Rakesh Kumar Biography (Kabaddi – India): Early Life, Career, Pro Kabaddi League, Family, Wife, Kids, Awards, Achievements, Records, Social Media

Rakesh Kumar Biography: Rakesh Kumar born on 15th April 1992 is an Indian All-Rounder kabaddi player. Under his vice-captaincy, India won gold at the 2007 World Cup. Known for his signature move, LION JUMP, and intellect captaincy, Rakesh is the most experienced player and highly skilled player of India. Being the most successful player representing India, he has won 9 gold medals in international championships and 2 gold medals in World Cups.

Full NameRakesh Kumar
BirthplaceNaizampur, Delhi, India
Date of Birth15th April 1982
Age41 years (as per 2023)
NicknameKabaddi King

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Rakesh Kumar Biography

Rakesh Kumar Biography: Early Life

Rakesh was born in Nizampur, Delhi in a Hindu family. He started playing kabaddi from the age of 5 and got completely dedicated to the sport within a short interval of time. He was inspired by his seniors who practiced the sport with the same intensity.

Soon he started competing in kabaddi tournaments. Previously, he represented his school in inter-school competitions. Before making it to India’s Senior National Kabaddi Team, he represented Delhi in nationals. He was called up to the Senior National team in 2003.

Rakesh Kumar Biography: Career

  • Rakesh made his first international debut representing India in 2003.
  • In the consecutive year, he was fortunate in winning his first international gold at the 2004 World Cup.
  • Soon, he showed his quality skills and helped India bag gold medals at the 2006, 2010, 2014 Asian games.
  • He was fortunate in winning another World Cup in the year 2007.
  • Rakesh has also won gold medals at the 2006, 2010 South Asian Games and 2007, 2009, 2013 Asian Indoor Games

Rakesh Kumar Biography: Pro Kabaddi League

  • Rakesh started his career of PKL playing his first season from Patna Pirates and scored 88 raid points and 11 tackle points in 12 matches with the highest bid of Rupees 12.8 Lakh in the inaugural session of PKL.
  • He retained with Pirates for the 2nd Season. He scored 3 tackle points and 14 raid points in 4 matches.
  • In seasons 3 and 4, he was signed with the U Mumba.
  • He played 15 matches and scored 33 raid points and 18 tackle points in the 3rd season. 
  • In the 4th season, he scored 44 raid points and 26 tackle points in 14 matches.
  • During the PKL season 5, he was signed to Telegu Titans and scored 7 raid points and 16 tackle points in 10 matches.

Rakesh Kumar Biography: Family

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Rakesh Kumar Biography: Wife and Kids

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Rakesh Kumar Biography: Awards and Achievements

  • Arjuna Award – 2011.
  • Asian Games 2006, 2010, 2014 – Gold.
  • South Asian Games 2006, 2010 – Gold.
  • Asian Indoor Games 2007, 2009, 2013 – Gold.

Rakesh Kumar Biography: Records

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Rakesh Kumar Biography: Social Media

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