|Full Name||Pankaj Arjan Advani|
|Nicknames||The Prince of Pune, The Prince of India, The Golden Boy
|Profession||Billiards and Snooker 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: 38 inches
- Waist: 30 inches
- Biceps: 12 inches
|International Debut||2002- Asian Billiards Championship in Bangalore|
|Records (main ones)||2005- First person in the world to win the points and time formats both in the same year at the IBSF World Billiards Championship
2003- Won his first world title 'Men's World Snooker Championship' in China at the age of eighteen only
2014- Won the Grand Double for the third time in the UK
2003 - Indo-American Young Achiever's Award
2004 - Arjuna Award, Rajiv Gandhi Award, Hero India Sports Award
2006 - Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2009 - Padmashree
2010 - DNA Most Stylish Sportsperson, Sahara India Sports Award, Teacher's Achievement Award in Sports
2011 - World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Award
2012 - Asian Billiards Championship, NDTV Spirit of Sports
2018 - PadmabhushanWorld Titles :-
2003, 2015, 2017 - IBSF World Snooker Champion
2005, 2007-09, 2012, 2014-15 - World Billiards Champion (Time Format)
2014 - The World Team Billiards Championship
2014-15 - IBSF World Six-Red Snooker Champion
2005, 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017 - World Billiards Champion (Points Format)
2018 - IBSF World Snooker Team Championship
|Date of Birth||24 July 1985|
|Age (as in 2017)||32 Years|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Leo|
|School||Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore|
|College/University||SBM Jain College, Bangalore|
|Educational Qualification||Graduation (Commerce)|
|Address||Bangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Hobbies||Listening to music|
|Girls, Affairs & More|
|Parents||Father- Arjan Advani
Mother- Kajal Advani
|Siblings||Brother- Dr. Shree Advani (Sport & Performance Psychologist)
Sister- Not Known
|Favourite Player||Roger Federer|
|Favourite Songs||Sadi Gali (Tanu Weds Manu), Greece 2000, Unforgivable by Armin Van Buuren and Nothing Else Matters by Metallica|
|Favourite Designers||Manoviraj Khosla, Wendell Rodricks and Babita Malkani|
|Favourite Holiday Spots||Goa, Melbourne|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Pankaj Advani
- Does Pankaj Advani smoke?: Not Known
- Does Pankaj Advani drink alcohol?: No
- After birth, his parents reared him in Kuwait for five years.
- At the time of the Iraqi invasion, his family migrated to Bangalore (India).
- His father passed away when he was six years old.
- He was the head boy of his school, and when the students forgot to wear their house badges, he didn’t like to complain them to the principle, Instead, he helped them to buy new badges from a nearby shop.
- At the age of eleven, he won his first State title, after beating his brother and mentor Shree in the final.
- During his childhood, he revealed his dream to the media that he would like to become a world champion in future.
- He won total – 6 Worlds, 3 Asian Billiards, 2 Asian Games Golds, 1 Australian Open and 5 National titles.
- He is the only person in the world, who won the billiards and snooker IBSF World Titles, along with World Professional Billiards Championship.
- He likes watching movies and reads spiritual books.
- During his school days, he wanted to become a pilot to fulfil his desire of travelling the whole world.
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