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Nickname The Prince of India, The Golden Boy, The Prince of Pune
Profession English Billiards and Snooker Player
Birthday / Date of Birth
Pankaj Advani was born on 24 July 1985, in Pune, Maharashtra, India.
He’s currently 32 years old.
Indian / Asian
Pankaj attended Frank Anthony Public School, Bangalore and earned his bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore.
Father – Arjan Advani
Mother – Kajal Advani
Siblings – Shree Advani (Sport & Performance Psychologist)
Pankaj Advani is a decorated English billiards and snooker player from India who has around 60 titles in his credit including 19 World titles. He holds a historical record of winning the World, Asian, and Indian National Championship titles simultaneously, in four different years: 2005, 2008, 2012 and 2017. Pankaj is the only player ever to win world titles in both the long and short formats of snooker (15-red standard, and 6-red) and both formats of English billiards (time and point). He has been honored with several high profile awards for his accomplishments in sports including, the Arjuna Award (2004), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2006), Padma Shri (2009) and Padmabhushan (2018).
Advani has kept his personal life discreet from his professional life and thus there is not much information available of any relation he has had in the past or in the present.
His body specs may be –
In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
In centimeters – 173 cm
In meters – 1.73 m
In Kilograms – 65 kg
In Pounds – 143 lbs
Pankaj Advani made his international debut at the Asian Billiards Championship 2002, held at Bangalore, in which he finished as a finalist.
He own his first International title in 2005 in the IBSF World Billiards Championship at Qawra, Malta, becoming the first player top achieve a “grand double” by winning both the time and point formats.
At 18, Pankaj debuted at the IBSF World Snooker Championship 2003, held at Jiangmen, China, and apparently winning the title.With this win, he became the youngest Indian to win the international title.
As of March 2018, Pankaj Advani has won 60 titles, including 19 World Titles, 8 Asian Titles, 2 Asian Games, 1 Australian Open and 30 National Titles.
Awards / Honors
Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour, 2018
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest sporting honour, 2005, 2006
Rajyotsava Award, Karnataka’s highest civilian award, 2007
Karnataka’s ‘Kempegowda Award” in 2007.
Ekalavya Award in 2007
Vision of India’s “International Indian” Award in 2005.
Senior Sportsperson of the Year 2005
The Sports Writers’ Association of Bangalore
The Bangalore University Sportsperson of the Year, 2005
The Hero India Sports Award (HISA) in 2004
The Rajeev Gandhi Award in 2004
The Arjuna Award in 2004
The Indo-American Young Achiever’s Award, 2003
The Sports Star Sportsperson of the Year, 2003.
Pankaj Advani Favorites
Favorite Sportsperson – Roger Federer
Favorite Food – Idli, South Indian Food
Favorite Designers – Manoviraj Khosla, Wendell Rodricks, Babita Malkani
Pankaj Advani Net worth
There’s no information pertaining to his net worth available at this time.
Social Media Profiles
Facebook – PankajAdvaniIndia
Instagram – pankajadvaniofficial
Twitter – pankajadvani247
Pankaj Advani Facts
His family moved to Kuwait when he was a toddler and lived there for five years. They returned to India after Iraqi invasion and settled in Bangalore, India.
His brother Shree Advani introduced him to Arvind Savur, former National Snooker champion, when he discovered his passion for the game. Advani received snooker training from Arvind Savur.
Pankaj won his maiden title at the age of 12.
In 2000, he won the Indian Junior Billiards Championship title and went on to win the title again in 2001 and 2003.
In 2003, Pankaj won the India Junior Snooker Championship, thus making him the youngest National Snooker champion.