Sangram U Singh
Born Name: Sangram Singh
Date of Birth: 21 July 1985 (age 33)
Place of Birth: Madina, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Residence: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Height: 1.85 m
Partner: Payal Rohatgi (2011–)
Education: Model School, Rohtak
Parents: Umed Singh, Ramodevi Singh
Occupation: Sportsman Wrestler/Actor|Motivational Speaker
Official Website: Sangram U Singh
Official Youtube Channel: Team Sangram U Singh
Sangram Singh (born 21 July 1985), is an Indian wrestler, actor, motivational speaker and philanthropist. He has also appeared in a number of reality television shows, such as Survivor India and was finalist of season seven of Bigg Boss in 2013 & many others. In July 2015, he won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Wrestling Championship that was held in South Africa. He was awarded the title of World's Best Wrestler by the World Wrestling Professionals.
Sangram is from the village Madina in Rohtak, Haryana. He was born into a humble family. Sangram was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and was confined to a wheelchair for the first 8 years of his life. His father, Umed Singh, is a retired army soldier. His mother Ramodevi is a homemaker. Sangram was an average student in school.
Sangram Singh is a notable philanthropist. He came out with an appeal to help Pulwama martyrs’ families.
Sangram Singh started his career as a sportsperson with the Delhi Police in 1999. In All India Police Games 2005 he represented DELHI Police at Chawla (New Delhi) and successfully had a Bronze Medal. He was also awarded the title "World's Best Professional Wrestler" by World Wrestling Professionals, after a match in South Africa in 2012 for his style, stamina and nature of wrestling. It was during this fight that he nearly died - his opponent was on him for 10 minutes and he nearly suffocated. He was named brand ambassador for the Wrestling Federation of India for 2014.
In July 2015, Sangram won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship after defeating Joe E. Legend in the Last Man Standing fight in Port Elizabeth. Sangram was felicitated for his Commonwealth Heavyweight Professional Championship victory by the honorable Prime Minister Of India Shri Narendra Modi in Delhi.
Sangram won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship for the second time on March 27, 2016, by defeating South African Wrestler Ananzi, keeping the belt In India. The match was played at Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Sangram has recently bought the rights to make a biopic on the life of Legendary Wrestler K. D. Jadhav, who won the first Olympic title for India in 1952. He is playing the titular role in the movie.
Social service and motivational speaking
Sangram has been involved in social service and conducts various motivational talks for corporate companies. He motivates youngsters at schools and colleges by sharing his life journey, thus being a real life motivational coach. He is closely working with Maneka Gandhi for Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre and People For Animals (PFA) as their Brand Amabassador. He was the official motivational speaker for the Indian Army and for Indian wrestlers who were representing India in the Commonwealth Games. Sangram has also been part of promotion to create awareness about voting in Haryana, his hometown. Singh announced the launch of the Champions Pro Khusti league in Dec 2015 in Mumbai. Sangram played his first International match in India in Chandigarh on 6 Feb 2016, the proceeds of which were dedicated to the benefit of Cancer patients. Recently, Sangram Singh adopted 16 girls and 7 boys from his hometown Harayana and has sponsored their education. This is along with the adoption of a school in Maharashtra. Sangram Singh Foundation organised the 1st Wrestling Awards to felicitate and honour the forgotten heroes from wrestling who had won individual medals for India over the years on 16 September 2017 in New Delhi. We consider this a great initiative by the foundation headed by Sangram Singh who feels that its his time to give back to the games that gave him so much. We hope that his noble efforts to promote wrestling in India and internationally is appreciated by all sportsperson as sports is all about keeping the spirit alive in coming generations..
Sangram Singh recent present was noted in Mahesh Bhatt's Album "Woh Safar". Notably, this was the first International song for Mahesh Bhatt and Sangram Singh. Sangram shared his fitness mantra with Actress Raveena Tandon on her television chat show Simply Baatein. Sangram also featured in Hrithik Roshan and Discovery India's television show HRX Heroes depicting stories of real-life heroes. Sangram's journey from the wheelchair to being an International Professional Wrestler was portrayed in this show. DD Sports telecasted a panel discussion series titled Rio to Tokyo: Vision 2020 to encourage participation of female athletes in various fields of sports. A special show as part of the series was hosted by Sangram Singh at Haryana's MD University Rohtak on 19 Dec 2016. Sangram graces the ramp as showstopper for the designers he believes in and has walked for quite a few like Sanjana Jon, Nitya Bajaj Birla, Dhruv Vaish in FDCI and is quite a craze among the female audiences for his humility and grace.
Sangram launched his sportswear range SGXbySangramSingh in Delhi on 17 March 2016 at FDCI, proceeds of which go towards the benefit of the common man. This launch was supported by celebrity Designer Rohit Bal and Sangram's fiancée actress Payal Rohatgi.
Awards and recognition
Sangram received "Man Of Substance" Award on India Men Show which took place on April 18, 2019, at the Metropolitan Hotel, New Delhi. He is also the World Peace Brand Ambassador of Wockhardt Group. He received the title "Indian Affairs Indian of the year 2014 in Sports Leadership" at the 5th Annual Indian Affairs, founded by Satya Brahma, at India Leadership Conclave & Indian Affairs Business Leadership Awards 2014. He gave a motivational talk to the students of IIT Delhi in February 2016 when he was invited to the institution as a Guest Of Honor. Recently, a chapter on Sangram's life journey has been included in Hindi textbooks for children studying in the 7th standard. A scholarship in a university under Sangram Singh has been offered to students who come from modest families. Sangram was also appointed the brand ambassador for Haryana Kabaddi League, that was organised in Haryana in June 2016. Sangram was invited by the AYUSH ministry and the NDMC to Delhi as guest of honour to motivate youngsters on International Yoga Day 2016, by sharing his life story and talking about the benefits of Yoga.
Sangram Singh hails from Rohtak, Haryana. His parents are Umed Singh and Ramodevi. He has a brother and a sister. Born in the village of Madina, Sangram fought rheumatoid arthritis and got up from the wheelchair to become a wrestler representing India. He also had a brief stint in Delhi Police. Sangram and actress Payal Rohatgi got engaged on 27 February 2014 at a ceremony in Payal's hometown Ahmedabad. He is also a registered organ donor.
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