Sangram Singh

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Sangram Singh
Born Sanjeet Kumar[1][2]
21 July 1985
Madina,Rohtak, Haryana, India[3]
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra
Nationality Indian
Occupation Sportsman Wrestler/Actor

Sanjeet Kumar, better known by his fight name Sangram Singh, is an Indian wrestler and actor.[1][2] He has also appeared in a number of reality television shows, such as Survivor India and was finalist of season seven of Bigg Boss in 2013. In July 2015, he won Commonwealth Heavyweight Professional Championship that was held in South Africa.[4][5]


Sangram Singh started his career as a sportsperson with Delhi Police in 1999. He was born as premature child, at an early age he got rheumatoid arthritis and was in a wheel chair for 8 years. His willpower to make him great wrestler and his career in wrestling took him around the world. He left Delhi Police due to him not getting timely permission for a wrestling trip to Italy in 2007.[6] He was awarded the World's Best Professional Wrestler title by World Wrestling Professionals, South Africa in 2012 for his style, stamina and nature of wrestling.[7] He was named brand ambassador for the Wrestling Federation of India for 2014.[8] Sangram Singh shared his fitness mantra with Actress Raveena Tandon on her television chat show Simply Baatein inspiring all to be healthy and fit.[9] He is also closely working with Maneka Gandhi for Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre and People For Animal (PFA) as their Brand Amabassador.[10][11][12][13] He was the official motivational speaker for the Indian Army and for Indian wrestlers who were representing India in the Commonwealth Games.[14][15] Sangram has also been part of promotion to create awareness about voting in Haryana, his hometown.[16] Sangram had a Wrestling match against Canadian Wrestler Joe E. Legend in South Africa on 18 July 2015. Apparently Sangram won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship after defeating Joe E. Legend in the Professional wrestling match Last Man Standing fight in Port Elizabeth.[17] Though the contract of Nach Baliye 7 expired on 5 July 2015, Sangram tried his best to accommodate the Grand Finale of the show in his schedule but the wrestling match was his prior commitment. Also there were rumours that Sangram was upset with the makers of Nach Baliye 7 as they were partial towards certain contestants and were letting them travel abroad during the shooting of the reality show.[18] Sangram Singh was felicitated for his Commonwealth Heavyweight Professional Championship victory by the honorable Prime Minister Of India Shri Narendra Modi in Delhi for making India Proud.[19] Hrithik Roshan and Discovery India came up with a television show HRX Heroes where stories of Real Life heroes were depicted. One such story was of Sangram Singh whose journey from wheelchair to being an International Professional Wrestler was shown. Its amazing how inspiring is the journey and we hope it inspires more youngsters by watching this show.[20] Sangram Singh announced the launch of Champions Pro Khusti league in Dec 2015 in Mumbai. Sangram ji will play his first International match here in Chandigarh on Feb 6th 2016. This match will be a charity match for the benefit of Cancer patients.[21] Sangram received the title "Indian Affairs Indian of the year 2014 in Sports Leadership" at 5th Annual Indian Affairs founded by Satya Brahma at India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2014.[22] Sangram Singh motivated the students of IIT Delhi in February 2016 when he was invited to the institution as a Guest Of Honor. The connection that Sangram Singh has with the youth of India is amazing.[23] Sangram won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championships for the second time on March 27, 2016 by defeating South African Wrestler Ananzi thus keeping the Belt In India. The match was played at Port Elizabeth, South Africa.[24] Recently, being inspired by Sangram's life journey so far a chapter on him has been included in Hindi textbooks for children studying in 7th standard. When asked Sangramji about it he said he was very humbled by it.[25] Also a scholarship under Sangram Singh has been offered to deserving students in a university and shall look at helping the students achieve their dreams who come from modest families.[26] Sangram Singh was appointed the brand ambassador for Haryana Kabaddi League that was organised in Haryana in June 2016 and Sangramji went out of his way to promote the local sport. His presence at the event drew more than a Lac crowd which clearly shows the connection he has with the common man.[27] Sangram has bought the rights to make a biopic on the life of Legendary Wrestler KD Jadhav who won the first Olympic for India in 1952. We are looking forward to the film where Sangram himself is working hard to prepare for the portrayal of Jadhav ji.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Sangram Singh hails from Rohtak, Haryana. His parents are Umed Singh and Ramodevi. He has a brother and a sister. Born in the village of Madina, Sangram fought rheumatoid arthritis and got up from wheelchair to become a wrestler representing India. He also had a brief stint in Delhi Police. Sangram and actress Payal Rohatgi got engaged on 27 February 2014 at a ceremony in Payal's hometown Ahmedabad.[29] Sangram launched his sportwear range SGXbySangramSingh in Delhi on 17 March 2016 at FDCI which he targets for the benefit of common man. This launch was supported by Celebrity Designer Rohit Bal and Sangram's fiancee actress Payal Rohatgi also graced the launch.[30] Sangram Singh was invited by AYUSH ministry and NDMC to Delhi as guest speaker to motivate youngsters on International Yoga Day 2016 by sharing his life story and telling them the natural benefits of Yoga. He was guest of honour at this event which was also graced by Union Minister Venkaiya Naidu who was the chief guest.[31]


Show name Channel As
100% - De Dhana Dhan Colors Himself
Sacch Ka Saamna Star PLUS Himself
Big Toss India TV Himself
SuperCops vs Supervillains Life OK Himself
Badi Door Se Aaye Hai SAB TV Armaan Kumar
CID (Indian TV series) Sony TV Wrestler Sangram
Tau aur Bhau Live India Himself
Simply Baatien With Raveena Sony Pal Himself
HRX heroes Discovery India Himself


2015 Uvaa [32] Sports Coach


Year competition Location Category Place/Medal
2003 49th Senior Men Greco Roman Style National Wrestling Championship Ranchi 120 kg Second / Silver [33]
2005 World Senior Wrestling Championship Budapest (Hungary) 96 kg Participated [34]
2006 Johnie Reitz Big-5 Wrestling Competition (Open Championship) Johannesburg (South Africa) 96 kg Gold medal [35][36]
2007 All India Open Wrestling Competition Delhi 110 kg Gold / First [37]
2015 Commonwealth Heavyweight Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa last man standing Winner [38]
2016 Champions ProKhusti Mohali, Chandigarh, India defeat Robbie E Winner [39]
2016 Commonwealth Heavyweight Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa defeat Ananzi Winner [40]


Year Award Award By About the Award
2016 Best Sportsperson & TV personality Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Award [41] This award was initiated by the nephew of the former President of India and an acclaimed NGO.
2012 World's Best Wrestler of 2012 [42][43] WWP [44] WWP is a Professional Wrestling Federation in South Africa. Sangram was selected for the award from the 118 Wrestlers in WWP.
2010 Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman AINUC [45] All India national Unity Conference (AINUC) is an organizing conducting conferences, seminars and symposia to stress the need of unity and integrity. The Award is presented for achievements in various areas of life.
2010 Crown Award Young Men's Association of India [46] Young Men's Association of India is an NGO headed by president Amit Swami who is a promoter of bodybuilding in India. The honour is presented for Sangram's achievements in wrestling.

Reality shows[edit]


  1. ^ a b Sharma, Garima (11 November 2013). "In pics: Did you know this startling fact about 'Mr. India' and Bigg Boss-7 participant Sangram Singh?". Daily Bhaskar. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Sharma, Garima (12 November 2011). "Sangram Singh in Sach Ka Saamna". Times of India. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sangram Singh is a World Class Wrestler from India". 
  4. ^ "Sangram Singh wins WWP Heavyweight Championship: Some unknown facts you must know". 21 July 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Commonwealth Heavyweight champion Sangram Singh: "I want to help aspiring sportsmen in India"". 
  6. ^ "Ace wrestler Sanjit Kumar Dangi is sacked from the Delhi police for failing to follow rules". 
  7. ^ "The Inspirational Story of Sangram Singh". World Wrestling Professionals. Retrieved 22 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "Sangram becomes brand ambassador of Wrestling Federation of India". The Times Of India. 
  9. ^ "Sangram Singh to share fitness mantra on TV". 
  10. ^ "Sangram Singh to follow Menka Gandhi's footstep". The Times Of India. 
  11. ^ "Sangram Singh becomes Brand Ambassador for Sanjay Gandhi Animal care centre". 
  12. ^ "Sangram Singh, Our Brand Ambassador". Facebook. 
  13. ^ "Sangram Singh, CWG Gold Medalist, World's Ace Wrestler, Visits SGACC". 
  14. ^ "Sangram Singh turns motivational speaker for wrestlers". The Times Of India. 
  15. ^ "I was paralyzed and confined to the chair for 8 years: Sangram". The Times Of India. 
  16. ^ "Sangram chosen as the face of voter awareness campaign". The times Of India. 
  17. ^ "Sangram Singh: It's not only my win, it's also the win of those who supported me". 
  18. ^ "Did Sangram leave Nach Baliye in protest?". 
  19. ^ "Sangram Singh meets Modi". 
  20. ^ "HRX Heroes With Hrithik Roshan". 
  21. ^ "Sangram Singh announces the launch of Champion's Pro Kushti in Mumbai". 
  22. ^ Samosa, Social. "Indian Affairs India Leadership Conclave 21014 Awards conferred to India's Noted Leaders!". Social Samosa. Retrieved 2016-02-07. 
  23. ^ "Sangram Singh is guest of honour at IIT Delhi's management fest". 
  24. ^ "South African referee cheated on me: Wrestler Sangram Singh claims after winning Commonwealth Heavy Weight Championship". 
  25. ^ "A chapter on Sangram's life in a textbook". 
  26. ^ "Deserving students to benefit from a scholarship named after Sangram Singh". 
  27. ^ "Wrestler Sangram Singh promotes Haryana Circle Kabaddi League". 
  28. ^ "Sangram Singh all set to make a biopic on legendary KD Jadhav". 
  29. ^ "Sangram Singh brought stability in my life, says Payal Rohatgi". IANS. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  30. ^ "Sangram Singh gets 'aam aadmi' factor to sportswear range". 
  31. ^ "Sangram Singh's Yoga Day out in CP". 
  32. ^ "Sangram Singh shoots his film Yuva in Delhi". 
  33. ^ ":: Wrestling Federation Of India ::". 
  34. ^ "International Upto June 2013" (PDF). 
  35. ^ "Around the City". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 24 August 2006. 
  36. ^ Delhi Police constable wins gold in wrestling - Monsters and Critics
  37. ^ "Sanjeet Kumar Dangi won All India Open Wrestling Competition held at Old Pilanzi Ramlila Ground in Sarojini Nagar yesterday.". 
  38. ^ "Sangram Singh wins Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship, says hard work paid off". The Indian Express. 22 July 2015. 
  39. ^ "Sangram Singh wins Champion's Pro Kushti inaugural bout". The Times Of India. 7 Feb 2016. 
  40. ^ veritenews. 3 April 2016  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  41. ^ "Sangram Singh Wins The First Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Award". 
  42. ^ "Sangram Singh Awarded World's Best Wrestler of 2012". WWP – World Wrestling Professionals. 
  43. ^ "Sangram Singh : World's best professional wrestler - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  44. ^ "Official WWP Superstars". World Wrestling Professionals. 
  45. ^ "AINUC ::". 
  46. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Haryana Plus". 

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