Venkatesh Iyer Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Bio & More

Venkatesh Iyer is an Indian alrounder cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler, Venkatesh Iyer made his first-class debut for Madhya Pradesh in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy against Hyderabad at Indore.

Other than this, he made his T20 International debut for Team India on 17 November 2021 against New Zealand in Jaipur.

Venkatesh Iyer’s name comes in the list of players who were selected for Team India after performing brilliantly in the IPL. This player was dominant in just a few matches while playing for KKR, after which Iyer entered Team India as an all-rounder.

Venkatesh played for KKR last season of IPL as well. Even in 2023, KKR has included him in their team for a substantial amount of Rs 8 crore.

Venkatesh Iyer Wiki


Venkatesh Iyer was born on 25 December 1994 (Sunday) in the Indore city of Madhya Pradesh in a Tamil Brahmin family, his father’s name is Rajasekharan Iyer. His mother’s name is Usha Iyer, she was a head nurse at Apollo Hospital, Indore.

Let us tell you that his family is originally from Chennai, but before Venkatesh was born, his family moved from Chennai to Indore in the year 1988.

And later when he started getting success in cricket, then he took cricket seriously and started working hard with all his heart.

Hailing from Indore, Iyer’s talent was identified by local coach Dinesh Sharma and his skills were honed. Iyer continued to perform well and was also handed over the captaincy of the state U-23 team.

Venkatesh got his early education from St. Paul’s School, Indore. Thereafter, he took admitted to Renaissance College of Commerce & Management, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

From where he completed his B.Com education. And after doing B.Com, he furthered his education and took admitted to Devi Ahilyabai University, Indore and from here he got MBA in finance education.

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Venkatesh Iyer Bio

Full NameVenkatesh Rejasekaran Iyer
ProfessionCricketer (All-Rounder)
Internation DebutODI– On 19 January 2022 against South Africa at Boland Park
Test– Yet to make
T20– On 17 November 2021 against New Zealand at Sawai Mansingh Stadium
Jersey Number#25 (Kolkata Knight Riders)
#25 (India)
Domestic/State TeamKolkata Knight Riders
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh Under-16s
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight arm medium
Records (Main Ones)Highest runs scored in a List-A game
Date Of Birth (DOB)25 December 1994 (Sunday)
Age29 Years (As of 2023)
BirthplaceIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
HometownIndore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac SignCapricorn
CasteTamil Brahmin

Venkatesh Iyer Physical Attribute

Height183 (in centimeters)
1.83 (in meters)
6′ 0″ (in feet & inches)
Weight75 (in kilograms)
165 lbs (in pounds)
Body MeasurementsChest-38
Waist- 32
Biceps- 12
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack

Venkatesh Iyer Family & Girlfriend

Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
FatherRajasekaran Iyer
MotherUsha Iyer

Venkatesh Iyer Money Factor

Salary/IncomeINR 6 lakh for every ODI
INR 3 lakh for every T20I
Net Worth (Approx.)INR 15 Crores (As of 2023)

Social Media Info

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Venkatesh Iyer started his domestic career in the year 2014 with the Under-16 team of Madhya Pradesh. After this, he also played for the Railway cricket team in the year 2015, where he made his debut in T20 cricket for Madhya Pradesh. He then made his first-class debut in December 2015 against Saurashtra at Rajkot.

After this, he made his first-class debut on 6 December 2018 against Hyderabad, where he played 15 matches with his excellent batting, in which he scored a total of 545 runs, while he has so far scored 850 runs in List A cricket.

Thereafter, in the year 2020, he got a chance to play in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he played a blistering inning of 198 runs in 146 balls for Punjab and took 2 wickets with his best bowling.

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IPL Career

Due to his brilliant performance in this inning, Kolkata Knight Riders made him a part of their team in the year 2021 by bidding for ₹ 20 lakhs.

After this, he played his first IPL match in the year 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, opening with Shubman Gill, in which he scored 41 runs in 27 balls and won his team.

Seeing his brilliant performance in the match, Virat Kohli himself came to meet him and Iyer had said in an interview that he learned batting techniques from Virat Kohli.

Venkatesh Iyer wreaked havoc with the bat in the match played against Gujarat Titans in IPL 2023. Venkatesh played an explosive inning of 83 runs in just 40 balls.

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Some Important Interesting Facts About Venkatesh Iyer

  • Venkatesh Iyer who is very talented since childhood comes from a modest background, and started his journey at the age of 10 when he entered a cricket club in his hometown Indore.
  • After completing his MBA degree in finance, Venkatesh Iyer was offered a job by the multinational company Deloitte but continued to play cricket after his parents encouraged him.
  • Apart from this, he has also passed the Foundation and Intermediate level examination of Chartered Accountancy (CA).
  • He previously played as a wicketkeeper and batsman and later developed his interest in bowling.
  • Iyer, who took 7 wickets besides scoring six half-centuries for Madhya Pradesh in the Ranji Trophy, said IPL was not the only factor in getting him where he is.
  • In the IPL, Iyer scored 370 runs for the Knight Riders and also took three wickets, which enabled him to join the race for a place in the national team.
  • He is a big fan of South Indian film superstar Rajinikanth and is crazy about Rajinikanth. He has seen all his films.
  • He also takes great care of his health and does yoga and exercise daily.
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