Krishnamachari Srikkanth was born on 21st of December 1959 in Chennai. His Nickname is Cheeka. He is a former captain of the Indian cricket team and also the former chairman of the selection committee. He is an engineer by qualification and graduated from the College of Engineering, Guindy in Chennai, India. He played for Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy domestic cricket league in India.
Srikkanth has two sons Adithyaa Srikkanth & Anirudha Srikkanth.