Siddharth Desai (Kabaddi) Wiki, Age, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Siddharth Desai

Siddharth Desai is an Indian professional Kabaddi player known for being the most expensive player in the PKL season 7.


Siddharth Desai, whose full name is Siddharth Sirish Desai and also known by the name of ‘Bahubali’, 1 was born on Thursday, December 5, 1991 (age 32 years; as of 2023) in Hundalewadi village, Chandgad taluka, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He completed his schooling at Jayprakash Vidyalay, Kini, and Shriman VP Desai Jr College, Kowad. During his childhood days, Siddharth was trained by Appa Dalvi who was a well-known coach in his village. He later went to college to complete B.Sc. in Physics and started working at Air India as a contractor. While working in Air India, kabaddi coach Ashok Sinde trained Siddharth to play for Air India at the domestic level.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 72 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42”; Waist: 32”; Biceps: 14”


Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Sirish Desai. He is a farmer and has also been a kabaddi player before.

Siddharth Desai with his father

There is not much information about his mother.

Siddharth Desai with his mother

He has an elder brother named Suraj Desai who is also a professional Kabaddi player and works in the Indian Army.

A picture of Siddharth Desai’s brother Suraj Desai

Wife & Children

Siddharth Desai is unmarried.


Siddharth has been rumored to be dating the Kabaddi player Sayali Keripale. He made his relationship official on Instagram but later deleted the post. 2

Siddharth Desai and Sayali Keripale


Siddharth Desai follows Hinduism. 3


Position: Raider

League: Pro Kabaddi League

Debut: Pro Kabaddi League Season 6 (2018) (U Mumba)

Coached By: Appa Dalvi, Ashok Sinde, L Srinivas Reddy

Teams Played For: U Mumba (2018), Telugu Titans

After completing his studies, Desai joined the Indian army. However, his interest in Kabaddi made him quit the army and move to Pune where he practiced kabaddi in the Satej Kabaddi club.

Siddharth during his time in the Indian Army

Siddharth during his time in the Indian Army

He then joined Air India where he got the opportunity to play with players like Ajay Thakur and Deepak Hooda.

Siddharth Desai in Air India T-Shirt

National Career

Siddharth Desai played a triumphant tournament with Maharashtra at the senior nationals in 2018 where he got a gold medal. This gold medal was significant because Maharashtra won the tournament after 10 years.

Siddharth's Maharashtra jersey

Siddharth’s Maharashtra jersey

Pro Kabaddi League

Making his debut in the 6th season of Pro Kabaddi, he was signed by U Mumba for a sum of INR 36.4 Lakh. Throughout 21 matches in that season, he scored 218 raid points and 3 tackle points.

Siddharth Desai playing for the U Mumba team

Siddharth Desai playing for the U Mumba team

His performance in his first Pro Kabaddi League season helped him to fetch an offer of INR 1.45 Cr from Telegu Titans in the 7th season. Though he continued to showcase his raiding and tackling skills, his team finished 11th position in that season. In seasons 8 and 9, he played with Telegu Titans, accumulating notable raid and tackle points. He is coached by L Srinivas Reddy.

Siddharth Desai in Telugu Titans jersey

Siddharth Desai in Telugu Titans jersey


  • In the 6th season, he scored the fastest 50 in Pro Kabaddi League history.
  • VIVO Pro Kabaddi Best Debutant (2019).
  • Most raid points in a single season (seven) for Telegu Titans ever – 217.

Bike Collection

Siddharth Desai owns Royal Enfield and Pulsar.

Siddharth Desai with his bike Royal Enfield

Siddharth Desai with his bike

Car Collection

Siddharth Desai owns MG Hector and Jeep.

Siddharth Desai with his car

Siddharth on his Jeep


Clock & Compass Tattoo on Arm

Siddharth's clock and compass tattoo
Siddharth's clock tattoo on arm

Siddharth has a black and grey ink clock tattoo on his upper left arm. The clock tattoo also has a compass as an extra element.

Rose Tattoo near Left Wrist

Siddharth's flower tattoo

The kabaddi player also has a black ink rose tattoo.

Brother’s Name on Hand

Siddharth's brother's name tattoo

Siddharth has the Hindi word ‘Suraj’ written on his left hand in Devanagari script.

Illuminati Tattoo on Right Hand

Siddharth's Illuminati tattoo

Siddharth’s right hand is inked with an Illuminati tattoo done in black ink.

Tribal Symbol on Inner Arm

Siddharth's tribal tattoo on arm

Desai also has a huge tribal symbol on his inner arm done with intricate black ink.


As of 2022, Siddharth has a salary of INR 20 lakh.


Actor: John Abraham

Song: Ishq Tera by Guru Randhawa


  • His Brother Suraj is also an excellent Kabaddi player in Pro Kabaddi League Season 1. Suraj was selected by Jaipur Pink Panthers but the army didn’t permit him to play. In Pro Kabaddi League season 5, Suraj was selected for the Delhi team but during practice, he got injured and he had not played any matches that season. In season 7, he played with Telegu Titans in 12 matches.

    Siddharth and Suraj Desai playing with Telugu Titans

  • Siddharth lived in a small village where Kabaddi was a major sport. He started playing kabaddi when he was in class 1. In an interview, he said that because he was good at studies, he started playing kabaddi very late. When he told his brother about his interest in kabaddi, his brother refused and asked him to concentrate on his studies instead.
  • Desai could not participate in Pro Kabaddi for a very long time because to be an NYP (New Young Player), the age should be below 22 years or would have played in nations. He did not have either of these. He then participated in Maharashtra’s 2018 senior nationals.
  • In his debut, Desai was the fastest to score 50 raid points. Then he went on to score the 100 joint-fastest raid points.
  • Desai became the most expensive player in the Season 7 2019 auction when Telugu Titans bid a whopping INR 1.45 Crore to get him on their team. 4
  • Apart from kabaddi, Desai also enjoys playing the guitar which he plays for at least an hour every single day. He also loves to sing and has a dedicated YouTube channel where he posts covers of his favorite songs. In an interview he said,

    “It helps me focus and concentrate. I sit with my guitar and play whenever I get time.”

    Siddharth Desai playing guitar

  • Desai is an animal lover and enjoys helping stray animals. He uses social media to inspire his fans to do the same. He also has a pet dog named Buster.

    Siddharth Desai’s post about helping street dogs

    Siddharth with his pet dog

  • Siddharth Desai serves as a brand ambassador for Vision 11, Olymp Trade, and XLR8 Sports Nutrition.

    Siddharth Desai’s post about promoting the Olymp trade

  • He likes to keep fit by going to the gym with teammates and enjoys swimming in his spare time.

    Siddharth Desai working out in the gym

  • Siddharth Desai’s jersey number was 8 while playing with Telegu Titans.

    Siddharth Desai’s T-shirt number 8

  1. Siddharth Desai – Instagram
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  4. Indian Express
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