|Sushil Kumar Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||May 26, 1983|
Sushil Kumar is an Indian wrestler who won a 2008 Olympic medal and became the 2nd Indian wrestler to achieve the feat after Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav, who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics. He carried the Indian flag at the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics and won the gold medal in the 74 kg division at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. In 2021, Sushil Kumar was arrested by Delhi Police in connection with the murder of former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Dhankhar.
Baprola, Najafgarh, Delhi, India
New Delhi, India
Sushil Kumar studied at Noida College of Physical Education and completed his Graduation (B.P.E.) and Post-Graduation (M.P.E.).
Wrestler, Television Personality
- Father – Diwan Singh (Driver in MTNL Delhi, Wrestler)
- Mother – Kamla Devi (Housewife)
Sushil Kumar has been signed with Flying Birds Sports.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Sushil Kumar has dated –
- Savi Kumar – He is married to tennis player Savi Kumar and they have 2 sons.
Race / Ethnicity
- Stocky frame
- Short height
Sushil Kumar has done endorsement work for brands such as Mountain Dew, Eicher tractors, National Egg Coordination Committee,
Sushil Kumar Facts
- He was 14 years old when he began training in pehlwani (a form of wrestling contested in the Indian subcontinent) at the Chhatrasal Stadium’s akhada. At the akhada, Sushil Kumar was trained by Yashvir and Ramphal.
- It was his father and his cousin Sandeep who inspired him to pursue wrestling.
- Sushil Kumar later received training from Arjuna awardee Satpal Singh and was then trained by Gyan Singh and Rajkumar Baisla Gurjar at the Indian Railways camp.
- He received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honor for sportspersons, in July 2009.
- He served as an assistant commercial manager with the Indian Railways.
- Sushil Kumar once refused the offer of ₹5 million (US$70,000) to appear in a surrogate ad for a leading liquor brand. He stated, “I didn’t want to be associated with a liquor brand in any form as it would send a wrong signal to the youth. The sporting tradition that I have been raised in values discipline way above money.”
- He has been a part of projects like The Kapil Sharma Show, Comedy Nights with Kapil, Carve Your Destiny, and MTV Roadies.
- He is a vegetarian.
- Kumar handed the Queen’s Baton to Prince Charles in the Queen’s Baton Relay for the 2010 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on October 3, 2010.
- On May 4, 2021, a former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Dhankhar was murdered during a brawl in the Chhatrasal Stadium and then Sushil Kumar was arrested by Delhi Police in connection with the case.
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