P. V. Sindhu Height, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian badminton player. She is Considered one of India's most successful sportspersons. P.V. Sindhu has won medals at various tournaments such as the Olympics and on the BWF circuit. In 2019, she won gold at World Championship. Sindhu is the first and only Indian to become the badminton world champion and only the second individual athlete from India to win two consecutive medals at the Olympic Games. In April 2017, She rose to a career-high world ranking of no. 2.
- Full Name: Pusarla Venkata Sindhu
- Nationality: India
- Born: 05 July 1995, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now in Telangana), India
- Parents: P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya
- Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
- Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
- Years active: 2011–present
- Handedness: Right
- Coach: Park Tae-sang
- Net Worth: $5.5 million (2019)
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born on 05 July 1995, in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. She was brought up in Hyderabad, India to P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya. Her father Ramana, an employee of the Indian Railways, was born in Nirmal, Telangana while Vijaya hails from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh. Both her parents have been national-level volleyball players. Her father, Ramana, who was a member of the Indian volleyball team that won the bronze medal in the 1986 Seoul Asian Games, received the Arjuna Award in 2000 for his contribution to the sport.
She was educated at Auxilium High School, Hyderabad, and at St. Ann's College for Women, Hyderabad. Though her parents played professional volleyball, she chose badminton over it because she drew inspiration from the success of Pullela Gopichand, 2001 All England Open Badminton Champion. She eventually started playing badminton at the age of eight. She first learned the basics of the sport with the guidance of Mehboob Ali at the badminton courts of the Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad. Soon after, she joined Pullela Gopichand's Gopichand Badminton Academy.
- Olympic Games.
- BWF World Championships.
- Asian Games.
- Asian Championships.
- Commonwealth Games.
- South Asian Games.
- Commonwealth Youth Games.
- Asian Junior Championships.
Her biggest moment came in the year 2016 when she went on to become the youngest and the first female athlete from India to win a silver medal at Rio Olympics. She was graced with India's 4th highest civilian honor, The Padma Shri Award, later that year.
- Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award of India - 2002
- Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna, the highest sporting honor of India -
- Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award of India - 2015
- Arjuna Award - 2013
- CNN-IBN Indian of the Year (Sports) 2013
- FICCI Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year 2014
- NDTV Indian of the Year 2014
- ₹1 million (US$13,000) from the Badminton
- Association of India, for her victory in the 2015 Macau Open Badminton Championships
- ₹500,000 (US$6,600) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2016 Malaysia Masters
- BWF Most Improved Player of the Year 2016
- ₹1 million (US$13,000) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals
- TV9 Nava Nakshatra Sanmanam 2019
- Times of India Sports Awards (TOISA)
- Sportsperson of the Year 2019
- BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year 2020
- Champions of Change (Telangana) 2021
#Rewards for winning the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
- ₹50 million (US$660,000), and a land grant from the Government of Telangana.
- ₹30 million (US$390,000), a Group A cadre job (Deputy Collector of Andhra Pradesh), and a 1000 yd2 land grant from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
- ₹20 million (US$260,000) from the Government of Delhi.
- ₹7.5 million (US$98,000) from her employer, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, with promotion from assistant to deputy sports manager.
- ₹5 million (US$66,000) from the Government of Haryana.
- ₹5 million (US$66,000) from the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
- ₹5 million (US$66,000) from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
- ₹5 million (US$66,000) from the Badminton Association of India
- ₹5 million (US$66,000) from NRI businessman, Mukkattu Sebastian
- ₹3 million (US$39,000) from the Indian Olympic Association.
- ₹500,000 (US$6,600) from All India Football Federation.
- BMW car from the Hyderabad District Badminton Association and Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
- ₹101,000 (US$1,300) from actor Salman Khan, for qualifying as an Olympic participant.
- Miniature gold and diamond badminton racquet memento from Kirtilals.
#Rewards for winning the gold medal at the 2019 BWF World Championships
- ₹2 million (US$26,000) from the Badminton Association of India.
- ₹1 million (US$13,000) from the Government of India.
- ₹1 million (US$13,000) from the Government of Kerala.
- Land grant from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
#Rewards for winning the bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics
- ₹10 million (US$130,000) from the Government of Uttar Pradesh
- ₹10 million (US$130,000) from BYJU'S
- ₹5 million (US$66,000) from the Government of Telangana.
- ₹3 million (US$39,000) from the Government of India.
- ₹3 million (US$39,000) from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
- ₹2.5 million (US$33,000) from the Board of Control for Cricket in India
- ₹2.5 million (US$33,000) from the Indian Olympic Association.
Since July 2013, PV Sindhu has been employed with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) as an Assistant Sports Manager in Hyderabad Office. In 2016, after winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) promoted her to Deputy Sports Manager. She was also appointed as the first brand ambassador of Bridgestone India. In the 2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, Sindhu was the flag bearer for India.
Her hobbies are Watching movies and Doing Yoga. Her favourite actors are Mahesh Babu & Prabhas (Tollywood) and Hrithik Roshan & Ranveer Singh (Bollywood). As per reports, Sindhu is the second Sportsperson after Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli in terms of brand endorsements. She charges brands between US$140,000-US$180,000 for a single day. She has endorsed deals with several brands such as Flipkart, Myntra, Stayfree, Nokia, Panasonic, Bank of Baroda, Central Reserve Police Force, Vizag Steel, JBL, etc.
In February 2019, Sindhu signed a deal with Chinese sports brand Li Ning for US$7.0 million for 04 years. During 2014-15, she was associated with Li Ning, and in 2016, she signed a contract with Yonex for three years charging US$490,000 per year.
- Both her parents are athletes too
- She used to travel 120 km daily to train
- She missed her sister's wedding for a badminton tournament
- In 2016, She went without her phone for three months to focus on training for the Olympics.
- Sachin Tendulkar gifted her a car after the 2016 Rio Olympics
- She likes swimming and meditation
- She is a big-time foodie
- "Win or lose, I always focus only on giving my 100 percent."
- "There will be many obstacles in the pursuit of your dreams. I had long hours of training, balancing studies and badminton."
- "You win some and lose some. It's all part of the game. You have to take it in a very positive way."
- "The greatest asset is a strong mind. If I know someone is training harder than I am I have no excuses."
- "My period days didn't make me falter: they made me more determined to pursue my dreams."
- "Your dreams are what define your individuality. They have the power to give you wings and make you fly high."
- "When you are injured, you need to strengthen yourself very well to make a comeback very confidently"
- "If it makes me happy, it definitely adds to my well-being."
- "I have learned many things, but there's more to learn. Every day is a new start."
- "You have to keep on learning all the time unless and until you become perfect in all the strokes."