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Pullela Gopichand Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Wife & More

Pullela Gopichand

Bio
Real NamePullela Gopichand
NicknameGops and Gopi
ProfessionFormer Indian Badminton Player and Coach
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6' 0”
Weightin Kilograms- 64 kg
in Pounds- 141 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Badminton
International DebutIn 1991, against Malaysia
Coach/Mentor S. M. Arif and Ganguly Prasad
Achievements (main ones) • In 1996, he won a gold in the SAARC badminton tournament
• In 1999, he won the Le Volant d'Or de Toulouse, Scottish Open and India International tournament.
• In 2001, he won the All England Open Badminton Championships.
• In 2004, he won the India Asian Satellite tournament.
Favourite ShotJump smash
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 November 1973
Age (as in 2016)43 Years
Birth PlaceNagandla, Prakasam
Andhra Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownHyderabad, India
SchoolSt Paul's High School, Hyderabad
CollegeA. V. College, Hyderabad
Educational QualificationsGraduate in Public Administration
FamilyFather- Pullela Subash Chandra (Banker)
Mother- Subbaravamma
Pullela Gopichand with his mother
Brother- Rajashekar Gopichand
Sister- Hima Bindu
ReligionHindu
HobbiesReading and yoga
ControversiesNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodBiryani
Favourite FilmKick (Telugu film)
Favourite BookThe Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsP.V.V. Lakshmi (Former badminton player)
WifeP.V.V. Lakshmi (Former badminton player, 2002-present)
Pullela Gopichand with his wife
ChildrenDaughter- Gayathri
Son- Vishnu
Pullela Gopichand with his children
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known
Net WorthNot Known

Pullela Gopichand

Some Lesser Known Facts About Pullela Gopichand

  • Does Pullela Gopichand smoke?: No
  • Does Pullela Gopichand drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Pullela used to play cricket earlier, but once he suffered from a sunstroke while playing cricket throughout the day, after which his brother introduced him to badminton when he was 10 years old.
  • When he was 13 years old, he ruptured a ligament, but same year after a surgery he won the singles and the doubles titles in an inter-school competition.
  • To get the best racquet for him to play, his mother sold her jewellery and bought him a racquet.
  • In 1989,  he won his 1st single title at the National Championship at Goa.
  • In 1996, he won his 1st international singles title at SAARC games in Vijayawada.
  • He won his 1st National Championship title in 1996, and won it for 5 years consecutively till 2000.
  • In 2001, he became the 2nd Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships after Prakash Padukone (father of Deepika Padukone).
  • In 2003, he founded Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad with lot of difficulties as he had to mortgage his house for that.
  • He trained Indian badminton stars like Saina NehwalJwala Gutta, P. Kashyap and P.V. Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi, Tarun Kona  at the Gopichand Badminton Academy.

  • He is the recipient of prestigious awards such as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Padma Shri Award.
  • In 2011, he released his biography The World Beneath His Feat, which was written by former national badminton champion and coach Sanjay Sharma and his daughter, Shachi. Pullela Gopichand with Aamir Khan and Saina Nehwal at his book launch
  • He is the follower of spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravishankar from The Art of Living.
  • In 2016, his hard work as a coach paid off when P.V. Sindhu won the Silver Medal at the Rio Olympics, and became the 1st Indian badminton player to do so. Pullela Gopichand with P. V. Sindhu

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