Parupalli Kashyap Biography, Profile, Records, Awards and Achievement

Parupalli Kashyap: Biography, Profile, Records, Awards and Achievement

Parupalli Kashyap was born 8 September 1986 is an Indian badminton player. He gets training at Gopichand Badminton Academy and is supported by Olympic Gold Quest. 

He married fellow badminton player, Saina Nehwal in a private ceremony on 14 December 2018.

He was awarded the Arjuna Award by Government of India in 2012.


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Parupalli Kashyap Biography/Wikis

Real NameParupalli Kashyap
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionBadminton Player
Age32  years
Date of Birth08 September 1986
BirthplaceHyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Zodiac SignVirgo
HometownHyderabad, Telangana, India
Twitter Handle
Educational Qualification
Not Known

Parupalli Kashyap Physical Stats

Height(approx)In Centimeters 173 cm

In Meters  1.73 m

In Inches    5’ 8”

Weight(approx)In Pound 154 lbs

In Kilogram 70 kg

Eye ColorDrak Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Figure Measurement40-32-14

Parupalli Kashyap Family & Relatives

FatherUday Shankar


BrotherNot Known
Sister1 Passed Away
WifeSaina Nehwal

Parupalli Kashyap wedding



Parupalli Kashyap Favourites

Favourite Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Food HabitNon Vegetarian
Favourite SongAap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi me aae

Parupalli Kashyap Badminton Career

In 2005, Kashyap represented Andhra Pradesh and won the boys’ singles title at the National Junior Open Badminton Championships.

From 2006 he started playing international Tournaments

In the  year 2006, Kashyap was chosen to represent India at the 2006 Asian Games.

His Coach Pulle Gopichand was very happy with his performance

In 2009, Kashyap was a semifinalist at the Dutch Open and the 2009 Senior National Badminton Championships.

At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he reached the semifinals stage but lost to Rajiv Ouseph of England. He won the bronze medal against chetan Anand.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics,he created history by becoming the only Indian to reach the Quarterfinal stages in the Olympics in Men’s Singles. This achievement led him to 19th rank.

He reached hid career best ranking of 14 after winning Indian Open Grand Prix Gold 2012 

One of the biggest victories for Kashyap came in the 2014 India Super Series when he beat the Chinese world number 6 Wang Zhengming.

He won the Gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Game.

Lesser Known Fact About Parupalli Kashyap

He married fellow badminton player, Saina Nehwal in a private ceremony on 14 December 2018.

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At the age of 11, Kashyap Parupalli first enrolled with a training camp conducted by S. M. Arif in Hyderabad, India, but later he continued his training at the Gopichand Academy under Pullela Gopichand.

In 2004 he was diagnosed with asthma after a few medical tests.

In 2015 he appeared on the cover of “The man” magazine.


In 2016, he was the member of Hyderabad Hunters team in Premier Badminton League.

Awards & Achievements of Parupalli Kashyap

He won the Arjuna Award in 2012.

For the Gold medal at 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • ₹2.5 million (US$35,000) cash award by Badminton Association of India.
  • ₹5 million (US$70,000) cash award by Telangana government.

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