KL Rahul (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Wife, GF, IPL, Biography & More

KL Rahul (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Gf (Girlfriend), Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Bowling, Net Worth & More

KL Rahul is an exemplary performer who plays for Karnataka in his domestic career and for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian premier league. He has shown some of the most spectacular performances till now. 

He debuted in first-class cricket in 2010-11 and showed exemplary performance. He has had an inclination towards cricket from an early age.


Real NameKannur Lokesh Rahul
NicknameKL Rahul
ProfessionIndian cricketer
Date of BirthApril 18, 1992
Age (as in 2021)29 years old
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Birth PlaceMangalore, Karnataka, India
FamilyFather: KN Lokesh
Mother: Rajeshwari
Sister: N/A
Brother: N/A
CastNot Known
Home TownMangalore, Karnataka, India

Birth and Early Life

KL Rahul was born on 18 April 1992,  in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. He started playing cricket at an early age, he was inspired by his father being the director of National institute of technology and professor. He was a sports fanatic who used to play all kinds of sports as a child.

At the age of eleven he started practicing cricket and joined St Aloysius College Centenary Grounds in Mangaluru Central, to improve his skills.

Education & More 

SchoolNITK English Medium School, Surathkal
CollegeSri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bengaluru
QualificationBachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
AwardsCricketer of the Year award in the sixth edition of Wisden India Almanack in 2018.


  • Domestic career-

Rahul debuted in first-class cricket in 2010-11 for Karnataka in the Ranji trophy. He played in such an extraordinary way that he was selected in U-19 Cricket World Cup in the same year. He was dropped from the team from the domestic team in the year 2012-13, but he scored second highest runs in the next season. He also became the first cricketer to score a triple century from the Karnataka Cricket team against Uttar Pradesh.

In IPL auctions he was first roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013, and Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him the next year. He again returned to Bangalore two years later. In 2018 he was bought by Kings XI Punjab, where he scored the fastest fifty in the Indian Premier League history.

  • International career

He made his debut for ODI in the year 2016, against Zimbabwe, where he scored a century, a first by any player that year. In the 2019 ICC world cup, he scored his second century. He made his test debut in 2014 but was not able to perform well in both innings. 

Rahul made his first century in Sydney, he became the first Indian cricketer to score a century in his debut in 2016 against Zimbabwe. In his T20 international debut Series, he made a century, that was the second-fastest by a cricketer and fastest by an Indian cricketer.


Playing StyleOpening Batsman
International DebutTest: 26 December 2014 vs Australia
ODI: 11 June 2016 vs Zimbabwe
T20: 18 June 2016 vs Zimbabwe
Debut MatchesRanji trophy 2010-11
T20, 2013
IPl, 2013
Indian National Cricket team
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Kings XI Punjab
Batting StyleRight Handed Batsman
Bowling StyleN/A
Jersey no.1, 11
Best RecordBest Record-first batsman from Karnataka to score a triple century in the Ranji Trophy
Coach/ MentorSamuel Jayaraj, GK Anil Kumar, Somsekhar Shiraguppi, Devdas Nayak 


IPL Debut Match2013
Year of Played Matches and TeamsRoyal Challengers Bangalore (2013, 2014-17),
Sunrisers Hyderabad (2014-15),
Kings XI Punjab (2018-21)
RecordFastest fifty in IPL history

Personal Life & More

Rahul’s father is a professor and former director of National institute of technology, his mother is a professor at Mangalore University. Rahul has a younger sister named Bhavna.

Marital StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendsElixir Nahar
Sonam Bajwa
Net worth$ 7 million
SalaryINR 1 crore

Physical Status & More

Height (approx.)5-11”(In Feet)
Weight (approx.)75kg
Body MeasurementsChest: 40 Inches
Waist: 30 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack
HobbiesVideo Game

Some Important Facts About KL Rahul

  • KL Rahul was born in Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • He was in controversy with fellow cricket Hardik Pandya for passing sexist remarks on the television show “Koffee with Karan“.
  • His hobbies include Tattooing, Playing (tennis, football), Listening to music, Playing on PlayStation.
  • In July 2016, he posted a picture with beer bottles that were condemned by BCCI officials.

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