18 Facts About Prakash Padukone

1. Prakash Padukone got married to Ujjwala, a match arranged by their parents in the orthodox Indian Hindu way of same-caste system.

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2. Prakash Padukone was born on 10 June 1955 [2] in Bangalore, Karnataka.

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3. Prakash Padukone is a former Indian badminton player.

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4. Prakash Padukone was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian honours, in 1982.

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5. Prakash Padukone served as the coach of the Indian national badminton team from 1993 to 1996.

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6. Prakash Padukone spent much of his international career training in Denmark, and developed close friendships with European players such as Morten Frost.

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7. Prakash Padukone won the National title consecutively for the next seven years.

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8. Prakash Padukone changed his playing style into a more aggressive style in 1971, and won the Indian national junior title in 1972.

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9. Prakash Padukone was initiated into the game by his father Ramesh Padukone, who was the Secretary of the "Mysore Badminton Association" for many years.

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10. Prakash Padukone was born on 10 June 1955 in Prakash Padukone village near Kundapura, Udupi.

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11. Prakash Padukone is one of the co-founders of Olympic Gold Quest, a foundation dedicated to the promotion of Olympic sports in India.

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12. Prakash Padukone was awarded the Arjuna award in 1972 and the Padma Shri in 1982 by the Government of India.

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13. Prakash Padukone was ranked World No 1 in 1980; the same year he became the first Indian to win the All England Open Badminton Championships.

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14. Prakash Padukone got married to Ujjala, a match arranged by their parents in the Indian Hindu system.

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15. Prakash Padukone is the only Indian actress to be on Time magazine's "Most Influential People in the World" list.

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16. Prakash Padukone is the only Indian actress to be on Time magazine's "Most Influential People in the World" list.

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17. Prakash Padukone got married to Ujjwala, a match arranged by their parents in the Indian Hindu system.

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18. Prakash Padukone was born on 10 June 1955 in Bangalore, Karnataka.

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