THE INDIAN giant, Dalip Singh Rana, described as, inter alia, the man with strong muscles, extraordinary height and long flowing locks has been eliminating all those blocking his way in the world wrestling arena. April 7, 2006, was a memorable day not just for Dalip Singh but also for all those Indians who are crazy about wrestling, because the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) launched the ’Great Khali’ in the arena of ‘Smack Down’. On the first day, he choked the Undertaker and thus warned all the wrestlers of WWE. After that he challenged many other wrestlers like Rey Mysterio, Batista, Umaga, Shawn Michaels, Edge, Randy Orton and many others in the ring.
When Edge quit the World Heavyweight Championship owing to an injury, Khali won the 20-man Battle Royal with the help of his famous ‘Brain Chop’ attack. He lifted the Heavyweight Title on July 20. It is a day Khali will remember all his life.
Dalip Singh was born on August 27, 1972, in Himachal Pradesh. To earn a living, he worked as watchman in a residential building in Himachal Pradesh. After that, he joined the Punjab Police, as officer. In February 27, 2002, he got married to Harminder Kaur.
Khali’s 7 ft 3 inch frame weighs 420 lb and scares the living daylights out of his opponents in the ring. He started his career in October 2000 as a pro-wrestler for All Pro Wrestling in United States. On May 28, 2001, Brian Ong, a professional wrestler died after receiving a flapjack from Khali in the ring during practice. Ong had suffered a concussion earlier in the session.
After clinching the World Championship, Khali became very popular amongst Indian viewers. The Indian media too contributed its mite. In 2005, Khali acted in the Hollywood movie ‘The Longest Yard’, as Turley. In India, he tried weight lifting but could not establish himself because the lower portion of his body was not favourable for it. This 36-year old Indian giant has already proved his calibre in the world arena, but this is not the end — it is just the beginning for this Indian legend!
WWE star, Khali entered into the Bigg Boss 4 house on Saturday. Khali says that he has entered into the Bigg Boss house to entertain all the Big Boss 4 freaks. Salman Khan is the host for this show. Bigg Boss 4 is aired on Colors channel.Bigg Boss has provided a special break fast for Khali, which included milk and 20 eggs. Last Friday, MTV Splitsvilla winner, Sakshi Pradhan walked out of Bigg Boss house. Sakshi was replaced by 7-foot-3-inch tall wrestler ‘The Great Khali’.
For the first time, Khali will be participating in a reality show. Viewers are much excited to see him in real life. Bigg Boss 4 has become much interesting after the Khali joining. He will stay with other 11 contestants for nearly 3 moths. Khali says, “I feel happy whenever I come to India. People here love me a lot and I am eager to meet Salman Khan.”