Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Biography, Age, Awards, Achievements, Net Worth

One of the hardest hitters of the shuttle cock, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, is a badminton player from India. Satwiksairaj plies his trade as a doubles player and his height and aggressive play form his forte. Satwiksairaj partners with Chirag Shetty in the Men’s doubles category, and the duo were entitled to be the first pair to win the Badminton World Federation’s Super 500 tournament. The people in India celebrated their success in winning a gold medal at the Thailand Open.

Satwiksairaj also plays alongside Sikki Reddy in the Mixed doubles’ category, where they have done well.

EARLY LIFE

In 2018, Satwiksairaj Rankiredddy became one of the key players from India who headed the Indian badminton contingent for the Asian Games. At the age of 17, the badminton player emerged as one of the most threatening players in the international circuit. From the very beginning, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy is a confident player who did not make mistakes while playing for his country.

PERSONAL LIFE

Indian badminton player Satwiksairaj Rankireddy was born on 13th August 2000. He hails from Amalapuram, East Godavari town in Andra Pradesh. He started playing the sport (badminton) after he drew inspiration from his father who himself is a former state-level player. Not only his father, but Satviksairaj’s elder brother is also a badminton player. In 2014, he joined the famous Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy, in Hyderabad where he decided to become a double’s specialist. The little Satviksairaj used to accompany his father to watch volleyball matches & there he was thrilled by the jump smash. The young player was fascinated when people screamed ‘WOW! WHAT A SMASH!!’. After seeing his brother, Nandagopal, hitting jump smash and that’s when Satviksairaj started learning jump smash and other varieties. He has worked really hard to gain that tall frame & strong shoulders. The player has practiced in cement courts of Amalapuram which help him today to hit a smash of 400 kph.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy has many more years to build his career & acquire heights. The badminton player’s only focus has been on the doubles which has helped him to reach the tremendous heights at a small age.

PROFESSIONAL LIFE

In 2004, Satwiksairaj joined Pullela Gopichand Academy where the legendary badminton player, Gopichand, himself shaped his athletic career.  Indeed the academy established an exceptional badminton player, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy. He played doubles on courts & developed his attacking style

Satwiksairaj came into limelight when the young player clinched the Tata Open India Challenge along with Chirag Shetty. The duo also won the Vietnam Open International Challenge where they defeated Markis Kido & Hendra Gunawan. This victory ultimately made them the badminton sensations of India. They successfully qualified for the Glasgow World Championship. They showcased remarkable performances at both the Korea Open & the French Open which helped them to reach the quarterfinals of the tournaments.

India has many badminton legends but it was awful that still, the country didn’t have a single medal in the Commonwealth Games. But this got changed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast where the Indian badminton team earned a gold medal in the mixed event. Satwiksairaj & Ashwini Ponappa defeated the Malaysian team, Peng Soon Chang & Liu Ying Goh, by their excellent smashes.

Another medal was added to Satwiksairaj’s tally when he along with Chirag Shetty defeated the Sri Lankan team & entered the Men’s Doubles Event Final. The duo became the first Indian badminton players to do so. But they lost the gold medal to the England team in the finals and settled with the silver medal.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have become dynamic partners of Indian badminton. With diversified nature and backgrounds, the duo got along after a long period of time. But today, their pairing is termed to be one of the outstanding pairings in the badminton field. In 2018, the duo made themselves to the top 20 for the first time in their badminton career.

Rankireddy started his Premier Badminton League (PBL) career in Hyderabad Hunters. His tremendous energy & unorthodox style made Satwiksairaj popular in his team. He also got an edge due to his versatility as mixed doubles and doubles. He was also a part of the team that won the 2017 title.

ACHIEVEMENTS

ASIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Bronze: 2016, Hyderabad: Men’s team

COMMONWEALTH GAMES

  • Gold: 2018, Gold Coast: Mixed team
  • Silver: 2018, Gold Coast: Men’s doubles

BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION TOUR

  • Men’s Doubles
YEAR TOURNAMENT LEVEL PARTNER OPPONENT RESULT
2019 Thailand Open Super 500 Chirag Shetty Li Junhui

Liu Yuchen

Gold

Winner

2018 Syed Modi International Super 300 Chirag Shetty Fajar Alfian

Muhammad Rian

Silver

Runner-up

2018 Hyderabad Open Super 100 Chirag Shetty Akbar Bintang Cahyono,

Moh Reza Pahlevi Isfahani

Gold

Winner

BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL SERIES

  • Men’s Doubles
YEAR TOURNAMENT PARTNER OPPONENT RESULT
2019 Brazil International Chirag Shetty Jelle Maas

Robin Tabelling

Gold

Winner

2017 Vietnam International Chirag Shetty Trawut Potieng

Nanthakarn Yordphaisong

Gold

Winner

2016 Bangladesh International Chirag Shetty M. Anilkumar Raju,

Venkat Gaurav Prasad

Gold

Winner

2016 Tata Open Indian International Chirag Shetty Arjun M.R

Ramchandran Shlok

Gold

Winner

2016 India International Series Chirag Shetty Goh Sze Fei

Nur Izzuddin

Gold

Winner

2016 Mauritius International Chirag Shetty Dhruv Kapila

Saurabh Sharma

Gold

Winner

  • Mixed doubles
YEAR TOURNAMENT PARTNER OPPONENT RESULT
2016 Bangladesh International K. Maneesha Tanupat Viriyangkura

Thanyasuda Wongya

Gold

Winner

2016 India International Series K. Maneesha Low Hang Yee

Cheah Yee See

Gold

Winner

2016 Mauritius International K. Maneesha Yogendran Khrishnan

Prajakta Sawant

Gold

Winner

2015 Tata Open Indian International K. Maneesha Arun Vishnu

Aparna Balan

Gold

Winner

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  •  Name: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
  • Nickname: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy
  • Sport: Badminton
  • Events- Men’s doubles, Mixed team
  • Country- India
  • Father’s name: R. Kasi Viswanatham
  • Mother’s name: NOT UPDATED
  • Brother’s name: Nandagopal Rankireddy
  • Coach- Gopalchand
  • Height- 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
  • Weight: 77 kg (170 lb)
  • Handedness- Right
  • Eye colour: black
  • Hair colour: black
  • Date of birth: 13 August 2000
  • Age: 19 years
  • Birth place: Amalapuram, East Godavari town, Andra Pradesh, India
  • Zodiac sign: Leo
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Hometown: Andra Pradesh
  • Religion: Hindu

 

CONTROVERSY

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy has always made headlines for his glorious performances, and his rocking smashes. He hasn’t been a part of any controversies.

NET WORTH OF SATWIKSAIRAJ RANKIREDDY

Satwiksairaj’s Net Worth is estimated to be

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