The Great KhaliBio

Everyone looks up to The Great Khali – whether you want to or not.

That’s because the 7-foot-1, 347-pound skyscraper of a WWE Superstar can’t help but tower over all of the WWE Universe. Khali stands out from every crowd not only for his overwhelming size, but also for being the first to blaze a trail to WWE from his native India. His formative years may incline The Punjabi Giant toward some good-humored fun like dancing up a storm or courting a lucky lady for the “Kiss Cam,” but Khali frequently calls upon his Rajput heritage to become a proud warrior in the ring.

Khali’s battle-ready mentality and intimidating presence combine to make him a unique threat to every member of the WWE roster. He has successfully stood tall against celebrated WWE Superstars including The Undertaker, Kane, Big Show, John Cena, and Jinder Mahal.  And he was the last man standing in a 20-Man Battle Royal on SmackDown in 2007 that allowed Khali to realize his dream of becoming World Heavyweight Champion.

Success in the WWE ring has lead to notoriety away from it for Khali, whose sizable achievements have made him a national hero in India. He frequently appears on screens of all sizes from Bollywood to Hollywood, which includes prominent acting roles in the feature films “The Longest Yard” (2005), “Get Smart” (2008), and “MacGruber” (2010), in addition to guest star appearances on the NBC series “Outsourced” and the Disney Channel series, “Pair of Kings.”

The titanic competitor has recently become embroiled in a heated rivalry with the self-professed “Intellectual Savior of the Masses,” Damien Sandow. After the WWE Universe chose Khali to face Sandow in a WWE App vote on the Dec. 30, 2013, edition of Raw, Sandow picked up a pinfall victory despite Khali getting his shoulder up before the three-count. Because of this questionable officiating, Brad Maddox ordered a rematch the following week, with WWE App voters choosing WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter to call the action down the middle. Khali scored the pin, but Slaughter did not see Sandow’s leg on the bottom rope. The enraged  “Duke of Decency” berated the patriotic WWE Legend after the match, a misstep that landed him right in the middle of Slaughter’s Cobra Clutch. 

Khali took part in WrestleMania 30’s Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale, but failed to outlast 29 other superstars and secure the Andre the Giant trophy.

With a massive frame and a huge heart to match, The Great Khali is a gentle goliath beloved by the WWE Universe ... just don’t get on his bad side.