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The Great Khali- His real name is Dalip Singh Rana- 7'3" and weighs 420 pounds



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Dalip Singh Rana (The Great Khali) was born on August 27, 1972 at Dhirana village in Himachal Pradesh, India. He had seven other brothers and sisters. He was the third oldest among them. His village is surrounded by mountains and it is one of the most beautiful hill stations of India. He lives in a Bungalow at Jalandha, Punjab, India

Due to poverty, he didn't attend much school. He started working as stone breaker for a road construction projects on daily wages to help his poor family. His exceptional growth and God gifted power, he started playing different sports and became good sportsman.

In 1993, Punjab's Director General of police, Mr. M.S. Bhullar looked his ability in sports and his bodybuild, offered him a job in the Punjab Police as a constable. Dalip Singh Rana became financially strong and then spend more time in bodybuilding by joining Gyms and Boxing clubs in Jalandhar.

In 1997 and 1998, he won the title of Mr. India out of 100s participants. From this day, he became popular in whole India and icon for the youth of Punjab.

In 1999, with the support of his relatives and friends, he got a work permit of USA and joined the wrestling school of All Pro Wrestling. In the training, he learned different wrestling moves safely and made to debut in the year 2000 at All Pro Wrestling. He is the first wrestler from India ever to get into the WWE. Tiger Ali Singh also got signed up but he is Candian NRI.

Ten Sports has signed a six year deal with WWE and collecting a lot of money from the Indian subcontinent for the companies. He wrestles on the Smackdown brand


Dalip Singh is a Rajput Hindu by religion, contradicting to the popular belief of him being a Sikh. Our press reporter talked to his friends in Jallandhar and found:

  • Dalip Singh Rana is a very strong believer in God and loves to take part in Religious Ceremonies.
  • He is a very simple person, soft spoken and is generally regarded as very fan-friendly.
  • He never denies anyone for autographs and photographs.
  • He regularly visits his village, helps poor people and make contribution for Hospitals and Schools
  • He likes to drive cars and wishes to drive all kinds.
  • He made his home town at Jalandhar, regularly visits various Gyms in the city and help young kids to participate.
  • Before going to US, he didn't knew English, but right now he does speak little English from time to time and can understand it very well
  • He likes to eat all kind of Punjabi food
  • He likes to open professional wrestling schools in India and wants to see more young people into pro wrestling. He is a role model to the youngsters of Punjab. He advises them to stay away from drugs.

He is married to a Punjabi woman Harminder Kaur on February 27, 2002. He is currently working for the WWE in USA but he is still Indian Citizent, not US permanant resident. He has still has a job as a Sub-Inspector in Punjab Police at Jalandhar.

The word "Khali", he has chosen from Indian Goddess of Power, Kaali. American people changed from Kaali to Khali because it is easily pronounce Khali.


He is 7'3" and weighs 420 pounds. He is most famous for his role in the Adam Sandler film, The Longest Yard.

He has not only been a WWE world heavyweight champion, but also a Hollywood actor. He has acted in ’The longest yard’. Khali said he was keenly following instructions from the film's director Hadi Abrar, as he danced with kids for the song number

Great Khali Movies

  • WWE The Great American Bash 2006, on DVD
  • WWE Royal Rumble, on DVD
  • WWE Judgment Day 2006 on DVD
  • ECW December To Dismember on DVD (2006)
  • Wrestlemania 23: The Ultimate Limited Edition on DVD (2007)
  • Wrestlemania 23 on DVD (2007)






Dalip Singh Rana (The Great Khali) 7'3" and weighs 420 pounds

Dalip Singh Rana is married to a Punjabi woman Harminder Kaur on February 27, 2002.