Cinema and Sports has an old connection. They connect with each other through many channels including creation of movies based on life of sportsperson and role of them in movies. Many sportspersons worked in Indian cinema whether they are cricketers, athletes and wrestlers.
WWE is one of the biggest entertainment industry of world in sports. He has a history of many capable and charming talents who made their place not in sports but also in cinema too. From Hulk Hogan to The Rock many WWE wrestlers have made a special place in cinema with their unique acting style. There are many other big names like The Great Khali, John Cena, Stone Cold Steave Austin, Batista and many more.
Here is the list of WWE Wrestlers who worked in Indian cinema-
Brian Keith Adams ‘Crush’
Brian Keith Adams ring name ‘Crush’ was an American professional Wrestler. In 1996, Brian played a role in Bollywood movie ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’ . He played a role of Wrestler and was killed by Undertaker in the movie. Akashay Kumar and Raveena Tandon played lead roles in the movie. Specially, first time Rekha played role of villain in this movie. Movie was the 6th highest grossing movie of the year 1996.
Nathan Jones is an Australian actor, powerlifting champion and retired professional wrestler. He worked in 2016 superhero film ‘A Flying Jatt’. Nathan was a villain named ‘Raka’ in the movie. Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez and Kay Kay Menon were in lead roles in the movie. This movie is for awareness about environment and cleanliness.
Other than Indian Cinema Nathan Jones has a great career in World cinema. From famous historical drama ‘Troy’ to ‘Mad Max Fury’, he worked in many big projects of hollywood. At present he is also part of many coming projects and can be seen in many movies.
Brian Lee aka ‘The Undertaker’ is a pro wrestler since 1988. He played role Of wrestler in movie ’Khaladiyon Ka Khalidi’. Akashay Kumar and Raveena Tandon played lead roles in the movie. Specially, first time Rekha played role of villain in this movie. Movie was the 6th highest grossing movie of the year 1996.
This movie was the fourth installement of Khalidi series. Rekha got ‘Filmfare best supporting actress’ and ‘Star Screen Award Best Villian’ for this movie.
Harvinder Sihra ring name Harv Sihra is a Canadian professional wrestler, currently signed to WWE. He worked in Akashay Kumar Starred movie ‘Brothers’. Movie has Akshay Kumar, Siddharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff are in lead roles. In this movie Two street –fighting brothers face each other in a mixed martial arts tournament.
The Great Khali
Dalip Singh Rana known by ring name ‘The Great Khali’ is an Indian born American professional wrestler, promoter, model and actor. Khali worked in 2010 Fantasy Action Movie ‘Rama : The Savior’ and Rajpal Yadav starrer comedy movie ‘Kushti’. After spending a succesful career in WWE, The Great Khali opened his new wrestling institution in India to train and promote new talent. Khali is one of the most successful wrestler of his time.
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