Dinesh Karthik Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Dinesh Karthik Quick Info
Height5 ft 7 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthJune 1, 1985
Zodiac SignGemini
SpouseDipika Pallikal Karthik

Dinesh Karthik is a professional Indian cricketer who is best known for his impressive batting performance for the Indian national cricket team. Besides that, he was also the chosen captain for the 2018 IPL’s Kolkata Knight Riders team. Dinesh has a huge fan base with more than 2 million followers on Twitter, more than 1 million followers on Instagram, and more than 350k followers on Facebook.

Born Name

Dinesh Karthik

Nick Name

DK

Dinesh Karthik as seen in a selfie taken with a Samsung Galaxy S10 in July 2019
Dinesh Karthik as seen in a selfie taken with a Samsung Galaxy S10 in July 2019 (Dinesh Karthik / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Tiruchendur, Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, India

Residence

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

He was partially educated in Kuwait’s Carmel School and the Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Krishna Kumar
  • Mother – Padmini Krishnakumar
  • Siblings – Vinesh Karthik (Younger Brother)

Manager

Dinesh is represented by Bunty Sajdeh.

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dinesh has dated –

  1. Nikita Vanjara (2007-2012) – Dinesh and Nikita were childhood friends and married one another in 2007. However, their relationship fell apart when Dinesh found out about his then-wife Nikita Vanjara was in an extramarital affair with his teammate Murali Vijay in 2012 and parted ways with her the same year.
  2. Dipika Pallikal Karthik (2013-Present) – In November 2013, national squash player Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh got engaged and tied the knot with one another in August 2015.
Dinesh Karthik as seen in a picture with his wife Dipika Pallikal Karthik taken in March 2019
Dinesh Karthik as seen in a picture with his wife Dipika Pallikal Karthik taken in March 2019 (Dipika Pallikal Karthik / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Sports a thick beard
  • Brushed his hair backward

Brand Endorsements

Through his social media, he has either endorsed or promoted various brands such as Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Dinesh Karthik as seen in a picture while he soaks his feet in a pool of water in June 2014
Dinesh Karthik as seen in a picture while he soaks his feet in a pool of water in June 2014 (Dinesh Karthik / Instagram)

Religion

Hinduism

Dinesh Karthik Favorite Things

  • Pro Kabbadi League Team – Tamil Thalaivas
  • Pro Kabbadi League Player – Ajay Thakur

Source – MyKhel.com

Dinesh Karthik in a picture taken celebrating the victory against the Mumbai Indians during the Indian Premier League T20 Championship at Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on May 24, 2008
Dinesh Karthik in a picture taken celebrating the victory against the Mumbai Indians during the Indian Premier League T20 Championship at Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi on May 24, 2008 (Public.Resource.Org / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Dinesh Karthik Facts

  1. He was brought up in Tamil Nadu but spent a brief amount of 2 years in Kuwait where his father was posted at the time.
  2. Karthik was 10 years old when he started playing cricket.
  3. Initially, Dinesh was coached by his father who had previously played as a first-division cricketer from Chennai.
  4. His father encouraged him to train intensely as a batsman at a young age. Hence, he threw faster leather balls in order to develop faster reflexes.
  5. He learned to wicketkeeping after he started playing for youth teams in Tamil Nadu.
  6. It was former international cricketer Robindra Ramnarine Singh who saw true potential in his performance.
  7. Dinesh played his debut first-class match against Baroda in 2002. He was wicketkeeping for his team at the time. However, his failure to perform in the next matches saw him taken off the team and also overlooked for the zonal Duleep Trophy.
  8. In the past, he attended a wicket-keeping camp that was held under the guidance of former wicketkeeper Kiran More.
  9. In October 2004, he played his first test match for the national cricket team against Australia. Dinesh was called in as a replacement to cricketer Parthiv Patel.
  10. During the 2014 IPL, Dinesh was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for an astonishing 12.5 crores. In 2015, he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for 10.5 crores. This made him the second-highest-paid player for 2 consecutive years in a row.

Featured Image By Dinesh Karthik / Instagram

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