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The Great Khali: Profile, Bio, Career & Accomplishments

Ring name(s) Giant Singh
The Great Khali
Dalip Singh
Billed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Billed weight 420 lb (190 kg)
Born August 27, 1972 (age 38)
Dhirana, Himachal Pradesh, India
Resides Atlanta, Georgia
Billed from India
Trained by APW Boot Camp
Debut 7 October 2000

Dalip Singh Rana (born 27 August 1972) better known by his ring name The Great Khali, is an Indian professional wrestler, actor, and former powerlifter who won Mr. India in 1995 and 1996. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on its Raw brand. Before embarking on his professional wrestling career, he was a police officer in the Punjab state police.

In WWE, Singh is a one-time World Heavyweight Champion, and one-time Slammy Award winner. He has also appeared in three Hollywood films as well as two Bollywood films.


No one knows what exactly The Great Khali's diet chart includes. But according to the Indian Premium News Channel Aaj Tak his daily diet is :
5 Liters of Milk
2-3 Kilograms of chicken
0.5-1 kg of dry fruits
25-30 Roti with Daal and Sabji

He is also known to consume 25 eggs at a time, 7 times a day.

In wrestling

Championships and accomplishments

  • New Japan Pro Wrestling
    • Teisen Hall Six-Man Tournament (2002)–with Masahiro Chono and Giant Silva
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #83 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2008
  • World Wrestling Entertainment
    • World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • Slammy Award for "Damn!" Moment of the Year (2008)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • Most Overrated (2007)
    • Worst Gimmick (2008)


  • The Longest Yard (2005) as Turley
  • Get Smart (2008) as Dalip
  • MacGruber (2010) as Tug Phelps
  • Kushti (film) (2010) as Himself
  • Ramaa: The Saviour (2010) as Vali
  • Detonation (2012) as Gatling Gunner


Khali appeared on the television reality show Bigg Boss. The show is inspired from the the famous reality show Big Brother.The show made speacial arrangements only for Khali.

Brian Ong incident

On 28 May 2001, Brian Ong died after receiving a flapjack from Singh. Ong had suffered a previous concussion during the session, but the trainers gave him a lower evaluation for not avoiding injuries and told him to continue training. In addition, it was proven that Ong did not receive protective gear or supervision by All Pro Wrestling (APW) staff. This second concussion ultimately proved fatal for him. As Singh inadvertently caused his death, Ong's family brought a lawsuit against APW. APW was found liable for recklessness after less than a day of deliberations, awarding the Ong family for damages of over $1.3 million.

Personal life

Singh was born to Jwala Ram (father) and Tandi Devi (mother); he is one of seven siblings Singh married Harminder Kaur on 27 February 2002 He says he abhors tobacco and alcohol.

Although his parents are of normal stature, his grandfather was well over 6 ft 6 inches.

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