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Dinesh Karthik (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 30, 2022

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Short Biography

Dinesh Karthik was born on 02-06-1985 in Chennai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player.

Other Name: Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik, DK, DK Baba

Dinesh Karthik Complete Bio & Career

Dinesh Karthik was scoring at will at the domestic level but Indian squad had no place for a wicketkeeper-batsman as the team already had the big fish in MS Dhoni. So even though, he was scoring heavily, he didn’t get many chances but on the ones he got, he was unable to capitalize on them.
Dinesh’s story has been in-and-out with the Indian cricket team has never helped his cause. He made his debut for India when he was selected in the Indian squad after Parthiv Patel got injured on the 2004 tour of England. He though made just 1 run but still impressed everyone with some superb glove work behind the stumps. Soon when Australia toured India, he made his Test debut but even after giving enough chances, he failed with the bat and resulted in him being dropped.
He was a part of the 2007 T20 World Cup winning team and after which he has included again in the Indian side for across formats when India toured New Zealand in 2008. Yet again he failed with the bat and missed out on his chance to cement a place in the team. For a brief period, he was not even on the waiting list until a superb 2012-13 first-class season brought him back in the team for the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 which was held in England. After scoring back to back hundreds in the practice games, he couldn’t do much when it mattered and was once again dropped from the team. After a prolific 2016-17 domestic season, he has again been included in the Indian squad for 2017 ICC Champions Trophy after Manish Pandey was ruled out due to an injury. He was given few chances to put his case forward for a berth in the upcoming U19 World Cup. It was a close contest between him and Rishabh Pant but finally, it was him who made the cut to the 2019 ICC World Cup.
He has been a hot property of IPL since its inception. He has fetched heavy money at the IPL player auctions and is currently contracted with KKR who bought him at IPL player auctions 2018 for INR 7.6 crores.

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Dinesh Karthik Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Krishna Kumar
Mother Padma Rani
Brother Vinesh
Sister None
Ex-wife Nikita Vijay
Wife Dipika Pallikal Karthik
Sons  Kabir Pallikal Karthik & Zian Pallikal Karthik
Dinesh Karthik was born to Krishna Kumar & Padma Rani. He has a brother named Vinesh who is younger to him. He was previously married to Nikita Vijay after which he married Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal Karthik in 2015. He has two sons named Kabir Pallikal Karthik & Zian Pallikal Karthik

Dinesh Karthik shared a photo with his wife Dipika Pallikal & his sons Kabir Pallikal Karthik & Zian Pallikal Karthik on his Instagram

Dinesh Karthik posted a photo with his family on his Instagram

Life's Important Dates Of Dinesh Karthik

Body Measurements

Chest Size 38
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 30
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address The Karthik's Appartment, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
School Delhi Public School (FAIPS-DPS)
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Swimming, Reading, Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - 3 November 2004 v/s Australia at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
One Day - 5 September 2004 v/s England at Lord's Cricket Ground, London
T20I - 1 December 2006 v/s South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Sandton
IPL - 19 April 2008 v/s Rajasthan Royals at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi
Best Friends K. L. Rahul
Salary ODI - 7.5 Lakhs Per Match
0T20I - 6 Lakhs Per Match
Test - 15 Lakhs Per Match
Net Worth INR 50 Crore
Official Website N/A


Car Collections 911 Turbo S - Porsche


Favorite Color Sky Blue
Favorite Player Roger Federer , Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket, Tennis
Favorite Actress Deepika Padukone
Favorite Actor Dhanush , Suriya , Rajinikanth , Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Singer A. R. Rahman
Favorite Food Butter Chiken

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Dinesh Karthik

  • Dinesh Karthik made his debut even before MS Dhoni.
  • Kartik was introduced to leather ball cricket by his cricket-loving father at a pretty young age. He honed his reflexes at by having his father throw hard leather balls at him at high speeds.
  • Just before his selection for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, Dinesh Karthik was dropped from the ODI series against Australia. However, he finally made it to the Indian squad that traveled England for the world cup.
  • He was the first Indian to win a MOM in T20Is.
  • Despite not being a regular member of the Indian squad, he was bought at INR 12.5 crore by Delhi Daredevils in the 2014 auction and for INR 10.5 crore in 2015 by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • He took part in the reality dance show, Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina, opposite Nigar Khan.

Dinesh Karthik Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

38 years, 10months, 22 days old age Dinesh Karthik will turn 39 on 02 June, 2024. Only 1 months, 8 days, 10 hours,28 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Dinesh Karthik has celebrated the total number of 39 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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