Dinesh Karthik Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth & More

Dinesh Karthik is a wicketkeeper-batsman from India. On June 1, 1985, he was born. He debuted in 2004 and has been a member of the Indian cricket squad since. Karthik began playing cricket at the age of ten years old. He began his cricket career as a batsman before switching to wicketkeeping. In 2002, he made his first-class debut for Tamilnadu.

Dinesh Karthik Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth & More


Nick NameDK
Full NameKrishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Right-hand Batsman and Wicket-keeper)

Dinesh Karthik Biography

Date of Birth1 June 1985
Age (as of 2024)39 years old
BirthplaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac SignGemini
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
SchoolDon Bosco School, Chennai St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School, Chennai Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait
College/UniversityNot Known
Education QualificationNot Known

Dinesh Karthik Age

Dinesh Karthik, an Indian cricketer, was born on June 1, 1985. As of the current date, March 26, 2024 he would be 39 years old.

Dinesh Karthik Wife

Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date18 August 2015 (with Dipika Pallikar-as per Christian rituals),
20 August 2015 (with Dipika Pallikal – as per Hindu rituals)
Affairs/GirlfriendNikita Vanjara,
Dipika Pallikal (Squash Player)

Dinesh Karthik Family

WifeFirst Wife- Nikita Vijay (m. 2007 – Div. 2012)
Dinesh Karthik Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth & More
Second Wife– Dipika Pallikal (m. 2015 – Present)
ChildrenSon: Name Not Known
Daughter: Not Known
ParentsFather: Krishnakumar (Worked as a System Analyst)
Mother: Padma (Worked in IDBI and ONGC)
SiblingsBrother: Vinesh (Younger)
Sister:  None

Cricket Career

International DebutODI Debut: 5 September 2004 against England at London
T20 Debut: 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg
Test Debut: 3 November 2004 against Australia at Mumbai
Jersey Number#21, 19 (India)
#21, 19 (Domestic)
Domestic/Stats TeamAbahani Limited, Albert TUTI Patriots, Delhi Daredevils, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Tamil Nadu
Coach/MentorRobin Singh
Batting StyleRight-handed Bat
Bowling StyleNot Known
Career Turning PointPerformance in the 2004 domestic season

Dinesh Karthik Height, Weight

Height (approx)In centimeters- 170 cm
In meters- 1.70 m
In feet inches- 5’7”
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Weight (approx)In kilograms- 65 kg
In pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Measurement’sChest- 38 inches
Waist- 30 inches
Biceps- 14 inches

Favourite Things

ActorRajinikanth, Suriya, Dhanush
ActressNot Known
HobbiesPlaying Sudoku, Reading, Swimming, Travelling
DestinationNot Known
Cricket PlayerSachin Tendulkar, Ian Botham, R Ashwin
Tennis PlayerRoger Federer
Favorite FoodButter Chicken
MusicianA.R. Rahman

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Dinesh Karthik Net Worth

Net Worth in 2024$10 Million (Approx)
Net Worth in Indian RupeesINR- 83 Crore (Approx)
Dinesh Karthik Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth & More

Some Lesser Facts About Dinesh Karthik

  • On 18 March 2018, he hit a six off the last ball to give India a memorable victory over Bangladesh in the finals of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series.
  • Daniel Vettori once gifted him his award motorbike during an IPL season.
  • For the first time in his IPL career, he captained Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 11 (2018), in place of Gautam Gambhir.
  • He has played for many IPL teams, like Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Lions, and Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • He is a huge fan of the sports cars.
  • He used to wear the #19 jersey for India which was Rahul Dravid’s jersey number before.
  • He first met his second wife, Dipika Rebecca Pallikal at the Chennai marathon in 2008, through their common gym trainer, Shankar Basu, of ‘Maverick Gym,’ Chennai.
  • His second wife, Dipika Pallikal is an Indian Squash Champion.
  • Cricketer Mulari Vijay is married to his Ex-wife Nikita.
  • Due to his inconsistent performance in wicket-keeping and batting, he was replaced by MS Dhoni at the end of 2004.
  • On his ODI debut in 2004 vs England, he dropped Michael Vaughan but later did a fabulous stumping to dismiss him.
  • He was coached by former Indian cricketer, Robin Singh.
  • During his childhood, he and his family lived in Kuwait for some years where he started playing cricket by watching English County cricket matches on TV.
  • Dinesh was born into a Tamil Brahmin family with a sporting background as his father was a first-division cricketer for Chennai.

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