Virat Kohli's Family

Last Modified Feb 21, 2024 20:15 IST

England v India: Specsavers 4th Test - Day One
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FatherPrem Kohli
MotherSaroj Kohli
Elder brotherVikas Kohli
Elder sisterBhawna Kohli Dhingra
WifeAnushka Sharma
DaughterVamika Kohli

One of the greatest cricketers, Virat Kohli, represents his national side in all formats and also plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise in the IPL. The star cricketer was born in New Delhi on November 5, 1988, to a Punjabi Hindu Family. Virat is extremely fond of his family and does not shy away from showing it in public through various social media posts.

Who are Virat Kohli’s Parents?

Virat Kohli was born into a Punjabi family to his father, Prem Kohli and mother, Saroj Kohli. His father passed away in 2006 due to a stroke at the age of 54 and was working as a criminal lawyer whereas his mother is a homemaker.

Virat Kohli’s Mother

Virat Kohli’s mother, Saroj Kohli is a housewife. Virat is very close to his mother. When Virat started to focus on his fitness, his mother was worried that her son was becoming weaker. Virat had also worn a jersey with his mother’s name on the back during an ODI against New Zealand in 2016.

Virat Kohli’s Father

Virat Kohli’s father, Prem Kohli was a criminal lawyer. He took him to the West Delhi Cricket Academy after neighbors advised that Virat was ready to play for a professional club. Unfortunately, Prem passed away before Kohli played for India. Prem died on December 18, 2006, when Virat was playing in the Ranji Trophy. Showing his commitment, Virat continued to play for Delhi soon after performing the last rites.

Image Credits: @virat.kohli/Instagram
Image Credits: @virat.kohli/Instagram

Who are Virat Kohli’s siblings?

Virat Kohli has an elder brother named Vikas Kohli. According to Stars Unfolded, Vikas is an actor. Vikas is married to Chetna Kohli and they have a son named Aarav Kohli. Just like Virat, Vikas is a fitness freak.

Image Credits: @vk0681/Instagram (Vikas Kohli's Instagram)
Image Credits: @vk0681/Instagram (Vikas Kohli's Instagram)

Virat Kohli has an elder sister named Bhawna Kohli. Bhawna is married to Sanjay Dhingra. The couple got married in 2002 and they have two children named Ayush and Mehak. Bhawna studied at Hansraj Model School in New Delhi and graduated from Daulat Ram College.

Image Credits: @bhawna_kohli_dhingra
Image Credits: @bhawna_kohli_dhingra/Instagram

Who is Virat Kohli’s wife?

Virat Kohli is married to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The two celebrities dated each other for quite some time before getting hitched in December 2017. They married in Florence, Italy.

Image Credits: @anushkasharma/Instagram
Image Credits: @anushkasharma/Instagram

Does Virat Kohli have kids?

In January 2021, Anushka Sharma gave birth to her daughter Vamika Kohli. Virat and Anushka have decided against revealing their daughter’s face to the public. When Virat shared the news of their daughter’s birth on Instagram, the post received over 6.5 million likes.

On February 15th, 2024, Anushka Sharma gave birth to her son Akaay and revealed the same from their official social media handles respectively. When Virat shared the news of their daughter’s birth on Instagram, the post received over 8 million likes and it is still counting.

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Where does Virat Kohli’s family reside?

Kohli’s family stayed in Paschim Vihar till 2015, before relocating to Gurgaon.

Does Virat Kohli have a son?

Virat has a son named Akaay who was born on 15th February, 2024.

What does Akaay mean?

Akaay means formless or immortal in Sanskrit.

When did Virat Kohli become a father?

Virat became a father when Anushka Sharma gave birth to their daughter Vamika in January 2021.

Where was Akaay born?

Due to privacy concerns, Virat mentioned that he does not wish to reveal any details about his child in a social media post.