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Jun 202018
 

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.

Sandeep

Bio table

1NameSandeep Singh
2Date of birth27 February 1986
3Place of birthShahabad in Haryana
4Age32 years
5NationalityIndian
6ReligionSikhism
7CasteJat
8Zodiac signPisces
9Food habitsNon-vegetarian
10ProfessionHockey player
11Specialtyfull back and penalty corner specialist
12ClubMumbai Magician, Punjab Warriors, Ranchi Rays
13Net Worth$10 million
14Serious injuryBullet shot, August 2006

 

Birth Details

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.

Family Details

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 SandeepName of the person
Father’s NameMr. Gurcharan Singh
Mother’s NameDaljit Kaur
Elder Brother’s NameBikramjeet Singh
Sandeep’s WifeHarjinder 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.

Physical measurements

HeightIn meters – 1.83In centimeters – 183In feet – 6’
WeightIn pounds – 165 lbsIn kilograms – 75 kg 
Body MeasurementsChest – 42 inchesWaist – 30 inchesBiceps – 14 inches

Physical characteristics

Body shapeFit and athletic
Eye colorBlack
Hair ColorBlack

 Career

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.

Achievements

YearEventAward
2009Sultan Azlan Shah CupMan of the Tournament and highest number of goals
2012London Olympicsscoring 12 goals during qualifying stages (Highest number of goals)
2010Arjuna Awardcontribution in the field of Indian Hockey

 

Net Worth

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.

Interesting Facts

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

LikesHobbies
1.     Favorite game – Hockey1. Collecting expensive bikes. Owns a Harley Davidson and Royal Enfield bikes
2.     Favorite hockey players – Dhanraj Pillay and Sohail Abbas2. Has a fascination for cars. Owns Nissan, Fortuner, Mahindra Thar, and Lexus
3.     Favorite actor – Saha Rukh Khan3. Watching movies and acting
4.     Favorite food – Non-vegetarian dishes4. Listening to music
5. Favorite dishes – Salads, pasta and sprouted grains5. Working out to stay fit

Controversy

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 movieSoorma
Type of the movieBiopic
ProducerChindragada Singh
DirectorShaad Ali
Release date13th July 2018
LanguagesHindi and Punjabi
Music composersShankar–Ehsaan–Loy
Actor playing Sandeep Singh’s roleDiljit Dosanjh
Leaf female actorTaapsee 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.

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