Sanju Samson- Age, Height, Family & Bio

Sanju Vishwanath Samson commonly known as Sanju Samson is an Indian right-handed wicket-keeper batsman who plays for India and Kerala in domestic cricket. Sanju Samson won the Best Young Player award in the 2013 Indian Premier League.

Real Name/ Full NameSanju Viswanath Samson
Nick NameSanju
ProfessionIndian Cricketer 
Height5 feet 7 inch
Weight65 kg
Body MeasurementChest- 38 inches
Waist- 30 inches
Biceps- 13 inches
Eye ColorBlack 
Hair ColorBlack

Personal Life-

Born11 November 1994
Age (As of 2021)26 Years
Birth PlaceTrivandrum, Kerala, India
Zodiac SignScorpio
Home TownTrivandrum, Kerala, India
SchoolRosary Senior Secondary School, Delhi
St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram.
College/UniversityMar Ivanios College, Trivandrum.
EducationBachelor of Arts
HobbiesReading Books
Car CollectionAudi A6
BMW 5 Series
Range Rover Sports
Mercedes Benz C Class.
Net Worth6 million per annum


Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseCharulatha Samson
Marriage Date 22 December 2018
ParentsSamson Viswanath (Father)
Lijy Viswanath (Mother)
SiblingsSaly Samson (Younger)


Domestic2011- Present- Kerala
2013-15 Rajasthan Royals
2016-17 Delhi Daredevils
2018-present Rajasthan Royals
InternationalODI Debut- 23 July 2021 vs SriLanka
T-20I- 19 July 2015 Vs Zimbabwe
Last T-20- 29 July 2021 vs Sri Lanka
RoleWicket Keeper- Batsman
Batting StyleRight Handed
Bowling StyleRight Arm Off Break
TeamKerala State Team,
Kerala Ranji Team,
Kolkata knight Riders,
Rajasthan Royals,
Delhi Daredevils, 
Mentor/ Coach Biju George

Facts About Venkatesh

  • Sanju Samson was born in a middle class family of Trivandrum, Kerala. Sanju’s father Samson Vishwanath is a retired constable of Delhi Police.
  • Like an Indian child, Sanju also loved cricket and started playing cricket from a young age. His father knew very well the wishes of his son unlike the common Indian father. That’s why never stopped Sanju from playing cricket and supported him from time to time.
  • Sanju’s level of sports continued to improve, during which he did his early studies from Rosary Senior School in Delhi itself. When his father retired, he came to Kerala with his family and started his further studies from Sanju St. Joseph’s Higher Secondary School here.
  • Even after shifting from Delhi to Kerala, he did not stop playing cricket, but was included in the Kerala team at the age of just 13 due to his excellent performance in his school.
  • In the outgoing season of South Zone Under-13 Tournament, Sanju scored 4 centuries in five matches. Similarly, he played for Kerala’s Under 16 and 19 while performing well.
  • Meanwhile, 15-year-old Sanju secured his place in the Kerala U-19 team after scoring 200 runs in just 138 deliveries against Goa in the Vijay Merchant Trophy.
  • 15 year old Sanju Samson was selected for the Ranji Trophy, on 03 November 2011 he made his Ranji debut as a wicket-keeper batsman against Vidarbha and with this his first-class cricket career started. Due to his talent, he was later made the youngest captain of his team in the Ranji Trophy and also scored the highest score in the trophy.
  • In 2012, 17-year-old Sanju Samson was bought by KKR in the IPL but he did not get to play a single match in that IPL season.
  • He was bought by Rajasthan Royals in 2013 after regular wicket-keeper Dishant Yagnik got injured before the Kings 11 Punjab match, which made him debut on 13 April 2013.
  • Sanju was with Rajasthan Royals till 2015, in 2016 Delhi bought him for 4.2 crores and in the 2017 IPL season on 11 April 2017 against Pune at the age of 22, scored his first century, which is the first century of this season.In this season, he was the third highest run-scorer of his team.
  • In the 2017 IPL, Sanju scored his first century of IPL T20 in the match against Pune.
  • Apart from the IPL, he was also selected in the India team for the tour of England on 5 August 2014, but due to being selected as a backup player, he did not get a chance, but in July 2015 he got a chance to make his T20 debut against Zimbabwe. .
  • In 2018, Rajasthan Royals made a comeback in the IPL, then once more Rajasthan bought Sanju Samson for a massive amount of 8 crores. In the IPL 2019 season on 29 March 2019, Sanju Samson scored his second IPL century against Sunrisers Hyderabad and scored an undefeated 102 off just 55 balls which included 10 fours and 4 sixes.


  • He is the youngest player to score a half-century in IPL and Champions League T20.
  • IPL 2021 Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson scored the first century of the season against Punjab Kings, while captaining in the first match, he did something that no one had done before.


  • He won the Best Young Player award of 2013 season with 206 runs and six stumpings from 10 innings


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