Vishal Bhardwaj (Kabaddi) Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Vishal Bhardwaj


Vishal Bhardwaj is an Indian kabaddi player. He was one of the team members of the Indian Men’s Kabaddi team to win gold at the 2022 Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China in 2023.


Vishal Bhardwaj aka Vishal Bhardwaj Dehlan was born on Wednesday, 1 January 1997 (age 27 years; as of 2023) in the village Dehlan, Una, Himachal Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Vishal Bhardwaj’s childhood picture

He did his schooling at Government Senior Secondary School Dehlan, Una. While he was in class 8, he started his training in kabaddi. He was then selected at the SAI Training Centre, Bilaspur. He went on to represent Himachal Pradesh at the Junior Nationals as a captain of the team. He performed well at the match, and he was then selected for the India camp. Later, he pursued a BA at Govt. Post Graduate College, Una.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 11″

Weight (approx.): 70 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown


Parents & Siblings

His father, Vidya Sagar, was a milk seller (deceased). His mother, Anju Bhardwaj, is a homemaker. His sister’s name is Kanika Bhardwaj.

Vishal Bhardwaj’s parents

Vishal Bhardwaj with his mother and sister


He is unmarried.



In 2020, he participated in the 67th Senior Nationals Kabaddi Championship. He has also played for teams of Himachal Pradesh, NWA (Narwal Academy), and AI (Air India). As of 2023, he has played more than 99 matches.


After playing in various national tournaments, he represented India in international championships. Some of the international tournaments in which he has played are Asian Kabaddi Championship 2022 and Asian Games 2022.

Vishal Bhardwaj’s trophies

Pro Kabaddi League

In 2016, he was selected by the Telugu Titans, a Pro Kabaddi League team for Rs 6.60 lakh. He was retained by Telugu Titans from season 4 to season 7.

Vishal Bhardwaj while playing for Telugu Titans

In 2021, Puneri Paltan acquired him for season 8 for Rs 60 lakh.

Vishal Bhardwaj while playing for Puneri Paltan

In 2022, he was again acquired by Telugu Titans for Rs 30 lakh. He was the captain of the Telugu Titans for three seasons. He became vice-captain for the team Dabang Delhi K.C. in 2023.

Vishal Bhardwaj- Vice captain of Dabang Delhi K.C.



  • 2023: Asian Kabaddi Championship in Busan, South Korea
  • 2023: Asian Games Hangzhou, China

    Vishal Bhardwaj with a gold medal at the Asian Games

Bike Collection

Royal Enfield Bullet 350

Vishal Bhardwaj and his motorcycle

Car Collection

Mahindra Scorpio N SUV

Vishal Bhardwaj with his car


  • Quote: I believe in hard work
  • Web Series: Money Heist (2017)
  • Sportsperson: Rohit Sharma


  • His family and friends lovingly call him Kaif.
  • For his strong ankle hold in kabaddi, he is known as ‘Ankle-Assassin.’
  • Vishal Bhardwaj also spelt as Vishal Bharadwaj initially played basketball in under 14 team from Himachal Pradesh’s team. However, he gradually started developing an interest in kabaddi. He started as a raider in kabaddi. Later, he became a defender in the left corner.
  • In an interview, he shared that he was inspired by the Indian kabaddi player Ajay Thakur. He further said that his dream was to join the Indian Army or Indian Police.
  • He is trained under various Indian kabaddi coaches like Anuj Kumar, Srinivas Reddy, and Sushil Kumar.

    Vishal Bhardwaj with one of his coaches

  • In his leisure time, he loves travelling to different places.

    Vishal Bhardwaj during his holiday

  • To maintain his fitness, he regularly works out at a gym.

    Vishal Bhardwaj at a gym

  • He is a religious person and often visits various temples.

    A picture of Vishal Bhardwaj at a temple

  • He has been featured in the print advertisements of various brands like Asitis Nutrition and Spark Sports.

    Vishal Bhardwaj in a print ad of Spark Sports

  • Vishal Bhardwaj is an avid animal lover.

    Vishal Bhardwaj with a dog