Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is and Indian Professional Badminton Player. P.V Sindhu was born on 5 July 1995 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh to P.V Ramana and P Vijaya both were Volleyball Player at the National Level. With earnings of US $8.5 million and US $5.5 million respectively, Pusarla made the Forbes list of Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2018 and 2019. The estimated net worth of P.V Sindhu is $10 million. At Tokyo Olympics 2020 Sindhu won a Bronze medal after defeating Chinese shuttler He Bing Jiao in straight games 21-13, 21-15.
P.V Sindhu Parents were both volleyball players at the national level, with her father PV Ramana winning the bronze medal at the 1986 Seoul Asian Games. As a result, the sport already coursed through her veins from the start.
P.V Sindhu in her career won many medals at multiple tournaments including the Silver medal at Olympics, Gold at BWF World Championship, and including Gold at the 2019 World Championship.
P.V Sindhu along with fellow badminton player Saina Nehwal and boxer Mary Kom has been one of the shining beacons for sportswomen in India. Currently ranked at world number seven, shuttler PV Sindhu remains as one of India’s biggest hopes in badminton as the nation gears up for Tokyo 2020.
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P.V Sindhu performance in Tokyo Olympics 2020
Sindhu was seeded 6th in the Tokyo Olympic Games. She won both of her group matches against Israel’s Ksenia Polikarpova and Hong Kong China’s representative Cheung Ngan Yi to progress towards the knockout stage. She defeated Mia Blichfeldt in the round of sixteen and reached the quarterfinals. She displayed a dominating display to outmaneuver Akane Yamaguchi 21–13, 22–20, placing herself in the last four stages. Her opponent for the semifinal was second seed Tai Tzu-Ying. Sindhu, who was yet to drop a game in the tournament fell against Taiwan’s player in two straight games 18–21, 12–21. She later won against He Bingjiao of China in playoffs to clinch the Bronze medal and thereby becoming only the fourth player in Women’s singles badminton to claim two medals at the two consecutive Olympic games.
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|Pusarla Venkata Sindhu
|Indian Professional Badminton Player
|July 5, 1995
|Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
|26 Years (as in 2021)
|Watching movies, Doing Yoga
P.V Sindhu Net Worth
According to Forbes, P.V Sindhu is ranked 13th in highest-paid athletes among females with $5.5 million. Moreover, she is the highest-paid Indian female athlete.
Furthermore, in 2017 she became the first female Indian athlete to feature in Forbes’s top 10 lists of the highest-paid female athletes. She ranked in 7th place during that period.
In 2017, Sindhu also ranked 2nd in highest-paid Indian athlete, just placing behind cricketer Virat Kholi.
Sindhu instantly became a marketable athlete after becoming the first Indian female to win a silver medal in Rio Olympics. Sindhu currently has endorsement deals with about 13 brands.
In February 2019, Sindhu signed a 4-year sports sponsorship deal with Li Ning worth $7 million. Moreover, the Sindhu deal is placed among the biggest in badminton. Breaking down, she will receive $5.6 million as sponsorship and the rest for equipment.
Previously, she had a deal with Yonex worth $4,90,000 per year for 3 years before resigning with Yonex.
Furthermore, Sindhu has sponsor deals with Visa, JBL, Stay free, Flipkart, Gatorade, Bridgestone India, Moov, Nokia, Apis Himalaya Honey, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Bank of Baroda, Central Reserve Police Force, Ojasvita, Panasonic, and GST.
Bharat Petroleum employed Sindhu in July 2013 as its assistant manager. Later, in 2016 she became their deputy sports manager.
Likewise, in 2017 Andhra-Pradesh government appointed Sindhu as Deputy Collector.
The estimated net worth of P.V Sindhu is $10 million.
P.V Sindhu Physical Stats
|in centimeters- 179 cm
in meters- 1.79 m
in Feet Inches- 5′ 10 1⁄2″
|in Kilograms- 65 Kg
in Pounds- 150 lbs
P.V Sindhu Racket Price
At the start of 2019, PV Sindhu changes her sponsorship from Yonex to Li-Ning. She is currently using the Li-Ning 3D Calibar 900C [RS. 29400].
She used the Yonex Voltric Z Force 2 [Price – Rs.10,434] during this period. This powerful racket suited the attacking style of gameplay PV Sindhu brings to the court.
The Yonex Voltric Z Force 2 might yet be the most iconic racket which has ever been released by Yonex. It was released before the 2014 All England. This racket is primarily meant for singles players as it has a head heavy frame.
P.V Sindhu Early Life
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born in Hyderabad to P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya. Both her parents have been national-level, volleyball players. Her father, Ramana, who was a member of the Indian volleyball team that won the bronze medal in the 1986 Seoul Asian Games, received the Arjuna Award in 2000 for his contribution to the sports. She also has elder Sister P.V Divya.
Sindhu picked up interest in Badminton after she was galvanized by the success of Pullela Gopichand. At the age of 8, she acquired basic badminton lessons from unsung badminton hero Mir Mahboob Ali. Sindhu used to attend his training at his badminton academy at the Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Sucerdaband. Unfortunately, her coach Mir Mahboob Ali passed away in 2011.
Sooner than later, after Mir Mahboob Ali’s demise, Sindhu joined the Gopichand Badminton Academy, where she received training and mastered her game under her inspiration Pullela Gopichand. She had shown immense dedication towards badminton and traveled 56 kilometers every day from home to the academy. Under the tutelage of Gopichand, her badminton career blossomed.
P.V Sindhu Career
In 2009, P.V Sindhu at the age of 14 entered in the International Circuit. She was a Bronze medalist in the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championship in Colombo.
In 2011, P.V Sindhu won Maldives International Challenge, Indonesia International Challenge and, India International Badminton Events.
One of the peculiarities about PV Sindhu’s career graph is her steady improvement at annual events year-by-year. This was first apparent at the 2012 Asian Junior Championships when she won the gold medal after scoring a bronze the year prior.
In 2013, P.V Sindhu was awarded the Arjuna Award by the Government of India. In the 2013 Indian Badminton League, Pusarla was the captain of the team Awadhe Warriors. Her team qualified for the semi-final, where they beat Mumbai Marathas, but lost in the final to Hyderabad HotShots.
In her first Commonwealth Games (CWG) in 2014, PV Sindhu won bronze in women’s singles. Four years later, at the 2018 CWG in Gold Coast, she followed it up with a silver and a gold medal in the singles and mixed team badminton event respectively.
Her biggest achievement to date, however, remains the silver medal at Rio 2016. After eliminating Tai Tzu Ying in the round-of-16, she disposed of the second-seeded Wang Yihan and Japanese star Nozomi Okuhara in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively. That left her only to have to get by Spain’s Carolina Marin to win the ultimate prize.
While the Indian shuttler bowed down to the Spaniard’s form in all three sets, her silver medal was nonetheless an immense achievement for the nation.
P.V Sindhu Family & Relationship
|Sister – Divyaram Pusarla (elder)
P.V Sindhu Endoresments
The badminton star’s multiple endorsement deals with a variety of brands boost the PV Sindhu net worth. PV Sindhu has endorsement agreements with JBL, Bridgestone Tyres, Gatorade, Moov, Myntra, Flipkart, Nokia, and Panasonic. She also is the face of brands like Stayfree, Boost, APIS Himalaya, Ojasvita, and the Bank of Baroda. She is also a brand representative for the Central Reserve Police Force and Vizag Steel. As per a report in 2017, PV Sindhu earned more money through endorsements than MS Dhoni and is only second to Virat Kohli in endorsement income amongst Indian sportspersons.
P.V Sindhu Awards
- In January 2020, PV Sindhu was awarded the Highest Civilian Award in India– Padma Bhushan.
- In March 2015, Sindhu was awarded the Fourth Highest Civilian Award in India– Padma Shri.
- In August 2016, she was awarded the Highest Sporting Honour of India– Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna.
- In September 2013, PV Sindhu was awarded the Arjuna Award for outstanding performance in sports.
- She was titled as the Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year 2014 by FICCI.
- In 2014, the NDTV news channel titled her as the NDTV Indian of the Year.
- She received US $14,000 from the Badminton Association of India for her victory at 2015 Macau Open Badminton Championships.
- She received US $7,000 from the Badminton Association of India for her victory in the 2016 Malaysia Masters.
- In 2019, she was awarded TV9 Nava Nakshatra Sanmanam.
Awards for winning the Silver medal at 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
10- She received US $700,000 and a land grant from the Government of Telangana.
11- She received US$ 420,000 and a land grant from the Government of Andhra Pradesh along with the job of a Deputy Collector in the state.
12- She received US $280,000 from the Government of Delhi.
13- PV Sindhu received US $110,000 from Bharat Petroleum Corporation, with a promotion from assistant to Deputy Sports Manager.
14- Sindhu received US $70,000 from the Government of Haryana.
15- PV Sindhu received the US $70,000 from the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
16- She received US$70,000 from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
17- Sindhu received US $70,000 from the Badminton Association of India.
18- From NRI Businessman, Mukkattu Sebastian, Sindhu received US$70,000.
19- She received US$42,000 from the Indian Olympic Federation.
20- From Sachin Tendulkar and Hyderabad District Badminton Association, Sindhu received a BMW Car.
21- She received the US $1,400 from Bollywood Actor Salman Khan.
22- Kirtilals gifted her a miniature gold badminton racquet memento embedded with diamonds.
P.V Sindhu Cars Collection
1. BMW X5
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Some Lesser Known Facts About P. V. Sindhu
- In her childhood, Sindhu wanted to become a doctor.
- Sindhu’s elder sister, Divyaram Pusarla, was a national-level handball player who later became a doctor.
- Sindhu’s Parents are former Volleyball players.
- In the year 2000, her father P. V. Ramana was awarded the Arjuna Award for his contribution in Volleyball.
- Her best performance came in 2012 Li Ning China Masters Super Series competition when she defeated the 2012 London Olympics gold medalist Li Xuerui of China.
- In 2013, she became the first Indian women’s singles player to win a medal at the Badminton World Championship.
- In 2016, Sindhu made her entry into the Rio Olympics finals by defeating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the semifinals and became the first Indian shuttler to reach the finals of Olympics.
- After her Silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Andhra Pradesh Government appointed her as the Deputy Collector.
- Sindhu considers Sachin Tendulkar her role model and her coach, Pullela Gopichand, inspiration.
- Sindhu has featured on the cover of many popular magazines including GRAZIA, JFW, and ELLE.