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11 June 1983 (age 35)|
|Notable work||First Indian Woman Wrestler Bharat Kesari|
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
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Khatron Ke KhiladiZor Ka Jhatka
|Title||First Indian Woman Wrestler|
|Parent(s)||Chandgi Ram (Father)|
Jagdish Kaliraman (Brother)Deepika Kaliraman (Sister)
Kaliraman is daughter of former wrestler Chandgi Ram (Master Chadgiram). She was trained by her father who always dreamt of his four daughters becoming wrestlers. He even had to fight against social norms and with the Indian Wrestling Foundation for many years.
Kaliraman is one of 200 Indian women who wrestle professionally. She is also one of the 50 Indian women who represented India internationally. She won a gold medal at the Asian Women Wrestling Championship in 2000.
Kaliraman alleged that in 1998-99 when she travelled to Poland as part of a junior sub-team, she was sexually harassed by the coach there. She complained to her father as well as the WFI president GS Mander. However, GS Mander refuted these statements and also said that he will file a defamation suit against her.
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