Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta, and Red Chilies Entertainment are the owner of KKR (Kolkata Knight Riders) for the IPL 2024. The men in purple and gold are the third most successful team in the history of the Indian Premier League, having won the title twice.
The Knight Riders’ early years were marred by mismanagement and controversies, which had visible effects on the field as they struggled to go through beyond the league stages. Gautam Gambhir joined the team in 2011, and their fortunes took a turn.
In IPL 2011, Gambhir led KKR to the playoffs for the first time. The very next year, they went all the way to clinch the IPL trophy for the first time. In the final, they defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who had won back to back titles in 2010 and 2011.
In IPL 2014, the Knight Riders won their second IPL title after beating the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the final. After being with the team for seven seasons, Gambhir was acquired by the Delhi Capitals in 2018.
Since 2018, KKR have had four different captains in Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Shreyas Iyer, and Nitish Rana. In IPL 2021, Morgan took them to the final where they lost to CSK at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Shreyas Iyer is set to lead the Knight Riders in the IPL 2024, after Rana did the job in the 2023 edition due to Iyer getting ruled out with an injury. KKR created history in the recent IPL auction, where they splashed INR 24.75 crore to acquire Mitchell Starc. KKR had an INR 32.70 crore purse heading into the auction but it looked like they put all eggs in one basket.
Gautam Gambhir is back at KKR, this time in the role of a mentor. He was the key decision-maker at the auction and will continue to be the main man in the KKR management for IPL 2024. Read below to see owner of KKR details and information.
Owner of KKR | Team Details
|Kolkata Knight Riders
|Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Jay Mehta and Red Chilies Entertainment
|Talent Scouting & Player Acquisitions
|Strength and Conditioning Coach
|Ryan Ten Doeschate
Who is the owner of KKR in IPL 2024?
Red Chilies Entertainment bought the rights for the Kolkata-based franchise in 2008, for a price of USD 75.09 million. The company is owned by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, in partnership with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta. Venky Mysore is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the team since 2010.
Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla are often seen cheering for the Knight Riders from the stands. Shah Rukh’s daughter Suhana Khan also attends KKR matches frequently. His son Aryan Khan has been seen at the IPL auction table in recent times.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Team Brand Value
Having one of the biggest movie stars in the world, Shah Rukh Khan as their owner has helped KKR maintain a huge and stable fanbase over the years. They have won two titles in the IPL and have a few sister franchises across the globe, which has made them a global brand.
As per the recent Brand Finance report, Kolkata Knight Riders are the third most valuable team in the IPL at $78.6 million.
According to Forbes in 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders are the 3rd most valuable team in the IPL behind MI and CSK with a total valuation of $1.1 billion. They are only behind Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
Kolkata Knight Riders Sponsors in IPL 2024
Principal Partners: My Fab 11, BKT
Associate Sponsors: Lux Cozi, JOY, Money 9, Jio, ACKO, Royal Green, SRMB
Official Partners: Thums Up, BOAT, MIO Amore, HRX, BIRA, AMUL Organic
Media Partners: Fever FM, 94.3 Radio One, The Telegraph, SAMPARK
Health Partner: Woodlands Hospital
(Source: Kolkata Knight Riders)