India-born The Great Khali is a professional wrestler. Additionally, he is also an Indian promoter, actor, and powerlifter. On July 17, 2007, he won the title of “WWE Heavyweight Champion”.
Presently, he wrestles in his own opened wrestling school, “Continental Wrestling Entertainment”. Similarly, he is popular starring in several Hollywood and Bollywood movies.
He starred in the Indian TV reality show, “Big Boss” in 2010.
The Great Khali: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education
Khali was born in the state of Himachal Pradesh of India on August 27, 1972. His nationality is Indian and his ethnicity is Indian (Punjabi).
His birth name is Dalip Singh Rana. He was born to his 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.
As per his education, there is no information regarding it.
The Great Khali: Professional Life and Career
The Khali started his career as a police officer. He initiated his wrestling career in All Pro Wrestling (APW) in 2000. He wrestled under the ring name, Giant Singh. Afterward, he wrestled in companies like, “World Wrestling Championship”, “New Japan Pro Wrestling”, and others.
He rose to fame after he joined World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2006. Under WWE, he wrestled in Deep South Wrestling. Afterward, he got involved in various feuds with other wrestlers. During 2006 and 2007, he defeated Rey Mysterio and The Undertaker.
After being drafted to the RAW brand, he won the title of “WWE Heavyweight Champion” On July 17, 2007. Similarly, he went on to win several titles. He was on-and-off with the WWE. In November 2014, his contract with the WWE expired. Then in 2015, he opened his own wrestling school in Punjab, India.
As an actor and TV personality, he has starred in several TV shows. Additionally, he appeared in films like, “The Longest Yard”, “MacGruber”, “Kushti”, and others.
The Great Khali: Salary and Net Worth
This wrestler has a net worth of $6 million. The Great Khali earns a salary of $970k per year and he also earns some portion of his net worth from brand endorsement which is nearly equal to $225k per year.
The Great Khali: Rumors, Controversy
Khali was part of the controversy back in 2001. Khali’s flapjack killed a wrestler named, Brian Ong. Although he wasn’t the one to blame as it was a mistake of “All-Pro Wrestling” who under-examined his injury.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight
The Great Khali has a height of 7 feet 1 inch. His body weighs 157kg. He has black hair and dark brown eyes. Furthermore, there are no details regarding his body measurements.
The Khali is active on Instagram but he is not active on Facebook and Twitter. He has more than 449k followers on Instagram.