Rohit Sharma: Height, Age, Wife, Family, Income and Biography


Rohit Sharma, the “Hitman” of Indian cricket, is a destructive force on the batting crease and a national treasure. Born in Nagpur, India, on April 30, 1987, Rohit has established himself as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.

Rohit is known for his calm and composed demeanour at the crease, even when facing the most challenging bowling attacks. He is also a master of timing and placement, and he has the ability to hit the ball to all parts of the ground.

Biographical Information:

Full Name:

Rohit Gurunath Sharma

Stylish Rohit Sharma
Stylish Rohit Sharma


Hitman, Ro, Shaana (Note: “Shaana” was affectionately given to him by Yuvraj Singh)



Physical Attributes:

Height: Approximately 173 cm (5’ 8”)
Weight: Around 72 kg (159 lbs)
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black

Cricket Career:

International Debut:

ODI: 23 June 2007 against Ireland at Belfast

Test: 6 November 2013 against West Indies at Kolkata

T20: 19 September 2007 against England at Durban

Jersey Number: #45 (India), #45 (IPL)

Domestic/State Team: Mumbai, Mumbai Indians

On-field Nature: Calm

Favoured Opponents: Pakistan, Australia

Signature Shot: Pull shot

Preferred Batting Drill: Straight down the ground

Key Achievements:

  • Highest individual score in an ODI match (264 runs).
  • The first player to score 2 & 3 double centuries in ODIs.
Rohit Sharma Asia Cup
Rohit Sharma Asia Cup
  • Shared the record for the most number of 6s in an ODI Innings (16 sixes).
  • Second Indian player after Suresh Raina to score a century in each of the 3 formats (Test, ODI, T20).
  • Highest ODI score by a visiting batsman against Australia in Australia (171 runs).
  • Third Indian player to score over 1,000 runs against Australia in ODIs.
  • Broke records during the 2019 World Cup, including the most World Cup centuries and equaling the record for most centuries in World Cups with Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Became the fourth international batsman to score over 600 runs in a single edition of the World Cup.
  • Became the first batsman to score two centuries on debut as an opener during a test match against South Africa in October 2019.
  • Holds the record for the maximum fifty-plus scores (30 times) in T20I.

Rohit Sharma Career Turning Points:

Deodhar Trophy 2005: His unbeaten score of 142 runs in 123 balls for West Zone against North Zone at Udaipur in the 2005 Deodhar Trophy.

His promotion to the opening slot in ODIs: Rohit made his ODI debut in 2007, but he was initially used as a middle-order batsman. In 2011, he was promoted to open the innings, and he has since established himself as one of the best ODI openers in the world.

His first double century in ODIs: Rohit scored his first double century in ODIs in 2013, against Australia. This innings was a watershed moment in his career, and it showed the world that he was capable of scoring big runs on a consistent basis.

His captaincy of Mumbai Indians in the IPL: Rohit has been the captain of Mumbai Indians since 2013. Under his leadership, the team has won the IPL five times. This success has helped to boost Rohit’s confidence and leadership skills.

Personal Life:

Date of Birth:30 April 1987 (Age: 36 Years)
Birthplace:Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Hometown:Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Schooling:Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior College, Mumbai; Our Lady of Vailankanni High School, Mumbai
College:Did not attend; Completed 12th standard


Father: Gurunath Sharma (Worked as a caretaker of a transportation company storehouse).

Rohit Sharma Father and Mother
Rohit Sharma’s Father and Mother

Mother: Purnima Sharma

Brother: Vishal Sharma (Younger)

Coach/Mentor: Dinesh Lad

Religion: Hinduism

Address: A 4-BHK apartment in Ahuja Towers, Worli, Mumbai

Hobbies: Travelling, watching movies, playing table tennis & video games


2015 World Cup Match against Bangladesh: In the quarter-final match between India and Bangladesh, there was a controversial umpiring decision regarding a ‘no-ball’ by Rubel Hossain when he took the wicket of Rohit Sharma.

The bio-bubble breach in Australia in 2020: Rohit was one of five Indian players who were accused of breaking biosecurity protocols during the tour of Australia. The players were reportedly seen dining indoors at a restaurant, which was against the rules. Rohit was fined 50% of his match fee for his involvement in the incident.

The rumoured rift with Virat Kohli: There have been rumours of a rift between Rohit and Kohli for several years. The rumours intensified in 2022 when Rohit was appointed captain of the Indian team in all formats. Kohli had previously been the captain of the team in all formats, but he stepped down after the 2021 T20 World Cup. The rumours of a rift were denied by both Rohit and Kohli, but they have continued to persist.

His unfollowing of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on Instagram: In 2020, Rohit unfollowed Virat Kohli and his wife, Anushka Sharma, on Instagram. This move sparked speculation that there was a rift between the two players. Rohit later explained that he had unfollowed Kohli and Sharma because he was trying to reduce his social media usage.


Batsman:Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag
Bowler:Harbhajan Singh
Food: Aloo Parantha, Chinese Cuisine, Eggs
Actors: Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan
Actresses:Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Megan Fox, Blake Lively


Bollywood:Veer-Zara, Hera Pheri, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander, Border
Hollywood: The Avengers, Iron Man, The Dark Night Rises
Directors: David Dhawan, Priyadarshan, Imtiaz Ali, James Cameron
Songs: “Tere Liye Hum Hai Jiye” from the film Veer-Zaara (2004), “Started From The Bottom” by Drake
Car:Aston Martin
Hotel:Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius
Travel Destination: New York

Family and Personal Life:

Marital Status: Married

Affairs/Girlfriends: Sofia Hayat (Actress), Ritika Sajdeh (Sports manager)

Rohit Sharma Wife Daughter
Rohit Sharma Wife Daughter

Wife/Spouse: Ritika Sajdeh (Sports manager, married since 13 December 2015)

Children: Daughter- Samaira (born in 2018), Son- None

Style and Finances:

Cars Collection: BMW M5 Series, Lamborghini Urus

Money Factors:

Salary (as of 2023):

IPL: 16 crore (INR)

BCCI Contract Fee: 7 crores (INR) + 25% to 50% match bonus as a captain

TEST FEE: 15 lakh (INR)

ODI FEE: 6 lakh (INR)

T20 FEE: 3 lakh (INR)

Net Worth (approx.):

248 crores (INR)

Special Achievements:

  • Holds the world record for the highest individual score in an ODI innings (264). This record was set in 2014, against Sri Lanka.
  • Is the only batsman to have scored three double centuries in ODIs. He achieved this feat in 2013, 2014, and 2019.
  • Is the only batsman to have scored five centuries in a single Cricket World Cup. He achieved this feat in 2019.
  • Is the captain of the Indian team in all formats. He was appointed captain in 2022.
  • Has won the IPL five times, as captain of Mumbai Indians. He has also won the IPL as a player.
  • Has been awarded the Arjuna Award, the Khel Ratna Award, and the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year award.
Rohit Sharma IPL Trophy
Rohit Sharma IPL Trophy

Lesser Known Facts About Rohit Sharma:

  • Do not smoke.
  • Alcohol consumption status is not known.
  • My mother tongue is Telugu.
  • Grew up in Dombivali, Mumbai, after moving there at a young age.
  • Started playing ‘Galli Cricket’ during his stay with his grandparents in Borivali.
  • Discovered as a talent by his school coach, Dinesh Lad, when he took crucial wickets in a tournament.
  • Initially batted as a tailender but was promoted to open in an inter-school tournament, where he scored a career-changing 120+ runs.
  • Struggles to bat against Brett Lee.
  • Took an IPL hat-trick for Deccan Chargers against Mumbai Indians in 2009.
  • A firm believer in Lord Ganesha, visits Siddhivinayak Temple before tours.
  • Bunked school once to meet Virender Sehwag.
  • A huge fan of the Real Madrid Football Club.
  • Loves sleeping.
  • Had he not pursued cricket, he would have ventured into the real estate business.
  • Nicknamed “Shaana” by former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan.
  • Named ICC’s “2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year” in January 2020.

Social Media Accounts:

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Q. What is Rohit Sharma’s full name?

A. His full name is Rohit Gurunath Sharma.

Q. When and where was Rohit Sharma born?

A. He was born on April 30, 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Q. What is Rohit Sharma’s batting style?

A. He is a right-handed batsman.

Q. What is Rohit Sharma’s highest score in ODI cricket?

A. He scored 264 runs against Sri Lanka in 2014.

Q. When did Rohit Sharma start playing cricket?

A. Rohit Sharma started playing cricket at the age of 11. He joined a local cricket club in Borivali, Mumbai, during his summer vacation.

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