The Great Khali is an Indian Professional Wrestler, promoter and actor. His original name is Dalip Singh Rana. He is a professional wrestler since 2004, and notably with WWE from 2006 to 2014. He became the first Indian world champion under the WWE’s Heavy Weight Championship. Great Khali became a part of four Hollywood films, many Bollywood films, and television shows. Know some more information about The Great Khali Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Wiki, Biography, Movies, Wife, Family & much more.
Great Khali Wiki
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|Real Name:||Dalip Singh Rana|
|Nick Name:||Great Khali|
|Other Name:||Giant Singh|
|Famous For:||1. 1st Indian Professional Wrestler
2. Mister India Body Building Title
|Date of Birth/DOB/Birthday:||27 August 1972|
|Age:||46 year (in 2019)|
|Born Place:||Dhiraina, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Height (Approx):||in centimeter: 216 cm
in meter: 2.16 m
in Feet Inches: 7' 1"
|Weight (Approx):||in kilograms: 157 kg
in pounds: 351 lbs
|Body measurements:||Chest: 63 Inches
Waist: 46 Inches
Biceps: 25 Inches
|WWE Debut:||7 April 2006|
Daughter: Avleen Kaur
|Marriage Date:||Not Known|
|Hometown:||Dhiraina, Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Residence:||Houston, Texas. United Status|
|Favorite Food:||Egg, Chicken|
|Car Collection:||not known|
|Favorite Actors:||Salman Khan|
|Likes to fight against:||The Undertaker, The Big Show|
|Slam/Finishing Move:||The Khali Vice Grip or Brain Chop|
|Records:||In 206, He became the first Indian Wrestler to sign a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) contract.|
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Great Khali Biography
Dalip Singh Rana aka The Great Khali is Indian professional wrestler born into a small village of Himachal Pradesh. Currently, He one of the popular personality known for his muscular body appearance in the wrestling world.
In a very young age, Dalip started working as labor for road construction and used to work 18 hours daily. During the time, in February 1994, Dalip got an offer from the Punjab Police. In Punjab, Dalip started practicing shotput and bodybuilding. He first participated in his first bodybuilding competition and earned the 5th position. Day by day, he became India’s most popular bodybuilder of all the time.
Somehow, he managed to get a visa for America and went there to be a part of WWF training. After that in 2001, He got selected for the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). After three years, He got a chance of acting in a Hollywood movie. Just after that, He signed WWE contract and went Atlanta for the training.
(NJPW). After three years, He got a chance of acting in a Hollywood movie. Just after that, He signed WWE contract and went Atlanta for the training.
Within a year Dalip Singh has defeated all the well-known wrestler including the Undertaker. In 2007, He became WWE World Heavyweight Champion and overnight he became a most famous person of the universe. Later, he quit WWE and started his own wrestling school named ‘Continental Wrestling Entertainment‘ (CWE) in Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
Family, Wife, Children, Cast & Religion
Dalip Singh Rana aka The Great Khali was born on 27th August 1972 into a Dhiriana, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh, India. Khali belongs to the middle-class family of the village. His father ‘Shri Jwalaram’ was a farmer by profession and his mother ‘Shrimati Tandidevi’ was a housewife. Dalip was the third child in the family of seven brothers and one sister.
He married to Harmindar Kaur and have a child girl named Avleen Kaur.
In a very young age, Dalip Singh has started labour for road construction and used to work 18 hours daily. After that, He did a job of the security guard in Shimla. During the time, he got an offer to join the Punjab Police and shifted to Punjab’s Jalandhar. I.G of Punjab Police, M.S. Bhullar advised him to practice discus throw and shot-put. Same time, He started bodybuilding and participated in a first competition where M.S Bhullar was the chief guest.
Great Khali got promoted in Punjab Police as ‘a Head Constable‘ In 1996, He became a Mr. Punjab and crowned Mr. North India in 1997. Dalip became India’s most popular bodybuilder. After that, He decided to go to the USA and join pro wrestling training in California. After six months of training, Dalip got an offer from the WCW. But later WCW was sold out to WWF.
In 2001, Dalip Singh was selected among 100 students form APW for the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). He was with NJPW for the next three years. After three years, He got an offer to feature in Hollywood movie ‘Longest Yard’. During the promotion of movie Longest Yard, WWE owner heard about longest, big and strong guy. He called Dalip and asked to meet him in a headquarter of WWE.
Dalip Singh Rana (The Great Khali) has signed a WWE on 2 January 2006 and became the first Indian professional wrestler to sign WWE. Immediately, they sent Dalip to Atlanta for training.
Career from WWE to Present
On the first night of his match, Dalip came to know that, His match was against the Undertaker. Dalip defeated Undertaker in his first match by pinning him and putting his feet on the Undertaker’s chest. Within a year, He defeated all the popular wrestlers and won the title of ‘The Great Khali’. In 2007, Khali defeated the John Cena and won the title of WWE Championship.
Moreover, In 2007, Khali became a World Heavy Weight Champion and within a night he became the most famous personality in the universe. He received huge appreciation and respect from the universe. On 26 December 2012, Great Khali won the 20 man battle royal to became the number one contender to the United States Championship.
Later The Grate Khali decided to quit WWE and ended the contract. After that, Dalip Singh has started his own pro wrestling school titled ‘Continental Wrestling Entertainment’ (CWC) in Jalandhar, Punjab, India.
Moreover, Great Khali returned to WWE on 23 July 2017 to WWE at battleground as a heel to assist WWE Champion Jinder Mahal in a Punjabi Prison Match for the WWE Championship.
Dalip’s first audition was for the Hollywood movie ‘Longest Yard‘. Director of movie Adam Sandler selected him among many handsome youngsters. Great Khali played the role of Turley in the movie. His acting has received a hugely positive response and earned him to celebrity status. Next, He featured in American Action Spy movie named ‘Get Smart‘ along with Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway.
In 2010, The Great Khali did acting in American action comedy film MacGruber based on Saturday Night Live Sketch. He played the role of Tug Phelps in the movie alongside Will Forte and Kristen Wiig. The same year, He did his acting debut in Hindi Bollywood movie named Kushti and played a lead role of his own name. He also featured in a movie titled ‘Ramma: The Saviour‘ which was Bollywood fantasy action adventure film.
In 2012, The great Khali featured in French action hybrid comedy film HOUBA! On The Trail of the Marsupilami based on comics series Marsupilami. He played the role of Bolo/Petite Voix.
In 2010, Dalip Singh Rana became one of the most popular contestants of India’s most controversial reality shows, Bigg Boss in season 4. Great Khali became the first runner up in the show.
In 2012, He played a role of Fantasy Rajiv in American Television Sitcom named ‘Outsourced‘.
Moreover, the following year, Great Khali featured in another American television serial named ‘Pair of Kings‘.
Great Khali’s Facts
Does Khali smokes?: Not Known
Does Khali drinks alcohol? Not Known
Great Khali belongs Hindu family and extremely religious. Moreover, He used to meditates every day and doesn’t drink or smoke.
He is follower of Indian Spiritual Guru ‘Ashutosh Maharaj’.
Dalip Rana has suggested his ring name The Great Khali after the Hindu goddess Kali who is associated with eternal energy.
On 26 July 2012, Dalip Singh/Great Khali underwent a brain surgery due to tumor on his Pituitary Gland.
Also, Great Khali follows heavy diets. He consumes 5 l of milk, 2-3 Kg chicken, 0.5-1 Kg dry fruits, 25-30 rotis, pulses, vegetables, and 25 eggs at a time, 7 times in a day.
He met many popular personalities across the world Including Narendra Modi, Donald Trump, Salman Khan, Dwayne Johnson, Kiran Bedi and many more.
The Great Khali has millions of followers on social media profiles. Moreover, He used to share photos and post on twitter and other social media.