Lasith Malinga Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Separamadu Lasith Malinga aka Lasith Malinga is a Sri Lankan Cricketer. He was born on 28th August 1983. He is a right arm fast bowler and commonly known as Death Bowler. His nick name is ‘Slinga Malinga’. People also used to called him as a Yorker King. He is the first bowler to take five hat-tricks across all formats of international cricket and hence he is the person with most number of hat-tricks in international cricket.

Some Unknown Facts

  • Born and brought from a small village named Rathgama. Former cricketer Chamapaka Ramanayake, who spotted Malinga bowling in a street and and picked him to trained for International Cricket.
  • In his debut test match against Australia in 2004, Malinga took 6 Wikets.
  • Malinga was one of the Sexiest man in Cricket by Barbados-based magazine named Easy.
  • He loves sporting tattoos.
  • He start practicing with white ball and leather ball after the age of 17.


Real NameSeparamadu Lasith Malinga Swarnajith
Nick NameKagawena, Slinga, Slinga Malinga

Physical Stats & More

Height-in centimeters- 170 cm
-in meters- 1.70 m
-in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)-in Kilograms- 75 Kg
-in Pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack (Dyed Golden-Brown)

Personal Life

Date of Birth28 August 1983
Age (as in 2019)36 Years
BirthplaceGalle, Sri Lanka
Zodiac signVirgo
NationalitySri Lankan
HometownGalle, Sri Lanka
SchoolVidyathilake Vidyalaya, Thiranagama
CollegeMahinda College, Galle
Educational QualificationNot Known


FatherSeparamadu Milton (Retired Bus Mechanic)
MotherSwarna Thenuwara (Work in a Bank)
SisterNot Known
HobbiesHis hobbies as Sports (soccer, skiing & Cricket), Listening to music.

Favourite Things

Favourite Movie Not Known
Favourite MusicAC/DC, Lenny Kravitz
Favourite FoodPizza
Favourite SnacksChocolate
Favourite SportsCricket & Football
Favourite Number99


  • He is the only Bowler who have taken 3 Hat-Trick in International Cricket.
  • First Bowler to take 100 Wickets in all three formats of the game.
  • He also hold the highest run partnership for the 9th wicket in ODI along with Angelo Mathews.
  • He took 2 world cup hat-trick in 2007 and 2011 World Cup.
  • Malinga is the second highest wicket taker in all Twenty20 317 wickets in 232 Games.
  • He also hold highest number of Wickets in Indian Premier League.
  • On 19 January 2017, Malinga get best figures in BBL history with with 6/7.
  • He is the 4th Sri Lankan who taken more than 300 ODI Wickets.
  • He is the third highest wicket taker in World Cup history.

Boys Friend, Affairs and More

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
WifeTanya Perera, Dancer/Choreographer
Children2 (1 Daughter and 1 Son)
Son1 (Duvin)

Style Quotient

Cars CollectionMercedes C-class and Audi R8 cars
Money Factor

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