Kapil Dev Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Secrets, Affairs, Images, Marriage, Phone number.

Kapil Dev is a former Indian Cricketer. He has also served as India’s National Coach from 1999 to 2000. He captained India during the 1983 World Cup and lifted the trophy for the first time.

Kapil Dev Bio/Wiki

Name Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj
NicknameHaryana Hurricane, KD
ProfessionCricketer, Businessman
Famous ForCricketer, 
Date of Birth 6 January 1959
Zodiac/Sun SignCapricorn
Birth PlaceChandigarh, India
Home town Chandigarh, India
Mother TongueNot Known
Parents/ Father Ram Lal Nikhanj
MotherRaj Kumari Lajwanti
Brother Ramesh (younger; lives in sector-9, Chandigarh), Bhushan (the elder; lives in sector-27, Chandigarh)
SisterPinky Gill & 3 More (their names are not known)

Personal Life

School  DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh
College/UniversityDid Not Attend
Education QualificationNot Known
Contact numberNot Known
Address A sprawling house at Sundar Nagar, Delhi
Religion Hinduism
CasteJat [1]
Car(S)Four-door Porsche Panamera sedan,
C-Class Mercedes (HR 26 DA 1983), 
Mercedes GLS 350 d (HR 26 DB 1983), 
Toyota Fortuner (DL 8 CAF 1983)
Hobbies Playing Golf, Table Tennis, and Squash, Watching Films


International Debut Test- 16-21 October 1978 against Pakistan at Faisalabad                        
ODI- 1 October 1978 against Pakistan at Quetta
International RetirementODI- 17 October 1994 against West Indies at Faridabad
Tests- 19-23 March 1994 against New Zealand at Hamilton
Jersey NumberNot Known (during his time, the culture of Jersey Number was not there)
Domestic/State Team(s)Haryana
Coach/Mentor Desh Prem Azad
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast-medium
Favourite ShotHook & Drive
Favourite BallOut-swing & In-swing Yorker
Records (main ones)Test Cricket
In 1994, Kapil Dev broke Richard Hadlee’s record of the highest Test wicket-taker in the world, which was later broken by Courtney Walsh in 1999
The only player to have more than 5000 test runs (5248) and 400 wickets (434).
Most innings in a career (184) without being run out
Youngest test cricketer to take 100 (21 years, 25days), 200 (24 years) and 300 wickets (27 years, 2 days)
Only test captain to take a 9 wicket haul in a Test innings
ODI Cricket
Highest wicket-taker till his retirement in 1994 (253 wickets)
Highest ever Peak rating (631; on 22 March 1985
Highest ODI score when batting at number 6 positions or lower; as well in World Cup history(175*)
Most number of balls in an ODI inning when batting at number six position in ODI history (138, tied with Neil McCallum)
Awards, Honours, Achievements1979-80: Arjuna Award,
1982: Padma Shri,
1983: Wisden Cricketer of the Year,
1991: Padma Bhushan,
2002: Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century,
2008: Honoured as Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army,      
2010: ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
2013: CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award
Kapil Dev family

Marital Status/Affairs

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsRomi Bhatia
Wife/SpouseRomi Bhatia (Entrepreneur)
ChildrenDaughter- Amiya Dev (born; 16 January 1996)


(as the Coach of the Indian National Cricket Team during 1999-2000)
₹5 lakh per match + bonus [2]
NetworthNot Known

Physical Status

HeightIn Centimeters- 183 cm
In Meters- 1.83 m
In Feet inches- 6’
WeightIn Kilograms- 80 kg
In Pounds- 176 lbs
FigureNot Known
Shoe size9
Hair colorSalt & Pepper
Eyes color Dark Brown
Skin colorWheatish

Kapil Dev Favorites

Favorite food Cheese, Thai and Italian Cuisines
Favorite SongNot Known
Favorite ActorNot Known
Favorite ActressNot Known
Favorite SportCricket and Golf
Favorite CricketerBatsmen- Ian Botham, Don Bradman
Bowler(s)- Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee
Favorite PlaceLondon
Favorite MovieNot Known
Favourite ColoursWhite and Black

Social Media Accounts

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Kapil Dev Some Lesser-Known Facts

  • Does Shishir Drink alcohol: Not Known
  • Does Shishir Smoke?: Yes
  • He is a Cricketer, Businessman by Profession
  • He was born into a modest business family. His father, Ram Lal Nikhanj, was a builder & timber contractor in Chandigarh.
  • After India’s partition, his parents had migrated from Montgomery, which is now Sahiwal in Pakistan, to Fazilka in Punjab (India).
  • Kapil Dev did his schooling from the DAV School in Chandigarh, & it was there that he had developed an interest in Cricket.

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