The Great Khali Biography: Age, Net Worth, Height, Children, Wife, Siblings, Parents, Wiki

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Dalip Singh Rana had a successful career as an Indian professional wrestler and later ventured into the field of wrestling promotion after retirement. 

He gained widespread recognition in WWE, achieving a significant milestone by becoming India’s first-ever World Heavyweight Champion. 

His accomplishments in the wrestling world have made him a prominent figure in the industry and a source of inspiration for aspiring wrestlers worldwide.


  • Full name: Dalip Singh Rana
  • Stage Name: The Great Khali
  • Born: August 27, 1972,
  • Age: 51 years old
  • Birthplace: Dhiranagar,
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Occupation: Wrestling
  • Height: 2.16m
  • Parents: Tandi Devi and Jwala Ram
  • Siblings: Inder Singh, Mangat Singh, Mohinder Singh, Balwinder Singh, Joginder Singh, and Jaswant Singh.
  • Spouse: Harminder Kaur
  • Children: Avleen Rana, 
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net worth: $6 million. 

Early life and education

The Great Khali came to this world on August 27, 1972, in Dhiranagar, Himachal Pradesh, India. Being the youngest of his siblings, he grew up in a humble family where his father made a living as a farmer and his mother took care of their household duties. They are Tandi Devi and Jwala Ram. He grew up with six siblings: Inder SinghMangat Singh, Mohinder SinghBalwinder SinghJoginder Singh, and Jaswant Singh.

Khali’s childhood was unremarkable until 17. He was afflicted by a growth disorder known as acromegaly. This condition profoundly impacted his physical development, causing him to experience rapid and excessive growth. By the time Khali reached 18, he had already surpassed an astonishing height of 7 feet.  

Due to financial constraints, Dalip Singh Rana, popularly known as The Great Khali, had to drop out of school at seven. His family could not afford the meager Rs 2.50 school fees, forcing him to leave after completing Class II. Born into a humble family in a village in Himachal Pradesh, India, his father worked as a farmer while his mother took care of household duties.  

Despite not receiving a formal education, Khali displayed remarkable intelligence and athleticism during childhood. 


Khali embarked on his journey in the wrestling world in 2000, dedicating himself to honing his skills in the United States and Japan. The following year marked a significant milestone as he officially stepped into professional wrestling, showcasing his talents for renowned promotions such as All Pro Wrestling (APW) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

 Seeking to broaden his horizons, Khali ventured further east in 2002 to join New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), where he achieved great success by capturing the prestigious IWGP Tag Team Championship alongside his partner, Giant Bernard.  

Following his signing with WWE in 2006, Khali debuted on SmackDown! on April 21. In an impressive victory, he defeated The Undertaker by countout. This win kicked off a remarkable undefeated streak for Khali, as he defeated esteemed wrestlers such as KaneBig Show, and John Cena.

 One year later, in 2007, Khali secured the World Heavyweight Championship in a thrilling 20-man battle royal. He held onto the title for an impressive 113 days before succumbing to Batista.

Awards and nominations

  • World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 
  • 7-man Royal Rumble 
  • Slammy Award (1 time) for “Damn!”
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awarded him the following:
  • Most Overrated 
  • Worst Gimmick 
  • He was also nominated for the following awards:
  • WWE Championship (2 times)
  • Royal Rumble 
  • Slammy Award for “Breakthrough Wrestler of the Year” 
  • Slammy Award for “Worst Feud of the Year” 

Social Media

  • Instagram: @thegreatkhali
  • Twitter: @TheGreatKhali
  • Facebook: @TheGreatKhali

Personal Life

The individual known as The Great Khali, whose actual name is Dalip Singh Rana, is in a marital union with Harminder Kaur. Together, they are blessed with a daughter named Avleen Rana, who entered this world in 2014.  

In 2002, Khali and Kaur entered a sacred union through a traditional Sikh ceremony, solidifying their commitment to one another. Their paths crossed through the involvement of their families, and from that moment on, they have remained inseparable. 

Net Worth

The Great Khali has a 6 million dollar net worth. While his professional wrestling career is his primary source of revenue, he also makes money through other activities like acting, brand promotion, business endeavors, and social networking. These several sources of income have influenced his overall financial success.

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