VVS Laxman Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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VVS Laxman Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 92 kg
Date of Birth November 1, 1974
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Spouse G. R. Sailaja

VVS Laxman is an Indian cricketer who is regarded as the best batsman in the longest format of cricket and for his elegant strokeplay. He has a huge fan base with more than 2 million followers on Twitter, more than 250k followers on Facebook, and more than 1 million followers on Instagram.

Born Name

Vangipurapu Venkata Sai Laxman

Nick Name

VVS, Very Very Special

VVS Laxmi as seen in a black and white picture taken at the Cricinfo Awards in February 2011
VVS Laxmi as seen in a black and white picture taken at the Cricinfo Awards in February 2011 (Kalyan Chakravarthy / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Laxman attended the Little Flower High School in Hyderabad. Later, he went on to attain a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. However, he did not complete his studies in medicine and instead chose cricket as his career.

On February 4, 2015, Laxman was presented with an honorary degree by the Teri University, New Delhi.

Occupation

Former Cricketer

Family

  • Father – Dr. Shantaram (Physician)
  • Mother – Dr. Satyabhama (Physician)
  • Siblings – VVS Ramakrishna (Brother)
  • Others – Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Great Grand Uncle) (Former President Of India)

Manager

Laxman is represented by Anish.

Build

Average

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

92 kg or 203 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Laxman’s name has been linked with –

  1. G. R. Sailaja (2004-Present) – Laxman got married to G. R. Sailaja on February 16, 2004. They have a son named Sarvajit and a daughter named Achinthya.
VVS Laxman as seen in a picture with former cricketer Harbajan Singh in October 2019
VVS Laxman as seen in a picture with former cricketer Harbajan Singh in October 2019 (VVS Laxman / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Oval face shape
  • Tall physique

Brand Endorsements

He has done endorsement work for various brands including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

VVS Laxman as seen in a picture taken on July 9, 2012
VVS Laxman as seen in a picture taken on July 9, 2012 ( Fenopy / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Religion

Hinduism

VVS Laxman Favorite Things

  • Indian Captain – Sourav Ganguly
  • Stadium – Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium
  • Team At The World Cup 2019 – India, England

SourceInstagram, Circle Of Cricket, Daily Hunt

VVS Laxman as seen in a picture taken at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in November 2019
VVS Laxman as seen in a picture taken at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in November 2019 (VVS Laxman / Instagram)

VVS Laxman Facts

  1. Laxman was raised in Hyderabad.
  2. He was born into a prominent family of qualified doctors. Both of his parents are certified physicians and he is also the great grand nephew of India’s second president Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
  3. In the year 2001, the Government of India presented him the Arjuna Award for his outstanding performance in the sport.
  4. During the last decade of his career, he had reportedly put Australian bowlers in a tight spot after having hit 281 runs at Kolkata in the 2000-2001 season and 200 runs in the 2008–09 at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
  5. Besides former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly, Laxman is also one of the elite three-man panel that is known as the “Cricket Advisory Committee” of BCCI.
  6. He was presented with the prestigious title of India 4th highest civilian award the “Padma Shri” in 2011.
  7. In August 2012, VVS Laxman officially announced that he would be retiring from international cricket. However, he continued to play domestically and in the Indian Premier League.
  8. The North End of the “Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium” in Hyderabad is named after him, “VVS Laxman End”.
  9. In the past, VVS Laxman was called upon join the “Cricket Association of Bengal” as a batting consultant for their 2020 project.
  10. VVS Laxman is one of the only Indian cricketers to have scored 1000 runs in a single ground with a maintained average of more than 100 runs.
  11. He once stated in an interview that Pakistani bowler Wasim Akram was the toughest bowler he faced in his career.

Featured Image By VVS Laxman / Instagram

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