The Great Khali Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Height: 7' 1"
Age: 49 Years
Weight: 157 Kg

The Great Khali

Real NameDalip Singh Rana
ProfessionProfessional Wrestler
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 216 cm
in meters- 2.16 m
in Feet Inches- 7’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 157 kg
in Pounds- 347 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 63 Inches
- Waist: 46 Inches
- Biceps: 25 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
WWE Debut7 April 2006
Likes to fight againstThe Undertaker and The Big Show
Slam/Finishing moveThe Khali Vice Grip or Brain Chop
The Khali Vice Grip or Brain Chop
Khali 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 PointWhen he won the Mr. India bodybuilding title in 1995 and 1996.
PartyBharatiya Janata Party (February 2022-present)
Khali after joining the BJP in February 2022
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 August 1972
Age (as of 2021)49 Years
BirthplaceDhiraina, Himachal Pradesh, India
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownDhiraina, Himachal Pradesh, India
FamilyFather- Jwala Ram
Mother- Tandi Devi; she died after battling with multi-organ problem in a hospital in Ludhiana on 20 June 2021
The Great Khali with his mother
ControversiesIn 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.
Favourite Things
ActorSalman Khan
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeHarminder Kaur
The Great Khali with his wife and daughter
ChildrenDaughter- Avleen

Note: In November 2023, he welcome a baby boy.

The Great Khali

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 body.
  • He started earning as a labourer 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. The Great Khali in his younger days
  • His fortune changed when he won the Mr. India bodybuilding title in 1995 and 1996.
  • Due to his training and hardwork, he got selected for the All Pro Wrestling (APW) in the USA, and made his debut in October 2000.
  • 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.