from a Punjabi matrimonial service, Kunwari Kudi (meaning: Single Girl) that her grandmother and her aunts have enlisted in hopes of marrying off Naina to a Sikh sardar man. Naina's grandmother Lajjo (Sushma Seth), and Naina's aunts Kammo (Shoma Anand) and Vimmo (Kamini Khanna) are religious aspiring musicians who often perform for their neighbor, Chadda (Dara Singh) and to the horror and inconvenience of many of their other neighbors. There are also Naina's younger siblings in the home, including Shiv (Athit Naik), Naina's disabled biological brother and Gia (Jhanak Shukla), Naina's adoptive sister. There is much tension in the Kapur household as Lajjo is resentful towards Gia and Jenny as she believes Jenny's decision to adopt Gia is what led to her husband's suicide and the failing financial condition of their family, thus causing her to be affectionate with Naina and Shiv, while being cold to Gia. She thinks that Gia is the main problem in the house. She believes that the problems in the house started after Gia is adopted. There is also much religious tension in the house as Jenny practices Christianity while Lajjo practices Sikhism.
Shararat (2002)
, 2h2
Directed by Imtiaz Ali
Origin Inde
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Abhishek Bachchan, Hrishitaa Bhatt, Amrish Puri, Helen Khan, Tinnu Anand, A. K. Hangal
Roles Mr. Gujral
Rating47% 2.3714552.3714552.3714552.3714552.371455
Rahul Khanna (Abhishek Bachchan) is the only son of wealthy industrialists, who have no time for their son while on the other hand Rahul has nothing but time on his hands and is hell bent upon getting into trouble with the law, such as racing cars with his friends but he gets away with it most of the time by bribing the officer. Eventually his luck runs out one day while stuck in traffic and in a hurry to reach the airport for his flight to America he meddles with the traffic lights turning them all green and causing a number of vehicles to crash. This time the offence is too serious and unable to bribe the officer he is arrested. DCP Bhosle (Om Puri) wants to teach Rahul a lesson but can't think of a way other than making him do time in jail. Neha Sengupta (Hrishitaa Bhatt) inspired by a Bill clinton newspaper article, comes up with a unique punishment idea for Rahul, Community Service. The Judge likes this idea and sentences a remorseless Rahul to a senior citizen's home out in the country. Sparks fly when Rahul meets the old residents of the senior citizens' home, as they do not get on very well.
Farz (2001)
, 2h47
Directed by Raj Kanwar
Actors Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Farida Jalal, Johnny Lever, Om Puri, Jackie Shroff
Rating43% 2.180562.180562.180562.180562.18056
ACP Arjun Singh (Om Puri) and his brother-in-law, Tayaji (Dara Singh) are with the police force but when Tayaji is killed on duty Arjun's family are devastated by his death. His wife Rukmani (Farida Jalal), daughter Kajal (Preity Zinta) and son Rahul are shattered by his death and soon Arjun is fearful that the same person that killed his brother-in-law will come after him or his family.
Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, 2h26
Directed by David Dhawan
Origin Inde
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Om Puri, Paresh Rawal, Kader Khan, Anupam Kher
Roles Sapna's Grandfather
Rating50% 2.5048052.5048052.5048052.5048052.504805
Sapna (Karisma Kapoor) has been brought up by her three doting, but eccentric uncles. Uncle no. 1 (Paresh Rawal) is a Hindu religious fanatic, while Uncle. No. 2 (Om Puri) is a former wrestler who is very in to fitness, and makes Sapna do intense workout routines daily. Uncle no. 3 (Anupam Kher) is in to fashion and western music. The uncles all wish for her to marry, but their differences clash, as each of them want the boy to have the same interests as them. Sapna is tired of dancing to her uncle's tunes all her life, and wishes to take a group trip to Europe. However, when she expresses her wishes to her nanny, Mary (Himani Shivpuri), her uncles fire the nanny for giving Sapna such foolish ideas. However, Mary works for another family, and tells them of Sapna's plight. She shares Sapna's photo with Raja (Salman Khan). He is pleased with her photo and is determined to make her his bride. Meanwhile, Sapna looks to a last resort and tries to run away, but Uncle no. 3 catches her and volunteers to take her to the airport himself. On her travels through Europe, Raja creates nothing but trouble for her, but circumstances separate them from the rest of the tour group, and Raja saves Sapna's life. They fall in love, and wish to marry once they return to India, but Raja must first impress all three of her uncles. Through a series of comic events, Raja wins their hearts. He and Sapna happily marry in the end.
Dillagi (1999)

Directed by Sunny Deol
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Bobby Deol, Urmila Matondkar, Sunny Deol, Zohra Sehgal, Dara Singh, Preity Zinta
Rating54% 2.705872.705872.705872.705872.70587
Rajvir (Bobby Deol) and Ranvir (Sunny Deol) are devoted brothers. They along with their parents leave their village in Punjab to move to Mumbai. When their mother passes away, Ranvir takes on the responsibility of looking after his younger brother. After some hardship Ranvir manages to turn everything around and he becomes really wealthy. Rajvir on the other hand lives recklessly and without a care in the world.
Auto Driver
Directed by Suresh Krissna
Actors Akkineni Nagarjuna, Dara Singh, Deepti Bhatnagar, Simran, Brahmanandam, Vijayakumar

It tells the story of an importable auto driver who falls in love with a college student. They live happily until the girl's father rejects their love and a villain is also into the girl. Who is the villain and how the auto driver convinces the heroine's love to her father forms the rest of the story.
Ajooba (1991)
, 2h59
Directed by Shashi Kapoor
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Superhero films
Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia, Rishi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Sonam, Saeed Jaffrey
Rating52% 2.6070152.6070152.6070152.6070152.607015
The Afghan kingdom of "Baharistan" is ruled by a just and kind Sultan Ali Rizwan Mohhamad Dokeer Khan (Shammi Kapoor). All is well in the land except that the Sultan seemingly can't have children. An evil devil-worshipping Vazir (Amrish Puri) seeks to usurp the throne, revive his "fauladi shaitan" (a huge demon-like figure made of stone), and take over the world. The Vazir instructs his maids to strangle every child born to the Sultan. Finally, however, a spark of divine intervention (presented literally as a spark which descends from the heavens and enters the womb) renders the next newborn son immune to the poisons and strangulations administered by the maids. This Shehezada (prince) eventually becomes Ajooba (miracle).
Dharam Sankat
Actors Vinod Khanna, Amrita Singh, Dara Singh, Sahila Chadha, Rohini Hattangadi, Amrish Puri
Rating51% 2.5672352.5672352.5672352.5672352.567235
Dacait Jagira (Amrish Puri) has terrorized the entire country-side with his raids and cruelty. On one such encounter he kills Gopal's mother, leaving him an orphan. Durga (Rohini Hattangadi) takes care of Gopal and raises him as her own son, Birju. Years pass by, Gopal (Raj Babbar) and Birju (Vinod Khanna) have grown up. While another band of dacaits is raiding their village, the leader Sohn Kanwar (Sahila Chaddha) is about to kill Birju, when she is told that his mother is Durga, and she spares him, due to Durga being the wife of Dara (Dara Singh), another dacait. This revelation unleases a tide of hate against Birju and Durga, and they are forced to leave the village. To make matters worse, Gopal disowns any relationship he has had with both of them, and wants to marry Madhu (Amrita Singh), who loves Birju. Gopal becomes a police inspector, and Birju is forced to bear arms and become a dacait. Birju also brings Madhu with him, and this does not fit in with Sohn Kanwar's plans that she has for Birju. To make matters worse, the Police Commissioner (Vikram Gokhale) issues a substantial reward to bring in Birju dead or alive.
Shikari: The Hunter, 2h20
Directed by Umesh Mehra
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Mithun Chakraborty, Naseeruddin Shah, Varsha Usgaonkar, Amrish Puri, Achyut Potdar, Gulshan Grover
Rating58% 2.9255552.9255552.9255552.9255552.925555
Shikari: The Hunter is an action film starring Mithun Chakraborty and Naseeruddin Shah in lead roles. The film was shot in Russia and it was jointly directed by Indian director Umesh Mehra and Russian director Latif Faiziyev