Giant Wrestler Finds Fame in India
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"Rana says he is a vegetarian and abhors alcohol and tobacco."
BBC News, Shantanu Guha Ray, May 6, 2008
caption: Rana is a veritable man mountain
A giant former labourer from India who has become an international wrestling
sensation is now a star in his homeland too.
The Atlanta-based Dalip Singh Rana, who is from Himachal Pradesh, stands over
7ft tall and weighs nearly 200kg.
Nicknamed the "Great Khali", Rana is a top draw at the hugely popular World
Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
With some Hollywood work under his belt, he is now looking at offers from
Rana, 36, is now back in India to spend some time at home and shoot a
documentary on his life.
"He could put his hand over your entire head and crush you" - Hollywood actor
He is the first Indian to be signed up by WWE, and enjoys top billing in the
famous American showbiz circus alongside fighters such as Hulk Hogan and The
"Hailing from India, the Great Khali stands at an impressive 7ft 3in [2.21m] and
weighs 420 pounds.
Approved by andyba on June 12,2008 | 15:16:57