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Ajinkya Rahane Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Ajinkya Rahane Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth June 6, 1988
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Spouse Radhika Dhopavkar

Ajinkya Rahane is an Indian cricketer, who in the course of his career has become a bedrock of the Indian senior national team’s batting in Test matches. He started his first-class career for Mumbai in the 2007-08 season and scored heavily in domestic cricket for years, eventually earning a place in the national team in August 2011 in the T20I format. Although he has played numerous matches with considerable success for the Indian team in the T20I and ODI formats, it is the Test Match format where he has crafted his reputation as a highly dependable player. As of November 2019, he was ranked at number 5 in the ICC’s (International Cricket Council) official rankings for batsmen in the Test Match format of the game.

Born Name

Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane

Nick Name

Ajju, Jinks

Ajinkya Rahane in an Instagram selfie as seen in September 2019
Ajinkya Rahane in an Instagram selfie as seen in September 2019 (Ajinkya Rahane / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Ashwi Khurd, Sangamner, Maharashtra, India


Mulund, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India




Ajinkya completed his secondary schooling from SV Joshi High School in Dombivli, Mumbai. He then pursued a B.Com. degree, but left the course midway as his cricket career started to take precedence.




  • Father – Madhukar Baburao Rahane (Civil Engineer)
  • Mother – Sujata Rahane
  • Siblings – Shashank Rahane (Younger Brother), Apurva Rahane (Younger Sister)


He is represented by Nirant Sethia, Manager, Cornerstone Sport & Entertainment, Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.




Right-Arm Medium


Middle-Order Batsman (Test Matches), Opener/Middle-Order Batsman (ODIs, T20Is)

Jersey Number

  • 3 – Test Match
  • 27 – ODI, T20I, IPL




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


68 kg or 150 lbs

Ajinkya Rahane with his family as seen in October 2019
Ajinkya Rahane with his family as seen in October 2019 (Ajinkya Rahane / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Ajinkya has dated  –

  1. Radhika Dhopavkar (2014–Present) – Ajinkya married his childhood sweetheart, Radhika, in a grand Marathi wedding ceremony on September 26, 2014. The couple has a daughter named Aarya (b. October 5, 2019). In July 2022, the couple announced via Instagram that they are expecting their 2nd child together by October 2022.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation


Ajinkya Rahane during a match in December 2011
Ajinkya Rahane during a match in December 2011 (Ravinder Singh Gill / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Distinctive Features

  • Affable smile
  • Sports a beard
  • Lean physique
  • Short-cropped hair

Brand Endorsements

Ajinkya has served as the ambassador for brands such as –

  • Ceat
  • Nike
  • Dream11
  • Spykar
  • Anukampa Group

Ajinkya has appeared in TV commercials for brands such as –

  • Star Plus
  • Reliance Jio
  • Motorola



Ajinkya Rahane Favorite Things

  • Street Food – Vada Pav
  • Cricket Match – India vs. England, Chennai, December 11-15, 2008
  • Cricket CommentatorsRavi Shastri, Amol Muzumdar
  • Breakfast – Fruits
  • ActorsAamir Khan, Riteish Deshmukh
  • Cricket Shot – Straight Drive
  • Pastime – Listening to music
  • Book Genres – Sports Books, Autobiographies
  • Cuisines – Japanese, Chinese
  • Relaxation Techniques – Meditation, Breathing exercises
  • MoviesBarfi! (2012), Dabangg 2 (2012)
  • Car Brands – Lamborghini, Aston Martin

SourceThe Times of India, ESPN CricInfo, Cricket Next

Ajinkya Rahane in an Instagram post as seen in September 2019
Ajinkya Rahane in an Instagram post as seen in September 2019 (Ajinkya Rahane / Instagram)

Ajinkya Rahane Facts

  1. Ajinkya’s father used to send him for Judo lessons to prevent him from spending too much time in front of the television. He attended the classes and eventually attained a black belt in martial art. He also had Karate lessons as a kid.
  2. His formal cricket coaching started at the age of 9 at the Dronacharya Cricket Club in Dombivli, Mumbai, under the guidance of Mr. Khatu.
  3. After training, he went for the Under-14 trials to gain selection for the Thane district. After watching him bat for just 4-5 balls, he was selected in the team. However, the decision was reversed a few minutes later as the selectors felt he was too young for the age group. The incident inspired young Ajinkya to continue to work hard and further hone his talent.
  4. As of November 2019, he holds the world record of “Most catches by a non-wicketkeeper in a single Test match”. He achieved the feat by snapping 8 catches in the 2015 Test Match against Sri Lanka.
  5. During a 2012 T20 match, he became the first player to hit six 4s in a single over in the IPL (Indian Premier League).
  6. He was honored with the “CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year” award for the 2014-15 season.
  7. In 2016, he received the prestigious Arjuna Award, which is presented annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India to honor outstanding achievement in sports.
  8. For India’s fight against the second wave of COVID-19 in 2021, Ajinkya donated 30 oxygen concentrators to Mission Vayu.
  9. In February 2022, in the BCCI’s annual retainership contract, Rahane was demoted from grade A to grade B. At that time, grade B players were getting INR 3 crore annually.
  10. In December 2022, during the IPL 2023 auction, Ajinkya was bought at his base price, which was INR 50 lakh, by Chennai Super Kings.
  11. As per the list released in March 2023, Rahane was removed from BCCI’s annual contract list for the 2022-2023 season.
  12. On April 8, 2023, Rahane scored the most runs in an over in IPL 2023 and hence made a new record. He hit 23 runs in an over on the bowling of Mumbai Indians’ Arshad Khan. He hit 6 on the first ball followed by 4 fours and a single off the last ball.
  13. In February 2024, Ajinkya purchased a Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS 600 for ₹3.25 crore.

Featured Image by Ajinkya Rahane / Instagram

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