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Hometown: Mumbai
Relationship Status: Single
Age: 24 Years

Chirag Shetty

Bio/Wiki
Other NameChirag Chandrashekhar Shetty [1]Hindustan Times
ProfessionIndian professional badminton player
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 186 cm
in meters- 1.86 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 62 kg
in pounds- 137 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Badminton
International DebutSwiss Junior Open 2014 Men’s Doubles
TeamIndia
Coach(s)/Mentor(s)• Uday Pawar
• Mathia Boe
Events• Men's Doubles
• Mixed Doubles
HandednessRight
Highest Ranking• 7 (MD 12 November 2019)
• 413 (XD 27 August 2015)
MedalsGold
2018: Commonwealth Games, Mixed team, Gold Coast, Australia

Silver
2018: Commonwealth Games, Men's doubles, Gold Coast, Australia

Bronze
2016: Asia Team Championships, Men's team, Hyderabad, India
2020: Asia Team Championships, Men's team, Manila, Philippines
Badminton World Federation (BWF) Tournament(s)BWF International Challenge/Series
2016: Winner at Mauritius International, Men's doubles
2016: Winner at India International Series, Men's doubles
2016: Winner at Tata Open India International, Men's doubles
2016: Winner at Bangladesh International, Men's doubles
2017: Winner at Vietnam International, Men's doubles
2019: Winner at Brazil International, Men's doubles

BWF World Tour
2018: Winner at Hyderabad Open (Super 100), Men's doubles
2018: Runner-up at Syed Modi International (Super 300), Men's doubles
2019: Winner at Thailand Open (Super 500), Men's doubles
2019: Runner-up at French Open (Super 750), Men's doubles
Awards & Honours Arjuna Award 2020
Personal Life
Date of Birth4 July 1997 (Friday)
Age (as of 2021) 24 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, India
Zodiac signCancer
NationalityIndian
EthnicityMangalorean [2]Rediff.com
HometownMumbai, India
SchoolRyan International School, Mumbai
College/UniversityNarsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [3]Olympic Channel Services
HobbiesWatching series and movies
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Chandrashekhar Shetty (Hotelier)
Mother- Sujata Shetty (Runs an academy at Goregoan Sports Club)
Chirag Shetty with his parents
SiblingsSister- Arya Shetty (Professional badminton player)
Chirag Shetty with his sister
Favourites
Badminton player(s)Nikhar Garg, Saina Nehwal
AthleteRafael Nadal
FoodPav Bhaji, Kori Roti, Pomfret Fry
Musician(s)/band(s)Major Lazer, Nucleya
Games Temple Run
Film(s)Bollywood- 2 States, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Hollywood- Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Born on the Fourth of July
TV ShowsIndian: MTV Roadies, Chhote Miyan Dhaakad
American: Breaking Bad, Narcos, Friends, Sacred Games
CartoonShin-chan
BookTouch Play - The Prakash Padukone Story
Chirag Shetty

Some Lesser Known Facts About Chirag Shetty

  • Chirag Shetty is an Indian professional badminton player who is specialized in mixed team & Men’s doubles events.
  • Chirag Shetty started playing badminton at the age of 7 in his leisure time. Gradually his interest grew in the sport and he started practicing it professionally under the mentorship of Manish Hadkar at Goregaon Sports Club.

    Chirag Shetty's childhood picture

    Chirag Shetty’s childhood picture

  • After passing in 10th standard, 16-year-old Chirag chose to pursue his career playing badminton professionally. Chirag was a very studious guy during his school days and was very much interested in learning science but, after passing in 10th standard, he chose to pursue his studies in commerce because choosing science as a subject requires a lot of time which was not possible with his professional training.
  • Chirag Shetty participated in various club and state-level badminton events during his school days. Later, he moved to Hyderabad to train under Chief National Coach for the India national badminton team, Pullela Gopichand in his Pullela Gopichand Academy situated in Hyderabad. Chirag Shetty participated in various national and international level tournaments under his mentorship.

    Chirag Shetty won team Championship and individual Bronze in School Nationals

    Chirag Shetty won team Championship and individual Bronze in School Nationals

  • Chirag always concentrated on being a doubles player but his father, Chandrashekhar Shetty, was not very keen on his participation in a team sport. During an interview, Chandrashekhar said,

    I did not want him to be playing a team game, because, unlike an individual sport, a lot of factors are involved in getting into a team, including politics. In an individual game, nobody can stop you if you are number one.”

    But unlike other families, Chirag’s parents supported him in every situation and, made sure that he would want his children to take up sports and play in whatever form they want.

  • Chirag Shetty made his professional debut by participating in Sushant Chipalkatti Memorial India Junior International Badminton Championship held in 2013, although he could not make it to the finals. Next in 2014, Chirag got qualified for the Tata Open India International Challenge in a mixed doubles event with his doubles partner Kuhoo. The duo of Chirag and Kuhooo ended up losing the tournament in the quarter-finals.
  • Chirag fenced his first-ever international gold medal with M.R Arjun in the Swiss Junior Open 2014 Men’s Doubles. 2014 proved to be a successful year for Chirag, as he won his second international gold in Yonex Belgian Junior against Scotland.

    Chirag Shetty along with his double partner M.R. Arjun won gold at the Yonex Belgian Junior 2014

    Chirag Shetty along with his double partner M.R. Arjun won gold at the Yonex Belgian Junior 2014

  • Later, Chirag Shetty joined the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad for getting professionally trained under Pullela Gopichand, Chief National Coach for the India national badminton team. There the coaches paired Chirag Shetty with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy to play men’s doubles events. Initially, the dua was not very happy and comfortable with the pairing. Both Chirag and Satwiksairaj were predominantly back-court players the and it was very difficult for them to play as a team on the court. Shetty explained

    Both of us used to just rush back after playing the shuttle at the net and that was a big problem.”

    He added,

    But then the coach spoke to us and explained that Satwik has a very good back-court game and I should try and concentrate on improving my front-court game. Once we started doing that, results started to come.”

  • Chirag and Satwiksairaj’s off-court bonding was also not very good. Chirag grew up in Mumbai and Satwiksairaj belongs to the small town of Amalapuram in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The difference in personalities was not letting them infuse with each other. Satwiksairaj on being paired with Shetty shares his experience as

    Earlier we used to stay in different rooms. I used to go out with Telugu people a lot. Then I didn’t like to go out with North Indian guys. He used to eat everything, I used to eat only Indian food. So I used to go alone. Our coach told us to stay together, go out together and now we have become good friends, he knows me well now and I know all about him as well.”

    Chirag Shetty with his doubles patner Satwiksairaj

    Chirag Shetty with his doubles patner Satwiksairaj

  • The pairing of Chirag and Satwiksairaj worked magically for them and the duo won a number of tournaments together breaking many records and creating historic moments. They first came into the limelight after winning the Tata Open India International Challenge 2016. They also won the titles of Mauritius International, India International Series, Bangladesh International, and Vietnam Open international challenge together in the same year.
  • Chirag and Satwiksairaj brought another gold medal to India after winning at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

    Chirag Shetty along with his doubles partner Satwiksairaj won gold medal at the 2018 Common Wealth games

    Chirag Shetty along with his doubles partner Satwiksairaj won a gold medal at the 2018 Common Wealth games

  • Chirag Shetty along with his badminton partner Satwiksairaj Rankireddy was nominated for BWF Most Improved player of the year awards 2018.

    Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy among the nominees of BWF Most Improved player of the year

    Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy among the nominees of BWF Most Improved player of the year

  • Chirag along with his doubles partner Satwiksairaj created history for Indian badminton by winning the title of French Open (Super 750) in 2019 and then clinching the title of the 2019 Thailand Open, becoming the first-ever Indian doubles pair to win a BWF Tour 500 event.

  • Chirag Shetty marked his Premier Badminton League (PBL) in 2019 by participating in Pune 7 Aces teams. PBL provided him with the opportunity to play with his ideal badminton player, the great Indonesian shuttler, Hendra Setiawan. Chirag’s on getting this opportunity said

    I saw him win gold at the 2008 Olympics and now I’m playing with him. It’s funny how life pans out.”

    He further added,

    Also, the calmness that he has on the court is remarkable. It’s something that comes from experience.”

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  • In 2020, Chirag was awarded the Arjuna Award in a virtually held ceremony on 29 August, the National Sports Day, instead of the Rashtrapati Bhavan this year due to the pandemic. Chirag after receiving the award said,

    I see it as a silver lining in these tough times. It’ll definitely motivate us to win big and work harder to bring back more laurels for the country. Also, I think it couldn’t have come at a better time.”

    Chirag Shetty awarded with the Arjun Award

    Chirag Shetty awarded with the Arjun Award

  • Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Uddhav Thackeray felicitated Chirag Shetty on being awarded the Arjuna Award 2020.

    Chirag Shetty being felicitated by Uddhav Thackeray

    Chirag Shetty being felicitated by Uddhav Thackeray

  • In 2021, Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj were selected for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The duo performed their best but unfortunately could not qualify for the knockout stage. Chirag posted a picture on his Instagram account captioned,

    Our reaction says it all – Are we through to the quarterfinals? Well sometimes even after giving your best it’s not enough to guarantee your place in the quarterfinals. When the draws were out we knew we were part of the strongest pool amongst the lot and we needed to be at our best to go past the group stage. Unfortunately for us, it ended up with 3 pairs winning 2 matches each which led to Games Won/Lost being the deciding factor. But that’s how the sport is and we have to live with it.”

  • Chirag uses the Voltric 80 E-tune badminton racket for playing in tournaments.

    Chirag Shetty playing with a Voltric 80 E-tune badminton racket

    Chirag Shetty playing with a Voltric 80 E-tune badminton racket

  • Chirag Shetty is fascinated with adventure sports and is often seen posting pictures of him performing adventure sports on his social media account.

    Chirag Shetty doing Skydiving

    Chirag Shetty doing Skydiving