Imran Khan

Imran khan Pti is a Pakistani cricketer cum politician, best known for leading his team to its first ever World Cup title in 1992. This biography profiles his childhood, life, political & cricket career, achievements and timeline.

 Quick Facts

Also Known As:Imran Khan Niazi 
Famous As:Ex-Cricketer, Politician
Political Ideology:Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf 
Birth Date:November 251952
Star :Sagittarius
Height:1.85 m
Born In: Lahore, West Punjab, Dominion of Pakistan
Father: Ikramullah Khan Niazi
Mother: Shaukat Khanum
Siblings: Aleema Khanum, Uzma Khanum, Rani Khanum, Rubina Khanum
 Spouses/Partners: Jemima Khan (1995–2004), (Reham Khan)
 Children: Sulaiman Khan, Qasim Khan
 Religion: Islam
 Net Worth: $50 million as of Jan 2017

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Imran Khan 

Imran Khan
Imran Khan PTI became an inspiration to youngsters for venturing into cricket on an international level. He rose to popularity with his amazing talent as one of the finest cricketers Pakistan has ever produced.
His journey of transforming from the biggest star of cricket to an influential politician is highly impressive and motivating. He is credited for leading Pakistan to its first ever Cricket World Cup title in 1992, defeating England. Thereby being termed as the most successful and prominent cricket captain of Pakistan. This champion cricketer surprised the world as an exceptional fast bowler and a great all-rounder, thus giving cricket an all-new form in the country.
IK excelled not just in the cricketing arena, but also in the political world and social ground. After retiring from cricket in 1992, he joined politics by forming his own party – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice). Also he established the first cancer hospital, in Lahore, after losing his mother to the deadly disease. He is actively involved in raising funds for various health and educational projects, coming out a helping hand for the underprivileged and deserving.
  • Imran Khan Niazi was born on November 25, 1952 in Lahore, into a well-off Pashtun family to Ikramullah Khan Niazi and Shaukat Khanam.

  • He completed his schooling from English-medium Aitchison College, Lahore, and went to Royal Grammar School Worcester, England, to pursue higher studies.

  • He graduated in philosophy, politics and economics from Keble College, University of Oxford, in 1975. Hailing from a cricketing family, he played the game as a teenager in Pakistan and continued in England.

  • Made his test debut in the 1971 English series in Birmingham.

  • In 1974, he debuted in One Day International (ODI) in the Prudential Trophy and was selected in the national team after returning to Pakistan.

  • His splendid performance against New Zealand and Australia during 1976-77 added to his rapid success.

  • Under his captaincy, Pakistan won 14 out of 48 test matches played, losing out on 8 and 26 resulting in a draw. In the ODI version, he played 139 matches, with 77 wins, 57 losses, and one tie.

  • In 1991, he established Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, a charity organization associated with research and development of cancer and other related diseases, named after his mother.

  • Entered politics in 1997 by setting up his own party ‘Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’ (PTI), as an initiative to eradicate mismanagement and corruption in Pakistan.

  • Contested in October 2002 elections and was elected as a Member Parliament from Mianwali.

  • In 2008, he founded Namal College, an associate college of the University of Bradford and established Imran Khan Foundation.

Records & Achievements

  • Became the hero of Pakistan in 1992, by winning first ODI Cricket World Cup for Pakistan.

  • This all-rounder’s triple in 75 tests, comprising of 3000 runs and 300 wickets, is said to be the second fastest record behind English player Ian Botham’s 72.

  • His world records as a captain include most wickets, best bowling strike rate and best bowling average in test, and best bowling figures (8 wickets for 60 runs).


  • ‘The Cricket Society Wetherall Award’ for being the leading all-rounder in English first-class cricket, in 1976 and 1980.

  • ‘Sussex Cricket Society Player of the Year’ award in 1985.

  • Second highest civilian award, Hilal-e-Imtiaz, from the Government of Pakistan.

  • In 2004, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asian Jewels Awards, London, towards his support for various charity programmes.

  • Humanitarian Award at the 2007 Asian Sports Awards, in Kuala Lumpur, for setting up the first cancer hospital in Pakistan.

  • Special silver jubilee award, along with other cricket legends, at the inaugural Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Awards, in Karachi, in 2009.

  • In 2009, he made it to the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame, as part of its centennial year celebration.

  • The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh awarded him an honorary fellowship in 2012. It was because of his efforts for cancer treatment in Pakistan.

  • ‘Person of the Year 2012’ by Asia Society and listed at #3 in the ‘top nine world leaders’ by Global-Post.

    Personal Life & Legacy

  • He married English socialite, Jemima Goldsmith, in a traditional Islamic ceremony in Paris. Jamima accepted Islam before marriage which shows how much he love Imran that he left her religion for IK. The couple re-married in a civil ceremony in Richmond, after a month. They have two sons – Sulaiman Isa (1996) and Kasim (1999). The couple ended their nine-year old marriage in June 2004. The reason for separation was difficulties in adapting to the Pakistani life, by Jemima.

  • In 2014, he married British-Pakistani divorcee Reham Khan, a former BBC weather girl. It was a secret ceremony at his residence in Islamabad, despite objections from his own family.


  • This cricket legend belongs to a cricketing family. This family has produced successful cricketers, like Javed Burki and Majid Khan. Both being Oxford pass-outs and captains of Pakistan national team.

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