|P. V. Sindhu Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||July 5, 1995|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
P. V. Sindhu is a talented Indian professional badminton player. She is known for being the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal. Apart from that, she has won silver medals in Women’s singles at Commonwealth Games (2018), BWF World Championships (2017 & 2018) and Asian Games (2018). She won gold in the BWF world tour finals in 2018. P. V. Sindhu is also a recipient of numerous national honors including Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, and Arjuna Award. Pullela Gopichand, one of India’s best former professional badminton player, has served her coach. She has a huge social media fan base with more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram and more than 3 million followers on Twitter.
Pusarla Venkata Ramana Sindhu
P. V. Sindhu
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
P. V. Sindhu studied at the Auxilium High School in Hyderabad till 9th grade. Due to her busy schedule, she completed her studies through correspondence.
She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St. Ann’s College for Women in Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad, India.
Professional Badminton Player
- Father – V. Ramana (National Level Volleyball Player, Member of the Indian team that won the bronze medal at the Seoul Asian Games in 1986)
- Mother – Vijaya (National Level Volleyball Player)
- Siblings – P. V. Divya (Older Sister) (National Level Handball Player, Doctor)
- Others – Anurag Kumar (Brother-In-Law) (Software Engineer based in the US)
She has taken coaching from Pullela Gopichand. She parted ways with him in 2021.
She also took coaching from retired South Korean badminton player, Park Tae-sang until February 2023.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
P. V. Sindhu has rarely spoken about her personal life in her interactions with the media, which makes it difficult for us to ascertain anything about her dating history and love life.
Race / Ethnicity
She is of South Indian origin.
- Long squared chin
- Broad shoulders
P. V. Sindhu has either endorsed or appeared in commercials for brands like –
- PNB MetLife
- Nokia smartphones
- Panasonic batteries
- POCO F1 for Flipkart
- Bank Of Baroda
- Apis Himalaya Honey
- Li-Ning Company Limited
- Samsung Electronics Company
- HARMAN International
- JBL ‘Endurance’ earphones
- Bridgestone India
- Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd.
Best Known For
Being the first Indian woman to win a silver medal in badminton at the Olympics in 2016 at Rio, losing to Carolina Marin of Spain. Other top badminton players that she had faced include Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan, Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand, Sung Ji-hyun of South Korea, Chen Yu Fei of China, and more.
In April 2009, she was scheduled to play her first match against Pooja Shrestha of Nepal at the Yonex Sunrise India Open in Hyderabad, India, which however resulted in a walkover, allowing P. V. Sindhu to advance to qualifying round 2.
First TV Show
In 2016, she made her first TV show appearance on the sports mini-series Rio 2016: Games of the XXXI Olympiad.
Other than the broadcast of her badminton matches, she made her first TV show appearance on Kaun Banega Crorepati? as ‘Herself’ in 2017.
P. V. Sindhu trains 6 days a week for 6-7 hours per day. Her workout session is chalked out every month, focusing on her back, abdomen, knees, and shoulders. Her fitness plan is prescribed by her physiotherapist, Kiran Challagundla, who frequently examines her blood composition, body weight, heart rate, physical strength, and stamina. Kiran monitors her fitness results and makes changes accordingly. He is also responsible for prescribing her with nutritional supplements whenever necessary. She also practices yoga, pranayama, kapalabhati, and swimming. Her training can be divided into 4 sessions –
- 4:00/4:30 AM–7:00 AM: She has a private training session with her coach.
- 8:00 AM-10:00 AM – Group training session
- 11:00 AM-12:00 PM – Third training session
- 4:00 PM-7:00 PM – Gym class or endurance training session. Here, P. V. Sindhu does 2-3 sets of ten 400m runs every other day to build endurance and strength. She does 100 push-ups and 200 sit-ups per day for a target of 600 pushups and 2400 abdominal exercises in a week, which helps to activate her core and abdominal muscles.
As for her diet, she follows a nutritious, balanced diet of carbs and proteins; while remaining hydrated during her workout session by taking lots of liquid. Her typical diet plan is –
- Breakfast – Usually consists of milk, eggs, and fruits
- Lunch And Dinner – She usually takes meat with vegetables and rice.
- Workout Snack – Small bowl of fruits, few dried nuts, and a bottle of Gatorade
P. V. Sindhu Favorite Things
- Cheat Food – Hyderabadi biryani
Source – Vogue
P. V. Sindhu Facts
- At the age of 8, she started playing badminton under the guidance of Mehboob Ali at the badminton courts of the Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad.
- In September 2012, at just 17 years of age, she broke into the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking.
- By reaching the finals at the Olympics badminton event, she became the youngest Indian to make a podium finish at an individual event.
- In March 2015, she was awarded the Padma Shri which is India’s 4th highest civilian honor.
- Off-the-court, she is not aggressive and is a very jovial and fun-loving person.
- Apart from sports, she is passionate about clothes and loves spending time shopping.
- V. Sindhu’s hidden talent is dancing.
- Her watch list on Netflix includes sports documentaries.
- Her workout playlist includes pop and rock music.
- The best advice she’s received is from her father who told her to stay grounded and not get carried away by any amount of success.
- Bharat Petroleum employed her as an assistant sports manager in 2013.
- In 2014, she was named “Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year” by FICCI.
- In 2014, NDTV named her as the “Indian of the Year”.
- During Tokyo Olympics 2020 held in 2021, PV Sindhu had won a bronze medal in the singles category by defeating China’s He Bingjiao by 21-13, 21-15.
- In 2021, Sindhu became the first Indian woman to earn multiple medals at the Olympics. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, she had won a silver medal.
- In August 2021, Sindhu’s management Baseline Ventures sent a legal notice to 20 brands for using her name and image without proper permission during the Tokyo Olympics.
- In July 2022, PV Sindhu won the Singapore Open 2022 women’s singles title by defeating Wang Zhi Yi of China by 21-9, 11-21, and 21-15. This was her 3rd title of the 2022 season and the first Super 500 title of 2022.
- Before Singapore Open 2022, Sindhu had won Syed Modi International and Swiss Open BWF Super 300 titles in 2022 alone.
- In July 2022, PV Sindhu was ranked 7th badminton player in the world.
- She is the second Indian woman badminton player to win Singapore Open after Saina Nehwal.
- During the 2022 Commonwealth Games held in Birmingham, England, Sindhu won the gold medal in the singles by defeating Canada’s Michelle Li by 21-15 and 21-13. This was her first-ever gold medal at the CWG in the singles. Before this, she had won silver and bronze medals.
- In August 2022, Sindhu was ruled out of the Badminton World Championships due to an ankle injury that she got while playing the quarterfinal match of the CWG 2022 held in Birmingham, England.
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