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Rahul Dravid Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 11, 2023

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Short Biography

Rahul Dravid was born on 11-01-1973 in Indore in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. He is an Indian Cricket Coach, Cricket Commentator & former Cricket Player. He was Capitan of the Indian Cricket Team.

Other Name: Rahul Sharad Dravid, The Great Wall, Jammy, Mr. Dependable, The Wall
Other Professions: Cricket Coach Cricket Commentator

Rahul Dravid Complete Bio & Career

Rahul Dravid is a well-known cricketer from India. He is considered one of the greatest cricketers ever. He is widely recognized as ‘The Wall’ for his calm temperament in the game. 
Dravid started playing cricket when he was 12 years old. He attended St. Joseph’s Boys High School and pursued Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St Joseph's College of Commerce. He studied MBA in St. Joseph’s College of Business Administration during which he was selected to represent the Indian National cricket team. He represented the Karnataka state team at Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 levels. His debut in Ranji Trophy was in the year 1991, against the Maharashtra team. His outstanding performance in the season fetched him a place in South Zone Cricket squad in the Duleep Trophy. 
Although he was giving consistent performances in first-class cricket, it took some time to get selected for the National team. His One Day International debut was in 1996 against Sri Lanka. His performance in ODI wasn’t very impressive. Dravid made his test debut against England in June 1996. He built crucial partnerships after coming at 7th position and scored impressive 95 runs after batting for over six hours. On the verge of getting a debut hundred, he nicked a ball to the keeper and walked off the ground even before the umpire’s decision. In his debut series, he showed outstanding performance with an average of 62.22 from two matches. He scored his first Test century against South Africa in a match where India almost had a victory. He also won his maiden Man of the Match award for his performance in the match. He continued his great form in Test cricket and played important roles in the team’s success. He struggled to establish a foothold in ODI cricket despite all the success in Test cricket. He scored his first ODI century in 1997 against Pakistan in Pepsi Independence Cup. In the 1998-99 season, Dravid re-tooled his style and tasted success in ODI too. He won his first Man of the Match in ODIs for his century against New Zealand. Further, in his debut World Cup campaign, he emerged as the top scorer in the tournament with 461 runs and an average of 65.85. He put up record partnerships with Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly on two different occasions to help the team’s win. His partnership of 375 run with VVS Laxman against Australia led to a historic win for India after facing follow-on in the first innings. 

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1998 Cricket
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2004 Sports
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2013 Sports

Rahul Dravid Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Sharad Dravid
Mother Pushpa Dravid
Brother Vijay Dravid
Sister None
Wife Dr. Vijeta Pendharkar (04-05-2003)
Sons Samit Dravid, Anvay Dravid

He was born to Sharad Dravid (an employee in jams maker company) and Pushpa Dravid (Professor of Architecture at UVCE, Bangalore). He has a younger brother Vijay Dravid. On 04-05-2003, he married Dr. Vijeta Pendharkar who is a surgeon belongs to Nagpur. Together the couple has two sons named Samit Dravid and Anvay Dravid.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 41
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Bengaluru
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
School St. Joeseph's Boys High School, Bengaluru
College St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bengaluru
St. Joseph's College of Business Administration, Bengaluru
Qualification B. Com. (Bachelor of Commerce)
MBA (dropout)
Hobbies Playing Hockey, Reading and Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs England at Lord's - 20-06-1996
ODI - vs Sri Lanka at The Padang - 03-04-1996
T20 - vs England at Old Trafford - 31-08-2011
Best Friends Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly
Net Worth $16 Million
Official Website


Car Collections Porsche 911, Hyundai Tuscon and Mercedes Benz


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actress Michelle Pfeiffer , Demi Moore
Favorite Actor Aamir Khan , Tom Cruise
Favorite Movie Braveheart (1995)
Favorite Food Chicken Tikka Masala and Dal-Rice

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Rahul Dravid

  • As a right arm spin bowler, Dravid’s first International wicket scalp was Saeed Anwar.
  • He was also a wicket-keeper and started keeping in place of injured Nayan Mongia in 1998-99 Coca Cola Cup.
  • For his contribution to Indian Cricket, he has been conferred with the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Award by the government of India.
  • He has played one T20 International, where he hit uncharacteristic hat-trick sixes against England.
  • Rahul Dravid is also the only cricketer to have scored a century in each test playing nation. He achieved this stunning feat with a century against Bangladesh at Chittagong in 2004.
  • He represented Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League.
  • He is one of the two batsmen in the history of cricket to score over 10,000 runs in a single batting position.
  • He was named the Player of the Year and Test Player of the Year in the inaugural ICC Awards in 2006.
  • Dravid holds the record for most numbers of catches by a non- wicket-keeper player in Tests.
  • He also has a record for the highest number of balls faced by a player in Test Cricket and also highest time spent on the crease by a player in Tests.
  • He is fluent in Hindi, English, Marathi & Kannada.

Rahul Dravid Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

51 years, 4months, 12 days old age Rahul Dravid will turn 52 on 11 January, 2025. Only 7 months, 18 days, 18 hours,2 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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