KL Rahul (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Caste, IPL, Net Worth & More

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KL Rahul Bio/Wiki:

KL Rahul is an Indian cricket team’s star opener batsman and his full name is Kananur Lokesh Rahul. He has also represented teams like Punjab Kings and Lucknow Super Giants in IPL. He was born on 18 April 1992 in Kannur located in Ramanagar district Magadi taluk Kudur Hobli, Karnataka. He did his early education at NITK English Medium School which is located in Mangalore. He completed his pre-graduation from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore.

He later shifted to Bangalore for his higher studies where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Jain University. Due to the cricket worm in him since childhood, he started taking cricket training at the age of just 10 years and after 2 years played cricket matches for Bangalore United Cricket Club. During his graduation, Rahul focused on his cricket career along with his studies.

He soon made his first-class debut for Karnataka in the 2010-11 season and represented India in the ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in the same year. After that, Rahul also attracted the attention of the IPL franchise with his performance, and in 2013, IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore bought it for ₹1 crore and included it in his team. In the 2013-14 domestic season, he scored 1033 first-class runs, which was the second-highest total in a season in the history of domestic cricket.

Playing for South Zone in the final of the Duleep Trophy in 2014-15, Rahul scored 185 runs in 233 balls in the first innings against Central Zone and in the second innings he scored 130 runs off 152 balls. His innings played in the final of the Duleep Trophy proved to be the turning point for his career. Impressed by his innings, the Indian team selectors selected him for the Indian Test squad for the Australia tour. He made his Test debut against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Rahul could not make his debut Test memorable and was dismissed after scoring only 3 runs in the first innings while batting at number 6 and batting at number 3 in the second innings. However, KL Rahul scored his maiden Test century in his second Test in Sydney, opening the innings with Murali Vijay, scoring 110. On his return to India after the Test series, he scored 337 runs against Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket and became the first batsman from Karnataka to score a triple century.

In 2016 he was included in the national team for the Zimbabwe tour where he made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. In his debut ODI match itself, he scored a century while playing an inning of 100 runs. Thus he became the first Indian cricketer to score a century in an ODI debut. After the ODI series, he made his T20 International debut against Zimbabwe itself. He is one of the batsmen of the Indian team who has scored centuries in all three formats of cricket.

KL Rahul holds the world record for being the only player to score a century in the first innings as an opener in both Test and ODI formats. Apart from this, he is the first batsman from India to be dismissed for a hit wicket in T20 International cricket. He has performed brilliantly in all three formats of cricket but his performance has always been lacking in consistency, due to which he has had to be dropped from the Indian team several times. But every time he has made a great comeback and has made his place in the Indian team.

After Virat Kohli relinquished the captaincy from all three formats, Rohit Sharma was given the captaincy of T20, ODI, and Test teams, and Rahul was also declared the vice-captain of all three formats. He has also captained India’s Test, ODI, and T20 teams on several occasions in Rohit’s absence. Rahul captained India for the first time in January 2022 in the second Test against South Africa.

He made his ODI captaincy debut in the first ODI against South Africa on the same tour, although India lost the series 3-0. Rahul also represents the Punjab Kings in the IPL. In 2022, he was bought by the new IPL team Lucknow Super Giants for ₹17 crore and handed over the command of the team to him.

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Real/Full NameKananur Lokesh Rahul
Nick NameKL
ProfessionCricket Player (Batsman)
Popular forPlaying Cricket in IPL & For India
Date of Birth18 April 1992 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2024)32 years
BirthplaceKudur, Hobli, Ramnagar, Karnataka
HometownKudur, Hobli, Ramnagar, Karnataka
Current AddressBenson Town, Binny Crescent apartment, North Bangalore, India
High School*NITK English Medium School, Mangalore
*St. Aloysius College, Mangalore
CollegeGraduate with Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
Educational QualificationJain University, Bangalore
Zodiac Sign/Star SignAries ♈
RoleBatsman & Wicket Keeper
Batting StyleRight Handed Bat
KL Rahul right handed bat
Jersey Numberin ODI: 1
in Test: 1
in T20I: 1
in IPL: 1
Debut in International CricketTest: 26 December 2014 v Australia at MCG, Australia
ODI: 11 June 2016, v Zimbabwe at Harare
T20I: 18 June 2016, v Zimbabwe at Harare
IPL Debutvs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Apr 11, 2013
TeamsRoyal Challengers Bangalore, Karnataka, Delhi Capitals, East Zone, South Zone, India A, Hubli Tigers, India, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bellary Tuskers, India Board President XI, Punjab Kings, Asia XI, Lucknow Super Giants

Body Measurements & Physical Stats:

KL Rahul’s age is 32 years old in the year 2024. He is one of the fittest players in the Indian team who was once ridiculed for his thinness. But later he did a lot of work on his body and physique, due to which his attractive personality came out in front of everyone.

He likes to do outdoor activities more than indoor exercise. He likes to do activities like football, volleyball, basketball, and swimming to keep himself fit. Apart from this, he does push-ups, due to which his chest also starts looking attractive.

KL Rahul’s height is 5 feet 11 inches, which is 180 cm. His body weight is 76 kg and Rahul’s body measurement is 40-30-14. His eye color is brown and his hair color is Black.

Age (as of 2024)32 years
Heightin centimetre: 180 cm
in meter:
1.80 m
in feet:
5’11” inch
Weight in Kilogram76 kg
Weight in Pounds167 lbs
Body Measurements40-30-14
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack

KL Rahul Family Members & Their Relationship:

KL Rahul with his family
KL Rahul with his parents and his younger sister KL Bhavna

Rahul was born in an upper-middle-class Hindu family in Ramanagar district Magadi taluk Kudur Hobli. His entire family believes in Hinduism and worships Hindu deities. His parents are a teacher. KL Rahul’s father’s name is KN Lokesh and he is a professor and former Dean at the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka. KL Rahul’s mother Rajeshwari is a history professor at Mangalore University.

Apart from his parents, he also has a younger sister named KL Bhavna. Rahul marital status is married. KL Rahul tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Bollywood actress and famous Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty today, January 23, 2022.

Apart from both families, only a few close people attended their wedding. Both Rahul and Athiya are seen together on many occasions and also share their photos on social media. Earlier, Rahul’s name has been associated with actresses Sonam Bajwa, and Elixir Nahar.

ParentsFather: KN Lokesh (Dean at NITK)
KL Rahul father KN Lokesh
Mother: Rajeshwari (professor at Mangalore University)
KL Rahul with her mother Rajeshwari
SiblingsBrother: NA
Sister: KL Bhavna (younger)
KL Rahul with his sister
WifeAthiya Shetty (actress)
KL Rahul married to his wife Athiya Shetty
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date23 January 2023
Affairs with/GirlfriendsAthiya Shetty (actress)
KL Rahul with her girlfriend Athiya Shetty

KL Rahul Net Worth, Income & Salary:

The total net worth of KL Rahul is around ₹53 crores. He earns a lot from cricket and brand endorsements. In IPL, he gets ₹17 crores annually while playing for Lucknow Super Giants. Apart from this, he is included in the list of A grades of BCCI, for which he gets an annual salary of ₹5 crores.

Rahul endorses various brands like Cure Fit, Gully, Red Bull, Tata Nexon, Bharat Pe, Boat, Beardo, Reserve Bank of India, and Puma. He charges an advertisement fee of up to ₹12 lakh from all these brands. Apart from this, he gets fees of ₹15 lakhs, ₹6 lakhs, and ₹3 lakhs respectively per Test, ODI, and T20 match playing. He has many luxury vehicles like Mercedes AMG C 43 and BMW.

BCCI Salary₹5 crores per annum
IPL Salary/Price₹17 crores per annum in Lucknow Super Giants
Total Net Worth₹54 crores (approx as of 2022)

Social Media Accounts & Other Contact Details:

Facebook@klrahul11 (10m+ followers)
Instagram@rahulkl (12.1m+ followers)
Twitter@klrahul11 (6.8m+ followers)
EmailNot Known
Mobile/Phone NumberNot Known

Some Interesting Facts About KL Rahul:

  • KL Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 in Mangalore, Karnataka.
  • He was also a college friend of the Indian team batsmen Mayank Agarwal and Karun Nair while studying in college.
  • He is also a devotee of Lord Shri Ganesha.
  • He was fond of playing cricket since childhood.
  • He is a hard fitness lover and loves to do various exercises in the gym.
  • He is an opener batsman and captain of the Lucknow Super Giants team in the Indian Premier League 2022.
  • He started his IPL career with the Royal Challenger Bangalore team against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2013.
  • Rahul is also a pet dog lover and has pet dogs named Cooper and King Simba.
  • He is one of the batsmen of the Indian team who has scored centuries in all three formats of cricket.

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