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Salil Ankola Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : March 7, 2019

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Short Biography

Salil Ankola was born on 01-03-1968 in Solapur in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Film Actor, Television Actor & Cricket Player.

Other Name: Salil Ashok Ankola
Other Professions: Television Actor Cricket Player
Appearance: Bollywood

Salil Ankola Complete Bio & Career

Salil is a tall and athletically built fast bowler who represented India in 1 test and 20 ODIs. He made a memorable first-class debut with Mumbai in 1988-89 season by claiming hat-trick and also scoring a 43 and to make his debut season memorable, he in his very next match again took 6 wickets against Baroda. After his heroic in his debut season, he was straightaway drafted into the squad that toured Pakistan in 1989-90. He could play just one test before being ruled out of the series due to an injury. In his international career that was the only test that he played for India. That series also marked the debut of legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar.   
He was again included in the national team after a wait of three years in 1993. His fielding was substandard and remained in and out of the team. He was a part of the 1996 world cup and could manage to play one more series after that before being dropped again. At 28, he retired from international cricket and decided to pursue a career in acting. 
He made his cinematic debut with the film Kurukshetra in 2000. And after that, he made appearances in a few more films and some television shows. His acting career was indeed more successful than his cricket career for sure. He was last seen in the reality show Power Couple season 1 which was hosted by Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora.

Salil Ankola Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Ashok Ankola in a Konkani family. He is married to a physician Rita Banerjee. Previously, he was married to Parineeta Ankola but the couple divorced in 2011. With his first wife, he has a son named Karan Ankola & a daughter named Sana Ankola who is married to Marathi actor Chirag Patil, son of veteran Indian cricketer Sandeep Patil.

Wife Ria Banerjee

Life's Important Dates Of Salil Ankola

Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Solapur, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Solapur, Maharashtra, India
School N/A
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling, Reading, Playing Games
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - 15 November 1989 v Pakistan
ODI - 18 December 1989 v Pakistan
Film - Kurukshetra (2000)
Best Movies Pitaah (2002)
Chura Liyaa Hai Tumne (2003)
Silence Please...The Dressing Room (2004)
Riwayat (2012) among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar , Mitchell Starc , Kapil Dev
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Favorite Movie Terminator
Favorite Place Dubai
Favorite Food Non Veg Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Salil Ankola

  • His daughter Sana is married to former cricketer Sandeep Patil's son Chirag Patil.
  • In his debut domestic match, he took a hat-trick against Gujarat.
  • He shares his ODI debut with Sachin Tendulkar.
  • His first wife Parineeta Ankola committed suicide by hanging herself.
  • Indian cricketers arrange a T20 match to benefit him.
  • For treatment of his alcoholism, he had to undergo rehab.

Salil Ankola Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

54 years, 7months, 2 days old age Salil Ankola will turn 55 on 01 March, 2023. Only 4 months, 25 days, 18 hours,54 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Salil Ankola has celebrated the total number of 54 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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