Rajeshwari Gayakwad Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Education, Biography

Rajeshwari Gaikwad Quick Info
height 5 feet 4 inches
weight 61 kg
Date of birth 1 June 1991
Zodiac sign Gemini
eye color dark brown

Rajeshwari Gaikwadi is an Indian professional cricketer who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the game (Test, ODI and T20I) as a frontline spin bowler. That 2017. Was an integral part of the Indian team runner-up in both ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, respectively, for the second and first time, that India had achieved those feats. In the Indian domestic circuit, she has played for railway lady and his home state Karnataka in all 3 formats. In franchise based T20 cricket, she has come out trail blazers (2019-2020) in Women’s T20 Challenge,

name at birth

Rajeshwari Shivanand Gaikwad

nick name


Rajeshwari Gaikwad as seen in an Instagram post in July 2021
Rajeshwari Gaikwad as seen in an Instagram post in July 2021 (Rajeshwari Gaikwad / Instagram)

Sun sign


birth place

Vijayapura, Karnataka, India


Bangalore, Byalusimee, Karnataka, India




Rajeshwari, after graduating high school, moved to Bengaluru to pursue a degree in arts.


professional cricketer

Rajeshwari Gaikwad as seen in an Instagram post in March 2021
Rajeshwari Gaikwad as seen in an Instagram post in March 2021 (Rajeshwari Gaikwad / Instagram)


  • father – Shivanand Gaikwad (Primary School Teacher) (d. 2014)
  • Mother – Savitri Gaikwadi
  • siblings – Rameshwari Gaikwad (sister), Bhuvaneshwari Gaikwad (sister), Kashinath Gaikwad (brother), Vishwanath Gaikwad (brother)


right handed


slow left-arm orthodox



Jersey number

1 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)




5 feet 4 inches or 162.5 cm


61 kg or 134.5 lbs

Rajeshwari Gaikwad as seen in an Instagram post in December 2020
Rajeshwari Gaikwad as seen in an Instagram post in December 2020 (Rajeshwari Gaikwad / Instagram)

Caste / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

hair color


eye color

dark brown

sexual orientation


special features

  • toned physique
  • center parted, shoulder length, straight hair
  • friendly smile
  • he has a tattoo on his left forearm


Hindu religion

Rajeshwari Gaikwad as seen in an Instagram post in January 2021
Rajeshwari Gaikwad as seen in an Instagram post in January 2021 (Rajeshwari Gaikwad / Instagram)

Rajeshwari Gaikwad Facts

  1. Rajeshwari was a skilled javelin and discus thrower in her teens. She was also a member of the junior volleyball team of her district. He started taking serious interest in cricket by the age of 18. Her father was her biggest support and made sure that she got formal coaching in the sport.
  2. When she made her international debut for India in an ODI against Sri Lanka in January 2014, she became the first female cricketer from Vijayapura (formerly known as Bijapur) district to play an international cricket match.
  3. In his Test debut against South Africa in November 2014, he bowled impressively to register figures of 4/54 and 1/26, helping India register an emphatic win by an innings and 34 runs. It was only India’s 5th win in 36 Test matches, their second Test match win in home conditions, and their first Test match win by an innings.
  4. He was not included in the playing XI in any of India’s first 6 matches of the group stage in 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. He was eventually featured in India’s 7th and final group stage match against New Zealand, which was a virtual quarter-final as India (8 points from 6 games) and New Zealand (7 points from 6 games) were competing for the last available semi. Were. -last place. England (12 points from 7 matches), Australia (12 points from 7 matches) and South Africa (9 points from 7 matches) had made it to the semi-finals by then.
  5. Rajeshwari had repaid the team’s confidence in that match by making a barely credible spell of 5/15 in 7.3 overs. These were the best bowling figures for India at that time ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup match, bettering Ekta Bisht’s 5/18 in 10 overs, which was earlier recorded against Pakistan in the same tournament. This was also Rajeshwari’s debut match. ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup And her figures of 5/15 were only the third best at the start of the tournament, behind New Zealand’s Glennis Page (6/20) and Australia’s Tina McPherson (5/14) in 1973. Tina’s performance was also the first time to take 5 wickets in women’s ODI cricket.
  6. Rajeshwari’s performance played a key role in India bowling out New Zealand for just 79 runs, winning the all-important match by a huge margin of 186 runs. This was the biggest win for the Indian team in terms of runs in the history of India. ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, This was New Zealand’s lowest all-out score in the history of the tournament.
  7. In India’s opening match of 2022 ICC Women’s Cricket World CupAgainst arch-rivals Pakistan, he bowled an exceptional 4/31 (10 overs), helping India start their campaign with a resounding 137-run victory.
  8. As of March 2022, she was one of only 7 bowlers, and the only Indian, to hold the record for ‘hit-wicket’ dismissals in women’s T20 Internationals.

Featured image by Rajeshwari Gaikwad / Instagram