Akila Dananjaya (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Height, Biography & More

Akila Dananjaya (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Stats, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Wife, Net Worth, Jersey Number, Debut & More

Akila Dananjaya is a professional cricketer of the Sri Lankan National cricket team. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-break and leg-break bowler.


Real nameMahamarakkala Kurukulasooriya Patabendige Akila Dananjaya Perera
ProfessionSri Lankan Cricketer
Date of birth04 October 1993
Age (as in 2021)28 years old
Zodiac signLibra
Birth PlacePanadura, Sri Lanka
FamilyFather: Sunil Perera
Mother: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Nationality Sri Lanka
CasteNot known
Home TownPanadura, Sri Lanka

Birth and Early life

Akila was born on 4th October 1993 in Panadura, Sri Lanka. His father is a carpenter and his mother is a homemaker. Akila used to play cricket for his school and college team.

Education and More

SchoolNahanama Vidyalaya, Panadura

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In 2012, Akila was selected to play for Wayamba United in the inaugural Sri Lanka Premiere. In the same year, he was named to the ICC World Twenty20 squad and played his debut match against New Zealand. In 2013, Dananjaya was drafted to the Chennai Super Kings for $20,000 at the IPL Auction.

In 2017, he was called to the ODI squad for the Zimbabwe tour. He was also awarded the man of the match for his bowling performance. In 2018, Akila was named to the Sri Lankan Test squad for the tour of Bangladesh. In the same year, he was awarded the national contract by Sri Lankan Cricket for the 2018-19 season. Dananjaya was also part of the second test against South Africa that year. In 2019, he was one of the nominees in the ICC Cricket Award 2019. In 2021, Akila was part of the national tour during the tour of the Caribbean. He became the only player to take a hat-trick against the West Indies in a T20I.


Playing StyleAllrounder
International debutTest– 8 February 2018 against Bangladesh
ODI– 12 November 2012 against New Zealand
T20I- 27 September 2012 against New Zealand
IPL– 2013
Debut MatchesFirst-class- 2013
List-A: 2012
T20: 2020
TeamsSri Lanka, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, Galle Gladiators, Sri Lanka Under-23s, Wayamba United ((Teams))
Batting StyleLeft-handed
Bowling StyleRight arm offbreak, Legbreak
Jersey no.11
Best RecordN/A
Coach/ MentorGraham Ford


IPL Debut Match2018
Years of Matches Played and teamsChennai Super Kings (2013),
Mumbai Indians (2018)
RecordNot known
IPL price50.00 Lakh

Personal life

Akila’s Zodiac sign is Libra. His net worth is estimated to be $2 million. He is married to Nathalie Tekshini. The couple has a 3-year-old son.

Marital statusMarried
Wife NameNathalie Tekshini
Children 1 Son
Net worth$2 million

Physical Status & More

Weight65 kg
Body MeasurementsChest: 38 Inches
Waist: 32 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye colourDark Brown
Hair colourBlack

Some important facts about Akila Dananjaya

  1. In 2018, Akila was suspended from bowling in international cricket after his action was found illegal by the International Cricket Council(ICC).
  2. His favorite cricketers are Rangana Herath and Ajantha Mendis.
  3. Akila liked swimming and driving
  4. He is ranked 20th in ODI bowling and 35th in T20 bowling.

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