Dinesh Kartik


Dinesh Kartik Bio

Who is Dinesh Kartik

Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, Dinesh Kartik made his debut for Indian cricket team in 2004 and has been a regular member of since then, including a specialist batsman and non-wicket-keeper. On 27 January 2018, the Kolkata Knight Riders fetched him for 7.40 crore INR. Currently, he serves as the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He replaced the Gautam Gambhir who successfully captained the team in the previous IPL's.

Early Life (Childhood)

He made his International ODI debut on 5 September 2004 against England at London. That same year, on 3 November 2004, he played his first test against Australia at Mumbai. On 1st December 2006, his T2O debut was against South Africa at Johannesburg.

Interesting Facts

Outside cricket, he also took part in the dance reality show, Ek Khiladi Ek Hasina along with Nigaar Khan. On December 10, 2017, Dinesh Karthik had faced 18 deliveries without scoring a single run against Sri Lanka. It is the most number of bowls played by an Indian batsman for scoring no run in ODIs. Through his career, he earns 30,000 USD per month whereas his income per year is $0.6 million. His total earnings boosted his net wealth. His net worth estimated to be around $6.8 million.

Personal Life

He married his childhood sweetheart, Nikita Vanjara in 2007. The relationship between them did not sustain long, and they separated in 2012. He then married Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal Karthik in Chennai on 18 August 2015. Prior, the couple engaged in November 2013.


Due to his consistent performance in the ODI, Test, and T20 matches, he won several Man of the Match and Man of the Series award.


To date, he has not been the part of any rumor or controversy.