Pusarla Venkata Sindhu is an Indian ace badminton player born on 5th July 1995. She is probably the second most prominent modern day shuttler of India after Saina Nehwal. She has done her country proud in many tournaments and championships including the Rio Olympics, 2016. Sindhu has frequently featured in top 10 in the world badminton rankings.
She was born to former volleyball players P. V. Ramana and P. Vijaya. Ramana also won the Government of India-instituted 2000 Arjuna Award for his sport. PV Sindhu started playing badminton when she was 8. She drew inspiration from the success of her current coach, Pullela Gopichand at the 2001 All England Open Badminton Champion.