Vindu Dara Singh

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Vindu Dara Singh
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Born (1964-05-06) May 6, 1964 (age 50)
Punjab , India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Farah Naaz (divorced)
Dina Umarova
Children Fateh Randhawa, Amelia Randhawa

Vindu Dara Singh (born 6 May 1964) is an Indian film and television actor. He is the winner of the third season of Bigg Boss.

Career[edit]

Vindu made his acting debut in the 1994 Hindi film Karan. Then he acted in 1996 Punjabi film, Rab Dian Rakhan which was directed by his father. Since then, he has acted in many films, mostly in supporting roles.

He has also acted in TV serials, including the role of Hanuman in the TV serial Jai Veer Hanuman, much like his father did in Ramayan. He has also starred as a supervillain in TV serials on Star Plus, including Zaal in Ssshhhh...Koi Hai (2003) and Char Sau Chalis in Karma (2004). Vindu has also essayed an important role in the serial "Black" on 9X where he has played the character of Rajiv, a medium who can establish connections with spirits. Vindu Dara Singh has made appearance in television shows like Master Chef 2, Comedy Circus, All Most Famous, Maa Exchange. Singh also paired in a Pepsi commercial with Ranbir Kapoor.

He was the winner of the third season of the reality TV show Bigg Boss in 2009 and was also announced the most stylish and bold contestant to win the Chevrolet Cruze a feat that has never occurred winning both the cash prize and car, defeating Pravesh Rana and Poonam Dhillon. He has been given the title 'Bade dil wala' (man with a golden heart) by his housemates.

Vindu Dara Singh has also worked in many successful films like Garv, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Partner, Khushboo, Team - The Force, Kisse Pyaar Karoon, Kambakkht Ishq, Maruti, Housefull, Lion of Punjab, Housefull 2, joker, Jai jwala maa, Son of Sardar and many more films in Punjabi and Telugu with more in the pipeline like Sajid Nadiadwala's Next 2 including Kick and Sajid Khan's Himmatwala.

Personal life[edit]

Vindu and his wife Dina Umarova

Vindu's father is the famous wrestler turned actor late Dara Singh. Vindu was earlier married to actress Farah. They have since divorced and have a son Fateh Randhawa. After separating from Farah, he married model Dina Umarova with whom he has a daughter Amelia Randhawa.[1]

In May 2013, he was arrested for alleged links to bookies in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.[2][3]

Filmography[edit]

Animated Films

Bhakti mein shakti (child artist) Nanak dukhiya sab sansar (child artist) Bhakti mein shakti (main lead produced by T.series) Rab dian rakhan (main lead) Mitter pyare nu haal mooridan da kehna (main lead.written and directed by Ratan Aulakh)–

Film Title Original Voice Role Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson Barfila (Lucius Best/Frozone) Hindi English 2004 2004 released as "Hum Hain Lajawab"

Television[edit]

Programme Role
Bigg Boss 3 (2009) Himself
Maa exchange (2011) Himself
Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki (2013) Himself
Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (2013) Bhushan

References[edit]

  1. ^ IANS (27 December 2009). "'I hope I'm as lucky as Shilpa'". mid-day. Retrieved 2011-06-13. 
  2. ^ Deshpande, Alok (22 May 2013). "Dara Singh’s son among three arrested". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "IPL spot-fixing: Vindoo Dara Singh sent to 3-day police custody for alleged links to bookies". NDTV. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 23 May 2013. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Ashutosh Kaushik
Bigg Boss Winner
Season 3 (2009)
Succeeded by
Shweta Tiwari