Age: 28 Years
Marital Status: Unmarried
|Full Name||Pusarla Venkata Sindhu|
|Profession||Indian Badminton player|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 179 cm
in meters- 1.79 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 10 1⁄2"
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 65 Kg
in Pounds- 150 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-26-36|
|International Debut||2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships in Colombo|
• Commonwealth Youth Games Douglas (Girls' singles) (2011)
• Asian Junior Championships Gimcheon (Girls' singles) (2012)
• South Asian Games Guwahati–Shillong (Women's team) (2016)
• Commonwealth Games Gold Coast (Mixed team) (2018)
• World Championships Basel (Women's singles) (2019)
• Commonwealth Games Birmingham (Women's singles) (2022)
• South Asian Games Guwahati–Shillong (Women's singles) (2016)
• Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro (Women's singles) (2016)
• World Championships Glasgow (Women's singles) (2017)
• World Championships Nanjing (Women's singles) (2018)
• Asian Games Jakarta–Palembang (Women's singles) (2018)
• Commonwealth Games Gold Coast (Women's singles) (2018)
• Commonwealth Games Gold Coast (Mixed team) (2022)
• Asian Junior Championships Lucknow (Girls' singles) (2011)
• Asian Junior Championships Lucknow (Mixed team) (2011)
• World Championships Guangzhou Women's singles (2013)
• World Championships Copenhagen Women's singles (2014)
• Uber Cup New Delhi (Women's team) (2014)
• Asian Championships Gimcheon (Women's singles) (2014)
• Commonwealth Games Glasgow (Women's singles) (2014)
• Asian Games Incheaon (Women's team) (2014)
• Uber Cup Kunshan (Women's team) (2016)
• Olympic Games Tokyo (Women's singles) (2020)
• Asian Championships Manila (Women's singles) (2022)
|Awards, Honours||• Arjuna Award (2013)
• Padma Shri (2015)
• Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2016)
• In 2020, she was honoured with Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award. She received the award at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on 8 November 2021 by President Ram Nath Kovind.
|Career Turning Point||Winning a Gold at the 2011 Douglas Commonwealth Youth Games singles event|
|Highest Ranking||2 (7 April 2017)|
|Date of Birth||5 July 1995|
|Age (as of 2023)||27 Years|
|School||Auxilium High School, Secunderabad|
|College||St. Ann's College for Women, Mehdipatnam|
|Family||Father- P. V. Ramana
Mother- P. Vijaya
Sister- Divyaram Pusarla (elder)
|Hobbies||Watching movies, Doing Yoga|
|Actor(s)||Mahesh Babu & Prabhas (Tollywood), Hrithik Roshan & Ranveer Singh (Bollywood)|
|Food||Biryani, Ice-creams, Pasta, Pizza|
|Athlete(s)||Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Usain Bolt|
|Boys, Affairs and More|
Some Lesser Known Facts About P. V. Sindhu
- Does P. V. Sindhu smoke: No
- In her childhood, Sindhu wanted to become a doctor.
- Sindhu’s elder sister, Divyaram Pusarla, was a national-level handball player who later became a doctor.
- She started playing badminton at the age of just 8 and a half years.
- Sindhu learned the basics of sports at the Indian Railway Institute in Secunderabad under the guidance of Mehboob Ali. Later she joined Pullela Gopichand’s badminton academy and is currently coached by him. Notably, Gopichand is also the Indian Badminton team’s chief coach.
- She was named the 2014 NDTV Indian of the year.
- Sindhu’s Parents are former Volleyball players.
- In the year 2000, her father P. V. Ramana was awarded the Arjuna Award for his contribution in Volleyball.
- Her best performance came in 2012 Li Ning China Masters Super Series competition when she defeated the 2012 London Olympics gold medalist Li Xuerui of China.
- In 2013, she became the first Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championship.
- on 30 March 2015, she received India’s 4th highest civilian honour- Padma Shri.
- In 2016, Sindhu made her entry into the Rio Olympics finals by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the semifinals and became the first Indian shuttler to reach the finals of the Olympics.
- In the finals of the Rio Olympics, P. V. Sindhu was defeated by Spain’s Carolina Marin in the 83-minute match.
- Soon after her Silver win at the Rio Olympics, her caste became highly searched on Google.
- After her Silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Andhra Pradesh Government appointed her as the Deputy Collector.
- Sindhu secured the World Tour title after defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the 2018 World Tour final.
- In 2018, Forbes ranked her at seventh position in its list of “Highest-Paid Female Athletes.” The same year, she also stood first on Forbes India’s first list of 22 Young Achievers.
- Sindhu considers Sachin Tendulkar her role model and her coach, Pullela Gopichand, inspiration.
- Sindhu has featured on the cover of many popular magazines including GRAZIA, JFW, and ELLE.
- On 1 August 2021, she became India’s most decorated female sportsperson when she defeated He Bing Jiao of China to win the women’s singles bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics; it was her second Olympic medal after she won a Silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
- In July 2022, she clinched the Singapore Open title, defeating China’s Zhi Yi Wang.
It was like a rollercoaster of emotions, but managed to pulled through and win the championship! Thank you for all your support, it means so much to me.#SingaporeOpen2022 (1/2) pic.twitter.com/mc14nQhaTM
— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) July 18, 2022
- Here’s an interesting video about P V Sindhu’s biography: