Pullela Gopichand Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, Medals, Records, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, State, Ranking, Couch & More
Pullela Gopichand is a former Badminton Player who plays badminton for India since 1991. He won the All England Open Badminton Championship in the year of 2001 becomes the Second Indian badminton player to achieve this success in his life after the Prakash Padukone. Pullela trains the Indian badminton star whose name is Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, Srikanth Kidambi, and Jwala Gutta at the Gopichand Badminton Academy. Currently, he is the National Coach for the Indian national badminton team.
|Real Name||Pullela Gopichand|
|Profession||Indian Badminton Player and Coach|
|Date of Birth||16 November 1973|
|Age (as in 2021)||47 years old|
|Birth Place||Nagandla, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Family||Father: Pullela Subash Chandra|
Mother: Pullela Subbaravamma
Brother: Rajashekar Gopichand
Sister: Hima Bindu
|Home Town||Hyderabad, India|
Birth & Early Life
Srikanth was born in Nagandla, Andhra Pradesh on 16 November 1973 in a Telugu family of Pullela Subash Chandra and Pullela Subbaravamma in the district of Prakasam. Initially, Pullela was interested in playing cricket but his elder brother encouraged and motivate him to play badminton instead of cricket. He was the captain of the Indian combined universities badminton team in the continuous two years of 1990 and 1991.
Education & More
|School||St Paul’s High School, Hyderabad|
|College||A. V. College, Hyderabad|
|Qualification||Graduate in Public Administration|
|Awards||Arjuna Award for Badminton in 2000, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2001, Padma Shri in 2005, Dronacharya Award for Badminton in 2009 and Padma Bhushan in the year 2014|
In 1989, he won his first single title at National Championship which is held at Goa and won his first international singles title at SAARC games in Vijayawada in the year of 1996. He won his 1st National Championship title in the year 1996 and won it for 5 years continuously till in the year of 2000. After his hard working as a Coach in the year 2016, P.V. Sindhu won the Silver medal at Rio Olympics and become the first Indian badminton player to do this in the tournament.
|International Debut||In 1991, against Malaysia|
|Olympic Medals||Gold: 0,|
|Other Medal||He won a Gold Medal in the SAARC badminton tournament in the year 1996. |
All England Open Badminton Championships won in 2001 and won the India Asian Satellite tournament in the year 2004.
|Best Record||World highest ranking of no. 5 in March, 2001 and current ranking is not known|
|Coach/Mentor||S.M. Arif and Ganguly Prasad|
Personal Life & More
His birthday is in the month of November 16, Sun sign is Scorpio and hobbies are Book reading and Yoga. His nick name is Gops and Gopi. He has one son his name is Vishnu and one daughter her name is Gayatri.
|Wife Name||P.V.V. Lakshmi|
|Net worth||₹17 million|
Physical Status & More
|Height (approx.)||6-0”(In Feet)|
Some Important Facts About Pullela Gopichand
- He founded the Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad in the year of 2003.
- Pullela is the follower of spiritual Guru Sri Ravishankar from The Art of Living.
- In 2011, he has released his biography named as The World Beneath His Feat, which was written by national badminton champion and Coach Sanjay Sharma and his daughter Shachi.
Social Media Presence
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|Wikipedia||Pullela Gopichand Wikipedia|
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