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K. L. Rahul Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

K. L. Rahul Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 75 kg
Date of Birth April 18, 1992
Zodiac Sign Aries
Spouse Athiya Shetty

K. L. Rahul is an Indian professional cricketer and TV personality, best known as a top-order batsman and occasionally a wicket-keeper playing for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL (Indian Premier League). At the 2018 IPL auction, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for a price of INR 11 crore, making it the 3rd-highest joint price. He immediately proved to be a worthy investment because in his debut game he managed to score the fastest 50 in the IPL history by taking 14 balls to reach the milestone. In addition, he also played for Karnataka domestically as well as for the Indian national cricket team in Test, ODI, and T20I internationally.

Born Name

Kannur Lokesh Rahul

Nick Name

K. L. Rahul (or KL Rahul), Kamal Lajawab Rahul

K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post as seen in November 2018
K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post as seen in November 2018 (K. L. Rahul / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Mangaluru, Karnataka, India


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India





Rahul attended Jain University in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.


Professional Cricketer, TV Personality


  • Father – K. N. Lokesh (University Professor and Former Director of the National Institute of Technology Karnataka)
  • Mother – Rajeshwari (Professor at Mangalore University)
  • Siblings – Bhavna (Younger Sister)


K. L. Rahul was previously represented by Cornerstone Sport & Entertainment (Manager) in Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The company is owned by Bunty Sajdeh.

Bowling Style

Right-Arm Medium

Batting Style



  • Opening Batsman
  • Wicketkeeper

Shirt Number

11 – India National Team (T20I), Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore

1 – Kings XI Punjab, India National Team (Cricket World Cup 2019)



K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post in June 2019
K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post in June 2019 (K. L. Rahul / Instagram)


5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

K. L. Rahul has dated –

  1. Nidhhi Agerwal (2018) – K. L. Rahul was rumored to be dating actress Nidhhi Agerwal in 2018. However, he later clarified the rumors stating that they were just good friends.
  2. Sonam Bajwa (2018) – Rumor
  3. Athiya Shetty (2019-Present) – On November 5, 2019, they were pictured celebrating her birthday at a cafe alone, laughing candidly together. However, neither of them confirmed their relationship officially at that time. Later, in November 2021, they made their relationship official by walking the red carpet together for the first time during Athiya’s brother Ahan’s debut movie Tadap‘s premiere. On January 23, 2023, the couple got married in an intimate house wedding in Khandala.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post as seen in August 2019
K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post as seen in August 2019 (K. L. Rahul / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Tall height
  • Multiple tattoos

Brand Endorsements

K. L. Rahul has endorsed brands such as –

  • Puma
  • RedBull
  • Gully Live Fast
  • Boat
  • Sanspareils Greenlands (SG)
  • Tata Harrier
  • Colston JULIAN
  • XYXX Innerwear (2022)
K. L. Rahul as seen in August 2019
K. L. Rahul as seen in August 2019 (K. L. Rahul / Instagram)

K. L. Rahul Facts

  1. His dad wanted to name him after his favorite cricketer, Rohan Sunil Gavaskar. However, he mistook Rohan’s name and named him Rahul.
  2. Rahul started playing cricket at the age of 11.
  3. The 1st tattoo he ever got was at the age of 17, which was a giant wing on his back. He later added the tattoo of his dog Simba to the back as well.
  4. Rahul had to miss the 2017 cricket season because he injured his shoulder in April of that year.
  5. He is the 3rd Indian batsman to score a century in all 3 international formats – T20I, ODI, and Test.
  6. Rahul has averaged over 50 in 2 seasons playing for Kings XI Punjab. In 2018, he scored 659 runs, while in 2019 he scored 593 in the opening spot.
  7. He enjoys playing paintball in his free time, especially with his Punjab teammates. He calls those games “a team bonding session” that always turns out to be very intense.
  8. Rahul and his fellow cricketer, Hardik Pandya got suspended from all forms of cricket in January 2019. The reason was that they made controversial comments in an Indian talk show, Koffee with Karan earlier that month. The ban was lifted on January 24, 2019.
  9. Rahul scored his maiden hundred in a match against Sri Lanka during the Cricket World Cup 2019.
  10. In early November 2019, Rahul found out about one of his big fans, 18-year-old Rahul Sawant, who suffered from cancer. Not wasting time, he visited him and vowed to help support his treatment.
  11. In May 2021, during the ongoing IPL tournament, Rahul was admitted to the hospital after he complained about very bad abdomen pain. The tests at the medical facility revealed that he was suffering from acute appendicitis.
  12. Before the mega auction for IPL 2022, Rahul was chosen to captain the Lucknow IPL team in January 2022 and was paid a huge sum of money – INR 17 crore.
  13. In February 2022, Rahul had donated INR 31 lakhs for the bone marrow transplant of an 11-year-old cricketer named Varad for the treatment of a rare blood disorder.
  14. In June 2022, he had undergone a groin operation.
  15. In July 2022, he was tested positive for COVID-19 just a day before the scheduled ODI match between India and West Indies.
  16. On the occasion of his wedding to Athiya Shetty, it was reported that the couple received a lot of gifts from various celebrities which included a BMW car for over INR 2 crore from Virat Kohli, a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle worth INR 80 lakh from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, INR 50 crore luxurious apartment in Mumbai by Athiya’s father Suniel Shetty, an Audi car worth INR 1.64 crore by Salman Khan, a diamond bracelet worth INR 1.5 crore by Arjun Kapoor, and a Chopard watch worth INR 30 lakh by Jackie Shroff. However, as per Suniel Shetty and his family, the couple didn’t receive any of the above-mentioned gifts.
  17. KL Rahul and his wife Athiya Shetty have also posed in bathrobes and pajamas for Vogue India’s February 2023 Digital cover.
  18. In February 2023, Rahul was removed from the post of ‘vice-captain’ for Team India in the middle of the Test series of India against Australia.
  19. As per the list released in March 2023, Rahul was included in BCCI’s Grade B which was a 3-crore annual contract list for the 2022-2023 season.
  20. In April 2023, K. L. Rahul became the fastest batter to score 4,000 runs in IPL after he reached the 4,000-run mark during a match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) and took 105 innings (114 matches) to reach the milestone.
  21. In May 2023, during an IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), he suffered a thigh muscle injury on his right leg. Later that month, it was revealed that he had been ruled out of IPL 2023 due to the injury.
  22. In May 2023, he underwent surgery on his right thigh.
  23. In June 2023, K. L. Rahul began his rehab at NCA after undergoing surgery on his right thigh.
  24. On November 12, 2023 (on the day of Diwali), Rahul hit the fastest hundred by an Indian in ODI World Cup history. He hit the century in 62 balls against the Netherlands. Before him, the record was held by Rohit Sharma who took 63 balls.

Featured Image by K. L. Rahul / Instagram

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