KL Rahul

KL Rahul, also known as Kannur Lokesh Rahul, is a well-known Indian cricketer who represents Karnataka in domestic competition and serves as the team captain of the Punjab Kings in the IPL.

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Who is KL Rahul?

Cricket player Kannur Lokesh Rahul (KL Rahul), who represents India internationally, was born on April 18, 1992, in Karnataka. He finished his education at Mangalore’s National Institute of Technology.

He also completed his pre-university studies at St. Aloysius College. KN Lokesh and Rajeshwari are Rahul’s parents.

Early on, his parents could see how much he loved playing cricket, and they encouraged him to make a profession out of it.

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KL Rahul Wiki/Biography

Date of birth 18 April 1992
Age (as of 2022) 30 Years
Place of birth Mangalore, Karnataka
Marital Status Unmarried
Marital Date Not Known
Girlfriend name Athiya Shetty (Actress) 


Nationality Indian
Zodiac Sign Not Known
Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Playing Tennis and football
Caste Lingayat

Physical Status

Height (approx.)
  • centimeters- 180 cm
  • meters- 1.80 m
  • Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)
  • kilograms- 75 kg
  • pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)
  • Chest: 40 Inches
  • Waist: 30 Inches
  • Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black


Rahul began playing cricket when he was ten years old. He spent two years learning the sport before starting to play for several cricket teams in Bangalore and Mangalore.

When he was 18, he moved to Bangalore to continue his education at Jain University while pursuing his ambition of becoming a cricket player.

Rahul began his domestic cricket career in the 2010–11 season as a player for Karnataka. He competed for his nation at the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. KL scores 143.

He made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut when he joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad in 2013. He received praise for his work during the domestic season of 2013–14 when his total of 1033 first-class runs made him the second-highest scorer of the year.

Rahul made his Test debut in 2014 during the Boxing Day Match Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Additionally, he played his first One Day International (ODI) in 2016 at Harare Sports Club against Zimbabwe.

He was the first Indian cricketer to accomplish this extraordinary achievement, scoring a century in his ODI debut encounter. In his first ODI, he was named the Series’ Man of the Match.

He later made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut while on the same trip.
Rahul led IPL clubs such as the Kings XI Punjab and the Lucknow Super Giants.


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


Father Name Dr. K. N. Lokesh
Mother Name Rajeshwari Lokesh
Brother Name Not Known
Sister Name Bhavna (Younger)

KL Rahul Net Worth

As of 2019, his estimated net worth is $4 million (28 crores). Because of his central contract with the Board of Control for Cricket in India, he receives a yearly remuneration of Rs. 3.5 crores.

With Kings XI Punjab, he has an IPL deal of 11 crores annually. He also represents CURE-FIT as a brand ambassador.

Additionally, KL Rahul makes a large sum of money through brand sponsorships.

To promote Puma’s product lines in the performance and sports style categories in the Indian market, he agreed to a three-year contract in 2018. He has also sponsored brands, including Cure: fit, Gully, and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

KL Rahul Girlfriend

Affairs/Girlfriends • Elixir Nahar (Model)

• Sonam Bajwa (Actress)

• Athiya Shetty (Actress) (rumoured)

Awards & Achievements

The first batter from Karnataka to record a triple century in the Ranji Trophy is KL Rahul.

KL Rahul completed the record in 20 innings, making him the quickest batter to make a century in each of the three forms.

In the sixth Wisden India Almanack, published in 2018, KL Rahul received the Cricketer of the Year honor.

KL Rahul currently holds the IPL half-century record. He needed only 14 balls to do the feat.

After Suresh Raina, he was the second Indian player to record a century in each of the game’s three forms.

KL Rahul’s efforts in the 2020 India-New Zealand series won him the Man of the Series award.

Favorite Things 

Cricketer(s) Batsman– Rahul Dravid, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli
Bowler– Dale Steyn, Mitchell Starc
Cricket Ground(s) M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney
Athlete(s) Usain Bolt (Sprinter), Roger Federer (Tennis)
Football Team Manchester United F.C.
Footballer(s) Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham
Food(s) Sushi, Bhindi curry
Actor Ranbir Kapoor
Actresses Aishwarya Rai , Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor, Scarlett Johansson
Music Band(s) Linkin Park, Coldplay, The Script
Song(s) “Firestone” by Kygo
“Ghost Town” by Adam Lambert
“Cold Water” by Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MØ
Book Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic
App Instagram
Superhero Batman
Car(s) Batmobile, Maserati
Colour(s) Black, White
Destination(s) Greece, Spain

KL Rahul Phone Number

Unfortunately, he did not share his phone number with the public. However, he is very active on social media platforms. So you can contact him through social media and become his friend.

Social Media Profiles

Social Media Accounts Facebook , Instagram & Twitter

Some Facts About KL Rahul

  • Rahul was born into a middle-class family with a history in education in Mangalore.
  • KL Rahul with his sister in a childhood photo.
  • He has always been an avid sports player and played various sports throughout his youth.
  • His parents always supported him in participating in sports, but with the caveat that if his grades dropped, he would have to quit. Throughout his academic career, he never allowed this to happen.
  • Rahul was given the name by his father, who was a major Sunil Gavaskar fan, after he confused his son’s name, Rohan, for Rahul.
  • When he was little, he was quiet yet playful.
  • The fact that his father formerly served as the school’s secretary led him to take it for granted and do things like dye his hair, wear sneakers, and other things.
  • At the age of 11, he began his arduous cricket training regimen at the Nehru Maidan and St. Aloysius College Centenary Grounds in Mangaluru Central. He used to play for both the Under-14 and Under-16 Karnataka teams when he was less than 14. KL Childhood photograph of Rahul and his trainer Samuel Jayaraj
  • He desired long hair in his early days of playing professional cricket, but his coach informed him that you might have long hair after completing specific goals in your career. Long-haired KL Rahul
  • Rahul Dravid is his cricketing hero, according to him.
  • He is one of the most fashionable cricketers in India, and he cites David Beckham as his style hero. He got his first tattoo at age 15, and when his mother found out, she became so furious that she avoided him for a while.
  • He traveled to Bengaluru at the age of 17 to pursue a career in cricket, receiving his training at the Karnataka State Cricket Academy (KSCA). He made his first-class debut the following year for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy during the 2010–11 season. KL Rahul was 18 years old.
  • He often tormented Karun Nair, a younger colleague, when they were competing for Karnataka in first-class cricket. Karun Nair and KL Rahul
  • In his disappointing Test debut in Melbourne against mighty Australia, he only managed to score three and one point. After failing on his debut, he was lacking in confidence. However, he was able to find motivation, and in the next Test match in Sydney, he scored his first century (110 runs).
  • He began his cricket career as a traditional Test batter but found it difficult to establish himself in the first IPL seasons in 2014 and 2015. To play aggressive cricket at that time, his childhood coach Samuel Jayaraj focused on his technique and temperament. In the IPL 2016, he came out swinging, scoring 397 runs with a healthy strike rate of 146.
  • He tells himself, “I’m the greatest” every time before heading to the cricket pitch to inspire himself.
  • He would have become a soldier if he weren’t a cricket player.
  • He attends a temple every Thursday because he is highly spiritual.
  • He received the “Player of the Match” award at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 16, 2018, but decided to give it to one of his fans instead since he was so sad after a tight defeat to the “Mumbai Indians.”
  • He led India as captain for the first time against South Africa in the second Test in January 2022.
  • He became only the second Indian to lead his country before making 50 appearances in ODIs on January 19, 2022, after Mohinder Amarnath, who did it in 1984 on his 35th outing.