Dara Singh Randhawa (born Deedar Singh Randhawa; 19 November 1928 – 12 July 2012), known professionally as Dara Singh, was an Indian professional wrestler, actor and politician. He started acting in 1952 and was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha (upper house) of India. He worked as Hindi and Punjabi film producer, director and writer, and he acted in films and television. He is known for his undefeated worldwide streak in wrestling and later being a successfull movie star. His role of Hanuman in film Bajrangi (1976) and in Ramanand Sagars Ramayan made him the Indias favorite son.