Srikanth Kidambi is an Indian badminton player and currently the highest ranked Indian men’s player in the international circuit with a world ranking of 11 as of August 11, 2016. He won 2014 China Open Super Series Premier after beating Lin Dan by 21–19 21–17 in the final round, thus becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series Premier Men’s title. He trains at the Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad and is supported by the GoSports Foundation, Bangalore. He is also sponsored by Li-Ning.
He reached the Malaysia Masters semifinals where he lost to Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in January. The very next week he clinced the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Grand Prix Gold title defeating Huang Yuxiang 21-13,14-21,21-14 after being runner up for two consecutive years. He bagged two gold medals at the 2016 South Asian Games in men’s team & men’s singles where he defeated Prannoy Kumar. He remained undefeated at the 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championship where his team lost in the semifinals.
|Biographical Records Measurements Info
|Real Name||Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar|
|Profession||Indian Badminton player|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in Feet Inches- 5? 10?
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 66 Kg
in Pounds- 145 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 38 Inches – Waist: 30 Inches
– Biceps: 13 Inches
|International Debut||In 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games|
|Achievements (main ones)||• He won “China Open Super Series Premier” (2014), he became the first Indian to do so.
• Kidambi won gold medal at “Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold” in 2015, became first Indian to do so.
|Highest Ranking||3rd in Men’s Singles (4 June 2015)|
|Date of Birth||7 February 1993|
|Age (as in 2016)||23 Years|
|Birth Place||Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aquarius|
|Hometown||Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Kittu Kidambi (Landowner)
Mother– Radha (homemaker)
Brother– Nandagopal Kidambi (Elder, Badminton player, Auditor at Indian Audit & Accounts Department)
Sister Cousin– Ruthvika Shivani (Younger, Badminton player)
|Hobbies||Spending time with close friends and family|
|Girls, Affairs and More|
Srikanth Kidambi Interesting Facts:
- Srikanth Kidambi did not use any alchol, smoke due to sportsmanship.
- He considers former Indian badminton player, Pullela Gopichand as his biggest role model.
- Kidambi was honored with “Arjuna Award” in 2015.
- award announced for Srikanth from BAI for 2015 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold victory. He defeated Viktor Axelsen in the final 21–15,12–21,21–14.
- award announced for Srikanth from BAI for 2015 India Super Series victory. He defeated Viktor Axelsen in the final 18–21, 21–13, 21–12.