National badminton champion with a record nine times in a row, Aparna Popat is one of the famous players of this sport in India. Her information is one of the earliest female players to have dominated the game including silver medals at the 1996 Youth World Championship and a total of four medals in the three appearances of the Commonwealth Games. Popat has also twice Olympian when participating once in the Asian Games and is the runner-up of the French Open tournament. With a high rank of career of 16, Popat is also one of the 17 participants and the sole Indian selected from around the world for the Global Sports Mentoring Program.
Nandu M. Natekar
The first Indian player to win an international title as early as in 1956, Nadu Natekar was a former national badminton champion. Voted as India’s most popular sports athlete in 1961, it was Natekar’s badminton expertise that made him popular among the players who appeared from the country at the time. With the last 8 appearances at the British Championships in addition to winning the National Men’s and Men’s Singles and Men’s Doubles competitions, Natekar is one of the earliest stars of the Indian badminton and is recipient of the first Arjuna Institute award in 1961.
Kidambi Srikanth has recorded the maximum number of super titles among the male Indian players as one of India’s most famous and famous badminton talents. In fact, Srikanth rose to become the world’s numero uno badminton player in 2018 thereby asserting his dominance once again over the sport he has long been in power. Kidambi was the first Indian man to win gold at the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold 2015 as well as the 2017 Super Series Indonesia.
Starting with a double and bronze silver medal at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Olympics, Srikanth won the men’s singles title at the Thailand Open Thailand 2013, the Super Cup Championship title. China 2014, China Open China Championship 2015 Gold and also the title of Open India Super Series. Together with his compatriot Sai Praneeth, Srikanth Kidambi created history by becoming the first Indian couple to enter the finals of a badminton ranking event.