Sushil Kumar

Former Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar Solanki is better known by his stage name Sushil Kumar. He rose to stardom after taking home four gold medals from the 2003 to 2009 Commonwealth Wrestling Championships. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he won silver in the 66-kilogram weight division, and he carried the Indian flag at the opening ceremony of the London Games.

His wrestler father and his cousin Sandeep encouraged him to start wrestling. Sushil Kumar began his training at the age of 14, and in 1998, he made his wrestling debut by taking home the gold at the World Cadet Games. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he took home the gold medal in the 74 kg weight category. In addition, Sushil made an appearance in 2012 in the reality program “Roadies 9.” He appeared on “The Kapil Sharma Show” and “Comedy Nights with Kapil” as well. He also had a role in the Anubhav Srivastava documentary “Carve Your Destiny.”

Quick Facts

Name Sushil Kumar
Age 39 Years Old
Nick Name Sushil
Birth Name Sushil Kumar Solanki
Birth Date 1983-05-26
Gender Male
Profession Wrestler
Place Of Birth Delhi, India
Birth Nation India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Asian
Religion Christian
Horoscope Gemini
Race Black
Father Diwan Singh
Mother Kamla Devi,
College / University Noida College of Physical Education
Marital Status Married
Sexual Orientation Straight
Wife Savi Kumar
Children 2
Source of Wealth Wrestling career
Net Worth $5 million
Salary Rs 4 crore per year
Height 166 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark brown
Body Type Athletic
Social Media Wikipedia, Instagram, Twitter


The first day Sushil Kumar entered the world was May 26, 1983, in Delhi, India. He was born in a Hindu family under the real name Sushil Kumar Solanki. He is Asian by ancestry and Indian by nationality. Sushil recently celebrated becoming 39 years old in 2022, and according to his birthdate, he is a Gemini. His race is hence black. His mother, Kamla Devi, is a housewife, while his father, Diwan Singh, worked as a driver for MTNL Delhi.
Regarding his education, Kumar graduated from Noida College of Physical Education, Dadri with a B.P.E. and an M.P.E.

Height & Weight

Sushil Kumar is 166 cm (5 ft 5 in) tall and weighs approximately 154.5 pounds or 70 kg on his body. He has attractive dark brown eyes and black hair. He also has an athletic body type. The picture of this very hot wrestler showing off his body while shirtless is all over the internet. His vegetarianism is unwavering.

Relationship Status

Sushil Kumar with his wife(Source: Instagram)

Wrestler Sushil Kumar is married. With former Indian national tennis player Savi Kumar, he exchanged vows. They both appear to be very content in their home lives. Savi is supportive of him and the line of work he follows. The two are very devoted to one another. Suvarn and Suveer, who were born on January 5, 2014, are the couple’s blessed twin sons and daughter. When Sushil considers his sexuality, he is heterosexual.

Professional life

Sushil Kumar began his wrestling career in 1998 at the World Cadet Games, where he took home the gold in his weight division. In 2000, he earned another gold at the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship. Then, he earned a gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships in addition to a bronze medal in the Asian Wrestling Championships. During the 2003 World Championships, Kumar finished fourth. The Indian media, however, paid little attention to this because he performed poorly at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, finishing 14th in the 60 kg weight class.

He took seventh place in the 2007 World Championships, won gold medals at the Commonwealth wrestling competitions in 2005 and 2007, and won a bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. He is the first individual to win two Olympic medals for independent India after winning a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. However, he was defeated by Doug Schwab in the first round of the 66 kg freestyle wrestling competition before falling to Andriy Stadnik in the second round. At the 2010 Global Wrestling Championships, Kumar became the first Indian to win a world wrestling championship after defeating Leonid Spiridonov 3:1 in the bronze medal match. He also defeated local favorite Alan Gogaev of Russia 3-1 in the 66 kg division final.

Sushil Kumar | Indian Wrestling(Source: Instagram)

More on Career

Additionally, on October 10, 2010, he took home a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games of 2010. They were held in Delhi. In the 66 kg freestyle wrestling finals, he defeated Heinrich Barnes 7-0. He was awarded a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics after finishing second to Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu in the championship match. He had upset Akzhurek Tanatarov of Kazakhstan to get to the final amid some controversy. Also, He carried the Indian Olympic flag during the opening ceremony, becoming the first Indian since India’s independence to take home two individual Olympic medals.

He then won the 74 kg gold medal match against Qamar Abbas in 107 seconds by fall at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. On April 12, 2018, Sushil defeated South Africa’s Johannes Botha to win the gold medal in the 74 kg division, completing the feat of winning three gold medals in three straight Commonwealth Games.

In addition to wrestling, he made an appearance on “Roadies 9” in 2012. In addition, he appeared in the Indian documentaries “Carve Your Destiny” by Anubhav Srivastava and “The Kapil Sharma Show” and on the TV shows “Comedy Nights with Kapil” and “The Kapil Sharma Show.”

Net worth & Source of Income

Sushil Kumar receives a handsome salary of about Rs 4 crore year, but as of 2022, he has a net worth of $5 million. Additionally, he promotes products for companies like Mountain Dew, Eicher tractors, and the National Egg Coordination Committee, which brings in an additional Rs 10 million ($130,000) every year.

Sushil, however, declined the offer of Rs 5 million (US $63,000) to take part in a spoof advertisement for a well-known liquor company. He has access to every luxury and convenience in the world. Additionally, his work as a wrestler is his main source of money.


  • Arjuna Award, 2005
  • Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award (joint), India’s highest sporting honor.
  • Padma Shri, 2011

For the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

  • ₹5.5 million (US$69,000) cash award and promotion to Assistant Commercial Manager from chief ticketing inspector by Railway Ministry (his employer)
  • ₹5 million (US$63,000) cash award from the Delhi Government.
  • ₹2.5 million (US$31,000) award by the Haryana Government.

Gold medal at the 2010 World Wrestling Championships

  • ₹1 million (US$13,000) cash award from Indian Railways (his employer) & out-of-turn promotion from his current position of Asst. Commercial Manager.
  • ₹1 million (US$13,000) cash award from the Sports Authority of India, (Government of India).
  • ₹1 million (US$13,000) cash award from the Delhi Government

Silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics

  • ₹20 million (US$250,000) cash reward from the Delhi Government
  • ₹15 million (US$190,000) cash reward from the Haryana Government
  • ₹7.5 million (US$94,000) cash reward from the Indian Railway

Ongoing Cases

During a fight in the Chhatrasal Stadium on May 4, 2021, Sushil Kumar was detained in connection with the murder of former junior national wrestling champion Sagar Dhankhar. The Rohini court granted a six-day detention of Kumar to the Delhi police after Delhi Police introduced him before the court. Following arguments from both sides and a review of the prosecution’s evidence, including a video taken by an accused accomplice showing a man said to be Sushil engaging in the attack, the judge ordered Kumar to remain detained without bail until October 2021.

Some Interesting Facts

  • He began his training at age 14 and first broke onto the wrestling scene by winning gold at the World Cadet Games in 1998.
  • He appeared on the reality series “Roadies 9” in 2012.
  • His father was a bus driver who also wrestled.
  • In 2012, he took home silver in the 66 kilogram weight class at the Summer Olympics.
  • Sushil won the gold medal in the 74 kg division at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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