Shikhar Dhawan Biography – Age, Education, Personal Life, Career, Net Worth, Assets, and Awards

Shikhar Dhawan And His Family

Shikhar Dhawan was born on December 5, 1985, in Delhi, India, into the Punjabi Khatri family of Sunaina and Mahendra Pal Dhawan. He has a younger sister named Shreshta, who recently married in November 2017.

At 12, he was coaxed by his uncle to attend the prestigious Sonnet Club to train cricket under famous coach Tarak Sinha. He was never afraid to rub shoulders with big boys, and he immediately impressed his coach by scoring a century for the U-15 team in a school tournament.

Age, Physical Appearance, and Height

Shikhar Dhawan was born on March 5, 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 Shikhar Dhawan is 180 cm and 1.80 m and feet inches- 5′ 11″. His weight is in kilograms- 80 kg. Weight.

Shikhar Dhawan has a Waist Size of 32 Inches and a chest of 40 Inches, And biceps of 16 Inches. he has Black color hair and Dark Brown color eyes. Besides this, he is wearing shoe size 11.


Shikhar Dhawan attended St. Marks Senior Secondary Public School in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. He had to discontinue his studies after completing 12th grade to focus on his cricket career.

Personal Life

Dhawan is married to Ayesha Mukherjee, 10 years older than her and the mother of two children. Ayesha is a boxer by profession. After marriage, Ayesha is often seen cheering Dhawan and the Indian cricket team on the field.


Domestic Career

Dhawan started his professional career with Delhi Under-16s in the 1999/00 Vijay Merchant Trophy. Next year, he was the leading run-scorer of the 2000/01 Vijay Merchant Trophy. These two incredible seasons paved his path for India ACC Under-17 Asia Cup. Averaging 85 in the Asia Cup from three games, Dhawan was subsequently drafted into the Delhi Under-19 team in October 2001, for the Cooch Behar Trophy, and then again in October 2002.

With brilliant performances, one over the other, Shikhar Dhawan became the star of Indian Domestic cricket at a very early age. He then played for North Zone Under-19s, the CK Nayudu Trophy, Cooch Behar Trophy, and the Delhi Under-19 team. In the 2004 Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh, Dhawan finished as the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 505 runs from seven innings.

Dhawan made his first-class debut for Delhi in November 2004. Dhawan finished as Delhi’s leading run-getter that Ranji season with 461 runs from 6 matches. In 2005/06 Challenger Trophy in October 2005, Dhawan played for India B and had his first disappointing series in a long time. After that, Dhawan played for North Zone against Zimbabwe Cricket Union President’s XI and Board President’s XI in a three-day match against the touring Sri Lankan team.

Shikhar Dhawan also represented India A in the EurAsia Cricket Series in April–May 2006. The 2006-07 Ranji season was memorable for Dhawan, for he was made captain of the Delhi team for the Ranji One-day Trophy in February 2007. Dhawan was a part of the victorious Delhi team who won the 2007–08 season. He then played exceptional cricket across tournaments till his career hit a rough patch in 2010 when India A was touring England. His poor form turned around in the limited-overs triangular series involving England Lions, India A, and West Indies A, where he scored 166 runs from 4 innings at an average of 41.50 and a strike rate 130.70.

He has then selected the Rest of India’s squad against the defending Ranji champions Mumbai in the Irani Cup in October 2010. His performance in Irani Cup earned him a spot for India Blue in the Challengers Trophy, which was a bittersweet tournament for him. But it did earn him a national call-up. Dhawan was in and out of Domestic cricket as he slowly started to become a national team regular.

He played Ranji for Delhi in the 2010–11 Ranji Trophy. It was a poor phase for Dhawan, and he struggled with form in Duleep Trophy, Vijay Hazare Trophy, and Deodhar Trophy. It continued in the West Indies, and Dhawan could not find a place in the Indian squad that toured England. But Dhawan redeemed himself with his domestic exploits. The 2012–13 Ranji season was probably Dhawan’s last for the foreseeable future as he became an integral part of the national team.

IPL Career

Shikhar debuted in the IPL with Delhi Daredevils in 2008. He made 4 half-centuries and was the third-highest scorer for the team. However, the management decided to trade him to the Mumbai Indians for Ashish Nehra. He has played for Mumbai Indians in the next two seasons of the IPL. Deccan Chargers bought Dhawan for $300,000 in the fourth season.

Dhawan was appointed captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team before the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 tournament. But he was replaced by Darren Sammy as captain in the 2014 edition of the Indian Premier League. The 2015 season of the Indian Premier League was disastrous for both Dhawan and the Sunrisers. They, however, bounced back to win the tournament in 2016. Sunrisers Hyderabad retained Dhawan for the 2017 Indian Premier League.

In the 2018 IPL Auction, Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for ₹ 5.2 crores using their RTM (right to match) card. Dhawan was again traded to Delhi Capitals for the 2019 season, where he currently plays.

International Career

ODI Career

Dhawan made his first international selection in October 2010 for a three-match ODI series against Australia. Dhawan made his international debut in the second ODI at Visakhapatnam on October 20. Dhawan had a disastrous debut as he was bowled off the second by Clint McKay. Dhawan’s ODI career didn’t kick off even in the second series of his career against the West Indies.

Dhawan played his 100th ODI against the South African team and scored his 13th ODI century. By doing so, Dhawan became the first batsman for India to score a century in his 100th ODI. Dhawan started opening the Indian innings with Rohit Sharma in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, and the gamble turned out to be a huge success. Dhawan’s opening partnership with Rohit Sharma is India’s second most successful opening partnership after Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar.

T20 International Career

Dhawan made his T20I debut in June 2011 against West Indies on June 4 at Port of Spain. He opened the innings and was dismissed for an 11-ball 5. But Dhawan has come a long way as far as T20 cricket is concerned. In 2018, Dhawan scored the most runs in T20Is by any cricketer. He scored 689 runs in the calendar year and was also named in the ODI and T20 Team of the year 2018 by Cricbuzz.

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Test Career

Dhawan made it to the Indian Test squad in February 2013 for the four-match series against Australia. Dhawan took over Sehwag from the third Test and made it to Mohali on March 14. Dhawan scored the fastest century by any batsman on his Test debut. He reached the milestone in just 85 balls. Dhawan was finally dismissed for 187. Dhawan did not bat in India’s second innings as he suffered a hand injury while fielding on the fourth day. The injury later turned out to be a fracture in his left hand, which didn’t allow him to play the fourth Test at Delhi and ruled him out for six weeks.

On June 14, 2018, against the Afghanistan cricket team, Dhawan became the only Indian and sixth overall batsman to have scored a century before lunch on the first day of a Test match.

Net Worth

Shikhar Dhawan is an Indian international cricketer and a former limited-overs captain who had $14 million. The total net worth of Mr. Shikhar Dhawan is estimated to be 14 Million USD, which in Indian currency is approximately equal to 105 Crore Indian Rupee (i.e., approx One Hundred and Five Crore INR). Most of his income and net worth came from cricket.

Also, the brand value of Mr. Shikhar Dhawan is very high, and he is also the most respected player across the globe. He also earns a considerable sum from various International and National Cricket Matches and the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also endorses multiple brands where he charges a massive amount of money.

Shikhar Dhawan Assets:

House: Shikhar Dhawan owns a luxury designer house in Delhi, India. The Estimated current value of his house is Rs. 5 Crore INR. Also, he owns multiple real-estate properties across the country.


  • ICC Wo
  • rld ODI XI: 2013
  • CEAT International Player of the Year 2013 and CEAT international batsman of the year 2018
  • Wisden Cricketer of the year 2014

Car Collection

The Car collection of Shikhar Dhawan is relatively Small. Shikhar Dhawan owns a few of the best luxury cars in the world. The Car brands owned by Shikhar Dhawan include Mercedes GL350 CDI (almost Rs 80 lakhs) and Audi

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Riya Kapoor

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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