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Dalip Singh Rana (born 27 August 1972), better known by the ring name The Great Khali, is an Indian-born American professional wrestler, promoter, model, and actor who is best known for his work in WWE. He is also the first Indian to win the World Heavyweight Championship in WWE history.

A professional wrestler since 2000, Rana was most notably associated with WWE from 2006 to 2014 where he performed under the name of “The Great Khali”. Before embarking on his professional wrestling career, he was an officer for the Punjab Police. He has appeared in four Hollywood films, two Bollywood films and several television shows.

Early Life

Rana was born to Jwala Ram and his wife Tandi Devi in a Punjabi Hindu family of the Dhiraina village of Himachal Pradesh’s Sirmaur district.

Being one of the seven siblings of a poor family, he had to do odd jobs to make ends meet and suffer from acromegaly, which among other effects causes gigantism and chin protrusion. When Rana was serving as a security guard in Shimla, he caught the eye of a police officer from the neighboring State of Punjab that—having previously helped several employees of Punjab Police to become international sportspersons—got him inducted into the Punjab Police in 1993, and (though Rana was reluctant to leave Himachal Pradesh, his brother was also offered a job in the Punjab Police) once he landed in Punjab’s Jalandhar, Rana trained in the local gyms to become a wrestler and soon he got selected for specialized wrestling training in the United States.

Personal Life

Rana is a Hindu and has been described as “extremely religious”. He meditates every day and “abhors” alcohol and tobacco. He was a disciple of Indian spiritual guru Ashutosh Maharaj.

Rana suggested the ring name The Great Khali after the Hindu goddess Kali, who is associated with eternal energy.

Rana’s training schedule consists of two hours of weight training, morning and evening, every day, but his diet is unclear, as in some interviews it was claimed he maintains his size on a vegetarian diet and in other interviews it was claimed he consumes vast quantities of chicken. He has since clarified that he loves vegetarian food, but also consumes meat.

On 26 July 2012, it was reported that Rana underwent brain surgery due to a tumor on his pituitary gland.

Rana became a naturalized U.S. citizen on 20 February 2014.

The Great Khali Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth

The Great Khali Biceps Size Height Weight Body Measurements

Real Name Dalip Singh Rana
Nickname Khali
Profession Professional Wrestler
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 216 cm
in meters- 2.16 m
in Feet Inches- 7’ 1”
Weight in Kilograms- 157 kg
in Pounds- 347 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 63 Inches
– Waist: 46 Inches
– Biceps: 25 Inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black
WWE Debut 7 April 2006
Likes to fight against The Undertaker and The Big Show
Slam/Finishing move The Khali Vice Grip or Brain Chop
Khali Chop
Records (main ones) In 2006, he became the 1st Indian professional wrestler to sign a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) contract.
Career Turning Point When he won the Mr. India bodybuilding title in 1995 and 1996.
Personal Life
Date of Birth 27 August 1972
Age (as in 2021) 49 Years
Birth Place Dhiraina, Himachal Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Virgo
Nationality Indian
Hometown Dhiraina, Himachal Pradesh, India
School Not Known
College Not Known
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Family Father– Jwala Ram
Mother– Tandi Devi
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
Religion Hindu
Hobbies Gymming
Controversies In 2016, he suffered head injuries during a promotional event in Haldwani, after 2 foreign wrestlers trashed him with chairs. After it, he was immediately taken to a local hospital where he had 7 stitches to his head.
Favorite Things
Favorite Food Eggs
Favorite Actor Salman Khan
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife Harminder Kaur
Children Daughter– Avleen
Son– N/A
The Great Khali Biceps Size Height Weight Body Measurements

Some lesser-known facts about The Great Khali

  • Does The Great Khali smoke?: No
  • Does The Great Khali drink alcohol?: No
  • Khali hails from Himachal Pradesh, and it is said that he got his ring name The Great Khali from the name of Kali, a Hindu Goddess.
  • The reason behind his lack of agility and height is that he suffered from Acromegaly i.e. abnormal growth of the body.
  • He started earning as a laborer and also worked in a restaurant called Malibar Hill.
  • Later, he became an officer in the Punjab Police through sports quota and alongside this job, he continued his bodybuilding.
  • His fortune changed when he won the Mr. India bodybuilding title in 1995 and 1996.
  • Due to his training and hard work, he got selected for the All Pro Wrestling (APW) in the USA and made his debut in October 2000.

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  • He initially wrestled for World Championship Wrestling (WCW), but in 2006, he made his debut for the apex professional wrestling, the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
  • In 2010, he participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 4, and finished as the 1st runner-up.
  • He also appeared in various films like The Longest Yard, Get Smart, MacGruber, Kushti, Ramaa: The Saviour and Houba.
  • He is extremely religious, he meditates every day, doesn’t drink or smoke, and is a follower of Indian spiritual guru Ashutosh Maharaj.
  • He has a heavy diet and consumes 5 l of milk, 2-3 kg of chicken, 0.5-1 kg of dry fruits, 25-30 roti, pulses, vegetables and 25 eggs at a time, 7 times a day.
  • In 2015, he left WWE and opened his own wrestling school in Punjab, the Continental Wrestling Entertainment.



2005The Longest YardTurley
2008Get SmartDalip
2010MacGruberTug Phelps
2010Ramaa: The SaviourVali
2012HOUBA! On the Trail of the MarsupilamiBolo


2010Bigg BossHimselfSeason 4 runner-up
2011OutsourcedFantasy RajivSeason 1, episode 18
2012Pair of KingsAtog the GiantEpisode: “Fight School”


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