Ankush Rathee Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Ankush Rathee is an Indian Kabaddi player. He is known for playing for Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League since 2022.

Wiki/Biography

Ankush Rathee was born on Monday, 30 June 2003 (age 20 years; as of 2023) in Rohtak, Haryana. His zodiac sign is Cancer. Inspired by his brother, Amit, who is a Kabaddi player and played during season 1 of the Pro Kabaddi League, Ankush Rathee decided to become a professional Kabaddi player.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 75 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 40 Inches; Waist: 34 Inches; Biceps: 14 Inches

Ankush Rathee

Family

Ankush Rathee belongs to a Jaat family in Rohtak, Haryana.

Parents & Siblings

Ankush Rathee’s father’s name is Ashok Rathee. He has an elder brother named Amit Rathee, a Kabaddi player.

Ankush Rathee's father

Ankush Rathee’s father

Wife 

Ankush Rathee is unmarried.

Religion

Ankush Rathee follows Hinduism. According to his Instagram account, Ankush is an ardent follower of Lord Shiva.

Career

Deepak Niwas Hooda Foundation

Ankush Rathee began his Kabaddi career at Deepak Niwas Hooda Foundation in Rohtak, Haryana, where he practised Kabaddi and later, played at various district and state-level Kabaddi tournaments. Later, he was selected for the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Sonepat Kabaddi Team.

Pro Kabaddi League

In 2021, Ankush Rathee began his Pro Kabaddi League career with Bengaluru Bulls in season 8 as a franchisee nominated new young player; however, he did not get game time during the tournament. In 2022, Ankush Rathee was bought by Jaipur Pink Panthers as an existing young player to play during season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League.

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Ankush Rathee during season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League

Ankush Rathee during season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League

Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League was a turning point in Ankush Rathee’s professional Kabaddi career. In season 9, Ankush Rathee played 24 matches. He maintained a tackle strike rate of 67 per cent. He earned a total of 89 points during the tournament. He also earned nine high fives in total and became the first player in season 9 to collect 70+ tackle points. He broke the record of having the most tackle points by a debutant.

 

In 2023, Ankush Rathee was retained by Jaipur Pink Panthers as a left-corner defender in the new young player category for Rs. 30 Lakhs.

Ankush Rathee during season 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League

Ankush Rathee during season 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League

Chandigarh Junior Kabaddi Team 

In 2021, Ankush Rathee played for the Chandigarh National Junior Kabaddi Team at the 47th Junior National Kabaddi Championship held in S.P Office Grounds Suryapet, Telangana.

Services Sports Control Board

In October 2023, Ankush Rathee played for the Services Sports Control Board at the 37th National Games of India which were held in Goa. His team won the Kabaddi Tournament.

Ankush Rathee at 37 National Games in Goa

Ankush Rathee at 37 National Games in Goa

Juniors National Kabaddi Team

In February 2023, Ankush Rathee played for the Juniors National Kabaddi Team at the 2nd Junior Kabaddi World Championships held in Urmia, Iran. He was appointed as the captain of the team. Ankush’s team won the tournament and became the 2nd Junior Kabaddi World Champions.

Ankush Rathee posing with the trophy at the 2nd Junior Kabaddi World Championship in Iran

Ankush Rathee posing with the trophy at the 2nd Junior Kabaddi World Championship in Urmia, Iran

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Awards

  • In 2022, he won the Best Defender of the Season Award in season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League.
    Ankush Rathee with his award at season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League

    Ankush Rathee with his award at season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League

Medal

Gold

In November 2023, He won a gold medal at the 37 National Games in Goa, India.

Ankush Rathee (siting in centre) posing with his team at the 37 National Games in Goa

Ankush Rathee (sitting in the centre) posing with his team at the 37 National Games in Goa

Car Collection

Ankush Rathee owns a Mahindra XUV500.

Ankush Rathee posing with his car

Ankush Rathee posing with his car

Facts/Trivia

  • In Season 9, Ankush Rathee became an orange sleeve holder after he earned the most tackle points and nine 5’s.
    Ankush Rathee receiving his orange sleeve during seaosn 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League

    Ankush Rathee receiving his orange sleeve during season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League

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