Tilak Varma Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

Tilak Varma Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth November 8, 2002
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Eye Color Dark Brown

Tilak Varma is an Indian professional cricketer who came to prominence in February 2020 when he helped the Indian squad reach the final of the 2020 ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Cricket World Cup. This was India’s 3rd successive appearance in the final of the tournament after a losing effort in 2016 and a winning campaign in 2018. In the Indian domestic circuit, he has represented his home city of Hyderabad (2018–Present) in all 3 formats of the sport, as a batting all-rounder. In the IPL (Indian Premier League), he has turned out for the Mumbai Indians (2023-Present).

Born Name

Namboori Thakur Tilak Varma

Nick Name


Tilak Varma as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2023
Tilak Varma as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2023 (Tilak Varma / Instagram)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Hyderabad, Telangana, India


Hyderabad, Telangana, India





Professional Cricketer

Tilak Varma as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020
Tilak Varma as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020 (Tilak Varma / Instagram)


  • Father – Namboori Nagaraju (Electrician)
  • Mother – Gayatri Devi
  • Siblings – He has an older brother.




Right-Arm Off-Break


Batting All-Rounder

Jersey Number

9 – Mumbai Indians




5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Tilak Varma, with his parents, as seen June 2021
Tilak Varma, with his parents, as seen June 2021 (Tilak Varma / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped, side-parted hair
  • Affable smile
  • Often sports a thin beard
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Tilak Varma as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020
Tilak Varma as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020 (Tilak Varma / Instagram)

Tilak Varma Facts

  1. In India’s first match at the 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, against Sri Lanka, Tilak had scored 46 runs to help India reach a total of 297 runs which was good enough to record a 90-run victory.
  2. He was not required to bat in the next (and last) 2 of India’s group stage matches. Against Japan, India had overhauled a paltry target of 42 runs inside just 5 overs without losing a wicket. Against New Zealand, India’s openers had put together an unbroken stand of 115 runs in 23 overs after which rain had intervened and India’s innings had to be declared closed. India eventually defeated New Zealand by 44 runs to top the group with 3 wins in 3 games.
  3. He was dismissed for just 2 runs in the quarter-final against Australia as India stumbled to a middling total of 233 runs. India’s bowlers then stepped up to deliver a hefty 74-run victory. He was not required to bat in the semi-final, against arch-rivals Pakistan, as India’s openers feasted on their opponents’ bowling to hunt down a target of 173 runs without losing a wicket.
  4. In the final, he had scored 38 runs which was the team’s 2nd-highest individual score. India’s batting, their strength throughout the tournament, had betrayed them in the final as the team was bundled out for just 177 runs. In a tense, attritional, and often confrontational run chase, Bangladesh’s batsmen had held their nerves well to edge the contest by 3 wickets and clinch their first ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup title.
  5. At the 2023 IPL (Indian Premier League) mega auction, he had been acquired by the Mumbai Indians for INR 1.7 crores (USD 226k), an amount that was 8.5 times more than his base price of INR 20 lakhs.
  6. In just his 2nd game for the franchise, against the Rajasthan Royals, he had impressed fans, commentators, and cricket analysts by smashing 61 runs off just 33 balls laced with 3 fours and 5 sixes. Although the Mumbai Indians lost the match by 23 runs, his performance was widely applauded with many experts expressing hope that he would be leading the franchise’s middle-order batting in the future.
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Featured Image by Tilak Varma / Instagram

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