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Vijender Singh Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Vijender Singh

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameVijender Singh Beniwal
ProfessionBoxer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet inches- 6’
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 15 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Boxing
International Debut2004 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece
Professional Debut2015 [1]TOI
Coach/MentorJagdish Singh
Jagdish Singh, Coach of Vijender Singh

Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu
Vijendra Singh with his coach Gurubaksh Singh Sandhu
Manager (Professional)Frank Warren
Vijender Singh with his manager, Frank Warren
StanceOrthodox
Competition(s)Middleweight, Welterweight
Famous PunchKnock-out punch
AchievementsOlympic Games
Bronze (Beijing, 2008)

World Championships
Bronze (Milan, 2009)

Commonwealth Games
Silver in welterweight category (Melbourne, 2006)
Bronze (Delhi, 2010)
Silver (Glasgow, 2014)

Asian Games
Bronze (Doha, 2006)
Gold (Guangzhou, 2010)

Asian Championships
Silver (2007)
Bronze (2009)
Awards• Arjuna Award (2006)
• Padma Shri (2010)
President Pratibha Patil presents the Padma Shri award to boxer Vijender Singh
Personal Life
Date of Birth29 October 1985
Age (as in 2018) 33 Years
BirthplaceKaluwas, Bhiwani, Haryana, India
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownKaluwas, Bhiwani, Haryana, India
SchoolHappy Senior Secondary School, Bhiwani, Haryana, India
College/UniversityVaish College Of Education, Bhiwani, Haryana, India
Educational QualificationsGraduation
ReligionHinduism
CasteJat
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Political InclinationIndian National Congress (INC)
HobbiesListening to music, workout
Controversies• 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). [2]TOI
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date17 May 2011
Family
Wife/SpouseArchana Singh
Vijender Singh with his wife
ChildrenSon- Arbir Singh
Vijender Singh with his son
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Mahipal Singh Beniwal (Bus Driver)
Mother- Krishna
Parents of Vijender Singh
SiblingsBrother- Manoj (Elder, Boxer)
Sister- None
Vijender Singh with his brother
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Grilled Lamb, Kadhai Chicken
Favourite ActorAkshay Kumar
Favourite Boxer(s)Raj Kumar Sangwan, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali
Favourite Cricketer(s)Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 3.2 crore (As in 2016)

Vijender Singh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijender Singh

  • Does Vijender Singh smoke?: No
  • Does Vijender Singh drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Vijender was born into a poor family and had no money to receive any kind of training in boxing.
  • He is the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal after beating Ecuadorian “Carlos Gongora.”
  • 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 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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  • Once, his job was to protect actress Priyanka Chopra from the crowd, during a rally in Pune.
  • His hometown, Bhiwani in Haryana is known as “Little Cuba” for producing many world class boxers.
  • Apart from Mary Kom, he is the only boxer to have won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

    Vijender Singh receiving Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

    Vijender Singh receiving Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award

  • In 2009, he was ranked No.1 in the world in the middleweight (75 kg) category by the International Boxing Association.
  • Vijender has also served as a DSP in Haryana Police under sports quota.

    Vijender Singh as a police officer

    Vijender Singh as a police officer

  • In 2013, he entered the Bigg Boss 7  house only to meet wrestler Sangram Singh.
  • In 2014, he made his Bollywood debut with film “Fugly.”

    Vijender Singh starred in Fugly

    Vijender Singh starred in Fugly

  • Vijender wanted to be a soldier.
  • In 2015, he signed a deal with UK’s famous Queensberry Promotions.
  • 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.
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