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Dinesh Karthik (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik
(Indian Cricketer)

Born in Tamil Nadu, Dinesh Karthik was a specialist batsman at junior level and garnered wicket keeping skills to fancy his chances. He made his debut in 2004 and since then has been a member of Indian team either as a specialist batsman or a wicket-keeper batsman.

His dipping form and injuries cost him his place in the team and with Mahendra Singh Dhoni coming into picture, Karthik gradually lost his place to Dhoni in all three formats. He plays domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu and scores heavily.

His knock of unbeaten 29 runs off 8 deliveries against Bangladesh during the final of the 2018 Nidahas Trophy is one of his greatest performance in T20I. He captained Kolkata Knight Riders for the first time in IPL 2018 and took his team to third position.

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Nickname: DK
Profession: Cricketer
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

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


  • 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 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

Net Worth: 44 Crore approx.
Retainer Fee: NA
Test 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.

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A 90's born who has witnessed Sachin becoming "The God", Dhoni becoming "The only Captain to have won all the ICC trophies" and Kohli turning into a "run-machine". Cricket is something I am crazy for and I try to deliver the best and true I can in my every writing.