Danish Kaneria Full Biography, Records, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, & More


Danish Kaneria Biography

Danish Kaneria Biography: Danish Prabha Shankar Kaneria is a former Pakistani cricketer who was born on 16th November 1980 in Karachi, Pakistan Danish Kaneria was the only second Hindu cricketer to play for Pakistan Danish Kaneria made his test debut on 29 December 2000 against England and later he got the chance in ODI as well on 31 October 2001 vs Zimbabwe.


He also played county cricket a lot Kaneria represented for Essex between 2004 and 2010 in English County Championship. By taking 32 wickets in seven championship matches for Essex in 2005, he impressed everyone in county cricket.

Danish Kaneria Biography

  • Name: Danish Prabha Shanker Kaneria
  • Nickname: Dani
  • Role: Bowler
  • Batting Style: Right Hand
  • Bowling Style: Right-arm leg break Bowler

Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.): 6 ft 1 in
  • Weight (approx.): 72kg
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life

  • Date of Birth: December 16, 1980
  • Age: 40yrs
  • Birth Place: Karachi Sindh Pakistan
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: Pakistani
  • School: St. Patrick’s High School, Karachi
  • College: Government Islamia College Karachi
  • Educational Qualifications: N/A
  • Net Worth: USD 6$ Million


  • Father: Shri Prabhashankarbhai Laljibhai Kaneria
  • Mother: Srimati Babitaben Prabhashankarbhai Kaneria
  • Brother: N/A
  • Sister: N/A
  • Coach/Mentor: N/A
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Address: Karachi Sindh Pakistan

Cricket Career

  • Test: 29 November 2000 v England
  • ODI: 31 October 2001 v Zimbabwe
  • T20: Never Played T20
  • Jersey Number: 99
  • Domestic/State Teams: Sindh Dolphins
  • Nature on the field: Calm



  • Hobbies: Listening to Music, Traveling
  • Favorite Cricketers: N/A
  • Most Favorite Sportspersons: Roger Federer
  • Favorite Food: Korma
  • Favorite Color: Red

Wife and Children

Danish Kaneria Family
Danish Kaneria Family
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife: Dharmita Kaneria
  • Marriage Date: 15 Feb 2004
  • Children: 2

Awards and Recognitions

  • He was nominated for the ICC Test Player of the Year award in 2005


  • Kaneria’s reputation suffered a massive blow when he was found guilty of spot-fixing along with Essex team-mate, Melvyn Westfield in English county cricket in 2012. In light of all the inquiries, Kaneria was banned for life from playing county cricket in England and Wales.
  • Shoaib Akhtar recently makes a sensational revelation. He says Pakistan players refused to eat food with Danish Kaneria because he was a Hindu. He was never given any credit for his performances and was constantly humiliated because of his religion.

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