Kapil Dev

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Stage Name:
Kapil Dev

Haryana Hurricane, KD

Real Name:
Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj

Businessman, Cricketer


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Kapil Dev is an Former Cricketer, Businessman. Kapil Dev is born on 6 January 1959 at Chandigarh, India and his real age is 62 years
3 months

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Kapil Dev with Sunil Gavaskar

Article Type: Biography
Category: Cricketer, Businessman

NameKapil Dev
Real NameKapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj
Pet / Nick NameHaryana Hurricane, KD
ProfessionCricketer, Businessman
OriginChandigarh, India

Age, Dob, Birthplace, zodiac, star sign

Kapil Dev Age (Current) 62 years, 11 month, 27 days
Date Of Birth (DOB)01/06/1959 (M/D/Y) (M/D/Y)
BirthplaceChandigarh, India
Star Sign (Nakshatra)Not Sure

Death Details

Alive Or DeadAlive
Date Of Death (DOD) (M/D/Y)
After Death TimelineNot Applicable


62 years, 11 month, 27 days, 5 hours, 28 minutes, 22 seconds.
23007 Total days.
- On May 28, 2022


Relationship Status: Not Known
Marital Status: Not Sure

Girlfriend/Boyfriend(s) :

Not Officially announced Yet

Spouse (Wife or Husban:

No Update

Kids: Don’t Know

Father: Yet To Update
Mother: Yet To Update
Sister(s): Not Known
Brother(s): Not Known

Father, Mother, Family Details

FatherRam Lal Nikhanj
MotherRaj Kumari Lajwanti
No. Of. Brothers2
No. Of. Sisters4
Brother(s)Ramesh (younger; lives in sector-9, Chandigarh), Bhushan (elder; lives in sector-27, Chandigarh)
Sister(s)Pinky Gill & 3 More (their names are not known)

Family Photos and Details

Father – Ram Lal Nikhanj

Mother – Raj Kumari Lajwanti

Kapil Dev with his parents

Brother(s) – Ramesh (younger; lives in sector-9, Chandigarh), Bhushan (elder; lives in sector-27, Chandigarh)

Kapil Dev (standing extreme left) with his brothers

Sister(s) – Pinky Gill & 3 More (their names are not known)

Relationship, Affair, Wife-Husband, Girlfriends-Boyfriends

Kapil Dev Relationship StatusEngaged
Interested InNot Known
Marital StatusMarried
Marital TypeNot Sure
SpouseWife – Romi Bhatia (Entrepreneur)

Affairs / Girlfriends – Not Known

Wedding Details

Kapil Dev’s Wedding Date01/01/1980
Together Timeline– Not Applicable
Divorce Date
Separated Timeline– Not Applicable

Son-Daughter, Children Details

No.Of. Male Kids0
No.Of. Female Kids1

Kids Details

Son – None

Daughter – Amiya Dev (born; 16 January 1996)

Caste, Religion, Community, Mother Tongue, Languages Known

Kapil Dev’s CasteFather – Not Known
Mother – Same As Fathers
CommunityNot Known
Mother TongueNot Revealed Yet
Languages KnownEnglish, Hindi

Address, Native, Hometown, Current City

Native / OriginChandigarh, India
Home TownChandigarh, India
Kapil Dev’s Current CityChandigarh, India
AddressA sprawling house at Sundar Nagar, Delhi

Education, Qualification

SchoolDAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh
CollegeDid Not Attend
Kapil Dev’s QualificationNot Known
Other Education NotesNot Known

Personal Details:

DOB (m/d/y):
June 1, 1959
Chandigarh, India
Chandigarh, India
Mother Tongue:
Not Revealed Yet
Languages Known:
English, Hindi
Birth Star:
Star Unknown
Not Known
No Hobbies Revealed Yet


A sprawling house at Sundar Nagar, Delhi

Educational Details:

Under Graduate
School: DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 8-C, Chandigarh
College: Did Not Attend

Physical Traits & Appearance:

Kapil Dev Height In Feet:
Body Measurements:

Not Known

Body Type:
Skin Tone:
Very Fair
Hair Color:
Dark Brown
Eye Color:

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Personality, Physical Appearance

Body, Height, Weight

Body TypeSlim
Body MeasurementsNot Known
Zero SizeN/A

Face Properties

Face ShapeOval
Eye ColourBrown Eyes
Nose TypeSharp
Hair ColourMix Shades
Hair LengthMedium Length
Dimple StatusNo
BeardClean Shaved


CharacterGood Human
PositiveKind, Loyalty
NegativeNot Known


Not Known (Approx.)
Not Filled Yet (Approx.)
Does Smoke?
Not Sure
Drinks Alcohol?
Not Known

Yet To Update


Life Style

Does Kapil Dev, Consume Alcohol?Yes
Does Kapil Dev, Smoke Cigarettes?No
Will Drive?Yes
Is Kapil Dev, Swims?Yes
Is Kapil Dev, Yoga Practitioner?Yes
Does Gym?No
Is Kapil Dev, a Jogger?Not Sure Yet
Eating Habit?Non-Vegetarian

Hobbies, Interests

Kapil Dev’s HobbiesMovies
FoodContinental, Italian, Thai
MusicIndian classical, Reggae
SportsGolf, Squash, Table-tennis
Childhood photo of Kapil Dev
  • He likes to drink alcohol.
Kapil Dev while opening a Champagne bottle
  • Former sports in charge of DAV School (from where Dev received his primary education), V. P. Paul once said – “He would listen to the commentary endlessly during school hours also. Kapil was a triple jumper and even won medals at the junior level in school.”
  • Until the age of 13, he did not play cricket.
  • He accidentally got into cricket. When the sector 16 team was one player short, Dev was selected. His elder brother, Bhushan Nikhanj encouraged him a lot after being selected.
  • Recalling the first meeting with Kapil Dev, his coach, Desh Prem Azad, had said, I had rejected Kapil at the first instance on his looks.”
  • During the 1960s and 1970s, there would be matches between Pal Club and King Crown Club of Chandigarh. Kapil Dev used to play these matches. At that time, there was a trend that losers treated winners to Channa-Puri at a popular restaurant at sector 27 in Chandigarh.
  • On the advice of Sunil Gavaskar, Dev modified his bowling action and started bowling from closer to the stumps to make his pace and outswing more dangerous for the batsman.
  • It was Sunil Bhatia, his friend, who introduced him to Romi Bhatia, his future wife.
A marriage photo of Kapil Dev and Romi Bhatia
  • In a match against West Indies in 1979, Romi Bhatia was invited by Kapil Dev to watch the match. In that match, Dev completed his first century by hitting a six.
  • In 1980, Dev proposed to Romi Bhatia in a local train in Mumbai.
  • During the 1980s, Kapil Dev, Ian Botham, Imran Khan, and Sir Richard Hadlee competed for being the best all-rounder in the world.
Four great all-rounders of 1980s
  • Dev’s first Ranji captain, Dr. Ravinder Chadha once narrated an incident – It was Haryana Vs Punjab in the 1981 or 1982 when Rajinder Ghai got Kapil Dev out but Umpire rejected the appeal and Dev went on to score 193. At the end of the day, Ghai asked Umpire why did he do wrong umpiring. The umpire replied, Sabhi Log Kapil Ko Dekhne Aiyee Hain, Tumhe Nahin.
  • In his long career of 184 innings, he never got run-out.
  • His favourite shots were Hook and Drive. His favourite bowling deliveries were inswing and outswing yorker.
  • Apart from playing cricket for India and Haryana State team, he had also played County Cricket in England for  North amptonshire and Worcestershire.
  • Dev was also good at playing football. In the 1980s, he played a football match with Shah Rukh Khan, who was then the captain of his college’s football team.
Kapil Dev and Shah Rukh Khan playing football
  • During the 1983 Cricket World Cup Final, Kapil caught Sir Viv Richards at mid-wicket which was a turning point of the match.
  • Around 1985, he launched ‘Dev Features,’ a syndicated agency, however, he could not get success in business and after initial failures in business, Kapil said, “I bought an office of my own (in Delhi’s central Bengali Market area) after having worked from my home. The business grew and I took the decision to venture into something more.”
  • After winning the world cup, he became the first choice for TV commercials. His Palmolive Shaving Cream’s advertisement got very popular.
  • Throughout his career, he never missed a Test match on the grounds of injury and fitness.
  • After retirement in 1994, he took up golf and was only Asian founding member of Laureus Foundation.
Kapil Dev playing Golf
  • In 1994, he founded ‘Dev Musco’ and got into a floodlighting business. The idea of founding such business came to his mind when he went to the United States where he came across floodlit grounds of schools and colleges. On this business, he said, It was an eye opener really. Kids playing under floodlights. It was fascinating. It made me dream of setting up a similar infrastructure
  • Later, his company Dev Musco went onto providing floodlights at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali and also provided floodlights in football, hockey, and golf.
  • In 2008, he was honoured as the Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army.
Kapil Dev as Lieutenant colonel
  • In May 2017, he unveiled his wax statue at Madame Tussauds Museum, New Delhi, India.
  • He has appeared in several Bollywood films in cameo roles including “Dillagi… Yeh Dillagi”, “Iqbal,” “Chain Khuli Ki Main Khuli,” and “Mujhse Shadi Karogi.”
  • Dev has written 3 autobiographies: “By God’s Decree” (1985), “Cricket My Style” (1987), and “Straight From The Heart” (2004).
Kapil Dev with his mother and his autobiography, Straight from the Heart
  • He has a good friendship with a cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan of Pakistan. When Imran Khan became the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Kapil Dev was invited for the swearing-in ceremony but he declined the invitation.
  • Director Kabir Khan has made a biopic on Kapil Dev’s life titled ’83’ in which actor Ranveer Singh has played the lead role. Deepika Padukone has played the role of Kapil Dev’s wife, Romi Bhatia.
  • Ranveer Singh and Kapil Dev

Gossips, Controversies

  • In 1994, at the height of match-fixing controversies, the former BCCI President, I.S. Bindra alleged that Kapil Dev had offered money to Manoj Prabhakar to under-perform during the 1994 India tour of Sri Lanka. However, the allegation was dismissed later.
  • In 2016, Kapil Dev and his wife, Romi Bhatia came under the radar of the Income Tax Department when he and his wife purchased the shares of a company at a discounted price. The Income Tax department issued the notice and asked the concerned officer to seek an explanation from Kapil Dev and his family.

Net Worth, Earnings, Salary and Assets

Kapil Dev’s SalarySalary (as the Coach of the Indian National Cricket Team during 1999-2000) 5 lakh per match + bonus
AssetsElevens – The Kaptains Retreat restaurant in Sector-35, Chandigarh, Elevens – The Kaptains Retreat restaurant at Fraser Road in Patna, Bihar, 5% stake in Zicom Electronics, Dev Musco Lighting Pvt Limited in partnership with Musco Lighting to install floodlights in sports venues in India, SAMCO Ventures; holding company for SAMCO Securities
Net Worth(approx)

Movable and Immovable Assets

Car(s) 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)
Kapil Dev with his wife in his car


  • Elevens – The Kaptains Retreat restaurant in Sector-35, Chandigarh, India
Restaurant of Kapil Dev in Chandigarh

Favourites and Preferences

Favourite ActorNot Known
Favourite ActressesNot Known
Favourite Film(s)Not Known
Favourite Director(s)Don’t Know
Favourite FoodCheese, Thai and Italian Cuisines
Favourite DrinkNot Known
Favourite FruitNot Known
Preferred OutfitNot Known
Preferred PerfumeNot Known
Favourite Destination(s)Not Known
Kapil Dev’s Favourite ColourNot Known
Favourite MusicianNot Revealed Yet
Favourite Singer(s)No Such
Favourite Song(s)Not Known
Favourite Sport(s)Not Revealed Yet


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International Debut ODI- 1 October 1978 against Pakistan at Quetta

Test- 16-21 October 1978 against Pakistan at Faisalabad

Kapil Dev while playing a shot

International Retirement ODI- 17 October 1994 against West Indies at Faridabad

Test- 19-23 March 1994 against New Zealand at Hamilton

Jersey Number – N/A (during his time, the culture of Jersey Number was not there)

Domestic/State Team(s) :

  • Haryana
  • Northamptonshire
  • Worcestershire

Coach/Mentor – Desh Prem Azad

Batting Style – Right-handed

Bowling Style – Right-arm fast-medium

Favourite Shot – Hook & Drive

Favourite Ball – Out-swing & In-swing Yorker

Captaincy and World Cup 1983

Before the World Cup 1983, Kapil Dev was made India’s captain replacing Sunil Gavaskar during the tour of West Indies 1982. However, during the whole tour, India could secure only one victory in ODI. Throughout the world cup, India lost only two matches; one to Australia and another to West Indies. In a match against Zimbabwe, he saved India by scoring 175 runs off just 138 balls. This century came when the top-order batsmen of India did nothing. Together with Kirmani, he put a 126 runs partnership that was unbroken for the next 27 years. He was selected Man of the Match.

Kapil Dev playing a shot against Zimbabwe in World Cup

In Semi-final, India beat England by six wickets and faced West Indies in final. In the final match, India got all-out at 183 runs and Dev scored only 15 runs and took only one wicket, but due to the good bowling performance of Madan Lal and Mohinder Amarnath, India restricted West Indies at 140 runs and won its first World Cup. During the 8 matches of World Cup, he scored 303 runs and took 12 wickets.

Kapil Dev with World Cup Trophy

After World Cup, West Indies toured India, it defeated India a 6 match Test series by 3-0 and won the ODI series by 5-0. India could not achieve a single victory. Under his captaincy, Team India reached semi-final at the 1987 World Cup but lost to England before reaching final. In 1994, he retired from Cricket.

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
  • 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, 25 days), 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 retriement in 1994 (253 wickets)
  • Highets ever Peak rating (631; on 22 March 1985
  • Highest ODI score when batting at number 6 position or lower; as well in World Cup history(175*)
  • Most number of balls in an ODI innings when batting at number six position in ODI history (138, tied with Neil McCallum).

Honors, Awards

1979 – 80: Arjuna Award

1982: Padma Shri

Kapil Dev receiving the Arjun Award from the then President, Sanjiva Reddy

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 Biography
Kapil Dev with his Family


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