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Imran Khan Biography, Wife, Height, Age, Records, 1992 World Cup, Politics


Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup Winning captain, Imran Khan is a current chairman of Pakistan Movement of Justice and former cricketer and Philanthropist. An Oxford graduate, Khan started playing cricket at an early age of 13 and went on to become the most successful Pakistani skipper and player.

Playing for Worcestershire, Imran made his debut for the Pakistan national team  at the age of 18. However, he made his home debut in 1976 after graduating from Oxford. He lead Pakistan team to 1992 World Cup Win and served as the team’s captain from 1982-1992.

After the World Cup Win, Khan retired from cricket in 1992 and made his shift to politics and philanthropy. In 1996, Imran Khan founded Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and became it’s national leader. In 2010, Khan was inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Currently, he is the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Imran Khan
Nickname: Imran
Profession: Pakistani Politician, Philanthropist, and former cricketer
Autobiography: Imran: The autobiography of Imran Khan
Biopic: Kaptaan: The Making of a Legend
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 183 cm
Weight (approx.): 74 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 5 October 1952
Age (as on 2018): 65 years
Birth Place: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Pakistani
School: Aitchison College, Lahore & Royal Grammar School, Worcester, England
College: Keble College, Oxford
Educational Qualifications: Honours in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics


Father: Ikramullah Khan Niazi
Mother: Shaukat Khanum

Sister: No
Brother: No
Coach/Mentor: NA
Religion: Islam
Address: NA

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: 03 June 1971 vs England
ODI: 31 August 1974 vs England
Jersey Number: NA
Domestic/State Team: Worcestershire, Sussex, Dawood Industries, Pakistan International Airlines, Lahore home teams
Nature on field: Aggressive
Likes to play against: England
Favourite Shot/Ball:


  • In 9 tests in a calendar year, Imran bagged 62 wickets at 13.29 each
  • Imran has the second highest all-time batting average of 61.86 playing at position 6 for a Test batsman.
  • Khan received all-rounder’s triple (securing 3000 runs and 300 wickets) in 75 Tests
  • With 362 wickets in the test cricket, Imran became the first Pakistani bowler to do so. In the world, he was the fourth.
  • Imran also holds the record for the best bowling figures in an ODI innings ODI in a losing cause. He took 6  for 14 runs.
  • Wisden Cricketer of the year 1983

Career Turning Point: When he met Tony Grieg, English test Cricketer and commentator, and signed with Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket. From there, Imran established himself as one of the fastest bowlers of the world.

Hobbies: Shooting partridge with dogs, Spending time with friends,
Favourite Batsmen: Viv Richards (only he could attack me when I was at my peak)& Virat Kohli (likes his temperament)
Favourite Bowlers: NA
Favourite Cricket Ground: NA
Favourite sports personalities: NA
Favourite Food: Free-range chicken with properly cooked red chapati
Favourite Actors: Amitabh Bachan
Favourite Films: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite Destinations: The Karakorum mountains in Pakistan, the highest range in the world
Smoking/Alcohol: NA

Style Quotient
Cars Collection: NA

Imran Khan Wife

Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Many

Imran Khan Wife name

Jemima Goldsmith (16 May 1995)
Former Pakistan cricket captain Imran Khan, accompanied by his wife Jemima, arrives at the London’s High Court July 26. Former England team-mates Ian-Botham and Allan-Lamb are suing Khan for libel over an article which appeared in India Today. – PBEAHUMWACF

Reham Khan (January 2015)

Courtesy – India TV

Bushra Manik (February 2018)

Courtesy – Daily Pakistan

Marriage Date:

Children: Sulaiman Isa and Kasim from Jemima Goldsmith

Net Worth: NA
Test Fee: NA
T20 Fee: NA
IPL 11: NA


  • In August 2017, Ayesha Gulalai, a member of National assembly of Pakistan alleged Imran of harassments and threats.
  • In 1994, Imran admitted of ball-tampering during test matches
  • Khan is said to have an illegitimate child with British National Sita White. However, he reportedly refused the child as he was aspiring for becoming Pakistan’s Prime Minister. The case was filed in LA Court which later ruled that Khan was child’s father.

Lesser Known Facts

  • Imran Khan received the Hilal-e-Imtiaz-the second highest civilian award and honour given by Pakistan Government for 1992 World Cup Win.
  • He also received the President’s Pride of Performance award in 1983
  • Khan has published six non-fiction books, including an autobiography
  • He was the Asia Society’s Person of the Year 2012
  • Imran is the current chairman of Pakistan Movement of Justice
  • Khan received ICC Hall of Fame, Centennial Year celebrations on July 09 2004
  • Khan also received The Cricket Society Wetherall Award for the leading all-rounder in English first-class cricket in 1976 and 1980.
  • Khan received the Humanitarian Award at the Asian Sports Awards in Kuala Lumpur On 13 December 2007 for setting up Pakistan’s first cancer hospital

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