King Kamali

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

Shahriar Kamali, 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.