Dinesh Karthik (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Height, Biography, Cast, Career & More

Dinesh Karthik (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Bowling, Net Worth, Bating, Wife & More

Dinesh Karthik is an outstanding wicket-keeper batsman who has shown some incredible shots in his career but till time failed to woo the spectators. He plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and for Kolkata knight riders in Indian premier league.

He is a right handed batsman and a right arm off break bowler, who has been given few opportunities to display his talents.


Real nameKrishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik
ProfessionIndian cricketer
Date of birth1st June 1985
Age (as in 2021)35 years old
Zodiac signGemini
Birth placeChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
FamilyFather– Krishna Kumar
Mother– Padma
Brother– Vinesh
CasteNot known
Home TownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Birth and Early life

Dinesh Karthik was born on 1st June 1985 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He spent a couple of years of his childhood in Kuwait where his father used to work. His schooling was from Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School which is under Delhi public school. He got his first cricket lesson from his father who opted for a more secure job than playing cricket. 

Education and More

SchoolFahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School
CollegeNot known
QualificationNot known
AwardsTwenty20 International Man of the Match award (2006)


  • Domestic career-

Dinesh Karthik started playing cricket under the guidance of his father and he initially played in youth teams, later he played for under 14s in 1999. The next year, he was selected in under-19s and made his first class debut the next year. Karthik became a part of Ranji Trophy team in 2003-04, he played wonderfully and scored two centuries one in final and one in semifinals. 

His performance helped him in his selection in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2004. In the seasons 2008-09 and 2009-10, he gave wonderful performances that led to him being made captain of Tamil Nadu cricket team. 

He was selected by Delhi Capitals in 2008 IPL season and then in 2011, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for $9 million. Till now he has played for a number of IPL franchises like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Lions and Kolkata knight riders.

  • International career

Karthik made his Test debut in 2004 but didn’t perform well as a result he didn’t get to play for the team until 2007, he was given a chance as an opener due to other players’ poor performances. His performances weren’t great; he kept going in and out of the team. 

He made his ODI debut in the same year against England and was also selected for the Inaugural ICC World Twenty20 and for the 2013 ICC Championship trophy. 2018 Nidahas trophy final is the most celebrated moment of his life and helped India win the series by hitting a six on the last ball.


Playing StyleWicket keeper Batsman
International debutTest: 03-05 November 2004 against Australia
ODI: 5 September 2004 against England
T20I: 01 December 2006 against South Africa
Debut MatchesFirst-class- 2002
List A – 2002
T20s- 2006
IPL- 2008
TeamsIndia, Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Tamil Nadu, Kolkata Knight Riders
Batting StyleRight handed
Bowling StyleRight arm off break
Jersey no.21
Best RecordThe first-ever Indian cricketer to win a T20I Man of the Match award, He has done batting from the opening position to No. 7
Coach/ MentorRobin Singh


IPL Debut Match2008
Years of Played Matches and teamsDelhi Capitals (2008-10, 14)
Kings XI Punjab (2011)
Mumbai Indians (2012-13)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (2015)
Gujarat Lions (2016-17)
knight riders (2018- 21)
RecordAn unbeaten 56 to steer Delhi to a five-wicket win 
IPL price$9 million

Personal Life & More

Dinesh Karthik married Nikita Vanjara, his childhood friend on May 2 2007 but the marriage didn’t last due to Nikita’s alleged affair with Murali Vijay. He married Squash player Deepika Pallikal on 18 August 2015. Both met in a marathon in 2008 and their relationship grew deeper after they met again in 2013.

Marital statusMarried
Marriage Date18 August 2015
2 May 2007
WifeNikita Vanjara (2007-2012),
Deepika Pallikal (2015- present)
Children Son- None
Daughter- None
Net worthINR 33 crores
SalaryINR 9 crores

Physical Status & More

Weight65 kg
Body MeasurementsChest: 38 inches
Waist: 30 inches 
Biceps: 14 inches
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourBlack
HobbiesPlaying sudoku, Reading, Swimming, Travelling

Some important facts about Dinesh Karthik

  • Dinesh Karthik was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • He was born into a Tamil Brahmin family with a sporting background as his father was a first-division cricketer for Chennai.
  • Karthik was coached by former Indian cricketer, Robin Singh.
  • He is a huge fan of sports cars.

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