Dhoni was conceived in Ranchi, Bihar now in Jharkhand), and he distinguishes as a Hindu Rajput. His fatherly town Lvali is in the Lamgarha square of the Almora District of Uttarakhand. Dhoni’s folks moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi, where his dad Pan Singh worked in junior administration positions in MECON.
Dhoni has a sister Jayanti Gupta and a sibling Narendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni is a fanatic of Adam Gilchrist, and his youth icons were cricket colleague Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood on-screen character Amitabh Bachchan and vocalist Lata Mangeshkar.
Dhoni learned at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand where he at first exceeded expectations in badminton and football and was chosen at region and club level in these games. Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football group and was sent to play cricket for a neighborhood cricket club by his football mentor. Despite the fact that he had not played cricket, Dhoni awed with his wicket-keeping abilities and turned into the standard wicketkeeper at the Commando cricket club (1995– 1998).