November 29, 2023

KL Rahul (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 29, 2022

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Short Biography

KL Rahul was born on 18-04-1992 in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka, India. He is an Indian Cricket Player.

Other Name: Kannur Lokesh Rahul

KL Rahul Complete Bio & Career

An elegant and tall right-hand batsman and is also a part-time wicketkeeper. KL Rahul is indeed one of the highly rated batsmen but has underperformed thus far. He first came to prominence after he was included in the 2010 ICC Under-19 World Cup. A year later, he began his first-class career by representing Karnataka. It took him a couple of years to establish himself at the first-class level. He was instrumental in Karnataka winning the 2013-14 Ranji Trophy. He made 1033 runs that year including 3 hundred to his name. This helped him garner a contract worth 1 crore INR with the IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad.
KL Rahul was a consistent performer for his stateside and was compared with the likes of legendary Rahul Dravid. He was finally included in the national squad when India toured Australia in 2014. He scored a brilliant hundred in his debut season and since then has been able to retain his place in the test side. He was being looked upon as a test specialist until IPL 2016 where he was transferred from Sunrisers Hyderabad to Royal Challengers Bangalore. He started opening the innings with Chris Gayle and was instrumental in his team reaching the final of the tournament. This outing at IPL in 2016 fetched him into ODI set up and made his debut when India toured Zimbabwe in 2016. He scored a century on debut and proved that he can be instrumental in shorter formats as well. He scored a brilliant hundred in a T20I against West Indies where India nearly pulled out an impossible chase. Thus became one of the few players who has scored a century in all the forms of the game. A shoulder injury kept him out for the major portion of 2017. He, however, made a successful comeback in Tests but is yet to find himself a place in the shorter format of the game. He was given opportunities against Sri-Lanka where he was tried at number 4 but failed to convert that opportunity to cement his place in the side. He is an explosive opener but that slot being already filled by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan it seems unlikely that he will get more chances. However, selectors have made it clear that he is too good a player to miss out so he is always included in the 15 member squad. He though was suspended after The Koffee With Karan fiasco and had to miss the Australia and New Zealand series because of that. He was finally included in the team when Australia toured India in Feb-March 2019. He though included in the World Cup 2019 squad and played some crucial knocks for his team.
In IPL too he is a hot property and was roped in by Kings XI Punjab for a sum of INR 11 crores in 2018. He was the only positive for his franchise in an otherwise forgettable season. 

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KL Rahul Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Dr. K.N. Lokesh
Mother Rajeshwari Lokesh
Sister Bhavna
Brother None
Girlfriend/Affair Athiya Shetty (actress)
Wife Athiya Shetty (Marriage Date: 23-01-2023)
Other Relatives Suniel Shetty (father-in-law), Mana Shetty (mother-in-law), Ahan Shetty (brother-in-law), Veerappa Shetty (grandfather-in-law)

He was born to Dr. K.N. Lokesh and Rajeshwari Lokesh. She has one younger sister named Bhavna. He was previously in a relationship with model Elixir Nahar. He was even linked with actress and model Nidhi Aggarwal. Since 2019, he was in a relationship with actress Athiya Shetty, daughter of actor Sunil Shetty and fashion designer Mana Shetty. He marred Athiya Shetty on 23-01-2023.

KL Rahul shared a photo with his sister Bhavna on his instagram

KL Rahul shared a photo with his mother Rajeshwari Lokesh on his instagram

KL Rahul posted a photo with his girlfriend Athiya Shetty on his instagram

Life's Important Dates Of KL Rahul

Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Mangalore
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bangalore, Karnataka, India
School NITK English Medium School, Surathkal
College Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Listening to Music, and Playing Play Station
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Dec 26, 2014
ODI - vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Jun 11, 2016
T20I - vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Jun 18, 2016
Best Friends Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya
Net Worth $5 Million


Car Collections Mercedes AMG C 45 and BMW


Favorite Color Black, White
Favorite Player Roger Federer , Rahul Dravid , Virat Kohli , David Beckham
Favorite Sport Cricket, Football, and Tennis
Favorite Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , Alia Bhatt
Favorite Actor Ranbir Kapoor
Favorite Singer Kygo , Adam Lambert
Favorite Song Firestone by Kygo
Favorite Place Spain, Greece
Favorite Food Sushi
Favorite Accessories Watches
Favorite Superhero Batman

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About KL Rahul

  • His father KN Lokesh is a professor of Civil Engineering at the NITK, Mangalore. His mother, Rajeshwari, is an associate professor at Mangalore University’s undergraduate college.
  • KL Rahul’s father was a big fan of Sunil Gavaskar and wanted to name his son after the little master’s son. But, he mistook Rohan Gavaskar’s first name as Rahul.
  • Karnataka has produced many batsmen of high caliber who have served the state wonderfully. However, no other cricketer other than KL Rahul has hit a triple-century in a first-class match.
  • He was suspended from the team after he made sexist comments in the famous talk show "Koffee With Karan".
  • He is very spiritual and makes sure that he goes to Temple every Thursday without fail.

KL Rahul Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

31 years, 7months, 11 days old age KL Rahul will turn 32 on 18 April, 2024. Only 4 months, 19 days, 8 hours,53 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

KL Rahul has celebrated the total number of 31 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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