Kapil Dev Wife, Net Worth, Biography, Awards, Centuries, Career Highlights and More


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Kapil Dev Biography and Net worth

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Kapil Dev is a name synonymous with Indian cricket. India took a giant stride toward becoming a cricketing powerhouse under Kapil’s leadership when they defeated the formidable West Indies in the 1983 World Cup final.

The impact Kapil has had on Indian cricket is enormous. He was the first Indian fast bowler to earn the respect of batsmen all over the world. Prior to him, India had produced a number of military medium pacers, but after his arrival, the country’s fast bowling landscape completely transformed. Here was a quick bowler with the ability to swing both directions and, if warranted, deliver “body-blows.” If you think that was the end of describing Kapil, you would be mistaken since he was equally devastating with the bat.

Kapil Dev now plays golf professionally and makes a large income from it.

Full name Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj
Born 6 January 1959 (age 64)

Chandigarh, Punjab, India

Nickname The Haryana Hurricane, Kapil Paaji, Kaps
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder


Early Life

Kapil Dev was born on 6 January 1959 in Chandigarh, India. His Full name is Kapil Dev Ram Lal Nikhanj. His father Ram Lal Nikhanj was a contractor cum builder. Kapil Dev was a student at D.A.V. He joined Desh Prem Azad College in 1971.


Dev married Romi Bhatia in 1980 and had a daughter, Amiya Dev, on 16 January 1996

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Kapil Dev Net Worth

Kapil Dev’s estimated total net worth is 30 million dollars, which is roughly equivalent to 220 crore Indian rupees (INR). Cricket is the primary source of his income and wealth. Additionally, Mr. Dev has a very high brand value and is the most well-liked player worldwide. Kapil Dev earns INR 12 crore per year through his numerous jobs as a commentator, TV presenter, public appearances, and so on. This amounts to an average monthly revenue of INR 1 crore. He also demands a hefty sum of money to endorse numerous brands.

Even nearly three decades after his retirement, Kapil Dev remains one of India’s highest-paid retired cricketers. Brands recognise his value in promoting their products because of his accomplishments as a cricketer.

Additionally, Kapil Dev owns a business called Dev Musco Lighting Pvt. Ltd. and a 5% ownership in Zicom Electronics. In addition to this, he is the owner of a hotel and a restaurant in Chandigarh. His net worth includes all of this, making him the first cricketer to earn a million dollars.

Name Kapil Dev
Net Worth $30 Million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees 220 Crore INR
Salary 12 Crore +
Monthly Income 1 Crore +
Age 64 Yrs
Date of Birth January 6, 1959
Gender Male
Height 1.83 M (6′ 0”)
Profession Cricketer
Nationality Indian


Kapil Dev Assets

  • Kapil Dev is the owner of several companies in the nation, including the “Captain’s Eleven” restaurant in Chandigarh and Patna and the “Kaptian’s Retreat Hotel” in Chandigarh.
  • Kapil Dev has a house in Sundar Nagar in south Delhi. Sundar Nagar continues to maintain its highly posh status and is home to the crème-de-la-crème of Delhi society.
  • Cars: Kapil Dev owns a Porsche Panamera valued at roughly Rs. 2.67 crore.
  • Kapil Dev invested roughly $3 million to the Indian Trading League (ITL), which SAMCO established.


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Early Career

Kapil Dev’s test cricket debut, which he made at the age of 19 and against Pakistan, was regrettably not particularly impressive. The ferocious half-century he made in the third test of the same series in 1978, though, was just a glimmer of the aggressive batting he displayed throughout his career.

In just 124 balls, he defeated the West Indies at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi to get his first century in test cricket. He recorded his first 5-wicket haul during his first visit to England.


Years Team
1975–1992 Haryana
1981–1983 Northamptonshire
1984–1985 Worcestershire


Peak Career

Against Australia in a home series in 1979, Kapil Dev claimed two five-wicket hauls, establishing himself as a key player on the Indian cricket squad.

In a six-test home series against Pakistan in the 1979–80 season, he attained considerable recognition. In the series, he twice led India to triumphs. Once by scoring 69 runs at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, and again by capturing 10 wickets with his fearsome bowling at Chepauk in Chennai.


National side India (1978–1994)
Test debut  16 October 1978 v Pakistan
Last Test 19 March 1994 v New Zealand
ODI debut  1 October 1978 v Pakistan
Last ODI 17 October 1994 v West Indies


Career at a Glance

Kapil Dev Career
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Kapil has played in 131 tests for his country, scoring 5248 runs at an average of 31.05, with a best score of 163.

In a test match, he had the highest bowling figures of 146/11 and collected 434 wickets at an average of 29.65. In test cricket, he continues to be India’s top fast bowling wicket-taker.

In 225 ODI games for India, Kapil Dev has amassed a total of 3783 runs at an average of 23.79, with a top score of 175 (a famous 138-ball knock against Zimbabwe that helped his team recover from a score of 17/5).

He took 273 wickets at an average of 27.45 with the best bowling figures of 5/43.


Career Statistics

Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 131 225 275 309
Runs scored 5,248 3,783 11,356 5,461
Batting average 31.05 23.79 32.91 24.59
100s/50s 8/27 1/14 18/56 2/23
Top score 163 175* 193 175*
Balls bowled 27,740 11,202 48,853 14,947
Wickets 434 253 835 335
Bowling average 29.64 27.45 27.09 27.34
5 wickets in innings 23 1 39 2
10 wickets in match 2 0 3 0
Best bowling 9/83 5/43 9/83 5/43
Catches/stumpings 64/– 71/– 192/– 99/–


Post Retirement

National Coach 

Kapil Dev was appointed coach of the Indian national cricket team in 1999, succeeding Anshuman Gaekwad.In his term, India won just one test match (at home against New Zealand) and had two major series losses in Australia (3–0) and at home against South Africa (2–0) and in general his term was considered a disappointment.

Kapil Dev Post Retirement
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Joining Territorial Army

On 24 September 2008,Kapil Dev joined the Indian Territorial Army and was commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel by General Deepak Kapoor, Chief of the Army Staff. He joined as an honorary officer.

Kapil Dev Joining Territorial Army
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Chancellor of Haryana’s Sports University

Kapil Dev was appointed as first chancellor of the Sports University of Haryana in 2019.The university is situated in India’s Haryana state which he represented in domestic cricket.


Kapil Dev Awards

1979–80 – Arjuna Award
1982 – Padma Shri
1983 – Wisden Cricketer of the Year
1991 – Padma Bhushan
2002 – Wisden Indian Cricketer of the Century
2010 – ICC Cricket Hall of Fame
2013 – The 25 Greatest Global Living Legends in India by NDTV
2013 – CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement award
2019 – Bharat Gaurav Award

Kapil Dev Awards
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Dev made cameo appearances in the films Dillagi… Yeh Dillagi, Iqbal, Chain Khuli ki Main Khuli and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi among others. He has also released a song “One India My India” with Shailendra Singh.

Indian filmmaker Kabir Khan directed a biopic film, titled 83, about India’s first world cup win in 1983. The film features Ranveer Singh as Dev and is produced by Anurag Kashyap and Kapil Dev has a cameo as a spectator.

Kapil Dev has appeared in the following movies –

  • C.I.D. (Season 1) Episode- Howzzat? (Episode 289,290) as Himself
  • Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) as Himself
  • Iqbal (2005) as Himself
  • Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii (2007) as Himself
  • 83 (film) (2021) as Himself and also portrayed by Ranveer Singh
  • Double XL (2022) as Himself


Kapil Dev Films
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Kapil Dev has written four books – three autobiographical and one book on Sikhism titled We, The Sikhs was released in 2019. Autobiographical works include — 

  1. By God’s Decree, published in 1985
  2. Cricket My Style, published in 1987
  3. Straight from the Heart, published in 2004