Budhia Singh Age, Biography & More

Budhia Singh

Real NameBudhia Awooga Singh
NicknameBudhia, "Marathon Prodigy"
ProfessionMarathon Runner
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 137 cm
in meters- 1.37 m
in Feet Inches- 4’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 34 kg
in Pounds- 75 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthBorn in 2002
Age (as in 2016)14 Years
Birth PlaceBhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signNot Known
HometownBhubaneswar, Odisha, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeNot Known
Educational QualificationsNot Known
FamilyFather- Not Known
Mother- Not Known
Brothers- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Coach/MentorBiranchi Das
Records (main)In 2006 Limca Book of Records, he was listed as the world's youngest marathon runner.
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known

Budhia Singh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Budhia Singh

  • Budhia was born in a poor family in the state of Odisha.
  • His father died when Budhia was still an infant.
  • Because of destitute and poverty, his mother sold him to a travelling agent for only 800 INR in the year 2004.
  • When her mother saw that the agent was exploiting Budhia, she asked for a help to a local Judo Coach and orphanage operator, Biranchi Das, who later bought back Budhia and took him to his orphanage.
  •  Budhia was a “saucy lad” and once Biranchi Das punished him by making him run and forgot about him, When Biranchi Das came back after 5 hours, he saw Budhia was still running.
  • Biranchi Das began to train Budhia and by the time Budhia turned 4, he had run and completed 48 marathons.
  • At the age of four, Budhia ran from Bhubaneswar to Puri covering 65 kilometers in 7 hours and 2 minutes and became world’s youngest marathon runner.
  • Budhia attained a celebrity status at a very young age and appeared in a number of television commercials.
  • In 2011, a feature-length documentary, Marathon Boy (covering Budhia and Das) was released. The documentary was funded by BBC Storyville and HBO and was nominated for an EMMY.
  • Budhia’s fame diminished as quickly as it rose and according to some sources, he cannot even win his school race these days.
  • A full-length Bollywood feature film on the life of Budhia, Budhia – Born to Run, is supposed to be released in August 2016 featuring Manoj Bajpayee.