Dr. K. N. Lokesh

Dr. K. N. Lokesh (KL Rahul’s father) wiki, age, profession, caste, religion, wife, family, education & more

Dr. K. N. Lokesh
NameDr. K. N. Lokesh
ProfessionFormer director at NITK, Surathkal
Famous forBeing KL Rahul‘s father
Date of BirthMay 12, 1956
Age (In 2023)67 Years
Birth PlaceKannanur village, Magadi taluka, Ramanagara, Karnataka
ResidenceMangalore, Karnataka
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Mother TongueKannada
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 10in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseRajeshwari Lokesh (Professor)
Son(s)KL Rahul (Cricketer)
Daughter(s)KL Bhavana
KL Bhavana with father Dr. K N Lokesh and brother KL Rahul
Other Relative(s)
Daughter-in-law(s)Athiya Shetty (Actress)
Son-in-law(s)Yesh Jag
Education Details
SchoolNot Known
CollegeBangalore University, Karnataka
Gulbarga University, Karnataka
Educational QualificationPh.D. in Hydrogeology
Contact/Social Media Details
Email[email protected]
Other Details
Family Picture
kl rahul with family
Dr. K. N. Lokesh is the father of cricketer KL Rahul. He is a former professor & director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal. He also served as the Dean (Students Welfare) at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal from 3 March 2008 to 30 September 2011. 1
He is married to Prof. Rajeshwari Lokesh, who is a history professor at Mangalore University. They also have a daughter named KL Bhavana, who is married to Yesh Jag.
Dr. K. N. Lokesh was a college-level cricketer. He is an ardent fan of batting legend Sunil Gavaskar so when KL Rahul was born, he named him Rahul thinking it was the name of Gavaskar’s son. 2
He was born on 12th May 1956 in Kannanur village located in Magadi taluka of Ramanagara district in Karnataka, India.
He did his M. Sc. in Geology from Bangalore University in 1979 and completed his M. Phil. in Hydrogeology from the same university in 1980. 3
In 1987, he completed his Ph.D. in Hydrogeology at Gulbarga University, Karnataka.
His son, KL Rahul got married to actress Athiya Shetty in a private wedding ceremony on 22nd January 2023 at Suniel Shetty‘s farmhouse in Khandala near Mumbai. 4

  1. https://www.nitk.ac.in/Former_Directors[]
  2. https://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/lokesh-rahul-dad-gavaskar-opener-india-test-team-australia-samuel-jayaraj/20141112.htm[]
  3. https://www.bollywoodbiography.in/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Dr-K-N-Lokesh-CV.pdf[]
  4. https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/not-true-that-athiya-shetty-kl-rahul-got-audi-diamonds-as-wedding-gifts-say-family-3728225[]
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