|Real Name||Sai Praneeth Bhamidipati|
|Profession||Indian Badminton Player|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 70 kg
in Pounds- 154 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 31 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||Year- 2008|
|Achievements (main ones)||Singles
• Winner of the 2011 Iran and 2012 Bahrain Challenge tournaments.
• In 2016, won the Canada Open Grand Prix.
• In April of 2017, became the fourth Indian Badminton player to win the Singapore Open Super Series.
• In June 2017, clinched the Thailand Grand Prix Gold title.
|Highest Ranking||#22 (Achieved on May 23, 2017)|
|Date of Birth||10 August 1992|
|Age (as in 2017)||25 Years|
|Birth Place||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Leo|
|Hometown||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
|Hobbies||Listening to Music|
|Favourite Badminton Player||Saina Nehwal|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
|Prize Money||• $1,20,000 (Thailand Grand Prix Gold title)
• INR 3 Lakh (as a reward by Badminton Association of India post 'Thailand Grand Prix Gold title victory')
• $55,000 (Canada Open Grand Prix 2016)
Some Lesser Known Facts About B. Sai Praneeth
- Does B Sai Praneeth smoke: Not Known
- Does B Sai Praneeth drink alcohol: Not Known
- Since his parents were employees of a private company, they had a hard time creating a balance between professional and family life. As a result, they left their son, Praneeth, in the care of his maternal grandparents. Therefore, Praneeth met his parents only on weekends.
- His maternal aunt, Kasturi Devi, was also a budding shuttler. However, she could not maker her dreams come true owing to a knee injury.
- As a child, Praneeth endured a very hectic schedule as he had to attend not only his school but also Badminton training sessions. He would wake up at 4 A. M. so as to catch a bus that would take him to Gachibowli- located at a distance of 18 km- where the aspiring player would train for around 4 hours. He would then go back to attend his school and return home completely fatigued. A determined Praneeth, however, never complained about the hustle and bustle of the day.
- He gained some much-needed recognition when he stunned Indonesia’s Taufik Hidayat at his home ground in 2013.
- However, in late-2014, injuries started to plague him. Despite sustaining a foot injury, he played in the Senior National Badminton Championship in 2015, though the injury turned worse and he had to take a month’s break in order to recover.
- At the 2016 All England Super Series Premier, Praneeth stunned the 2nd seed, Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei, in the first round itself and that too in straight sets.
- After defeating counterpart Srikanth Kidambi in the 2017 Singapore Open Super Series final, Praneeth became only the second Indian (male) to win a Super Series title.
- Just 2 months later, Praneeth added another accolade to his bag when he defeated Christie Jonatan of Indonesia to clinch the Thailand Grand Prix Gold title.