|Full Name||Vijender Singh Beniwal|
|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
|International Debut||2004 Summer Olympics, Athens, Greece|
|Professional Debut||2015 TOI|
Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu
|Manager (Professional)||Frank Warren
|Famous Punch||Knock-out punch|
Bronze (Beijing, 2008)
Bronze (Milan, 2009)
Silver in welterweight category (Melbourne, 2006)
Bronze (Delhi, 2010)
Silver (Glasgow, 2014)
Bronze (Doha, 2006)
Gold (Guangzhou, 2010)
|Awards||• Arjuna Award (2006)
• Padma Shri (2010)
|Date of Birth||29 October 1985|
|Age (as in 2018)||33 Years|
|Birthplace||Kaluwas, Bhiwani, Haryana, India|
|Hometown||Kaluwas, Bhiwani, Haryana, India|
|School||Happy Senior Secondary School, Bhiwani, Haryana, India|
|College/University||Vaish College Of Education, Bhiwani, Haryana, India|
|Political Inclination||Indian National Congress (INC)|
|Hobbies||Listening 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). TOI
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||17 May 2011|
|Children||Son- Arbir Singh
|Parents||Father- Mahipal Singh Beniwal (Bus Driver)
|Siblings||Brother- Manoj (Elder, Boxer)
|Favourite Food(s)||Grilled Lamb, Kadhai Chicken|
|Favourite Actor||Akshay Kumar|
|Favourite Boxer(s)||Raj Kumar Sangwan, Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali|
|Favourite Cricketer(s)||Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 3.2 crore (As in 2016)|
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.
- 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.
- In 2009, he was ranked No.1 in the world in the middleweight (75 kg) category by the International Boxing Association.
- He is a good friend of actor Akshay Kumar.
- 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.
- In 2014, he made his Bollywood debut with film “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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