Dharmaraj Cheralathan is a professional kabaddi player who plays for Indian National Team and Haryana Steelers in the Pro Kabaddi League. Cheralathan was born on 21 April 1975 in Thiruchanampondi, Tamil Nadu. Boasting an experience of over two decades, he commands obligatory respect from his teammates who fondly refer to him as “Anna”. He has won more than 9 Gold Medals representing the National team. Dharmaraj was part of the Indian contingent which won the 2016 Kabaddi world cup, 2017 South Asian Games, and Asian Beach Games. Cheralathan has more than two decades of experience. Therefore being versatile, Cheralathan can play on both sides as a corner defender.
Dharmaraj Cheralathanbegan his Pro Kabaddi League career with Bengaluru Bulls in season 1. After having an average season with the team. Bengaluru Bulls retained his services for season 2. Hence in season 2, Cheralathan caught people’s attention as he scored a remarkable 42 tackle points for his team.
Telegu Titans signed Cheralathan for season 3. In season 4, Patna Pirates signed Dharmaraj. He was appointed as captain. Therefore, Cheralathan helped the team clinch its 2nd consecutive Pro Kabaddi League title. He also topped the Super Tackles chart in season 4 with 8 to his name. In season 5, Puneri platan signed Cheralathan. Having a very average season according to the standards set by the veteran. In season 6, U Mumba signed Cheralathan. Therefore, Cheralathan had an impressive season and also scored 40 tackle points. In season 7, Haryana Steelers signed Cheralathan. He was also appointed as the captain of the team.