Continuing our series on some select trailblazers in the country, this week we’ll be spotlighting one Miss Pusarla Venkata Sindhu.


While her recent Olympic triumph made her a household name, Sindhu has been on the path to achieving great things ever since she picked up a racket at the age of eight.

Born to professional volleyball players, Sindhu had an inherent affinity towards sports. But instead of following in her parents’ footsteps, she chose to carve her own niche by training in Badminton.

Inspiring. An adjective that perfectly encapsulates everything Sindhu represents. If you want to experience Sindhu’s growing up years, we’ve got you covered.

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Begin The Adventure


Sindhu was born and brought up in Hyderabad, and that’s exactly where you should begin your journey.

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Hyderabad has no dearth of tourist attractions. From the majestic Charminar to the awe-inspiring Golconda fort, you’ll never run out of things to see and do in Hyderabad. But this trip isn’t about just seeing fancy sights.

To get a peek at the making of a true champion, you should definitely visit the badminton courts of Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications, Secunderabad. Sindhu began training here under the guidance of Mehboob Ali at the age of 8.

While in Secunderabad, you can also visit the Hussain Sagar Lake and spend a quiet afternoon on the edge of its tranquility.

A Game For Two

Hussain Sagar Lake

After kick starting her training at IRISET, Sindhu joined the Gopichand Badminton Academy. Gopichand had been a major influence for Sindhu and was one of the reasons she chose Badminton over Volleyball.

After spending time in some of the more popular tourist attractions like Banjara Hills and Ramoji Film City, you can head to the Gopichand Badminton Academy, which has trained other champion shuttlers like Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap.

That rounds up our trail of P.V. Sindhu. Go on and explore the humble beginnings of this world champion for yourself.

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