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Hometown: Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh
Age: 21 Years
Height: 6'

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy

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Other nameSatwiksai Raj Rankireddy [1]Facebook-SatwiksaiRajRankireddy
ProfessionIndian Professional Badminton Player
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 182 cm
in meters- 1.82 m
in feet & inches- 6’
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Badminton
International DebutAsian Junior Badminton Championship 2015 (Men's Doubles)
TeamIndia
Coach/MentorPullela Gopichand
• Kim Tan Her
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy with hi coaches Pullela Gopichand (right) and Kim Tan Her (left)
Events• Men's Doubles
• Mixed Doubles
HandednessRight
Highest Ranking • 7 (MD 12 November 2019)
• 19 (XD 2 February 2021)
MedalsGold
2016: Mauritius International, Men's Doubles, Mauritius
2016: India International Series, Men's Doubles, India
2016: Tata Open India International, Men's Doubles, India
2016: Bangladesh International, Men's Doubles, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2016: Mauritius International, Mixed Doubles, Mauritius
2016: India International Series, Mixed Doubles, India
2016: Bangladesh International, Mixed Doubles, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2018: Commonwealth Games, Men's Doubles, Gold Coast, Australia

Silver
2018: Commonwealth Games, Mixed Team, Gold Coast, Australia

Bronze
2016: Badminton Asia Championship, Mixed Team, China
2020: Badminton Asia Championship, Men's Team, Manila
Badminton World Federation (BWF) Tournament(s)BWF International Challenge tournament
2015: Winner at Tata Open India International, Mixed doubles
2016: Winner at Bangladesh International, Mixed doubles
2016: Winner at Tata Open India International, Men's doubles
2016: Winner at Bangladesh International, Men's doubles
2017: Winner at Vietnam International, Men's doubles
2019: Winner at Brazil International, Men's doubles

BWF International Series tournament
2016: Winner at Mauritius International, Men's doubles
2016: Winner at India International Series, Men's doubles
2016: Winner at Mauritius International, Mixed doubles
2016:Winner at India International Series, Mixed doubles

BWF Future Series tournament
2018: Winner at Hyderabad Open (Super 100), Men's doubles
2018: Winner at Syed Modi International (Super 300), Men's doubles
2018: Winner at Thailand Open (Super 500), Men's doubles
2018: Winner at French Open (Super 750), Men's doubles
Awards & HonoursArjuna Award 2020
Personal Life
Date of Birth 13 August 2000 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2021)21 Years
BirthplaceAmalapuram, Andhra Pradesh
Zodiac signLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownAmalapuram, Andhra Pradesh
School• Aditya Public School, Amalapuram
• Chaitanya High School, Amalapuram
CollegeAndhra Univers­i­ty
Educational QualificationPursuing Bachelor in Commere (Distance Education)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [2]The Indian Express
HobbiesTravelling, Listening to music
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- R. Kasi Viswanatham (Retired physical education teacher)
Mother- Rangamani (Teacher)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy with his parents
SiblingsBrother- Ramcharan Rankireddy (Badminton player)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy with his brother
Favourite Things
Badminton PlayersP. V. Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi
AthleteRoger Federer
ActorPrabhas
CusineSouth Indian
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy

Some Lesser Known Facts About Satwiksairaj Rankireddy

  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy is a professional Indian badminton player, specialised in men’s doubles and mixed doubles events.
  • Satwiksairaj started playing badminton at the age of 6, getting inspiration from his father, Vishwanadham Rankireddy, who is a former state-level badminton player himself and his brother, Ramcharan Rankireddy, who is also a professional badminton player. Satwiksairaj was initially trained by his father at the Officer’s Club in Amalapuram. Satwiksairaj participated in various club events and state district level championships under the mentorship of his father.
  • At the age of 11, Satwiksairaj participated in a district tournament in a men’s double and ended up winning his first state championship, getting a direct entry for the Sub-Junior State Badminton Championships in the U-13 category.
  • In 2014, Satwiksairaj joined the Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad for getting professionally trained under Gopichand’s mentorship. During the initial phase of his career, Satwiksairaj played both singles and doubles but the outcomes were better in doubles therefore they decided to proceed with training Satwiksairaj as a doubles specialist. On developing his attacking style as a doubles player, he said

    It is tougher to play doubles because there needs to be a good understanding between partners, good communication and the right mindset.” “In singles, you play alone, but in doubles, if your partner is not feeling good you will lose the match. Doubles is also a faster game and you need to play more rallies, more smashes. You need more brains and it’s a mind-game.”

  • Satwiksairaj during an interview mentioned that it was not easy for his family to arrange money for his training and for sending him to various events. He said

    Initially, it was academy fees was high at that time and to play tournaments on your own without sponsors was really a tough time for my parents, but they managed somehow, they never told me about such issues to me. They themselves kept hide inside and struggled for me when I started winning tournaments in India, then academy told to me pay half fee and substantially, I got Yonex and Gosports as sponsors.”

  • Satwiksairaj first came into the limelight, after winning his first national-level title at the Sub-Junior Nationals Badminton with his partner Krishna Prasad Garaga in the U-17 category.
  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy marked his international debut along with Krishna Prasad Garaga at the U-17 Boys’ Doubles at the “Asian Junior Badminton Championship 2015,” where they earned their first International Gold medal together.

  • Satwiksairaj won his first international title the “Tata Open India International 2015,” where he was partnered with Kullapalli Maneesha for a mixed doubles event.
  • The year 2016 proved to be the turning point for Satwiksairaj’s career when he won 3 mixed doubles titles and 4 doubles titles in the International Challenge Series including the Mauritius International, India International Series, Tata Open India International, and Bangladesh International.

  • In 2016, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy’s coach, Kim Tan Her, paired Satwiksairaj with Chirag Shetty for the Maiden senior national double which later emerged as a dynamic duo of Indian badminton. On being paired with Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj said it was not an easy adjustment for both of them. Chirag hails from Mumbai and Satwiksairaj belongs to the small town of Amalapuram in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The difference in personalities was not letting them infuse with each other. Satwiksairaj shares his experience as

    When I used to play with Krishna (Prasad) there was good understanding and communication between both of us but when I partnered with Chirag, there was so much misunderstanding as who will play front who will play at the back, there was a lot of communication problem.”

    He further added

    We also started staying in one room. Earlier we used to stay in different rooms. I used to go out with Telugu people a lot. Then I didn’t like to go out with North Indian guys. He used to eat everything, I used to eat only Indian food. So I used to go alone. Our coach told us to stay together, go out together and now we have become good friends, he knows me well now and I know all about him as well.”

    https://youtu.be/pzUVoH0ZK1M

  • The duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty first came into the limelight after winning the Tata Open India International Challenge 2016. Later that year, the duo won the titles of Mauritius International, India International Series, Bangladesh International and Vietnam Open international challenge.
  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty won a Gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in a mixed team even hosted in the Gold Coast, Australia. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy also competed in the men’s doubles event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning a silver medal at the event.

    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy at the Common Wealth Games 2018

    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy at the Common Wealth Games 2018

  • Satwiksairaj Rankireddy along with his badminton partner was nominated for BWF Most Improved player of the year awards 2018.

    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy among the nominees of BWF Most Improved player of the year

    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy is among the nominees of BWF Most Improved player of the year

  •  Rankireddy began his Premier Badminton League (PBL) career in 2017 by participating in the Hyderabad Hunters team. Satwiksairaj was one of the most popular players of his team.

    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy with his team at the PBL

    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy with his team at the PBL

  • In 2019, Satwiksairaj along with Chirag Shetty defeated China’s reigning World Champion duo Li Junhui and Liu Yuchen and won the Thailand Open Doubles title, becoming the first Indian badminton doubles players to win the Super 500 series title.

    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy with Chirag Shetty at the Thailand Open 2019

    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy with Chirag Shetty at the Thailand Open 2019

  • In June 2021, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy qualified for the Tokyo Olympics along with Chirag Shetty for the Men’s Doubles category.
  • On 30 June 2021, Andhra Pradesh CM, Shri YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, felicitated Satwiksairaj Rankireddy on his qualification for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Satwiksairaj was also honoured with a grant of Rs. 5 Lakhs by the CM for preparations for the upcoming Olympic games.

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    Satwiksairaj Rankireddy was felicitated by the Andhra Pradesh CM

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