Sangram Singh

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Sangram Singh
Born Sanjeet Kumar[1][2]
21 July 1985
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 Sach Ka Saamna.[2] Sangram 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]

Career[edit]

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 reuhmatic 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, but he was let go from the Delhi police force due to him not getting timely permission for a wrestling trip to Italy in 2007.[6] He 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 Fitness mantra with Actress Raveena Tandon on her television chat show 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]

During the shooting of a reality show Nach Baliye7 Sangram did not attend the finale on 18 July 2015 in Mumbai as he had a Wrestling match against Canadian Wrestler Joe Legend in South Africa. Apparently Sangram won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship after defeating Joe legend in the Last Man Standing fight in Port Elizabeth.[17] Also there were rumours that Sangram was upset too with the makers of Nach Baliye7 as they were partial towards a certain contestants and were letting them travel abroad during the reality shooting of the show.[18]

Personal life[edit]

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 arthiritis and got up from wheelchair to become a wrestler representing India. He also had a brief stint in Delhi Police. Sangram is currently in a relationship with Actress Payal Rohatgi.[19] The Couple got engaged on 27 February 2014 at a ceremony in Ahmedabad at Payal's hometown.[20]

Television[edit]

Show name Channel As
Survivor India Star Plus Himself
100% - De Dhana Dhan Colors Himself
Sacch Ka Saamna Star PLUS Himself
Big Toss India TV Himself
Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki Life OK Himself
Bigg Boss 7 Colors Himself
SuperCops vs Supervillains Life OK Himself
Badi Door Se Aaye Hai SAB TV Armaan Kumar
Tau aur Bhau Live India Himself
Simply Baatien With Raveena Sony Pal Himself
Nach Baliye 7 Star Plus Himself

Movies[edit]

2015 Uvaa [21] Sports Coach

Wrestling[edit]

Year competition Location Category Place/Medal
2003 49th Senior Men Greco Roman Style National Wrestling Championship Ranchi 120 kg Second / Silver [22]
2005 World Senior Wrestling Championship Budapest (Hungary) 96 kg Participated [23]
2006 Johnie Reitz Big-5 Wrestling Competition (Open Championship) Johannesburg (South Africa) 96 kg Gold medal [24][25]
2007 All India Open Wrestling Competition Delhi 110 kg Gold / First [26]
2015 Commonwealth Heavyweight Championships Port Elizabeth, SouthAfrica last man standing Winner [27]

Awards[edit]

Year Award Award By About the Award
2012 World's Best Wrestler of 2012 [28][29] WWP [30] 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 [31] 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 [32] 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]

References[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 c 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 | Sangram Singh
  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. ^ http://www.mid-day.com/news/2008/jan/929613.htm
  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". 
  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 paralysed 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. ^ "Want to settle down with Sangram: Payal Rohatgi - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  20. ^ "Sangram Singh brought stability in my life, says Payal Rohatgi". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  21. ^ "http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Sangram-Singh-shoots-his-film-Yuva-in-Delhi/articleshow/39888593.cms". 
  22. ^ :: Wrestling Federation Of India ::
  23. ^ http://wrestlingfederationofindia.com/images/pdf/International_Upto_June-2013.pdf
  24. ^ "Around the City". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 24 August 2006. 
  25. ^ Delhi Police constable wins gold in wrestling - Monsters and Critics
  26. ^ http://www.mid-day.com/news/2007/dec/850121.htm
  27. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/sangram-singh-wins-commonwealth-heavyweight-championship-says-hard-work-paid-off/
  28. ^ Sangram Singh Awarded World’s Best Wrestler of 2012 | WWP – World Wrestling Professionals
  29. ^ "Sangram Singh : World's best professional wrestler - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  30. ^ WWP Superstars | WWP – World Wrestling Professionals
  31. ^ Ainuc ::
  32. ^ The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Haryana Plus

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