Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik
|Height (approx.):||1.70 m|
|Weight (approx.):||65 Kg|
|Date of Birth:||1 June 1985|
|Age (as on 2017):||32 years|
|Birth Place:||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Gemini|
|School:||Don Bosco School, Chennai|
Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait
|Test:||vs Australia on 03 November 2004|
|ODI:||vs England on 05 September 2004|
|T20I:||vs South Africa on 01 December 2006|
|Jersey Number:||#21 & #19 (KKR/Domestic)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Tamil Nadu, Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Nature on field:||Calm|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
- Match-winning knock of an unbeaten 29 off 8 balls in the final of Nidahas Trophy in 2018
- DK has scored 19,000 runs in all formats of the game.
|Awards and Recognitions|
- Man of the Match in his first T20I vs South Africa in 2006
- Dinesh Karthik’s first wife – NikitaVanjara got married to Murali Vijay in late 2012 after getting divorce from Karthik. there were rumors of love triangle between Karthik, Nikita and Murali Vijay.
|Hobbies:||Reading, Travelling, swimming and Playing Sudoku|
|Favourite Batsmen:||Sachin Tendulkar and Ian Botham|
|Favourite Bowlers:||R Ashwin|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||Roger Federer|
|Favourite Food:||Butter Chicken|
|Favourite Actors/Actresses:||Rajnikant, Dhanush|
|Favourite Musicians/Singers:||A R Rahman|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Wife/Spouse:||Nikita Vanjara (2007-2012)|
Dipika Pallikal (2015-present)
|Marriage Date:||18 August 2015|
|Net Worth:||44 Crore approx.|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Dinesh Karthik participated in a dance reality show named – ‘Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina’. Nigaar Khan was his partner.
- Karthik’s wife Dipika is a Indian squash player
- Karthik rose to limelight once again after hitting a Six when 5 runs were needed off the last ball in the Nidahas Trophy final. He won the match and tournament for India.
- Nikita Vanjara was pregnant at the time of marriage with Murali Vijay in 2012. And, Murali Vijay accepted it with open arms and later named the son – Naveen Murali Vijay.