Neeraj Kumar (Kabaddi Player) Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Neeraj Kumar


Neeraj Kumar is an Indian professional Kabaddi player who plays as a defender. He has represented various Kabaddi teams such as Patna Pirates and SS. He has played and won numerous national level and international level Kabaddi Championships.


Neeraj Kumar was born on Saturday, 7 January 1995 (age 28 years; as of 2023) in village Sutana, Panipat, Haryana. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. In 2014, he joined the Indian Army.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 80 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42″, Waist: 32″, Biceps: 16″

Family & Caste

He belongs to the Gujjar clan.

Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Satbir Singh, and his mother’s name is Radha Devi.

Neeraj Kumar with his mother


He is unmarried.


He follows Hinduism.

Neeraj Kumar (left) worshipping Shivlinga in a temple


Pro Kabaddi League

Neeraj Kumar made his Pro Kabaddi League debut with season 7, where he represented the team Patna Pirates. He played a total of 22 matches and scored 55 tackle points in the league. In season 8, he was retained by Patna Pirates for Rs 49 lakh. In the season, he picked up 53 tackle points and 1 raid point.

Neeraj Kumar during Pro Kabaddi League Season 8

He continued to represent Patna Pirates in Season 9 and 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League. He also captained the team for the season 9.


Neeraj Kumar has been a part of the Indian team that won the bronze medal in the 36th National Games. The championship was held in Gujarat in 2019. In the same year, he was part of the team that became the runner-up at the 66th Senior National Championship.

Neeraj Kumar with his team members and coaches after getting the second position in the 66th Senior National Championship

He has participated in the 68th Senior Nationals Men, where he picked up 109 tackle points and 1 raid point. In 2021, he was a part of the team that won the 47th Inter Services Kabaddi Championship. In the following year, he played at the 48th Inter Services Kabaddi Championship and won the trophy. Later, he also participated in the 49th and 50th Inter Services Championship. He won the gold medal in both the championships.


  • In 2019, he won prize money worth Rs 1 lakh in a Kabaddi tournament.
  • In 2022, he was awarded the prize money of Rs 25 lakhs by ACE TATA for being the TATA  ACE Defender of the Match.

    Neeraj Kumar after receiving his cash prize

  • He held the position of runner-up at the 66th National Kabaddi Championship.
  • He won a Gold medal at the 49th Inter Services Kabaddi Championship.
  • He helped his team to win a Bronze medal at the 36th National Games.
  • He won a Gold medal at the 50th Inter Services Kabaddi Championship.

    Neeraj Kumar (left) after winning gold at the 50th Inter Services Kabaddi Championship


  • He started playing Kabaddi when he was in 6th standard. He got inspiration for playing kabaddi from his elder brother.
  • His coach’s name is Ram Mehar.
  • In 2019, he became one of the top 5 players to score the most tackle points in the Vivo Pro Kabaddi League.
  • He is a religious person and often visits prominent temples.

    Neeraj Kumar (left) at the Prem Mandir, Vrindavan