Meet Dilsher Shanky aka Shanky Singh
Gurvinder Singh Malhotra is an Indian Profession wrestler and also an actor. He is well known for his wrestling ring name Shanky Singh and Dilsher Singh. Shanky signed WWE in 2020, he wrestles in WWE’s smackdown brand along with Jinder Mahal. Singh is also known for his viral videos about CWE wrestling storylines.
In 2017, Shanky Singh gave a tryout for WWE in Dubai, and he got selected, but WWE signed him in 2020. He had an interview with India’s Hindi language newspaper Dainik Bhaskar where he said that his career’s ambition is to join WWE and defeat Brock Lesnar.
Early Life (Background)
Shanky Singh was born in 1991 in Jagadhri, Haryana, India. He pursued B.Com from Maharaja Agrasen College of New Delhi in 2010 and worked as an accountant in Maharishi Markandeshwar University, Mullana, Haryana, India. While working as an accountant, one of the friends usually refer to him as The Great Khali and CWE wrestling (just because of his height) and most often said that the job of an accountant doesn’t suit his physical height. This provoked him to know about The Great Khali and about professional wrestling and eventually, he got interested in it. He saw The Great Khali talking about his new academy, Continental Wrestling Entertainment at the 164th episode of Comedy Nights with Kapil on June 24, 2015, and thus he decided to join CWE the very same year.
Malhotra is a Sikh, His father, Sardar Narendra Singh, 6ft, is a factory supervisor. His mother, Narendra Kaur, 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m), is a housewife. He is personally unhappy with his ring name, Shanky Singh. According to Hindustan Times, his early training in cwe was so hard for him that he “usually cried in the bathroom”.
Info and Body Measurements
|Gurvinder Singh Malhotra|
|Birth name||Gurvinder Singh Malhotra|
|Born||19 June 1991 (age 30)|
|Residence||Jagadhri, Haryana, India|
|Parent(s)||Sardar Narendra Singh (father) Narendra Kaur (mother)|
|Professional wrestling career|
|Ring name(s)||Shanky Singh, Dilsher Shanky|
|Billed height||7 ft 1 in (216 cm)|
|Billed weight||135 kg (298 Pounds)|
|Billed from||Jalandhar, Punjab, India|
|Trained by||Dalip Singh Rana (Khali)|
Professional Wrestling Career
At the age of 24, Shanky Singh joined CWE wrestling school. Shanky is Trained by The Great Khali. He is a CWE World Heavyweight Champion since May 07, 2018, by defeating Faruqua Khan and also CWE Tag Team Champion with The Giant Wonder.
Shanky traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in March 2017 where he gave the 5-day audition for WWE tryout and got selected. WWE conducted another tryout in Jalandhar, Punjab, India at Continental Wrestling Entertainment. The WWE tryout was led by the Senior Director of Talent for WWE Canyon Ceman and WWE NXT trainer Norman Smiley. They were impressed with the performances of Laxmi Kant Rajpoot/Rudra, Sukhi Grewal, The Giant Wonder, Shanky Singh, Dinesh Kumar, Panjak, Sahil Sangwan, and Kavita Devi. Shanky Singh is got selected by WWE in Feb 2020. On 7 May 2021 Jinder Mahal returned to WWE with his new teammates, Shanky and Veer aka Rinku Singh. On the May 10 episode of Raw, Shanky, along with Veer, would align themselves with Jinder Mahal. As part of the 2021 Draft, both Shanky and Mahal were drafted to the SmackDown brand while Veer remained on the Raw brand, ending their alliance with Veer. Dilsher Shanky appeared in Battel’s royal match of Survivor series 2021, he got eliminated by Omos.
Wrestling Moves or Finishers:
- Hell’s Gate
- Big Boot
- double chokeslam
- hammer hand
- Cwe World heavyweight champion (1 time)
- Cwe tag team champion (1 time)
Shanky Singh Acting Career
On 26 June 2016, Hindustan Times uploaded a video on YouTube which showed Shanky Singh was singing the song Janam Janam from the 2015 Bollywood film Dilwale while Great Khali and others are sitting next to him. He had also acted in Salman Khan’s movie “Bharat”.
Singh is a big Bollywood fan and also a good actor. In 2019 he acted in a Bharat movie with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. Below the Shanky Singh is with Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Sunil Grower.