Pusarla Venkata Sindhu

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu

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Pusarla Venkata Sindhu Profile

  • Name:
  • Pusarla Venkata Sindhu
  • Other Name:
  • P. V. Sindhu
  • Born:
  • July 5, 1995
  • Father:
  • P. V. Ramana
  • Mother:
  • P. Vijaya
  • Achievements:
  • Olympics Silver Medal: 2016
    Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: 2016
    Macau Open Grand Prix Gold: 2015
    Macau Open Grand Prix Gold: 2014
    Macau Open Grand Prix Gold: 2013
    Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold: 2013
    Silver medal in the Dutch Open held in 2011
    Silver medal in the India Open Grand Prix Gold held in 2012
    Gold medal in Under 14 at 51st National School Games in India
    Bronze medal at the Sub Junior Badminton Championships at Colombo in 2009

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu Biography

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian badminton player who is supported by the Olympic Gold Quest and at present gets her training at the Gopichand Badminton Academy at Hyderabad. 


P. V. Sindhu was born on 5th July 1995 in Hyderabad. Her father’s name is P. V. Ramana and her mother’s name is P. Vijaya. Both of them were volleyball players formerly and her father has won the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2000 for his excellence in volleyball. Sindhu was inspired by Pullela Gopichand and so she picked up the game badminton and started playing it since her age of 8.


Sindhu was taught the basics of the game by the guide Mehboob Ali at the courts of the Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad. Then she joined the badminton academy run by Pullela Gopichand. She won many titles after that and she won the 5th Servo All India ranking championship in doubles category in Under 10 division. She also won the singles title at the Ambuja Cement All India ranking.

P V Sindhu First Indian Women to Win Silver Medal at Olympics

She played in the Under 13 category and won singles title at the Sub Juniors tournament held in Pondicherry and doubles title of the Krishna Khaitan All India Tournament and many more titles. She also was the proud winner of the gold medal at the 51st National School Games in the Under 15 category.


She won bronze medal at the Sub Junior Asian Badminton Championships in 2009 in Colombo. She won silver medal in singles category at the Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge 2010. She won Asia Youth Under 19 Championship on 7th July 2012. P. V. Sindhu received international attention as she broke into the Top 20 in the Badminton World Federation rankings released on 21 September 2012. Sindhu became the first ever Indian women's singles player to win a medal at the 2013 World Championships On 10 August 2013. She received India's fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri On 30 March 2015. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, she became the first Indian woman to reach the finals in the Badminton event of an Olympic games after beating Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the semi-finals On 18 August 2016. She subsequently won the Silver medal at the 2016 losing to Carolina Marín.


In the India Open superseries, Sindhu won the title by defeating Carolina Marin in straight games. In the BWF World Championships held from 21 to 27 August 2017 at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, Sindhu had to settle for silver after losing to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the finals with scores 19-21, 22-20, 20-22. Sindhu avenged her world championships loss to Okuhara by beating her in the final of the Victor Korea Open superseries, winning 22-20, 11-21,21-18

In August, she took charges as Deputy Collector in Krishna district in the Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA) office under the Revenue Department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

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Updated: September 20, 2017

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