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India: Former WWE wrestler and actor The Great Khali joins political party – News

The Great Khali made his professional wrestling debut in 2000.



Published: Thu 10 Feb 2022, 19:38

Indian professional wrestler and actor Dalip Singh Rana, also known as The Great Khali, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday in the presence of Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh, BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh and of Lok Sabha MP Sunita Duggal in New Delhi.

Addressing a press conference, Rana said, “I joined the party after being influenced by the BJP’s national policy… Whatever the task assigned by the party, I will respect it. Wherever I am asked to go, I will go and campaign there. The BJP has become my family and will support the party as much as possible. »

Welcoming The Great Khali to the party, MoS Jitendra Singh said, “I welcome The Great Khali to the party. Today he has become a member of the BJP. His size, his personality are such that the whole world knows him.

“I am sure that he will also play an important role in the strength of the BJP. By joining the party, he will inspire the youth and other people in the country,” he said.

The Great Khali is known for his time in WWE. He has also won several wrestling championships. Before making it big in WWE, Khali made his professional wrestling debut in 2000. Last year, Khali was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

The 7ft tall superstar Khali also held the world heavyweight championship in the 2007-08 season. On November 13, 2014, Khali’s contract with WWE expired and he left the industry.

Since then, Rana has made sporadic appearances in WWE, and in 2017 he helped fellow Indian superstar Jinder Mahal defeat Randy Orton to retain the WWE Championship.

In October 2010-January 2011, Khali had also appeared on the reality show Bigg Boss, and he finished first runner-up. The show had made special arrangements for Khali, including a custom-made bed.