Varun Kumar Height, Age, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Mithapur
Marital Status: Unmarried
Age: 29 Years

Varun Kumar

Profession(s)• Field hockey player
• Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5'8" (173 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Field Hockey
National DebutPunjab: 2012

International DebutTeam India Under-21: 2014
Team India: 2017

Jersey Number#22 (India)
Varun's father handing Varun his hockey jersey
Domestic/State Team• Jaypee Punjab Warriors (2014–2017)
• BPCL (2017-Present)
MentorManpreet Singh
• 2015: Men's Hockey Junior Asia Cup in Kuantan
• 2016: Men's Hockey Junior World Cup in Lucknow
• 2017: Men's Hockey Asia Cup in Dhaka
Varun Kumar (left) wearing Men's Hockey Asia Cup gold medal
• 2018: Men's Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat
• 2023: Asian Games in Hangzhou
Varun holding wearing Asian Games gold medal
• 2023: Men's Asian Champions Trophy in Chennai
Varun Kumar holding the Asian Champions Trophy
• 2018: Men's Hockey Champions Trophy in Breda
• 2022: Commonwealth Games in Birmingham
Varun Kumar holding Commonwealth Games silver medal
• 2016–17: Men's FIH Hockey World League
• 2018: Asian Games in Jakarta
• 2021: Summer Olympics in Tokyo
Varun Kumar holding the Summer Olympics bronze medal
• 2021: Men's Asian Champions Trophy in Dhaka
Awards, Honours• Man Of The Match during 8th Men's Junior Asia Cup against Japan (2015)
Varun Kumar during Man Of The Match ceremony
• Man Of The Match during Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup played against Belgium (2 December 2018)
Varun Kumar receiving Man Of The Match Award
• Man Of The Match during Sultan Azlan Shah Cup against Japan (23 March 2019)
Varun Kumar won the Man Of The Match Award
• Arjuna Award (2021)
Varun Kumar receiving the Arjun Award
Personal Life
Date of Birth25 July 1995 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2024) 29 Years
BirthplaceMithapur, Jalandhar, Punjab
Zodiac signLeo
College/University• DAV College, Jalandhar
• Lallyalpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar
Food HabitVegetarian
ControversiesBooked under POCSO
Varun has been charged under POCSO for allegedly raping a minor for 5 years by the Bengaluru police. The complainant has alleged that she was forced by Varun for a physical relationship in 2019, when she was a minor, under false pretence of marriage. She has further claimed that Varun started to avoid her after she insisted on getting married. While accepting to be in a relationship with the complainant, Varun denied the allegations in an interview and claimed that the case was an attempt to extort money from him. He further claimed that,

"The aforesaid case is nothing but a calculated attempt to extort money out of me and to tarnish my reputation and image as I'm an accomplished hockey player having played for India and being an Arjuna Awardee and she knows that such a case could hamper my career and image."[1]Hindustan Times
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ParentsFather- Brahmanand (Truck Driver)
Varun Kumar's father
Varun Kumar with his mother
SiblingsBrother- 1

FoodSarson Ka Saag
ActorSalman Khan, Akshay Kumar
ActressPreity Zinta, Shraddha Kapoor
FilmHumari Adhuri Kahani (2015)
SingerLata Mangeshkar
Sports PersonalitiesManpreet Singh, Mark Knowles, Rafael Nadal
TVThe Kapil Sharma Show (2016-present)
Style Quotient
Bike CollectionRoyal Enfield Bullet
Varun Kumar posing with his bike
Social Media
InstagramVarun kumar 07
TwitterVarun Kumar

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Varun Kumar

  • He started playing hockey in class 4 on the advice of his friend and classmate, Manpreet Singh.
  • He belongs to the Gaddi community of Himachal Pradesh. He shifted to Punjab to play hockey.
  • Varun Kumar has honed his skills at the Surjit Singh Hockey Academy in Punjab.
  • He is a drag-flick specialist.

    Varun Kumar drag flicking during a game

    Varun Kumar drag-flicking during a game

  • While growing up, he didn’t have enough money to buy new equipment for hockey.
  • He has an elder brother who wanted to represent India but couldn’t play further than the state level due to a lack of funds.
  • He began his career in 2012 at the Junior National Championship, representing Punjab.
  • In 2013, he missed out on the opportunity of participating in the Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup due to injury.
  • In 2014, he joined the India’s junior national team.
  • In the same year, he also became a part of Punjab Warriors, playing in the Hockey India League.

    Varun Kumar (left) with his Hockey India League teammates

    Varun Kumar (left) with his Hockey India League teammates

  • In 2015, his exceptional performance in the Junior Asia Cup cemented his position as a defender in the national team of India.
  • His team, Punjab Warriors, won the Hockey India League in 2016 and retained him for the next 3 seasons because of his performance.
  • He was a part of the Indian team that won the 2016 Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup.
  • His performance in the Junior World Cup impressed the selectors and he was called for India’s senior hockey team.
  • Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur, announced a Rs 1 crore award to Varun Kumar for being a member of the Indian team at the Tokyo Olympics.

    Varun Kumar during the Tokyo Olympics

    Varun Kumar during the Tokyo Olympics

  • In 2021, the Punjab Government renamed Government Primary School Mithapur, Jalandhar, Punjab, after him as Olympian Mandeep Singh Varun Kumar Government Primary School, Mithapur, Jalandhar for his contribution in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
  • He was awarded the position of DSP by Punjab police on 4 February 2024 for being a part of the Indian Olympic Team. The Chief Minister of Punjab, Bhagwant Mann, handed the appointment letter to Varun.

    Bhagwant Mann handing appointment letter to Varun Kumar

    Bhagwant Mann handing appointment letter to Varun Kumar