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Real Name Pullela Gopichand
Nickname Gops and Gopi
Profession Former Indian Badminton Player and Coach


Pullela-GopichandPhysical Stats & More

Height in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6′ 0”
Weight in Kilograms- 64 kg
in Pounds- 141 lbs
Body Measurements – Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 32 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black



International Debut In 1991, against Malaysia
Coach/Mentor S. M. Arif and Ganguly Prasad
Achievements (main ones) • In 1996, he won a gold in the SAARC badminton tournament
• In 1999, he won the Le Volant d’Or de Toulouse, Scottish Open and India International tournament.
• In 2001, he won the All England Open Badminton Championships.
• In 2004, he won the India Asian Satellite tournament.
Favourite Shot Jump smash


Pullela-GopichandPersonal Life

Date of Birth 16 November 1973
Age (as in 2018) 45 Years
Birth Place Nagandla, Prakasam
Andhra Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Scorpio
Nationality Indian
Hometown Hyderabad, India
School St Paul’s High School, Hyderabad, India
College A. V. College, Hyderabad, India
Educational Qualifications Graduate in Public Administration
Family Father– Pullela Subash Chandra (Banker)
Mother– SubbaravammaBrother– Rajashekar Gopichand
Sister– Hima Bindu
Religion Hindu
Hobbies Reading and yoga
Controversies Not Known


Pullela-GopichandFavourite Things

Favourite Food Biryani
Favourite Film Kick (Telugu film)
Favourite Book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma


Pullela-GopichandGirls, Affairs and More

Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends P.V.V. Lakshmi (Former badminton player)
Wife P.V.V. Lakshmi (Former badminton player, 2002-present)
Children Daughter– Gayathri
Son– Vishnu


Money Factor

Salary Not Known
Net Worth Not Known


Some Lesser Known Facts About Pullela Gopichand

  • Does Pullela Gopichand smoke?: No
  • Does Pullela Gopichand drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He initially used to play cricket earlier, but once he suffered from a sunstroke while playing cricket throughout the day, after which his brother introduced him to badminton when he was 10 years old.
  • At his 13years of age, he ruptured a ligament, but same year after a surgery he won the singles and the doubles titles in an inter-school competition.
  • To procure the best racquet for him to play, his mother sold her jewellery and bought him a racquet.
  • He won his 1st single title at the National Championship at Goa in 1989.
  • He won his 1st international singles title at SAARC games in Vijayawada in 1996.
  • In 1996, he won his 1st National Championship title and won it for 5 years consecutively till 2000.
  • He became the 2nd Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships after Prakash Padukone (father of Deepika Padukone) in 2001.
  • He founded Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad with lot of difficulties as he had to mortgage his house for that in 2003.
  • He had trained Indian badminton stars like Saina Nehwal, Jwala Gutta, P. Kashyap and P.V. Sindhu, Srikanth Kidambi, Tarun Kona  at the Gopichand Badminton Academy.


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