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Srikanth Kidambi is an Indian badminton player who trains at the Gopichand Badminton Academy, Hyderabad. He ranked as world number 1 at the BWF ranking in April 2018. Kidambi was awarded with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award in 2018 and Arjuna award in 2015.
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Srikanth Nammalwar Kidambi was born on February 7, 1993 (age 28 years) in Ravulapalem, Andhra Pradesh, India. He is the son of a Telugu family. His father, KVS Krishna Kidambi is a landlord, and his mother Radha Kidambi is a housewife. Srikanth’s older brother Nandagopal Kidambi is also a badminton player and his younger brother is Nanda Gopal Kidambi.
Srikanth Kidambi won the silver in mixed doubles and bronze in doubles in the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in Isle of Man. He also emerged winner in the singles and doubles category at the All India Junior International Badminton Championship held in Pune. In 2012 Kidambi overcame the then Junior World Champion Zulfadli Zulkiffli of Malaysia in the Maldives International Challenge to claim the men’s singles title.
In the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold event, Kidambi won the men’s singles title beating then world number eight and local favorite Boonsak Ponsana in straight sets. In the same year, Kidambi beat reigning champion and Olympian Parupalli Kashyap in the All India Senior National Championships in Delhi to claim his first senior national title. He was also part of the Awadhe Warriors team that finished second in the Indian Badminton League, 2013.
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Kidambi finished runner up at the 2014 India Open Grand Prix Gold event in Lucknow. and was a quarter finalist in 2014 Malaysian Open. He was part of the Indian badminton contingent that reached the semi finals of the Mixed-team event at the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow. He also reached the quarter finals of the men’s singles event in the same tournament.
In November, he created a major upset in the final of the 2014 China Open Super Series Premier by beating 5 times World Champion and 2 times Olympic Champion Lin Dan in straight sets (21–19 21–17), thus becoming the first Indian to win a Super Series Premier men’s title. He then reached semi finals of Hong Kong Open Super Series after beating in-form Chou Tien-chen in the early rounds.
He lost to Chen Long of China in three sets in the semifinals. With those wins he was qualified for the world superseries finals. He defeated Kento Momota (15–21 21–16 21–10) and Tommy Sugiarto (21–18 21–13) in the group stage to reach semi finals of the prestigious BWF Super Series Masters Finals where he again lost to Chen Long of China.
Srikanth Kidambi became the first Indian male to win gold at the 2015 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold by defeating Viktor Axelsen 21–15,12–21,21–14. The same year he also won India Open Super Series title by defeating Viktor Axelsen in the finals.
Kidambi reached the semifinal in the Malaysia Masters, where he lost to Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin of Malaysia in January. The following week he won the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships Grand Prix Gold title, defeating Huang Yuxiang 21–13, 14–21, 21–14 in the final. At the 2016 South Asian Games, he won two gold medals, in men’s team and men’s singles, defeating Prannoy Kumar in the singles final. At the 2016 Badminton Asia Team Championship, although his team lost in the semifinal, he remained undefeated.
In the 2016 Rio Olympics, the World No. 11, Kidambi entered the round of 16 of the men’s singles by beating Lino Muñoz and Henri Hurskainen. He went on to beat World No. 5 Jan Ø. Jørgensen 21–19, 21–19 to reach the quarterfinals, but was defeated by Lin Dan by a score of 6–21, 21–11, and 18–21.
Kidambi and Sai Praneeth created history when they became the first ever Indian pair to enter the finals of a ranking event in Badminton. Both hailing from Hyderabad and being coached by Pullela Gopichand, it was Sai Praneeth who prevailed 17–21, 21–17, 21–12 eventually to clinch the Singapore Super Series title.
He won the Indonesia Super Series beating Japan’s Kazumasa Sakai 21–11, 21–19 thereby becoming the first ever Indian male player to do so. He went on to win Australian Super Series beating China’s Chen Long 22–20, 21–16 in the final, setting an Indian record for entering three consecutive Super Series Finals. At the World Championships, he was defeated in the quarter-final by South Korea’s Son Wan-Ho in straight sets. At the next Super Series, in Denmark, he won the title defeating Lee Hyun-il of Korea 21–10, 21–5 in the final.
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Following his good run, Kidambi became the fourth player ever to win four Super Series titles in a year, after he won the French Super Series that followed, defeating Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto 21–14, 21–13 in the final. In the process, he equaled the record held by Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, and Chen Long. Following the victory, he reached his career-best ranking of 2.
Kidambi started 2018 at the India Open as the second seed. He was defeated in the second round by Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin who had qualified from the qualifiers. He also lost in the second round at the All England Open to Chinese player Huang Yuxiang in three games. At the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Kidambi was more successful, winning the gold medal in the mixed team event, and a silver in the singles event. He achieved world number 1 ranking for a week during this period.
Srikanth Kidambi is single. He is in a private relationship. As of December 2021, his girlfriend or wife is unknown to the general public. However, Kidambi represented his country at the South Asian Games in Nepal, and won the gold medal in the team event.
Srikanth Kidambi net worth
How much is Srikanth Kidambi worth? Srikanth Kidambi net worth is estimated at around $4 million. His main source of income is from his career as a professional badminton player. Kidambi successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential badminton players in the world.