Former WWE star The Great Khali joins BJP


Guwahati: Professional wrestler and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Dalip Singh Rana, better known as The Great Khali, joins  the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Thursday. 

Khali reached the BJP headquarters in Delhi earlier in the day and was welcomed into the party fold in an induction ceremony at 1 pm.

The Great Khali, 49, is a former World Heavyweight Champion who went on to be inducted into the prestigious WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2021 in the United States.

Standing 7-foot-1 and tipping the scales at 347 pounds, Khali made his titanic presence felt from the moment he first entered the WWE Universe in 2006.

In his stint as a professional wrestler in the WWE, Khali had gone toe-to-toe with some of the greatest wrestling stars, and won the the World Heavyweight Championship in 2007.

Due to his success in WWE, The Great Khali made cameos in several Hollywood films, like MacGruber, Get Smart, and the Adam Sandler-starrer The Longest Yard. He has also appeared on the reality show Big Boss.