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Leander Paes

Leander Paes

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)

Full Name: Leander Adrian Paes
Nick Name: Lee
Date of Birth (Birthday):  June 17, 1973
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10”
Hair Color:  Black
Birth Place:  Kolkata, India
Religion: Christian
Marital Status:  Married
Languages:  Hindi and English
Hobbies: Loves playing all kind of sports
Professional Game:  Tennis

Family Background
Father's Name: Vece Paes
Mother's Name:  Jennifer Paes
Wife's Name:  Rhea Pillai
Daughter: Aiyana Paes


  • - Favourite Dish: Spicy South Indian Food
  • - Favourite Actor(s): Amitabh Bachchan and Sean Connery
  • - His Heroes: Rod Laver, Muhammad Ali and Mother Teresa.

Tennis Background

Turned Professional: In the year 1991
His Greatest Sports Moment: (In his own words) "Standing on the podium in Atlanta ('96) with Agassi on one side and Sergi Bruguera on the other— with my (bronze) medal around my neck. And my dad and the whole family in the crowd."

Famous Victories

2010- Australian Open Mixed Doubles Champion
2009- US Open Men's Doubles Champion
2009- French Open Men's Doubles Champion
2008- US Open Mixed Doubles Champion
2006- US Open Men's Doubles Champion
2003- Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champion
2003- Australian Open Mixed Doubles Champion
2001- French Open Men's Doubles Champion
1999- Wimbledon Mixed Doubles Champion
1999- Wimbledon Men's Doubles Champion
1996-  Atlanta Olympics Bronze Medal at Men's Singles
1990- Wimbledon Boys Title

Insight to Leander's Life

Leander Paes is undoubtedly one of the brightest Indian tennis players ever. Paes has always been the champion tennis player for India and given his one hundred percent on the tennis court. Leander Paes comes from a family of Olympians and always nurtured a dream to be an Olympian medalist one day. His father Vece Paes won a bronze medal in the Munich Olympics of 1972 in hockey. His mother captained the Indian basketball team in the 1980 Asian Basketball Championship and also represented India in the 1972 Munich Olympic games. Leander Paes managed to live up to the expectations of his fans when he won a bronze medal in the Men's Singles event at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Award and Achievements

Amongst the many awards received, Leander Paes is a proud recipient of the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for his outstanding contribution to the game of Tennis in India. His Atlanta Olympics Bronze Medal is one of the biggest achievements till date.