Prakash Padukone Age, Height, Wife, Children, Biography & More
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Prakash Padukone Age, Height, Wife, Children, Biography & More


Bio/Wiki Profession(s)Former Indian Badminton Player, Instructor Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 185 cm in meters- 1.85 m in feet inches- 6’ 1” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg in pounds- 165 lbs Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Badminton DebutIn 1962, in Karnataka state junior championship HandednessRight Achievements World Championships 1983: Ranked 3rd in the singles event at Copenhagen, Denmark Commonwealth Games 1978: Ranked 1st in the singles event at Edmonton, Canada Asian Games 1974: Ranked 3rd in the team event at Tehran, Iran 1986: Ranked 3rd in the team event at Seoul, South Korea World Cup 1981: Ranked 1st in the single events at Kuala Lumpur World Grand Prix 1979: Ranked 1st in the singles event at Denmark Open 1980: Ranked 1st in the singles event at All England Open Awards1972: Awarded the Arjuna award 1982: Recieved Padma Shri by the Government of India 2014: Outstanding Achievement award at GQ Men of the Year Awards 2018: Awarded BAI Lifetime Achievement Award


Some Lesser Known Facts About Prakash Padukone

  1. Does Prakash Padukone smoke?: No

  2. Does Prakash Padukone drink alcohol?: No

  3. Prakash’s surname ‘Padukone’ was named after his villages name, Padukone, near Kundapura, Udupi district, Karnataka.

  4. He had a keen interest in Badminton since his childhood and also won the National Junior Champion in 1964.

  5. In 1971, Padukone became the youngest player to win the national senior championship at the age of 16.

  6. He won the National Senior championship title consecutively for nine years from the year 1971 to 1979.


Prakash Padukone playing badminton


  1. His marriage with Ujjala was arranged by his parents and the couple together have two daughters, Deepika Padukone, and Anisha Padukone.


Prakash Padukone’s family picture


  1. Prakash won the “Evening of Champions” at the Royal Albert Hall, London in 1979.

  2. The year 1980 brought tremendous success for Prakash as he went on to become the first Indian to win the men’s singles title at the ‘All England Championship’ after defeating Indonesian shuttler, Liem Swie King, after which he was ranked World No 1. In the same year, he also won Danish and the Swedish Open.


  1. He defeated his idol, Ruby Hartono in the Swedish Open.

  2. Padukone won 15 titles during the period 1980 to 1985.


Prakash Padukone


  1. Prakash did most of his International career training in Denmark where he befriended many European players such as Morten Frost.


Prakash Padukone with Morten Frost


  1. In 1991, Prakash took retirement from competitive sports and served as the chairman of the Badminton Association of India for some time.

  2. From 1993 to 1996, he became the coach of the Indian National Badminton Team.

  3. In 1994, Prakash founded the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) along with Vimal Kumar and Vivek Kumar.

  4. Padukone’s biography, Touch Play was written by Dev S. Sukumar, became the second biography based on any badminton player.


Prakash Padukone’s Biography, Touch Play


  1. Prakash co-founded Olympic Gold Quest in 2001 along with Geet Sethi, an organization that aims to promote Olympic sports in India.

  2. In 2018, he was awarded the BAI Lifetime Achievement Award.

  3. In an interview, Prakash revealed that his favourite movie of his daughter, Deepika, is Bajirao Mastani.

  4. Here’s a video of Prakash Padukone in a conversation with Vijay Amritraj.


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