P V Sindhu Biography – Profile, Career, Awards and recognition

  1. P V Sindhu Biography –  Profile, Achievements, Honours,  Career, Awards and recognition – PV Sindhu is is an Indian professional badminton player. She became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver medal, and one of the two Indian badminton players to ever win an Olympic medal – other being Saina Nehwal.
P V Sindhu
P V Sindhu

P V Sindhu Profile

Personal information of PV Sindhu

Her Birth name Pusarla Venkata Ramana Sindhu

She belong to India country.

She Born  on  5 July 1995 Hyderabad, Telangana, Ind

Her Residence is at Hyderabad, Telangana, India

PV Sindhu Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)

Her Weight 65 kg (143 lb; 10.2 st)

She is actively playing from year 2009–present

She is right Hand playert

Her Coach is Mr Pullela Gopichand

Her father name is Father  P. V. Ramana

Her mother name is Mother  P. Vijaya

Women’s singles

Career record       PV Sindhu won 283  and 117 Loss
Highest ranking    2 (4 April 2017)
Current ranking    2 (25 October 2018)

Career of P V Sindhu

In the international zone, Sindhu won a bronze medalist at the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships held in Colombo. At the 2010 Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge, she conqure the silver medal in the singles category. Sindhu reached the quarterfinals of the 2010 Junior World Badminton Championships that was held in Mexico. She was a team member in India’s national team at the 2010 Uber Cup.

  • On 7 July 2012, she won Asia Youth Under-19 Championship. In the same year, she stunned London 2012 Olympics gold medallist from China and entered the semi-finals of Li Ning China Masters Super Series tournament.
  • Sindhu’s performance at Malaysian open 2013 made her win the maiden Grand Prix Gold title.
    The best moment in her career perhaps came in the same year when she became India’s first medallist in women’s singles at the Badminton World Championships.
  • P. V. Sindhu ended 2013 on a happy note by winning Macau Open Grand Prix Gold title, and the Arjun Award, one of the highest honours for a sportsperson in the country.
  • In 2014, she won back-to-back medals in the World Badminton Championship and became the first Indian to do that.
  • In 2015, she played at the Denmark Open and reached to the final defeating three seeded players, namely Tai Tzu-ying, Wang Yihan and Carolina Marin. In November the same year, she won by Japan’s Minatsu Mitani and bagged successive women’s singles title at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold.
  • 2016 brought her another achievement of winning the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold women’s singles title, where she won by Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour in the final. In August, she reached the semifinal of the women’s singles event at the 2016 Summer Olympics after defeating World No.2 Wang Yihan.
  • She created milestone by reaching the finals after beating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles semi-final in the Rio Olympics. She won a silver medal in the finals, while the gold has been taken by Spain’s Carolina Marin.
  • She won by Carolina Marin and won 2017 India Open Superseries title

Honours of P V Sindhu

  • PV Sindhu received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for badminton in 2013
  • PV Sindhu received Arjuna Award for badminton in 2013
  • PV Sindhu received Padma Shri Award, the fourth highest civilian honor in 2016

Achievements of P V Sindhu

Individual titles

S. No. Year  Tournament                                          Opponent                 in final Score  Result

1          2011      Indonesia International Indonesia   Fransisca Ratnasari 21–16, 21–11             Won
2          2013     Malaysia Masters Singapore              Gu Juan 21–17, 17–21, 21–19                     Won
3          2013     Macau Open Canada                            Michelle Li 21–15, 21–12                            Won
4          2014    Macau Open South Korea                    Kim Hyo-min 21–12, 21–17                       Won
5          2015     Macau Open Japan Minatsu              Mitani 21–9, 21–23, 21–14                        Won
6          2016     Malaysia Masters Scotland                Kirsty Gilmour 21–15, 21–9                      Won
7          2016     China Open China                               Sun Yu 21–11, 17–21, 21–11                        Won
8          2017     Syed Modi International Indonesia  Gregoria Mariska 21–13, 21–14               Won
9          2017     India Open Spain Carolina                 Marin 21–19, 21–16                                    Won
10         2017    Korea Open Japan                                 Nozomi Okuhara 22–20, 11-21, 21–18  Won

Individual runners-up

S. No. Year         Tournament                                       Opponent                                in final Score

1               2011           Dutch Open Netherlands                      Yao Jie                           16–21, 17–21
2              2012           Syed Modi International Indonesia   Lindaweni Fanetri        15–21, 21–18, 18–21
3              2014           Syed Modi International India           Saina Nehwal                14–21, 17–21
4              2015            Denmark Open China                           Li Xuerui                       19–21, 12–21
5               2016           Hong Kong Open Chinese Taipei       Tai Tzu-ying                 15–21, 17–21
6               2016            Olympics Spain                                     Carolina Marin            21-19, 12–21, 15-21
7               2017           World Championships Japan               Nozomi Okuhara      19-21, 22–20, 20-22
8             2017            Hong Kong Open Chinese Taipei         Tai Tzu-ying              18–21, 18–21
9             2017            Super Series Finals Japan Akane         Yamaguchi               21–15, 12–21, 19–21
10            2018           India Open United States                     Beiwen Zhang            18-21, 21-11, 20-22
11             2018           Commonwealth Games India              Saina Nehwal            18-21, 21–23
12             2018           Thailand Open Japan                           Nozomi Okuhara       15-21, 18-21
13           2018             World Championships Spain             Carolina Marin           19-21, 10–21
14            2018             Asian Games Chinese Taipei             Tai Tzu-ying               13-21, 16–21

Awards and recognition of P V Sindhu


Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, highest sporting honour of India (2016)
Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India (2015)
Arjuna Award (2013)


  • FICCI Breakthrough Sportsperson of the Year 2014
  • NDTV Indian of the Year 2014
  • ₹10 lakh (US$14,000) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2015 Macau Open Badminton Championships.
  • ₹5 lakh (US$7,000) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2016 Malaysia Master
  • Rewards for winning the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
  • ₹5 crore (US$700,000), and a land grant from the Government of Telangana.
  • ₹3 crore (US$420,000), a Group A cadre job(Deputy Collector of Andhra Pradesh) and 1000 yd2 land grant from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
  • ₹2 crore (US$280,000) from the Government of Delhi.
  • ₹75 lakh (US$100,000) from her employer, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, with promotion from assistant to deputy sports manager.
  • ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) from the Government of Haryana.
  • ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) from the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
  • ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  • ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) from Badminton Association of India
  • ₹50 lakh (US$70,000) from NRI businessman, Mukkattu Sebastian
  • ₹30 lakh (US$42,000) from the Indian Olympic Association.
  • ₹5 lakh (US$7,000) from All India Football Federation.
  • BMW car from the Hyderabad District Badminton Association and as well as Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
  • ₹1.01 lakh (US$1,400) from Salman Khan, for qualifying as an Olympic participant.
  • Miniature badminton racquet memento with gold and diamond from Kirtilals.



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