Venkatesh Iyer Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Career, IPL & Facts

Venkatesh Iyer – A talented cricketer who turned down a job offer from the ‘Big Four’ firm!

Family Background of Venkatesh Iyer:

Venkatesh Iyer was born on December 25, 1994, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. His father, Rajasekaran Iyer, was a Human Resources Consultant.

Venkatesh Iyer’s parents

His mother, Usha Iyer, had worked as a head nurse at the Apollo Hospital in Indore.

Iyer with his sister

He has an elder sister named Priya Lakshman Rao.

Early Life:

Venky’s family is full of Doctors and Engineers, but he chose something else for himself. A cricketer. Yes, he decided to become a sportsperson as being surrounded by scholars in the family. He was a bright student, so obviously ”expectations” were high from him.

Initially, his father was against his decision and wanted him to do something in academics. But it was his mother who saw the talent in her son and enrolled him in a cricket club in Indore.


Then, he started honing his skills under coach Dinesh Sharma at the Maharaja Yeshwantrao Cricket Club (MYCC) while balancing his studies at the same time.


He did his schooling at St. Paul Higher Secondary School, Indore. Later, he drop-out his CA course in the final year so that he could continue playing cricket. He’s now an MBA graduate in finance from the Institute Of Management Studies, DAVV University, Indore.

Venkatesh Iyer Biography:

Venkatesh Iyer's Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameVenkatesh Rajasekaran Iyer
Date of BirthDecember 25, 1994
Age29 years 3 months (in April, 2024)
Zodiac/Sun SignCapricorn
Birth PlaceIndore, Madhya Pradesh
SchoolSt. Paul Higher Secondary School, Indore.
CollegeInstitute Of Management Studies, DAVV University, Indore.
Physical Stats:
(182 cm)
(1.82 m)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
Family & Relationships:
FatherRajasekaran Iyer
MotherUsha Iyer
SiblingsPriya Lakshman Rao
Marital StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendNot Known
Playing RoleAllrounder
Batting StyleLeft-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight arm medium
Major TeamsMadhya Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh Under-23s, Madhya Pradesh Under-16s, Kolkata Knight Riders
Test Debut
ODI Debut

South Africa vs India at Paarl (January 19, 2022)
T20I DebutIndia vs New Zealand at Jaipur (November 17, 2021)
First-Class DebutHyderabad vs Madhya Pradesh at Indore (December 06, 2018)
List-A DebutSaurashtra vs Madhya Pradesh at Rajkot (December 11, 2015)
T-20 DebutMadhya Pradesh vs Railways at Indore (March 25, 2015)

Venkatesh’s Cricket Career:

Venkatesh started his cricket career by playing Under-16s matches for Madhya Pradesh (MP) in 2010. Later, he also played for Indore Under-18s and MP under-23s at various tournaments.

He made his T20 debut for MP in March 2015 against Railways at Indore. He didn’t get to bat in the match, although he bowled three overs and took the wicket of Mahesh Rawat, who was batting at the score of 20.


Later, on December 15, 2015, Iyer played his first List-A match, opposite Saurashtra. He scored 16 runs in the game with two boundaries – a six and a four.

Around three years later, he made his first-class debut for Madhya Pradesh against Hyderabad.

International Career:

He made his international debut by playing a T20I against New Zealand on November 17, 2021, at Jaipur. He scored four runs in the match, before getting caught-out by Rachin Ravindra.

The following year, on Januray 19, 2022, he played his first ODI, opposite South Africa. He scored two runs in the match before getting out by Lungi Ngidi.

Cricket Stats:
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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought Venkatesh Iyer for 20 lakhs (INR) at auction for IPL 2021. He made his IPL debut for KKR on September 20, 2021, against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Venkatesh with Virat Kohli

Iyer made not out 41 runs on his debut match and helped his team chasing down the target of 93 runs along with Shubman Gill (48 runs). He scored his maiden IPL fifty in the second match of his IPL career against Mumbai Indians (MI).

He won the 2021 Power player of the season Award for showing cricket for KKR. The franchisee also retained him for the IPL 2022.

Facts about Venkatesh Iyer:

  • Venkatesh is a Tamil-Brahmin, born and brought up in Indore.
  • He is a big fan of South Indian movie superstar Rajinikanth.
  • In 2018, Venky rejected an offer from the accounting firm Deloitte to continue his cricket.


  • Initially, he used to be a lower-middle-order batsman and only later turned into an opening batsman.
  • Sourav Ganguly (former Indian cricketer and current BCCI president) is his favorite cricketer.
  • Apart from being a proper batsman, he can bowl (medium-pace) too.
  • He is a movie buff and loves watching cooking shows.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

Q1: Who is the wife of Venkatesh Iyer?

Ans: He is not married.

Q2: What is the height of Venkatesh Iyer?

Ans: 6ft (1.82 m or 182 cm) approx

Q3: What is the average bowling speed of Venkatesh?

Ans: 120 km/h (approx)

Q4: What is the age of Iyer?

Ans: 29 years 3 months (in April, 2024)

Q5: Is Venkatesh Iyer Tamil?

Ans: He is a Tamil Brahmin.

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