Aakarshi Kashyap is an Indian badminton player. In 2019, she won a gold medal at the South Asian Games held in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal.
Aakarshi Kashyap was born on Friday, 24 August 2001 (age 21 years; as of 2022) in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She did her schooling at Delhi Public School, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh.
Aakarshi Kashyap’s childhood photo with her brother
She then attended Seth RCS Arts & Commerce College, Durg, Chhattisgarh and Hemchand Yadav University, Durg, Chhattisgarh. She did her graduation in arts. At the age of 8, she developed an interest in badminton, and her father decided to start her professional training in the game. In 2009, she joined Ravi Shankar Stadium, Durg and did her training under her coach Sanjay Mishra.
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 60 kg
Aakarshi Kashyap’s profile by the Asian Games
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
Aakarshi’s father, Sanjeev Kashyap, is a dermatologist. Her mother’s name is Amita Kashyap. She has a younger brother named Shreyash Kashyap.
Aakarshi Kashyap with her parents, grandmother, and brother
Aakarshi Kashyap with her parents
While she was in school, she participated in various inter-school badminton competitions. On 24 August 2014, she participated in the All India Ranking Tournament at Sivakasi and won her first gold. In 2016, she continued her training at Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru. At the 25th Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament (2016), she won twin crowns in U-17 and U-19 girl’s singles. She then won a bronze medal at the Asia U-15 and U-17 junior championships held in Kudus, Indonesia. She went on to win U-17 and U-19 matches in the 42nd Junior National Badminton Championship, Guwahati. One of her best matches was in January 2018 opposite Gayathri Gopichand. The match continued for 63 minutes and was held in Bengaluru. She has participated in many badminton tournaments, like Yonex Sunrise All India Senior Ranking tournament (2019), Suchitra Badminton Academy (2020), Kenya International (2020), All India Ranking tournament (2021), Uber Cup (2022), Asian Games (2022), and Commonwealth Games (2022).
Aakarshi Kashyap playing in her match
Her coach is Sanjay Mishra, and her handedness in the game is right.
- U-17 Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament (2017)
- U-19 All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament (2017)
- U-19 and U-17 42nd Junior National Badminton Championship (2017)
- U-17 Khelo Indian School Games (2017)
- Yonex-Sunrise All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament (2018)
- Yonex Sunrise All India Senior Ranking tournament (2019)
- Bulgarian International 2018
- Uganda International 2020
- U-17 Badminton Asia U17 & U15 Junior Championships (2015)
- Senior National Championship 2018
Aakarshi Kashyap with her medals and trophies
Note: As of 2022, she has won more than 50 gold medals, 22 silver medals, and 15 bronze medals in various badminton matches.
- Quote: There is only one prove of your ability- RESULT
- Her family and friends lovingly call her Tannu.
- She loves painting, listening to music, writing journals, and crafting in her leisure time.
- Aakarshi is an animal lover and has two pet dogs named Goldy and Simba.
Aakarshi Kashyap with her pet dogs
- She was appointed as the brand ambassador of Chhattisgarh in 2022.