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

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

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vijender Singh

  1. Does Vijender Singh smoke?: No

  2. Does Vijender Singh drink alcohol?: Yes

  3. Vijender was born into a poor family and had no money to receive any kind of training in boxing.

  4. He is the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal after beating Ecuadorian “Carlos Gongora.”

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Vijender made an appearance in Salman Khan‘s “Dus Ka Dum” game show with actress Mallika Sherawat.

  1. Once, his job was to protect actress Priyanka Chopra from the crowd, during a rally in Pune.

  2. His hometown, Bhiwani in Haryana is known as “Little Cuba” for producing many world class boxers.

  3. 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

  1. In 2009, he was ranked No.1 in the world in the middleweight (75 kg) category by the International Boxing Association.

  2. He is a good friend of actor Akshay Kumar.

  3. Vijender has also served as a DSP in Haryana Police under sports quota.

Vijender Singh as a police officer

  1. In 2013, he entered the Bigg Boss 7  house only to meet wrestler Sangram Singh.

  2. In 2014, he made his Bollywood debut with film “Fugly.”

Vijender Singh starred in Fugly

  1. Vijender wanted to be a soldier.

  2. In 2015, he signed a deal with UK’s famous Queensberry Promotions.

  3. 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.

References/Sources: [ + ]

1. ↑ TOI 2. ↑ TOI


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