Dinesh Karthik Biography – Age, Education, Personal Life, Career, Net Worth, Assets, and Awards

Dinesh Karthik And His Family

Dinesh Karthik was born on June 1, 1985, in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to Krishna Kumar, a first-division cricketer from Chennai, and his wife, Padma. He has a younger brother named Vinesh.

Age, Physical Appearance, and Height

Dinesh Karthik was born on June 1, 1985, and according to the calculation, her current age is 36 years.

Let’s Talk about his Height, Weight & Physical Status as the main things for the Cricket Industry. Fans also attract the Height, Weight & Physical Status of Dinesh Karthik is 170 cm and 1.70 m and feet inches- 5′ 7″. His weight is in kilograms- 65 kg. Weight.

Dinesh Karthik has a Waist Size of 30 Inches and a chest of 38 Inches, And biceps of 14 Inches. he has Black color hair and Black color eyes. Besides this, he is wearing a shoe size 9.


He spent a couple of years of his childhood in Kuwait, where his father worked and attended Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School, under Delhi Public School. At the age of ten, he got his first cricket lessons from his father, who had to leave cricket for a stable job and did not want his son to suffer the same fate.

Personal Life

Like his cricket career, his personal life was also full of ups and downs. In 2007, Karthik married Nikita Vanjara, but later his wife had an affair with Murali Vijay, another member of Team India until the divorce was over. Nikita later married Murali Vijay. After this, Karthik got married to India’s top squash player Deepika Pallikal (Dipika Pallikal), in the year 2015. Today Karthik and Deepika are happily spending their married life.


Dinesh Karthik trained with his father from a very early age. He steered through the youth ranks very quickly, debuted for Tamil Nadu Under-14s in early 1999, and was promoted to the Under-16 team in November.

He was selected for the Under-19 team at 15 years and 3 months but later lost the position due to poor performance. He regained his place in the U-19 team the following season and was subsequently promoted to the Under-22 team, making a strong case for his selection to the senior team in the 2002–03 season.

He debuted at a first-class level as a wicket-keeping batsman for Tamil Nadu in late-2002 against Baroda. He scored 179 runs in five matches in the whole season, including an undefeated 88, to help the team avoid certain losses. While he was overlooked for Duleep Trophy due to a dip in form, he bagged a spot in the national Under-19 team with three fifties in his second zonal season.

He improved his wicket-keeping skills by training under Kiran More, former national wicket-keeper batsman and chairman of the selection committee. During the 2003–04 Ranji season, he scored 438 runs with two centuries and 20 catches.

He secured a berth in the Indian team for the 2004 U-19 World Cup held in Bangladesh. The Indian U-19 team reached the semifinals of the tournament.

International Career

Dinesh Karthik made his ODI debut in the NatWest Series against England on September 5, 2004, and went on to play in one match against Kenya in the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy. He subsequently made his Test debut in the 4th Test against Australia on November 3, 2004, replacing out-of-form Parthiv Patel.

He next played in the two-match home series against South Africa, also in November 2004, but had only one decent 46-run innings in the second Test. The next month, he accompanied the Test team to Bangladesh for a two-match series but failed to contribute to India’s massive 500-plus scores in both matches.

The selection of M.S. Dhoni as a wicket-keeper batsman in the ODI team limited Karthik’s opportunities till April 2006. Still, he was retained for the home Test series against Pakistan in March 2005. He again failed to perform with the bat in high-scoring matches, except for 93 runs in the second innings of the second Test to put up a 166-run partnership with Rahul Dravid.

After scoring just one run in each match against Zimbabwe in September 2005, he was replaced by Dhoni, who had a prolific career so far. After Dhoni suffered a finger injury, he was called back for the Third Test against South Africa in January 2007. He made a hundred-run opening partnership with Wasim Jaffer, contributing 63 runs.

Before the Test series, he failed to perform in the ODIs but made an unbeaten 31 in the T20 to steer India to victory against South Africa.

In the following four-match ODI series against West Indies, he took a struggling Indian team to a decent score with his 63 runs on a slow wicket in the match at Cuttack and was instrumental in India’s victory match.

He was selected for the series against Sri Lanka and the 2007 Cricket World Cup but failed to contribute with the bat. While he was retained for the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa, he was later dropped due to poor performance.

He toured Bangladesh as a specialist opening batsman after many batsmen were dropped following India’s flop show at the World Cup 2007. He scored his maiden century in the second Test in Dhaka. With regular 50-plus scores, he became the top scorer for India in Tests during their England tour in mid-2007 but failed to utilize his opportunity in the ODIs.

Despite average performance against Pakistan in late 2007, he was retained as an opener for the Australia series but only played in one practice match and a T20. Replacing Dhoni, who had taken rest, he again showed poor form against Sri Lanka in July 2008 and was dropped from the team.

He played as a replacement for Dhoni in the following years against teams like New Zealand and Bangladesh. Still, he was later displaced by Wriddhiman Saha during the South Africa series in 2010. Riding on his good form in domestic cricket and IPL, he made a comeback to the ODI team during the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.


Dinesh Karthik played for Delhi Daredevils in the first three installments of IPL, showcasing consistent performance, and was bought by Kings XI Punjab in 2011. He joined Mumbai Indians in the following season and helped the team win its first-ever title in 2013 by scoring 510 in the whole tournament.

For the 2018 edition of IPL, he has been appointed captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Net Worth

The total net worth of Mr. Dinesh Karthik is estimated to be $12 Million, which in Indian currency is approximately equal to 90 Crore Indian Rupee (i.e., approx Ninty Crore INR). The Main Source of Dinesh Karthik’s income and net worth came from cricket. Also, the brand value of Mr. Dinesh Karthik is very high, and he is also the most respected player across the globe. He also earns a huge sum of money from various International and National Cricket Matches and the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses multiple brands where he charges a good amount of money.

Dinesh Karthik Assets:

House: Dinesh Karthik owns a luxury designer house in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Also, he owns multiple real-estate properties across the country.


  • Test debut: November 3, 2004 v Australia
  • ODI debut: September 5, 2004 v England
  • T20I debut: December 1, 2006 v South Africa
  • Last ODI: July 9, 2019 v New Zealand

Car Collection

The Car collection of Dinesh Karthik is quite Small. Dinesh Karthik owns a few of the best luxury cars in the world. The Car brands owned by Dinesh Karthik include Porsche Cayman S.

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Riya Kapoor writes about lifestyle, entertainment, news and gadgets. She has been in this industry for almost 4 years now. She is a graduate from Delhi University with English Hons and had deep connection with writing since her childhood.

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