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YoungBites. Dated: 4/21/2017 11:23:25 AM

Sangram Singh

Sanjeet Kumar (born 21 July 1985), better known as Sangram Singh, is an Indian wrestler, actor and motivational speaker. He has also appeared in a number of reality television shows, such as Survivor India and was finalist of season seven of Bigg Boss in 2013. In July 2015, he won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Wrestling Championship that was held in South Africa. He was awarded the title of World's Best Wrestler by the World Wrestling Professionals.
Sangram is from a village Madina in Rohtak, Haryana. He was born in a humble family..Sangram was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and was bound to a wheelchair for the first 8 years of his life. His father, Umed Singh, is a retired army soldier. His mother Ramodevi is a homemaker. Sangram was an average student in school
He was awarded the World's Best Professional Wrestler title by World Wrestling Professionals, South Africa in 2012 for his style, stamina and nature of wrestling. It was during this fight that he nearly died - his opponent was on him for 10 minutes & he nearly suffocated. He was named brand ambassador for the Wrestling Federation of India for 2014.
In July 2015, Sangram won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship after defeating Joe E. Legend in the Last Man Standing fight in Port Elizabeth. Sangram was felicitated for his Commonwealth Heavyweight Professional Championship victory by the honorable Prime Minister Of India Shri Narendra Modi in Delhi
Sangram won the Commonwealth Heavyweight Championships for the second time on March 27, 2016 by defeating South African Wrestler Ananzi, keeping the belt In India. The match was played at Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Sangram has recently bought the rights to make a biopic on the life of Legendary Wrestler KD Jadhav who won the first Olympic for India in 1952. He is playing the titular role in the movie
Sangram has been involved in social service & conducts various motivational talks for corporate companies. He motivates youngsters at schools and colleges by sharing his life journey thus being a real life motivational coach. He is closely working with Maneka Gandhi for Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Centre and People For Animal (PFA) as their Brand Amabassador. He was the official motivational speaker for the Indian Army and for Indian wrestlers who were representing India in the Commonwealth Games. Sangram has also been part of promotion to create awareness about voting in Haryana, his hometown. Singh announced the launch of Champions Pro Khusti league in Dec 2015 in Mumbai.


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