Mahesh Bhupathi Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Children, Biography, Affairs & More

Mahesh Bhupathi

Full NameMahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi
ProfessionProfessional Tennis Player
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in feet inches- 6’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 90 kg
in pounds- 200 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Turned ProIn 1995
RetirementIn 2016
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Arjuna Award for Lawn Tennis: 1995
• Padma Shri: 2001
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 June 1974 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023)49 Years
BirthplaceChennai, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
College/UniversityUniversity of Mississippi, U.S.A
Educational QualificationNot Known
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Controversies• He had an argument with Leander Paes over not selecting him in the Indian Team for the Davis Cup.
• He seperated from his first wife, Shwetha Jaishankar after seven years of marriage. She claimed that Bhupathi was dating Lara Dutta before their seperation.
Girls, Affairs & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateFirst Marriage- On 24 November 2002
Second Marriage- On 16 February 2011
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife- Shwetha Jaishankar (2002-2009) Model
Mahesh Bhupathi with his first wife Shwetha Jaishankar
Second Wife- Lara Dutta (2011-Present) Actress
Mahesh Bhupathi with his wife Lara Dutta
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Saira Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi with his daughter Saira
ParentsFather- C.G. Krishna
Mahesh Bhupathi's father
Mother- Mira Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi's mother
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Kavita Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi's sister
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)South Indian, Italian
Favourite Actor(s)Govinda, Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite MoviesCoolie No. 1, Hero No. 1 and Jodi No. 1
Favourite CookiesChocolate Chip Cookies
Favourite Tennis PlayersBoris Becker, Roger Federer
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionMercedes Benz E-Class, BMW 7-Series
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Not Known
Net Worth (approx.)$5.6 Million (₹38 Crore)

Mahesh Bhupathi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mahesh Bhupathi

  • Does Mahesh Bhupathi smoke?: No
  • Does Mahesh Bhupathi drink alcohol?: No
  • Even before he was born his father had decided that his son would become a tennis player. In an interview, he told that when his mother was pregnant, his father used to make her watch tennis. His father was himself a professional tennis player but because of a car accident had to leave the game. His father wanted to live his dream through him.
  • He was 3 years when his father started training him tennis.
  • He was 11 when his father took him to watch Wimbledon.
  • Growing up, he put up a lot of hard work and lot of sacrifices. His father made sure that daily hours are put in. No day was Christmas, no day was New Year. He didn’t have any parties nor he used to go to his friends’ birthday parties.
  • His father had the opportunity to be an investment banker and earn more money. The job required travelling and lot of time away from home. He didn’t choose it as his priority was to improve Mahesh’s game.
  • While studying at the University of Mississippi, he won singles and doubles All America honours.
  • In an Interview, he told that his favourite Olympic moment was when he met Muhammad Ali in the 1996 Olympics.
  • In 1997, he became the first Indian to win the Grand Slam when he took the French Open crown in Mixed Doubles. Mahesh Bhupathi with his first Grand Slam with his partner Rika Hiraki
  • In 1999, he won three doubles titles with his partner Leander Paes, including the French Open and Wimbledon. Their partnership became quite famous with their signature Chest Bump celebration. On 26 April 1999, they became the no. 1 ranked doubles team in the world.
  • Mahesh Bhupathi with Leander Paes holding Grand Slam Trophies
  • In 2001, he was awarded India’s highest Civilian Award; Padma Shri.
  • In 2002, he married Shwetha Jaishankar, Miss India International. They met through a common friend in an auction. After three months of friendship, they came into a relationship. On Shwetha’s birthday, Bhupathi decided to propose to her to which she said yes. Mahesh Bhupathi married to Shwetha Jaishankar
  • In 2006, he won the Doubles Championship with Leander Paes at the Doha Asian Games.
  • After seven years of marriage, the couple decided to get divorced in 2009.
  • In 2010, he with Bollywood Actress, Lara Dutta started a film production company known as “Big Daddy Productions”.
  • On 16 February 2011, he married Lara Dutta in a civil ceremony in Bandra, Mumbai. Then, on 20 February, they married in a Christian ceremony at Sunset Point in Goa.

  • On 1 August 2011, Lara confirmed that she was pregnant and on 20 January 2012, the couple was blessed with a daughter they named Saira. Mahesh Bhupathi with wife Lara Dutta and daughter Saira
  • He announced his retirement in 2016. Though he didn’t stay away from tennis for long, as later the same year he was appointed India’s non-playing Davis Cup captain.
  • In his 21 year career, he won 12 Grand Slams (4 in Doubles and 8 in Mixed Doubles).