Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 27, 2023

Date of Birth

1 / June / 1985


39 Years


Indian Cricketer

Dinesh Karthik Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Dinesh Karthik is an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, who first made international appearances at a young age, after rising to the top of the U-19 team. While he’s been on the Indian team for different lengths of time over the past decade, he was unable to establish his spot in the team because of inconsistent performances in the international and domestic circuits.

He was originally a batsman and could have increased his chances by improving his wicket-keeping abilities, but was reduced to reserve due to the arrival of M.S. Dhoni. He’s had a much better T20 career. He purchased from Delhi Daredevils at a whooping Rs.12.5 crore during the seventh season of the IPL.

Childhood & Early Life

Dinesh Karthik was born on June 1, 1985, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Krishna Kumar, a first-division cricketer from Chennai along with his partner the Padma. His age is 38 years old. He has a younger brother called Vinesh.

Dinesh Karthik spent a few years of his youth living in Kuwait where his dad was employed as a teacher. He also attended Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School which was part of Delhi Public School. At the age group of ten, He began an initial cricket lesson from his father who was forced to quit cricket to secure a steady job. He didn’t wish for his son to experience a similar fate.


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Personal Life

Dinesh Karthik married his childhood friend Nikita Vanjara on May 02, 2007, in a quiet private wedding ceremony held in Mumbai. The marriage fell apart in 2012 due to Nikita’s relationship in relationship with Indian cricketer Murali Vijay.

Educational Qualification Not Known
School Name Don Bosco School, Chennai St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School

Chennai  Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait

College / University Name Not Known

International Career

Dinesh Karthik played his first ODI match during the NatWest series against England on September 5, 2004, and was later able to play in one game with Kenya at the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy. Karthik then made his debut as a Test player during the fourth Test match against Australia on November 3rd, 2004 in place of the injured Parthiv Patel. Then he played in the home series of two matches with South Africa, also in November 2004, but scored an average 46-run score at the end of the first Test.


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Net Worth

He Net Worth is $12 Million (Rs. 90 Crore).

Salary per Test: ₹15 lakh
per ODI: ₹6 lakh
per T20I: ₹3 lakh
IPL Salary ₹5.5 crores annually
Car Porsche 911 Turbo S
Total Net Worth ₹58 crores (approx in 2023)

Social Media Accounts & Other Contact Details

Facebook @dineshdkkarthik (1.2M+ Followers)
Instagram @dk00019 (1.9M+ Followers)
Twitter @DineshKarthik (1.9M+ Followers)
Wikipedia Dinesh_Karthik
Mobile/Phone Number Not known
Email Not Known

Dinesh Karthik Ipl

He was a part of the Mumbai Indians for two seasons (2012,2013) during which time the team won its only IPL title in the 2013 season until this day. He was subsequently bought back in 2014 by Delhi 2014 and then by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015 and then in the year 2016, by Gujarat Lions, who retained him for the 2017 season.

Dinesh Karthik Wife Dipika Pallikal

Karthik who hasn’t yet announced the end of any form until this point had recently expressed his desire to be a finishing player in the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 (later moved to 2022 due to COVID-19).

Dinesh Karthik Retires

Karthik who hasn’t officially announced his retirement from any sport until the moment had made public his desire to be a finishing player in the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 (later moved to 2022 because of COVID-19).

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Body Measurements Chest: 38
Waist: 30
Biceps: 14
Birth Place Chennai Tamil Nadu India
Children Sons: Kabir, Zian
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 170 CM
Height In Meter 1.70 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Krishna Kumar
Mother: Padmini Krishnakumar
Profession Indian Cricketer
Siblings Brother: Vinesh
Spous First Wife: Nikita Vanjara
Second Wife: Dipika Pallikal
Weight 65 Kg
143 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Gemini


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