Karun Nair Net Worth (June, 2023): IPL Salary, Biography, Age, height

Karun Nair Net Worth: $8 Million (Rs 60 Crores) (approx.)

Karun Nair net worth is estimated to be $8 Million or Rs 60 crores (approx.). Karun earns from both international and domestic cricket. Karun Nair makes most of his wealth from cricket.

Karun Nair Net Worth
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In 2017, his net worth was Rs 13 crores, apart from this IPL has contributed a good amount of money.

2022Rajasthan Royals₹ 14,000,000
2021Kolkata Knight Riders₹ 5,000,000
2020   (Retain)Punjab Kings₹ 56,000,000
2019   (Retain)Punjab Kings₹ 56,000,000
2018Kings XI Punjab₹ 56,000,000
2017Delhi Daredevils₹ 40,000,000
2016Delhi Daredevils₹ 40,000,000
2015 Rajasthan Royals ₹ 7,500,000
2014 Rajasthan Royals ₹ 7,500,000
2013Royal Challengers Bangalore₹ 800,000
2012 Royal Challengers Bangalore ₹ 800,000
Total₹ 283,600,000 

Karun Nair Net Worth 2023:

Karun Nair net worth is Rs 60 crores (approx.). Karun Nair has made good money throughout his cricket career. He made earnings from both international and domestic cricket careers.

In IPL, during his first and second seasons with RCB, he earned 8 lakhs each season. Later, in 2014  Nair was bought by Rajasthan Royal for 75 lakhs.

In 2016, he earned 4 core per season till 2017. Then in Kings XI Punjab, he earned 5.6 core for 3 consecutive seasons. Recently, in 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders signed Nair for 50 lakhs.

As C grade player Nair earns Rs 1 core per year from BCCI. As per media sources, the estimated net worth of Karun Nair is 60 cores.

Karun Nair, 30 Years Old, is a professional cricketer and plays for Karnataka and Kolkata Knight Riders (IPL) in domestic cricket. Nair has also played for India in ODI and test cricket. 

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Karun Nair IPL Salary:

Karun Nair has earned a total of 28.3 crore from his IPL career 

2012Royal Challengers BangaloreRs. 80 Lakh
2013Royal Challengers BangaloreRs. 80 Lakh
2014Rajasthan RoyalsRs. 75 Lakh
2015Rajasthan RoyalsRs. 75 Lakh
2016Delhi DaredevilsRs. 4 Crore
2017Delhi DaredevilsRs. 4 Crore
2018Kings XI PunjabRs. 5.6 Crore
2019 (Retain)Kings XI PunjabRs. 5.6 Crore
2020 (Retain)Kings XI PunjabRs. 5.6 Crore
2021Kolkata Knight RidersRs. 50 lakh
2022Rajasthan RoyalsRs. 1.4 Crore

Karun earns from both international and domestic cricket. He earns most of his income from cricket. Karun Nair net worth is estimated to be Rs 60 crores (approx.). In 2017, his net worth was Rs 15 crores, apart from this IPL has contributed a good amount of money. Now, Karun Nair net worth is Rs 45-60 crores.

Karun Nair Biography, Lifestyle, Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Income, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, House, Cars, Records, Awards & Facts.

Karun Nair Biography:

Karun Nair is an Indian cricketer who plays for Karnataka in domestic matches and currently playing for Kolkata Knight riders in the Indian premier league. He is right handed batsman and right arm off break bowler.

Karun Nair was born on 6th December 1991 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. His father’s name is Kaladharan Nair, and his mother’s name is Prema Nair.

Full NameKarun Kaladharan Nair
Birth Date6 December 1991
Birth PlaceJodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Nick NameKulla
Age31 years
EducationThe Frank Anthony Public School, Jain University
Father’sNameKaladharan Nair
Mother’sNamePrema Nair
SiblingsShruti Nair (sister)
Age31 Years Old
Height1.68 m (5 feet 6 inches)
Weight67 kg (148 lbs)
Body MeasurementChest (38 inches), Waist (31 inches), Biceps (12 inches)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Batting styleRight Hand Batsman
Bowling StyleRight-arm off-break
Marital StatusMarried (2022)
WifeSananya Tankariwala
ProfessionIndian Cricketer
Net Worth60 crores (as of 2022)
SalaryRs 3/5 Crores
Domestic Team Kolkata Knight Riders(2021), Karnataka (2012- present)
Previous TeamsRoyal Challengers Banglore, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi DareDevils
Active Since2012- present
Social MediaTwitterInstagram
Jersey Number69
MerchJerseys, Bats
National TeamIndia Cricket Team
Test Debut (cap 287)26th November 2016 vs. England
ODI Debut (cap 212)11th June 2016 vs. Zimbabwe
IPL Debut 2013
ICC RankingUnavailable
Cricket MerchBat, Ball, Apparel
Last Update2023

Nair’s father is a mechanical engineer, and his mother is a teacher. He also has a sister named Shruti Nair. At the moment, his sister is married and resides in the states. 

Karun Nair started playing cricket at the age of 10. After moving to Banglore, he joined Koramangala Cricket Academy. At 13, he was already playing for U-19 in inter-academy matches. 

Karun Nair completed his college studies at Jain University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. The player got engaged to his long-term girlfriend, Sananya Tankariwala, in 2019. Later, on 19th January 2020, the couple married at Hotel Fateh Grah Udaipur.

Karun Nair Death Escape:

Karun Nair’s mother said in an interview that his son was born prematurely. So, in his childhood, Nair suffered from lung problems. In fact, doctors were the ones who suggested Nair play sports. 

Later, in 2016 after his India ODI debut, his relatives organized thanksgiving at Aranmula Temple, Kerala.

But, the snake boat that Nair and his relatives were traveling on met an accident. Few people died, including his relatives.

However, he narrowly escaped death after being rescued by villagers. That incident deeply affected Nair. 

Karun Nair Height:

Nair is an athletic guy but as a sportsman, one always has to stay fit and healthy.

To maintain his body Nair always workouts. He combines bodyweight and gym exercises to stay in shape. Karun Nair height is 1.68 m (5 feet 6 inches). Karun Nair weighs around 67 kg (148 lbs). Likewise, Karun Nair other body measurement is chest (38 inches), Waist (31 inches), Biceps (12 inches). 

Karun Nair International Career:

On 11th June 2016, Karun Nair made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 3 match series. In his first-ever match, India was chasing a score of 168. There Nair opened with KL Raul.

But sadly, he could not reach a double-digit figure scoring only 7 runs. So it was the forgettable debut for Nair. Still, India won the match by 9 wickets.

Likewise, in his next match, Karun Nair also missed the opportunity to score big runs. Instead, he again opened for India with KL Rahul. Karun Nair scored impressive 39 runs in 68 balls with five 4s. This was his last match for India as he has not featured for India since then. India later cleans sweep the series-winning by 3-0.  

Triple Centurian

On 8th December 2016, Karun Nair made his test debut against England. Nair was called as an injury replacement for India opener Shikhar Dhawan.


Later, in his third ever test inning for India, Karun Nair scored a triple century against England on 19th December 2016. Karun Nair scored 303 that, too, not out in 381 balls. Nair hit 32 – 4s and 4 sixes to help India reach a mammoth score of 759/9.

India won the match and cleaned swept series 4-0. Likewise, Karun Nair was also named man of the match for his excellent triple hundred.

Karun Nair is the only player after Virendra Sehwag to score a triple century for India. Karun Nair is also the third player to convert his maiden test century into a triple century after Bob Simpson and Sir Garfield Sobers. 

Later, even after scoring triple hundred in his previous test, Karun Nair could not play in a test match against Bangladesh.

However, in India’s first test series of 2017 against Australia, the India team was called up again. But his next 4 innings ended in a disappointing run with 26, 0, 23, and 5. Since then, Nair hasn’t played for India in any format. 

Karun Nair Domestic Career:

During the 2013-14 Ranji trophy Karun Nair made his first-class debut for Karnataka. In his first season, Nair won the tournament.

Karun Nair also scored three consecutive hundred in their final league game. He scored a century twice during knockout—one of them in semis against Punjab, where Nair scored not out 151.

Similarly, in finals, Karun Nair scored 44 and 20, not out against Maharastra to help the team win by 7 wickets. 

Later, in the 2014-15 season, Karnataka won the Ranji Trophy again. In the overall tournament, Karun Nair scored 709 in 10 matches. Nair scored 328 against Tamil Nadu in the finals to help Karnataka win by innings. 

After a knock of 328, Karun Nair became the second Karnataka player to score a triple hundred.

Likewise, the only player to score a triple hundred in the Ranji Trophy final since 1946-47. Karun’s knock was also the highest run by any batsman in the Ranji final.

Indian Premier League

Bench Warmer

As a young talented batsman, Karun Nair warmed benched most of the time in the 2012 and 2013 IPL campaign with Royal Challengers Banglore. In 2013, Nair only played in two matches for RCB, scoring just 9 runs.

Breakthrough Campaign

In 2014, Rajasthan Royals bought talented batsman Karun Nair in the Ipl auction after RCB didn’t retain him. On 3rd May 2014, Nair scored season-best 73, not out as Royals defeated Delhi by 7 wickets.

Likewise, in 11 matches, Nair scored 330 runs at a strike rate of 142.24. There he scored 3 fifties. 

Since his 2014 IPL campaign Nair has been a dependable middle-order batsman for any team. 

In 2015, Nair didn’t perform well with the bat. However, he was an important batsman to help the Royals reach the playoff. Over 14 matches, he scored 181 runs at a 124.82 strike rate. 

Expensive Uncapped Player

After Rajasthan Royals was suspended from IPL for 2 years, Nair was in the auction market.

Nair had a base price of 10 lakhs, and Delhi daredevils paid 40 times more. So DD bought him for 4 cores. Nair displayed impressive performance as per price. But 2016 IPl was the most productive for Karun. In 14 games, he scored 357 runs (career-best) at the strike of 120.20, including 3 half-centuries.

Likewise, on 20th May 2015, Nair scored career-best 83 runs in a 6 wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Although the team struggled in the 2016 IPL campaign, Nair showed impressive performance with the bat. 


In 2018 Nair was purchased by Kings XI Punjab. In his first campaign with Punjab, Nair again crossed 300 marks run at a 136.19 strike rate.

However, the next 2 season has been devastating for Nair. He just played in one match during the 2019 season. Likewise, in 2020 IPL, he only played in  4 matches scoring 16 runs.


In July 2020, Nair was tested Covid positive. However, before the IPL campaign, he recovered and traveled to the United Arab Emirates.

New Journey

Punjab released Nair before the 2021 IPL auction. Later, Nair was bought by two times IPL champion Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2021 IPL campaign.

Karun Nair career stats:

Runs scored374465,4361,953
Batting average62.3323.0050.3331.50
100s/the 50s1/00/014/252/12
Top score303*39328120
Balls bowled121269750
Bowling average52.3044.78
5 wickets in innings00
10 wickets in the match00
Best bowling2/112/16

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Interesting facts about Karun Nair:

  • Karun Nair idol is Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
  • Nair is the second Indian to score a triple-test century.
  • He wears jersey number 69 in domestic and for the Indian team.
  • Nair is the only second Indian batsman who made a triple-hundred in test cricket after the Virender Sehwag who made 2 triple centuries.
  • He is the only second player from Karnataka who scored a triple-hundred and the first batsman to score a triple century in a Ranji final since 1946–47.
  • Karun is the youngest Indian test player who scored a triple-hundred.
  • Nair’s favorite club is Manchester United.
  • Nair’s favorite shot is Inside-out.
  • His hobbies are watching movies.
  • Nair’s favorite movie is Chak De India. 

Karun Nair Frequently Asked Questions

What happened to Karun Nair?

Since his test match against Australia in 2017, Nair has not been called into the Indian team. In addition, he has not scored a hundred in domestic cricket in any format since 2017.

Similarly, in his last 2 IPL, Nair has played only 5 matches scoring 16 runs for King XI Punjab.

Is Karun Nair married?

Yes, Karun Nair is married to a long-term girlfriend and fiance, Sanaya Tankariwala. They married on 19th January 2020 at Hotel Fateh Grah Udaipur.

Who has scored a triple century for India? 

On 29th March 2004, Virendra Sehwag scored India’s first triple test century against Pakistan. He again scored another triple test century against South Africa in 2008.

Then, on 19th December 2016, Karun Nair became the second Indian to score a triple test hundred. He scored 303, not out against England. 

What is Virender Sehwag and Karun Nair record?

This is the fastest triple century by any player; Sehwag got to the landmark in 278 balls. Karun Nair scored 303* in 2016 against England in Chennai and became the second Indian after Sehwag to score a triple century. He could have surpassed Sehwag’s record, but India declared after reaching the milestone.

When did Nair Make his Debut Match Against England?

Nair made his debut match against England on November 26, 2016, at Mohali.