Prashanti Singh

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Prashanti Singh
Position Small forward/Shooting guard
Career International: 2002–present
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 65 Kg
Nationality India Indian
Born (1984-05-05) 5 May 1984 (age 32)
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Prashanti Singh (born 5 May 1984, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh) is a shooting guard for the Indian national women's basketball team. She is awarded with prestigious Rani Laxmi Bai Bravery Award 2016-17 in the field of sports by Government of Uttar Pradesh.

She represented the team at 2006 Commonwealth Games, 16th Asian Games Guangzhou 2010 and 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014. Her sisters Divya, Akanksha, and Pratima, have represented India women's national basketball team. Another sister Priyanka Singh is a National Institute of Sports basketball coach. Together they are also known as Singh Sisters.

Playing career[edit]

Prashanti joined the Indian Women's Basketball Team in 2003 and became its captain. She played as captain in 3rd Asian Indoor Games were held in Vietnam on 30 October – 8 November 2009 won Silver medal and 16th Asian Games at Guangzhou, in November 2010. Prashanti won GOLD Medal in South Asian Beach Games at Sri Lanka in 2011.

Prashanti Singh is most decorated woman Basketball player in India. Prashanti Singh is one of the top four A grade player of India selected and sponsored by Basketball Federation of India & IMG-Reliance. Prashanti Singh won 23 Medals in prestigious National Championship/National Games/Federation Cup. She holds the National record of having most medals in National Championships. She is only women Basketball player in India to represent National team in one 2006 Commonwealth Games & two Asian Games 2010, 2014 respectively.

She is also a member of the International Women's Film Forum of Asian Academy of Film & Television. Prashanti Singh is first and only Basketball Player in India who has a documentary film named B Cube [1] (BOSKEY BASKETBALL BANARAS) on her own life which is selected in Top Six films in prestigious Satyajit Ray film Festival.

International Sporting Achievements[edit]

Indian Team at Vietnam
  • 2016: 2016 South Asian Games Guwahati - Won all Matches (Team Captain)
  • 2014: 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014 - top 6
  • 2013: 25 FIBA ASIA Basketball Championship for senior women, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 2013: International exposure trip at NBA Training Centre, Dongguan, China. - Winner
  • 2011: 1st Asian Beach Games, Sri Lanka - won Gold
  • 2011: FIBA Asian Basketball Championship for Senior women,Nagasaki, Japan
  • 2011: 33 William Jones Cup, Chinese taipei
  • 2010: 16th Asian Games, Guangzhou, China (as captain)
  • 2009: Asian Indoor Games, Vietnam (as captain) - won silver
  • 2009: FIBA Asian Basketball Championship for Senior women, Chennai
  • 3 to 10 June 2007: FIBA Asia Championship for Women, Incheon, South Korea - Pool B winner
  • 15 to 26 March 2006: 2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne - point guard
  • 7 to 12 March 2006, Friendly Match Series, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 22 to 25 September 2006: First Phuket International Invitational Basketball Championship, Thailand - won gold
  • 13 to 19 January 2005: 20th Asian Basketball Confederation Championship for Senior Women, Sendai, Japan - won silver Level II
  • Portdiction International Invitation Tournament - won bronze
  • 2002-3: Fiba Asia Basketball Championship for Junior Women, Chinese Taipei

National Sporting achievement[edit]

  • Bronze Medal in 66th Senior National Basketball Championship 2016, Mysore
  • Silver Medal in 65th Senior National Basketball Championship 2015, Rajasthan
  • Bronze Medal in 64th IMG Reliance National Basketball Championship 2014, New Delhi
  • Silver Medal in 3 x 3 National Basketball Championship 2013, New Delhi
  • Gold Medal in Mahindra NBA Challenge National Final 2012, New Delhi
  • Bronze Medal in 25th Federation Cup Basketball Championship,2012 Kerala
  • Bronze Medal in National Games 2011, Ranchi, Jharkhand
  • Bronze Medal in 24th Federation Cup Basketball Championship, 2011, Raipur
  • Silver Medal in 61st IMG Reliance National Basketball Championship 2010-11, New Delhi
  • Silver Medal in 60th National Basketball Championship 2009-10, Ludhiana, Punjab
  • Silver Medal in 59th National Basketball Championship 2008-09, Surat, Gujarat
  • Silver Medal in 33rd National Sports Festival for Women,2008 Jalandhar
  • Silver Medal in 58th National basketball championship 2007-08, Pondicherry,
  • Bronze Medal in 23rd Federation Cup Basketball Championship, 2007 Raurkela
  • Silver Medal in 57th Senior National Basketball Championship 2006-07, Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Silver Medal in 22nd Federation Cup Basketball Championship, 2006, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
  • Silver Medal in 56th Senior National Basketball Championship, 2006, Pune, Maharashtra
  • Silver Medal in R.Vaikuntam Cup Basketball Championship for Women, 2005, New Delhi
  • Silver Medal in 21st Karp Impex Federation Cup Basketball Championship, 2005, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
  • Silver Medal in 55th Senior National Basketball Championship, 2005, Ludhiana, Punjab
  • Silver Medal in 54th Senior National Basketball Championship,2004 Odisha
  • Bronze Medal in 20th Federation Cup Basketball Championship, 2003, Vashi, Navi Mumbai
  • Gold Medal in 53rd Senior National Basketball Championship, 2003, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Awards and Achievement[edit]

  • December 2016-17 : RaniLaxmiBai Award (Outstanding Sports Person) by Uttar Pradesh Government
  • December 2015-16 : Poorvanchal Ratna (Top Sports Person)
  • October 2015 : Shakti Samman by APN News
  • March 2015 : UP ke Sartaj titled by Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM.
  • January 2015 : National record with 23 medals for one team in senior level.
  • June 2013: Lokmat Samman (sportsperson of the year 2013) in Lucknow.
  • October 2012: MVP (most valuable player) of Mahindra NBA challenge National Final in New Delhi.
  • April 2011: Captained team West & won Best Player award in All Star Game in Mumbai.
  • February 2011: Top scorer award with 129 points (25.8 point/game) in prestigious 25th IMG-Reliance Federation Cup, Raipur
  • 2011: She is one of the first ever ranked Top Four A Grade elite Basketball player of India.
  • 2010: Elle Magazine - first Indian basketball player featured in the May 2010 edition
  • October 2006: Century Sports Award by Century Sports Club, Varanasi
  • August 2006: Outstanding Player Honour by UP College Old Students’ Association
  • December 2002: Best Player Award in UP State School Championship, held at Ghaziabad



He is graduate in Arts from University of Delhi, India. She comes from a family of Indian basketball players, three of her sisters currently are a member of the Indian women's national basketball team.


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