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

Sunil Kumar Malik


Sunil Kumar Malik is an Indian professional Kabaddi player as a right defender for the Indian National team. He has played for the franchise Kabaddi teams Gujarat Giants, North Eastern Railway, and Patna Pirates.


Sunil Kumar Malik was born on Monday, 12 May 1997 (age 26 years; as of 2023) in the village Bhainswal Kalan, Sonipat, Haryana. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He pursued B. A. at Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Yamuna Nagar. He joined the Indian Railways in 2019.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

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

Family & Caste

He belongs to a Jaat family. His family’s occupation is farming.

Parents & Siblings

There is not much information about his parents.

Sunil Kumar Malik with his mother

His brother, Sumit Malik, is also a Kabaddi player.

Sunil Kumar Malik (right) with his brother


He is unmarried.

Other Relatives

His cousin, Parvesh Bhainswal, is also a Kabaddi player. Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar have played many matches together in various Kabaddi championships.

Sunil Kumar Malik (right) with Parvesh Bhainswal


Pro Kabaddi League

Sunil Kumar Malik played for the Patna Pirates in season 4 of the Pro Kabaddi League. He played only one match in the league. In Season 5, he was bought by Gujarat Fortunegiants for Rs 30.40 lakh. He picks up 39 tackle points and -1 raid point in the season. He continued to represent the team for Seasons 6, 7 and 8. He captained the team for the seasons 6 and 7.

Sunil Kumar Malik (centre) during Pro Kabaddi League Season 8

In season 9 of the PKL, he was bought by the team Jaipur Pink Panthers for Rs 90 Lakh, becoming the most expensive defender in the history of the PKL player auction. He also became the captain of the team for the season. He played a total of 23 matches and scored 64 tackle points, leading his team to became the winner of the season.

Sunil Kumar Malik (right) during Pro Kabaddi League Season 9

In 2023, he was retained as captain by Jaipur Pink Panthers for season 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League.


He made his debut in the South Asia Games in 2019, where the Indian team won the 1st gold medal for the country. In 2021, he took part in the 68th Senior National Kabaddi Championship, where he scored 253 tackle points and 3 raid points. In the 69th Senior National Kabaddi Championship, he picked up 14 tackle points and 4 raid points. In 2023, he was part of the Indian team that won a gold medal at the 2022 Asian Games by defeating Iran 33-29 in the finals. He was also the vice-captain of the Indian team.


  • Gold medal in the South Asian Games 2019

    Sunil Kumar Malik with his team after winning a gold in the South Asian Games 2019

  • Gold medal in the 2022 Asian Games, held in Hangzhou, China
  • A cash prize of Rs 25,000 for Tata Ace Defender of the Match in Pro Kabaddi League Season 8
  • An Orange Band for his performance in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9

    Sunil Kumar Malik (right) receiving the Orange Band

  • Gold medal and cash prize of Rs 3 Crores for winning the Pro Kabaddi League Season 9

    Sunil Kumar Malik (left) receiving cash prize


  • He started playing Kabaddi at the age of 11.
  • He was spotted by Jaivir Sharma after he won a gold in the University Nationals. Later, Jaivir Sharma trained him at the Sports Authority of India, Gandhinagar.
  • In 2015, he joined the Sports Authority of India and won in Junior Nationals for two consecutive years (2015 to 2017). His exceptional performance in the junior-level tournaments caught the attention of Patna Pirates, who later selected him for season 4 of the Pro Kabaddi League.
  • He is a fitness enthusiast and follows a strict workout regimen.

    Sunil Kumar Malik while working out