Dinesh Karthik Age, Height, Wife, Children, IPL Teams, Net Worth & More

Dinesh Karthik is an Indian professional cricketer who nationally plays for the Indian Cricket Team and currently in Indian Premier League playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was born on 1 June 1985 in Tiruchendur, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu.

Karthik got his chance to make his debut in the first-class cricket match in 2002, where he made his play for Tamil Nadu against Baroda. After that, he was selected in the Indian Under-19 World Cup squad in 2004 due to his outstanding performances in first-class matches.

In the same year (2004), when Indian team wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel was out of the team due to injury, Dinesh was selected in the national team for the Indian team’s tour of England. He made his ODI debut against England at Lord’s on 5 September 2004.

Further in this article, you will get to know about Dinesh Karthik Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Family, Affairs, Education Qualifications, Occupation, Profession, Career, Achievements, Awards, Photos, Videos, Gossips, News, Cricket, IPL, Salary, Net Worth, Social Media & More.

Dinesh Karthik Age, Height, Wife, Children, IPL Teams, Net Worth & More
Dinesh Karthik Age, Height, Wife, Children, IPL Teams, Net Worth & More

Dinesh Karthik Wiki / Bio

Real NameDinesh Karthik
Nick NameDK
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Batsman)
Popular forPlaying Cricket in IPL & for India
Date of Birth1 June 1985
Age (as of 2022)37 years
BirthplaceTiruchendur, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownTiruchendur, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Current AddressChennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac Sign/Star SignGemini
HobbiesTravelling, Playing Cricket

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Height, Weight, Body Measurements & More

Height in Feet5 Feet 7 Inches
Height in Meter1.70 m
Height in Centimeter170 cm
Weight in Kilogram65 kg
Weight in Pounds143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)38-30-14
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Skin ColorFair

Father, Mother, Siblings & More

FatherKrishnakumar (worked as System Analyst)
MotherPadma (worked in ONGC)

School, College & Education Qualifications

School Carmel School
Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Egmore, Chennai
College/UniversityNot Known
Educational QualificationGraduate

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Boyfriend, Husband, Affairs & More

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Boyfriends Nikita Vanjara
Dipika Pallikal (Squash player)
WifeFirst Wife: Nikita Vanjara (m. 2007-div. 2012)
Second Wife: Dipika Pallikal (m. 2015-Present)
SonKabir & Zian (Twins)
Marriage Date18 August 2015 (with Dipika Pallikal as per Christian rituals)
20 August 2015 (with Dipika Pallikal as per Hindu rituals)
Marriage PlaceChristian marriage: The Leela Palace Hotel in Chennai
Hindu Marriage: ITC Grand Chola in Chennai

Cricket, IPL Teams, Coach, Awards & More

DebutTest: vs Australia, Wankhede Stadium, (03 Nov 2004)
 vs England, Lord’s (05 Sept 2004)
T20I: vs South Africa, The Wanderers Stadium (01 Dec 2006)
IPL: vs Rajasthan Royals, Arun Jaitley Stadium (19 Apr 2008)
Career Turning PointPerformance in the 2004 domestic season.
TeamsIndia U19, India U23, India A, India B, India C, India Blue, Delhi Capitals, India, Mumbai Indians, Board President XI, Tamil Nadu, Punjab Kings, East Zone, South Zone, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Lions, Kolkata Knight Riders, WorldXI
CoachRobin Singh
Jersey Number19
RoleWicket Keeper Batsman (Finisher)
Batting StyleRight Handed Bat
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.

Favourite Things

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

Salary, Net Worth & More

Net Worth₹58 crores (approx in 2022)
Salary/IncomeRetainer Fee: ₹3 crore
Test Fee: ₹15 lakh
ODI Fee: ₹6 lakh
T20 Fee: ₹3 lakh
IPL 11: ₹7.4 crore
Source of IncomeCricket
Car CollectionPorsche 911 Turbo S

Social Media Handles



  • It was believed that there was a love triangle between Dinesh Karthik, his ex-wife Nikita and cricketer Murali Vijay as it was said that he had cheated on her with Murali Vijay.
  • On 1 July 2021, during the second ODI between Sri Lanka and England, Dinesh Karthik was criticized for making sexist comments. While doing commentary during the match, Karthik had made comparisons between cricket bats and “neighbour’s wife.” He said, “Batsmen and not liking bats, they go hand in hand. Most of the batters don’t seem to like their bats. They either like another person’s bat. Bats are like a neighbour’s wife. They always feel better.” On 4 July 2021, after being heavily criticised on social media, Karthik came up with an apology while he was commentating on Sky Sports during the third ODI between England and Sri Lanka. He said, “I want to apologise for what happened last game. It’s not really what I intended. I just got it all wrong. I apologise to everybody. It’s definitely not the right thing to say. I am really sorry that it shouldn’t happen again. I got a lot of stick from my wife and my mum for saying that.”

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  • Dinesh Karthik was born and brought up in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • In his childhood, he and his family lived in Kuwait for a few years, where he started playing cricket by watching English county cricket matches on TV.
  • Initially, Dinesh Karthik was trained in cricket by his father who was a first-division cricketer in Chennai.
  • He was coached by former Indian cricketer, Robin Singh.
  • Karthik joined Indian Premier League in 2008 as a wicketkeeper for Delhi Daredevils.
  • His second wife, Dipika Pallikal is an Indian Squash Champion.
  • He is a huge fan of the sports cars.
  • Dinesh Karthik was the first Indian player who got the Man of the Match award in T20I.
  • For the first time in his IPL career, he captained Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 11 (2018), in place of Gautam Gambhir.
  • Dinesh Karthik also participated in the tv show Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina with Nigaar Khan in 2008.
  • Daniel Vettori once gifted him his award motorbike during an IPL season.
  • Dinesh Karthik is an avid dog lover.

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