Sanju Samson (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Biography, Girlfriend, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Sanju Samson (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Biography, Girlfriend, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Who is Sanju Samson?

SanjuSamson an Indian international cricketer, who Captains Kerala in domestic cricket and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. A right-handed wicket-keeper-batter, he was the vice-captain of the Indian U-19 team for the 2014 Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He made his India debut in the 2015 T20 international away against Zimbabwe. He made his One Day International debut in 2021 against Sri Lanka.


Full NameSanju Viswanath Samson
Date of Birth11 November, 1994
Place of BirthThiruvananthapuram, Kerala India
Age (as of 2024)29
FatherViswanath Samson
MotherLigy Samson
EducationBachelor of Arts
Alma Mater Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum
Known forHis amazing stroke play.
ResidenceThiruvananthapuram, Kerala India
Hair ColourBlack
Weight65 kgs
Eye ColourBlack
Zodiac SignScorpio

Early life

Samson was born on 11 November 1994 into a Malayali Christian family in Pulluvila, a coastal village near Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram district of Kerala. His father, Samson Viswanath, was formerly a police constable at Delhi Police and a retired football player who has represented Delhi in Santhosh Trophy and his mother, Ligy Viswanath is a housewife. His elder brother Saly Samson has represented Kerala in Junior cricket  and currently works in the AG’s office. Samson spent his early childhood in the Police residential colony in North Delhi neighbourhood of GTB Nagar.


Samson made his debut for Kerala in Ranji Trophy on November 3, 2011, and was made captain of the side during the 2015-16 season. On October 12, 2019, he scored the fastest double century in List-A cricket during the 2019-20 Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Kerala and Goa. He scored unbeaten 212 runs from 129 balls. He was part of the Kolkata Knight Riders players’ pool during the 2012 season but did not play a single match. In 2013, he was signed by Rajasthan Royals and made his debut after wicket-keeper Dishant Yagnik failed to recover from an injury. In the same IPL season, he won the best young player award. He was retained by Rajasthan Royals for the 2014 and 2015 season. In 2016, he was bagged by Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) for Rs 4.2 crore. He scored his maiden IPL century in IPL 2017 on April 11, 2017, against Rising Pune Super giants at Maharastra Cricket Association, Pune. In IPL 2018 players auction, he was again bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 8 crore. In IPL 2019, he scored his second IPL century against Sunrisers Hyderabad, hitting an unbeaten 102 off 55 balls, including 10 fours and 4 sixes. In 93 matches, he has piled up 2,209 runs at an average of 27.61 and a strike rate of 130.25, including 10 fifties and two centuries. Sanju Samson was selected in the Indian squad as a back-up wicketkeeper for the five-match bilateral series against England for ODIs on August 5, 2014, but failed to make it to the India playing-XI in any match. Samson was frequently called to the national team but never made it to the playing XI, until he made his international debut against Zimbabwe at Harare, in 2015. In October 2019, he was named in India’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for their series against Bangladesh. In November 2019 he was again called to the T20I series against West Indies vs India, after an injury to Shikhar Dhawan. He was selected for the T20I series of the India tour of New Zealand and was part of the playing eleven as an opener. Though he couldn’t create the desired impact with the bat, his acrobatic catch in the deep made people took note of his fielding prowess. In the on going IPL season Sanju is batting really well.


Samson completed graduation in Bachelor of Arts from Mar Ivanios College.

Family and Affairs

Sanju Samson has married to his wife Charulatha. Couple got married in 2018.


Sanju Samson is a great athlete he weighs 65 kilograms and he has height of 5’7 inches. He has black coloured eyes and black coloured hairs.


Sanju Samson has most number of fifties for Rajasthan Royals.

Money Factor

Net WorthN/A
Salary / IncomeN/A

Trivia & Fact

  • During his childhood he wanted to become an IPS Officer.
  • Initially, he didn’t liked fielding.

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