PV Sindhu Biography
P.V. Sindhu or Pusarla Venkatesh Sindhu is India’s ace shuttler, who rose to fame after winning the silver medal at the Rio Olympics 2016, establishing the amazing feat that made her the youngest female badminton player to win a silver medal at Olympics, taking on from Saina Nehwal’s heroics. When her contemporaries remained in news for controversies and rumored affairs, she silently nailed it making her achievements shout. Since 2016, her major achievements include silver medal at the Olympics 2016, silver medal in women’s Singles at Common Wealth games 2018 and winning the silver medal at the BWF World Championships in 2017 and 2018.
PV Sindhu Biography: Early Life
The high pedigree badminton player was born with sports genetics in her DNA, hailing from Volleyball player’s family. Her father Ramana and mother Vijaya, both represented India at the international level.
She was introduced to Badminton at a tender age of 8 by Mir Mehboob Ali, who also trained star shuttlers like Saina Nehwal, Shruti Kurien and Jwala Gutta. She took the basic training from Ali, who played a pivotal role in framing her illustrious career, but later joined Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy and started training under her mentor and All England Open Badminton Champion Pullela Gopichand.
The unparallel passion towards the game motivated her to travel 56 kilometers every day for her training at the iconic Gopinath Badminton Academy that has produced stars like Saina Nehwal, Srikanth Kidambi, Parupalli Kashyap and Prannoy Kumar.
However, her parents decided to move in the vicinity of the Academy, situated in Gachibowli so as to provide her more ease and leave her with more energy to focus on the game in a much better way.
PV Sindhu Personal life
Father- P. V. Ramana
Mother- P. Vijaya
Sister- Divyaram Pusarla (elder)
Sindhu hails from a Volleyball family, with her parents P.V. Ramana and P. Vijaya, both playing the sport. She also has an elder sister named Divya, who also played Volleyball at the national level, but later pursued Medical. She is married to US based software engineer Anurag Kumar.
According to the grapevine, she has dated Manu Atri in the past, which also caused a stir in the family and the pair maintained distance ever since.
She has been employed by Bharat Petroleum as Deputy Sports manager following her Olympic silver medal feat. The Andhra Pradesh government also applauded Sindhu laurels and appointed her as Deputy Collector (Group-I).
PV Sindhu Professional Life
PV Sindhu professional life is filled with struggles, pain, resistance and finally awards and recognitions. She tasted her first success after winning the bronze medal at the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships held in Colombo.
After promising debut the next 3 year phase was a mix bag of success and failures. Despite reaching the quarter finals and semi-finals in global events like Olympic 2012 & 2010 Uber Cup, she couldn’t win a single tournament.
In 2013, she won her first Gold grand prix title defeating Gu Juan from Singapore in the Malaysian Open, she also became the first Indian women’s singles player to win two back to back medals at the World Championship in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
In 2013, she led Awadhe Warriors in the Indian Badminton League and reached the finals, but lost to Hyderabad Hotshots.
In 2016, she was given the responsibility to captain Chennai Smashers. Her charismatic performance and mentorship helped the team reach semifinals.
Rio Olympics 2016
2016 was a memorable year for P.V. Sindhu, she became the first Indian shuttler to win a silver medal in the Olympics. She was defeated by Spaniard Carolina Marin in just 83 minutes.
She lost the finals 19-21-21-12-21-15 to Carolina Marin but became an overnight epitome of grit, determination and success.
BWF World Championship 2014
The World championship in 2014 was a major milestone in PV Sindhu career, she looked determined to win the gold, but was defeated by Carolina Marin in straight sets and ended up winning the bronze medal.
BWF World Championship 2017
In the year 2017, she reached the finals of the BWF World Championship, but lost to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan by 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 and ended up winning the silver medal.
International Debut- 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships in Colombo
Coach -Pullela Gopichand
Highest ranking: 2 (7 April 2017)
Career Turning Point: Winning Gold at the 2011 Douglas Commonwealth Youth Games singles event
PV Sindhu Personal Details & Physical measurement
Date of Birth- 5 July 1995
Age (as in 2019)- 24 Years
Birthplace- Hyderabad, India
Zodiac sign- Cancer
Hometown- Hyderabad, India
School- Auxilium High School, Secunderabad
College- St. Ann’s College for Women, Mehdipatnam
Educational Qualification- MBA
PV Sindhu height in feet- 179 cm (5 feet 8.5 inches)
Weight (approx.) – 150 lbs. (65 KG)
Figure Measurements- 34-26-36
Eye Color- Black
Hair Color- Black
PV Sindhu Favourite Things
Favourite Actor(s) -Mahesh Babu & Prabhas (Tollywood), Hrithik Roshan & Ranveer Singh (Bollywood)
Favourite Actress- Deepika Padukone
Favourite Food- Biryani, Ice-creams, Pasta, Pizza
Favourite Athlete(s)- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Usain Bolt
Favourite Superhero- Wonder Woman
Hobbies- Watching movies, Doing Yoga
PV Sindhu Biography: Awards and Achievements
- Sindhu won a Bronze medal at the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships held in Colombo.
- Sindhu won Silver in the women’s singles at Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge in 2010.
- On 7 July 2012, she won the Asia Youth Under-19 Championship.
- In 2013, she won her maiden grand Prix gold title Malaysian Open
- She was awarded Arjuna Award in the year 2013 by President Pranab Mukherjee
- She won 2 back to back bronze medals in World Championship in 2013 and 2014 respectively
- She won a Gold medal at the 2016 Guwahati South Asian Games (Women’s Team).
- She created history after winning a Silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. As she won the medal in no time her caste became one of most searched on google.
- She was awarded Padma Shri by President Pranav Mukherjee in 2015
- She was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award by President Pranav Mukherjee in 2016
- She won a Silver medal at 2018 Asian Games in Women’s singles.
- She became the first Indian female to Win BWF World Tour Finals in 2018.
- In 2018, she became the first sportsperson in Forbes India’s first list of 22 Young Achievers.
- She was named NDTV Indian of the year in 2014
- PV Sindhu’s Parents are former Volleyball players.
Unknown facts about PV Sindhu
Does P. V. Sindhu smoke? – No
Does P. V. Sindhu drink alcohol? – Not known
Marital Status- Unmarried
- In her childhood, she aspired to become Doctor, but at the age of 8 she fell in love with Badminton and the romance still continues.
- PV Sindhu was appointed The Deputy Collector by the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu
- PV Sindhu elder sister, Divyaram Pusarla, was a national-level handball player, but later became qualified Doctor.
- Sindhu started her preliminary Badminton training at the Indian Railway Institute in Secunderabad under the
- guidance of Mehboob Ali, but later joined Pullela Gopichand’s badminton for further training, who has also trained big names like Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta. He is also the Indian Badminton team’s chief coach.
- In 2000, her father P. V. Ramana was awarded the Arjuna Award for his outstanding contribution in Volleyball.
- PV Sindhu idolizes Sachin Tendulkar and her coach Pullela Gopichand and call them as her role models.
- PV Sindhu secured the World Tour title after defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the 2018 World Tour final.
- In 2018, Forbes ranked her at seventh position in its list of “Highest-Paid Female Athletes.” The same year, she also stood first on the Forbes India’s first list of 22 Young Achievers.
- PV Sindhu has featured on the cover of many big tabloids like GRAZIA, JFW, and ELLE.
- In 2016, Sindhu made a direct entry to Rio Olympics finals by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the semis and created history by becoming the first Indian shuttler to reach Olympic finals, but was defeated by Spain’s Carolina Marin in a matter of 83 minutes.
PV Sindhu Net Worth
PV Sindhu has an estimated net worth of 10 million dollars (around 70 crores) as in 2019 that includes the prize money won in tournaments and endorsements. She has endorsed JBL sports earphones, Bridgestone tyres, Moov, Gatorade, Myantra, Nokia phones, Panasonic battery, Bank of Baroda services and APIS Himalaya honey brand till date.
Recently, she has signed a 50 crore brand with Chinese brand Li Ning. She usually charges 1 to 1.5 crore per endorsement and for his whopping earnings, she also featured in the Forbes list for being among the top 10 paid athletes in the world.
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PV Sindhu Stats
Career wins- 323
World rankings (women’s singles)- 5
World tour rankings (women’s singles)- 7
P.V. Sindhu Career Singles:
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