Girish Maruti Ernak (Kabaddi) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Biography & More

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Girish Maruti Ernak is an Indian professional kabaddi player. He has played for BPCL, Gujrat Giants, Patna Pirates, Bengal Warriours, and Puneri Paltan.


Girish Maruti Ernak was born on Wednesday, December 12, 1990 (age 32 years; as of 2023) in Kalyan, Maharastra, India. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He attended the Shri Ramkrishna Shikshan Sanstha’s Vivekananda Vidyalaya in Kalyan, Maharashtra. He was a bright student and excelled in both academics and sports. He was particularly good at kabaddi and was soon identified as a talented player. After graduating from high school, Ernak enrolled in the Maharashtra Institute of Technology in Pune. However, he had to put his studies on hold to pursue his kabaddi career.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 7”

Weight (approx.): 75kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

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Parents & Siblings

There’s no information available in public about the parents and siblings of Girish Maruti Ernek.

Wife & Children

Girish is married and has a daughter.

Girish Ernek with his daughter

Girish Ernek with his daughter

Girish Ernek with his wife and daughter

Girish Ernek with his wife and daughter

Girish Ernek with his wife

Girish Ernek with his wife


He follows Hinduism.


Pro Kabaddi League

Girish Maruti Ernak began his Pro Kabaddi career with Patna Pirates in 2015 before playing for Bengal Warriors in Seasons 3 and 4. During his time with Bengal Warriors in Season 3, he formed a strong partnership with right corner Nilesh Shinde. However, his performance in Season 4 was average. It was in Season 5 that Puneri Paltan recognized his potential and acquired him in the auctions. Since then, Girish has become a vital force for Puneri Paltan, developing a strong partnership with Sandeep Narwal and even taking the captainship for the team in Season 6. Standing at 5 feet 7 inches tall, Girish proved to be a solid left-corner defender and continues to maintain exceptional form at the national level as well.

Girish playing for Bengal Warriors

Girish playing for Bengal Warriors

Throughout his Pro Kabaddi League career, which spans across 97 matches (till Season 7), Girish has scored an impressive 256 points and boasts an incredible 92.53% not-out percentage. His tackle strike rate stands<p><a href=””>8xBet ออนไลน์ </a></p> close to 47%. Girish’s performance in defense has been so dominant that Puneri Paltan retained him for Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018. He has also played as a left cover when the team required an experienced player in that position.

Girish playing for Puneri Paltan

Girish playing for Puneri Paltan

One of Girish’s signature moves is the ‘Dash’ movement, which he uses to great effect in securing tackle points. He had a remarkable Season 5 with Puneri Paltan, claiming five High 5’s, the second-highest tally in the campaign.<p><a href=””>ข่าวฟุตบอลไทยล่าสุด</a></p> His consistency and strong presence in defense have earned him a place in the Maharashtra team, which won the 65th Senior Nationals in 2017-2018, and the team that secured third place in the Third Federation Cup in 2018. Girish’s performances have made him a respected and valuable asset in the world of kabaddi, both at the league and national levels.

International Career

Girish Maruti Ernak was given the opportunity to play at the left corner position, ahead of the experienced campaigner Surender Nada. He proved to be a worthy choice, as he notched up two High 5’s during the campaign. His outstanding contributions were part of India’s dominant performance in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018, where they crushed Pakistan, Kenya, Republic of Korea in the semi-finals, and Iran in the finals to emerge as the champions.

Awards, Honours, Achievements

  • 2-time Pro Kabaddi League “Best Defender” award (2017, 2018)
  • Gold medal at the 2018 Kabaddi Masters
  • Silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games
  • Gold medal at the 2019 South Asian Games
  • 2020-21 Pro Kabaddi League Most Valuable Defender
Girish was honored as the Best Defender in 26th PSPB Kabaddi Tournament

Girish was honored as the Best Defender in the 26th PSPB Kabaddi Tournament

Girish Ernek with a trophy

Girish Ernek with a trophy

Bike Collection

Car Collection


In the following Auctions, Girish was sold/retained at high figures.

  • Pro Kabaddi Season 9 – Bengal Warriors – 20.00 L – SOLD
  • Pro Kabaddi Season 8 – Gujarat Giants – 20.00 L – SOLD
  • Pro Kabaddi Season 7 – Puneri Paltan – 33.00 L – FBM
  • Pro Kabaddi Season 6 – Puneri Paltan – 49.10 L – RETAINED
  • Pro Kabaddi Season 5 – Puneri Paltan – 33.50 L – SOLD
  • Pro Kabaddi Season 4 – Bengal Warriors – 15.00 L – SOLD

Total Amount: Rs. 1,74,60,000



  • Girish was fortunate to have his talents noticed at a young age by his Physical Education teacher. Recognizing<p><a href=””>meta789 สถานีข่าวกีฬาฟุตบอล </a></p> his potential, the teacher encouraged Girish to participate in an Inter School Kabaddi tournament.
  • Coming from a poor background, Girish initially had limited knowledge about the scope, scale, and requirements of Indian Kabaddi. As he embarked on his kabaddi journey, he was unaware of the vast opportunities and potential the sport held.
  • He has a tattoo on his left arm.

    Tattoo on Girish's left arm

    Tattoo on Girish’s left arm

  • Despite facing challenges in meeting the dietary requirements necessary for a demanding sport like Kabaddi, Girish Maruti Ernak did not let this obstacle deter him. Instead, he took matters into his own hands. To support his kabaddi ambitions, he made the decision to wake up at 4 AM and work as a newspaper boy in the early mornings.
  • Girish loves spending time with his family. In fact, he finds it his greatest pleasure.

    A snip of Girish's Instagram Post

    A snip of Girish’s Instagram Post

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