Ajay Thakur Kabaddi Player

Ajay Thakur Kabaddi Player


Ajay Thakur Biography

Early Life 

Ajay Thakur was born on 1st May of 1986 in Dabhota Village of Nalagarh district of Himachal Pradesh. He was very lean and shy as a kid.

Ajay Thakur Pro kabaddi Career:

Ajay Thakur made his Pro Kabaddi League debut in Season 1 with Bengaluru Bulls. The star of India’s 2016 World Cup campaign, Ajay Thakur has been making waves since the inaugural season of Pro Kabaddi League. One of the leading raiders of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League, Thakur will play his third season for Tamil Thalaivas in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 7. Playing in his debut season, Ajay Thakur finished as the fourth most successful raider in the competition.  

International career

He has been playing in the Indian National Kabaddi Team since 2013 and has brought home pride and accolade. He was one of the youngest players to represent India at the age of 19. He had won gold medals representing Indian at the 2007 Asian Indoor Games and the 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. 

He rose to prominence after the 2014 Incheon Games, where India won the gold medal in Kabaddi. He has won gold at the 2014 Asian Games, 2017 Kabaddi Championship and a bronze at 2018 Asian Games. His big moment came in the 2016 Kabaddi World cup which happened in India. In that championship, Ajay Thakur went on to become the number one raider with the most raid points and he was also the overall highest point scorer with 68 points. He also scored a super 10 in the game. 

Personal Info

Full Name Ajay Thakur
Nickname Ice man
Date of birth June 1, 1986
Age 34 Years old (as in 2020)
Nationality Indian
Religion  Hinduism
Weight 82 kgs
Height 180 cms
Position Raider
Signature Move Frog Jump
Mothers Name Rajinder Kaur
Fathers Name Chotu Ram
Spouse/wifes name Sandeep Rana
Coach Baskaran Kasinathan, Balwan Singh
Current Club Tamil Thalaivas
Former Club Bengaluru Bulls, Puneri Paltan

Ajay Thakur Family 


Ajay Thakur comes from a middle class family. His father name is Chottu Ram and is a Kabaddi player and a coach for Ajay thakur in his early days of career. Ajay Thakur is always been very close to his mother, his mother name is Ranjinder kaur and is an Housewife.

Ajay Thakur Family Has been very supportive from the very beginning of his career. He was inspired by one of his cousins, Rakesh who also represented India in international kabaddi.

Ajay has two siblings, Disha Thakur and Abhinandan Chandel.

Ajay Thakur Marraige 

Ajay Thakur got married to Sandeep Rana on 10th April 2019.


Teams Played for

Pro Kabaddi Season Teams
Season 1 Bengaluru Bulls
Season 2 Bengaluru Bulls
Season 3 Puneri Paltan
Season 4 Puneri Paltan
Season 5 Tamil Thalaivas
Season 6 Tamil Thalaivas
Season 7 Tamil Thalaivas


Total matches played 115
Total earned points 811
Most points in a match 20
Not out percentage 77.53
Total raids 1687
Successful raids % 46.82
Super 10’s 29
Total raid points 790
Average raid per match 6.86
Total tackles  82
Number of super tackles 0
Total tackle points 21
Average tackles per match % 0.18 
Tackle strike rate % 25.6 

Ajay Thakur Records and achievements

Ajay is a Padma Shree and Arjun awardee, the best a sportsperson can have! 
Rest is the sports award list:

Gold Medal: Asian Indoor Kabaddi Games (Incheon), 2007

Gold Medal: Asian Martial Arts and Indoor Games, 2013

Gold Medal: Asian Games (Incheon), 2014

Gold Medal: Kabaddi World Cup, 2016 Ahmedabad

Gold: Asian Kabaddi Championship, 2017

Bronze: Asian Games, 2018 Indonesia

Ajay Thakur Net Worth

In season one of the Pro Kabaddi League, Ajay was signed by Bengaluru Bulls for INR 12.20 lakhs. He is one of the highest earning kabaddi players in India. His approximate yearly earnings are 100.5 lakhs. This amount includes his salary and tournament rewards.

Season Wise Stats:


Season Team  Matches  Total Raids Successful Raids Unsuccessful Raids
PKL 7 Tamil Thalaivas 13 171 47 43
PKL 6 Tamil Thalaivas 22 388 180 79
PKL5 Tamil Thalaivas 22 407 187 75
PKL4 Puneri Paltan 16 155 41 34
PKL3 Puneri Paltan 14 148 41 32
PKL2 Bengaluru Bulls 13 190 56 52
PKL1 Bengaluru Bulls 15 228 99 55



Season Team  Matches  Total Tackles Successful Tackles Total Tackle Points
PKL 7 Tamil Thalaivas 13 5 0 0
PKL 6 Tamil Thalaivas 22 11 1 1
PKL5 Tamil Thalaivas 22 25 9 9
PKL4 Puneri Paltans 16 8 1 1
PKL3 Puneri Paltans 14 9 4 4
PKL2 Bengaluru Bulls 13 6 1 1
PKL1 Bengaluru Bulls 15 18 6 5


Ajay Thakur Social Media Handles:

Ajay Thakur Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ajaythakurkabaddi

Ajay Thakur Twitter: https://twitter.com/thakurkabaddi 

Ajay Thakur Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpIY9J0qTgeysOjbpooDpGQ

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