Kapil Dev

Kapil Dev Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 28, 2023

Date of Birth

6 / / 1959


65 Years



Kapil Dev is one of the best all-rounders India has ever produced. It is only one cricketer to have achieved the all-rounder’s triple of 4,000 Test runs and 400 test wickets during Test (international game) cricket.

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Birth, Family, Early Life

Kapil Dev was born on the 6th of January 1959 and was the son of Ram Lal Nikhanj (father) and Raj Kumari Ram Lal Nikhanj (mother) in Chandigarh, India. He was the son of a lumber merchant and his mom was a domestic worker. Kapil Dev was raised in Pakpattan, Pakistan (the town of Sufi Saint Baba Farid) while his father was from Dipalpur, Pakistan. Following the partition of the country, the family moved to Chandigarh.

Ram Lal Nikhanj Kapil Dev Father

Ram Lal Nikhanj Kapil Dev Father

Raj Kumari Lajwanti Kapil Dev Mother

Raj Kumari Lajwanti Kapil Dev Mother

Romi Bhatia Kapil Dev Wife

Romi Bhatia Kapil Dev Wife

Amiya Dev Kapil Dev Daughter

Amiya Dev Kapil Dev Daughter

Kapil Dev Childhood Pic

Kapil Dev Childhood Pic


He studied at D.A.V. School, and then in 1971 was a member of Desh Prem Azad (Indian cricketer and coach of Cricket).

Personal Life

In the year 1980, Kapil Dev married Romi Bhatia in 1980. On the 16th of January 1996, the couple had a child with Amiya Dev.

Cricket Career

He played his professional debut in cricket in the match between Haryana in a match against Punjab on November 25, 1975. Haryana won the match, and Kapil Dev ended his season taking 121 wickets over 30 games.

In 1976-77 seasons He was a player in the 1976-1977 season against Jammu and Kashmir. Haryana was able to make it to the quarter-finals but fell to Bombay in the quarterfinals.

In the 1977-78 seasons, Dev played against the services and took 23 wickets over the course of four matches. Dev was picked for matches in the Irani Trophy, Duleep Trophy, and Wills Trophy matches.

In the 1978-79 seasons, Kapil Dev was the star of his performance in the Irani Trophy match where he scored 62 runs on the #8 in the order. The performance he showed during the semi-finals of the Duleep Trophy was widely appreciated. He was selected for the North Zone squad for the Deodhar Trophy and the Wills Trophy and played his first Test match of the series against Pakistan.


Awards Years
Arjuna Award 1979
Padma Shri 1982
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1983
Padma Bhushan 1991
Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century 2002
ICC Cricket Hall of Fame 2010
The 25 Greatest Global Living Legends in India by NDTV 2013
CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award (announced) 2013
Bharat Gaurav Award 2019

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He (born on the 6th of January, 1959) is an Indian former cricketer. He was a fast-medium bowler and an extremely hard-hitting middle-order batsman and was selected by Wisden as the Cricketer of India of the Century in 2002.

World Cup

He was the captain of the Indian cricket team which took home at the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and during the process, was the very first Indian captain to win the Cricket World Cup, and remains one of the captains with the lowest age (at an age of just 24) who has won the World Cup for any team.

Kapil Dev’s Net Worth

The value of the net worth of Mr. Kapil Dev is estimated to be at least 30 million USD in Indian currency, which is roughly equivalent to 230 Crores INR.

Net Worth (2023) $30 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees 230 Crore INR
Profession Cricketer
Monthly Income and Salary 1 Crore +
Yearly Income 12 Crore +

Kapil Dev World Record

He Played His World Record Breaking 175 Runs Inning In 1983 On June 18.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Chandigarh India
Children Daughter: Amiya Dev
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Height In CM 183 CM
Height In Meter 1.83 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Ram Lal Nikhanj
Mother: Raj Kumari Lajwanti
Profession Cricketer
Siblings Brothers: Ramesh, Bhushan
Sisters: Naresh, Manju, Neeru, and Pinky Gill
Spous Romi Bhatia
Weight 80 Kg
176 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Capricorn


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