Vijender Singh

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Brother of Vijender Singh

Manoj (Elder, Boxer)

Father of Vijender Singh

Mahipal Singh Beniwal (Bus Driver)

Mother of Vijender Singh

Krishna

Son of Vijender Singh

Arbir Singh

Wife/Spouse of Vijender Singh

Archana Singh

Favourite Actor of Vijender Singh

Akshay Kumar

Favourite Boxer(s) of Vijender Singh

Raj Kumar Sangwan, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali

Favourite Cricketer(s) of Vijender Singh

Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag

Favourite Food(s) of Vijender Singh

Grilled Lamb, Kadhai Chicken

Awards of Vijender Singh

Arjuna Award (2006)
Padma Shri (2010)

Controversies of Vijender Singh

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he was given a 2 point penalty for coming in 20 seconds late before the end of the bout.   In 2013, the Punjab Police alleged that he bought heroin from an NRI many times. But he denied the charges and was given a clean-chit from the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA).  

Information about Vijender Singh

He is a good friend of actor Akshay Kumar.  In 2009, he was ranked No.1 in the world in the middleweight (75 kg) category by the International Boxing Association.  He is the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal after beating Ecuadorian 'Carlos Gongora  Does Vijender Singh smoke?: No  Apart from Mary Kom, he is the only boxer to have won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award  Does Vijender Singh drink alcohol?: Yes  He was signed for a Bollywood film in 2011, but due to his marriage, the producer dropped him considering that he won't be as popular among females.  His hometown, Bhiwani in Haryana is known as 'Little Cuba' for producing many world class boxers.  Vijender made an appearance in Salman Khan's 'Dus Ka Dum' game show with actress Mallika Sherawat.  Vijender was born into a poor family and had no money to receive any kind of training in boxing.  Vijender has also served as a DSP in Haryana Police under sports quota.  Once, his job was to protect actress Priyanka Chopra from the crowd, during a rally in Pune  In 2013, he entered the Bigg Boss 7 house only to meet wrestler Sangram Singh.  In 2019, he joined the Indian National Congress and he was given the ticket to contest the 2019 General Election from the South Delhi Lok Sabha Constituency.  His boxing style, his uppercut and hooks are often compared with the style of actor Sylvester Stallone as the character Rocky Balboa in the Rocky film series. Vijender cites him as one of his primary influences. 


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