Dara Singh

Active - 1965 - 2007  |   Born - Nov 19, 1928   |   Died - Jul 12, 2012 in Mumbai, India  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy Drama

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  • A famous wrestler, active from 1946 until 1983.
  • Started his acting career in Sangdil (1952), mostly playing in stunt films for the next years.
  • Played alongside Mumtaz in 16 Hindi films in the 1960s.
  • Founded Dara Studio in 1978, which in 1980 became a film studio.
  • The first sports person to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha, India's upper house of parliament, where he served from 2003 until 2009.