Top 5 WWE stars from India
Mahal is the most prominent superstar of Indian origin, he has been associated with Vince McMahon’s promotion. Although he was born and raised in Canada, his ancestors belong to India. He was introduced as the brother-in-law of The Great Khali in 2010. Often known as the Modern-Day Maharaja and also has been the WWE Champion, moreover the only Indian WWE star to claim this title. He was part of the team of the Singh Bros (Sunil Singh and Samir Singh) from 2017 to 2019.
The shadow of Great Khali, then Dilsher Shanky, he is seven feet tall and trained by Khali himself. Shanky appears on RAW, with Jinder Mahal himself. As per the 2021 WWE Draft, Shanky and Mahal were drafted to SmackDown, where the former now accompanies the latter.
The most hopeful WWE star on the roster, Rinku debuted alongside Sourav in NXT. He was soon renamed Veer and called to RAW. In the 2021 Draft, he was sent to RAW. However, he has been out of for months, but with his arrival in no time, he is set to get a big push from the company.
Sourav Gurjar debuted with the WWE NXT alongside Rinku Singh Rajput. The pair teamed up with Drew McIntyre to defeat Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers at Superstar Spectacle. Afterwards, Rinku was invited to the RAW and the duo was split up. Sourav left for India without any storyline. He returned on the January 18, 2022 episode of NXT under new name Sanga.
The Great Khali
Dalip Singh Rana, often called the Great Khali, he has been playing professional wrestling since 2000. Before going to the WWE, he was an Assistant Sub-Inspector of Punjab Police. Khali has faced wrestlers like Undertaker, Big Show, Randy Orton, Sheamus and John Cena. Khali was more of the face of the Indian diaspora in the WWE and was a very influential star in his time in WWE.