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What is Aakarshi Kashyap’s age, height, weight, and more?

Aakarshi Kashyap made it onto the Indian squad for the 2018 Asian Games. In 2019, her contribution to the national women’s team helped secure a gold at the South Asian Games. She hails from a simple family; her dad, Sanjeev Kashyap, works as a skin doctor, and her mom, Amita Kashyap, takes care of the home. Aakarshi has a younger brother named Shreyash. Aakarshi attended Delhi Public School in Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, and is now studying for a Bachelor of Arts at Seth Sugan Chand Surana College in Durg. In the world of badminton, she scored a win at the Kenya International 2020 in the women’s singles and then grabbed another win at an All India Ranking event in December 2021.

Battling Ashmitia Chaliha in the BAI trials in 2022, she secured her position for the upcoming Uber Cup, as well as for both individual and team categories at the Asian and Commonwealth Games. January 2018 saw her triumph at the Yonex-Sunrise All India Senior Ranking badminton competition in Bengaluru, where she fought a tough match against Gayathri Gopichand, ending in a nail-biting 21-17, 12-21, 21-9 win after more than an hour of play. The same year, she also won the U17 game at the Khelo India School Games.

Her remarkable performance continued in May 2018, when she claimed the girls’ singles title at the Yonex Sunrise all-India junior ranking badminton tournament. Repeating her success, in December 2021, she once more championed the women’s singles at the All India Ranking tournament, sailing past Tanya Hemanth in the finals with scores of 21-15, and 21-12. Her victory over Ashmitia Chaliha in 2022’s BAI selection trials was a stepping stone to joining the Uber Cup team and qualifying for competitions at both the Asian and Commonwealth Games in the team and singles events.

Early Career of Aakarshi Kashyap’s

Aakarshi Kashyap started her badminton journey in 2009 at the Durg’s Ravi Shankar Stadium under the guidance of coach Sanjay Mishra. Her first big win came at the All India Ranking Tournament in Sivakasi on August 24, 2014. The following year in November, she claimed the top spot at a national competition in Vishakhapatnam. The talented player from Chhattisgarh snagged both the under-15 and under-17 titles at the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship Season 2 National Finals on April 28, 2016.

Later that year, on October 16, she shined at the 25th Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament held by the Express Shuttle Club, winning in the under-17 and under-19 categories. Internationally, Aakarshi represented India in Kudus, Indonesia, and brought home a bronze medal from the junior badminton championships in both under-15 and under-17 age groups. She continued her winning streak by securing victories in both under-17 and under-19 divisions at the 42nd Junior National Badminton Championship in Guwahati in December 2017.

In January 2018, she showed her prowess at the senior level by winning the Yonex-Sunrise All India Senior Ranking badminton competition in Bengaluru. That same month, she emerged victorious in the under-17 category at the Khelo Indian School Games. Keeping up her performance, Aakarshi topped the charts again at the Yonex Sunrise All India Senior Ranking tournament in Vijayawada in 2019, where she outplayed her competitors in the domestic singles.

NameAakarshi Kashyap
Place of birthDurg, Chhattisgarh, India
DOB24 August 2001
Age22 yrs
Height1.70 m
Weight60 kg

What is Aakarshi Kashyap’s age?

The age of the Indian athlete is currently 22 years. Aakarshi Kashyap was born on 24 August 2001 in Durg, Chhattisgarh, India.

What is Aakarshi Kashyap’s height?

Aakarshi Kashyap’s height is 170 m or roughly 5’7 inches.

What is Aakarshi Kashyap’s weight?

Indian badminton star Aakarshi Kashyap’s weight is 60 kg.

When did Aakarshi Kashyap start her professional career?

Kashyap clinched her first victory at the All India Ranking Tournament in Sivakasi on August 24, 2014. She secured the national championship in Vishakhapatnam in November 2015. On April 28, 2016, she achieved double victories in the under-15 and under-17 girls’ singles at the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship Season 2 National Finals.

In the same year, Kashyap started her training at the Prakash Padukone Academy in Bengaluru, living with her mother in a place funded by Olympic Gold Quest, a charity organization. She won both the under-17 and under-19 girls’ singles at the 25th Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament, held by Express Shuttle Club on October 16, 2016. Additionally, in 2016, Kashyap was chosen to play for India in the Badminton Asia under-15 and under-17 junior championships in Kudus, Indonesia, where she earned a bronze medal.

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