KL Rahul's Family

Last Modified Feb 28, 2024 16:43 IST
KL Rahul Family
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Kannur Lokesh Rahul is currently one of the most popular Indian cricketers. He is the captain of the Lucknow SuperGiants team in the IPL. Many consider him the future Indian captain.


Rahul was born in a middle-class family in Mangalore. He is 31 years old and recently married his long-time girlfriend and Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty. The stylish batter also holds the position of Assistant Manager in the Reserve Bank of India.


RelationshipName
FatherDr. KN Lokesh
MotherRajeshwari
Younger sisterBhavna
WifeAthiya Shetty


Who are KL Rahul’s Parents?

Dr KN Lokesh and his wife Rajeshwari are the parents of Indian Cricketer KL Rahul. His parents are professors, his father Dr KN Lokesh is a professor of the Civil Engineering department at the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka and his mother Rajeshwari is a professor at Mangalore University.


KL Rahul’s Father

KL Rahul’s Father
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KL Rahul’s father’s name is Dr. KN Lokesh. He is a professor of the Civil Engineering department at the National Institute of Technology, Karnataka. Dr. KN Lokesh was the director of the institute before.


In one of his interviews, KL Rahul revealed that his father was a huge fan of Gundappa Vishwanath and Sunil Gavaskar. While watching a match, Dr. KN Lokesh heard that Sunil’s son’s name was Rohan. However, he somehow heard it as Rahul and then named his son Rahul.


KL Rahul's Mother

KL Rahul's Mother
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KL Rahul is very close to his mother, Rajeshwari. She was a professor at Mangalore University. In one of his tweets, he labeled her as a Super Mom. Although Rahul is one of the most successful cricketers in the country, his mother is still unhappy that he does not have an engineering certificate.


During his appearance on Koffee With Karan, KL Rahul said:

“My mum still gives me grief that she doesn’t have an engineering certificate on the wall. And I tell her that I play for the country and you’re still worried. I got a job with the Reserve Bank of India recently, a couple of years ago. That’s when they were the happiest. Not when I got 100s, not when I won games for the country. They are happy but the happiest they have been is when I got a job, a stable job.”


Who are KL Rahul’s Siblings?

KL Rahul's Sister
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KL Rahul has only one sibling who is his elder sister. She is three years older than KL Rahul.


KL Rahul's Sister

KL Rahul has an elder sister named Bhavna. He has posted photos with her on Rakshabandhan. In one of his tweets, Rahul wrote his sister had mastered the art of being annoying, protective, and loving all at once.


Who is KL Rahul's Wife?

KL Rahul's Wife
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The hotshot Indian cricketer got married to his girlfriend Athiya Shetty on 23rd January 2023. Already quite popular amongst the netizens, Athiya is a Bollywood actress and also the daughter of actor Suniel Shetty. She made her debut with the 2015 release Hero, alongside Sooraj Pancholi. The actress has done four movies as of now, which include Mubarakan (2017), Nawabzaade (2018), and her most recent film Motichoor Chaknachoor (2019).


Athiya started dating Rahul somewhere around 2019 and the two were often seen and captured together by the paparazzi. The duo posted several cute pictures of themselves at the time they were dating. Athiya and Suniel Shetty were often seen supporting Rahul from the stands during his matches.


They finally got wedded the previous month on the 23rd of January 2023. The functions of the marriage began on 21st January. The whole ceremony which was held at Suniel Shetty’s farmhouse in Khandala was kept pretty private.


Post the wedding, Suniel Shetty and his son Ahan Shetty greeted the media and announced Rahul and Athya’s news of pairing in the holy bond of marriage.

The couple shared pictures from the wedding on the social media platform, Instagram with the caption:

“In your light, I learn how to love…” ♥️

“Today, with our most loved ones, we got married in the home that’s given us immense joy and serenity. With a heart full of gratitude and love, we seek your blessings on this journey of togetherness.”


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FAQs on KL Rahul

KL Rahul’s family background is academically strong, his parents are professors of different universities.

Rahul was born in the capital city of Karnataka, Bengaluru. He later on moved to Mangalore where he pursued his schooling and pre-university education.

The Indian wicket-keeper batsman has a sibling which is his younger sister Bhavna.

KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty got hitched for life on 23rd January 2023.

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