Rinku Sharma Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Rinku Sharma is an Indian Kabaddi player who is known for his performance in the Pro Kabaddi League seasons 8,9, and 10. He plays at the right corner position as a defender.

Wiki/Biography

Rinku Sharma was born on Wednesday. 11 April 2001 (age 22 years; as of 2023) in the village Rindhana, district Sonipat, Haryana. His zodiac sign is Aries. Rinku started his studies in a local school in his village; however, he did not complete his schooling as he was more interested in pursuing kabaddi instead of studies.

Rinku Sharma's (wearing blue shirt) childhood photo

Rinku Sharma’s (wearing blue shirt) childhood photo

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 8″

Weight (approx.): 75 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 38″, Waist: 30″, Biceps: 14″

Rinku Sharma

Family

Parents & Siblings

Rinku Sharma’s father, Krishan, works in the Jindal Industries Private Limited in Gujarat; however, there is not much information about his mother. Rinku has an elder brother named Lokesh Sharma.

Rinku Sharma (left) with his elder brother Lokesh Sharma

Rinku Sharma (left) with his elder brother Lokesh Sharma

Wife 

Robin Sharma is unmarried.

Religion

Robin Sharma follows Hinduism.

Rinku Sharma visiting the Khatu Shyam Mandir in Rajasthan

Rinku Sharma visiting the Khatu Shyam Mandir in Rajasthan

Kabaddi Player

In 2017, Rinku participated in the 44th Junior National Kabaddi Championship and represented the Chandigarh team. In the following year, he took part in the Khelo India School Games in which his home state won the gold medal. In 2021, he was picked up by the Mumbai-based Pro Kabaddi League team ‘U Mumba’ for season 8 and was bought in auctions for Rs. 32 lakhs. He scored an overall 60 tackle points with a 73.51% average time on the mat. He scored 60 points from 22 matches in his debut PKL season.

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Rinku Sharma as an official defender of 'U Mumba' in season 8 of the Pro Kabaddi League

Rinku Sharma as an official defender of ‘U Mumba’ in season 8 of the Pro Kabaddi League

In the same year, Rinku took part in the 68th Senior Nationals Championship (Men) and represented Chandigarh. In 2022, Rinku participated in the Khelo India University games in which he represented the Guru Kashi University, Talwandi Sabo and won the gold medal in the men’s division category.

Rinku Sharma (standing fifth from left) after winning gold in the Khelo India University Games 2022

Rinku Sharma (standing fifth from left) after winning gold in the Khelo India University Games 2022

In the same year, he took part in the All India Inter University Championship 2022 held at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak where he represented the Guru Kashi University, Talwandi Sabo and won the second prize of the tournament.

Rinku Sharma (right) with the runners-up trophy of All India Inter University Championship 2022

Rinku Sharma (right) with the runners-up trophy of All India Inter University Championship 2022

In 2022, he was retained by the Pro Kabaddi League team ‘U Mumba’ for season 9 and was made the vice-captain of the team for the entire season. He also served as the captain of the team for a few matches as the original captain was injured.

Rinku Sharma (in orange) season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League in 2022

Rinku Sharma (in orange) season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League in 2022

In 2023, Rinku Sharma took part in the 37th National Games of India which were held in Goa. Rinku represented the Chandigarh Kabaddi team and won the bronze medal in the tournament.

Rinku Sharma as part of the Chandigarh Kabaddi team in the National Games 2023

Rinku Sharma as part of the Chandigarh Kabaddi team in the National Games 2023

In the same year, Rinku was retained by the team ‘U Mumba’ for season 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League in which he had 38 tackles with 23 tackle points and 79.28% of average time on mat.

Rinku Sharma (extreme left) during a match in season 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League in 2023

Rinku Sharma (extreme left) during a match in season 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League in 2023

Tattoo

Rinku Sharma has a tattoo on his right forearm which says ‘Kabaddi.’

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Rinku Sharma right arm tattoo

Rinku Sharma right arm tattoo

Awards

  • 2022: Best Defender in the All India Inter University Championship
    Rinku Sharma receiving the Defender of the Match prize

    Rinku Sharma receiving the Defender of the Match prize

  • 2022: Dream11 Gamechanger of the Match- Pro Kabaddi League Season 9
    Rinku Sharma with his award in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9

    Rinku Sharma with his award in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9

  • 2022: Best Defender in Khelo India University games

Bike Collection

Rinku Sharma owns a Royal Enfield Bullet.

Car Collection

Rinku Sharma owns a white Volkswagen Virtus car.

Rinku Sharma with his white sedan

Rinku Sharma with his white sedan

Favourites

Facts/Trivia

  • Rinku Sharma always wanted to join the team ‘U Mumba’ because his favourite defender and Iranian kabaddi player Fazel Atrachali was in that team. His second favourite Pro Kabaddi League team besides ‘U Mumba’ was ‘Patna Pirates.’
  • In terms of a raider, Rinku considers Pardeep Narwal his biggest inspiration. He considers the Iranian player Fazel Atrachali his idol in terms of defending in Kabaddi.
    Rinku Sharma with Fazel Atrachali (left)

    Rinku Sharma with Fazel Atrachali (left)

  • Rinku Sharma started playing kabaddi at the age of 12 as kabaddi is the most prominent sport in his native village. He got inspired by seeing his senior players who belonged to the same village and are now famous Indian kabaddi players like Pardeep Narwal, Rajesh Narwal, and Joginder Narwal.
  • Rinku’s favourite defensive move is ‘dash’ where a defender rushes to a raider with great force before pushing them out of the playing area and preventing them from crossing the midline.
  • Rinku’s parents wanted him to study and get a well-to-do job; however, his elder brother, Lokesh Sharma, wanted him to play Kabaddi and he was the one who introduced Rinku to the field of Kabaddi.
  • The Pro Kabaddi League started in 2014 while Rinku was still studying in school and that’s when he saw senior players getting so much recognition and government jobs. That was the moment when Rinku chose kabaddi over studies.
  • While he was studying in school, Rinku used to bunk his classes to take part in the domestic Kabaddi matches and he anyway was not interested in studies and thought of making his kabaddi skills better at that time.
  • During the initial days of his kabaddi journey, he was an all-rounder and was a decent player in the raider position. It was during the under-17 nationals that he shifted his entire focus to defending.
  • With his bidding amount of season 8. Rinku Sharma built a house for his family and also bought a vehicle out of the Pro Kabaddi League amount.
  • His best friend in the team ‘U Mumba’ is Surinder Singh Dehal.
    Rinku Sharma with his best friend Surinder Singh Dehal (left)

    Rinku Sharma with his best friend Surinder Singh Dehal (left)

  • Rinku smokes hookah whenever he is free from kabaddi practice and is back in his hometown.
    Rinku Sharma smoking hookah at his home in Haryana

    Rinku Sharma smoking hookah at his home in Haryana

  • In his debut season of the Pro Kabaddi League (2021), Rinku Sharma finished as the 6th best defender and became famous for his solo tackle on Patna Pirates’ Sachin Tanwar.
  • Rinku Sharma is also addressed as ‘Rinku Hari.’
  • He likes doing photography and spends time doing the activity during his leisure time.
    Rinku Sharma trying his hand at photography

    Rinku Sharma trying his hand at photography

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