Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik
(Indian Cricketer)

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Nickname:Dinesh Karthik
Profession:Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography:
Biopic:
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):1.70 m
Weight (approx.):65 Kg
Eye Colour:Black
Hair Colour:Black
Tattoos:NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 1 June 1985
Age (as on 2017):32 years
Birth Place:Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Gemini
Nationality:Indian
School:Don Bosco School, Chennai
Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai
Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait
College:NA
Educational Qualifications:NA
Signature:
Family
Father:Krishna Kumar
Mother:Padmini Krishnakumar

Sister:NA
Brother:Vinesh
Coach/Mentor:Robin Singh
Religion:Hindu
Address:NA
Cricket Career
International Debut:
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
Favourite Shot/Ball:NA
Records
  • 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
Controversies
  • 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.
Preferences
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 Films:NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers:A R Rahman
Favourite Car:NA
Favourite Book:NA
Favourite Destinations:NA
Smoking/Alcohol:NA/Yes
Style Quotient
Cars Collection:NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Affairs/Girlfriends:Sheetal Gautham
Wife/Spouse:Nikita Vanjara (2007-2012)

Dipika Pallikal (2015-present)

Marriage Date:18 August 2015
Children:NA
Earnings
Net Worth:44 Crore approx.
Retainer Fee:NA
Test Fee:NA
ODI Fee:NA
T20 Fee:NA
IPL 11:NA
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.