Vindu Dara Singh

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Vindu Dara Singh
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Born (1964-05-06) 6 May 1964 (age 54)
OccupationActor
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Farah Naaz (divorced)
Dina Umarova
Children2
Parent(s)
RelativesSee Randhawa family

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 as a hero followed by Mitter Pare Nu Hall Mureedan Da Kehna, and in Jatt James Bond, with Gippy Grewal and Lion Of Punjab, with Daljit Dosanjh. 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 along with Vishnu Puran, and films like Maruti Mere Dost, Goswami Tulsidas, Sri Ramdasu with Akkinani Nagarjuna and Rama Rajyam with Nandamuri Balakrishna. He has also starred as a supervillain in TV serials on Star Plus, including as Zaal in Ssshhhh...Koi Hai (2003) and Char Sau Chalis in Karma (2004). Vindu has also played 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, Yug, Betaal Pachisi, Gul Sanobar Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein, Vikram Aur Betaal and many more shows. Vindu Dara Singh has made appearances in television shows like Master Chef 2, Comedy Circus, All Most Famous, Maa Exchange and Zor Ka Jhatka with Shah Rukh Khan. 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, Housefull 2 and Son of Sardaar.

He acted as the lead on stage in the play Hello Darling and produced his own comedy show Golmaal The Play and both plays are hugely successful, and he is also seen live in the Luv Kush Ramleela in Delhi, where he will be doing the part of Lord Hanuman-ji, which is a part of his family tradition.

Personal life[edit]

Vindu and his wife Dina Umarova

Vindu's father was the wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh. He divorced actress Farah, with whom he had a son, and subsequently married model Dina Umarova, with whom he has a daughter.[1]

In May 2013, he was arrested for alleged links to bookies in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, but the case never started.[2][3]

Filmography[edit]

Dubbing roles[edit]

Animated films[edit]

Film Title Original Voice Character Dub Language Original Language Original Year Release Dub Year Release Notes
The Incredibles Samuel L. Jackson Lucius Best / Frozone
(Barfila)
Hindi English 2004 2004 The Hindi dub released as
"Hum Hain Lajawab".
Vrajesh Hirjee dubbed this character in sequel.

Television[edit]

Programme Role
Ssshhhh...Koi Hai (2003) Zaal
Bigg Boss 3 (2009) Himself (WINNER)
Maa exchange (2011) Himself
Welcome - Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi ki (2013) Himself
Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (2013) Bhushan (Foolish Man)
Jai Veer Hanuman Hanuman
Betaal Pachisi (1997) Zulmato
Chandrakanta Himself

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.

4. Vindu Dara Singh to perform in a Ramleela

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