KL Rahul Biography: Age, Height, Relationships, Family, Income and Biography 2023


Meet Kannur Lokesh Rahul, a versatile cricketer renowned for his exceptional batting and wicket-keeping skills. KL Rahul has already left an indelible mark on the world of cricket. Hailing from Bengaluru, India, he has captivated the hearts of fans both on and off the field. Not only is he a prolific run-scorer, but he also boasts a charismatic personality and a strong sense of style.

KL Rahul Asia Cup
KL Rahul Asia Cup


Full Name:

Kannur Lokesh Rahul


Cricketer (Batsman and Wicket-keeper)


31 Years




Athiya Shetty

KL Rahul Wife
KL Rahul Wife

Physical Attributes:

Height:180 cm (approx. 5′ 11″)
Weight: 75 kg (approx. 165 lbs)
Eye Colour: Brown
Hair Colour: Black

Cricket Career:

International Debut:

  • Test: 26 December 2014 against Australia at Melbourne
  • ODI: 11 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at Harare
  • T20: 18 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at Harare
  • Coach/Mentors: Samuel Jayaraj, GK Anil Kumar, Somsekhar Shiraguppi, Devdas Nayak
  • Jersey Numbers: #1, 11 (India), #1, 11 (Domestic)
  • Domestic/State Teams: Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad
  • Favourite Shot: On the drive

Notable Records:

  • 2nd ever cricket player from Mangalore to play for the Indian Test team
  • 1st Karnataka batsman to score a triple century in first-class cricket
  • 1st Indian to score an ODI hundred on debut
  • Scored 7 consecutive Test fifties in 2017
  • 1st Indian to be dismissed by hit-wicket in T20 internationals
  • Smashed the fastest-ever IPL fifty in 2018
  • His career took off after scoring 185 and 130 for South Zone in the 2014-15 Duleep Trophy final against Central Zone.

Personal Life:

Date of Birth: 18 April 1992
Birthplace:Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Zodiac Sign:Aries
Religion: Hinduism
Caste/Community: Lingayat
Food Habit:Non-vegetarian
Hobbies:Tattooing, Tennis, Football, Music, PlayStation


School:NITK English Medium School, Surathkal
College:Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bengaluru
Educational Qualification:Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)


Father:KN Lokesh (Dean)
Mother: Rajeshwari (History Professor)
KL Rahul Family
KL Rahul Family


Right back:

His dog Simba’s face and name

Right shoulder:

KL Rahul has a tattoo of a compass on his right shoulder. The compass is pointing north, which is said to represent his desire to always be moving forward and reaching his goals.

Left arm:

Tribal tattoo

IPL Career:

KL Rahul made his IPL debut in 2013 for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He was then bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in 2014 but returned to RCB in 2016. In 2018, he was signed by the Punjab Kings (PBKS), where he played until 2022. In the 2022 IPL auction, he was picked up by the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) for INR 17 crore and LSG retained KL Rahul for INR 17 Crore in IPL 2023.

Rahul has been one of the most consistent batsmen in the IPL in recent years. He has scored over 4163 runs in 118 matches, with an average of 46.78 and a strike rate of 132.23. He has also scored 4 centuries and 33 half-centuries in the IPL.

KL Rahul IPL
KL Rahul IPL

Rahul’s best IPL season came in 2020 when he scored 670 runs in 14 matches at an average of 55.83 and a strike rate of 129.34. He was awarded the Orange Cap for being the leading run-scorer in the tournament.

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Rahul is a versatile batsman who can bat anywhere in the top order. He is also a good wicket-keeper and has kept wickets for RCB, PBKS And LSG. He is a key member of the Indian team and is expected to play a major role in the upcoming T20 World Cup.


  • Beer Bottle: Posted a photo with a beer bottle on Twitter during the West Indies tour in 2016
  • Koffee with Karan controversy: In 2019, Rahul appeared on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee with Karan along with Hardik Pandya. During the show, Pandya made several misogynistic and sexist remarks, while Rahul remained silent. This led to widespread criticism of both cricketers, and the BCCI suspended them from the team for a few months.
KL Rahul
KL Rahul
  • Condom controversy: In 2020, Rahul was accused of sharing a private video of himself and his girlfriend, Athiya Shetty, on social media. Rahul denied the allegations, but the video did circulate on social media for a short period. This led to some negative publicity for Rahul, but he was not disciplined by the BCCI.


Cricketers:Rahul Dravid, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli
Bowlers: Dale Steyn, Mitchell Starc
Cricket Grounds: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Sydney Cricket Ground
Athletes: Usain Bolt, Roger Federer
Football Team:Manchester United
Footballers: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham
Actor:Ranbir Kapoor
Actresses:Aishwarya Rai, Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Scarlett Johansson
Foods:Sushi, Bhindi curry
Music Bands: Linkin Park, Coldplay, The Script
Songs:Firestone” by Kygo, “Ghost Town” by Adam Lambert, “Cold Water” by Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MØ
Book:Life Without Limits” by Nick Vujicic
KL Rahul India
KL Rahul India


Marital Status:Married
Marriage Date:23 January 2023
Affairs/Girlfriends: Elixir Nahar, Sonam Bajwa, Athiya Shetty (rumoured)
Wife: Athiya Shetty

Other Facts:

  • Rahul is a sports enthusiast from a teaching background family.
  • He grew up playing various sports.
  • He moved to Bengaluru at 17 to pursue his cricket career.
  • Considers Rahul Dravid as his cricketing idol.
  • Is known for his stylish persona.
  • Captained India in Test cricket and ODI cricket.
  • He once gave his ‘Player of the Match’ award to a fan.
  • Second Indian to captain India before making 50 ODI appearances.

Social Media Accounts:

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Q. What is KL Rahul’s net worth?

A. According to Players Wiki, KL Rahul’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 4 million (Rs 28 crores). He is one of the highest-paid cricketers in the world, with a base salary of INR 17 crores per season in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also has endorsement deals with several brands, including Puma, Audi, and Bajaj.

Q. Is KL Rahul married?

A. Yes, KL Rahul is married to actor Athiya Shetty. The couple got married on January 23, 2023, in Khandala, near Mumbai.

Q. Who are KL Rahul’s cricketing idols?

A. KL Rahul’s cricketing idols are Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. He has said that he looks up to these players for their technique, temperament, and dedication to the game.

Q. Where did KL Rahul learn cricket?

A. Career Over Passion – Journey of KL Rahul | Best Cricket Academies In Mumbai. Born in a middle-class Mangalorean family at the age of 11, started his cricket training at St. Aloysius College Centenary Grounds in Bangalore.

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