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Dara Singh
Dara Singh
Dara Singh
Born
Deedar Singh

(1928-11-19)19 November 1928
Dharmuchak (now Amritsar district), British India
Died 12 July 2012(2012-07-12) (aged 83)
Nationality Indian
Other names Rustam-E-Punjab
Rustam-E-Hind
Ironman of Indian cinema
Occupation Wrestler, Actor
Years active 1946–1983 (wrestler)
1950–2012 (actor)
2003-2009 (politics)

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).

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

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