Kavita Dalal, better known as Kavita Devi, is a professional wrestler and a former weightlifter, had represented Indian in several international competitions. Born in 1983, Kavita hails from a small village in Haryana, has gifted with amazing talents and had to go through several hardships to get to the celebrity status she has reached today.
Biography and Early Life
Kavita Devi was born on the 20th of September 1986, in Malvi, Jind District, Haryana, India. She is currently 34 years old and the daughter of a former police officer. She has an older brother named Sandeep Dalal.
Kavita Devi attended Girls Senior Secondary School in her hometown and decided to move to Lucknow to pursue higher studies. She comes from a society where women hardly take higher studies. She broke the odds and with the support from her elder brother, Kavita Dalal enrolled at La MartiniÃ¨re College, Lucknow, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.
|Birth Name||Kavita Dalal|
|Nickname||Hard HD, Kavita|
|Date of Birth||September 20, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Malvi, Julana, Jind District, Haryana|
|Age||34 years old|
|Profession||Wrestler, Former Powerlifter|
Kavita Devi Husband
Kavita Devi married Volleyball player Gaurav Tomar in 2009. Together, they have a son named Abhijeet, born in 2012.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 9 inches|
Centimeters – 175 cm
Meters – 1.75 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 75 kg|
Pounds – 165 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Well-built masculine physique|
She always wears Salwar-Kameez with dupatta tied across her waist while wrestling in the ring.
- Continental Wrestling Entertainment (June 11, 2016)
- WWE Dubai Tryout (April 2017)
- WWE Mae Young Classic (2017)
The Great Khali
Roundhouse Kick, Spear
Gorilla Press Slam, Armbar, Body Slam, German Suplex, Stunner, Missile Dropkick
Kavita Devi Favorite Things
- Wrestler – The Great Khali
- Food – Dairy Products
- Person – Sarbjit Kour (B.B. Bull Bull)
Kavita Devi Facts
Kavita Devi became the first female Wrestler from India to compete in the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) ring.
After graduation, she joined the weight-lifting academy to become a professional weightlifter.
Kavita represented India in the 2016 South Asian Games and placed Gold Medal in the 75KG weightlifting category.
Around that time, she joined Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a border guarding force under the Government of India. She was posted as a constable and retired as a Sun-Inspector.
Kavita opted out of SSB in 2010 and returned to weightlifting to pursue her career.
She is also trained in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
In 2016, Kavita Devi joined the Continental Wrestling Entertainment (CEW) Academy, which is owned and managed by the former World Heavyweight Champion, The Great Khali.
He was instrumental in training her as a professional wrestler. She represents the academy under the name “Hard KD” and participated in several tournaments, including the WWE Mae Young Classic in 2017.
Kavita Devi was once challenged for an open match by a fellow CWE Superstar BB Bulbul (India’s first female professional wrestler) where she took her wearing the traditional Salwar Kameez.
In August 2017, a video of her went viral garnering more than 4 million YouTube views. Kavita Devi took on New Zealand’s Dakota Kai, wearing a Salwar-Kameez with dupatta tied across her waist, but she eventually lost the match.
Kavita Devi received an offer from the makers of Bigg Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother, but she apparently rejected the offer due to her dislike of the show’s format.