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The Great Khali – WWE’s Colossal Superstar

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The Great Khali or Dalip Singh Rana is one of the most recognizable wrestlers in the world. He is an iconic WWE wrestler popular for his colossal size and immense strength. Standing at an astounding height of 7 feet 1 inch (2.16 meters) and weighing over 350 pounds (160 kilograms), Khali’s sheer size made him a formidable force in the ring. His size and strength have made him a force to be reckoned with in the WWE, where he has held the World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE Championship. From humble beginnings as Dalip Singh Rana to global stardom, discover the journey of the WWE superstar. 

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All About The Great Khali

Full Name Dalip Singh Rana
Date of birth 27 August, 1972 (Age 50)
Place of Birth Dhiraina, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Spouse Harminder Kaur (married: 2002)
Ring Name(s) Dalip Singh; Giant Singh, The Great Khali
Billed height 7 ft 1 in
Billed weight 157.5 kg
Trained by All Pro Wrestling
Debut 7 October 2000
Retired 27 April 2018
Political party affiliation Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2022

 

Early Life Of Khali

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The Great Khali was born Dalip Singh Rana in Himachal Pradesh, India, on August 26, 1972. Born into a poor family and as one of seven siblings, he had to work immensely hard to make ends meet. He was diagnosed with acromegaly early on in life, due to which he has his giant stature and his protruding chin. For a brief period, he also worked in the Punjab Police. He began his wrestling career in India, where he won several championships. In 2000, he was signed by the WWE and made his debut in 2001.


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Professional Wrestling Career

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He started his professional wrestling career with All Pro Wrestling in 2001. Following this, he went into WCW (World Championship Wrestling) and worked there for 8 months, till it was bought by its rival company, WWF. For a brief period, he also worked in New Japan Pro Wrestling. However, it was in WWE that he made a name for himself.

Khali In WWE

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Khali quickly made a name for himself in the WWE. His size and strength allowed him to dominate his opponents, and he soon became one of the most popular wrestlers in the company. In 2006, he won the World Heavyweight Championship, becoming the first Indian-born wrestler to hold the title.

Khali held the World Heavyweight Championship for 110 days before losing it to Rey Mysterio. He would go on to win the WWE Championship in 2007, but he would only hold the title for 21 days before losing it to John Cena.


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Khali’s career in the WWE has been marked by both success and controversy. He has been accused of being a poor wrestler, and his matches have often been criticized for being boring. However, his size and strength have made him a popular attraction, and he remains one of the most recognizable wrestlers in the world.

The Great Khali’s Impact on Indian Wrestling

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The Great Khali’s impact on Indian wrestling has been profound. He is the first Indian-born wrestler to achieve mainstream success in the WWE, and his success has helped to pave the way for other Indian wrestlers to follow in his footsteps.

Khali’s popularity in India has also helped to raise the profile of wrestling in the country. Wrestling was once seen as a low-brow form of entertainment, but Khali’s success has helped to change that perception. Today, wrestling is more popular than ever in India, and Khali is a major reason for that.

Khali is a role model for many young Indian wrestlers. He has shown that it is possible to achieve success in wrestling, even if you are not from a traditional wrestling country. His success has inspired a new generation of Indian wrestlers, and he is helping to make wrestling a more popular sport in India.


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Beyond Wrestling

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In addition to his wrestling career, Khali has also appeared in several films and television shows. He has starred in the films Ready and Bodyguard, The Longest Yard, Get Smart, Kushti, etc. and he has also appeared in the American television series “Supernatural” and “WWE Smackdown vs Raw”.

He has also made numerous advertisements for different companies and also acts as a brand ambassador for such companies.  

Khali is a controversial figure, but there is no doubt that he is one of the most unique and memorable wrestlers in WWE history. His size, strength, and charisma have made him a star, and he will continue to be a popular attraction for the company in the time to come.

The Great Khali’s Legacy

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The Great Khali is a unique and unforgettable figure in WWE history. His size, strength, and charisma have made him a star, and he will continue to be a popular attraction for years to come.

Khali’s legacy is still being written, but there is no doubt that he is one of the most unique and memorable wrestlers in WWE history. He is a giant among men, and his impact on the sport will be felt for years to come


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