Harinder Pal Sandhu Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 34 Years
Height: 5' 8"
Religion: Sikhism

Harinder Pal Sandhu

Full nameHarinder Pal Singh Sandhu
ProfessionSquash Player
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5' 8"
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 28 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
2014: He won a gold medal in Team category at the 2014 Asian Games held in Incheon.
2023: Asian Mixed Doubles Championship in Hangzhou, China
Harindper Pal Sandhu at Asian Games 2023
2014: Asian Games at Incheon in Singles
2019: Men's Singles in South Asian Games in Nepal
2019: Men's Doubles in South Asian Games in Nepal

2016: Men's Doubles at South Asian Games in India
2018: Men's Team at Asian Games in Jakarta
2010: Men's Team at Asian Games in Guangzhou
2016: World Doubles Championships in Darwin, Australia
Award9 January 2024: Arjuna Award
Harinder Pal Sandhu while receiving the Arjuna Award from the President of India Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi
Personal Life
Date of Birth31 March 1989 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023) 34 Years
BirthplaceMohali, Punjab
Zodiac signAries
HometownMohali, Punjab
SchoolYadavindra Public School, Mohali
HobbiesCooking, Playing Football
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear, 2021
Wife/SpouseName not Known
Harinder Pal Sandhu wife
ParentsFather- Harpal Singh Sandhu (Police Officer)
Harinder Pal Sandhu's childhood picture with his father
Mother- Manpreet Kaur Sandhu
Harinder Pal Sandhu's childhood picture with his mother
SiblingsBrother- Maninder Sandhu
Sister- None
Sport(s)Football and Cricket
SportpesonMilkha Singh

Harinder Pal Sandhu

Some Lesser Known Facts About Harinder Pal Sandhu

  • Harinder Pal Sandhu started playing squash at the age of 10 at the Yadavindra Public School, Mohali.
  • After Harinder Pal turned thirteen, he and his coach relocated to Chennai, so he could train at the Indian Squash Association (ISA), where Cyrus Poncha, Ashraf Karagui, and David Palmer served as his mentors.
  • In an interview, talking about the challenges faced by him in the beginning of his journey and moving to a new place at a young age, he said,

    My biggest challenge was to move to Chennai when I was just 13 years old. But I had in my mind that I will be training in the best squash academy in India and that was a big motivation for me. I faced culture, language, and food problems when I moved here but slowly got the hang of things. There was a desire to do well in the sport and make my parents proud as I come from a middle-class and very simple family and a small town and moving to a big city was a challenge for me but my love for the sports kept me going and keeps me going till now.”

  • Harinder Pal Sandhu became a Professional Squash Association (PSA) member in 2005 and became a professional in the same year.
  • At the Indian Challenger Series in 2009, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu won his first two PSA titles.
  • After finishing third three times, he finally won his first championship title at the Indian Nationals of Squash in 2014, defeating Saurav Ghosal.
  • In 2016, he reached the semifinals of the men’s division in the 2016 Asian Team Championships.
  • In 2017, Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu was named the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Player of the Month for July.

    Harinder Pal Sandhu after a match in 2017

    Harinder Pal Sandhu after a match in 2017

  • In 2018, he reached his career high when he attained a global ranking of No. 47, and in the same year, Harinder Pal Sandhu moved to England to train under legendary coach Malcolm Willstrop. [1]Squash Info
  • In January 2019, Harinder returned to India and participated in the CCI International Squash Open in Mumbai, where he injured his back and could not play for some time. During this time, he was at the Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre, Mohali, for the first three months and then did strength conditioning extensively at the Primal Patterns, a physiotherapy centre in Chennai. Talking about his injury, the recovery period, and making a comeback, in an interview, he said,

    I couldn’t bend to touch my knees, and also found it extremely difficult to remove my shirt.I had severe nerve impingements. That was sorted by Dr. Digbal Ranawat and Rohit [Kalyan] at Mohali. They worked very hard in getting me pain-free first, and then getting my posture right. After that I came back to Chennai in April. Since then I have been working at Primal Patterns and they have made me match-fit. Even now, I am a bit scared to play. The pain was so severe [then]. I was training really hard and I was hoping that this season would be the best I’ve ever had. I was hoping to reach the top 30.

    In October 2019, he made his comeback at the HCL-SRFI Indian Tour.

    Harinder Pal Sandhu at the HCL-SRFI Indian Tour

    Harinder Pal Sandhu at the HCL-SRFI Indian Tour

  • In March 2020, he achieved a global ranking of 115. In 2023, he won a gold medal at the 2023 Asian Games along with Dipika Pallikal.