Profession: Frank Warren
Brother of Vijender Singh
Manoj (Elder, Boxer)
Father of Vijender Singh
Mahipal Singh Beniwal (Bus Driver)
Mother of Vijender Singh
Son of Vijender Singh
Wife/Spouse of Vijender Singh
Favourite Actor of Vijender Singh
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.