Sandeep Singh Biography Hockey Player, Career, Net Worth, Injury, Caste, Story, Wife, Biopic Movie Soorma
Before there was so much hoopla about cricket, Indians hockey players had already proven their worth on the field. The national game of India is hockey. Indian hockey players are loved and respected in all parts of the world. One can name Sandeep Singh among great Indian hockey players. He is not only a great hockey player, but is also a fighter in real life. Apart from leading India to several victories, he does his part to motivate the youth of India to do something for the country.
|2||Date of birth||27 February 1986|
|3||Place of birth||Shahabad in Haryana|
|11||Specialty||full back and penalty corner specialist|
|12||Club||Mumbai Magician, Punjab Warriors, Ranchi Rays|
|13||Net Worth||$10 million|
|14||Serious injury||Bullet shot, August 2006|
On the 27th of February, 1986, the young hockey player was born in Haryana. The town in which he was born is called Shahabad. Since many members of this family were already associated with hockey, it was only a matter of time that he too discovered his passion for the game.
The name of Sandeep Singh’s father is Gurcharan Singh. He is married to a woman named Daljit Kaur who is Sandeep’s mother. His name is Bikramjeet Singh. He is also known for his skills on the hockey field and still plays for Indian Oil. Sandeep Singh is married to Harjinder Kaur. She is also a hockey player.
|Relation with Sandeep||Name of the person|
|Father’s Name||Mr. Gurcharan Singh|
|Mother’s Name||Daljit Kaur|
|Elder Brother’s Name||Bikramjeet Singh|
|Sandeep’s Wife||Harjinder Kaur|
Education and Personal Details
Not much is known about his educational qualification as he was always more interested in pursuing his hockey dreams than paying attention to what the teacher was teaching inside the classroom. He got admission in local schools, but could not join college as by then, he became a permanent member of the Indian National Hockey team.
|Height||In meters – 1.83||In centimeters – 183||In feet – 6’|
|Weight||In pounds – 165 lbs||In kilograms – 75 kg|
|Body Measurements||Chest – 42 inches||Waist – 30 inches||Biceps – 14 inches|
|Body shape||Fit and athletic|
He is not only an impressive hockey player, but was the captain of the Indian national hockey team for several years. It was in 2003 that he finally secceeded in cementing his place in the national team. In the very next year, 2004, he received the opportunity to play for the country in Kuala Lampur. He showed his skills on the field, and Indian team was able to lift the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup that year. Due to this game and leadership qualities, he was able to become the captain of national hockey team in 2009. He specializes in drag-flicking. He boasts of a speed of 145 km/hr. The Haryana government offered him a place in Haryana state police force for his contributions in the world of hockey. He is currently a DSP in the Haryana Police Force.
Sandeep Singh Injury
Even an indomitable payer like Sandeep Singh has to face very dark times, when he was forced to take a break from playing hockey. The unfortunate event took place on 21st August, 2006. He was traveling by Shatabadi Express to meet with the other members of national hockey team. The entire team was scheduled to leave for World Cup that was organized in Germany. But all his dreams were shattered when a rogue bullet hit and injured him severely. Due to this unfortunate incident he has to spend a lot of time in wheelchair. According to the medical specialists, it was impossible for him to leave the wheelchair anytime soon. But his rehab sessions proved effective and he came back on the field within two years. The bullet not only damaged his lower ribs, but also affected his kidney and liver. With sheer determination and hard work he was able to get an upper hand on his physical condition. Within a span of two years, he recovered completely, and reclaimed his position in the national hockey team again.
|2009||Sultan Azlan Shah Cup||Man of the Tournament and highest number of goals|
|2012||London Olympics||scoring 12 goals during qualifying stages (Highest number of goals)|
|2010||Arjuna Award||contribution in the field of Indian Hockey|
As per estimates, Sandeep Singh has an enviable net worth of $10 million. He has also made a significant fortune by playing for hockey clubs. When he was playing for Mumbai Magicians, he signed the contract for $27,800. Later on, he signed a game contract with Ranchi Rays for $81,000.
- Snadeep Singh puts a lot of stress on the need to stay fit. That is why he stays away from smoking, and preaches the same to youngsters.
- He was bitten by the hockey bug since early days. In fact, hockey is in his blood as he was born into a family of hockey lovers and players as well. His sister-in-law and borther are both well-known hockey players.
- When he represented the country in the Olympics, he got a tattoo made on this arm. The logo of Olympics will stay on his hand forever. He will be able to cherish those days forever.
- Bikramjeet Singh (elder brother) is the main source of inspiration for Sandeep Singh. Bikramjeet is also known for his skills on the hockey field. He even plays till date for Indian Oil.
- No other hockey player has represented India for an Olympics at the age of 17 years. This makes Singh the youngest hockey player in Indian hockey history to go for an Olympic.
- Sandeep is still playing in the Indian hockey team. He desires to break the record of 448 goals, which is held by Sohail Abbas, a Pakistani defender.
Likes and Hobbies
|1. Favorite game – Hockey||1. Collecting expensive bikes. Owns a Harley Davidson and Royal Enfield bikes|
|2. Favorite hockey players – Dhanraj Pillay and Sohail Abbas||2. Has a fascination for cars. Owns Nissan, Fortuner, Mahindra Thar, and Lexus|
|3. Favorite actor – Saha Rukh Khan||3. Watching movies and acting|
|4. Favorite food – Non-vegetarian dishes||4. Listening to music|
|5. Favorite dishes – Salads, pasta and sprouted grains||5. Working out to stay fit|
Sandeep Singh has not been tarnished by any controversies. He pays attention towards his game and stays away from any problems. When he is not on the field, he is busy putting criminals behind the bars, and doing his duties as a high placed cop.
Sandeep Singh Biopic Movie – Soorma
Recently, an announcement has been made that the story of Sandeep Singh’s life will be depicted on the silver screen in the form of a full-length feature film. The name of the movie is “Soorma.” This film will mark the production debut of Chindragada Singh. The movie will be directed by Shaad Ali, and will be released in Punjabi and Hinid languages simultaneously. Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy has been roped in to compose the heart-touching music for the movie. Diljit Dosanjh will portray the character of Sandeep Singh while Taapsee Pannu will play his love interest. Angad Bedi will also play a vital role in this movie. It will hit the screens on 13th July 2018.
|Name of the movie||Soorma|
|Type of the movie||Biopic|
|Release date||13th July 2018|
|Languages||Hindi and Punjabi|
|Actor playing Sandeep Singh’s role||Diljit Dosanjh|
|Leaf female actor||Taapsee Pannu|
In today’s world where everything is a product of social media, Sandeep Singh’s is a real eye-opener. He is a true hero who showed that it is possible to overcome any hardship as long as you have the willpower and motivation to achieve a goal. He is a true leader and will play a vital role in motivating youngsters who desire to make a name in the world of hockey.