Pullela Gopichand Net Worth

Pullela Gopichand is an Indian former badminton player who was born on November 16, 1973 in Nagandla, India. He is best known for winning the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001, making him the second Indian to achieve this feat after Prakash Padukone. He has also won the Arjuna award for his outstanding sporting achievements. Gopichand initially played badminton for recreation but eventually started competing and winning competitions. He served as the captain of the Indian combined universities badminton team in 1990 and 1991 and received training from Prakash Padukone and Ganguly Prasad. After his successful career as a professional player, he set up the Gopichand Badminton Academy to train upcoming Indian players. In 2014, he was honored with the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian award.
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Badminton Player
Birth Day November 16, 1973
Birth Place Nagandla, Indian
Pullela Gopichand age 50 YEARS OLD
Birth Sign Sagittarius
Country India
Residence Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb)
Handedness Right
Highest ranking 5 (15 March 2001)
Medal record Men's badminton Representing  India Commonwealth Games 1998 Kuala Lumpur Men's team 1998 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles Men's badmintonRepresenting  IndiaCommonwealth Games 1998 Kuala LumpurMen's team1998 Kuala LumpurMen's singles

💰 Net worth

Pullela Gopichand, the renowned badminton player from India, is anticipated to have a net worth estimated between $100K to $1M in 2024. Gopichand has made significant contributions to the world of badminton as both a player and a coach. He has achieved numerous accolades throughout his career, including being a former All England Open Badminton Champion and receiving the prestigious Arjuna Award and Padma Shri. Gopichand's relentless dedication to the sport has not only earned him fame and recognition but has also provided him with lucrative opportunities through endorsements and coaching ventures. Overall, Gopichand's net worth is expected to grow substantially due to his continued involvement and success in the badminton industry.

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Pullela Gopichand was born on 16 November 1973 to Pullela Subash Chandra and Subbaravamma at Nagandla, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh . Initially, he was interested in playing cricket, but his elder brother encouraged him to take up badminton instead. His family settled in Nizamabad for a while and he considers it also as one of his hometowns. He did his schooling from St. Paul's High School, Hyderabad. He joined A. V. College, Hyderabad and graduated in public administration. He was the captain of the Indian combined universities badminton team in 1990 and 1991.


Gopichand was coached by S. M. Arif before Prakash Padukone accepted him at Prakash Padukone academy. He also trained under Ganguly Prasad at the SAI Bangalore. Gopichand won his first National Badminton Championship title in 1996, and went on to win the title five times in a row, until 2000. He won two gold and one silver at the Indian national games, 1998 held at Imphal. At the international level, he represented India in 3 Thomas Cup tournaments. In 1996 he won a gold in the SAARC badminton tournament at Vijayawada and defended the crown in the next games held at Colombo in 1997. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games, he won a silver in the team event and a bronze in men's singles. In 1999, he won the Toulouse open championship in France and the Scottish open championship in Scotland. He also emerged winner at the Asian satellite tournament held at Hyderabad in the same year, and lost in the final match of the German grand prix championship.


In 2001, he won the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham. He defeated then world number one Peter Gade in the semi-finals before defeating Chen Hong of China to lift the trophy. He became the second Indian to achieve the feat after Prakash Padukone, who won in 1980.


Gopichand married fellow badminton player P.V.V. Lakshmi on 5 June 2002. They have two children, a son named Vishnu and a daughter named Gayathri. His daughter Gayathri, who is the elder of the two siblings, is the current U-13 National Badminton Champion. His son Vishnu is currently training at Gopichand academy.


After retiring from his playing career, Pullela Gopichand founded the Gopichand Badminton Academy in 2008, after reportedly mortgaging his own house. Nimmagadda Prasad, a renowned industrialist donated ₹50 Million on a condition to win a medal for India at olympics in badminton. The academy produced several badminton players including Saina Nehwal, P. V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap, Srikanth Kidambi, Arundhati Pantawane, Gurusai Datt and Arun Vishnu. Saina Nehwal went on to win the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and P.V. Sindhu the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Gopichand also served as the official Indian Olympic Badminton Team coach at the 2016 Brazil's Rio Olympics.