Olympic silver medal-winning shuttler PV Sindhu, who turns 27 (born July 5, 1995), is considered to be one of India's most successful sportspersons.
Sindhu has bagged medals at various tournaments such as the Olympics and the BWF circuit, including a gold at the 2019 World Championships.
She is the first Indian to become the badminton world champion and only the second individual athlete from India to win two consecutive medals at the Olympic Games.
In April 2017, she achieved the career-high world ranking of No.2.. She broke into the top 20 of the BWF World Rankings in September 2012, at the age of 17.
Sindhu has won a total of five medals at the BWF World Championships and is just the second woman after China's Zhang Ning ever to win five or more singles medals in the competition. She represented India at the 2016 Summer Olympics (Rio), where she became the first Indian badminton player to reach the Olympic final. Unfortunately, she finished with a silver medal after suffering a loss to Spain's Carolina Marin.
In her second consecutive Olympic appearance at the 2020 Tokyo Games, Sindhu won a bronze medal, becoming the first-ever Indian woman to win two Olympic medals.
Apart from her Olympic exploits, Sindhu has won a silver medal each at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Asian Games, and two bronze medals at the Uber Cup.
Sindhu is a recipient of the sports honours Arjuna Award and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna, as well as India's fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri. She was also honoured with the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India, in January 2020.