Lakshya Sen is an Indian badminton player best known for becoming the youngest player to qualify for the 2022 All England Open.
Lakshya Sen was born on Thursday 16 August 2001.age 20 years; by 2021) Almora, Uttarakhand. His zodiac sign is Leo. He studied at Beersheba Senior Secondary School, Haldwani, Uttarakhand. Later, he got admission in Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Bengaluru.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (Approx.): Chest: 40 inches, Waist: 32 inches, Biceps: 12 inches
parents and siblings
Lakshya’s father’s name is Dhirendra K Sen, who is a badminton coach. His mother’s name is Nirmala Dhirendra Sen and she is a teacher. She has an elder brother, Chirag Sen, who is an international badminton player.
Lakshya is a right-handed shuttler who made his debut in the 2016 Badminton Asia Junior Championships held in Bangkok, Thailand. He competed in the Junior World Championship, and has also competed at the senior international level. In 2017, he participated in the BWF World Junior and Vietnam Open. In 2018, he became the champion at the 2018 Asian Junior Championships. Sen participated in the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. In 2019, he won the Dutch Open. In November 2019, he won the SaarLorLux Open. In 2020, he reached the second round of the 2020 All England Open. In December 2021, he reached the semi-finals of the World Championships. In 2022, he reached the All England Open.
Awards, Honors, Achievements
- He won a bronze medal at the Junior Asian Championships in 2016.
- He won the men’s singles title in the India International Series.
- In February 2017, he was ranked the number one junior singles player in the BWF World Junior Rankings.
- In 2018, he won a bronze medal at the Junior World Championship.
- In 2018, he won gold medals at the 2018 Asian Junior Championships in boys’ singles and at the Summer Youth Olympics in the mixed team event.
- In 2019, he won the men’s singles at the Dutch Open.
- In November 2019, he won the SaarLorLux Open.
- In November 2019, he won the men’s singles title at the 2019 Scottish Open.
- In 2020, he was a member of the Indian team that won the 2020 Badminton Asia Team Championships.
- In December 2021, he won a bronze medal at the World Championships.
- In 2022, he reached the final of the 2022 All England Open.
Facts / Trivia
- Apart from playing badminton, he also loves to travel.
- When Lakshya was ten years old, he went to Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) along with his brother Chirag to take admission in the academy. In an interview Lakshya’s father talked about how he got admission in the academy and said,
In 2010 he was 9-9.5 years old and there was a tournament for under-13 age group in Bangalore and we went to participate in that. Since he was a kid, I thought he would not qualify, but I requested Vimal sir and he was really impressed with him. It was during the last phase that progress was really made. His elder brother, who was participating, also won the tournament, so Prakash sir spoke to us and offered to help.
- One of the media houses published a picture of the target on winning a tournament in Singapore in 2011.
- When Lakshya was twelve years old, he gave an interview in which he said that he wanted to play the Olympics when he matured.
- In 2014, he used to practice badminton Saina Nehwal who shifted to Bangalore and joined Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Bangalore. In an interview, Lakshya’s coach Vimal Kumar revealed that Lakshya was the only student in the academy who could match Saina’s energy during the practice sessions.
- In 2018 he posted a picture on Instagram in which the Prime Minister Narendra Modi Congratulations to him on winning the Youth Olympics.
- In August 2021, he suffered a colon infection, due to which he lost in the first round of the selection trials and was not selected for the Indian badminton team.
- On 19 March 2022, he became the fifth Indian after Prakash Nath (1947) to win a silver medal at the 2022 All England Badminton Championships. Prakash Padukone (1980, 1981), Pullela Gopichand (2001), and Saina Nehwal (2015) to reach the final of the championship. Prime Minister in a tweet Narendra Modi, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Gandhi and MP from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, Anurag Thakur Applauded his game on Twitter. He practiced with Viktor Axelsen in Dubai ahead of the 2022 All England Badminton Championships.
proud of you @lakshya_sen, You have shown remarkable patience and tenacity. You put up a spirited fight. Best wishes for your future endeavours. I am sure that you will continue to scale new heights of success.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 20 March 2022
- Reportedly, Lakshya used to feel bad and used to get upset after losing a match when he was a kid. He talked about this in an interview and said,
I am a bit more patient than in my junior days. Trying to rally more. I definitely need to improve further, but there’s more to learn, but since then, it’s been the difference in my game. That I try to play better strokes from behind, not just go out with smashes… trying to make a point. Everyone is fit in the senior circuit and the shuttle keeps coming back. You have to play long rallies, long matches. I have improved my fitness while preparing for it.”
- He is a passionate animal lover and often posts their pictures on social media.
- In 2022, he was featured in Forbes India 30 Under 30.