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P.V. Sindhu

Shuttler PV Sindhu and her school prinicipal take a selfie at former's alma mater, Auxilium High School in Hyderabad.

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Shuttler PV Sindhu, athelete Lalita Babar, badminton player Srikanth Kidambi and wrestler Sakshi Malik during a promotional event in Mumbai.

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India's P V Sindhu in action against Bulgaria's Linda Zetchiri in the women's singles match at Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta India Open 2018 at Siri Fort Indoor Stadium in New Delhi.

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Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Spanish shuttler Carolina Marin pose for a photograph during a press conference of Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta India Open Badminton Championships, in New Delhi.

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Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Spanish shuttler Carolina Marin pose for a photograph during a press conference of Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta India Open Badminton Championships, in New Delhi.

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Veteran badminton player Prakash Padukone with his daughter actress Deepika Padukone and other family members after being honoured with BAI's Lifetime Achievement Award at a function in New Delhi. Ace shuttler PV Sindhu is also seen.

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Indian badminton player P V Sindhu of Chennai Smashers play against Zhang Beiwen of Mumbai Rockets during the Vodafone Premier Badminton League women’s singles match in New Delhi.

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Badminton players P. V. Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi poses for a photo during a felicitation function organised by Team AP Bhavan at Dr. Ambedkar Auditorium, AP Bhavan, New Delhi.

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Badminton players P. V. Sindhu and Srikanth Kidambi during a felicitation function organised by Team AP Bhavan at Dr. Ambedkar Auditorium, AP Bhavan, New Delhi.

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P.V. Sindhu poses at the presentation ceremony after being defeated by Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the final of the women's singles during the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships 2017 in Hong Kong.

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P.V. Sindhu of India returns a shot against Tai Tzu Ying of Taiwan in the final of the women's singles during the Yonex-Sunrise Hong Kong Open Badminton Championships 2017 in Hong Kong.

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They are two of the fittest women in the country, and they strike terror across nets all over the world. But we couldn’t fault someone for mistaking P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as Bollywood stars at the Indian Sports Honours awards function in Mumbai. The gowns were not so much becoming as they were exalted by Sindhu and Saina.

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Shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu at the inaugural edition of Indian Sports Honours in Mumbai.

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Badminton player P V Sindhu, Ashvini Punnappa (L) and B Sai Praneeth at a practise session ahead of 82nd Senior National Badminton Championship 2017 in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu play against Lin Dan and Lee Chong during an exhibition match of the Legends Vision World Tour Mumbai leg.

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Ace badminton players PV Sindhu, P Kashyap, Prannoy and others during the players’ auction for Premier Badminton League Season 3 in Hyderabad.

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu shouts after scoring a point against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during women's single final match at the Korea Open Badminton in Seoul, South Korea.

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu celebrates after winning against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during women's single final match at the Korea Open Badminton in Seoul, South Korea.

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India's Pusarla V. Sindhu poses with gold medal and trophy during the awards ceremony after winning against Japan's Nozomi Okuhara during women's single final match at the Korea Open Badminton in Seoul, South Korea.

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Indian muscle at the World Badminton Championships caused serious consternation among the badminton strongholds in Eur­ope, China, Japan and Indonesia. The stars of the surge, Sri­kanth, P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal, thanked the government for their support, noted the sport’s growth here and pledged to scale the summit.

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Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand with badminton players Shrikanth Kidambi, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal during a felicitation function in New Delhi.

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Badminton players PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal during a felicitation function in New Delhi.

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Badminton player P.V. Sindhu displays her medal, with her coach Pullela Gopichand watching, during a press conference in Hyderabad.

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Badminton player P.V. Sindhu displays her medal during a press conference in Hyderabad. Sindhu won the silver medal at the World Badminton Championships held in Glasgow on Aug. 27.

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India's Pusarla Sindhu competes in the women singles final on day seven of the 2017 BWF World Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.

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If you think P.V. Sindhu is all about dizzying leaps, crushing smashes, flashing eyes and flaring nostrils, blink again. This lanky girl in that necklace is her, in Sec­­­un­de­rabad, for the annual Bonalu festival.

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Badminton players P.V.Sindhu and Jwala Gutta along with crickter Pragyan Ojha pose for selfie during the 'Sportsperson of the Year' charity gala awards, in Mumbai.

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Badminton players P.V.Sindhu and Jwala Gutta during the 'Sportsperson of the Year' charity gala awards in Mumbai.

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The 1-4 drubbing at the hands of the Danes at the Sudirman Cup must have hurt, so the stunning 4-1 rev­ersal of scores against Indonesia would have cheered Team India’s shuttlers. Time then, for a day out at the scenic Gold Coast for P.V. Sindhu. A few months training, one thinks, and she’d churn up the ocean as well—so natural she looks in the company of a surf board.

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P V Sindhu (R), pictured here with her opponent Carolina Marin, celebrates after winning women’s singles final of the 'Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2017 tournament', in New Delhi.

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PV Sindhu lets out a triumphant cry after winning women’s singles final of the 'Yonex-Sunrise India Open 2017' tournament, in New Delhi.

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Rio Olympics silver medalist, World no. 5, P V Sindhu speaks as World no. 4, Carolina Marin of Spain looks on during the press conference for the "BWF Metlife Yonex Sunrise India Open World Superseries 2017" badminton championship, in New Delhi.

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Star badminton player Saina Nehwal speaks as BAI President, Akhilesh Das Gupta, world no. 4 badminton player Carolina Marin of Spain and Rio Olympics silver medalist P V Sindhu look on during a press conference for the "BWF Metlife Yonex Sunrise India Open World Superseries 2017" badminton championship, in New Delhi.

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Badminton players PV Sindhu (Women singles) and Sameer Verma (Men's singles) with their trophies after wining the Syed modi International GP Gold badminton championship, in Lucknow.

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Chennai Smashers team members pose with the trophy after winning the Indian Premier Badminton League, in New Delhi.

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Badminton player P. V. Sindhu of Chennai Smashers returns a shot to Rituparna Das of Awadhe Warriors during the women's singles of Premier Badminton League (PBL) in Bangalore. Sindhu won the match 11-4, 11-6.

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Chennai Smashers V Sindhu plays against Ji Hyun Sung of Mumbai Rockets during premier Badminton league match at Kormangla indoor stadium, in Bengaluru. Sindhu won the match by 11-8,12-10.

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Delhi Acers Jwala Gutta and Vladimir Ivanov plays against Chennai Smashers Chris Adcock and P V Sindhu during Premier Badminton match at Koramangla indoor stadium, in Bengaluru. Delhi Acers won the mixed double match.

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P.V. Sindhu swaggered her way through the badminton line-up for a silver

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Carolina Marin of Hyderabad Hunters celebrates after defeating Chennai Smashers P. V. Sindhu during the women's singles of Premier Badminton League (PBL), in Hyderabad. Marin won 11-8, 12-14, 11-2.

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Shuttler PV Sindhu and coach P Gopichand walk the ramp during the Opening Ceremony of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League Season 2, in Hyderabad.

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India's PV Sindhu and Spain's Carolina Marin on the ramp during the Opening Ceremony of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League Season 2, in Hyderabad.

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Ace shuttler P V Sindhu and Spain's Carolina Marin with other players at a press conference of the Premier Badminton League (PBL), in Hyderabad.

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India's Sindhu Pusarla returns the shot to South Korea's Sung Ji-hyun during the World Superseries Finals Badminton tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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India's Sindhu Pusarla returns a shot to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi during the World Superseries Finals Badminton tournament, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Pusarla Venkata Sindhu celebrates after defeating China's Sun Yu during the final of women's singles in the badminton China Open in Fuzhou in southeastern China's Fujian province. Sindhu won by 2-1 to clinch the title.

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan felicitates sports players, in Bhopal. Rio Olympics medal winner and ace shuttler PV Sindhu (2R) and Badminton Coach Pullela Gopichand (R) are also present on the occasion.

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Rio Olympics silver medalist shuttler P V Sindhu waves to students at St. Ann's College for Women where Sindhu is a student of MBA Final year, in Hyderabad.

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Rio Olympics silver medalist shuttler P V Sindhu being welcomed by students of St. Ann's College for Women where Sindhu is a student of MBA Final year, in Hyderabad.

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You are from Hyderabad, achieved glittering success on the world stage, and have to show your gratitude to a hig­her, benevolent power. That’s the obvious reason why P.V. Sindhu and coach Gopichand paid a visit to Lord Venkateswara in Tirupati.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis felicitates Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu and her coach Gopichand in Mumbai.

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