Gagan Gowda Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Gagan Gowda is an Indian Kabaddi player who got into the limelight for his performance in the Pro Kabaddi League. He serves the position of the right raider.

Wiki/Biography

Gagan Gowda was born as ‘Gagan Raju Gowda’ on Thursday, 22 May 2003 (age 20 years; as of 2023) in Mangalore, Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He completed his schooling at the Sri Ramakrishna School in Mangalore. Gagan completed his graduation at the Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (SDM) college in Ujire, Karnataka.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 6′ 3″

Weight (approx.): 80 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 38″, Waist: 30″, Biceps: 14″

Gagan Gowda

Family

Parents & Siblings

Gagan Gowda has 2 brothers; however, there is not much information about his parents.

Wife 

Gagan Gowda is unmarried.

Kabaddi Player

In 2023, Gagan Gowda was selected by the team ‘Hampi Heroes’ in the Yuva Kabaddi Series Summer Edition which was held in Mysore. He played a total of 23 matches in which he scored 262 points and performed a total of 280 raids, and he held a raid strike rate of 93.21% and a tackle success rate of 16.67%.

Gagan Gowda (right) during a match in the Yuva Kabaddi Series Summer Edition 2023

Gagan Gowda (right) during a match in the Yuva Kabaddi Series Summer Edition 2023

After his amazing performance in the Yuva Kabaddi Series, Gagan was picked out by the Lucknow-based team ‘UP Yoddhas’ for season 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League 2023, in which Gagan was selected under the New Young Players (NYP) category. He held an overall raid strike rate of 63% in the tournament.

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Gagan Gowda (wearing a blue and red t-shirt) during a match in season 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League (2023)

Gagan Gowda (wearing a blue and red t-shirt) during a match in season 10 of the Pro Kabaddi League (2023)

Awards

Yuva Kabaddi Series – Summer Edition 2023

  • Best Raider of the Match- Yuva Kabaddi Series Summer Edition
    Gagan Gowda (extreme right) receiving the 'Best Raider of the Match' award in YKS 2023

    Gagan Gowda (extreme right) receiving the ‘Best Raider of the Match’ award in YKS 2023

  • Most Effective Raider of the Season
    Gagan Gowda as the 'Most Effective Raider' in YKS 2023

    Gagan Gowda as the ‘Most Effective Raider’ in YKS 2023

Pro Kabaddi League 2023- Season 10

  • Emerging Player of the Day
    Gagan Gowda as the 'Emerging Player of the Day' in PKL 10 (2023)

    Gagan Gowda as the ‘Emerging Player of the Day’ in PKL 10 (2023)

Bike Collection

Gagan Gowda owns 2 bikes.

Gagan Gowda posing with his first bike

Gagan Gowda posing with his first bike

Gagan Gowda posing with his second bike

Gagan Gowda posing with his second bike

Favourites

  • Holiday Destination: Thailand

Facts/Trivia

  • Gagan Gowda started his kabaddi journey when he was in the 8th standard. Alongside kabaddi, he was also playing volleyball but he was more inclined towards kabaddi which is why he pursued it as his career option.
  • He considers the kabaddi players Ajay Thakur and Anup Kumar his biggest inspiration for their hand touch and bonus skills respectively.
  • Initially, due to his height and weight, Gagan faced difficulty in qualifying for different age categories. When asked to lose weight, he got more prone to injuries which is why he missed out on 2 junior national championships.
  • In the 2023 Edition of the Yuva Kabaddi Series, Gagan scored the second-highest in the whole edition along with 16 ‘Super Raids,’ a score more than any other raider in all the 9 teams that participated in the tournament.
  • In 2023, he was named the first player to complete more than 200 raid points in the Yuva Kabaddi Series Summer Edition.
    Kabaddi 360's Instagram post dedicated to Gagan Gowda's score of 200 raid point in YKS 2023

    Kabaddi 360’s Instagram post dedicated to Gagan Gowda’s score of 200 raid point in YKS 2023

  • Gagan Gowda was number one on the list of Top 5 Raiders in the Yuva Kabaddi Series Summer Edition.
    Gagan Gowda on top of the 'Top 5 Raiders' list in YKS 2023

    Gagan Gowda on top of the ‘Top 5 Raiders’ list in YKS 2023

  • Apart from kabaddi, Gagan loves playing football when he is free from his kabaddi practice sessions.
    Gagan Gowda practicing his football skills

    Gagan Gowda practicing his football skills

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