Prakash Padukone

About Prakash Padukone

Who is it?: Badminton Player
Birth Day: June 10, 1955
Birth Place: Bangalore, Indian
Birth name: Prakash Padukone
Country: India
Height: 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Handedness: Right
Highest ranking: 1 (1980)
Medal record Men's badminton Representing  India World Championships 1983 Copenhagen Men's singles World Cup 1981 Kuala Lumpur Men's singles World Games 1981 Santa Clara Men's singles All England Championships 1980 London Men's singles Commonwealth Games 1978 Edmonton Men's singles Asian Games 1974 Tehran Men's Team 1986 Seoul Men's Team Men's badmintonRepresenting  IndiaWorld ChampionshipsWorld CupWorld GamesAll England ChampionshipsCommonwealth GamesAsian Games: 1983 CopenhagenMen's singles1981 Kuala LumpurMen's singles1981 Santa ClaraMen's singles1980 LondonMen's singles1978 EdmontonMen's singles1974 TehranMen's Team1986 SeoulMen's Team

Prakash Padukone

Prakash Padukone was born on June 10, 1955 in Bangalore, Indian, is Badminton Player. Prakash Padukone is an Indian former badminton player who co-founded Olympic Gold Quest with Geet Sethi. The foundation aims at the promotion of sports in India. A well-known player from the state of Karnataka, he won the All England Championship in 1980 and became the first Indian to do so. His win proved to be the catalyst that eventually propelled badminton to the status of one of the most popular sports in India. He also has several other glorious titles to his name: World Cup, World Grand Prix, Danish and Swedish Opens. As the son of a badminton enthusiast, he was introduced to the game quite early on by his father. He won the national senior championship in 1971 and over the ensuing years went on to establish himself as one of the best international badminton players of the era. Much of his international career was spent training in Denmark. His passion for the game remained as intense even after his retirement and he proceeded to set up India’s first privately-managed badminton academy, the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy. He also served as the coach of the Indian national badminton team from 1993 to 1996.
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Popular As Prakash Padukone
Occupation Sportspersons
Age 69 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born June 10, 1955 (Bangalore, Indian)
Birthday June 10
Town/City Bangalore, Indian
Nationality Indian

🌙 Zodiac

Prakash Padukone’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Prakash Padukone was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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Padukone was born on 10 June 1955 in Bangalore, Karnataka. His surname, Padukone, is the name of the village Padukone from where his family originates.


Padukone's first official tournament was the Karnataka state junior championship in 1962. Though he lost in the very first round, two years later he managed to win the state junior title. He changed his playing style into a more aggressive style in 1971, and won the Indian national junior title in 1972. He also won the senior title the same year. He won the National title consecutively for the next seven years. In 1978, he won his first major international title, the men's singles gold medal at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada. In 1979, he won the "Evening of Champions" at the Royal Albert Hall, London.


In 1980, he won the Danish Open, the Swedish Open and became the first Indian to win the men's singles title at the All England Championship with a victory over Indonesian rival Liem Swie King. He spent much of his international career training in Denmark, and developed close friendships with European players such as Morten Frost.


After his retirement from competitive Sports in 1991, Padukone served as the chairman of the Badminton Association of India for a short while. He also served as the coach of the Indian national badminton team from 1993 to 1996.

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