Sourav Ganguly Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 50 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth July 8, 1972

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)
Weight 68 kg (150 lbs)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Nickname Bengal Tiger, Maharaja, Dada, The God of the Off Side, The Warrior Prince
Full Name Sourav Chandidas Ganguly
Profession Former Cricketer
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Behala, Calcutta (presently Kolkata), West Bengal, India
Religion Hinduism
Zodiac Sign Cancer

Sourav Ganguly Education

School St. Xavier’s Collegiate School. Kolkata, West Bengal

Sourav Ganguly Career

Profession: Former Cricketer


Test- 6 November 2008 vs Australia at Nagpur
ODI- 15 November 2007 vs Pakistan at Gwalior

Family & Relatives

Father: Chandidas Ganguly

Mother: Nirupa Ganguly

Snehasish Ganguly (former cricket player)


Marital Status: Married

Dona Ganguly, Odissi Dancer (married 1997)

Daughter(s): Sana Ganguly (born November 2001)

Sourav Ganguly Favorites

Hobbies: Listening Music, Playing Soccer

Favorite Actor: David Gower

Favorite Food: Alu Posto, Chingri Macher Malaikari, Biriyani

Favorite Color: Black

Facts You Never Knew About Sourav Ganguly!

  • Sourav was a huge football fan in his childhood(he still is!), and football was actually his first love! But due to Snehashish’s insistence, Sourav was enrolled into a cricket academy during his class 10 holidays.
  • Sourav eloped with childhoot sweetheat Dona after the successful tour of England.
  • Sourav is a deeply religious person and observes a fast every Tuesday. Yes, every tuesday!
  • There is an apartment complex in Calcutta, India which is named after Sourav. It is called the ‘Sourav Housing Complex’. Calcutta really knows how to respect their icons!
  • He himself unveiled a plaque containing the new name of the road, Sourav Ganguly Avenue, at a function organized by the Rajarhat Gopalpur Municipality.

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