KL Rahul Biography, Wife, Family, House, IPL, Salary, Career

KL Rahul Biography

Full NameKannur Lokesh Rahul
Date of Birth18 April 1992
Age (as of 2023)31 Years
Place of BirthMangalore, Karnataka, India
Zodiac signAries
Jersey Number (ICC)1
Jersey Number (IPL)11
HometownBengaluru, Karnataka, India
Family CasteLingayat
EducationB.Com, Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bengaluru

Physical Stats:

Physical Measurements
Height180 cm (5′ 11″)
Weight75 kg
Chest40 inches
Waist30 inches
Biceps14 inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack

Kl Rahul Family

Family Members
FatherKN Lokesh (Dean)
MotherRajeshwari (History Professor)
SisterBhavna (Younger)

KL Rahul Wife

KL Rahul Wedding Photos
Marital StatusMarried
WifeAthiya Shetty
Marriage Date23 January 2023

On January 23, 2023, KL Rahul embarked on a new chapter in his life by marrying his long-time girlfriend, Indian actress Athiya Shetty. The couple dated for three years before deciding to take the next step and tie the knot. Athiya Shetty is the daughter of the famous Indian actor Suniel Shetty.

Debut in International Cricket

International Debut
Test26 December 2014 against Australia at Melbourne
ODI11 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at Harare
T2018 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at Harare

Career Records of KL Rahul

Notable Records
1st Indian to score an ODI hundred on debut (against Zimbabwe in 2016)
Fastest-ever IPL fifty (in 14 balls) in 2018
Scored the fastest century (62 balls) in a World Cup match against the Netherlands in 2023
1st Indian and 10th overall cricketer to be dismissed by hit-wicket in T20 internationals
In 2017, he became the 1st Indian and 6th overall cricketer to score 7 consecutive Test fifties
The 1st Indian and 10th overall cricketer to be dismissed by a hit-wicket in the T20 internationals
KL Rahul Photo

KL Rahul House

  • Owns a luxurious apartment in Bangalore and a 7000 sq ft Villa Milana in Goa.

Early Life and Family Background of KL Rahul

Kannur Lokesh Rahul, often known as KL Rahul was born on April 18, 1992, in Bangalore, KL Rahul’s journey in the world of cricket began in Mangalore, where he was born to K. N. Lokesh and Rajeshwari

His father, a professor from Kannanur, Magadi taluk, was a big fan of legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. Interestingly, he wanted to name his son after Gavaskar’s son but mistakenly named him Rahul instead of Rohan.

Growing up in Mangalore, KL Rahul attended NITK English Medium School and later pursued his pre-university studies at St. Aloysius College. His cricketing journey started at the age of 10, and by the time he turned 18, he had moved to Bangalore to study at Jain University and focus on his cricketing career.
KL Rahul’s favorite cricketer is Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli.

Net Worth and IPL Salary

  • Salary (as of 2023):
    • Retainer Fee – ₹5 crore
    • Test Fee – ₹15 lakh
    • ODI Fee – ₹6 lakh
    • T20 Fee – ₹3 lakh
    • IPL – ₹17 crore

Signed by the Lucknow IPL franchise for INR 17 crore, making him one of the highest-paid players in the IPL.

Estimated net worth is around INR 90 crores (as of 2023).


  • Involved in controversies, including a Twitter post with a beer bottle during the West Indies tour (2016) and a controversial episode on ‘Koffee with Karan’ (2019) with Hardik Pandya.

FAQs about KL Rahul:

  1. Who is KL Rahul’s first wife?
    • KL Rahul’s first and current wife is Indian actress Athiya Shetty. They got married on January 23, 2023.
  2. Is KL Rahul a South Indian?
    • Yes, KL Rahul is a South Indian. He was born on April 18, 1992, in Mangalore, Karnataka, India, which is in the southern part of the country.
  3. What is the height of KL Rahul in CM?
    • KL Rahul’s height is approximately 180 cm or 5 feet 11 inches.
  4. What is the home ground of KL Rahul?
    • KL Rahul does not have a specific home ground as a cricketer. However, he represents Karnataka at the domestic level and has played for various IPL teams, including the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  5. Is KL Rahul the most expensive player?
    • Yes, KL Rahul has been signed by the Lucknow IPL franchise for INR 17 crore (US$ 2.28 million approx.), making him one of the highest-paid players in the IPL across seasons.
  6. When was KL Rahul married?
    • KL Rahul got married to Athiya Shetty on January 23, 2023.
  7. Where is KL Rahul’s house now?
    • KL Rahul’s house is located in one of the oldest residential areas of North Bangalore in Benson town. The apartment, Binny Crescent, reflects the classic charm of old Bangalore.

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