Kapil Dev’s Bio
| Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj
| KD, Haryana Hurricane
| Indian Cricketer (Batsman)
Kapil Dev’s Early Life
Kapil Dev’s real name is Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj. He born and grew up in Chandigarh, India on January 6, 1959. His ancestors were Pakistani and they were from Dipalpur, Pakistan. Kapil Dev’s father name is Ram Lal Nikhanj and his mother name is Raj Kumari . Kapil has four sisters and they were born in Pakistan. After partition of India his family moved to India and lived in Fazilka, Punjab. Kapil and his two brothers were Indian born.
kapil Dev’s father was a famousTimber Merchant. Later, kapil along with his family they moved to Chandigarh, India. Kapil Dev completed his education from D.A.V school and joined a cricketer to receive his classes of cricket from Desh Prem Azad.
Kapil Dev’s Personal Information
| Kapil Dev
|Date Of Birth
| 6 January 1959
|62 Years (as in 2021)
| Chandigarh, India
| Zodiac sign
|DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh
| Not Applicable
|Ram Lal Nikhanj
| Raj Kumari Lajwanti
|Brother: Ramesh (younger), Bhushan (elder)
Sister: Pinky Gill & 3 More (their names are Updated Soon)
|Romi Bhatia (Entrepreneur)
Daughter: Amiya Dev (born; 16 January 1996)
| Updated Soon
| Desh Prem Azad
| Playing Golf, Table Tennis, and Squash, Watching Films
| Updated Soon
Kapil Dev’s Physical Stats
| Hair Color
| Salt and Pepper
| 183 cm (in centimeters)
1.83 m (in meters)
6’ ( in feet & inches)
| 80 kg (in kilograms)
176 lbs (in pounds)
| Chest: 40 Inches
Waist: 35 Inches
Biceps: 14 inches
Kapil Dev Career Debut
Kapil Dev made his career in cricket in November 1975 and debut with team of Haryana who played against the team of Punjab and with the kapil’s best performance, the team Haryana won the match and Kapil dev finished that season with 121 wickets in 30 cricket matches.
Test Cricket Match
- Kapil Dev became the Top Test wicket-taker in the world in the year 1994.
- Kapil Played a total of 184 innings in his overall career without being run out.
- He was the youngest cricketer who took 100 wickets when he was 21 years old within 25 days, 200 wickets when he was 24 years old, and 300 wickets when he was 27 years old within 2 days.
- He is the only captain who took 9 wicket in a Test inning.
ODI Cricket Match
- Kapil Dev is Highest wicket-taker that is 253 wickets in the ODI cricket matches from 1978-1994.
- He is the highest ODI scorer when he batting at the position number 6 or lower then that as well in World Cup’s history that is 175*.
- Kapil played a large number of balls in ODI inning when he was batting at the 6th position.
Kapil Dev’s Career
- Kapil Dev played total 131 tests for the country and he has scored 5248 runs with an average of 31.05. Kapil made his highest score of 163 runs.
- Kapil took 434 wickets in his career of cricket with an average of 29.65 and with the best bowling figures of 146/11 in a cricket test match. Kapil Dev is still holds a position of highest fast bowling wicket taker of Indian team in the test match of cricket.
- He has played total 225 cricket matches in the One Day International(ODI) format of cricket for India and he has scored total 3783 runs with an average of 23.79 and he has a highest score of 175.
- Kapil Dev took total 273 wickets with an average of 27.45 and with the bowling figure of 5/43.
Kapil Dev has played his first match for India In the year 1978 of 16th October with the longer format of the cricket game against the team of Pakistan, but Kapil dev failed to impress everyone in his first match with his batting.
Kapil Dev came to limelight after the cricket match at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi stadium against West Indies and he struck 126 runs and also took 17 wickets.
The amazing turning point came to Kapil Dev’s life when he played in the 1983 world cup. That match can be added as a golden chapter of his life. Kapil Dev was the captain of the Indian team for the world cup match. Kapil made a world cup record of 32 matches with 608 runs and 34 wickets.
Kapil Dev started his career in cricket in the year 1975 by making his debut in Ranji cricket playing against the team of Punjab. Kapil’s bowling skills were fierce in the match against Punjab and he took six wickets of Punjab.
Kapil Dev decided to take retirement from this beautiful game of cricket in the year 1994. Kapil was the only player on the Indian cricket team who took the highest wickets in the cricket matches with 434 wickets.
Kapil Dev’s Net Worth
|$30 Million (220 Crore INR)
|Source Of Income
|Cricket, Ad Films, BCCI, IPL, Brands
| 12 Crore + INR
|1 Crore + INR
Kapil Dev’s Favorite Things
| Favorite Actor
| Updated Soon
| Favorite Actress
| Updated Soon
| Favorite Cricketer
|Batsman : Ian Botham, Don Bradman
Bowler: Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee
| Favorite Cricket Ground
| Favorite Cricket Commentators
| Updated Soon
| Favorite Musician
| Updated Soon
| Favorite Dancer
| Updated Soon
| Favorite Music
| Indian classical, Reggae
| Favorite Movie
| Updated Soon
| Favorite Food
| Cheese, Thai and Italian Cuisines
| Favorite Sports
| Cricket, Golf, Squash, Table-tennis
| Favorite Color
| Black, White
| Favorite Destination
| Updated Soon
| A sprawling house at Sundar Nagar, Delhi
Kapil Dev’s Achievements
This Section Will Be Updated Soon.
Kapil Dev’s Car Collection/Bike Collection
| 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)
| Bike Collection
Kapil Dev’s Property
- Kapil Dev Has a luxurious house in Chandigarh, India.
- Kapil Has a Restaurant in Sector-35, Chandigarh named Elevens - The Kaptains Retreat restaurant
- Kapil Has a Restaurant at Fraser Road in Patna, Bihar named Elevens - The Kaptains Retreat restaurant
Kapil Dev’s Business
- Kapil Dev has a company which operates mobile trading platform. The name of the company is SAMCO Ventures that holding company for SAMCO Securities.
- Kapil has 5% stake in Zicom Electronics.
- Kapil Dev also has a Dev Musco Lighting Pvt Limited with partnership of Musco Lighting to install many floodlights in Indian sports venues.
- He is also an owner of two restaurants named Elevens - The Kaptains Retreat restaurant
- Kapil has invested Approx 3 million USD, in the ITL(Indian Trading League), launched by SAMCO
- Kapil is a professional Golf Player and he earns a good amount by playing Golf.
Kapil Dev’s Awards/ Honors
|Name Of The Award
|Wisden Cricketer of the Year
|Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century
|Honoured as Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army
|ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
|CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award
Kapil Dev Biopic
Kapil Dev is the heart of Indian cricket and his biopic will be release soon in the cinemas. This biopic is directed by the famous director of Indian cinema Kabir Khan.
The role of the legendary Kapil Dev is played by one of the famous and talented actor of Indian cinemaRanveer Singh. Ranveer’s wife Deepika Padukon also played an important role in the biopic of kapil dev. Harrdy Sandhu also in the movie and he plays the role of Madan Lal.
Kapil Dev’s Controversies
- Kapil dev was resigned due to match-fixing allegation on him that was pointed by former BCCI president I S Bindra and he said “Kapil Dev had offered money to cricket player Manoj Prabhakar to under-perform during the India tour of Sri Lanka in the year 1994”. The charges were dismissed later.
- Kapil Dev along with his wife and two other partners, who are the Bay Corporate Parks Private Limited company’s shareholders and they brought some shares of the company with the amount ₹6 crores but the actual price of that was ₹32 crores. So, in the year 2016, he came under the Income Tax scanner because he purchased shares at a big discounted rate.
Kapil Dev’s Unknown Facts
- Kapil Dev belonged to a business family and his father was a timber contractor in his hometown Chandigarh.
- During India’s partition, Kapil's parents had migrated to Fazilka in Punjab (India) from Pakistan.
- Spending some years in Fazilka, Punjab, his(Kapil) family moved to Chandigarh which is the hometown of Kapil.
- Kapil Dev completed his education at the DAV School in Chandigarh, India. During his school life, Kapil decided to make his career in cricket.
- Kapil used to listen to commentary in his school days and he also won some medals at his junior school level.
- Kapil decided to make his career in cricket and he started learning the basics of cricket from Desh Prem Azad.
- Kapil Dev started to play cricket after the age of 13 years before that he never played cricket.
- Kapil got a huge encouragement from his elder brother Bhushan Nikhanj.
- Kapil was selected to the Chandigarh team just by luck because on one Sunday one player short in the Sector 16 team of Chandigarh and he was roped in that
- Kapil’s Coach Desh Prem Azad Rejected him by looks.
- Azad taught Kapil because his father spoke to him and assured him about the Kapil Dev.
- In his early days kapil played some weekend cricket matches. Once there was a cricket match between Pal Club and King Crown Club and the losers had to treat the winner team with channa-puri from a restaurant named Sector 27 that was very famous in Chandigarh.
- Kapil played for a very long time 1975 to 1992(17 years) for Haryana.
- He made his international debut against Pakistan in the year 1978 and rise as a new cricket star.
- He is the only batsman ever in the history of Cricket who reach his first century with a sixer.
- Kapil dev proposed on a local train to his current wife Romi in Bombay
In the year 1980.
- Kapil took his very first wicket of the player of Pakistan team named Sadiq Mohammad.
- He vied for the top all-rounder’s spot in the 1980s.
- He was 21 years old when he completed 100 wickets and 1,000 runs and became the youngest cricket player ever who did this ever before.
- Kapil never run out in his 184 innings career.
- On the golden day of the 1983 world cup Kapil scored 303 runs, took 12 wickets and 7 catches.
- Kapil scored 175 runs against the team of Zimbabwe and make the way to team India to enter into the finals. That match is still counted as the finest played match by anyone in ODIs.
- In the early 1980’s Kapil was a prior choice in the world of TV commercials.
- Kapil Dev never missed any of your Test cricket matches because of any injury reasons or fitness reasons.
- He is the only member of Asian Laureus Foundation.
- Kapil is also a very good player of football and he was a part of a football match against Shah Rukh Khan team, that time shah rukh khan was the captain of his college’s Football Team.
- Kapil’s initial business was gone through a failure.
- Kapil Dev’s company (Dev Musco), provide floodlights to various stadiums of football, hockey, and golf.
- Kapil was appointed coach of the Indian National Cricket Team
In the year 1999 for 10 months.
- Kapil Dev was awarded as India’s Cricketer of the Century in the year 2002.
- Kapil is a good friend of Pakistan’s cricketer Imran Khan who is the current PM of Pakistan. He is one of the few Indians who had been invited by Imran Khan for his swearing-in ceremony but Kapil Dev had declined the ceremony invitation.
- Kapil is also interested in acting and he made his appearance with Bollywood movies such as Dillagi… Yeh Dillagi, Iqbal, Chain Khuli Ki Main Khuli, and Mujhse Shadi Karogi.
- One of his talents is writing, Kapil Dev is a writer also and he wrote 3 autobiographies such as: “By God’s Decree” (1985), “Cricket My Style” (1987), and "Straight From The Heart" (2004).
- In the New Delhi’s Madame Tussauds Museum there is a wax statue of Kapil Dev.
- Biopic of Kapil Dev soon will be release in cinema containing title 83 and the actor who is in a lead role is Ranveer Singh.
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