Sangram Singh Biography – an Indian Wrestler became an Actor

Sangram Singh is an Indian wrestler, actor, motivational speaker, philanthropist, health guru and Honorary doctorate. Ministry of youth affairs and sports of India choose him as a brand ambassador and Fit India Icon of Fit India Campaign, 2021 He is the face of anti-tobacco campaign "Tobacco Free India".

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Real Name: Sangram Singh
Profession: Indian wrestler and actor
Birthplace: Rohtak, Haryana, India
Spouse: Payal Rohatgi
Age: 38

Sangram Singh (born 21 July 1985) is an Indian wrestler, actor, motivational speaker, philanthropist, health guru, and Honorary doctorate. Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India chose him as a brand ambassador and Fit India Icon of Fit India Campaign, 2021 He is the face of the anti-tobacco campaign “Tobacco Free India“.

He has also appeared in a number of reality television shows, such as Survivor India, and was a finalist in season seven of Bigg Boss in 2013 and many others. In July 2015, he won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in South Africa, and again in 2016, he won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Wrestling Championship. He was also the World’s best professional wrestler in 2012.

The Wrestling Federation of India appointed him as their official Brand Ambassador and motivational speaker 2014-15.

Indian army invited Sangram Singh to motivate Army jawans across India in 2013.

Sangram Singh Biography
Sangram Singh Biography

Sangram Singh had made his way into the seventh standard Hindi textbook to encourage young children. All his struggles, victories, and also his journey of becoming a successful international sportsperson were mentioned in the story of the textbook.

Sangram Singh has launched his Official App for youngsters which helps to guide their development in mind, body, soul, and career guidelines.

Sangram Singh Biography
Born 21 July 1985 (age 38)

Rohtak, Haryana, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation(s) Wrestler, actor, Motivational Speaker, Health Expert
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Payal Rohatgi (m. 2022)

Early life

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 eight 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 philanthropist. He came out with an appeal to help Pulwama martyr‘s families. He said that people can contact him if those families need support for education or the marriage of their children.

Several schools and universities across Punjab & Haryana state have begun providing scholarships named after Sangram Singh to educate the poor and deserving students.

He also pledges all his organs for donation and motivates the same youths from which deaths due to organ failure can be averted.

Sangram Singh Charitable Foundation joins hands with Yuva Unstoppable to transform bathrooms, water facilities, smart classrooms, and the overall fitness of 1000 government schools across India. It begins with 200 schools in Haryana, Sangram’s hometown.

Now cancer sufferers from any state of the country will not be financially deprived of treatment. Sangram Singh’s foundation will provide free treatment to such patients. Sangram Singh has started a campaign towards defeating cancer and making a healthy India. Cancer sufferers, women, and children contact them through the Internet media, e-mail, or directly. Cancer patients will be treated completely free of cost. Its expenses will be borne by the Sangram Singh Charitable Foundation.

Wrestler Sangram Singh adopted several children from all over India to educate them and provide them with a bright future.

Personal life (Sangram Singh Biography)

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 his wheelchair to become a wrestler representing India. He also had a brief stint in the 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.

Sangram_Singh with his Wife
Sangram Singh with his Wife

Career (Sangram Singh Biography)

Professional Wrestling career

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 of 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.

In July 2015, Sangram won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship after defeating Joe E. Legend in the Last Man Standing fight in Port Elizabeth.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi called Sangram Singh at the Parliament House to congratulate him for his victory in the Commonwealth heavyweight wrestling championship.

Sangram won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship for the second time on 27 March 2016, by defeating South African wrestler Ananzi, keeping the belt in India. The match was played in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. In 2019 he bought the rights to make a biopic on the life of 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 was a motivational speaker for Indian wrestlers who were representing India in the Commonwealth Games. Sangram has also been part of a promotion to create awareness about voting in Haryana, his hometown. Singh announced the launch of the Champions Pro Khusti League in December 2015 in Mumbai. Sangram played his first international match in India in Chandigarh on 6 February 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 Haryana, and has sponsored their education. This is along with the adoption of a school in Satara, Maharashtra. Sangram Singh Foundation organized the first wrestling awards to felicitate and honor the forgotten heroes from wrestling who had won individual medals for India over the years on 16 September 2017 in New Delhi.

Entertainment (Sangram Singh Biography)

In 2018 Director Mahesh Bhatt presented his first music video with 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 the 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 December 2016. Sangram has walked the ramp for designers like Sanjana Jon, Nitya Bajaj Birla, Dhruv Vaish in the Fashion Design Council of India.

Sangram Singh shooting his upcoming film Udaan, for 1st time in his hometown Rohtak Haryana, where he’ll play an aspiring athlete, a story of 2002.

Sportswear line

Sangram launched his sportswear range SGXbySangramSingh in Delhi on 17 March 2016 at the Fashion Design Council of India. This launch was supported by celebrity designer Rohit Bal (the council’s president), Sunil Sethi, and Sangram’s fiancée, actress Payal Rohatgi.

Awards and recognition

Sangram received the Man of Substance award at India Men Show which took place on 18 April 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 the Haryana Kabaddi League, which was organized in Haryana in June 2016. Sangram was invited by the AYUSH ministry and the NDMC to Delhi as a guest of honor to motivate youngsters on International Yoga Day 2016, by sharing his life story and talking about the benefits of yoga.

Updates of COVID-19

  • Sangram Singh launched a nationwide mentor-ship campaign “HaraoCorona, ChampionBanona 21” to combat the impact of the pandemic on everyone, especially youth.
  • #CoronaConcerns: Sangram Singh starts a fitness campaign to motivate people
  • Sangram Singh has not only donated towards PM’s relief fund but is also working with an NGO to provide food and basic hygiene kits to more than 8,000 migrant laborers in the states of Gujarat, Haryana, and the union territory of Chandigarh.
  • Sangram Singh and Yuva Unstoppable worked together for the distribution of safety kits to frontline workers and transformed 1000 government schools across India into smart classrooms.

Television and radio (Sangram Singh Biography)

Show name Channel As
Senior World Wrestling Championship Star Sports Host and Commentator
Be A Champion with Sangram Singh Radio Host and Narrator
Jeetunga Main Web-series Host and Himself
Hausalon Ki Udaan Doordarshan Host
100% De Dana Dan Colors Himself
Sacch Ka Saamna Star PLUS Himself
Big Toss India TV Himself
SuperCops vs Supervillains Life OK Inspector Sangram
Badi Door Se Aaye Hai SAB TV Armaan Kumar
Tau aur Bhau Live India Host
Simply Baatien With Raveena Sony Pal Himself
HRX heroes Discovery India Himself
IRT India History TV18 Himself
Rio to Tokyo: Vision 2020 DD Sports Host

Reality Television

Year Name Role Channel Notes
2012 Survivor India Contestant Star Plus Eliminated
2013 Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan Nawazi Ki Life OK Winner
2013 Bigg Boss 7 Colors TV Finalist
2015 Nach Baliye 7 Star Plus Along with Payal Rohatgi
2022 Lock Upp (season 1) ALT Balaji Guest
Sangram Singh Biography
Sangram Singh Biography


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Note
2015 Uvaa
Ek Tha Khashava † Will be seen portraying KD Jadhav
God of Cricket † Sudesh Kanojia Will be seen portraying Sachin Tendulkar
Udaan will be seen playing an aspiring athlete, a story from 2002

Wrestling (Sangram Singh Biography)

Year competition Location Category Place/medal
2003 49th Senior Men Greco Roman Style National Wrestling Championship Ranchi 120 kg Second / Silver
2005 World Senior Wrestling Championship Budapest (Hungary) 96 kg Participated
2005 All India Police Games, Represent Delhi Police Chawla (New Delhi) 96 kg Bronze Medal
2006 Johnie Reitz Big-5 Wrestling Competition (Open Championship) Johannesburg (South Africa) 96 kg Gold medal
2007 All India Open Wrestling Competition Delhi 110 kg Gold / First
2015 Commonwealth Heavyweight Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa the last man standing Winner
2016 Champions ProKhusti Mohali, Chandigarh, India defeat Robbie E Winner
2016 Commonwealth Heavyweight Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa defeat Ananzi Winner
2017 KD Jadhav Memorial International Khushti Championships Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi defeat Kevin Radford Jr Winner

Awards (Sangram Singh Biography)

Year Award Award by About the award
2010 Crown Award Young Men’s Association of India Young Men’s Association of India is an NGO headed by President Amit Swami who is a promoter of bodybuilding in India. The honor is presented for Sangram’s achievements in wrestling.
2010 Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman All India National Unity Conference (AINUC) Sangram Singh Presented for Achievements in various areas of life.
2012 Shiv Rajmudra Chhatrapati Award Indian Martial Art – Maharashtra Sangram Singh was awarded this award as Best Sports Person of 2012.
2012 World’s Best Wrestler of 2012 WWP WWP is a Professional Wrestling Federation in South Africa. Sangram was selected for this award from World Wide Wrestlers in WWP.
2014 Indian Affair India Leadership Conclave Award Prestige Media Outfit Sangram Singh among others shined at Asia’s Biggest India Leadership Conclave Awards 2014
2014 Top 30 under 30 Hindustan Times Sangram Singh received this award as being a young and inspiring youth who brought a good change in society and is notable in his respected field.
2015 National Achievements Awards Newspapers Association of India ( NAI) Best Sportsperson of the Year.
2016 Best Sportsperson & TV personality Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Award This award was initiated by the nephew of the former President of India and an acclaimed NGO.
2018 Bharat Gaurav Award The Bharat Gaurav Award Foundation. Sangram Singh was felicitated with the Bharat Gaurav Award for being a talented sports contributor to the Nation.
2019 Fighters Spirit of the Year 2019 Med Scape India Medscape India National Awards has been a successful endeavor of Medscape India for the last eight years. Sangram Singh has been awarded for his contribution to the field of health care in India.
2019 Man of Substance award Born Of Web Sangram Singh received the Iconic Man of Substance Award for his dedication to fitness and a healthy Lifestyle.
2019 World Peace of Messengers World Peace and Diplomacy Organisation Sangram Singh receives this award for contributing his share towards the betterment of people globally.
2020 Change Maker Award 2020 Award by Yuva Unstoppable Sangram Singh was recognized as Changemaker at the Yuva Unstoppable event in Delhi for the remarkable mission and work of the Sangram Singh Foundation.
2020 Nelson Mandela Noble Peace Award American University of Global Peace Sangram Singh was decorated with an honorary doctorate and awarded the Nelson Mandela Noble Peace Award for inspiring millions of people.
2020 Dream Achiever award Films Today , Nana Nani Foundation Sangram Singh received the Dream Achievers Award for his unparalleled contribution to society and was honored by the Governor of Maharashtra
2021 Maharashtra Jan Gaurav Purskar Shri Bhagatsingh Koshyariji Governor of Maharashtra Sangram Singh was awarded for Maharashtra Jan Gaurav Purskar Ceremony at Raj Bhavan by the hand of Shri Bhagatsingh Koshyariji governor of Maharashtra.
2022 Youth Icon Award Cinema Aaj Tak Sangram Singh was awarded the Youth Icon Award by Cinema Aaj Tak -2022
2022 Perfect Achiever award Perfect Woman Magazine On Men’s Day Sangram Singh receives Perfect Achievers Award for being the Best Real Life Power Couple of the Year

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