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Pullela Gopichand Biography, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 16, 2022

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Short Biography

Pullela Gopichand was born on 16-11-1973 in Nagandla, Prakasam in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. He is an Indian Badminton Player & Badminton Coach.

Other Name: Gops, Gopi
Other Professions: Badminton Coach

Pullela Gopichand Complete Bio & Career

Gopichand studied at St. Paul's School. At the age of 10, he became so skilled in the game of badminton that his discussion started going to school. At the age of 13, he had to face the problem of muscle breakdown. In the same following year, in the Inter-School Competition, he won the titles of singles and doubles. Without getting upset by his injury, and with full determination he turned back and reached in the finals round of the state-level junior badminton competition held in  Andhra Pradesh. He did his graduation in Public Administration.

He made his  International Badminton debut in 1991 against Malaysia. Three times for the  Thomas-Cup-tournaments, he represented his country.  In the SAARC Badminton Tournament in 1996, he got his career first Gold Medal and in 1997 he repeated the same momentum again. As a team player he first won the silver medal and secondly in the singles, he won a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games. In 1997  he performed in the Indian-Grand-Prix-Tournament held in Delhi for the first time. In this event, Gopichand has consistently beaten the best players in the world, although he lost in the final match. He won the Francis Toulouse Open championship and the Scottish Open championship in 1999.

He won his first national badminton championship title in 1996; he won five titles in a series by the year 2000. Apart from this, he also won two gold medals and a silver medal in the National Games organized in Imphal. In the same following year, he led the badminton team of Andhra Pradesh state and won the prestigious Rahmatullah Cup. The most memorable moment of Gopichand's life came when he won the All England Open Badminton Championship held in London in 2001. By seeing his outstanding contribution to the Badminton he was awarded by Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2001.

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Honours & Awards

Arjuna Award National Sports Award 2000 Badminton
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna National Sports Award 2001 Badminton
Padma Shri Civilian Award 2005 Sports
Padma Bhushan Civilian Award 2014 Sports

Pullela Gopichand Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Pullela Subash Chandra
Mother Pullela Subbaravamma
Brother Rajashekar Gopichand
Sister Hima Bindu
Wife P.V.V Lakshmi
Daughter Gayatri Gopichand
Son Sai Vishnu Gopichand

He was born to Pullela Subash Chandra and Pullela Subbaravamma. He has a brother named Rajashekar Gopichand and a sister named Hima Bindu. He married a badminton player P.V.V Lakshmi on 05-06-2002. He has a daughter named Gayatri Gopichand and a son named Sai Vishnu Gopichand.

Pullela Gopichand shared a photo with his wife P.V.V Lakshmi & his daughter Gayatri Gopichand & his son Sai Vishnu Gopichand on his Instagram

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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Pullela Gopichand

  • In 2001, he won the All England Open Badminton Championships and with that, he was the second Indian to achieve this achievement after Prakash Padukone.
  • In 1999, he received the Arjuna Award.
  • He was awarded by Padma Bhushan by the Govt Of India in 2014.
  • He won the Dronacharya Award in 2009.
  • At an international level, he represented India in three Thomas Cup tournaments.
  • He won a silver in the team event and a bronze in men's singles.in 1998 Commonwealth Games.
  • He won a gold in the SAARC badminton tournament in 1996.

Pullela Gopichand Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

50 years, 5months, 8 days old age Pullela Gopichand will turn 51 on 16 November, 2024. Only 6 months, 22 days, 9 hours,3 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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