Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik biography, wiki, age, date of birth, height, cricket career, affairs, wife, family, education, net worth, religion, caste & more

dinesh karthik
NameDinesh Karthik
Full NameKrishnakumar Dinesh Karthik
ProfessionIndian International cricketer
Major teamsIndia (2004-2019)
Kolkata Knight Riders (2018-2021)
Gujarat Lions (2016-2017)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (2015, 2022-Present)
Delhi Daredevils (2008-2010, 2014)
Mumbai Indians (2012-2013)
Kings XI Punjab (2011)
Tamil Nadu (2002-Present)
Date of BirthJune 1, 1985
Age (In 2024)39 Years 1 Month(s) 23 Days
Birth PlaceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
ResidenceChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Mother TongueTamil
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet fnches- 5ft 7in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseDipika Pallikal (2015-Present, Squash Player)
dipika pallikal with husband dinesh karthik
Nikita Vanjara (2007-2012)
dinesh karthik with ex-wife nikita vanjara
Marriage DateAugust 18, 2015 (Christian Wedding) at The Leela Palace hotel, Chennai
August 20, 2015 (Hindu Wedding) at Grand Chola, Chennai
Son(s)Kabir Pallikal Karthik
Zian Pallikal Karthik
FatherKrishnakumar Karthik
MotherPadmini Krishnakumar
dinesh karthik with mother padma karthik
Brother(s)Vinesh Karthik 1
dinesh karthik with brother vinesh karthik
Other Relative(s)
Father-in-lawSanjiv Pallikal
dinesh karthik with father-in-law sanjiv pallikal
Mother-in-lawSusan Pallikal (former Indian women cricketer)
dinesh karthik with mother-in-law susan pallikal
Sister-in-law(s)Divya Pallikal
Diya Pallikal
Cricket Information
Playing roleWicketkeeper batter
Batting styleRight-handed bat
Bowling styleRight arm offbreak
Coach/MentorRobin Singh
Test debutNovember 3, 2004 vs Australia
Last TestAugust 9, 2018 vs England
ODI debutSeptember 5, 2004 vs England
Last ODIJuly 9, 2019 vs New Zealand
T20I debutDecember 1, 2006 vs South Africa
Last T20IFebruary 27, 2019 vs vs Australia
Education Details
SchoolDon Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Egmore, Chennai
Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School, Kuwait
Carmel School, Kuwait
CollegeNot Attended
Educational QualificationSchool Dropout
Famous movie(s)Victory (Self, 2009)
Contact/Social Media Details
Twittertwitter.com/DineshKarthik (1.7m followers)
Facebookfacebook.com/dineshdkkarthik (1.2m followers)
Instagraminstagram.com/dk00019/ (1.7m followers)
Other Details
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Net Worth (Approx)₹ 50 Crores
Salary (IPL)₹5.50 Crores
Family Picturedinesh karthik family picture
Dinesh Karthik is an Indian International cricketer who plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.
He was born on June 1, 1985 in a Tamil Brahmin family to Krishnakumar Karthik and Padmini Krishnakumar in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He has a younger brother named Vinesh Karthik.
Dinesh spent his early childhood in Kuwait where his father worked. He did his schooling from Carmel School and Fahaheel Al-Watanieh Indian Private School in Kuwait. After moving to Chennai, he completed his schooling from Don Bosco Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Egmore, Chennai.
His father, Krishnakumar Karthik was a first-division cricketer for Chennai & he was his first coach. His father was forced by his family to put his education first & he did not wanted his son to suffer the same fate.
He made his Test cricket debut on November 3, 2004 against Australia in Mumbai. Although he just scored 10 & 4 in the two innings but his wicket-keeping was praised on a pitch with variable bounce and spin.
Karthik made his ODI debut on September 5, 2004 against England at Lord's. He scored just 1 run in 12 balls.
He made his T20I debut on December 1, 2006 against South Africa in Johannesburg. He scored 31*(28) and played an important role in india's victory and was adjudged "Player Of The Match" for his performance.
In March 2018, Dinesh Karthik played a match-winning knock of 29*(8) in the final of the Nidahas Trophy against Bangladesh. He came to bat when India required 34 runs off the last two overs. He won the match and the tournament for india by hitting a last ball six.
Dinesh Karthik married his childhood friend Nikita Vanjara in 2007. They got divorced in 2012. After the divorce Nikita Vanjara got married to cricketer Murali Vijay in the same year.
Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik first met at a marathon in 2008. Their next meeting was in 2013 at Shanker Basu's Maverick Gym in Chennai as Shanker was the fitness trainer to both Dipika and Dinesh. He got engaged to Dipika Pallikal on 15 November, 2013.
Dipika Pallikal & Dinesh Karthik got married in both Christian and Hindu wedding style on August 18, 2015 & August 20, 2015 respectively.
On 28 October 2021, the couple became parents to twin boys, Kabir Pallikal Karthik & Zian Pallikal Karthik.
dipika pallikal and dinesh karthik with twin sons
Susan Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik are probably the only mother-in-law and son-in-law combination to play international cricket.
He is a huge car lover & has mentioned this on his social media profiles also.
In 2018, he participated in the dance-reality show Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina with actress Nigaar Khan.
In the 2022 IPL Auction, Karthik was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for ₹5.50 crores.
Dinesh Karthik is a dog lover and has a Labradoodle (Labrador Retriever and Poodle cross) pet dog named Coco Chanel Karthik. Coco Chanel Karthik has a instagram handle too which has over 8k followers. 2
dinesh and dipika with pet dog coco chanel karthik

  1. https://www.instagram.com/vinesh3107/[]
  2. https://www.instagram.com/cocochanel_thelabradoodle/[]