Leander Paes Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Religion: Christianity
Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 48 Years

Leander Paes

Full NameLeander Adrian Paes
Nickname(s)Speedy, Tiger, Mogli
ProfessionProfessional Tennis Player
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 155 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Turned ProIn 1991
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (1996–97)
• Arjuna Award (1990)
• Padma Shri (2001)
• Padma Bhushan (2014)
PartyTrinamool Congress (TMC)
All India Trinamool Congress Logo
Note: On 29 October 2021, he joined the Trinamool Congress in presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Panaji.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with tennis veteran Leander Paes talks to the media in Panaji on October 29, 2021
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 June 1973
Age (as of 2021)48 Years
BirthplaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac signGemini
Signature Leander Paes's Signature'
HometownKolkata, West Bengal, India
SchoolLa Martiniere Calcutta
College/UniversitySt. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta
Educational QualificationGraduate
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbyScuba Diving
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsMahima Chaudhary (2000-2003) Actress
Leander Paes with Mahima Chaudhary
Rhea Pillai (2005-2014)
Leander Paes with his Girlfriend Rhea Pillai
Kim Sharma (actress) (2021)
Kim Sharma with Leander Paes while holidaying in Goa in July 2021
Note: On 5 September 2021, Kim Sharma took to Instagram to confirm their relationship. [1]Kim Sharma - Instagram
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Aiyana Paes
Leander Paes with his Daughter
ParentsFather- Vece Paes (Professional Hockey Player)
Leander Paes with his Father
Mother- Jennifer Paes (Professional Basketball Player)
Leander Paes with his Mother
ActorsAmitabh Bachchan, Sean Connery
MoviesDances With Wolves, The Natural, Bourne Identity
Tennis PlayersNovak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer
IcecreamHaagen Dazs mint chocolate chip
FoodSouthern Indian with rice, rasam (a broth you put in the rice), with Chicken, Sushi
MusicR&B, Soul, Jazz
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionFord Endeavour, Porsche Cayenne
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$6 Million (INR 40 Crore)

Leander Paes

Some Lesser Known Facts About Leander Paes

  • Does Leander Paes smoke?: No
  • Does Leander Paes drink alcohol?: No
  • He was born in a family that loved sports. His father is an Olympic Medal winner Hockey player and his mother represented India in Basketball.
  • At the age of 12, he joined Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy in Chennai.
  • In 1990, he won the Wimbledon Junior and ranked No.1 in Junior World Rankings. Leander Paes winning Wimbledon Junior
  • In 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he beat Fernando Meligeni to win the bronze medal. Leander Paes winning Bronze Medal at Atlanta Olympics 1996
  • In 1999, Paes with Bhupathi reached finals of all four Grand Slams, winning Wimbledon and French Open. Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi winning Wimbledon 1999
  • He also won the mixed doubles with Lisa Raymond in the 1999 Wimbledon.
  • This year also marked his ascent to the no. 1 ranking in doubles.
  • Paes and Bhupathi won the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan.
  • He had a relationship with Bollywood actress Mahima Chaudhary but they separated after some time. Mahima Chaudhary, in a statement, revealed that the reason behind their separation was that he cheated on her. Leander Paes with Mahima Chaudhary
  • In 2003, he was diagnosed with neurocysticercosis, a parasitic brain infection and had to miss the French Open. He was fully recovered by the end of the year.
  • After 2003, he started concentrating more on his doubles game.
  • He shared a great bond with Mahesh Bhupathi, but they had a fallout in 2006 after winning the Doubles Gold in Asian Games. Though in 2008 Olympics, they were paired together again but lost in the quarter-finals.
  • In 2010, he joined the Board of Directors of Olympic Gold Quest.
  • In the 2012 Olympics, Sania Mirza was partnered with Paes. She wasn’t truly happy with the pairing; as in a statement she said, she would have liked to be paired with Bhupathi. Both Bhupathi and Bopanna also rejected to play with Paes in the doubles and he ended up teaming with Vardhan.
  • In 2012, he tried his hand in acting; marking his debut in Bollywood with the movie “Rajdhani Express”.

  • In 2014, Rhea Pillai filed domestic violence case against him. He is also fighting her for the custody of their daughter.

  • His daughter was diagnosed with Brain Tumor. Though this didn’t make anything better between Leander and Rhea.
  • He has won in his career, a total of 18 Grand Slam. Leander Paes holding Grand Slam Trophy
  • He was named the Sports Ambassador of the state of Haryana.