P. V. Sindhu
|P. V. Sindhu|
Pusarla in 2016
|Birth name||Pusarla Venkata Sindhu|
|Born||5 July 1995|
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
(present day Hyderabad, Telangana, India)
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||60 kg (132 lb)|
|Career record||323 wins, 137 losses|
|Highest ranking||2 (7 April 2017 )|
|Current ranking||6 (7 January 2020)|
Pusarla Venkata Sindhu (born 5 July 1995) is an Indian professional badminton player. Having made her international debut in 2009, she rose to a career high ranking of no. 2 in April 2017. Over the course of her career, Pusarla has won medals at multiple tournaments including Olympics and on the BWF circuit including a gold at the 2019 World Championships thus becoming first Indian to become the Badminton World Champion.
Pusarla broke into the top 20 of the BWF World Ranking in September 2012 at the age of 17. Beginning in 2013, Pusarla won a medal at every world championships, with the exception of 2015. She is just the second woman after Zhang Ning to win five or more medals at the world championships. Pusarla represented India at the 2016 Summer Olympics, becoming the first Indian badminton player to reach a final. She won the silver medal after losing out to Spain's Carolina Marin.
Pusarla won her first superseries title at the 2016 China Open and followed it up with four more finals in 2017, winning the titles in South Korea and India. In addition to that, she has won a silver medal each at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games, and two bronze medals at the Uber Cup.
With earnings of US$8.5 and $5.5 million respectively, Pusarla made the Forbes' list of Highest-Paid Female Athletes in 2018 and 2019. She is the recipient of the sports honour Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, and India's fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri.
- 1 Early life and training
- 2 Career
- 3 Endorsements
- 4 Honours
- 5 Achievements
- 5.1 Olympic Games
- 5.2 BWF World championships
- 5.3 Asian Games
- 5.4 Commonwealth Games
- 5.5 South Asian Games
- 5.6 BWF World Tour (1 title, 3 runners-up)
- 5.7 BWF Superseries (3 titles, 4 runners-up)
- 5.8 BWF Grand Prix (6 titles, 3 runners-up)
- 5.9 BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles, 1 runner-up)
- 6 Career overview
- 7 Personal life
- 8 Awards and recognition
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
Early life and training
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 1986 Seoul Asian Games, received the Arjuna Award in 2000 for his contribution to the sports.
Pusarla lives in Hyderabad. She did her schooling at Auxilium High School, Hyderabad. Though her parents played professional volleyball, Pusarla chose badminton over it because she drew inspiration from the success of Pullela Gopichand, the 2001 All England Open Badminton Champion. She eventually started playing badminton from the age of eight. Pusarla first learned the basics of the sport with the guidance of Mehboob Ali at the badminton courts of Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications in Secunderabad. Soon after, she joined Pullela Gopichand's Gopichand Badminton Academy. While profiling Pusarla's career, a correspondent with The Hindu wrote:
"The fact that she reports on time at the coaching camps daily, traveling a distance of 56 km from her residence, is perhaps a reflection of her willingness to complete her desire to be a good badminton player with the required hard work and commitment."
Gopichand seconded this correspondent's opinion when he said that "the most striking feature in Sindhu's game is her attitude and the never-say-die spirit." After joining Gopichand's badminton academy, Pusarla won several titles. In the under-10 years category, she won the 5th Servo All India ranking championship in the doubles category and the singles title at the Ambuja Cement All India ranking. In the under-13 years category, Pusarla won the singles title at the Sub-juniors in Pondicherry, doubles titles at the Krishna Khaitan All India Tournament, IOC All India Ranking, the Sub-Junior Nationals and the All India Ranking in Pune. She also won the under-14 team gold medal at the 51st National State Games in India.
In the international circuit, Pusarla was a bronze medalist at the 2009 Sub-Junior Asian Badminton Championships held in Colombo. At the 2010 Iran Fajr International Badminton Challenge, she won the silver medal in the singles category. Pusarla 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 14 June 2012, Pusarla lost to Germany's Juliane Schenk in the Indonesia Open, 21–14, 21–14. On 7 July 2012, she won Asian Youths Under 19 Championship beating Japanese Player Nozomi Okuhara in final by 18–21, 21–17, 22–20. In the 2012 Li Ning China Masters Super Series tournament she stunned London 2012 Olympics gold medallist Li Xuerui of China, beating her 21–19, 9–21, 21–16 and entered the semifinals but lost to 4th seeded Jiang Yanjiao of China by 10–21, 21–14, 19–21 in the semifinals. A lot was expected from Pusarla in the Japan Open after her exploits in the China Open, given China pulled many of its players out of the tournament citing security reasons. But she bowed out in the second round to Korean shuttler Bae Yeon Ju for 21–10, 12–21, 18–21.
Pusarla then went on to participate in the 77th of Senior National Badminton Championships held at Srinagar. She was defeated in the finals by Sayali Gokhale for 15–21, 21–15, 15–21. It was later revealed that Pusarla injured her knee in the China Open and she carried this injury through the Japan Open and the nationals. She decided to skip the World Junior Championships so as not to aggravate the injury.
Pusarla finished runner-up in the Syed Modi India Grand Prix Gold event held in Lucknow in December 2012. She didn't lose a single set coming into the final, but was upset by the Indonesian Linda Weni Fanetri for 21–15, 18–21, 21–18. She reached her career best ranking of 15.
On 8 August 2013, Pusarla defeated the defending champion, second-seeded Wang Yihan of China, to enter the women's quarterfinals at the BWF World Championships. The 18-year-old, 10th-seeded Pusarla won 21–18, 23–21 in 54 minutes to set-up a meeting with another Chinese player, Wang Shixian. She beat Wang Shixian 21–18, 21–17 to become India's first medalist in women's singles at the World Championships.
In the 2013 Indian Badminton League, Pusarla was the captain of the team Awadhe Warriors. Her team qualified for the semifinal, where they beat Mumbai Marathas, but lost in the final to Hyderabad HotShots.
She won Macau Open Grand Prix Gold title by defeating Canada's Michelle Li on 1 December 2013. The top-seeded 18-year-old won the match 21–15, 21–12 in 37 minutes. She was awarded the Arjun Award by Government of India.
Pusarla reached the semifinal stage of 2014 Commonwealth Games in the women's singles competition, which she lost to Michelle Li of Canada. Pusarla later created history by becoming the first Indian to win two back-to-back medals in the BWF World Badminton Championships after her bronze medal finish in 2014 BWF World Championships held in Denmark.
Pusarla defeated Wang Shixian in three sets 19–21, 21–19, 21–15, with the match lasting more than an hour. She had earlier defeated Bae Yeon-ju in the third round with 19–21, 22–20, and 25–23. However, she lost to the eventual gold medalist, Carolina Marin, in straight sets and had to settle with bronze medal together with Minatsu Mitani.
In October, playing at the Denmark Open, Pusarla reached to her maiden final of a Super Series event. On her route to the final, she defeated three seeded players, namely Tai Tzu-ying, Wang Yihan and Carolina Marin. In the final, she lost to the defending champion Li Xuerui in straight games by 19–21, 12–21.
In November, defending champion P. V. Sindhu won her third successive women's singles title at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold after defeating Japan's Minatsu Mitani in the final by 21–9, 21–23, 21–14.
In the 2016 Premier Badminton league, Pusarla was the captain of Chennai Smashers team. In the group league, she won all of the five matches to help her team qualify for the semifinal and won the tournament against Mumbai Rockets.
At the women's singles event, at Rio Olympics Pusarla was drawn with Hungarian Laura Sárosi and Canadian Michelle Li in Group M. During the group stage matches, she beat Laura Sárosi (2–0) and Michelle Li (2–1). Further she ousted Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu-ying (2–0) in the round of 16 to meet the second seed Wang Yihan in the quarterfinals, whom she defeated in straight sets.
Pusarla later faced the Japanese Nozomi Okuhara in the semifinals, won in straight sets, and ensuring her a podium finish. This set the stage for her final showdown with top seed from Spain, Carolina Marín. Marin managed to beat Pusarla in three sets in the 83-minute match. With that result, Pusarla clinched the silver medal. She charted history of achieving the feat as she is youngest and first female individual to bag an Olympic Silver medal representing India. This was the second instance of podium finish at the Olympics by any Indian badminton player.
In the BWF World Championships held from 21 to 27 August 2017 at Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, Pusarla had to settle for silver after losing to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in the finals with scores 19–21, 22–20, 20–22. Pusarla defeated Okuhara in the final of the 2017 Korea Open Super Series by 22–20, 11–21, 21–18, thereby becoming the first Indian to win Korea Open.
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. In the same month she played the BWF World Championships where she was seeded fourth. After receiving a bye in the first round, she defeated Kim Hyo Min of Korea 21-16, 21-14. In her third round, she defeated Cheung Ngan Yi 19-21, 23-21, 21-17 in a close match to reach her third quarterfinals at the world championships.
Her next opponent was Sun Yu of China. Pusarla registered a comfortable 21-14, 21-9 victory over her opponent to progress to her first ever semi-finals at the tournament and guaranteed herself of a third medal at the world championships. She defeated yet another Chinese opponent Chen Yufei 21-13, 21-10 to progress into her first final. In the final she played against Nozomi Okuhara and lost the match 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 in a nail biting encounter. She won her first silver medal at the world championships and her final against Okuhara is widely regarded as one the best ever women's singles final.
At the prestigious 2018 All England Open, Pusarla made it to the top 4, before losing to world number 3 Akane Yamaguchi in the semifinal with the score 21–19, 19–21, 18–21. This is Pusarla's best performance at the All England Open Championships. Pusarla competed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, winning a gold in the mixed team event and a silver medal in the women's singles event. Pusarla in the 2018 World Championships won her second consecutive silver medal and her total fourth. On 16 December 2018, Pusarla made history by becoming the first Indian to win the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals tournament in Guangzhou, China.
Pusarla clinched silver title in Asian games 2018 and was defeated by world number one Tai Tzu-Ying in the final.Asian Games 2018: P. V. Sindhu nets the silver Ace shuttler P. V. Sindhu clinched a historic silver medal in Women's Singles Badminton event as she became the first Indian to finish second on the podium in the Asian Games.
At the BWF World Championships in August, Pusarla was seeded third. She began her campaign defeating Fritriani of Indonesia 21-14, 21-9. In her third round match she defeated Sung Ji Huyn of Korea 21-10, 21-18 to make her fourth quarterfinal appearance at the world championships. Her next opponent was the defending champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan who she had lost the finals to in 2017. Pusarla ousted the world champion in straight games 21-17, 21-19 to reach her second consecutive semi-finals at the prestigious tournament. Pusarla further reached her second consecutive finals of the world championships by beating Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 21-16, 24-22 to set up final showdown with Carolina Marin of Spain. Pusarla won her second silver medal and her fourth overall medal at the world championships after she was defeated in the final 19-21, 10-21.
Pusarla was the only female shuttler from India to qualify for the prestigious BWF World Tour Finals. In the group stage, she was placed in Group A along with Tai Tzu Ying, Akane Yamaguchi, and Beiwen Zhang. In her first match, she defeated Akane Yamaguchi 24-22, 21-15 in straight games. In her second group stage match, she defeated the top seed and world number 1 Tai Tzu Ying 14-21, 21-16, 21-18 in three games. In her third match, she defeated Beiwen Zhang comfortably 21-9, 21-15 to progress to the semi-finals. In the semi-final she defeated former world champion and former world number 1, Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand 21-16, 25-23. In the final, she defeated rival Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 21-19, 21-17.
In her first tournament of the season, Pusarla then reached the quarterfinals of Indonesia Masters, 2019 where she lost to Carolina Marin in two consecutive games. Pusarla's next tournament was the Indian National Badminton Championships where she reached the final losing to three-time champion Saina Nehwal 18-21,15-21.
She skipped the German Open to concentrate on preparing for All England Badminton Championships. She lost in the very first round to Sung Ji Hyun of Korea by 16-21,22-20,18-21 in a thriller. Pusarla was 17-20 down in the second game but saved three match points and won it by 22-20, but eventually failed to win the third game.
Just before the All England Badminton Championships she had ended her deal with Yonex and signed a mega deal with Li-Ning for 4 years worth nearly ₹500 million (US$7.0 million). This led to her having a new racket and equipment to which she had to get used to within 2–3 weeks time to debut it at the prestigious All England Badminton Championships.
In her next tournament, the Malaysian Open she lost in the Quarter finals to Sung Ji Hyun of Korea 18-21, 7-21. After a string of disappointments in previous tournaments, she reached the semi-finals of the Singapore Open losing to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 7-21, 11-21.
She reached her first final of the season in the Indonesia Open, where she avenged her previous loss to Nozomi Okuhara of Japan by defeating her in straight games 21-14, 21-7. She then defeated Chen Yufei of China 21-19, 21-10. She lost the final to Akane Yamaguchi of Japan 15-21, 16-21.
At the World Championships, she was seeded fifth. After receiving a bye in the first round she opened her campaign with a straight set victory over Pai Yu-po. A third round win over the American Zhang Beiwen was followed by her victory over Tai Tzu-ying to make the semi-final. After a bleak first game, Pusarla eventually won the encounter with a score of 12–21, 23–21, 21–19. In the semi-final, she defeated China's Chen Yufei in straight sets to enter her third consecutive World Championships final. In the final against Nozomi Okuhara, held at Basel in Switzerland on 25 August 2019, she won 21–7, 21–7. In the process, she became the first Indian to win gold at the championships. Also, with her win, she became only the second woman after Zhang Ning to win five medals at the competition.
In October 2019, she lost her quarter final match against Tai Tzu Ying in the 2019 French Open (badminton).
An Economic Times report published in March 2017, said that she is second only to Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli when it comes to earnings from brand endorsements. Pusarla charges brands anywhere between ₹10 million (US$140,000) and ₹12.5 million (US$180,000) for a single day of endorsement-related activities.
Pusarla has endorsement deals with JBL, Bridgestone Tyres, sports drink Gatorade, pain reliever ointment Moov, online fashion store Myntra, e-commerce portal Flipkart, phone maker Nokia and electronics major Panasonic. She also endorses Stayfree, health drink Boost, honey producer APIS Himalaya, herbal health drink firm Ojasvita and the Bank of Baroda. She is also a brand ambassador for both the Central Reserve Police Force and Vizag Steel.
In February 2019, it was announced that Pusarla had signed a four-year sports sponsorship deal for ₹500 million (US$7.0 million) with Chinese sports brand Li Ning. Pusarla's deal is one of the biggest in world badminton. Pusarla reportedly will get ₹400 million (US$5.6 million) as sponsorship while the rest of the money will be for equipment. This was Li-Ning's second stint with Pusarla, who was with them for two years in 2014-2015 for a sum of ₹12.5 million (US$180,000) a year. In 2016, Pusarla was back with Yonex for a ₹35 million (US$490,000) per year contract for a period of three years.
- Honoured with Padma Shri Award, the fourth highest civilian award in India, in March 2015 
- Received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the highest sporting honour of India, on 29 August 2016
- Bestowed with Arjuna Award for badminton on 24 September 2013
|2016||Riocentro – Pavilion 4, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Carolina Marin||21–19, 12–21, 15–21||Silver|
BWF World championships
|2019||St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland||Nozomi Okuhara||21–7, 21–7||Gold|
|2018||Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park Indoor Arena, Nanjing, China||Carolina Marin||19–21, 10–21||Silver|
|2017||Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland||Nozomi Okuhara||19–21, 22–20, 20–22||Silver|
|2014||Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark||Carolina Marin||17–21, 15–21||Bronze|
|2013||Tianhe Sports Center, Guangzhou, China||Ratchanok Intanon||10–21, 13–21||Bronze|
|2018||Istora Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, Indonesia||Tai Tzu Ying||13–21, 16–21||Silver|
|2018||Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, Gold Coast, Australia||Saina Nehwal||18–21, 21–23||Silver|
|2014||Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland||Tee Jing Yi||23–21, 21–9||Bronze|
South Asian Games
|2016||Multipurpose Hall SAI–SAG Centre, Shillong, India||Gadde Ruthvika Shivani||11–21, 20–22||Silver|
BWF World Tour (1 title, 3 runners-up)
The BWF World Tour, announced on 19 March 2017 and implemented in 2018, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). The BWF World Tour are divided into six levels, namely World Tour Finals, Super 1000, Super 750, Super 500, Super 300 (part of the HSBC World Tour), and the BWF Tour Super 100.
|2019||Indonesia Open||Super 1000||Akane Yamaguchi||15–21, 16–21||Runner-up|
|2018||BWF World Tour Finals (1)||World Tour Finals||Nozomi Okuhara||21–19, 21–17||Winner|
|2018||Thailand Open||Super 500||Nozomi Okuhara||15-21, 18-21||Runner-up|
|2018||India Open||Super 500||Beiwen Zhang||18-21, 21-11, 20-22||Runner-up|
BWF Superseries (3 titles, 4 runners-up)
The BWF Superseries, launched on 14 December 2006 and implemented in 2007, is a series of elite badminton tournaments, sanctioned by Badminton World Federation (BWF). BWF Superseries has two levels: Superseries and Superseries Premier. A season of Superseries features twelve tournaments around the world, which introduced since 2011, with successful players invited to the World Superseries Finals held at the year end.
|2017||BWF Super Series Finals||Akane Yamaguchi||21–15, 12–21, 19–21||Runner-up|
|2017||Hong Kong Open||Tai Tzu-ying||18–21, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2017||Korea Open (1)||Nozomi Okuhara||22–20, 11-21, 21–18||Winner|
|2017||India Open (1)||Carolina Marin||21–19, 21–16||Winner|
|2016||Hong Kong Open||Tai Tzu-ying||15–21, 17–21||Runner-up|
|2016||China Open (1)||Sun Yu||21–11, 17–21, 21–11||Winner|
|2015||Denmark Open||Li Xuerui||19–21, 12–21||Runner-up|
BWF Grand Prix (6 titles, 3 runners-up)
|2017||Syed Modi International (1)||Gregoria Mariska Tunjung||21–13, 21–14||Winner|
|2016||Malaysia Masters (2)||Kirsty Gilmour||21–15, 21–9||Winner|
|2015||Macau Open (3)||Minatsu Mitani||21–9, 21–23, 21–14||Winner|
|2014||Macau Open (2)||Kim Hyo-min||21–12, 21–17||Winner|
|2014||Syed Modi International||Saina Nehwal||14–21, 17–21||Runner-up|
|2013||Macau Open (1)||Michelle Li||21–15, 21–12||Winner|
|2013||Malaysia Masters (1)||Gu Juan||21–17, 17–21, 21–19||Winner|
|2012||Syed Modi International||Lindaweni Fanetri||15–21, 21–18, 18–21||Runner-up|
|2011||Dutch Open||Yao Jie||16–21, 17–21||Runner-up|
BWF International Challenge/Series (4 titles, 1 runner-up)
|2011||Tata Open India International||Sayali Gokhale||21–10, 20–22, 21–11||Winner|
|2011||Swiss International||Carola Bott||21–11, 21–11||Winner|
|2011||Indonesia International||Fransisca Ratnasari||21–16, 21–11||Winner|
|2011||Maldives International||P. C. Thulasi||21–11, 21–16||Winner|
|2010||Iran Fajr International||Rie Eto||14–21, 24–26||Runner-up|
- * Statistics were last updated on 17 December 2019.
Singles performance timeline
|BWF World Junior Championships||2R||QF||3R||A||N/A||0/3||QF ('10)|
|BWF World Championships||A||NH||B||B||QF||NH||S||S||G||1/6||G ('19)|
|BWF Super Series||BWF World Tour|
|All England Open||A||1R||2R||1R||A||1R||QF||SF||1R||0/7||SF ('18)|
|India Open||N/A||1R||QF||SF||1R||A||QF||W||F||SF||1/8||W ('17)|
|Malaysia Open||A||Q1||1R||2R||A||QF||1R||SF||R2||0/7||SF ('18)|
|Singapore Open||A||1R||A||QF||A||2R||QF||N.P||SF||0/5||SF ('19)|
|Indonesia Open||A||2R||A||1R||1R||A||2R||QF||F||0/6||F ('19)|
|Australian Open||N/A||QF||1R||1R||QF||N.P||2R||0/5||QF ('14, '17)|
|Japan Open||A||2R||2R||A||1R||A||2R||2R||QF||0/6||QF ('19)|
|China Open||A||Q2||1R||A||2R||W||QF||QF||2R||1/7||W ('16)|
|Korea Open||A||Q2||2R||A||2R||A||W||N.P||1R||1/5||W ('17)|
|Denmark Open||A||1R||QF||F||2R||1R||1R||2R||0/7||F ('15)|
|French Open||A||2R||1R||1R||2R||SF||QF||QF||0/7||SF ('17)|
|Fuzhou China Open||A||SF||A||N/A||QF||1R||0/3||SF ('12)|
|Hong Kong Open||A||Q2||1R||1R||2R||1R||F||F||2R||2R||0/9||F ('16,'17)|
|BWF World Tour Finals||DNQ||SF||F||W||GS||1/4||W ('18)|
|BWF Grand Prix Gold and Grand Prix|
|Malaysia Masters||A||SF||W||A||SF||W||A||w/d||A||QF||2/5||W ('13, '16)|
|Syed Modi International||QF||SF ||2R||F||NH||F||SF||2R||W||w/d||A||1/8||W ('17)|
|German Open||A||1R||A||QF||A||A||0/2||QF ('16)|
|Swiss Open||N/A||A||1R||2R||SF||A||QF||A||0/4||SF ('14)|
|China Masters||N/A||A||QF||A||N/A||0/1||QF ('16)|
|Chinese Taipei Open||A||2R||A||0/1||2R ('15)|
|Vietnam Open||A||QF ||A||0/1||QF ('11)|
|Indonesia Masters||A||QF||A||N/A||QF||QF||2R||0/4||QF ('15, '18, '19)|
|Thailand Open||A||2R||A||F||w/d||0/2||F ('18)|
|Dutch Open||A||F ||A||0/1||F ('11)|
|Macau Open||A||W||W||W||A||3/3||W ('13, '14, '15)|
|India Open||Q2||2R||N/A||0/2||2R ('10)|
Record against selected players
Record against the Super Series finalists, the World Championships semifinalists, and the Olympic quarterfinalists (as of 17 December 2019):
|He Bingjiao||6–9||Jiang Yanjiao||0–2||Li Xuerui||4–3||Sun Yu||4–4|
|Wang Lin||0–1||Wang Shixian||4–6||Wang Yihan||3–4||Yao Xue||1–1|
|Tai Tzu-ying||5–11||Tine Baun||0–1||Juliane Schenk||0–2||Yip Pui Yin||4–0|
|Saina Nehwal||1–3||Lindaweni Fanetri||8–2||Akane Yamaguchi||10–7||Eriko Hirose||1–3|
|Minatsu Mitani||3–1||Nozomi Okuhara||10–7||Yui Hashimoto||1–1||Bae Yeon-ju||1–3|
|Sung Ji-hyun||8–8||Carolina Marin||5–8||Porntip Buranaprasertsuk||5–4||Ratchanok Intanon||4–4|
2016 Summer Olympics
P. V. Sindhu has been employed with Bharat Petroleum since July 2013, as an assistant sports manager with their Hyderabad office. Following her silver-medal win at the Rio Olympics, she was promoted to deputy sports manager. She was appointed as first brand ambassador of Bridgestone India. She was also appointed as the Deputy Collector (Group-I) by the Andhra Pradesh government.
Awards and recognition
- 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
- ₹1 million (US$14,000) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2015 Macau Open Badminton Championships.
- ₹500,000 (US$7,000) from the Badminton Association of India, for her victory in the 2016 Malaysia Masters
- TV9 Nava Nakshatra Sanmanam - 2019
- Rewards for winning the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics
- ₹50 million (US$700,000), and a land grant from the Government of Telangana.
- ₹30 million (US$420,000), a Group A cadre job(Deputy Collector of Andhra Pradesh) and 1000 yd2 land grant from the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
- ₹20 million (US$280,000) from the Government of Delhi.
- ₹7.5 million (US$110,000) from her employer, Bharat Petroleum Corporation, with promotion from assistant to deputy sports manager.
- ₹5 million (US$70,000) from the Government of Haryana.
- ₹5 million (US$70,000) from the Government of Madhya Pradesh.
- ₹5 million (US$70,000) from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
- ₹5 million (US$70,000) from Badminton Association of India
- ₹5 million (US$70,000) from NRI businessman, Mukkattu Sebastian
- ₹3 million (US$42,000) from the Indian Olympic Association.
- ₹500,000 (US$7,000) from All India Football Federation.
- BMW car from the Hyderabad District Badminton Association and as well as Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
- ₹101,000 (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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