Chandran Ranjith is an Indian professional kabaddi player. He has played for Bengaluru Bulls, Telugu Titans, Gujrat Fortunate Giants, and Dabang Delhi.
Chandran Ranjith was born on Sunday, 7 July 1991 in Rajakkamangalam, Kanyakumar, Tamil Nadu, India. His zodiac sign is Cancer. At a very young age, he was introduced to the sport of kabaddi by the villagers in his hometown. Being a commonly practiced sport in his village, he became inspired to pursue and excel in this field.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9”
Weight (approx.): 75kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Chandran is hailed from a farming family.
Parents & Siblings
There’s no public information available about his parents and siblings.
Wife & Children
Chandran Ranjith is married. The specific details about his family are not available publicly.
As he began playing kabaddi, his raiding skills quickly caught the attention of everyone around him. Recognizing his potential, the village seniors supported him in getting enrolled at one of the best sports centers and teams in the district, the Alanthankarai Academy. Under the guidance of Coach Ravi, Chandran underwent training that played a pivotal role in shaping his kabaddi career. With dedicated efforts and hard work, he started representing the academy in various domestic and district-level tournaments.
Chandran Ranjith began his journey in the Pro Kabaddi League with the Telegu Titans during the initial edition of the league. He was retained by the Titans for the following season. However, in his first season with the team, he had limited opportunities and scored only 6 raid points in 6 matches. The situation worsened in the next season as he was mostly benched, getting to play only 1 match. Unfortunately, he remained unsold in the subsequent two seasons of the PKL. However, in the 5th season, he was signed by the Gujarat Fortune Giants. Chandran seized the opportunity and made an impact, scoring 51 raid points in 11 matches, including 3 remarkable super raids.
In the 6th season of the PKL, Dabang Delhi signed him and retained him for the following PKL season. Chandran’s performance with Dabang Delhi was nothing short of astonishing, as he scored an impressive 153 raid points and 5 tackle points in 24 matches. He also secured 1 super tackle and 3 super raids during the season. In the 7th season, while representing Dabang Delhi, Chandran continued to maintain good performance, participating in 22 matches and scoring 118 raid points along with 7 tackle points. After the 7th season, Dabang Delhi released him, and he was picked up by the Bengaluru Bulls for the 8th season of the Pro Kabaddi League. Chandran Ranjith’s kabaddi journey has seen its share of ups and downs, but his talent and perseverance have made him a valuable asset for various teams in the league.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8: Ranjith was named the MVP of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 after leading the Bengaluru Bulls to the championship. He was also the league’s leading raider with 161 raid points.
- 2-time Pro Kabaddi League Champion: Ranjith has won the Pro Kabaddi League twice, in Season 5 with the Gujarat Fortunate Giants and Season 8 with the Bengaluru Bulls.
- 3-time Pro Kabaddi League Most Raid Points Award Winner: Ranjith has won the Most Raid Points Award in the Pro Kabaddi League three times, in Season 5, Season 8, and Season 9.
- 2-time Pro Kabaddi League Best Defender Award Winner: Ranjith has won the Best Defender Award in the Pro Kabaddi League twice, in Season 5 and Season 8.
- Tamil Nadu State Kabaddi Player of the Year: Ranjith has been named the Tamil Nadu State Kabaddi Player of the Year on three occasions.
- In 2014, Chandran decided to take a chance and participate in the selection trials for the Pro Kabaddi League. Fortunately, he proved himself worthy and was selected to compete in the prestigious tournament, marking a significant milestone in his kabaddi journey.
- Chandran has been a consistent performer in the PKL, scoring over 1,000 raid points in his career.
- He is known for his speed, agility, and strength. He is also a very good defender and has been known to score bonus points.
- As of 2023, Chandran is the captain of the Gujarat Giants in the PKL.
- He has represented India at the Kabaddi World Cup and the Asian Games.
- Chandran is a popular figure in India and is a brand ambassador for several companies.