|Real Name||Prannoy Haseena Sunil Kumar|
|Profession||Indian Badminton Player|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 65 kg
in Pounds- 143 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 39 Inches
- Waist: 31 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Achievements (main ones)||• Clinched a silver medal in Boys' singles at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics.
• Bagged another silver medal at the 2011 Bahrain International Challenge.
• Won two All India Senior National Ranking Championships in 2014.
• Won the 2014 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold.
• Emerged Victorious at the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold in 2016.
|Highest Ranking||#12 (achieved on September 10, 2015)|
|Date of Birth||17 July 1992|
|Age (as in 2017)||25 Years|
|Birth Place||Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Cancer|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father- Sunil Kumar (Air Force Personnel)
Mother- Haseena Kumar
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
|Hobbies||Watching movies and TV sitcoms|
|Favourite Badminton Player||Chen Long, Saina Nehwal|
|Favourite Football Club||FC Barcelona|
|Favourite Footballer||Lionel Messi|
|Favourite TV Sitcom||F.R.I.E.N.D.S|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Prannoy Kumar
- Does Prannoy Kumar smoke: Not Known
- Does Prannoy Kumar drink alcohol: Not Known
- Prannoy began playing Badminton at a tender age of 10. He was initially trained by his father, Sunil Kumar, who was himself an All India Air Force Badminton champion.
- However, when it came to finding a professional coach, Prannoy had to face rejection each time he went for a trial. In an interview, he revealed that no coach was willing to train him as he was ‘slow’. Owing to this lack of agility and speed, many coaches advised him to turn into a doubles player.
- Prannoy is supported by the ‘GoSports Foundation’, Bangalore and has been a part of their scholarship programme since 2011.
- The 2011-2012 period was a rough phase in his career as he was plagued with a number of injuries. As a result, the young shuttler was completely out of action during this time.
- He played for the “Mumbai Rockets” franchise in the 2017 edition of Premier Badminton League.
- At the 2017 Indonesian Open, Prannoy came out all guns blazing and defeated Chong Wei, the reigning Olympic Silver medalist and Chen Long, the reigning Olympic Champion, in consecutive matches.
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