Gautam Gambhir Biography

Gautam Gambhir: Early Life, Family Background

  • Nickname: Gauti
  • Profession(s): Cricketer, Politician
  • Height (approx.): in centimeters- 168 cm, in meters- 1.68 m, in feet inches- 5’ 6”
  • Eye Colour: Dark Brown
  • Hair Colour: Black
  • Date of Birth: 14 October 1981
  • Birth Place: New Delhi, India
  • Zodiac sign: Libra
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Hometown: New Delhi, India
  • School: Modern School, New Delhi
  • College/University: Hindu College, New Delhi
  • Educational Qualification: Graduate
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Caste: Khatri
  • Hobbies: Playing badminton, Meditation, Yoga, Listening to music
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Affairs/Girlfriends: Natasha Jain
  • Marriage Date: 28 October 2011
  • Wife/Spouse: Natasha Jain (m. 2011-present)
  • Daughters: Aazeen Gambhir (born in 2014), Anaiza Gambhir (born in 2017)
  • Father Name: Deepak Gambhir (Textile businessman)
  • Mother Name: Seema Gambhir (Homemaker)
  • Sister: Ekta Gambhir (Younger)
  • Favourite Cricketer: Sourav Ganguly
  • Favourite Food: Rajma chawal, Butter chicken, Dahi bhalla
  • Favourite Actor: Sylvester Stallone
  • Favourite Singer: Jagjit Singh

Gautam Gambhir Stats

Gautam Gambhir Batting Career Summary

Gautam Gambhir Bowling Career Summary

Gautam Gambhir Awards and Recognition

  • He started playing cricket at the age of 10, and was part of his school’s team.
  • In 2000, he enrolled himself at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
  • The opening pair of Gambhir and his friend cum teammate Virender Sehwag is counted amongst the most successful batting pair as they had scored their runs at more than 4.5 runs per over.
  • His favourite knock was against New Zealand in 2009 at Napier, where he scored 137 runs, in 643 minutes, in the 2nd innings, that helped India save the match.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders won IPL Champions in 2012 and 2014 when Gautam was their skipper.
  • In 2017, he founded ‘The Gautam Gambhir Foundation’, which carries out many philanthropic activities, such as feeding poor people, carrying out the educational expenses of the children of martyred soldiers.
  • On 22 March 2019, he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party with weeks to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.

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