Sangram Singh is a popular name and face in the TV world. With 4 reality TV shows, the name Sangram Singh has become almost synonymous to reality television shows. Viewers just seem to love his smiling face, positivity, and never to say die attitude. However, there are many things that we still aren’t aware of him. Let’s have a look…
His Original Name Is Sanjeet Kumar
Yes, Sangram Singh is not his original name but his fight name as a wrestler. His original name is Sanjeet Kumar. He was born on 21 July 1985 in the Madina village of Rohtak, Haryana to his parents Ramodevi and Umed Singh.
As a Kid, He Remained paralysed for a Period of 8 Years
Sangram was born as a premature child. At a very early age, Sangram was paralyzed due to which he was in a wheel chair for about eight years. However, his dream and passion to be a wrestler one day, gave him enough willpower to reach his goal.
He Began His Career With Delhi Police
Sangram Singh started his career as a sportsperson. In 1999, Sangram got a job with Delhi Police. However, he had to quit his job in 2007 because he was not getting permission to attend a wrestling tournament.
Wrestling Career – Claim To Fame
In 2012, Sangram was awarded the World’s Best Professional Wrestler in South Africa by World Wrestling Professionals. He bagged the award namely for his stamina and style in the game of wrestling.What’s more, two years later that is in 2014, Sangram was named brand ambassador for the Wrestling Federation of India.
Sangram And Social Cause
There is not one but many causes that Sangram has endorsed. He was the motivational speaker for all the Indian wrestlers who participated in the Commonwealth Games. Sangram also became the brand ambassador of PFA – People For Animal and Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre. In a chat show hosted by TV actress Raveena Tandon Sangram shared his inspiring tips for being healthy.The wrestler was also an integral member of an awareness campaign on voting in his hometown.
From a Wrestler to a Reality TV Show Personality
Sangram Singh did several reality TV shows. His first was Survivor India in 2012, where he was seen along with Payal Rohatgi. Next he did 100% De Dana Dan – A professional wrestling TV show of Colors TV. He also participated in Sacch Ka Saamna and then finally he was seen in Bigg Boss 7 where he came 4th. The winner of that season was Gauhar Khan. Currently, he is seen in another TV reality show Nach Baliye along with his fiancee Payal.
Nach Baliye 7 – When the Pehalwan Came on the Stage of Nach
Sangram Singh and Payal are one of the cutest jodi of Nach Baliye. While Sangram is the desi boy, Payal is the angrezi ma’am. The couple through their own antics is not only keeping the co-contestants entertained, but also the judges of the show. Sangram Singh is dating Payal from quite some years now. The couple got engaged in February 2007.
World’s Best Wrestler
In the year 2012, Sangram bagged the prestigious award of World’s Best Professional Wrestler which was given to him by South Africa’s WWP – World Wrestling Professionals. Besides, he has won other awards including Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman and Crown Award in 2010.
By: Deepti Verma