The Great Khali – Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Career, Lifestyle, Movies List & Net Worth – Dalip Singh Rana better known by the ring name The Great Khali , is an Indian-born American professional wrestler, promoter and actor best known for his time in WWE.
|Ring Name||The Great Khali|
|Nickname||Dalip Singh, Giant Singh, The Great Khali|
|Birth / Real Name||Dalip Singh Rana|
|Date of Birth||27th August , 1972|
|Age (as of 2018)||46 years old|
|Birth Place||Dhiraina village , Himachal Pradesh, India|
|Currently Living In||Jalandha, Punjab, India|
|Zodiac / Star Sign||Virgo|
|Professional debut||7th October 2000|
|Net worth est||$17 million|
|Salary est||$500,000 per year|
|School||Do not attend|
|College||Do not attend|
|Wife||Harminder Kaur – February 2002|
Career and Lifestyle Info:
Professional Wrestling Career
Under the ring name Giant Singh he first became a professional wrestler for All Pro Wrestling (APW) in the United States, making his first appearance in October 2000 when teaming with Tony Jones against the West Side Playaz. When Rana came to San Francisco, he signed a contract with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and spent eight months there, until WCW was bought by their rival promotion, World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
As Giant Singh, he received an offer from New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) by Team 2000 leader, Masahiro Chono, along with another big man, Giant Silva. They were the tallest tag team in professional wrestling history at an average height of 7 foot 2½ inches and a combined weight of 805 pounds, teaming up for the first time at the Tokyo Dome in October when labeled as Club 7 by Chono defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kenzo Suzuki, Wataru Inoue and Yutaka Yoshie in a handicap Match when Silva pinned Tanahashi and Inoue at the same time. Singh suffered his first loss in a tag team match in January 2002 after Hiroyoshi Tenzan pinned him with a cradle. Singh suffered another big tag defeat during March, being pinned by Manabu Nakanishi after a German suplex pin, though his most critical loss came in August at Tokyo Nippon Budokan, when after a falling out he was pinned by Silva in a singles match.
On 2 January 2006, Rana became the first Indian professional wrestler to be signed to a contract by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He was assigned to their developmental federation, Deep South Wrestling, where he wrestled under his real name. With Daivari as his manager, the unnamed Singh debuted on WWE television as a villain on the 7 April episode of SmackDown!, attacking The Undertaker and leaving him defenceless during his match with Mark Henry, thus causing a no contest ruling. The following week on SmackDown! he was introduced as The Great Khali and Daivari explained that he finally had a client who would destroy The Undertaker (after Muhammed Hassan and Mark Henry had previously failed). Khali made his in-ring debut on the 21 April episode of SmackDown!, defeating Funaki.
On the 11 June episode of Raw, as part of the 2007 WWE draft, Khali was drafted from Raw to SmackDown as SmackDown’s first draft pick. In July, Khali began a feud with Batista and the two were scheduled for a match at The Great American Bash. However, because Edge vacated the World Heavyweight Championship due to a legitimate injury, a twenty-man battle royal was held for the title on the 20 July edition of SmackDown! which Khali won after eliminating both Kane and Batista in one move, thus winning his first World Heavyweight Championship.
Outside of Wrestling
From October 2010 until the final in January 2011, Khali appeared on the television reality show Bigg Boss, on which he finished as first runner-up. The show made special arrangements only for Khali, including a custom-made bed to fit him. In March 2011, Khali had a brief cameo in episode 18 of NBC’s Outsourced, and appeared on the Disney Channel TV program Pair of Kings as Atog, a rock-smashing giant, in the episode “Fight School”.
The Great Khali – Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Career, Lifestyle, Movies List & Net Worth
|Height Meters (approx.)||216 cm, 2.16 m|
|Height Feet/Inches (approx.)||7 feet 1 inches|
|Weight in Kg (approx.)||157 kg|
|Weight in Pounds (approx.)||346 lbs|
|Chest in Inches||63 Inches|
|Biceps in Inches||25 Inches|
|Waist in Inches||46 Inches|
|Hobbies||Going to the gym|
|Favourite Food||Eggs, all Punjabi foods, chicken|
|Favourite Actor||Salman Khan|
Dalip is most known by his ring name – The Great Khali. Being a professional wrestler and for his for his time in WWE. Known for his great height, Also The Great Khali was described as the eighth tallest professional wrestler in history in 2014 and the fourth tallest wrestler in WWE history in 2017.
Family and Personal Info:
His real name is Dalip Singh Rana. He was born to parents, Jwala Ram(father) and Tandi Devi(mother). His family followed Hinduism. Consequently, he grew up in a Hindu family. Khali was born and grew up in a poor family. Khali was born in the state of Himachal Pradesh of India in 1972. His nationality is Indian although he also became a naturalized U.S. citizen in February 2014. Rana has been described as “extremely religious”, where 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.
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 induced in 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.
Films and TV List
|2005||The Longest Yard||Turley|
|2010||Ramaa: The Saviour||Vali|
|2012||HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami||Bolo|
|2010||Bigg Boss||Himself||Season 4 runner-up|
|2011||Outsourced||Fantasy Rajiv||Season 1, episode 18|
|2012||Pair of Kings||Atog the Giant||Episode: “Fight School”|