Dinesh Karthik Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Relationship, Net Worth, Facts, Best Photos and more 2022

Dinesh Karthik
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Name: Dinesh Karthik

Profession: International Cricketer

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Full Name:Krishna Kumar Dinesh Karthik
Profession:International Cricketer
Famous for:Wicket-Keeper Batsman
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Birthday:1 June 1985
First International Match:September 5, 2004 against England (ODI match)
IPL Team:Royal Challengers Bangalore (2022)

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Who is Dinesh Karthik? About Cricketer

Dinesh Karthik is professional batsman who is a wicket-keeper and right-handed batsman. He represents India in international platform. He is the 4th Indian cricketer to surpass the number of 300 T20 matches. He debut in September 5, 2004 against England at Lords in a ODI match. Since then, he is showing his amazing talent and entertaining the cricketing world.

He is currently part of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL and is captaining Tamil Nadu Cricket Team in domestic cricket. Karthik was dropped from the Test team in September 2007 due to a decrease in form. Since then, he has only made infrequent international appearances. He also worked as a commentator for Sky Sports during 2020 and 2021. He was commentator also in ICC World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand.

He showed an extra-ordinary performance in IPL 2022 where he did outstanding finishing for Royal Challengers Bangalore throughout the season. His game roared and sound reached to the selectors. He was selected for South Africa tour of India 2022 for T20I. He failed in first game but scored fast 55 runs in 27 balls in fourth match. He is now describing his potential after being dropped by team for long time. 

He was married to Nikita Vijay in 2007. But divorced in 2012 after knowing about her affair with his teammate Murali Vijay. His life was in difficulties where he didn’t got a peace neither from personal life nor from game. Later, he married Dipika Pallikal and the couple is blessed with two baby boys. And, now he is getting more chances after showing eye-catching performance in IPL. Several people said and very well said “If you get second chance in your life, grab like DK.”

Life History/Career Path of Dinesh Karhtik

Dinesh Karthik was born on 1 June 1985 in Chennai, Tamil Naddu, India. He was born to Krishnakumar and Padma in a Telugu family. He lived for two years in Kuwait where his father used to work and studied there in Indian Public School, Salmiya, Kuwait. Later returned to India and continued study from eighth standard from Don Bosco School, Chennai. There his cricketing journey started. His family was not happy for his cricketing career at start but his father praised him as he was also a domestic cricketer. His father helped him in practice.

He was part of Under 14 team of Tamil Nadu in 1999 and got selected for U-19 team too. He was selected for India Squad in 2004 Under-19 cricket World Cup in Bangladesh. He made his international debut in 2006 in an ODI match at Lords against England. He had up and down in is long career where he was not getting more chances. He was thought as replacements. He used to get some matches and again replaced by others. But he continued his domestic career that made him not to leave cricket. 

His T20I debut was on December 1, 2006 against South Africa and Test debut in November 3, 2004. He replaced Parthiv Patel in his debut match. He didn’t have great match for batting but did great keeping although with variable bounce in pitch. He was also part of 2004’s Champions Trophy but later got replaced by Dhoni in ODI team. He didn’t gave better batting during start in Test format and was questioned for loosing form.

He has played from opening to number 7. Later, he continued domestic cricket. He scored 150+ in both innings of Duleep Trophy final in 2009. His finishing is always great and his last ball six will be forever remembered in Nidahas Trophy. India needed 5 runs of last ball in Nidahas Tri-Series final and scored an unbelivable six in last ball and snatched victory.

He also captained Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL for 2 years and did good batting and captaincy. But career turning season was this years IPL 2022. He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore where he won every fans heart for his unexpected finishing throughout the season helping RCB in difficult times. This helped him to get a comeback in Indian team.

Personal Life:

Age (as in 2022):37
Date of Birth:1 June 1985
Birth Place:Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac sign:Gemini
Hometown:Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Don Bosco School, Chennai

Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait

Educational Qualification:Not Revealed Yet
Tattoo:Not Revealed Yet
Hobbies:Suduko, Swimming, Travelling

Physical Status:

Height (approx.):in feet:-  5 ft 7 in
in meters:- 1.70 m
Weight(approx.):65 kg (in kilograms)
143 lbs (in pounds)
Body Measurements (approx.):

-Chest: 38 Inches
-Waist: 30 Inches
-Biceps: 14 Inches

Eye Colour :Black
Hair Colour:Black
Sexual Orientation:Straight
Blood Group:Not Revealed Yet

Dinesh Karthik Statistics

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First thing in the life of Dinesh Karthik

Test Debut:November 3, 2004 against Australia at Wankhede Stadium
ODI Debut:September 4, 2004 against England at Lords Cricket Ground
T20I Debut:December 1, 2006 against South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium
Test Captain Debut:Not Yet
ODI Captain Debut:Not Yet
T20I Captain Debut:Not Yet

Relationship, Girlfriend, Wife:

Marital Status:Married
Divorce Date:2012 (Nikita Vijay)
Marriage Date:

May 2, 2007 (Nikita Vijay)

August 18, 2015 (Dipika Pallikal)

Friends:Not Revealed Yet

Nikita Vijay

Nikita Vijay

Dipika Pallikal

Dipika Pallikal

Dinesh Karthik's Family:

Family Bio/Wiki

Nikita Vijay (divorced)

Nikita Vijay

Dipika Pallikal

Dipika Pallikal


Twin sons:- Kabir Pallikal Karthik and Zian Karthik

Dinesh Karthik Children


Krishna Kumar

Dinesh Karthik Parents

Sibling in law:None

Favourite Things of Dinesh Karthik

All the things given below are Dinesh Karthik’s very favorite things that we have collected by looking at online and news magazines and wiki.

Favourite EntrepreneursNone
Favourite PoliticianNone
Favourite watch brandNone
Favourite CricketerSachin Tendulkar, Ian Botham, R Ashwin, 
Favourite FootballerNot Revealed Yet
Favourite FoodsButter Chicken
Favourite ActorsRajnikanth, Suriya, Dhanush
Favourite ActressNot Revealed Yet
Favourite Film/MovieNot Revealed Yet
Favourite SingerA.R Rahman
Favourite Color(s)Not Revealed Yet
Favourite PerfumeNone
Favourite SportCricket and Tennis
Favourite SongNone
Favourite BrandsNone
Favourite CarsNot Revealed Yet
Favourite QuotesN/A
TattooNot revealed yet
Favourite DestinationN/A
Favourite Cricket ShotNot Revealed Yet
Jersey Number21
Loves to play againstNot revealed yet

Assets/Properties of Dinesh Karthik

Land or other assets with approx. value: None

Dinesh Karthik's Net Worth / Salary:

Net Worth in 2022:$12 Million (approx.)
Indian Rupees:93.48 Crores
Monthly Income:INR 75 Lakh+
Money Factor:Cricket, ADS, Promotions
Yearly Income:900 Lakh+

Best Photos of Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik in KKR
Dinesh Karthik Keeping
Dinesh Karthik wallpaper
Dinesh Karthik wallpaper
Dinesh Karthik for India
Nidahas Trophy Final

Top 5 Dinesh Karthik Quotes

Sometimes you are so busy you forget to appreciate what you have.

For me, mental toughness is the ability to stay focussed in the present irrespective of what is happening at the match.

There will be bowlers who will be having a good day, so it is important to give them their due. At the same time, you have put pressure on other bowlers who are not having an entirely good outing.

Wicketkeeping is a lot like umpiring, as it's a thankless job. People only remember you for your mistakes. You try and do your best everyday, but you won't be at your best every single day.

I'm somebody who inspires by his own performances, by the way he conducts himself on and off the field. My discipline... I look to inspire by my actions, not just words.

Did you know about Dinesh Karthik Facts!!

1. His father was also a cricketer.

He got support a lot from his father. His father was also passionate to cricket and played cricket a lot. His father used to play for Tamil Nadu as Domestic Career but didn’t got support from his parents. His family wanted him to focus in his career. So, his father left cricket.

2. His first wife had affair with DK's teammate.

He was married to Nikita Vijay on May 2, 2007. They were living a happy life until DK knew about her wife’s affair. His wife had affair with his teammate Murali Vijay. Later, he signed divorce with Nikita Vijay in 2012.

3. He have twin babies.

After divorce with Nikita Vijay in 2012, he got married to Dipika Pallikal on August 18, 2015. On 18 October 2021, the couple was blessed with twin baby boys. His children’s name are Kabir Pallikal Karthik and Zian Karthik.

4. He also lived in Kuwait.

For some years, he had to live in Kuwait. His father worked in Kuwait and thus, he also attended schools for some years in Kuwait. He went to Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait till 8th. After that, his father returned to India and DK continued his education from Don Bosco School, Chennai.

FAQs About Cricketer Dinesh Karthik?

He was born on 1 June 1985.

He studied in Don Bosco School, Chennai and Indian Public School in Salmiya, Kuwait.

His net worth as of 2022 is $12 Million.

After knowing about his wife’s affair with Murali Vijay, he divorced her in 2012.

His first ever International match was a ODI game on September 4, 2004 against England at Lord’s.

His jersey number is 21.

He has two children from his second and current wife Dipika Pallikal. The couple is blessed with twin baby boys Kabir and Zian.

He debut for Delhi Daredevils in IPL.

His mother tongue is Tamil as he belongs to South India, Tamil Nadu.

He also represented Punjab in IPL. He was part of the team in 2011’s edition.

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