Dinesh Karthik Wiki, Wife, Age, Height, Stats, Father, Instagram, Affairs, Family, Biography & More

Dinesh Karthik is an Indian wicket-keeper-batsman who finished his first appearance for the Indian cricket team in 2004. He is the captain of the Indian head of state League team, Kolkata Knight Riders from the 2018 season.

About of Dinesh Karthik wiki/Biography

Full NameKrishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Right-hand Batsman and Wicket-keeper)
Food HabitNon-vegetarian


About of Dinesh Karthik Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.)in centimeters– 170 cm
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet inches– 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 65 kg
in pounds– 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 38 inches
– Waist: 30 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack


About of Dinesh Karthik Personal Life

Date of Birth1 June 1985
Age (as in 2018)33 Years
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School(s)Don Bosco School, Chennai
St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationNot Known



International DebutTest– 3 November 2004 against Australia at Mumbai
ODI– 5 September 2004 against England at London
T20– 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg
Coach/MentorRobin Singh
Jersey Number#21, 19 (India)
#21, 19 (Domestic)
Domestic/State TeamAbahani Limited, Albert TUTI Patriots, Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Tamil Nadu
Nature on fieldCalm
Records (main ones)• The first ever Indian cricketer to win a T20I Man of the Match award (against South Africa in 2006).
• He has done batting from opening position to No. 7.
Career Turning PointPerformance in the 2004 domestic season.


Family, Girls, Family & More

FatherKrishnakumar (Worked as a System Analyst)

MotherPadma (Worked in IDBI and ONGC)

BrotherVinesh (Younger)

AddressAn apartment called The Karthik’s’ in Chennai
HobbiesPlaying sudoku, Reading, Swimming, Travelling
ControversyIt was believed that there was a love triangle between Karthik, his Ex-wife Nikita and cricketer Murali Vijay as it was said that she cheated on him with Murali Vijay
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNikita Vanjara

Dipika Pallikal (Squash Player)

Wife/Spouse(s)First Wife– Nikita Vanjara (m. 2007–div. 2012)

Second Wife– Dipika Pallikal (m. 2015-present)

Marriage Date18 August 2015 (with Dipika Pallikal – as per Christian rituals)

20 August 2015 (with Dipika Pallikal – as per Hindu rituals)

Marriage PlaceChristian- The Leela Palace hotel in Chennai
Hindu- ITC Grand Chola in Chennai
ChildrenSon– None
Daughter– None


Favourite Things

Favourite Cricketer(s)Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Ian Botham
Bowler: R Ashwin
Favourite Tennis PlayerRoger Federer
Favourite FoodButter chicken
Favourite Actor(s)Rajinikanth, Suriya, Dhanush
Favourite MusicianA.R. Rahman


Style Quotient

Car CollectionPorsche 911 Turbo S


Money Factor

Salary (as in 2018)Retainer Fee: ₹3 crore
Test Fee: ₹15 lakh
ODI Fee: ₹6 lakh
T20 Fee: ₹3 lakh
IPL 11: ₹7.4 crore
Net Worth (approx.)44 crore


Social Media




Does Dinesh Karthik smoke?: No

Does Dinesh Karthik drink alcohol?: Not legendary

Dinesh was born into a Tamil Brahmin family with a sporting background as his father was a first-division athlete for Madras.

During his childhood, he and his family lived in Kuwait for a few years wherever he started enjoying cricket by look English County cricket matches on TV.

He was coached by former Indian athlete, Robin Singh.

On his ODI debut in 2004 vs England, he born Michael vocalizer, however later did a superb campaigning to dismiss him.

Due to his inconsistent performance in wicket-keeping and batting, he was replaced by MS Dhoni at the top of 2004.

Cricketer Mulari Vijay is married to his Ex-wife Nikita.

His second spouse, Dipika Pallikal is AN Indian Squash Champion.

He 1st met his second spouse, Dipika Rebekah Pallikal at the Madras marathon in 2008, through their common athletic facility trainer, Shankar Basu, of ‘Maverick athletic facility,’ Chennai.

He accustomed wear #19 jersey for Republic of India that was Rahul Dravid‘s jersey variety before.

He is an enormous fan of the sports cars.

He has contend for several IPL groups, royally XI geographic region, Old Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Lions, and Calcutta Knight Riders.

He was probing a rough patch within the late 2015 and early 2016, and was desperate for one thing to induce his international cricket career back heading in the right direction. throughout this era, he shared concerning his struggle together with his friend Abhishek Nayar, a Mumbai athlete. Nayar advised Karthik to affix him in his “House of Pain”, a space in Nayar’s Mumbai residence, having atiny low space, and lack of facilities, particularly for an individual like Karthik World Health Organization was accustomed of living an expensive life. Over there, Nayar and Karthik did batting image techniques, meditation, and rigourous coaching within the afternoons, that not solely remodeled Karthik’s batting technique, however additionally his mental strength to form a robust comeback on the cricketing field.

For the primary time in his IPL career, he captained Calcutta Knight Riders in IPL eleven (2018), in situ of Gautam Gambhir.

Daniel Vettori once talented him his award motorcycle throughout AN IPL season.

On eighteen March 2018, he hit a six off the last ball to convey Republic of India a unforgettable triumph over Bangla Desh within the finals of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series.


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