Vijender Singh Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Affairs, Awards, Secrets, and Unknown Facts

Vijender Singh is an Indian professional boxer turned to Indian politician. Let us know more about his biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Affairs, Awards, Secrets, and Unknown Facts

Vijender Singh

Personal Details

NameVijender Singh Beniwal
Nick NameVijender
DOB10/29/1985
Age 33 Years (as in September 2019)
Zodiac SignScorpio
Place of BirthKaluwas, Bhiwani, Haryana, India
Home TownKaluwas, Bhiwani, Haryana, India
ProfessionBoxer
schoolHappy Senior Secondary School, Bhiwani, Haryana, India
CollegeVaish College Of Education, Bhiwani, Haryana, India
Educational QualificationGraduation
HobbiesListening to music, workout
CasteJat
ReligionHinduism
NationalityIndian
FamilyFather- Mahipal Singh Beniwal (Bus Driver); Mother- Krishna; Brother- Manoj (Elder, Boxer)
Marital StatusWife – Archana Singh; Son- Arbir Singh
AffairsNot Known
Debut2004 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece

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Physical Stats

Heightin feet inches- 6’
Weightin kilograms- 75 kg
Body Measurements40-32-15
Hair ColorBlack 
Eye ColorBlack 

Favorites

Favorite FoodGrilled Lamb, Kadhai Chicken
Favorite ColorNot Known
Favorite CricketerSachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag
Favorite BoxerRaj Kumar Sangwan, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali
Favorite SportBoxing
Favorite DestinationNot Known
Favorite ActorsAkshay Kumar
Favorite PunchKnock-out-punch
Favorite MoviesNot Known
Favorite DirectorsNot Known

Social Media Accounts

Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/singhvijender
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/boxervijender
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/vijendersinghboxer/

Early Career

Vijender has done his schooling from kaluvassa. He did his secondary schooling from Bhiwani School. He completed his bachelor’s degree from Vaish College.

He moved to Bhiwani Sports Authority of India for Boxing coaching. Here he met Boxer Jagdish Singh. He had seen Vijender talent in boxing and encouraged him. Vijender got the opportunity to participate at the state level championships in 1997. Here he won a silver medal at sub juniors national level

He had won several awards at the national level. He was picked and trained to compete at the International level.

At the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, he won the Bronze medal. At the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, he defeated Carlos Góngora of Ecuador and won a bronze medal. This is the first-ever Olympic medal for an Indian in boxing.

He received several awards including the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award which is India’s highest sporting honour and Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour.

He got married to Archana Singh in 2011. The couple has a son named Arbir Singh.

Some Lesser Facts

  • Does Vijender Singh smoke?: No
  • Does Vijender Singh drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Vijender comes from a poor family background who couldn’t afford any kind of training.
  • He is the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal
  • He was approached for a Bollywood film in 2011. He couldn’t made it because of his marriage. The producer of the film felt that he won’t be popular among girls/Ladies
  • Vijender made an appearance in Salman Khan‘s “Dus Ka Dum” game show along with actress Mallika Sherawat.
  • He did a job of protecting actress Priyanka Chopra from the crowd, in a rally in Pune.
  • His hometown, Bhiwani in Haryana is known as “Little Cuba” for producing many Top-class boxers.
  • Mary Kom and Vijender are the only boxers to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.
  • In 2009, he was ranked No.1 in the world in the middleweight (75 kg) category
  • Akshay Kumar, the film actor is his good friend
  • Vijender has also served as a DSP in Haryana Police under sports quota.
  • In 2013, he entered the Bigg Boss 7  house only to meet wrestler Sangram Singh.
  • He made his Bollywood debut with film “Fugly.” in 2014
  • Vijender actually wanted to be a soldier.
Vijender Singh with Narendra Modi (PM)

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