Vinod Kambli is a former Indian cricketer, who played for India as a middle order batsman, as well as for Mumbai and Boland, South Africa. Kambli became the first cricketer in cricket history to score a century in a One-day International on his birthday
He has appeared as a commentator on various television channels and worked with a Marathi News channel as a cricket expert for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He has also been a part of various reality shows and done a few serials and Bollywood films as an actor. He played a supporting role in the Kannada film Bettanagere.Kambli is currently a coach at the MCA Academy in Mumbai and TMGA Camps run by Sachin Tendulkar and Middlesex County Cricket Club.
Kambli hails from Indira Nagar,Kanjur Marg (Mumbai), He is a childhood friend of the Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. The small patch of land that served as his first cricket pitch was surrounded on all sides by high-rise buildings. The scoring system was dictated by the lack of space, and the higher a batsman hit the ball into the buildings the more runs he scored. It explains why Kambli was one of the best over-the-top hitters of spin bowling
Vinod Kambli first married Noella Lewis, who was working as a receptionist at Hotel Blue Diamond (in Pune) in the year 1998. After separating from her Kambli married fashion model Andrea Hewitt. The couple has a child born in June 2010. Journalist Kunal Purandare has penned his biography called Vinod Kambli: The Lost Hero.
After his marriage to his second wife Andrea, Kambli converted to Christianity, naming his son Jesus Christiano Kambli. Despite his conversion Kambli stated that he still respects all religions.