Vijender Singh Biography and Interesting Facts

✅ Published on January 14th, 2021 in Biography, Sports players

Through this post, we will know important and interesting facts related to Vijender Singh (विजेन्द्र सिंह) such as his personal information, education and career, achievement and awards and other information. Important facts related to Vijender Singh given here, have been collected from various sources, this will help you in preparing for competitive exams questions.

Brief information about Vijender Singh

NameVijender Singh (विजेन्द्र सिंह)
Full NameVijendra Singh Beniwal
Date of Birth29 October 1985
Birth PlaceBhiwani, Haryana (India)
Mother & Father NameKrishna / Mahipal Singh Beniwal
Achievement2008 - The first Indian boxer to win a medal in the Olympic Games
Profession / Countrymale / Player / India

Vijender Singh (विजेन्द्र सिंह)

Vijender Singh is a professional boxer from India. He had given India a bronze medal in the 75 kg category at the 2008 Olympic Games held in Beijing. He is the first Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal in boxing.

Birth info about Vijender Singh

Vijender Singh was born on 29 October 1985 in a Jat family in Kaluvas village, 5 km from Bhiwani, Haryana. He is from a lower-middle class family, his father, Mahipal Singh Beniwal, is a bus driver along Haryana Roadways, while his mother is a housewife. His father has worked hard to give a good education to Vijendra and his elder brother Manoj.

Vijender Singh Career Info

Vijendra has brought laurels to the country several times in his wrestling career. He won the first National Gold Medal in the year 2000 by defeating Carlos Gongura 9-4. In the year 2003, Vijender Singh became All India Youth Champion. Vijender Singh was won a bronze medal at the Doha Asian Games in 2006. He quit the railway job before joining the 2008 Beijing Olympics and joined the Haryana Police as an inspector. On 20 August 2008, in the joy of reaching the semi-finals of boxing in Beijing, the Haryana government awarded him a DSP. and with it a reward of 50 lakh rupees was announced. After which Vijender started his Bollywood career in Hindi cinema in the year 2014 with the film Fugly produced by Akshay Kumar. The script of the film was based on four friends. In 2009, the "International Boxing Association" ranked him No. 1 in the Vijayendra Madhyamhar (75 kg) category in the world.He is known as 'Little Cuba' in his hometown, Bhiwani, for giving him tests for world-class boxers.

Vijender Singh Awards and Honors

In July 2009, Vijender along with Sushil and boxer Mary Kom was honored with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, India's highest sport honors. This was the first time that three players were selected for the award; The award selection committee decided to award them all, keeping in mind their performance for the 2008–09 cycle. Kom and Vijender were the first boxers to receive the prize money and a citation of Rs 750,000. Both Sushil and Vijendra were recommended to the Padma Shri Awards Committee by the Indian Ministries of Sports and Home; However, he was denied the award after the Padma Awards Committee did not make recommendations for the 2009 winners. His denial of Padma Shri created a ruckus among the public with allegations of promoting only a few sports. Vijendra later joined the Haryana Police Department, which paid him Rs 14,000 per month.

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