1) Vijender Singh Beniwal (full name) was born on October 29, 1985 in Bhiwani district of Haryana. The 27-year old is married to Delhi girl Archana Singh, who is a software engineer with an MBA degree.
2) He practiced boxing at the Bhiwani Boxing club from where his coach Jagdish Singh spotted his talent and encouraged him to take up the sport professionally. Vijender went on to be coached by national coach Gurbax Singh. His first international event was the Afro-Asian Games in 2003 as a junior boxer. A silver medal in these Games kick started his international career.