Pusarla Venkata Sindhu was born on 5th July 1995 in Hyderabad, Telangana. Sindhu is an Indian professional Badminton player. She became the first Indian women to win an olympic silver medal, and one of the two Indian Badminton players to ever win an olympic medal, the other being Saina Nehwal. Sindhu won silver in women’s singles at Commonwealth Games 2018. She was also a silver medalist at the 2017 BWF World championships she also won silver medal in Asian games 2018, which was held in Indonesia.
She started playing Badminton from the age of eight after she drew inspiration from Pullela Gopichand’s victory in all England open Badminton Championship in 2001. That’s the reason why she chose Badminton over the volleyball. Although her parents were professional Volley ball players
Sindhu first major recognition came in the form of the 5th Servo All India ranking championship for Under-10 Category. She also won the singles title at the Ambuja Cement All India ranking. In Under-13 category, Sindhu conqured the doubles titles at the IOC All India Ranking at the 51st National School games in India. Sindhu won the gold medal in Under-14 category.
PV Sindhu didnot took much time to launch and establish herself as a promising player all over the global arena as Sindhu won a bronze medal at the 2009 sub-junior Asian Badminton championships held in Colombo. She found a place in the nationals side at the 2010 Uber Cup. On July 2012, she won Asia Youth Under-19 championships. In the same year, she stunned London 2012 Olympics gold medalist from China and entered the semi’s of Li Ning China Masters Super Series tournament.
Sindhu’s Performance at Malaysian open 2013 made her win the Grand Prix Gold title. PV Sindhu ended 2013 on a happy note by winning macau Open Grand prix Gold title, and the Arjuna Award, one of the highest honours for a sports person in the country. In 2014, she won back-to-back medals in the world Badminton championship and became the first Indian to do that. She created history by reaching the finals after beating Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles semi-final in the Rio Olympics. She won a silver medal in the finals. She received Padma Shri in 2015, which is the fourth highest civilian award of India. In 2014, she got the FICCI Breakthrough sports person. In 2014 she also received NDTV Indian of tge year. In 2016, she received Rajiv Gandhi khel Ratna Award. She scripted history by becoming the first Indian to have won back-to-back medals in the world Badminton Championships.
PV Sindhu has achieved tremendous success at a very young age due to her extreme hard work and commitment to the sport. She is in excellent form and great frame of mind. After three consecutive silvers, the Asian Games 2018. She also featured in another of Forbes list Sindhu was ranked among the top ten best paid female athletes in the world, earlier in August female athletes in the world, According to the magazine, she earned at least $ 8.5 million (62 crores) between June 2017 and June 2018.