Mithun Manjunath (Badminton player) Wiki, Age, Family, Biography & More

Mithun Manjunath is an Indian badminton player. He won the silver medal in the men’s team event at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. In 2023, he became the Indian National Badminton Champion in the men’s singles category.

Wiki/Biography

Mithun Manjunath was born on Sunday, 28 June 1998 (age 25 years; as of 2024) in Karnataka, India. His zodiac sign is Cancer. He studied at the National Institute of Open Schooling in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He then pursued a Psychology course at the Karnataka State Open University in Mysuru. Mithun is employed at the South-Eastern Railway.

A childhood picture of Mithun Manjunath

A childhood picture of Mithun Manjunath

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Weight (approx.): 65 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Mithun Manjunath, badminton player

Family

Parents & Siblings

Mithun’s father’s name is S. Manjunath. He works at a pharma company in Bengaluru. His mother, S. Veena, is a homemaker.

Career

Mithun Manjunath started playing badminton when he was five years old after seeing his parents play the game as a pastime. He then attended a beginner’s camp in Malleshwaram, Bengaluru. Mithun came from a family that didn’t have a lot of money and trained under Coach Shiva Prakash, who did not demand any fee from them. Mithun trains at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) in Bengaluru, Karnataka under Coach Sagar Chopda. In 2023, Mithun was bought by the Chennai Superstarz for Rs. 14.5 lakhs at the Grand Prix Badminton League’s (GBPL) player auction. Mithun and his teammates, consisting of Prannoy H. S., Lakshya Sen, Srikanth Kidambi, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Arjun M. R., Dhruv Kapila, and Rohan Kapoor won the silver medal at the men’s team event during the 19th Asian Games.

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Mithun Manjunath (top row, extreme right) with the Indian men's team posing with the silver medal that they won at the 19th Asian Games

Mithun Manjunath (top row, extreme right) with the Indian men’s team posing with the silver medal that they won at the 19th Asian Games

As of 2023, Mithun has won one title in the BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Tour, one title and two runners-up at the BWF International Challenge/Series. He also became the Indian National Badminton Champion in the men’s singles (seniors) category. As of 2023, he is ranked World No. 64 in the men’s singles category and is also the Indian National Badminton Champion in the men’s singles category.

Medals

Gold

  • 2020: All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
    Mithun Manjunath (right) receiving his trophy at the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament

    Mithun Manjunath (right) receiving his trophy at the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament

  • 2022: Men’s singles event at the BWF (Badminton World Federation) International Challenge, Bangladesh International.
  • 2023: men’s singles event at the 84th Indian National Badminton Championships.

Silver

  • 2018: All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament.
    Mithun Manjunath (second from right) accepting his trophy at the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament

    Mithun Manjunath (second from right) accepting his trophy at the All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament

  • 2022: Men’s singles event at the BWF World Tour, Orléans Masters.
  • 2022: Men’s singles event at the BWF India International Challenge against Meiraba Luwang Maisnam.
  • 2022: Men’s singles event at the BWF India International Challenge against Sourabh Verma.
  • 2022: 36th National Games held in Gujarat.
    Mithun Manjunath (left) posing with his silver medal at the 36th National Games

    Mithun Manjunath (left) posing with his silver medal at the 36th National Games

Bronze

  • 2017: BWF Kharkiv International Challenge.
    Mithun Manjunath (extreme right) posing with the bronze medal he won at the Kharkiv International Challenge

    Mithun Manjunath (extreme right) posing with the bronze medal he won at the Kharkiv International Challenge

  • 2018: BWF Tour Super 100, Rusian Open.

Facts/Trivia

  • Mithun Manjunath’s favourite Indian badminton player is Kidambi Srikanth.
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