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Mohammad Azharuddin wiki Biography

NameMohammad Azharuddin
Born February 8, 1963 Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Age58 years old
Major TeamsIndia
Batting StyleRight-hand
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium
Zodiac Sign Aquarius


A couple of Indian cricket players have witnessed the ups and downs of life as Azharuddin. He had been born in the Nizam town of Hyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana) and was famous worldwide for his wristy strikes mostly on the leg side, similar to legends such as Vishwanath, Zaheer Abbas, or Greg Chappell.

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Overall the years, Indian cricket has created few prominent cricket players who have captivated everybody with their graceful batting techniques and game-changing appearances on the cricket field. Mohammed Azharuddin, popularly known as ” Azhar,” himself is such a cricketer and retired Team India captain who has made a permanent impact on every Indian cricket supporter’s mind through his fantastic wrist work.


About the fact that this fantastic batsman from Hyderabad was involved in a multitude of scandals and was also suspended from cricket due to significant match-fixing accusations, he has endured it all after being an effective cricket administrator since retiring from international cricket.


Early life


Azhar had been born in Hyderabad, parents Mohammed Azizuddin and Yousuf sultana. He attended All Saints High School in Hyderabad and graduated from Nizam College, Osmania University. It should be remembered that prominent cricketers such as Venkatapathy Raju and Noel David both studied from that very same school.


There are not too many cricketers who have experienced the similar adversity that Azhar experienced growing up. Despite this, he had faced each hardship in his life, from financial pressures to family problems, to fulfill his dreams of playing cricket. After only a few years after entering the cricketing world, he became well-known as a wrist player for some of the most graceful shots in the game. Azhar debuted for first-class in the Hyderabad team in 1981, and he performed some outstanding knocks after attracting the attention of Indian umpires for the England tour.




Azhar started his international career on a high note, scoring 3 centuries during his first 3 tests. Azhar has been nicknamed the batting maestro, and his smooth strokes drew a great deal of attention. He made history with 156 catches in one-day internationals. He was by far the most effective Indian captain up to that time, having won 103 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 14 Test Matches. When he played at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, he was at his most prolific, slamming 5 tons in seven tests. He has won the Wisden Cricketer of the Year Award in 1991 during his prolific career.


His cricket profession came to a close in a manner that he did not expect. Upon being charged with match-fixing, his reputation came to an end in humiliation. In 2012, he was eventually exonerated of all allegations leveled at him. He is among the few cricketers in history to score hundreds in both their first and last test innings. He received a lifetime ban by BCCI dated 5 December 2000, while the other members were temporarily barred within the procedure. Although the high court of Andhra Pradesh suspended the ban because there was no proof, in particular, Azhar was too aged for a return, which is when his political career began.


In the 2009 Lok Sabha election, he entered the political arena and won the Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh’s constituency) elections. He is currently the President of Hyderabad Cricket Association and also the Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha.


Physical appearance


Now we will give information about Mohammad Azharuddin’s physical appearance, including – height, weight, body measurements, Hair Color, and Eye Colour.


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Heightin centimeters- 178 cm

in meters- 1.78 m

in Feet Inches- 5’ 10

Weight in Kilograms- 74 kg

in Pounds- 163 lbs

Chest40 Inches
Waist32 inches
Biceps13 Inches 
Eye Colour  Brown
Hair ColourBlack


Personal life


In 1987 Azhar tied the knot with Naureen and graced with two children named Mohammed Asaduddin and Mohammed Ayazuddin. They filed for divorce, at last, then he headed to marry Sangeeta Bijlani, an Indian actress. Besides that, this association still lasted not long enough, and when he was accused of a relationship with Indian badminton star Jwala Gutta. Even Still Azhar says that Sangeeta Bijlani is married, so their marriage is now over. He was also rumored to have an Affair with Shannon Marie.


Notably, his children were dreaming of entering the world of cricketing. In 2018 the oldest son was picked for a Goa State team but his youngest son Ayazuddin passed away in a road crash in 2011. Besides, several of Telangana’s leading celebrities and Andhra’s Chief Minister visited the hospital to comfort the dead soul.




In his cricket era, Azharuddin was often cited as a guy drawn to wealth, and it is the same explanation that he had along with him, his own set of shoes, watches, and luxury vehicles. His Net Worth in 2020 was estimated to be around $1 Million – $5 Million. He has a large fleet with some of the most luxurious vehicles, besides all his revenues, and even a luxurious mansion in Hyderabad.

Social media


Azhar is quite active on his social media profiles. The link for all his social media handles are given below for you to follow –


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Hobbies and Facts about Azhar


  • Not too many remember, but in the first and final test matches, Azhar recorded a century.
  • A biopic was made on Azhar by Tony D’ Souza. This film was centered around Azhar’s story. This film starred Emraan Hashmi who played Mohammad Azharuddin, Prachi Desai appeared as Naureen, his first wife Nargis Fakri as Sangeeta Bijlani. This film hit the Silver Screens all over the country on 13 May 2016.
  • For his excellent contribution to Indian crickets, Azhar was awarded the prestigious Arjún Award and the Padma Shri award in 1986.
  • Listening to music is something that he enjoys.