Ankush Rathee is an Indian Kabaddi player. He is known for playing for Jaipur Pink Panthers in the Pro Kabaddi League since 2022.
Ankush Rathee was born on Monday, 30 June 2003 (age 20 years; as of 2023) in Rohtak, Haryana. His zodiac sign is Cancer. Inspired by his brother, Amit, who is a Kabaddi player and played during season 1 of the Pro Kabaddi League, Ankush Rathee decided to become a professional Kabaddi player.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 40 Inches; Waist: 34 Inches; Biceps: 14 Inches
Ankush Rathee belongs to a Jaat family in Rohtak, Haryana.
Parents & Siblings
Ankush Rathee’s father’s name is Ashok Rathee. He has an elder brother named Amit Rathee, a Kabaddi player.
Ankush Rathee is unmarried.
Ankush Rathee follows Hinduism. According to his Instagram account, Ankush is an ardent follower of Lord Shiva.
Deepak Niwas Hooda Foundation
Ankush Rathee began his Kabaddi career at the Deepak Niwas Hooda Foundation in Rohtak, Haryana. He later played at various district and state-level Kabaddi tournaments. Later, he was selected for the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Sonepat Kabaddi Team.
Pro Kabaddi League
In 2021, Ankush Rathee began his Pro Kabaddi League career with Bengaluru Bulls in season 8 as a franchisee nominated new young player; however, he did not get game time during the tournament. In 2022, Ankush Rathee was bought by Jaipur Pink Panthers as an existing young player to play during season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League.
Season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League was a turning point in Ankush Rathee’s professional Kabaddi career. In season 9, Ankush Rathee played 24 matches. He maintained a tackle strike rate of 67 per cent. He earned a total of 89 points during the tournament. He also earned nine high fives in total and became the first player in season 9 to collect 70+ tackle points. He broke the record of having the most tackle points by a debutant.
Chandigarh Junior Kabaddi Team
In 2021, Ankush Rathee played for the Chandigarh National Junior Kabaddi Team at the 47th Junior National Kabaddi Championship held in S.P Office Grounds Suryapet, Telangana.
Services Sports Control Board
In October 2023, Ankush Rathee played for the Services Sports Control Board at the 37th National Games of India which were held in Goa; his team won the tournament.
Juniors National Kabaddi Team
In February 2023, Ankush Rathee played for the Juniors National Kabaddi Team at the 2nd Junior Kabaddi World Championships held in Urmia, Iran. He was appointed as the captain of the team. Olympics Ankush’s team won the tournament and became the 2nd Junior Kabaddi World Champions.
- In 2022, he won the Best Defender of the Season Award in season 9 of the Pro Kabaddi League. Kabaddi Adda
In November 2023, he won a gold medal at the 37th National Games in Goa, India.
Ankush Rathee owns a Mahindra XUV500.
- In Season 9, Ankush Rathee became an orange sleeve holder after he earned the most tackle points and nine 5’s.