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Hardik Pandya Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography

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Age: 30 Years
Hometown: Vadodara, Gujarat
Wife: Natasa Stankovic

Hardik Pandya

Bio/Wiki
Full NameHardik Himanshu Pandya
NicknameHarry
ProfessionCricketer (All-rounder)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)6' (183 cm)
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- 16 October 2016 against New Zealand at Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Test- 26 July 2017 against Sri Lanka at Galle, Sri Lanka
T20I- 26 January 2016 against Australia at Adelaide, Australia
Jersey Number#228 (India)
#228 (Domestic)
Domestic/State TeamBaroda, Mumbai Indians, Indian Board Presidents XI
Coach/MentorAjay Pawar
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast-medium
Favourite ShotStraight Drive [1]Cricket Times
Records (main ones)In 2016, he became the top scorer in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 377 runs and 10 wickets.
Personal Life
Date of Birth11 October 1993 (Monday)
Age (as of 2023)30 Years
BirthplaceChoryasi, Surat, Gujarat, India
Zodiac signLibra
NationalityIndian
HometownVadodara, Gujarat, India
SchoolMK High School, Baroda
Educational Qualification9th standard
ReligionHinduism
CasteBrahmin
AddressA 6,000-square feet penthouse in an apartment, Diwalipura area, Vadodara
HobbiesTravelling, Listening to Music
Tattoo(s)• He has Multiple tattoos on his body.
Hardik Pandya tattoos
• A tattoo of a man holding a child’s hand and below that the date 30.07.2020, the birth date of his son Agastya; the tattoo is inked on his right arm.
Hardik Pandya's tattoo about his son
Controversies• In 2019, he, along with KL Rahul, were invited at Karan Johar's talk show 'Koffee with Karan.' The episode stirred controversy due to their sexist comments.
Hardik Pandya on the set of 'Koffee with Karan'

Rape-molestation allegation from the wife of Dawood's aide: In November 2021, Rehnuma Bhati, the wife of one of Dawood Ibrahim's aides's, registered a complaint against her husband, Riaz Bhati, cricketers Hardik Pandya and Munaf Patel, and congress leaders Rajeev Shukla and Prithviraj Kothari at Mumbai's Santacruz police station. In Her complaint, she accused them of rape-molestation. [2]ANI

The customs department seized his imported wrist watches: On 16 November 2021, Pandya took to social media to dismiss reports of custom officials at Mumbai airport seizing his luxury watches. The cricketer refuted reports that claimed that the customs department had sized his two wrist watches worth Rs. 5 crore. Reportedly, the customs officials found that the price of the watches, as per bills submitted, didn’t match the actual value. Pandya tweeted in his defence - "The cost of the watch is approximately ₹1.5 crore and not ₹5 crore as per rumours floating around the social media." He added, "Early on Monday morning, 15th November, on my arrival from Dubai, after picking up my luggage, I voluntarily went to Mumbai airport customs counter to declare the items brought by me and pay the requisite customs duty. “Wrong perceptions have been floating around on social media regarding my declaration to customs at Mumbai airport, and I would like to clarify about what transpired.” Pandya said he submitted all the documents of the purchased items. “I had voluntarily declared all the items that I had lawfully purchased from Dubai and was ready to pay whatever duties that needed to be paid." [3]The Hindu
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date• Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic got married to each other amid the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19. [4]India Today
• On 14 February 2023, Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic renewed their wedding vows in a Christian wedding ceremony in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Hardik Pandya and Natasa Stankovic renewed their wedding vows in a Christian wedding ceremony in Udaipur, Rajasthan on 14 February 2023
Engagement Date01-01-2020
Hardik Pandya's engagement picture
Affairs/GirlfriendsLisha Sharma (Model)
Hardik Pandya with Lisha Sharma
Elli AvrRam (Actress)
Hardik Pandya with Elli AvrRam
Natasa Stankovic
Hardik Pandya with Natasa Stankovic
Family
Wife/SpouseNatasa Stankovic (Serbian actress and model)
Hardik Pandya with his fiancee, Natasa Stankovic
ChildrenSon- Agastya (born in July 2020)
Hardik Pandya shared on his Instagram that he was blessed with a baby boy
Hardik Pandya with his son
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Himanshu Pandya (Businessman; died of cardiac arrest on 16 January 2021)
Mother- Nalini Pandya
Hardik Pandya with his parents
SiblingsBrother- Krunal Pandya (Elder; Cricketer)
Hardik Pandya with his brother Krunal Pandya
Favourites
CricketerBatsmen- Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh
Bowler- Harbhajan Singh
Cricket GroundWankhede Stadium in Mumbai
ColourWhite
ActorAkshay Kumar
Actress(es)Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor
SuperheroSuperman
CuisinesGujarati
Football TeamManchester United Football Club
Mobile AppWhatsApp
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Land Rover Range Rover Vogue
Hardik Pandya's Land Rover Range Rover Vogue car
• Audi A6
Hardik Pandya's Audi A6 car
Money Factor
Salary (IPL)Rs. 15 crore (as of 2024) [5]Cricket Times

Hardik PandyaSome Lesser Known Facts About Hardik Pandya

  • Does Hardik Pandya smoke?: Yes [6]IndiaToday
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  • Does Hardik Pandya drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Hardik Pandya hails from modest family background.

    Hardik Pandya's childhood picture with his father Himanshu Pandya

    Hardik Pandya’s childhood picture with his father Himanshu Pandya

  • His father is an ardent lover of cricket. During his childhood, his father took him to watch matches in Baroda, after which, he started taking interest in cricket.
  • When he was five years old, his family moved from Choryasi, Surat to Gorwa, Baroda and enrolled him in Kiran More International Academy in Baroda, along with his brother, Krunal Pandya, who was seven years old at that time.
  • His family lived on lease in Gorwa because of financial issues. They had a second-hand car to travel to the cricket ground.
  • Hardik Pandya faced lots of difficulties in his teenage days. His father suffered thrice from the heart attack due to which his father had to quit his job.

    Hardik Pandya with his father Himanshu Pandya

    Hardik Pandya with his father Himanshu Pandya

  • He dropped out of school after ninth standard and started focusing on his cricket career.
  • Earlier, he used to play as a leg spinner. In one of the local league matches in Baroda, his team was short of one fast bowler. The former Indian cricketer, Kiran More told him to play as fast bowler and he accepted this task immediately. He surprised everyone with his performance by picking seven wickets in that match.  He, then, switched his bowling from leg spinner to medium pacer.
  • Kiran More helped him a lot by not charging any fee from him for the first three years in his academy.
  • In one of his interviews with the Indian Express, Hardik told that he was removed from his state-age group teams because of his attitude problems. He also said, he was just an expressive child who does not like to hide his emotions.
  • He made his T20 debut in 2013 for Baroda against Mumbai. The match was held at Ahmedabad for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
  • In 2015, John Wright saw great potential in him, so, he selected Pandya in the Mumbai Indians (MI) IPL team at a base price of Rs 10 lakhs.
  • In 2016, he got selected to play for the Indian cricket team. He played his first International T20 match against Australia at Adelaide, Australia.
  • In 2018, Mumbai Indians bought him at a whopping price of Rs 1 Crore at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
  • Hardik Pandya’s favourite tattoo out of which he has got inked on his body is ‘Time is Money’ on his arm.
  • He is often called “West Indian guy from Baroda,” due to his West Indian characteristic and behaviour.
  • His best cricketing memory is the last over of India against Bangladesh in 2016 ICC World T20, when Bangladesh needed only 2 runs in 3 balls.

  • His teammates fondly call him, Rockstar.
  • Hardik Pandya likes to play against Australia.
  • He has been featured on the cover of various magazines like Maxim India and The Man.

    Hardik Pandya on the 'Maxim India' magazine cover

    Hardik Pandya on the ‘Maxim India’ magazine cover

  • Hardik Pandya is an avid dog lover.

    Hardik Pandya loves dogs

    Hardik Pandya loves dogs

  • On 1 January 2020, Hardik announced his engagement with the Serbian actress and model, Natasa Stankovic, through his Instagram account.

  • Ahead of the 2024 IPL, the Mumbai Indians management announced Hardik Pandya as their captain, replacing Rohit Sharma. However, the MI fans were not happy with the replacement, and Pandya was heavily trolled for commanding Rohit Sharma under his captaincy during mathces.

  • On 8 April 2024, the Economic Offence Wing of Mumbai Police arrested his stepbrother Vaibhav Pandya for cheating Hardik Pandya and his brother Krunal Pandya for Rs. 4 crore. In 2021, Hardik, Krunal, and Vaibhav started a polymer business in partnership in which Hardik and Krunal infused 40% of capital each, while Vaibhav infused 20% capital. Later, Vaibhav started his own firm in the same business without informing the Pandya brothers which caused them a loss of around Rs. 4 crores. [7]The Economic Times
  • In May 2024, his wife, Natasa, dropped the ‘Pandya’ surname from her Instagram account following which netizens started speculating about their separation.