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Mahendra Singh Dhoni Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More



Full Name (Famed) Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Short / Pet Name MSD, MS, Mahi, Captain Cool
Real Name Same as Full Name
Sex  Male
Profession / Occupation (s) Cricketer (Wicket-keeper)
Nationality Indian
Does Mahendra Singh Dhoni smoke?: No
Does Mahendra Singh Dhoni drink alcohol?: Yes, occasionally
Dhoni was born to a middle-class Rajput caste of rulers.
He secured 65% in his 10th Board exams.
In 1993, he was first spotted as a goalkeeper by KR Banerjee, the cricket coach at his school, who later asked him to try his hand in wicket-keeping.
MS Dhoni in younger days
It was PC Poddar, the former cricket captain of Bengal, who saw great potential in him during the Talent Resource Development Wing (TRDW) match in Jamshedpur. After which, he was selected in the Bihar U19 team in the 1998/99 season, where he scored 176 runs in 5 matches.
In 2002, when Dhoni was trying for a place in the India team, he fell in love with a girl named Priyanka Jha. But, unfortunately, Priyanka died in an accident, the same year.
Though he played as a senior for Bihar from 1999 to 2003, his consistent performance was ignored by East Zone selectors, after which he was moved to West Bengal, where he started working as a ticket collector at Kharagpur railway station for 3 years (2001-2003).
In 2003, Sourav Ganguly approached him to move to Kolkata, but he denied the offer and went back to Bihar, where he went to the National Cricket Academy.
His life took a turn in 2004 when he got selected for India A tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya, where he performed exceptionally well.
On his ODI debut against Bangladesh on 23 December 2004, he was out for a duck.
Dhoni made his 1st ODI century against arch-rival Pakistan in Vishakapatnam, where he smashed 148 runs from 123 balls.
Earlier, he used to have long hairs for two reasons, first he is a huge fan of John Abraham, secondly, he used to consider it lucky.
Early look of MS Dhoni
In 2006, he was voted as the MTV Youth Icon.
Even after achieving such a huge success in his early career, he remained grounded and spends time with his childhood buddies.
It was Sachin Tendulkar who recommended his name for India’s skipper in 2007, after which Indian cricket team reached the heights like never before.
He and his wife Sakshi knew each other since their childhood, but their love ignited in winters of 2007 when they met in Kolkata through Yudhajit Dutta (Dhoni’s manager and friend). It was Dhoni who asked for her number from his manager, and when he later messaged her, she didn’t believe it initially. They dated each other for 3 years and got married in a low-profile ceremony in 2010.
In 2011, he was honoured with the rank of Lt. Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army.
MS Dhoni as Lt. Colonel of Indian Territorial Army
He was the highest taxpayer sportsperson in India for the year 2012, 2013, 2014.
Dhoni is a good friend of actor, John Abraham.
MS Dhoni with John Abraham
He is counted among the best finishers in modern cricket, and known for finishing the ODI match by hitting six, popular among them was the winning six in the 2011 ICC World Cup final against Sri Lanka.
Dhoni learned his signature shot, ‘The Helicopter Shot’ from his childhood friend Santosh Lal, who passed away in July 2013.
In 2012, he became one of the world’s top-earning sportsperson (#31 in the world) by Forbes magazine, beating popular sportspersons such as Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney  and the World’s fastest man Usain Bolt.
He announced his Test retirement after the Melbourne test match in December 2014 during the Australia tour, where he was just 1 test match defeat away for equaling the record of being captain of most defeated test matches abroad.
He owns a hotel in Ranchi called ‘Mahi Residency
MS Dhoni’s hotel in Ranchi
Dhoni is a pet lover and has 2 pet dogs, a Labrador named Zarah and an Alsatian named Sam.
Dhoni with his pets
He is a bike lover and is the co-owner of ‘Mahi Racing Team India‘ in Supersport World Championship.

Salary / Earnings:

Salary (approx.) ?15 Crore (IPL 2019)
Net Worth (approx.) $103 million [4]MSN

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Personal Details:

Age, Date of Birth (DOB), Birth Place

Date of Birth 7 July 1981
Age (as in 2018) 37 Years
Birthplace Ranchi, Jharkhand, (Then in Bihar) India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Cancer


Family Details

Father–  Pan Singh (MECON employee; worked at Junior Management position)
Mother – Devki Devi
Brother–  Narendra Singh Dhoni (Elder, Politician)
Sister–  Jayanti Gupta (Elder)

Religion & Caste Details

Religion Hinduism

Schooling, College, Qualification

School DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand
College/University St. Xaviers College, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Educational Qualifications College Dropout

Home Town, Address

Hometown Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Address Harmu Housing Colony, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Personality and Appearance

Height (approx.) in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 42 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Favourites and Preferences

Favourite Cricketer(s) Batsmen : Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist
Bowlers : Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee
Favourite Cricket Ground(s) Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
Favourite Food(s) Chicken Butter Masala, Chicken Tikka Pizza, Kebabs, Yellow Dal, Sonpapdi, Gulab Jamun and Rasgullas
Favourite Football Player Cristiano Ronaldo
Favourite Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Favourite Actor(s) Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham
Favourite Actresses Angelina Jolie, Deepika Padukone
Favourite Film(s) Agneepath, Sholay
Favourite Musician Kishore Kumar
Favourite Colour(s) Blue and Black
Favourite Destination(s) Sri Lanka, Goa

Love / Marital status, Affairs

Relationship Status Married
Girlfriends / Affairs Priyanka Jha (died in 2002)
Lakshmi Rai (South Indian actress)
Sakshi Singh Rawat (Sakshi Dhoni)
Spouse/Wife/Husband Sakshi Singh Rawat
Kids 1
Kids Details Daughter– Ziva

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