Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakravarthy Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 15, 2023

Date of Birth

29 / August / 1991


33 Years


Cricketer (Bowler)

Varun Chakravarthy Age, Family, Girlfriend, Biography & More

Varun Chakravarthy Vinod, born on August 29, 1991, is an Indian cricketer renowned for his leg-spin bowling. He currently represents Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In July 2021, he made his debut for the Indian cricket team at the international level.


Varun Chakravarthy was born into a prosperous Hindu family in Karnataka that adheres to Hindu customs and beliefs. He too is a devout follower of Hinduism and worships the deities. C.V. Vinod, Varun’s father, is employed with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), while his mother, Malini Chakravarthy, is a homemaker.

Apart from his parents, Varun has a sister named Vanditha Chakravarthy. He tied the knot with his childhood friend Neha Khedekar in 2020 and is currently married. The couple does not have any children as of now. Varun’s wife’s name is Neha Khedekar.


C.V. Vinod Chakravarthy Varun Chakravarthy Father

C.V. Vinod Chakravarthy Varun Chakravarthy Father

Vanditha Chakravarthy Varun Chakravarthy Sister

Vanditha Chakravarthy Varun Chakravarthy Sister

Early Life

Chakravarthy Ambig, born on August 29, 1991, hails from Bidar in Karnataka. He completed his schooling in Chennai at Kendriya Vidyalaya CLRI and St. Patrick’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, where he developed a passion for cricket. Later, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in architecture from SRM University. However, at the age of 25, he decided to quit his job as an architect and pursue a cricket career full-time.

Personal Life

In addition to his cricketing pursuits, Chakravarthy also made a cameo appearance as a club cricketer in the 2014 Indian Tamil-language sports drama film Jeeva. He tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Neha Khedekar on December 11, 2020, in a private ceremony held in Chennai.


Varun made his List A debut for Tamil Nadu during the 2018-19 Vijay Hazare Trophy on September 20, 2018. He emerged as the highest wicket-taker for Tamil Nadu in the same tournament, clinching twenty-two dismissals in nine matches. Varun also made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu during the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy on November 12, 2018.

Domestic Career

Varun caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts in 2018 while representing the Siechem Madurai Panthers in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). During the tournament, he picked up nine wickets in ten matches and bowled as many as 125 dot balls out of the 240 he delivered.

IPL Career

In December 2018, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) acquired Varun Chakravarthy for a whopping sum of 8.4 crores during the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. However, he was released by the franchise ahead of the 2020 IPL auction. In the same auction, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) picked him up for the 2020 IPL season.

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Favorite Things

Ideal Cricket Player Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag
Favorite Actor Thalapathy Vijay
Hobbies Traveling
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Favorite Colour Red
Favorite Sports Cricket
Favorite IPL Team Kolkata Knight Riders
Favorite Player MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli
Favorite Destination Goa

Social Media

Facebook @chakaravarthyvarun29 (1.8K+ Followers)
Instagram @chakaravarthyvarun (260K+ Followers)
Twitter @chakaravarthy29 (90K+ Followers)
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Mobile/Phone Number Not Known

Net Worth

Based on available sources, Varun Chakravarthy reportedly charges between ₹100k to ₹150k per match for playing for his IPL team. Cricket remains his primary source of income. His estimated net worth is around ₹15 crores to ₹20 crores.

Salary Approx ₹4 crores per annum
Car Collection Not Known
Total Net Worth ₹15 crores to ₹20 crores (Approx, as of 2023)

Varun Chakravarthy IPL Team 2023

Varun Chakravarthy made his IPL debut in 2019. As of now, he has played a total of 50 matches in the IPL and has scored 25 runs with an average of 6.25. His highest score in the IPL is 10*. During the IPL Auction 2023, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise secured its services for a whopping sum of Rs 12.00 Cr.

What Happened to Varun Chakravarthy

Varun Chakravarthy emerged as the highest wicket-taker for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2021 IPL season. In October 2020, he was included in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Australia. Unfortunately, he had to withdraw from the squad on 9 November 2020 due to an injury.

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Body Measurements Chest: 38 Inches
Waist: 30 Inches
Biceps: 12 Inches
Birth Place Bidar Karnataka India
Children Not Yet Update
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 175 CM
Height In Meter 1.75 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: C.V. Vinod Chakravarthy
Mother: Malini Chakravarthy
Profession Cricketer (Bowler)
Siblings Sister: Vanditha Chakravarthy
Spous Not Yet Update
Weight 70 Kg
154 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Virgo


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