Award Name : Arjuna Award
Year of Award : 2007
Award for : Sports and Games
Location : Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Anup Sridhar is a male badminton player from India. He was born on the 11th of April 1983 at Bangalore, Karnataka. Anup received his basic education at the St. Joseph's Boys High School. Further, he earned a degree in B.Com. from Sai Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore. He started playing the game of Badminton at an early age, and the first tournament that he won was the Canara Bank tournament held at Indiranagar, Bangalore. He won the 2005 World Champion at the World Championships. She won the prestigious Pramod Mahajan All India Ranking Tournament in New Delhi in 2008. Then he reached the pre-quarterfinals of the Proton Malaysia Super Series and ended as the runner up. He became the third Indian after Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand to achieve in the World Badminton Championship in Kuala Lumpur.
He contested in the men's singles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He defeated Marco Vasconcelos of Portugal in the round of 64 by 21-16, 21-14. But in round of 16, he lost to Shoji Sato of Japan by 13-21, 17-21. Anup won his 4th career title at the 2013 Yonex Czech International tournament, beating Indra Bagus Ade Chandra of Italy 21-11 21-16 in 30 minutes. To commemorate his excellence in the sport of Badminton and his consistent achievements in the game, Government of India honored Anup Sridhar with the prestigious Arjuna Award in the year 2007. Apart from it, he was also awarded with the Eklavya Award in the year 2004 and the Rotary-Brigade Special Prize Young Achievers Award in the year 2008.