Siddharth Desai (Kabaddi) Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Siddharth Desai is a famous Indian Kabaddi player known for being the highest-paid player in PKL season 7.

Wiki/Biography

Siddharth, whose full name is Siddharth Sirish Desai and often called ‘Bahubali’, was born on December 5, 1991, in a village in Maharashtra, India (age 32 years; as of 2023). His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He went to school at Jayprakash Vidyalay, Kini, and Shriman VP Desai Jr College, Kowad. When he was young, a coach named Appa Dalvi taught him Kabaddi in his village. He later studied B.Sc. in Physics in college and worked for Air India. There, another coach, Ashok Sinde, trained him to play Kabaddi for the company.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 72 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42”; Waist: 32”; Biceps: 14”

Siddharth Desai

Family

Parents & Siblings

Siddharth Desai’s father is Sirish Desai. He used to be a kabaddi player and but now he is a farmer. There is not much information about his mother.

Siddharth Desai with his whole family

Siddharth Desai with his whole family

He has an elder brother, Suraj, who plays kabaddi and is in the Indian Army.

A picture of Siddharth's brother

A picture of Siddharth’s brother

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Wife & Children

Siddharth is not married.

Relationships/Affairs

Siddharth has been rumored to be dating another kabaddi player, Sayali Keripale. He once posted about it on Instagram but later removed it.

Siddharth Desai and Sayali Keripale

Religion

Siddharth Desai follows Hinduism.

Career

Desai joined the Indian army after his studies. However, his love for Kabaddi led him to leave the army to join the Satej Kabaddi club in Pune and train. Later, he worked at Air India and played Kabaddi with famous players like Ajay Thakur and Deepak Hooda.

Siddharth during his time in the Indian Army

Siddharth during his time in the Indian Army

National Games

In 2018, Desai played with the Maharashtra team and they won a gold medal at the senior nationals. This win was special because Maharashtra hadn’t won in 10 years.

Siddharth's Maharashtra jersey

Siddharth’s Maharashtra jersey

Pro Kabaddi League

Desai started playing in the Pro Kabaddi in its 6th season. U Mumba team bought him for INR 36.4 Lakh. He did very well in that season where he scored 218 raid points and 3 tackle points.

Siddharth Desai playing for U Mumba

Siddharth Desai playing for U Mumba

Then, because of his performance as a newcomer, in the 7th season, the Telegu Titans offered him INR 1.45 Cr to play for them. He played well, but his team came in 11th place. He continued to play for them in the next two seasons, seasons 8 and 9 where he was being coached by L Srinivas Reddy.

Siddharth during a match in Telugu Titan jersey

Siddharth during a match in Telugu Titan jersey

Achievements

  • Fastest 50 in Pro Kabaddi League history – PKL Season 6
  • VIVO Pro Kabaddi Best Debutant (2019)
  • Most raid points in a single season (7) for Telegu Titans ever – 217.
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Bike Collection

Siddharth Desai has Royal Enfield and Pulsar.

Siddharth on his Royal Enfield

Car Collection

Siddharth Desai has MG Hector and Jeep.

Siddharth on his Jeep

Tattoos

Clock with Compass on Arm

Siddharth's clock and compass tattooSiddharth's clock tattoo

Siddharth has a black and grey clock tattoo on his top left arm. There’s also a compass on it.

Roses Near the Wrist

Siddharth's floral tattoo

The kabaddi player has a black rose tattoo near his left wrist.

Brother’s Name on Top of the Hand

Siddharth's Suraj Tattoo on hand

Siddharth’s left-hand says ‘Suraj’ in Hindi writing.

Illuminati on Right Hand

Siddharth's Illuminati tattoo

Siddharth has a black Illuminati tattoo on his right hand.

Tribal Design on Inner Arm

Siddharth's tribal tattoo on arm

Desai has a big black tribal design on his inner arm.

Salary

As of 2022, he has a salary of INR 20 lakh.

Favourites

Actor: John Abraham

Song: Ishq Tera by Guru Randhawa

Facts/Trivia

  • Suraj, Siddharth’s brother, is a good Kabaddi player too. In the first season of the Pro Kabaddi League, the Jaipur Pink Panthers chose him. But the army said he couldn’t play. In season 5, the Delhi team picked him, but he got hurt and couldn’t play any games. In season 7, he played 12 games with the Telegu Titans.
  • Siddharth grew up in a village where everyone loved Kabaddi. He began playing in first grade. He said in an interview that he started playing late because he was busy studying. When he told his brother he wanted to play, his brother told him to study instead.
  • Siddharth couldn’t play in Pro Kabaddi for a long time because he wasn’t young enough and hadn’t played in national games. But he played in a big game in Maharashtra in 2018 which enabled him to join the PKL.
  • In his first season, he scored very quickly. He got paid a lot of money in the 2019 season to play for the Telugu Titans.
  • Besides Kabaddi, Siddharth likes to play guitar for an hour every day. He loves to sing and has a YouTube channel for his songs. He said playing guitar helps him focus.
  • He loves animals and helps strays. He asks his fans to help animals too. He has a dog named Buster.
    Siddharth's pet dog Buster

    Siddharth’s pet dog Buster

    Siddharth's post about feeding stray dogs

    Siddharth’s post about feeding stray dogs

  • Siddharth has a huge social media following and he promotes brands like Vision 11, Olymp Trade, and XLR8 Sports Nutrition.
  • He works out at the gym and swims to keep himself fit.
  • His jersey number in Telegu Titans is 8.
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