Kapil Dev Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Kapil Dev Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 98 kg
Date of Birth January 6, 1959
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Spouse Romi Bhatia

Kapil Dev is a legendary Indian cricketer turned coach and businessman who came to prominence after India won its first Cricket World Cup in 1983 under his captaincy. Besides that, he is also known as one of the greatest all-rounders and captains in India of all-time.

Born Name

Kapil Dev Ram Lal Nikhanj

Nick Name

The Haryana Hurricane, Paaji

Kapil Dev as seen in a picture taken at the Equation sports auction in the past
Kapil Dev as seen in a picture taken at the Equation sports auction in the past (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Chandigarh, India

Residence

India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Kapil Dev studied at the DAV Model School in Sector 15, Chandigarh.

Occupation

Former Cricketer, Indian Cricket Team Coach, Businessman

Family

  • Father – Ram Lal Nikhanj (Timber Merchant)
  • Mother – Raj Kumari Ram Lal Nikhanj
  • Siblings – Bhushan Nikhanj (Brother), Ramesh Nikhanj (Brother). He also has 4 sisters.

Build

Average

Height

6 ft or 183 cm

Weight

98 kg or 216 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Kapil Dev’s name has been linked with –

  1. Romi Bhatia (1980-Present) – The couple has a daughter named Amiya Dev (b. January 16, 1996).
Manoj Tyagi as seen in a picture taken with Kapil Dev on August 18, 2017
Manoj Tyagi as seen in a picture taken with Kapil Dev on August 18, 2017 (Manoj tyagi1 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Salt & Pepper

With age, Kapil Dev’s naturally brown hair has turned white.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curly thick hair
  • Sports a thick mustache
  • Tall physique
  • He bowls outswings

Brand Endorsements

Kapil Dev has appeared in commercials for various brands such as –

  • Palmolive
  • Boost

Religion

Hinduism

Kapil Dev Favorite Things

SourceYouTube

Kapil Dev as seen in a picture taken at Aajtak for a cricket show in the past
Kapil Dev as seen in a picture taken at Aajtak for a cricket show in the past (Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0)

Kapil Dev Facts

  1. His parents lived in the Okara district, Pakistan where his 4 sisters were born. However, after the partition took place in 1947, his family relocated to Chandigarh where he was born and brought up.
  2. He met cricket coach Desh Prem Azad in 1971.
  3. In November 1975, he played his debut match against Punjab for Haryana and led Haryana to its victory. Thereafter, he added 121 wickets to his name in 30 matches.
  4. On October October 16, 1978, Kapil Dev played his debut Test match against Pakistan.
  5. In 1983, he became the first captain under which India won the Cricket World Cup.
  6. Through his career as an active player, he had achieved many incredible feats including “highest Test wicket-taker in the world.” He is also the only player to have played 164 innings without being run out and also the first player to have achieved the “all-rounder’s double of 4,000 Test runs and 400 Test wickets.”
  7. In 1999, he was appointed in the place of coach Anshuman Gaekwad as the Indian national team coach. However, he made a short run in the position as in the year 2000, he quit the post after being accused of match-fixing by former cricketer Manoj Prabhakar.
  8. In July 2002, he was named as one of the players who had been chosen for the “Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century award.”
  9. He played himself in the film Iqbal (2005). It was a movie that was written by Vipul K Rawal.
  10. In 2008, he was made Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Territorial Army.
  11. He has received various acclaimed awards such as Arjuna Award (1979, 1980), Padma Shri (1982), Padma Bhushan (1991), and CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award (2013).
  12. Dev was inducted into the “ICC Cricket Hall of Fame” in 2010.
  13. In the year 2013, NDTV named him one of “The 25 Greatest Global Living Legends In India.”
  14. In 2017, it was announced that actor Ranveer Singh would be portraying the character of Kapil Dev in a biopic that was being directed by Kabir Khan.

Featured Image By Bollywood Hungama / Wikimedia / CC BY 3.0

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