Famous Badminton Players - List of Famous Badminton Players

Badminton players play the racquet sport, badminton. This sport is played by two competing individuals or two opposing teams consisting of two players each who hit a shuttlecock back and forth across the net using their racquets. Badminton is a very popular sport that originated in the mid 19th century in British India. Competitive badminton events in five categories were first held at the Olympic Games in 1992. The popularity of badminton stems from the fact that is it very easy to play and can be played in small spaces. It is a much loved recreational sport with millions over the world playing badminton in order to get some exercise and keep fit. Being a professional badminton player is a challenging task. The players need to possess excellent speed and agility combined with stamina and endurance. Striking the shuttlecock precisely also calls for explosive strength and good hand to eye coordination. Badminton is an extremely fast paced sport that calls for quick reflex actions. Players also need to develop their technique and footwork in order to perfect the game. This section provides you information about the life and works of various famous badminton players from all over the world.

The Most Famous Badminton Players

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Saina NehwalMarch 17, 1990IndianSaina Nehwal is an Indian Badminton player who is among the world’s top players
Pullela GopichandNovember 16, 1973IndianPullela Gopichand is an Indian former badminton player who runs the Gopichand Badminton Academy
P. V. SindhuJuly 5, 1995IndianP
Lin DanOctober 14, 1983ChineseLin Dan is a Chinese badminton player considered to be one of the greatest singles players of all time
Lee Chong WeiOctober 21, 1982MalaysianLee Chong Wei is a Malaysian professional badminton player who is considered a national hero in Malaysia
Prakash PadukoneJune 10, 1955IndianPrakash Padukone is an Indian former badminton player who co-founded Olympic Gold Quest
Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei

Lee Chong Wei is a Malaysian professional badminton player who is considered a national hero in Malaysia

MalaysianOctober 21, 1982125 views

Pullela Gopichand

Pullela Gopichand is an Indian former badminton player who runs the Gopichand Badminton Academy

IndianNovember 16, 1973152 views

Prakash Padukone

Prakash Padukone is an Indian former badminton player who co-founded Olympic Gold Quest

IndianJune 10, 1955113 views

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal is an Indian Badminton player who is among the world’s top players

IndianMarch 17, 1990242 views

Lin Dan

Lin Dan is a Chinese badminton player considered to be one of the greatest singles players of all time

ChineseOctober 14, 1983148 views