Anush Agarwalla is an Indian horserider who has competed in many national and international equestrian tournaments. He has made many records for India including becoming the first Indian to win individual medal winner in Asian Games.
Anush Agarwalla was born on Tuesday, 23 November 1999 (age 23 years; as of 2023) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He got interested in horseriding during his childhood when his parents took him to the Tollygunge club at the age of 3. When he was 8, his mother enrolled him for horseriding training, and he started competing in local tournaments. At the age of 11, he started going to New Delhi at regular intervals to train in equestrians.
He moved to New Delhi at the age of 16 to train more often at OREA stables under his coach Kapil Modi; however, he moved to Germany, at the age of 17, where he trained under the Olympian Hubertus Schmidt. He studied till 10th standard at La Martiniere for Boys, Kolkata and later till 12th standard at The Shri Ram School, New Delhi.
After moving to Germany, he dropped out of school and started studying online at the National Institute of Open Schooling. He later pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics at Paderborn University, Paderborn, Germany.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Weight (approx.): 65 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest 40″, Waist 32″, Biceps 13″
Parents & Siblings
His father’s name is Gautam Agarwalla, who works in a warehousing business, and his mother’s name is Priti Agarwalla. He has two younger sisters named Avni Agarwalla and Aanya Agarwalla.
Wife & Children
He is unmarried and has no children.
His maternal grandmother’s name is Suman Agarwal. His maternal uncle’s name is Sudhir Agarwal. He has a paternal uncle named Amit Agarwalla who also works in the warehousing business.
He is single.
Anush Agarwalla started training in the dressage segment of equestrian sport, which involves the rhythmic movement of horses on music beats in an arena. He failed to qualify for the 2018 Asian Games and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In an interview, he said that the time between October 2019 and December 2020 was very challenging for him as he could not qualify for many tournaments. His first big achievement came in 2022 when qualified for the World Championships in Herning, Denmark.
He also competed in the Grand Prix Freestyle at Zakrzow, Poland under the World Cup Central European League. He also competed for his club named RV Altenautal. He later competed in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in 2023 where he won many medals and made many records for India.
In the equestrian sport, the rider has to build a connection with their horses during their connection. When Anush was training in Delhi, he used to ride a horse named Sonntag. While training in Germany, he rode four horses named Manni, Sir Caramello Old, which is a gelding horse (castrated male horse) born in 2007 and belongs to the Oldenburger (OLDBG) breed, Loro Piano, which is a gelding horse born in 2007 and belongs to Hanoverian (HANN) breed, and Etro, which is a stallion horse (male horse) born in 2014 and belongs to Westphalian (WESTF) breed. In an interview, Anush revealed that he feeds apples and carrots to his horse Sir Caramello Old; however, the horse’s favourite food is raspberries.
- Dressage Team event at the 19th Asian Games on 26 September 2023, riding his horse Sir Caramello Old (with Hriday Vipul Chheda, Divyakriti Singh, and Sudipti Hajela)
- Dressage Individual event at the 19th Asian Games on 28 September 2023, riding his horse Etro
- First male Indian horserider to compete in World Championships (in 2022)
- First Indian to win a gold medal in equestrian sport in Asian Games in 41 years since 1982 (in the team event in 2023)
- First individual medal winner in equestrian sport in Asian Games (in 2023)
- His mother fondly calls him Nushi.
- Anush likes to play esports, hike, swim, and go for a walk during his free time.
- He is also one of the directors in his father’s company, Frontier Warehousing Limited.
- His favourite sportsperson is Cristiano Ronaldo whom Anush admires for his work ethic and mental strength.
- He also loves dogs and owns a dog named Oblix.