Not many would know the name Dalip Singh Rana but when we use his ring name - 'The Great Khali', it is a name that is very easily recognised! Khali started out as a policeman, before taking up professional wrestling as a career. In 2006, Khali became the first Indian wrestler to be signed up by the WWE and he had an eventful career with the highpoint being him winning the World Heavyweight Championship in 2007!
Rana has acted in a number of Hollywood and Bollywood films and has also been a part of TV shows. He finished as the runner-up on the reality TV show Bigg Boss in its fourth season. Khali also appears in TV Commercials. Now, we have news that he is to make his debut in Telugu cinema with the upcoming movie Narendra, to be directed by Jayanth C Paranji.
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Narendra is to be produced under the Eshaan Entertainments banner with music by Ram Sampath, who has earlier composed for top Bollywood movies like Delhi Belly, Raees and Talaash. This movie also stars Nilesh Eti and Brazilian model Izabelle as the leads and is said to be an action thriller revolving around the life of a boxing champion and will have an India-Pakistan backdrop. Reports state that the first schedule of the movie has been wrapped up. Details over Khali's role in this project are yet to be revealed.