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Leander Paes Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : June 17, 2021

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Short Biography

Leander Paes was born on 17-06-1973 in Kolkata in the state of West Bengal, India. He is an Indian Tennis Player. He has made his acting debut through the Bollywood film Rajdhani Express in 2013.

Other Name: Leander Adrian Paes
Other Professions: Film Actor
Appearance: Bollywood

Leander Paes Complete Bio & Career

Leander Adrian Paes is a professional Indian tennis player. He is one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players in tennis. He is a graduate of St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta. His parents were the sportsperson. His father played Hockey while his mother played Basketball.
Leander Paes started his tennis career by enrolling in Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy, Madras. Leander earned his fame worldwide by winning Wimbledon Junior Title in 1990 and was at no 1 position in world junior rankings. After that in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he beat Fernando Meligeni, to win the bronze medal. He was the first Indian to win the bronze medal after KD Jadhav won the medal in 1952. Also in 1996, he was awarded “Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna” by the Government of India. After teaming up with Mahesh Bhupathi, they both won many medals for India in doubles and mixed doubles. In 1999, both of them won the Wimbledon and the French Open, thus becoming the only Indian pair to win Grand Slam at the doubles event. Both of them also won the Gold medal in the Asain Games, 2002. Leander also partnered with Sania Mirza, Ciara Black, Martina Navratilova, and Michael Hill, and many others. In  2001, Leander was awarded “Padmashri” by the Government of India. Leander has also tried his luck in the film industry. He made his debut in “Rajdhani Express”, a political movie.
Leander has won many titles including 8 doubles and 10 mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. He is also the sports ambassador of Haryana state, India. The opponents say that he is a jumping bean and is always energetic. These things have not changed even after he turned 40. He is in his late 40s and is still playing. His form over the years though has dipped but his confidence is still very high. He has been conferred with Padma Shri and Padma Bhusan Award for his contribution to Indian tennis. He is arguably a living legend and has inspired a lot of kids in India to play tennis.

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 1990 Lawn Tennis
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna National Sports Award 1997 Lawn Tennis
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2001 Sports
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2014 Sports

Leander Paes Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to hockey player (midfielder) father Vece Paes & basketball player mother Jennifer Paes. Her mother was the captain of the Basketball team of India in 1980. He has a daughter named Aiyana Paes with his previous relationship with an Indian model Rhea Pillai.

Life's Important Dates Of Leander Paes

Body Measurements

Chest Size 41
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 33
Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Kolkata
Nationality Indian
Religion Christian
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
School La Martiniere, Kolkata
College St Xavier's College, Kolkata
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Scuba Diving and Listening to Music
Marital Status Unmarried
Debut Tennis - 1991
Bollywood Film - Rajdhani Express (2012)
Best Movies Rajdhani Express (2012)
Salary N/A
Net Worth $12 Million
Official Website N/A


Car Collections Audi Q5 and Porsche Cayenne


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Player Novak Djokovic , Rafael Nadal
Favorite Sport Cricket and Tennis
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Sean Connery
Favorite Place California, US
Favorite Food Rasam Rice and Sushi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Leander Paes

  • He is thus far the only Indian tennis player who has won an Olympic medal.
  • He won a grand slam at the age of 41 and thereby became the oldest male athlete to win a grand slam.
  • He is the only tennis player to have appeared in 7 Olympics in a row from 1992 to 2016.
  • He is a former Davis Cup team captain and holds the record for the most Davis Cup doubles wins with 43 victories.
  • He was in a relationship with Bollywood actress Mahima Choudhary from 2001 to 2003.
  • He has won a record 18 Grand Slams.

Leander Paes Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

50 years, 8months, 15 days old age Leander Paes will turn 51 on 17 June, 2024. Only 3 months, 13 days, 7 hours,8 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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