Shahriar Kamali

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King Kamali
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Personal info
NicknameThe Persian Pearl, The Terminator
Born (1972-03-29) March 29, 1972 (age 47)
Masjed soleyman, Iran
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Professional career
Best win1999 NPC Nationals, HeavyWeight, 1st
King Kamali and Barbara Ward Kamali

Shahriar Kamali (Persian: شهریار کمالی‎), known as King Kamali (born March 29, 1972 in Masjed soleyman), is a retired IFBB professional bodybuilder.


Nicknamed "The Persian Pearl" and "The Terminator", Kamali was born in Iran, and now lives in West New York, New Jersey[1] and New City, New York. Kamali has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from George Mason University[2] The resulting knowledge about human kinesiology and sport nutrition combined with his distinctive posing styles makes Kamali a sought out bodybuilder for seminars and guest appearances. He has been featured in many bodybuilding articles, as well as being on the cover of Muscle Magazine.

Competitive stats[edit]

  • Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Contest Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
  • Off-Season Weight: 310 lb (141kg)
  • Arms: 19 in (48.26 cm)
  • Waist: 36 in (91.44 cm)
  • Chest: 50 in (137 cm)
  • Thighs: 30 in (76.2 cm)

Competitive history[edit]

  • 1994 NPC Collegiate Nationals, Light-Heavyweight, 1st and Overall
  • 1996 NPC Nationals, HeavyWeight, 10th tied
  • 1997 NPC Nationals, HeavyWeight, 7th
  • 1998 NPC Nationals, HeavyWeight, 3rd
  • 1999 NPC Nationals, HeavyWeight, 1st
  • 2001 Arnold Classic, 4th
  • 2001 Ironman Pro Invitational, 3rd
  • 2001 Mr. Olympia, 10th
  • 2002 Mr. Olympia, 17th
  • 2002 Show of Strength Pro Championship, 11th
  • 2003 Night of Champions, 14th
  • 2004 Arnold Classic, 8th
  • 2004 Grand Prix Australia, 5th
  • 2005 Arnold Classic, 11th
  • 2005 Ironman Pro Invitational, 5th
  • 2005 San Francisco Pro Invitational, 12th
  • 2006 New York Pro Championships, 16th
  • 2006 Europa Super Show, 11th
  • 2006 Montreal Pro, 14th
  • 2006 Atlantic City Pro, 15th

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wuebben, Joe. "The new king: unassuming? Humble? Quiet? What happened to King Kamali? We spent a couple of days with him to get to know the man who would be king" Archived 2012-07-10 at, Muscle & Fitness, July 2004. Accessed October 6, 2008. "At least, that seemed to be the case when I spent a few days hanging out with him at his home in West New York, New Jersey, a few weeks out from the 2004 Arnold Classic."
  2. ^ Personal & Contests, King Kamali's official site], accessed November 23, 2010.