Vindu Dara Singh

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Vindu Dara Singh
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Born (1964-05-06) 6 May 1964 (age 56)
OccupationActor
Years active1994–present
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
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 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 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. 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.

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 having links to bookies & involvement in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.[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]

Comedy Circus ka naya daur
Programme Role
Draupadi (2001) Bheema
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)
Power Couple (2015) Himself
Jai Veer Hanuman Hanuman
Vishnu Puran(2000)

Hanuman

Betaal Pachisi (1997) Zulmato
Chandrakanta Laughter da master season 2 & 3 (PTC punjabi Judge)

Mr Punjab (2018) judge Comedy nights Bachao Nach Baliye Star plus 2019

References[edit]

  1. ^ IANS (27 December 2009). "'I hope I'm as lucky as Shilpa'". mid-day. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  2. ^ Deshpande, Alok (22 May 2013). "Dara Singh's son among three arrested". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. 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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