Kona Srikar Bharat(KS) Biography, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Education, IPL, Cricket Career Stats

Kona Srikar Bharat(KS) Biography

Kona Srikar Bharat is an Indian international cricketer who plays wicket-keeper batsman for the Indian cricket team, Andhra in domestic cricket, and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. In February 2023, he made his Test debut for India against Australia. In February 2015, he became the first wicket-keeper batsman to score a triple hundred in the Ranji Trophy.

He showcases his talent and skill as a wicket-keeper batsman and gains a spot among the selectors of all cricket franchises. He is a very talented young batsman with a bright future in cricket.

In this blog, we will explore the life of cricketer KS Bharat’s biography, Age, Family Girlfriend, Lifestyle, net worth, Cricket career, IPL, and More.

Kona Srikar Bharat Biography:

KS Bharat’s Profile
Personal Life
Full NameKona Srikar Bharat
Popularly known asKS Bharat
Date of BirthOctober 03, 1993
Age30 years, 4 months (in 2024)
Zodiac/Sun SignNot Known
Birth PlaceVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Physical Stats
Height5ft 7″
WeightNot Known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Family & Relationships
FatherSrinivasa Rao
MotherKona Devi
SiblingsManoghna Lokesh
Marital StatusMarried
Playing RoleWicket-Keeper Batsman
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling Style
Major TeamsAndhra, Andhra Cricket Association XI, India A, India B, India Blue, India Red, Rest of India, Delhi Capitals
Test DebutIndia vs Australia at Nagpur (February 09, 2023)
ODI Debut
T20 Debut
First-Class DebutAndhra vs Kerala at Cuddapah (December 29, 2012)
List-A DebutAndhra vs Tamil Nadu at Bangalore (February 20, 2012)
T-20 DebutAndhra vs Tamil Nadu at Bhadravati (March 17, 2013)

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Early Life

KS Bharat

KS Bharat was born on 3 October 1993 in Visakhapatnam, India. He started playing cricket at an early age. He is used to being very naughty when he played cricket in his street in childhood he broke his neighbour’s window glasses they would come into his house and complain about him.

While looking at Bharat’s naughty activities his parents got frustrated and then decided to put him in a cricket academy to keep him away from his mischievous activities. Then his father enrolled him as a ball boy in a cricket club.

Then after this Bharat struggled a lot and focused on his cricket career. He started practicing in nets when he was only 7 to 8 years of age.

When KS Bharat was 12, his coach Mr. J. Krishna Rao recognized his talent and inspired him to become a wicketkeeper batsman.

Based on his talent, KS Bharat made it to the Andhra Pradesh Under-13 team and then performed well at the Under-16 and Under-19 levels.


KS Bharat received his early education from Visakhapatnam. He completed his schooling at St. Aloysius High School, Visakhapatnam. After this, he obtained a B.Com degree from Dr. Lankapalli Bullaiah College.

KS Bharat’s Family

KS Bharat's Family

KS Bharat was born on 3 October 1993 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh in a middle-class family. His full name is Kona Srikar Bharat his father Kona Srinivas Rao was a dockyard worker. His mother Mangadevi, is a housewife. He has a sister named Manoghana Lokesh.

Full NameKona Srikar Bharat
Date of BirthOctober 3, 1993
Place of BirthVisakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
Age30 years
Jersey Number14
Father’s NameKona Srinivas Rao
Mother’s NameManga Devi
Brother’s NameManogna Lokesh
Marital StatusMarried
Wife’s NameAnjali Nedunuri
Appearance (KS Bharat’s Looks):
Skin ColorDark
Eye ColorDeep brown
Hair ColorBlack
Height5 feet 7 inches
Weight67 kilograms


KS Bharat Wife

On 5 August 2020, Indian wicketkeeper-batsman KS Bharat got married to his longtime girlfriend Anjali Nedunuri. After dating each other for about 10 years, they married.

Both of them have been friends since his childhood school and their friendship grew into love. During the Corona pandemic, the couple took seven rounds in a small wedding ceremony in the presence of very close people.

His wife Anjali is a resident of Visakhapatnam who is currently a mechanical engineer in the Research and Development Department.

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Cricket Career

KS Bharat Domestic Cricket Career:

KS Bharat Domestic Cricket Career

On 20 February 2012, KS Bharat made his List-A debut for Andhra Pradesh in the 2012–13 Vijay Hazare Trophy. He played his first List A match against Tamil Nadu in Bengaluru. He returned to the pavilion after scoring only one run.

On 29 December 2012, Bharat made his first-class debut for Andhra Pradesh in the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy. In his very first match against Kerala, he scored only 8 runs in his first innings and 37 runs in the second innings with the help of 3 sixes and four boundaries.

Bharat made his T20 debut against Tamil Nadu in the 2013 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, on 17 March 2013, where he scored 15 runs off 21 balls.

KS Bharat Domestic career

In the 2014-15 Ranji season, Shrikar Bharat came to public attention after scoring 758 runs at an average of 54.

In February 2015, he became the only wicket-keeper batsman to score a triple century in the Ranji Trophy.

In the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Bharat scored 62 runs in 34 balls against Puducherry at the Wankhede Stadium.

In July 2018, he was added to India’s Blue squad for the 2018–19 Duleep Trophy.

KS Bharat IPL Career:

KS Bharat IPL Career

In the 2015 Year IPL season KS Bharat was bought by Delhi Daredevils for 10 lakh. However, he was released before the next season without playing a single match.

After six years, in the 2021 IPL auction, Royal Challengers bought KS Bharat for Rs 20 lakh. He made his IPL debut against Kolkata Knight Riders on 20 September 2021 where he scored 16 runs in 19 balls.

On 8 October 2021, Bharat made headlines by hitting six on the last ball against Delhi Capitals, when Royal Challengers needed 5 runs to win.

In the 2021 IPL season, he played 8 matches where he scored 191 runs at an average of 38.20.

In the next year in the 2022 IPL season, Delhi Capitals bought him for Rs 2 crore in the IPL mega auction. He played only two matches in the 2022 season, but could not bat and was released before the next season.

KS Bharat IPL Career

Then after this, he was signed by Gujarat Titans for Rs 1.2 crore in the 2023 IPL auction, but he did not get a chance to play in that season too and was released before the next season.

In December 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders added Bharat to the squad in the 2024 IPL Auction at a base price of 50 lakh. He will be seen playing in a KKR jersey in the 2024 IPL.

KS Bharat International Cricket Career:

KS Bharat International Career

In November 2019 KS Bharat was added to the Indian Test squad for the first time as a replacement for Wriddiman Saha in the second Test against Bangladesh.

In January 2020, he was included in the Indian Team squad for the ODI series against Australia following the injury to Rishabh Pant.

Bharat was named as a standby player in the Test series against England in January 2021.

Later Bharat was included in the Team as the wicketkeeper in the first Test against New Zealand in November 2021 when Wriddiman Saha got injured. In this match, he took two catches and stumped Tom Latham.

KS Bharat Test

In February 2022, he was selected in the Indian Test team for the series against Sri Lanka. However, he did not get any chance to play. He was again named in India’s Test squad against England in May 2022.

On 9 February 2023, he got his chance to make his first test match debut against Australia in Nagpur. He came into the team in place of the injured Rishabh Pant.

In his first test match, he played an innings of 8 runs in 10 balls. Bharat has played 5 test matches so far and has scored 129 runs at an average of 18.42.

KS Bharat

In January 2024, he was selected for India’s squad for the test series against England. In the first test, he scored 41 runs in the first innings and 28 runs in the second innings. He also affected 4 dismissals during the match.

Facts about KS Bharat:

  • He admires MS Dhoni.
  • When he was 11, he witnessed MS Dhoni’s 148 against Pakistan at Vishakapatnam as a ball boy.
  • He has a tattoo on his chest and a tattoo of his parents’ name on his shoulder.
Ks Bharat tattoo
  • Srikar Bharat is the first and only Indian wicket-keeper batsman who smashed a triple century in the Ranji Trophy.

KS Bhahat’s Debut

KS Bhahat’s Debut
Test Debut09-11 February 2023Against AustraliaNagpur
First Class29 December 2012 – 01 January 2013Against KeralaKadappa
List-A20 February 2012Against Tamil NaduBangalore
T2017 March 2013Against Tamil NaduBhadravati
IPL20 September 2021Against Kolkata Knight RidersAbu Dhabi

KS Bharat‘s Career Stats/Records Summary:

FormatTotal MatchesInningsTotal RunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike RateCenturiesHalf-CenturiesFoursSixes
First Class93146487830836.0459.7792727609
List A69692167161*34.9579.17777222

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KS Bharat’s Net Worth

KS Bharat's Net Worth

According to Best Fantasy App.in his net worth is estimated to be $1.1 million and 8.15 crore in Indian rupees. His yearly income is 1 crore and $ Rs 15 lakh monthly. He made his money by playing cricket professionally. His main source of income is from Domestic Cricket and IPL Franchise.

Net WorthAmount
Total Net Worth of KS Bharat8.15 crore rupees
Ranji Salary40,000 per day
Vijay Hazare Salary25,000 per day
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy17,500 per match
IPL Salary50 lakh rupees

IPL Salary

KS Bharat IPL Salary
Delhi DaredevilsRs. 10 lakh
Royal Challengers BangloreRs. 20 lakh
Kolkata Knight Riders50 lakh
Gujarat Titans1.2 crore
Delhi Capitals2 crore
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KS Bharat, the talented cricketer, has etched his name in the sport era with skill and determination. His progression as a wicketkeeper-batsman shines brightly on the cricketing stage. Bharat’s great intent and excellent performances make him a promising player to watch. As he continues to evolve in the cricketing arena, Jitesh’s potential to make significant contributions to the sport is evident.

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Ans. Kona Srikar Bharat is an Indian international cricketer who plays wicket-keeper batsman for the Indian cricket team, Andhra in domestic cricket, and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL

Ans. KS Bharat was born on 3 October 1993 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Ans. He played for Kolkata Knight Riders In the IPL.

Ans. 30 Years 4 months (2024).

Ans. 50 Lakhs

Ans. 5ft 7″

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